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JK Rowling surprises fans with ‘political fairytale’

JK Rowling surprises fans with ‘political fairytale’

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JK Rowling has surprised fans with the announcement of a brand new children's book, which she is publishing in daily instalments on her website for free.The Ickabog is her first children's story not to be linked to Harry Potter. She wrote it over a decade ago for her own children and has now dusted it off.It's for "children on lockdown, or even those back at school during these strange, unsettling times", she said.She had previously referred to it only as an unnamed "political fairytale".Chapters of The Ickabog are being published daily until 10 July on The Ickabog website.The first two chapters, which went online on Tuesday, introduced King Fred the Fearless, ruler of Cornucopia, and five-year-old Bert Beamish.Readers also learned about the myth of a fea...
Glastonbury fans urged to ‘stay away’ from Worthy Farm

Glastonbury fans urged to ‘stay away’ from Worthy Farm

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Glastonbury organisers are urging people to stay away from the site in Somerset during the coronavirus lockdown.In a statement on its website, it says Worthy Farm and its surrounding farms are "private property", and that "given the current circumstances", the site is closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. It continued: "Despite this, we have seen increasing numbers of visitors attempting to access the site used by the festival. Image: The world famous event attracts crowds of around 200,000. File pic "For the sake of those who continue to work and live on the site, we would ask that you please do not consider visiting."Those who do attempt to access the site will be asked to leave." ...
Ex-MLB players in Taiwan bolster must-see TV for U.S. sports fans

Ex-MLB players in Taiwan bolster must-see TV for U.S. sports fans

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May 7 (UPI) -- Playing in Taiwan once was the last option for Justin Nicolino to continue his professional baseball career. Now, the former Miami Marlins pitcher is one of many ex-Major League Baseball players on whom fans depend for entertainment. Nicolino, 28, pitches for the Rakuten Monkeys in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, one of the only active leagues on Earth. The CPBL's popularity has exploded since its April 11 season opener. American viewers, starved for sports, have flocked to Twitter streams of the games because MLB and other leagues have suspended games due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I guess it was my last option," Nicolino said. "I had thrown for MLB teams in January and thought I threw really well. I thought my off-season pitching was going to help, but there...
It’s DJ Khaled! Wait, is it? Star warns fans he’ll look a little different at gig

It’s DJ Khaled! Wait, is it? Star warns fans he’ll look a little different at gig

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DJ Khaled has warned fans that he might look a bit different when he hosts a virtual charity concert tonight.Like many people around the world under restrictions intended to limit the spread of COVID-19, he has not had a haircut recently. He told Sky News: "I miss getting a haircut - I haven't got a haircut, y'understand?"So, when you see me host this amazing event, please tell all the fans and all the people out there - I don't want you all to think that my hair looks like that every day."I won't let nobody come into my house until I know things are safe - you understand?!" ...
Coronavirus: Gareth Southgate urges England fans to ‘look out for each other’

Coronavirus: Gareth Southgate urges England fans to ‘look out for each other’

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Media playback is not supported on this device England manager Gareth Southgate says "we shouldn't spend another moment" thinking about the postponement of Euro 2020 and called for all England fans to "look out for each other".This summer's finals have been put back a year because of the coronavirus outbreak, while the Three Lions were due to play friendlies against Italy and Denmark next week.Southgate - who says that all of his current players can still play in the finals next year - has written an open letter to England fans, which is reproduced in full below. 'Plea...