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Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes sends touching message to Marcus Rashford after England miss

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has sent a touching message to Marcus Rashford after his penalty shootout miss for England on Sunday night. The 23-year-old fluffed his lines from 12 yards as Gareth Southgate’s side lost to Italy at Wembley. But the footballing world, rightly, have rallied round him in the short time since. 

England took the lead against Italy through Luke Shaw, only for Leonardo Bonucci to equalise and then force extra time and penalties.

Then, in the shootout, Rashford missed his effort.

The England international’s shot hit the post, with Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka also missing as England lost out on the chance to win a first major tournament since 1966.

After the incident, loathsome trolls on social media bombarded all three players with racist abuse. But the footballing world has been quick to support the trio, who helped the nation dare to dream this summer.

And Fernandes, who plays alongside Rashford at United, has now sent a touching message of support.

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“I’ve always backed myself for a penalty, but something didn’t feel quite right.

“During the long run-up I was saving myself a bit of time and unfortunately the result was not what I wanted.

“I felt as though I had let my team-mates down. I felt as if I’d let everyone down.

“A penalty was all I’d been asked to contribute for the team. I can score penalties in my sleep, so why not that one?

“It’s been playing in my head over and over since I struck the ball and there’s probably not a word to quite describe how it feels.

“Final. 55 years. 1 penalty. History. All I can say is sorry. I wish it had of gone differently.”

Both Southgate and the FA has condemned the racist abuse Rashford, Sancho and Saka have received over the past 48 hours.

Southgate said: “It’s just not what we stand for.

“We have been a beacon of light in bringing people together, in people being able to relate to the national team, and the national team stands for everybody and so that togetherness has to continue.

“We have shown the power our country has when it does come together and has that energy and positivity together.

“It’s my decision who takes the penalties, it’s not a case of players not volunteering or more experienced players backing out.”

The FA also insisted anybody responsible is not welcome in football.

“We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team,” they said.

“We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible.

“We will continue to do everything we can to stamp discrimination out of the game, but we implore government to act quickly and bring in the appropriate legislation so this abuse has real life consequences.

“Social media companies need to step up and take accountability and action to ban abusers from their platforms, gather evidence that can lead to prosecution and support making their platforms free from this type of abhorrent abuse.”

Prince Charles pays a touching new tribute to Prince Philip in new project with Camilla

The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room launches its next season on Monday with her husband selecting the first five books. The Instagram page features recommendations alongside exclusive interviews with authors and promotes Camilla’s work with the National Literacy Trust. The charity works with schools to help disadvantaged children improve and develop reading skills. All of Charles’ book selections hold personal meaning to him, but one, in particular, has a special connection to his father.

Each day next week, Camilla will post one of her husband’s selections, starting with Along The Enchanted Way, written by Charles’ friend William Blacker, an architectural conservationist who lives in Romania.

The second book is by another friend Jonathan Dimbleby, who previously wrote Charles’ 1994 biography, The Prince of Wales: An Intimate Portrait. For the book club,

Charles has chosen Dimbleby’s World War 2 history, The Battle Of The Atlantic. The author has written a series of books on the global conflict, including 2021’s Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost The War, but the Prince of Wales’ choice focusses on the critical role the navy played in allowing the Allies to keep fighting the war on so many fronts.

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In 2011, The Queen appointed Prince Philip Lord High Admiral on his 90th birthday. It was a largely ceremonial honour but senior military figures confirmed over the years that he would have attained the highest positions on his own merits had he been able to stay in active service.

Prince Philip’s World War 2 record was evidence of a fast-rising young officer who was destined for greatness. He graduated from Dartmouth military College in 1940 at the top of his class and was appointed midshipman on the HMS Ramilies in the Indian Ocean, tasked with protecting Australian vessels.

It was his transferal to the Mediterranean fleet, however, that saw his career progress as he stepped up as sub-lieutenant of the battleship HMS Valiant. During the Battle of Cape Matapan from March 27-29, 1941, Philip controlled the ship’s searchlights and was highly commended.

Two swift promotions the following year were justified when his quick thinking saved an entire ship from destruction under enemy fire.

In 1942, Philip was transferred to the HMS Wallace, a smaller flotilla vessel, where he was promoted to lieutenant and then first lieutenant, one of the youngest on the Royal Navy.

The Wallace took part in the 1943 invasion of Sicily where it came under heavy bomber fire during a nighttime raid. Philip launched a raft laden with smoke floats. The canisters emitted a wall of smoke and floated away from the Wallace, allowing it to sail away unscathed.

The prince’s final deployment saw him transferred nack to the Pacific Fleet, onboard the HMS Whelp.

Following the war, Philip was an instructor at the HMS Royal Arthur, the Petty Officer school in Wiltshire, before being posted to Malta with his new wife in 1949. On July 16, 1950, Philip was given the rank of lieutenant commander and his own ship, The HMS Magpie.

The time in Malta was reputedly one of the happiest periods for both Philip and Elizabeth. He was able to pursue his own career and she was able to enjoy a relatively anonymous and non-royal life as an officer’s wife.

The failing health of George VI recalled the couple back to royal duties, first to undertake a royal tour of Canada and then to sit on the Privy Council. Philip’s active military career was officially over. 

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Boy's touching plea leads to magical Spitfire flight 'I want to see my grandad smile'

So he sent a heartfelt letter to airfields and private Spitfire owners across the country last summer, asking if anyone could secure him a flight in the classic aircraft. Harrison had written: “It breaks my heart to see him so sad. When we are together now I can tell that he doesn’t have the same amount of fun and his mind is always thinking about Nanny.
“I want him to smile again. The only time he seems happy is when we are talking about the RAF and the Second World War, and so I am trying to find someone that could help me get him up in a Spitfire. His dad was a mechanic in the war but was discharged because of shell shock.”

Staff at the Spitfire Academy, based at Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex, were so touched by the appeal that not only did they agree to take Malcolm up in a Spitfire for his birthday but, as a special surprise, they offered to take Harrison up at the same time in a 1940s Harvard.

Harrison, from Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, only found out he would be joining his grandad just before the flight from the West Sussex airfield yesterday.

He said: “I was so surprised, it was such an amazing experience. We did a barrel roll, a dive and we did a loop the loop. When I was upside down, it was the best feeling in the world.”

Of his Spitfire flight, Malcolm said: “It was a wonderful experience. I felt fantastic. It is something you have got to experience. To see what that plane can do is just astounding.

“The pilot let me take over the controls and I saw how it could move from left and right. I will always remember it.”

Malcolm, from Hampton, Greater London, has been married to Sandra for 57 years. He was deeply touched by the lengths his grandson went in order to cheer him up.

He said: “He is an amazing grandson. It is unbelievable, he is very persistent.

“There’s nothing better that I could have received than a chance to go up in a Spitfire.”

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How to remove ear wax blockage FAST – without touching a cotton bud

Over-the-counter

For some, the quickest solution is a trip to the local pharmacy.

They hold products such as treated ear drops which break up and flush out the wax.

The choice is often between water or oil-based versions, and people should consult with a pharmacist to see which is best for them.

Anyone with a damaged eardrum should avoid this option, however.

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Little Mix pay tribute to Jesy Nelson in touching Brit Awards speech – 'We're proud'

Little Mix are now officially the Best British Group for the first time after winning the gong at the Brit Awards this week. Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards excitedly got on stage to accept their trophy live on ITV last night.
When the trio arrived at the microphone their excitement was palpable.

They screamed: “Guys, we have just made history!”

“We have been together for 10 years… it’s been the best years of our lives. We have gone through so much. We’ve had so much fun, made so many beautiful memories.”

Moving on to giving thanks for their award, they said: “We want to start by thanking our incredible fans, of course, Jesy and our amazing team.”

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Continuing their speech, the band said: “It’s not easy being a female in the UK pop industry.

“We’ve seen the white male dominance, misogyny, sexism and lack of diversity.

“We’re proud of how we’ve stuck together, stood our ground, surrounded ourselves with strong women and are now using our voices more than ever.”

As the group had alluded to, Little Mix are the first girl group to win the Best British Group award.

The band’s speech was particularly touching considering their former bandmate, Jesy, quit the band late last year.

At the time, Jesy quit the band as it had taken a “toll on her mental health”.

The singer was victim to a number of online troll attacks, leaving her feeling as if she couldn’t remain in the band.

Last week, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie spoke out for the first time about their bandmate’s exit.

Speaking to Roman Kemp on Capital Radio, Jade said: “I think, you know, if someone’s heart isn’t in it anymore and they don’t want to do it, we would never… we’re never going to force each other to do anything we don’t want to do, and we supported that decision.

Perrie added: “Of course,” before Jade went on: “And yeah, it is, it was very strange thinking about doing this as a three but we weren’t ready to give it up.”

Jade went on: “Yeah, so we support whatever Jesy’s decision is, and that’s that really!”

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One Direction: Harry Styles played a touching role in his mother's wedding

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Harry’s mother, Anne, tied the knot with her new husband, Robin Twist, in the summer of 2013.

She has always supported Harry and his illustrious career and was excited to have the star say a few words at a restaurant in Chesire to roughly 100 people after the nuptials.

Speaking about the speech’s content, Harry revealed how he didn’t want it to feel cliche.

He said: “When everyone thought it was going to be really emotional, I pulled the rug from under everyone’s feet and injected a bit of humour. It seemed to go well.”

Christopher Lloyd shares touching letter from Back to the Future fan ‘Words that moved me’

Christopher Lloyd is best known for playing Doc Brown opposite Michael J Fox’s Marty McFly in the iconic Back to the Future trilogy. Now, over 30 years later and those time travel adventures remain as popular as ever. In fact, today Lloyd proved this by sharing a touching letter from a Japanese fan who had seen the movies for the first time.
Lloyd wrote on his Instagram: “My fans have always been the greatest in the world. Over the years I have received the kindest and most inspiring messages from you.

“This is a great example. Kai Ito from Japan, if you follow me please comment and message me!

“These words are so thoughtful, and they really moved me. Thank you and of course…”Your future is whatever you make it!”

The 82-year-old’s message accompanied a picture of the handwritten letter he’d received from the fan.

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Back to the Future fans will remember the 1985 scene where Jennifer presented Doc with the fax from 2015 saying future Marty had been fired.

Since the teenager hadn’t accepted Needles’ challenge to a race, he didn’t crash and break his hand. So Marty had changed his future and the fax’s message was erased.

Hence the Doc saying that the future hasn’t happened yet, so aim to make yours a good one.

Meanwhile, the first Back to the Future movie has been adapted into a stage musical.

Having first played in Manchester before the pandemic, Back to the Future the musical is now heading to London’s West End.

The theatrical performance has been brought to the stage by the franchise’s creators, Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis.

While original composer Alan Silvestri’s music is included, alongside songs from the movie like The Power of Love and Back in Time.

Back to the Future: The Musical opens at the Adelphi Theatre on August 20, 2021.

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DMX Mourned By Ex-Wife Tashera Simmons With Touching Tribute: ‘Everything We Went Through Was Necessary’

Tashera Simmons posted a poignant tribute to her late ex-husband DMX on her 50th birthday, remembering the good times with her ‘best friend.’

DMX[1]‘s ex-wife, Tashera Simmons[2], paid tribute to her “best friend” and “mentor” on Instagram one day after the rapper tragically passed away[3] at the age of 50. What should have been a happy celebration — her own 50th birthday — became a day of mourning for Tashera, who shares four kids with the late “Party Up” artist. She honored DMX with a beautiful montage of old family photos and a heartfelt message.

“Happy 50th birthday to me,” Tashera wrote in the caption, using the crying and broken heart emoji. Her poignant video was about the triumphs and hardships she’s faced in the first 50 years of her life, which now includes the death of DMX[4]. Now, I also celebrate my ex-husband, my best friend, my spiritual partner, my mentor,” Tashera says in the video over photos of their 1999 wedding and more sweet moments.

“I also thank god for his life, and his peace, and his journey, and his life lessons that [were] passed on, and will live on for generations,” she added. In her caption, Tashera wrote that she was “crying” and experiencing a “rollercoaster of emotions” on her birthday. “I couldn’t bring myself to just celebrate and close the last 50yrs of my life with out celebrating the life of one of the most important person in the world to me, my ex-husband,” she wrote.

“I am so grateful to God and Honored from the bottom of my heart, for the opportunity while on this journey called life to join hands in marriage with a true disciple and Angel of God to do life with when we did,” she continued. “Everything we went through was necessary. It made me the women I am today.” Tashera and DMX (real name Earl Simmons) divorced in 2004 and are the parents of four kids[5] together: Xavier, 28, Tacoma, 21, Sean, 18, and Praise Mary Ella, 15.

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DMX gives then-wife Tashera Simmons a kiss on the cheek outside a NY courthouse, 7/23/04 (Shutterstock)

DMX died[6] on April 9 after suffering a heart attack one week prior at his home in White Plains, New York. “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” DMX’s family said in a statement. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time.”

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  2. ^ Tashera Simmons (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ passed away (hollywoodlife.com)
  4. ^ death of DMX (hollywoodlife.com)
  5. ^ parents of four kids (hollywoodlife.com)
  6. ^ DMX died (hollywoodlife.com)

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Prince Charles Speaks Somberly About ‘Dear Papa’ Prince Philip In Touching Tribute: ‘I Miss Him Enormously’

Just a day after the passing of Prince Philip at age 99, Prince Charles described his dad as ‘a very special person’ in an emotional televised statement.

Prince Charles[1], 72, is heartbroken over the loss of his father Prince Philip[2]. “I particularly wanted to say that my father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to The Queen, to my family and to the country, but also to the whole of the Commonwealth,” Charles said outside of his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire on Saturday, April 10. “As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously,” he added.

He spoke somberly as he addressed media, wearing a navy blue suit, light purple shirt and burgundy tie. Charles went on to reflect about his “dear papa[3],” who was also formally known as the Duke of Edinburgh upon his 1947 wedding[4] to wife Queen Elizabeth[5], 94. “My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that,” Charles said of his dad, who was 99 years old when he passed.

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Prince Philip is seen with his eldest son Prince Charles. (Shutterstock)

“He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth[6], who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow,” he went on. “It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time. Thank you,” he concluded the touching tribute before heading back into his home.

Philip’s recent hospitalization — which involved heart surgery — has been particularly difficult on eldest son Charles. The usually stoic Prince of Wales was seen wiping tears from his eyes as he left King Edward VII Hospital in London[7] on February 20. At the time, Philip was admitted as a “precautionary measure.” He was later released from hospital on March 16, and photographed in a vehicle headed back to Windsor Castle. Sadly, the Queen’s husband of 72 years — who is also the father of Charles’ siblings Princess Anne, 70, Prince Andrew, 61, and Prince Edward, 57 — passed away on Friday, April 9.

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Prince Charles is seen with his father, the late Prince Philip, and mother, Queen Elizabeth. (Shutterstock)

“It is with deep sorrow that her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” a statement from the palace said, confirming his passing. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Palace. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family will join people around the world in mourning his loss[8].”

BBC reports that Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on April 17 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will include a maximum number of 30 attendees — which also includes his grandson[9] Prince Harry[10], 36, who is living in California. The appearance will mark Harry’s first visit to the United Kingdom since his controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey[11]. His pregnant wife Meghan Markle[12], 39, will remain at home in Montecito.

“I can confirm that the Duke of Sussex will be attending his grandfather’s funeral and will be following COVID-19 protocols for travel to and from the U.K. as well as during his time in the country,” a representative confirmed to HollywoodLife. “The Duchess has made every effort to travel alongside the Duke, but unfortunately, she did not receive medical clearance from her physician,” they also said. It’s unclear of their 1-year-old son Archie would travel with Harry to the memorial.

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  2. ^ Prince Philip (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ dear papa (hollywoodlife.com)
  4. ^ 1947 wedding (hollywoodlife.com)
  5. ^ Queen Elizabeth (hollywoodlife.com)
  6. ^ the Commonwealth (hollywoodlife.com)
  7. ^ King Edward VII Hospital in London (hollywoodlife.com)
  8. ^ mourning his loss (hollywoodlife.com)
  9. ^ includes his grandson (hollywoodlife.com)
  10. ^ Prince Harry (hollywoodlife.com)
  11. ^ Oprah Winfrey (hollywoodlife.com)
  12. ^ Meghan Markle (hollywoodlife.com)

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