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Ray BLK: Sound of 2017 winner looks back

Ray BLK: Sound of 2017 winner looks back

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Ray BLK never expected to win the BBC's Sound of 2017."I just remember thinking it was a prank," she laughs. "I wasn't prepared for it at all."The soul singer was the first unsigned artist to top the annual list, which predicts the biggest new stars in music - but she resisted the temptation to rush out an album."It would have been too soon," she says. "People were only just getting to know me at that point."On her first single of 2017, Patience (Freestyle), the 24-year-old explained she'd only bother us when she had something to say. "They're running just to get in first place / I'm walking, going at my own pace," she sang. "They say slow and steady wins the race."That's not to say Ray, who was born Rita Ekwere in Nigeria, has been dragging her heels. Over the last 12 months, she's appear...
Van Dijk scores winner on debut as Liverpool beat Everton

Van Dijk scores winner on debut as Liverpool beat Everton

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Virgil van Dijk scored the winner on his debut following his £75m move to Liverpool as the Reds edged past Everton to move into the fourth round of the FA Cup.Van Dijk, the most expensive defender in world football after his move from Southampton earlier this week, headed in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 84th-minute corner to decide a frantic Merseyside derby at Anfield.Gylfi Sigurdsson had equalised with a curled finish from 20 yards after a quick breakaway move involving Yannick Bolasie, Ademola Lookman and Phil Jagielka.Hosts Liverpool had gone ahead in the first half through James Milner's penalty after Mason Holgate pulled back Adam Lallana.Holgate was also involved in a controversial incident with Roberto Firmino, with the Everton man pushing his opponent off the field and over an advert
Portugal's Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Portugal's Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

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Portugal's celebrated Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a heart transplant.Surgeons at the Santa Cruz Hospital in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, said the 27-year-old was "doing well".Sobral, who suffered from a longstanding heart condition, won this year's contest with the love song Amar Pelos Dois (Love for Both of Us).It was the first time Portugal had taken the title."The surgery went well," said surgeon Miguel Abecasis, quoted by the Publico daily (in Portuguese)."He was very well prepared. He is a young man who understood the difficulties of this type of procedure."Mr Abecasis said that before Friday's operation the singer had wished him "good luck".The recovery would take a long time, Mr Abecasis added, but said that if all w...
At least 1 dead in Honduras post-election protests; Still no winner declared

At least 1 dead in Honduras post-election protests; Still no winner declared

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Dec. 1 (UPI) -- At least one person was killed during protests Thursday in Hondura's capital city of Tegucigalpa after the country's electoral commission failed again to declare a winner in the presidential race that many say was rigged.Police threw tear gas at opposition protesters, who responded with rocks and burned tires, the Guardian reported. At least one man was reported dead and several others were injured during the confrontations.Carlos Dada, a journalist for Honduran newspaper El Faro, tweeted that there have been riots, looting,burned-down toll booths in San Pedro Sula and attacks by Honduran security forces throughout the country.On Twitter, people posted videos of the mayhem.Things getting real #Honduraspic.twitter.com/2YwJskQC3U- Richard Ensor (@richardjensor) November 30, 2...
Celebrity Big Brother winner Jim Davidson in orgy with 12 prostitutes

Celebrity Big Brother winner Jim Davidson in orgy with 12 prostitutes

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GETTYRANDY: Jim told all about the hotel orgyThe TV host turned reality TV star made the shock revelation during a tell-all chat on Piers Morgan's Life Stories."It was someone famous’ stag do," Jim explained."He ordered all these girls and it was my money he was spending.Continuing about the incident which occurred in the 80s, the 63-year-old said: "He thought it was a hoot and they all turned up at this boutique hotel in Kensington."I got a call from the hotel saying, ‘There are nine women downstairs waiting for you’.GETTYWINNER: Jim Davidson previously won CBB “” Jim Davidson"They were in fishnets with whips. It was a great deal of fun and it did take 12 and a half hours."Three more turned up when we were asleep."Jim recently waded in on the Hollywood sexual assault s