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Frank Ocean releases new version of 'Slide On Me' featuring Young Thug

When Frank Ocean teased two versions on ‘Nikes’ last year, the ex-Odd Future member wasn’t just talking about Blonde and the visual album Endless. Over the weekend, the singer released two versions of the song ‘Lens’, one featuring Travis Scott, the other — which has since appeared on Spotify — being solo. In a surprise fifth episode of Ocean’s Beats ...

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Neymar revels in Barcelona's clásico victory as he recreates Lionel Messi's iconic celebration during training

Neymar was controversially suspended for Sunday night’s el clásico, but nevertheless managed to find a way to place himself at the centre of the post-match celebrations after Lionel Messi’s late goal gave Barcelona a 3-2 win. The Brazilian forward was replaced by Paco Alcácer in Barcelona’s starting line-up against Real Madrid after he was handed a two-match suspension for sarcastically applauding ...

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Woman claims photo of her dying father is used on cigarette packet warning without permission

A 42-year-old woman from Essex has been left shocked after finding a cigarette packet featuring a picture which she believes is of her late father in hospital. Mother-of-two Jodi Charles, who lives in Purfleet, says she is “110 per cent sure” the man in the warning picture is her father, David Ross, who died in 2015. Both the EU Commission ...

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11 places to get off grid (and escape the general election)

Twenty years ago, a holiday was truly a holiday – the only way we could be contacted was via the hotel reception’s switchboard, and our nearest and dearest would only use that in an absolute emergency. Now, our phone calls and emails catch up with us wherever we are in the world and the lure of the internet is often ...

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Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump are very different figures, but they may share the same political fate

In the first round of the French presidential election, the forces of optimism overcame pessimism. You can say that Emmanuel Macron, with his new party, En Marche!, François Fillon, the candidate of the classic right and Benoît Hamon, the Socialist Party candidate, who was the only participant to discuss the effects of the digital revolution on work and who proposed ...

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Brexit opposition reaches record high one week after snap election announcement

Opposition for Brexit has reached a record high just one week after Prime Minister Theresa May announced a general election in June. Seven days after Ms May called the snap election from the steps of 10 Downing Street, opposition to leaving the European Union rose to 44 per cent, according to the latest YouGov figures, while the same percentage thought ...

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Brigitte Macron: The remarkable woman behind French presidential favourite Emmanuel Macron

If her husband becomes France’s next president, Brigitte Macron will be the most unusual first lady the country has ever seen. While French first ladies have a chequered history — making headlines for excessive spending, extra-marital affairs, treason and even murder — they’ve never been as central a figure in the formative years of their husbands’ lives as Brigitte has ...

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Home Office stages U-turn on decision to reject London-born children of EU couple living in UK

The Home Office has performed a U-turn following its decision to refuse UK residency to two children who were born and raised in London. Jan-Dinant Schreuder and Monica Obiols, who have lived in the UK all their adult lives, were left feeling “unsettled” earlier this month after the Home Office refused an application for their two children to be recognised ...

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Thibaut Courtois feared his season was over after ankle injury suffered on Chelsea promo shoot

Thibaut Courtois has admitted he feared his season was over. Chelsea keeper Courtois suffered an ankle injury while doing a basketball promotion shoot and it ruled him out of their defeat at Manchester United last Sunday. Courtois feared the worst but says he owes a huge debt of gratitude to Chelsea’s medical staff for getting him fit for the run-in. ...

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Laurent Koscielny feels Arsenal have a new lease of life under Arsene Wenger playing three at the back

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny believes playing three at the back has given the team a new lease of life under Arsene Wenger. Wenger fielded a defensive trio for the second match running on Sunday and it paid off as the Gunners beat Manchester City 2-1 to book an FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea. Arsenal had not looked entirely comfortable ...

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