Tag Archives: The Independant

Manchester attack: More than £4,000 raised for homeless man who cradled dying woman in his arms

More than £4,000 has been raised for a homeless man who held a dying woman in his arms after he rushed inside Manchester Arena to help terror attack victims. Chris Parker said he was at the concert venue to ask revellers for spare change as they left an Ariana Grande gig on Monday night. He was in the area foyer ...

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Instagram launches new Explore features that could get you a lot more followers

Instagram has announced brand new updates to the Explore tab, which could let a lot more users see your posts. The social network has started rolling out Location Stories, which will allow you to view Stories posted from any particular area you happen to be interested in.  All you need to do is enter a location in the search bar ...

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Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave, British Museum, review: Everything is evenly paced. You have room to breathe and reflect

Things just get better and better – for some. According to Hokusai (1760-1849), nothing he drew until he reached the age of 70 was worthy of notice. Then came a commission to create a series of thirty-six views of Mount Fuji, one of which, The Great Wave is his single most instantly recognisable achievement, and the work after which this show is ...

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South Africa remain committed to tour of England after Manchester Arena attack

South Africa were meant to be preparing for the first of three one-day internationals against England starting at Headingley tomorrow. Instead, the build-up to the three-match series and the summer itself has been overshadowed by the appalling terrorist attack 40 miles down the M62 in Manchester on Monday night. Eoin Morgan, England’s one-day captain, was right to state that at ...

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Salford University buildings evacuated following Manchester Arena bombing

Buildings on Salford University’s Peel Park campus have been evacuated. It comes after Monday night’s suicide bombing at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people and injured 59 others. The university said in a tweet: “Buildings being evacuated on Peel Park campus; New Adelphi, Lady Hale and Clifford Whitworth library. Please follow instructions from staff.” Police confirmed on Tuesday evening they suspected ...

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On the streets on Manchester parents look for their children while a city pulls itself together again

The fiddler played a lament on Market Street and the bar at the Mr Thomas’ Chop House establishment a few hundred yards away was empty.  That public house is a place where they venerate Manchester’s reputation for defiance in the face of terrorism, with a framed image hanging on the wall beside the bar entitled “The Manchester Bomb – 15 ...

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Angel Gomes can become world-class talent, says former Manchester United youth coach Paul McGuiness

Former Manchester United youth coach Paul McGuiness has said Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes can become a world-class talent, arguing he could go on to become the next Andres Iniesta or Xavi. The 16-year-old is a revered prospect at Old Trafford and scored 12 goals in 21 appearances for the club’s U18s team this season. His performances earned him a ...

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Spanish man climbs Mount Everest in fastest known time, completely on his own

A Spanish climber has set a new record for summiting Everest, after reaching the top of the world’s highest mountain in just 26 hours. He did so without the help of fixed ropes or bottled oxygen. Kilian Jornet, who made his first attempt on the mountain in September 2016, reached the summit of the mountain (8,848m), via the north face, following the ...

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Roger Moore: He was dapper, smooth, posh – and certainly closer to Ian Fleming's conception of Bond than Sean Connery

In the battle of the Bonds, Roger Moore was almost always considered to be second best to Sean Connery. In his hand-made shirts, fiddling at his cuff links, he was seen as too dapper, too refined. “Moneypenny,” he’d murmur at Lois Maxwell, arching those eyebrows which many thought were his most expressive feature. Whereas Connery was all machismo and bristling ...

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Roger Moore dead: 15 of the James Bond actor's best quotes

Sir Roger Moore — best known around the world for playing James Bond — has died aged 89 following a short battle with cancer. While the infamous spy may have had some fantastic lines, Moore was equally witty in real life, giving some spectacular interviews throughout his life. Below are 15 of the best quotes from Moore, discussing life, money, ...

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