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Britons who lived through the Second World War have hailed the “heroes” behind the emergency food operation helping the country get through the coronavirus crisis. As the nation celebrates VE Day, some of those old enough to remember the end of the war have spoken about their gratitude at receiving food packages as they remain completely…
Germans in Berlin are celebrating a public holiday to mark the end of the Second World War for the very first time. Normally 8 May passes without any significant attention in Germany, but for 2020 and the 75th anniversary, the city of Berlin decided to declare it a new public holiday for not only the…
Britain is commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, with people across the country marking the end of World War Two in Europe. The event coincides with the early May bank holiday – though festivities have been scaled back and changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime minister Boris Johnson said this week that the spirit of the…
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By the 1970s, Isaac Hayes had decreed that the borders of soul must open. As the genre entered a new decade, he let in love’s hysterical pain and the strange ecstasy of heartbreak. He took standards and stretched them until they wept. Love songs were now the domain of emotional calamity, and he demanded suitably…
Marriage ~and~ a baby? It's a lot to take in Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:04 Fans think Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid might be secretly engaged after he shared an image of his cryptic new tattoo online. Last week, it was revealed that the couple are expecting their first child together, a baby girl,…
Venezuela state television has aired an apparent confession by a former US solider claiming he was hired to help “Venezuelans take back control of their country." Luke Denman, one of 13 people arrested by Venezuelan authorities on Monday, said in the video that he and fellow US citizen Airan Berry had been contracted by a Florida…
At the peak of Euro 96, as England joyously swept the Netherlands away, Darren Anderton was struck by something else about the occasion. It was one of those rare performances when a team were playing so well in a big game that he could actually stand back and savour it. The feel. The fans. The…
Black men and women are almost twice as likely to die from coronavirus when compared to white people, a new analysis by the Office for National Statistics has found. The study, published today, shows that after accounting for age, wealth and factors such as disability, the risk of death for black men and women who…