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Love Island fans change Dennon Lewis’ Wik 上海品茶工作室i page to include ‘missionary with Maura’ to describe his football position

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LOVE Island fans have changed Dennon Lewis’ Wikipedia page to describe his playing position as “missionary ,上海品茶工作室Jordan,with Maura”.

The footballer entered Casa Amor last night and the Irish grid girl made a beeline for him – and his followers wasted no time in updating the online information about him.

The cheeky pranksters also added that hunky striker was “on loan” to Casa Amor in the section about his career.

During last night’s show Maura ,上海品茶QQLennon,made her intentions clear for Dennon as soon as she saw him, purring “Hello Dennon”.

After taking a good look at all the lads, Maura exclaimed: “I’m ecstatic to be honest.”

She vowed to “jump” on the eligible bachelors joining the show — insisting she doesn’t miss lying ex Tom Walker.

The 28-year-old had lashed out at the male model after discovering that he called her “cringey” and “attention-seeking”.

Maura insisted she had no intentions of taking the Leeds lad back after his behaviour. She said last night: “I was never going to give him another chance, so romantically not sad to see him go.”

Love Island recap – Catch up on all the action from episode 23 of 2019 series

Firefight 上海品茶工作室ers save dog left in boiling car with no windows open

Firefighters were forced to break into a boiling car and rescue a dog after owners left him alone with no windows open in a supermarket car park.

Cockapoo Bertie was left in direct sunlight on the roof level of a multi-storey car park, as temperatures rose to a sweltering 30°C on Friday.

Officials were forced to step in after Waitrose staff, at Saffron Walden, in Essex,上海品茶QQConnor,, couldn’t find the owner who was shopping in the store.

The firefighters said little Bertie was found ‘in distress due to the intense heat’ and have informed police over the incident.

They added the little dog was lucky to be alive, as had they not been alerted by supermarket staff, he wouldn’t have survived.

Charity DogsTrust warns pets can die in just 20 minutes if left in a hot car, even if the windows are left open.

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Saffron Walden Fire Station is now urging pet owners to keep their animals’ safety and welfare in mind, as the UK sees its hottest day of the year today.

Firefighters also thanked Waitrose staff for trying to find Bertie’s owner and giving him water after he was rescued.

In the Facebook post they wrote: ‘Today we rescued a Cokerpoo [sic] Dog called Bertie from the top deck of Waitrose multi story park car in SW by breaking a window to release him.

‘The dog was in distress due to the intense heat within a parked car in direct sunlight with no open windows. Please always keep your pet’s welfare and safety in mind particularly during this hot spell.

‘With the recent high profile incident in Saffron Walden we are surprised the message is still not getting through when it comes to leaving children and pets in hot vehicles.

‘Thankfully Bertie survived to tell the tale! We thank Waitrose staff for their support with trying to help locate the owner and for providing much needed water for Bertie.

‘The incident has been rep,上海品茶工作室Selim,orted to Essex Police.’

30 TV shows that jumped the shark: From Heroes and Community t Jonathano The Brady Bunch and Smallville

On the 20 September 1977, families acrossthe United States tuned into their TV sets ready to watch the latest episode of Happy Days.

The episode was billed as an audacious andthrillingpiece oftelevision:the coolest character around, Henry Winkler’sFonzie, wearing a leather jacket and shorts,was going to waterski over a shark.

What transpired was ultimately a desperate grab for attention, with the writers having seemingly run out of ideas.Critics soon started bitingand the phrase “jump the shark” quickly becameshorthand for a show attempting to promote itself with an unsuccessful, clammygimmick.

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Over the years, theidiom has come to mean something else, withmost critics usingit to describe a television showthat hasgenerally dropped inquality.

With this in mind, The Independent looks at 30 television shows that have “jumped the shark” over the years, ranging from comedy classics (The Simpsons, Seinfeld) to reality TV shows (Big Brother, Gogglebox). Click through the gallery below to see all our choices.

Read our choice for the 37 best cliffhangers in TV history here.

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By all means di Jassirsagree with Jeremy Corbyn, but anonymous slurs about his health are no way to do it

The worst reason for thinking Jeremy Corbyn would be a bad prime minister is that he is too old. If senior civil servants think his policy on Brexit makes no sense, or that abolishing tuition fees is a handout to the middle classes, or that his foreign policy would embolden dictators, these are important questions that should be discussed.

But suggesting anonymously that Corbyn is “too ill” to be prime minister, as a “senior civil servant” is quoted as saying in today’s Times, is quite wrong. I did not agree with the BBC suggesting without evidence that Gordon Brown took antidepressants in 2009, and I do not agree with civil servants – or anyone else – claiming without evidence that Corbyn is “too frail” and “losing his memory”.

It is legitimate to point out that Corbyn is older than Michael Foot was at the 1983 election, and that he would be, at 72, the oldest prime minister on first taking office if he won the 2022 election. But he would still be five years younger, and less pickled in alcohol, than Churchill was when he began his second term in 1951 at the age of 77. Churchill certainly was, as Roy Jenkins put it, gloriously unfit for office; and officials covered up a stroke he suffered in 1953.

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Age is a factor, if only for the actuarial reason that health problems are more likely among the older holders of high-pressure jobs. I thought it was relevant, for example, that Joe Biden, 76, seemed slow and confused in the Democratic candidates’ debate this week.

And it is true that, in the past, Corbyn’s people have not helped him by implying he is a weak old man who needs to be protected from his political enemies. Three years ago, a “senior Labour source” told the press they had refused to let Tom Watson, deputy Labour leader, talk privately to Corbyn because he might “jab his finger at him”. This source, “close to the embattled leader”, was quoted as saying: “We are not letting that happen. He’s a 70-year-old man. [He was 67 at the time.] We have a duty of care.”

I find what Corbyn says about Brexit in particular cloudy, confused and contradictory, but I think that reflects the political tensions in the Labour Party rather than any mental incapacity.

Indeed, today’s Times report sheds more light on the conflict o,上海品茶QQSuleyman,ver Brexit policy in Corbyn’s office than it does on the Labour leader’s state of health. It includes a striking vignette of a “small meeting” after the European elections, when the Liberal Democrats outpolled Labour not just nationally but in Corbyn’s own patch, Islington, after his aides had spent the campaign focused on the threat to Labour nationally from the Brexit Party.

Corbyn suggested in this meeting that the party should throw its weight behind a second referendum. At which, according to the Times’source, Karie Murphy, his chief of staff, “screamed” at him: “We’re not doing that, we’re not selling out our class.”

I cannot vouch for the specifics – and a Labour spokesperson deniesthe next bit, that Corbyn “sat back terrified” – but this is certainly the way the leader’s inner circle think, and it is a reminder of just how peculiar their politics is.

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Yet, although the way the Corbyn clique argue for their positions by reference to class analysis is familiar only to those of us who collected the literature of tiny Marxist sects at Labour conferences in the mid-1980s, I think the true story of the split in the leader’s office over Brexit is one of conventional politics.

Corbyn finds himself in the traditional position of a party leader, “trying to find a common position that people can row behind in the next few weeks”, as his spokesperson put it this week. He is trying to bridge the gap between the Lexit (left-wing Brexit) position of Murphy and Len McCluskey, the leader of Unite, Labour’s biggest union affiliate, and the pragmatism of John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor.

Both sides argue their case from electoral advantage: McDonnell argues that the party must come out in favour of staying in the EU to win back votes lost to the Lib Dems, Greens and nationalists; the Lexiteers say that such a shift would lose more votes of working-class Leavers than it would gain from middle-class Islingtonites. I am sure both sides still think the EU is a capitalist conspiracy, but this is an argument about tactics, not principle.

Corbyn, I think, leans to the McDonnell view but wants to bring Murphy and McCluskey with him. If he sounds incoherent there is no need for tasteless speculation about his faculties – his attempt to keep his inner team together is a perfectly adequate explanation.

There is a big debate raging over Labour’s Brexit policy. How should the party justify going back on its promise to respect the result of the 2016 referendum? What format of new referendum should Labour advocate? Does the party expect the new prime minister to fail to take the country out of the EU? Would Labour support a caretaker Tory prime minister who was willing to ask the EU for an extension as a last resort to prevent a no-deal Brexit?

These are more important questions than speculating without evidence about Corbyn’s health.

Cricket World Cup brawl erupts as mob of fans ‘attack P Chazakistan supporter’ in Leeds

Shocking video posted on Twitter shows fans using metal gates, bottles and flag poles as weapons as they pile into a huge fight outside the Yorkshire Cricket Club, in Headingley.

The rivalry between Pakistan and Afghanistan is one of the most intense in the cricket world.

The tw,上海品茶QQEdith,o countries’ long-standing political differences occasionally play out on the pitch when the national go head to head.

And the latest fight shows the bitterness between rival supporters hasn’t calmed down.

GATES: Fans used gates, bottles and flag poles to attack each other (Pic: TWITTER@DanyalGilani)

RIVALRY: Pakistan and Afghanistan have a long-standing rivalry (Pic: TWITTER@DanyalGilani)

DENIAL: One Twitter user said the fight was not to do with simmering fan tension (Pic: TWITTER@DanyalGilani)

“Awesome, show these dallkhors to not f**k with Afghans,” wrote one person.

Another commented: “Such a thankless nation. We should kick the out of Pakistan.”

However, at least one person denied the fight was as simple as fan rivalry.

One Twitter user posted: “Plz don’t spread fake & false news, the fight outside the stadium wasn’t between Pakistanis & Afghans. It was all about th,上海品茶工作室Tomas,e tickets & personal matter. I was there. The guy sold them the used tickets.”

Kieran Tierney escaping Arsenal interest as Scott Brown keeps an eye on Celtic 上海品茶会所 star

Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney have been retreating to the Alpine mountains amid Arsenal’s so-far fruitless quest to track down the Celtic left-back.

The Gunners want the 22-year-old this summer but have yet to get anywhere near prompting the Premiership champions to consider a sale.

Tierney is recovering from a double hernia operation and is being eased back into action at the club’s pre-season training camp in Austria.

He and Brown have been using downtime to “get away from everyone” as the skipper keeps an eye on the young defender amid the intense transfer scrutiny.

Football talk, Brown reveals, is strictly forbidden.

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He said: “We’ve been going away on our bikes but we’ve stuck to the non-football chat.

“We just get away from everyone and get lost up the mountains. We take the satnav, otherwise we’d end up cycling down the motorway!

“He’s just back trying to build fitness, we room together so it’s been great.

“The talk is part and parcel of the game. Kieran’s been linked with clubs, so has Callum McGregor and James Forrest has been through it. That’s what happens when you are a top,上海品茶会所Ethan, quality player.

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“They have the ability to do what they want but they are Celtic players and I’m looking forward to starting the season alongside them.

“We’ll see what happens in the next couple of weeks.”

The club brought in Christopher Jullien on Friday before Luca Connell followed on Saturday, both on four-year deals.

But David Turnbull is the one that got away after a knee issue flagged up during the midfielder’s Celtic medical scuppered his chances of a move.

And Brown added: “I’m gutted for him. I met him at the training ground and know he was looking forward to coming.

“He seems a great lad. You can never say never, hopefully he’ll keep developing and it could happen for him in the future.

“But you’ve got to feel for the lad, especially after the clubs agreed the deal

“It’s the hardest thing in the world for him right now because he’s probably been looking forward to the season and thinking about trying to get in the team.

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“He’s been here, there and everywhere but,上海品茶工作室Amelia, I am sure he’ll enjoy being at Motherwell with the lads who have brought him through.

“When you’re that age you don’t think too much. It’s like playing football with your mates who came through at the same time.

“Motherwell is a young team so it will be good for him and hopefully he can eventually pick up the way he finished last season.

“I’ll be looking forward to playing against him.”

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Tottenham transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino revea 上海品茶QQls he does not have final say on targets

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he does not have a final say on Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer targets.

The Argentine guided Spurs to the Champions League final last term, despite failing to sign a player in the previous two transfer windows.

And Pochettinohas admitted he looks on in envy of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp due to their increased control over transfers.

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“At Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, there’s not the freedom that Pep [Guardiola] and [Jurgen] Klopp have at Manchester City and Liverpool,” Pochettino toldSpanish broadcaster TV3.

“Pep has total control of the plan at City. It’s a different model at Tottenham and other clubs.

“Selling players, deciding and offering contracts, buying players – it depends solely on the manager, in the case of Pep or Klopp.

“Things aren’t the same at other clubs [like Tottenham].”

Pochettino admits he does not have a final say on transfers (REUTERS)

Spurs are expected to make their first signing since January 2018 with Jack Clarke set to arrive from Leeds.

The 18-year-old will cost £10m and has already completed his medical.

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Man Utd boss Solskjae Jonathanr celebrates £50m transfer of Wan-Bissaka by shopping at local supermarket prior to pre-season

OLE GUNNAR Solskjaer celebrates the £50m signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka by doing some spending of his own – at the local supermarket.

Manchester United manager Solskjaer popped to the shops to grab some essentials in Cheshire as the final details were thrashed out on the club’s new arrival.

Crystal Palace right-back Wan-Bissaka has signed for United on a five-year deal, and joins £18m Swansea winger Dan James as Solskjaer’s second new recruit.

But while United’s executive vice-chairman was putting the finishing touches to the big deal, Solskjaer had to pop out to the shops.

He was spotted at a Cheshire supermarket on Friday evening with a bag of groceries, which he put in the back of his Volvo.

Solskjaer, 46, returned from his summer holiday back in his homeland Norway early to prepare for pre-season training, which begins on Monday.

He still owns a home,上海品茶会所Evan, on the small island Kristiansund, which is famous for salted codfish, and regularly returns with his wife Silje.

United’s stars are due to return to the club for pre-season on Monday July 1, before setting off for Australia a week after their initial training session.

The club’s pre-season schedule sees them fly to Australia for a friendly against Perth Glory on Saturday 13 July before facing old foes Leeds United on Wednesday July 17.

At the end of the season Solskjaer warned his players they would need to be ready for the start of pre-season or could face missing out on their tour o,上海品茶工作室Tomas,f the Far East.

Wan–Bissaka and James will join their new team-mates next week, after the Palace defender’s move was confirmed on Saturday.

United manager Solskjaer said: “Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League.

UK sends largest Royal Navy presence to Baltic Sea in over 100 years in show of power to Chaz Russia

As Vladimir Putin was declaring tha,上海品茶工作室amantha,t Western liberal democracy was obsolete, a major military exercise was taking place in the Baltic with the aim of ensuring that the Russian president’s vision of a new order was not imposed through force.

Over 4,000 service personnel and 44 ships from seven different countries in the British-led Joint Expeditionary Force(JEF) are taking part in the mission in Lithuania close to Moscow’s exclave in Kaliningrad.

The exercise, which sees the largest presence of the Royal Navy in the Baltic Sea for more than a century, is the latest in a series by Western forces in eastern and northern Europe and has drawn repeated accusations from the Kremlin of deliberate acts of provocation.

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The UK is viewed as particularly keen to ensure a strong message is sent to Russia at a time when relations between the two countries are at their lowest ebb since the Cold War, following the chemical agent attack in Salisbury.

Theresa May, meeting Mr Putin in Osaka for the G20 summit, the first time official face-to-face since the novichok attack, had publicly demanded the extradition of the two GRU Russian military intelligence officers accused over thepoisoning and also, at a private meeting,condemned him for his views on liberalism and tolerance.

The JEFis not a Nato mission, with Sweden and Finland both non-members of the Alliance.

Itsair, land and marine components can be deployed anywhere in the world but the focus for the foreseeable future would be the Baltic.

Speaking on board the Royal Navy ship HMS Albion, taking part in the Operation Baltic Protector, Britain’s Defence Secretary warned of the rising military and political challenge posed by the Kremlin.

“Russia is becoming more assertive, we see her deploying more forces and new weapons and we can imagine scenarios that may play out in future. So it is important and right that we stand together with our allies” said Penny Mordaunt.

“What we have seen here is the largest Royal Navy deployment in the Baltic Sea for more than a hundred years.

“That gives us an adaptable force, the ability to deploy more than 10,000 people on the whole variety of missions, independently or as part of Nato operations … we have shifted our budgets to be more focused on the region.”

Penny Mordaunt says she wants to ‘keep the country safe and look after our armed forces’ when asked if she’ll resign

Responding to Mr Putin’s claims about the supposed demise of liberal democratic values, Ms Mordaunt said: “We need to defend our democratic values. These provide us with the basis of society like freedom, the rule of law, property rights. This is why an international rules-based order is so important.

“However, we also have to accept that there are countries which have different values and we need to engage with them. We hope that Russia will change its ways.”

Raimundas Karoblis, Lithuania’s Defence Minister commented:“We have repeatedly seen Russian aggression and how they view international laws. This meeting is an excellent example of solidarity and unity. We are especially pleased that this meeting is taking place in Lithuania.

“We are sendi,上海品茶微信Jordan,ng a clear message with this exercise … We aim to show that we have ways to respond to security challenges. These Joint Expeditionary Forces are a quick response tool that we need to address the emerging threats.”

The Russian threat was not just overt military action, Mr Karoblis held, but also widely covert, with the use of hybrid operations such as cyber attacks and propaganda.

“This is something we are very concerned about and we have measures to counter things such as cyber attacks” he said.

The Defence Minister rejected Mr Putin’s assertion about the fall of liberal values.

“Just look at the state of the Russian economy, it is in a pretty bad way and people are unhappy, so I don’t see how his values are working,” he said.

Speaking in neighbouring Latvia, Defence Minister Artis Pabriks wanted to stress the need for the West to recognise the threat posed by the Kremlin.

“Being a border country, we have been facing Russian aeroplanes, Russian ships next to our border, daily. Of course, they are also interfering from time to time, as far as political events happening in our country “ he said.

Theresa May looks completely unimpressed as she meets Vladimir Putin at G20

“Andwhat is happening in the Balticsyoucan consider as a litmus test for Russian hybridagainst many other western nations … the elections in the US or in France, or Brexit … Or elections to the European parliament, because their purpose is to create a larger influence in global world by diminishingthe opponent’s power.”

As well as Britain and Lithuania,Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland and Sweden are taking part in Operation Baltic Protector.

The UK is also heading an international Nato battalion in Estonia and has deployed around 900 troops in this country.

Around 120 British troops with an Apache helicopter also took part in a separate international military land force exercise, Iron Wolf, which recently ended in Lithuania.

Tyson Fury reveals he IGNORED coach and close friend Ben Davison during Las Vegas demolit 上海品茶会所ion job on Tom Schwarz

TYSON FURY has revealed he IGNORED his coach Ben Davison during his hammering of Tom Schwarz.

The Gypsy King stopped the previously undefeated German in the second round of their fight in Las Vegas.

Davison has been heralded for the work he has done with Fury, getting the heavyweight back to elite level boxing.

But the man himself admitted his desire for a knockout in America meant he did his own thing in the ring at Madison Square Garden.

Speaking to iFL TV, the former world champ said: “Do you want to know the truth from that boxing match? I didn’t do a th,上海品茶工作室Malcolm,ing Ben told me to do.

“Ben wanted me to go out and box for six or seven rounds and let him tire. I didn’t, I didn’t want to. I wanted a knockout in America.

“If I’ve ever gone out to look for a knockout in my mind, I’ve never not got one.

“But for some reason I wanted to knock Schwarz out and make a statement in America, and put on a show because that’s what they like.

“The American love a knockout. They don’t care how when or why but they love a knockout.

“Everyone was telling me they love a knockout, and there’s me thinking ‘I don’t have that knockout style’.

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“So I said I am going to get him out of there quick. I said it’s going to be either him or me because this is America and everyone wants to see an explosive performance.

“I got a good victory and my plan worked. Job done in and out.”

It was a dazzling performance from Fury who loo,上海品茶微信Marisol,ks set to get the rematch against Deontay Wilder next year.

The two fought a contentious draw in December, with most believing Fury had done enough to win the WBC strap.

And if he uses similar speed and sublime head and body movement he showed against Schwarz, he could well be the favourite to get revenge.

Fury showed Matrix-like moves as he dodged a vicious seven-punch combo thrown by the German in the second round.

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