Metro

Metro is a free tabloid newspaper available in parts of the United Kingdom and published by Associated Newspapers Ltd. It is distributed from Monday to Friday on many public-transport services in selected urban centres across the United Kingdom.

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Richard Hookham

Experienced newspaper and online journalist with a passion for sport. Sub-editor and revise editor. Extensive TV text, web ...

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Skills: Sub-editor, Editor
Specialisms: Travel, Sports, News, Music, Food

Stefan Vasilev

Writer, predominantly about sports.

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Specialisms: Sports

Emma Mykytyn

NUJ Freelance Writer and Blogger. Writes about food, travel and lifestyle.

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Skills: Blogger
Specialisms: Travel, Lifestyle, Food

Marina Licht

I have worked in senior positions in consumer press for over 15 years. I started my career on ...

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Specialisms: Social Media, Art

Sarah Kerr

Sarah Kerr is a freelance multimedia journalist specialising in personal finance, current affairs and entertainment news, with several ...

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Specialisms: News, Entertainment

Kris Tatum

Journalism student at the University of Sunderland. Keen traveller, loves Apple gadgets and commercial aviation. Twitter twitter.com/kristatum27 twitter.com/kristatumnews ...

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Specialisms: Travel, News, Journalism

Latest Articles

Doctor banned from driving after same camera caught her speeding eight times

Share this article with Google Plus A leading paediatrician, who was caught speeding eight times by the same camera, has been banned from driving. Dr Maria Hadjicosta, 45, drove her Mercedes E250 at speeds of up to 69mph on a stretch of motorway near Manchester that had a temporary 50mph limit. She claimed she did not understand the provisional limit between Junction 18 and 19 of the Eastbound carriageway of the M60. Hadjicosta, who is training to be a consultant at Royal Oldham Hospital, wa
By Sophie Halle- Richards
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5 weird Christmas foods from around the world

Share this article with Google Plus Christmas may have you licking your lips at the thought of roast and all the trimmings. But not everyone around the world tucks into a turkey, cranberry sauce and pigs in blankets. Here are some of the more unusual Christmas foods from across the globe. The ‘mopane caterpillar’ is an edible caterpillar and feeds predominately on the mopane leaf. The harvest time of these little critters coincidentally coincides with Christmas and hence these grace plenty
By Bryony Hopkins
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12 great products you can add to a gluten free and dairy free Christmas buffet

Share this article with Google Plus Tis the season to be jolly, and eat all the food in sight. That’s the saying, right? The Christmas invitations will soon start flooding in, but the buffet parties can quickly become something of a minefield if you suffer from an allergy or dietary restriction. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are twelve items which are in the shops right now, and are waiting to be added to your ‘free from’ party buffet. This is a great option as it’s coconut-
By Bryony Hopkins
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Christmas cocktails: 5 of the best festive recipes to make yourself

Share this article with Google Plus Sparkling wine, warm punch and mulled wine are all on the menu as we enter the Christmas party period. While bars and restaurants will be swapping in some festive alternatives to their usual cocktail menu, why not give it a go yourself this season? It may seem a bit daunting but you don’t need any equipment or special skills, and you’ll probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboards already. Here are five wonderfully simple and yummy cocktails you
By Bryony Hopkins
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Drunk son suffocated his mum and then threatened to cut her throat

Share this article with Google Plus A 23-year-old man tried to suffocate his mum and threatened to cut her throat when he came home and realised he’d lost his keys on a night out. Christopher Delaney, from Bury, attacked his mum Collette, 50, after she let him into their flat in Heywood, Greater Manchester, on August 1 at 8am. He had been out drinking all night after splitting up with his girlfriend. When Mrs Delaney let him in her son suddenly lost his temper and launched a drunken and fren
By Sophie Halle- Richards
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8 wonderful ways to fill your Christmas limbo

Share this article with Google Plus The tedious time between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when you’re off work, you’ve eaten your body weight in food and you’re not quite sure what to do with yourself. So how should you fill the time? Play more board games with the family? Watch endless festive TV and pretend you’re still cheery? Well, if you’re stuck for things to do, here are eight wonderfully different things to try over the Christmas limbo period: Dreamland, located on the Kent coast in
By Bryony Hopkins
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Woman accidentally killed herself trying to stop boyfriend's own suicide

A devoted girlfriend accidentally killed herself in an attempt to stop her boyfriend doing the same. Corinne Hayes, 23, was terrified Brian Marshall was about to kill himself and told him she would ‘hang herself first’, an inquest has heard. It is believed the healthcare worker thought her boyfriend would find her in time – but he tragically did not. She sent the 33-year-old a text saying: ‘If you are going to do it, so am I. Meet you on the other side.’ But he didn’t see the text in time an
By Sophie Halle- Richards
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What happened when I stopped eating for a month

Share this article with Google Plus It was day two of the four-week liquid diet and I was ravenous. I was drinking enough supplementary liquids to provide me with enough calories, but my body was screaming for a cake. Or bread. Or pasta. Basically anything. My boyfriend came round after work, after gobbling down his dinner while walking to me so I didn’t have to watch him eat. But the next morning he bought a packet of chocolate crepes for breakfast and brazenly took them out of his bag whi
By Bryony Hopkins
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8 ways to look after your IBD this Christmas

Share this article with Google Plus The festive season is upon us, and although it’s fabulous to be surrounded by food, drink and merriment, it can be a daunting time if you are dealing with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. IBD affects more than 300,000 people in the UK, according to charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK, and causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, what we put into our bodies can often have a direct impact on our Crohn’s or Colitis symptoms, and the Christmas season
By Bryony Hopkins
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6 of the best Christmas markets across the UK

Share this article with Google Plus It’s Christmas market season, and there are endless options dotted across the UK’s towns and cities. For those looking to do a bit of Christmas shopping or just to get in the festive spirit, here are six of the best Christmas markets in the UK, as described by the people who live there. Deb Sharratt from My Boys Club says: ‘The best Christmas market in Newcastle is the Grainger Market. ‘This hall houses more than 100 businesses with many local, independen
By Bryony Hopkins
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Mum with addiction to Coca-Cola drank five cans every day

A mum-of-two has turned her life around by ditching her addiction to Coca-Cola that left her drinking five cans of the fizzy drink every day. Sarah Croxall was finally inspired to change her diet when she queued for hours for a rollercoaster at Thorpe Park, only to be turned away as she didn’t fit in the seat. Since then, the 33-year-old has shed more than half her body weight and is now a healthy 10st 8lbs.
By Christina Wood
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Here's why you should watch The Sinner

We’ve all probably experienced that moment of mild annoyance when someone plays their music a little too loud, or when a nearby couple lays on the PDA just a little too thick. But Cora Tannetti, the central character in Netflix’s latest buzzed-about acquisition, The Sinner, has a rather extreme reaction to such inconsideration – fatally stabbing one of the culprits with a pear knife in a frenzied attack on a crowded beach in full view of her bewildered husband and young son. This previously mi
By Jon O'Brien
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Family of woman whose body was hid in cupboard may never know how she died

Share this article with Google Plus The family of a woman whose decomposing body was locked in an airing cupboard for a year may never find out her true cause of death. The body of Victoria Cherry, 44, was in such a bad condition that no definitive verdict could be reached. Worried relatives of the mum-of-three reported the Victoria missing to police in October, 2015 but her body wasn’t found by police until January this year – 15 months after it was concealed. In June, Andrew Reade was jail
By Sophie Halle- Richards
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Where you can volunteer this Christmas to make a difference

Share this article with Google Plus While you’re tucking into your Christmas dinner surrounded by friends and family, there are thousands of people across the UK who are spending Christmas alone, on the streets or in hospital. But there are things you can do to make a difference, right across the UK. This is the time of year where charities are looking for thousands of volunteers to help them support the most vulnerable. The good news is there are lots of opportunities to choose from. But y
By Bryony Hopkins
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'Boy bled to death in hospital after doctor punctured wrong blood vessel'

A coroner has hit out at Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after a teenage boy bleed to death following a hospital error. Harrison Heath bled to death while in one of the safest hospitals in the UK. A doctor punctured the wrong blood vessel with a needle after ultrasound equipment to ensure the needle was placed correctly was not used. Eight doctors at the hospital in Congleton, Cheshire, then failed to spot the 16-year-old’s internal bleeding, believing he had sepsis.
By Emma James
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National Sandwich Day: 7 fillings you need to try

Share this article with Google Plus We are all prone to slapping a piece of ham between two slices of bread and shoving it in our mouth. Mostly known as a ‘quick’ lunch, or a ‘packed’ lunch or even a ‘boring’ lunch. Well, this National Sandwich Day, I urge you to put down the cheese and pickle and enter into the world of weird and wonderful sandwich fillings. Why not try wrapping your gob around one of these. Oh sweet carbs; how delicious it is to stick crisps between two pieces of bread an
By Bryony Hopkins
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Here's where to find the best dairy-free and gluten-free brunches in London

Share this article with Google Plus We are a nation of brunch-a-holics. Especially in the capital where you’d be hard pressed to find a millennial who hadn’t ‘had brunch’ in the past month… if not week! Brunch is fantastic sure, but what if you’re dairy AND gluten free? I’ve gone exploring and found you the best gluten and dairy free brunches in London – and it’s not all porridge. This little café needs to be boldly on the map for their gluten and dairy-free offerings. Brunch options inclu
By Bryony Hopkins
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Boy, 16, dies after taking cocktail of Class A drugs 'to show off to friends'

A teenager who had previously been ‘very anti-drugs’ died after he took a cocktail of Class As to ‘show off’ to his friends. Daniel Ferguson, 16, took ecstasy, cocaine and LSD in the early hours of March 9 after sneaking out of his family home late at night. CCTV shows the ‘caring and selfless’ farmhand from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, being viciously attacked by a group of males as he lay collapsed on the ground. Police were called and found him slumped but conscious on an abandoned sofa. He w
By Sophie Halle- Richards
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Boy, 16, threatened with rape after being kidnapped outside a takeaway

Share this article with Google Plus An innocent teenager was kidnapped and held for ransome by a gang who discovered his older brother had just won a £2,000 compensation payout. The 16-year-old was grabbed outside a takeaway and held hostage for 12 hours in a wood while his family were ordered to hand over the money. During his horrifying ordeal, the boy – who cannot be named – had a knife held to his face and was tied up with shoe laces. The gang – armed with machetes – threatened to stab a
By Sophie Halle- Richards
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'You drained me of everything I had' - An open letter to my Crohn's Disease

I was just four years old when you started causing mayhem in my body. You foraged your way into my gut, pushed blood out of places blood should not escape and drained me of everything I had. I hadn’t even started school and you were on a mission to ravage my insides. You ulcerated my large intestine beyond repair and stripped me of all nutrients. How could you start so early? How could you be so unforgiving, to a body so young? Boy, were you relentless. You stayed alive and fighting through
By Bryony Hopkins
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Living with chronic fatigue: 8 things you need to know

Share this article with Google Plus Your device will constantly need support in the form of a power cable, or else is falters and just shuts down altogether. This is what it’s like to suffer from chronic fatigue, except there isn’t a constant power cable which can keep us functioning. And when I’m talking about fatigue, I’m not talking about feeling ‘a bit tired’. Here are eight things you should know about what it’s really like to suffer from severe exhaustion, from a person who has lived w
By Bryony Hopkins
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Woman who beat partner so badly 'she died looking like elephant man' is jailed

An abusive girlfriend who battered her partner so badly that she was left ‘looking like elephant man’ has been jailed for life. Becky Reid was convicted of killing her former partner Lyndsey Vaux, 30, a mother-of-one, in Manchester Crown Court. Ms Vaux had 90 separate injuries when she died – including black eyes, cuts to the lip, a cauliflower ear, bruising to the face and body, and a heavy limp.
By Emma James
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Woman stole £500,000 from her law firm and sent it to online fraudster

A woman who gave £500,000 to her soldier lover was heartbroken when she found out he didn’t exist – and she has now been jailed for stealing the money. Pamela Wareing was the victim of an online ‘romance scam’ involving a fake American major calling himself Eric Lopez, a court heard. When he asked her for money, the legal worker stole £526,473.40 from the solicitors’ firm she worked at for 20 years, ‘betraying her colleagues’ and bringing the company to its knees. The 54-year-old used her pos
By Sophie Halle- Richards
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The Apprentice's 9 most annoying candidates ever

October has arrived, and you know what that means? Pumpkin lattes, Christmas food in the supermarkets and, most importantly, the return of The Apprentice. Terrible new promo aside (don’t get me started) I can’t help but be a little excited at its return. Even though it seems the candidates get more ridiculous and infuriating with each season, I decided to get all nostalgic and take a look at years gone by. Here’s my round-up of the most irritating apprentice candidates of all time… Maybe I’
By jenna farmer
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Beyond the supermarket: Innovative dairy-free independent brands

Share this article with Google Plus For those of us who live a dairy-free lifestyle, there is no shortage of products on the market that serve as replacements to traditional foods. From whipped cream to Wensleydale cheese, there’s a vegan version of it. However, while the supermarkets are doing an amazing job of creating new products, there are lots of brands who are flying the dairy-free flag too. So, I decided it was time to take a look at the latest vegan alternatives, all created by inde
By jenna farmer
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Chef, 27, drowned in river 'after taking large dose of hayfever tablets'

A chef who drowned in a river may have fallen into the water whilst under the influence of hayfever tablets, an inquest has heard. Karol Staniszewski, 27, is feared to have become disorientated when he took a huge dose of anti-histamine after splitting up with his girlfriend. His body was found at a beauty spot in June this year following a three day search of woodland near his home by the River Irwell, in Salford, Greater Manchester.
By Emma James
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Model, 24, left scarred for life by woman who glassed her with pint pot

An aspiring model has been left scarred for life after she was glassed by another woman during a night out. Marta Bugalska, 24, was left with a three-inch cut to her head after Ashley Katsande, 23, hit her with a pint pot when she wrongly accused of her of kissing her boyfriend in a nightclub.
By Lucy Varley
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Man cleared of raping woman who 'woke up on top of him'

A former university student who was accused of rape after a female friend of his claimed she woke up on top of him after a drunken night out has been cleared. Joshua Lines, now 23, was held by police after he was invited to stay in the woman’s room at her university halls after spending the evening with her drinking beer and Prosecco at a student house party three years ago. The pair fell asleep together whilst watching the Disney movie Lady and the Tramp but she claimed she woke up several ho
By Sophie Halle- Richards
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Woman admits killing man by pushing him under moving tram

Share this article with Google Plus A woman has admitted killing a stranger by pushing him under a moving tram. Charissa Brown-Wellington, 31, pleaded guilty to manslaughter during a brief hearing at Manchester Crown Court this morning. Philip Carter, a 30-year-old labourer from north Manchester, was fatally injured at Victoria station, at about 7.50pm on Sunday, June 11. The court heard that Carter was fatally wounded after an argument with the mum who lives in Oldham. Brown-Wellington, wi
By Sophie Halle- Richards
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