- PoliticsThe Independent
President Donald Trump is scheming to retain power in the event of an electoral loss in November, according to a former Senator from Colorado.Tim Wirth published an op-ed in Newsweek where he lays out his theory, apparently inspired in-part by HBO's adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Plot Against America.
- SportThe Telegraph
Andros Townsend disowns Black Lives Matter movement after Crystal Palace criticise its political agendas
Get unlimited access to our expert analysis with a sport-only Telegraph subscription - £40 for 12 months (less than £1 a week) Andros Townsend has become the first Premier League player to disown Black Lives Matter publicly after his club became the latest to attack the movement’s “political agendas”. The Crystal Palace and England midfielder said on Thursday that the growing row over the campaign’s alleged “far-left ideology” was an “obstacle” to his and others’ efforts to show solidarity with the rest of the black community following the killing of George Floyd. Townsend spoke out after Palace became the second club to criticise Black Lives Matter after the Premier League confirmed players would continue to wear badges bearing its name and Sky Sports and BT Sport said their presenters and pundits would be offered the opportunity to do the same. Another day in which football and its broadcast partners grappled with how to separate the message ‘black lives matter’ from the movement also featured: Renewed calls from MPs for the Premier League to ditch the slogan Experts estimate Black Lives Matter will enjoy up to £25 million worth of free advertising from its adoption by the game The Football Association refusing to lift its ban on Pep Guardiola’s yellow ribbon Townsend confronted Black Lives Matter’s divisive criticism of Israel head on as well as its promotion of policies such as defunding the police and ending capitalism – one of the leaders of the movement’s UK arm has also argued in favour of rioting. “As far as I’m aware, we were never part of a political organisation or this organisation Black Lives Matter,” Townsend told TalkSport. “It was merely a phrase coined together. We want a black life to matter. “It’s the phrase we want to use but we’re not in any way connected to the actual organisation. And I think that was clear from day one. But, for me, it’s always the case that when you’re trying to do good things, when you’re trying to help change the perception, there’s always going to be people who try to bring you down. This is just an obstacle.
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay are one of the most popular celebrity couples in the UK, managing extremely busy television careers as well as being doting parents to their two daughters. During a new interview, TV star Vernon confessed life in lockdown has had an incredible impact on his marriage to the Strictly Come Dancing host.MORE: Tess Daly treated to special surprise on 51st birthday during lockdownLoading the player...WATCH: Tess Daly gives fans a tour of her kitchen"At first it took a lot of getting used to because we do enjoy our freedoms, the simple things like just nipping to the shop or going out for a beer with your mates and general social gatherings that you take for granted and once they've gone you think, ''Right, what am I going to do?'" he told the Humans of XS Manchester podcast. "The positive thing is that it's enabled us as a family to really get to know each other even better than you would as a family."READ: Martin Lewis reassures wife Lara Lewington following hilarious on-air gaffeThe couple, who live in Buckinghamshire with their two daughters Phoebe and Amber, have been married since 2003. Over the years, their relationship has been under scrutiny, with both parties admitting that marriage isn't all plain sailing. The admission comes after Vernon confessed to texting glamour model Rhian Sugden in 2010 and again in 2015.Vernon Kay has been married to the Strictly host since 2003"When you think about it when you're in a relationship, a working relationship, you wake up, you go to work, you get back and you have your dinner, kids doing their homework, you go to bed. So you only really see each other for four or five hours in a day, if that," the doting dad explained.MORE: Look back at Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly and Vernon Kay's weddingHe added: "When you're in lockdown and you're spending 24/7 with each other it really gives you the chance to really kind of re-connect and get to know each other better, not better, but you really get under the skin of your relationships with your kids and your missus."Last month, Tess shared an honest post about her lockdown struggle and many of her fans were able to relate. She opened up about these "uncertain times" and how it's affected her day-to-day life. "Is it just me or does time seem to fly by even MORE quickly when you've got so much more of it on your hands," she told her followers.Tess and Vernon's daughters Phoebe and Amber on the beach at sunset"Still struggling a bit with the disconnection from my usual routines and the unpredictability of everything at the moment; but have also been focusing on using the time productively and positively (yoga, writing, cleansing the home, cleansing my mind with meditation, tutoring, den making, and occasional kitchen dancing...)"MORE: Strictly host Tess Daly's house is flawless – take a look insideHowever, Tess revealed that she was looking ahead to the future once lockdown life is over, writing: "Keeping the faith that brighter days are hopefully just around the corner. I feel like we have worked SO hard together to get through this. Really hope you're all taking good care of yourselves, sending all the love & positivity I have your way. fridayfeeling strongertogether goodvibesonly."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole Says 1-Month-Old Daughter Is Missing: 'Praying That Whoever Has You, Is Holding You'
"I have a one month old child, and I don’t know where she is," O'Toole wrote on Instagram
- CelebrityThe Telegraph
The latest salvo from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hardly bodes well for future royal relations. Any suggestion that Meghan felt “unprotected” by the Royal Family while pregnant with Archie looks likely to rub salt into the wounds of a relationship that is nowhere near healed, following the couple’s decision to split from the Firm in January. Some in Royal circles have even started to wonder whether the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will ever see their one-year-old great-grandson Archie again amid the escalating row.
James Jordan pleaded with his fans for advice on Thursday after sharing concerns for his daughter's health.The former Strictly Come Dancing star revealed that little Ella has been plagued by a persistent rash over her front and back for the past month – and he is very "worried".However, according to the new dad, doctors advised that he should not panic unless her rash is accompanied by a fever.RELATED: James and Ola Jordan open up about wanting baby number two Loading the player...WATCH: James and Ola Jordan's daughter reaches exciting milestoneAsking for advice on Twitter, James wrote: "Hi Guys. My baby has a rash on her front and back. Doctor says not to worry unless accompanied with a fever. It’s been going on for at least 4 weeks and now spots appearing all over body. Any suggestions of who we can see as I AM worried. Thank you x."Strictly head judge Shirley Ballas was the first to offer up some advice, posting: "It could be a number of things milk, detergent, food, @The_JamesJordan take her for a checkup ASAP. Take care x."Others urged James to take the five-month-old straight to the doctor. While one suggested the rash could be linked to Ella's reflux. They wrote: "Didn't I see that she was struggling with reflux... Most times this is linked to an allergy of milk... Ask to change milk to a dairy-free one if bottle feeding and if breastfeeding then cut out dairy. If bottle feeding you'll see change very quickly...If breastfeeding takes longer."James and Ola welcomed Ella in FebruaryMORE: James and Ola Jordan's baby is growing up fast! See the photo to prove itBack in April, James and wife Ola opened up about a traumatic night they had with Ella after she was rushed to hospital with a bad case of reflux - when a baby brings up milk, or is sick, during or shortly after feeding.Speaking to HELLO!, James said: "It's obviously great that it's not anything more serious but it's something that we want to talk about because, as new parents, our hearts were skipping a beat."Reflux is the acid in the stomach that comes back up and it can cause a burning sensation. It feels like it's being stuck in her throat and it can cause more saliva. So if she's lying on her back it can feel like she's drowning. It's quite terrifying seeing her like that."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.