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Paul Weller: ‘People weren’t ready for my house record’

Paul Weller: ‘People weren’t ready for my house record’

Entertainment
As the owner of one of the most famous haircuts in the country for the past 40 years, Paul Weller is being surprisingly serene about his lockdown locks."I'm just letting it grow," he laughs."Well, I was kind of letting it grow anyway, but I've had no choice now. You have to just adapt, don't you?"Rather than attempting to trim his own barnet at home, as others have done to varying degrees of success, the musician has been letting it all hang out while "trying to make the best of it" at his nearby studio in Surrey."There's so much time off and obviously no live work, so I'm just cracking on and trying to get on with the next thing really," he says.First things first though, and his 15th solo album, On Sunset, is released into the ...
Stock futures drop as U.S. coronavirus cases surge to record levels

Stock futures drop as U.S. coronavirus cases surge to record levels

Finance
Traders wearing masks work inside posts, on the first day of in-person trading since the closure during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 26, 2020.Brendan McDermid | ReutersU.S. stock futures fell on Sunday night as coronavirus cases keep surging in the U.S., stoking concerns about the economic reopening and recovery.Dow Jones Industrial Average futures traded 178 points lower, or 0.7%. S&P 500 futures slid by 0.7% and Nasdaq-100 futures dipped 0.8%.Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University showed more than 2.5 million cases have been confirmed across the U.S. On Friday alone, there were 45,255 additional cases were reported, bringing the country's seven-day average to more than 41% from the prio...
Tom Meighan interview: I bought Serge’s record. He’s still got to sign it for me

Tom Meighan interview: I bought Serge’s record. He’s still got to sign it for me

Entertainment
Tom Meighan is in his mum and dad's garden, pointing out his DIY lockdown hair cut to his phone camera on a video call."Do you like my hair? It's very short, isn't it? I tried to cut my hair off with scissors but it went wrong… so my missus shaved it off, bless her. I hope it looks all right." Although he's missing his Kasabian bandmates "like mad", the band's lead singer, a man known for his boundless energy and mile-a-minute chatter, is finding the quiet life at home surprisingly enjoyable. Image: Meighan with his bandmate Serge Pizzorno performing at the Leicester City Premier League winners bus parade in 2016 "My lockdown's been pretty amazing, actually. I've been planting seeds and stuff in the garden. It's kind of like going bac
Borrowing soars to record £103.7bn as debt outstrips GDP

Borrowing soars to record £103.7bn as debt outstrips GDP

Business
Britain's borrowing has soared to a record £103.7bn as debt outstripped economic output for the first time in nearly six decades due to the coronavirus pandemic.The figure for the first two months of the financial year is £87bn more than the same time last year - and the highest seen in any April-May period since current records began in 1993. It further lays bare the cost to the nation's finances of the COVID-19 crisis, as the Treasury receives less tax income while pouring money into efforts to prop up struggling businesses and safeguard jobs, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) had previously forecast that borrowing for the entire year was expected to hit £298.4bn. According to the Office for National Statistics, borr
Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

Technology
Meteorologists report that Earth's warming ties a record level for MayBy BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science WriterJune 12, 2020, 9:30 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Earth's temperature spiked to tie a record high for May, U.S. meteorologists reported Friday. Last month the global average temperature was 60.3 degrees (15.7 degrees Celsius), tying 2016 for the hottest May in 141 years of record keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's 1.7 degrees (nearly 1 degree Celsius) higher than the 20th century average for Earth. Temperature on land set a heat record, while ocean temperatures ranked second. Parts of Africa, Asia, western Europe, South and Central America had record warmth. “We continue to warm on t