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Yvette Fielding says she was assaulted by Rolf Harris on Blue Peter and left alone with Jimmy Savile | Ents & Arts News

Blue Peter's youngest ever presenter has claimed disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris sexually assaulted her when she was a teenage host of the children's show.Yvette Fielding, who joined the long-running BBC programme aged 18, told the Sun newspaper how the paedophile predator squeezed and patted her bottom after finding herself alone with him in a TV studio. The now 55-year-old also recalled an uncomfortable experience with "grotesque" Jimmy Savile, who was later revealed to be one of Britain's most prolific sex…

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Northern Lights could be visible in the UK again in a matter of weeks | Science & Tech News

The Northern Lights could light up our skies again as early as next month.Skies over the UK turned pink and green last weekend as the Northern Lights produced incredible displays for skygazers. The spectacle came after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the US issued its first severe solar storm warning since 2005 as a series of solar flares combined to form a huge burst of solar plasma."We had a quite enormous sunspot, about 15 times the size…

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UK weather: Thunderstorm warning for southwest England and Wales today | UK News

A thunderstorm warning has been issued by the Met Office for parts of England and Wales today.The yellow weather warning is in place from 1pm until 8pm on Saturday, with sudden flooding and disruption expected in places, as well as difficult driving conditions. It covers a large part of Wales and southwest England. Image: Pic: Met Office Slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England this afternoon.Some areas could see up to…

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Girls Aloud kick off reunion tour dedicated to late bandmate Sarah Harding | Ents & Arts News

Girls Aloud have taken to the stage for the first gig of their reunion tour with emotional tributes to their late bandmate Sarah Harding.A 30-minute delay to the show blamed on "Dublin motorway closures", did nothing to dim the delight of fans when Nadine Coyle, Cheryl, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh appeared on stage, standing on individual podiums singing their 2008 song Untouchable. The comeback tour has been dedicated to Harding, who was diagnosed with cancer and died in September…

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Infected Blood Inquiry: Will victims finally get justice? | UK News

Thousands of people died after being given infected blood transfusions by the NHS. They were people with haemophilia, women giving birth, and cancer patients who died after contracting HIV or Hepatitis C from infected blood. An inquiry has been studying millions of pages of evidence from hundreds of sources and witnesses for six years.From its source in the early 1970s via warnings, missed opportunities, delays and perhaps even deliberate cover-ups, this episode of the Sky News Daily explores the story…

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool fans prepare to say an emotional farewell to German manager | UK News

Liverpool fans are preparing to say an emotional goodbye to manager Jurgen Klopp this weekend.The 56-year-old German will be in the dugout for the final time when the Merseyside club take on Wolves at Anfield on Sunday. During his eight-and-a-half years in charge of the Reds, he led them to glory in the Champions League in 2019 and their first-ever Premier League title in 2020. Image: Liverpool's outgoing manager Jurgen Klopp Ever since he announced in January he would be…

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Anne Robinson confirms relationship with Queen’s ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles | Ents & Arts News

Former Weakest Link host Anne Robinson has confirmed she is in a relationship with the Queen's ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles.At the end of last year it was reported the 79-year-old TV presenter and 84-year-old retired cavalry officer were dating. Robinson has now confirmed they are, telling Saga magazine: "Yes. Full stop. Mind your own business."The interview comes as it was announced Robinson will take on the role of the publication's agony aunt from their June issue.Discussing returning to the dating…

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Infected Blood Inquiry: Couple who were shunned and abused as son lay dying hoping for ‘justice’ | UK News

Colin Smith carries a small suitcase into the dining room of their Newport home and lays it flat on the table in the centre of the room. He pops open both latches.His wife Jan reaches inside and pulls out a sky blue child's blanket. She holds it close to her face, closes her eyes and inhales deeply."It still smells of him," she says, softly."This is the blanket he was wrapped in when he died."Their son, also called Colin, was just…

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Prenuptial agreements are on the rise – so why do they still feel taboo? | UK News

As Olivia* was picking her wedding dress, she and her partner Leo were also discussing divorce.Despite being in love and ready to commit, having a prenup, they both agreed, was simply the sensible thing to do when starting married life. "You go into it with love and hope for the future," Olivia says. "But also realism."They are not alone. Once the preserve of Hollywood celebs and the super-rich, prenuptial agreements are on the rise among "normal" people too, with legal…

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Tyson Fury v Oleksander Usyk: Fight of the century nears as sporting legend struggles to pick winner | World News

It's boxing's biggest fight of the century.And both Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have good reason to believe they'll walk out of the Ring of Fire as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Last night, Fury weighed in at 262lbs (18st 10lbs) - making him two stone heavier than Usyk, who clocked in at a substantial career heaviest of 233½lbs (16st 9lbs), about 12lbs more than he's ever scaled before.While Fury refused to look at his opponent during Thursday's…

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