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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Erinn Louise Kerr

Magazine journalist, reporter and feature writer based in Northern Ireland.

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Lucy Varley

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Emma Mykytyn

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

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Latest Articles

Love Island: The boys finally give us the bromances we've been missing

From week one the Love Island girls became each other’s besties almost straight away, while the guys took a bit more time to warm up to each other. We’re now over 40 episodes in and it’s bromance central on the Island of Love: From Wes and Josh’s brotherly bants, to the boys regular self-named DBS meetings (The Do Bits Society), here are five gifs of the most heartwarming and hilarious moments between the guys: 1. Drama crew The best improv play we’ve probably seen GCSE drama. Jack Josh and
By Tamala Ceasar
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Call Me Maybe video star is still furious his character was gay

It’s one of the most iconic pop singles of the past decade, and we doubt there’s a human being on this planet that doesn’t know the words to mega-hit Call Me Maybe. But while it launched the career of pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, the male model who starred in the accompanying music video has revealed all these years later that it’s one of his biggest regrets. Holden Nowell played Carly’s neighbour who she had a crush on, only for her to find out at the very end that he’s actually into guys rathe
By Josh Haigh
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Animal lovers claim 'healthy' fox cub was euthanised after being handed to RSPCA

Two animal lovers claim they rescued a ‘healthy’ fox cub – only for it to be put down once they passed it to the RSPCA to take to a sanctuary. Paul Smout and his friend Fiona Kelly, both 47, took the cub, nicknamed Cadno, to Haven Vets in Llanelli, Wales, after he was rescued from the side of a road on May 26. The vet organised for the RSPCA to take him to a shelter – but once Cadno was picked up on May 28, the little cub was instead put to sleep.
By Jessica Cripps
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Man filmed having strange row with bollard in middle of street

A man was caught on camera having a bizarre row with a bollard moments before eventually ‘making up’ with it. Adam Mitchell was on his way home from the gym in Skegness, Lincs, last Tuesday when he spotted the argument begin to unfold. The 25-year-old quickly took out his phone to film the unknown man’s dispute with the plastic post and captured the one-sided conversation become increasingly heated.
By Jessica Cripps
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Mum says breastfeeding her five-year-old daughter has stopped her getting ill

A mother who still breastfeeds her five-year-old daughter before and after school each day claims her milk is so good it has stopped her children getting ill. Emma Shardlow Hudson, 29, breastfeeds her daughter Alex, five, and son Ollie, two, in between other meals and sometimes tandem – feeding both children at once. Emma claims that when her daughter started nursery, she didn’t pick up any of the same coughs and sniffles the other children developed and credits it to her breast milk.
By Jessica Cripps
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Warden slaps ticket on funeral car as driver goes inside to help load body

This is the shocking moment a parking warden apparently slaps a funeral car with a ticket as the driver goes inside to ‘help load a body’ into the accompanying hearse. George Portsmouth, 30, was visiting North Cumbria University Hospital in Carlisle, Cumbria, when he spotted the incident begin to unfold and took photos from his window.
By Jessica Cripps
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Video captures the moment a little girl had her tooth pulled out by pet cockatoo

A little girl has captured the moment her tooth was removed by her pet cockatoo. Parrot-obsessed Kylee Bobbitt spent years begging her parents to let her have a cockatoo and saved up half of the £1,400 herself. The 11-year-old now has an unbreakable bond with her beloved bird Penelope, who lives in a cage in her bedroom and has been taught to to hang off her finger, give kisses and even hold a pencil.
By Jessica Cripps
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Sister reveals student's final moments as she died after taking drugs

A student who had ‘everything going for her’ died from a seizure caused by a cocktail of cocaine and prescription drugs. Lucy White collapsed at her home in Bristol as her boyfriend cooked dinner in the next room, and was rushed to intensive care. However, the 24-year-old’s heartbroken family were first told she would be severely brain damaged, then that she was brain stem dead – and within four days, she had died.
By Jessica Cripps
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5 best gluten free doughnuts to celebrate National Doughnut Week

Share this article with Google Plus Sugared, glazed, topped with sprinkles or filled with jam, I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy a doughnut. And what better way to celebrate this delicious doughy ball of goodness than eat all the doughnuts for National Doughnut Week. However, one of the key ingredients in most varieties is flour. So what to do if you’re gluten free? Luckily these five producers make fresh gluten free doughnuts with zero cross contamination. These doughnuts are not
By Bryony Hopkins
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22 things you only know if you have coeliac disease

It’s Coeliac Awareness Week – but what do we actually know about this illness which means a totally gluten-free diet? Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease, which means consuming gluten causes an autoimmune reaction. That means the body attacks itself. 1 in 100 people in the UK have the condition, so the chances are you know someone who has it, or at least know of someone who does. So what it’s like to live with the condition: 22 coeliacs tell us. Rachel points out it’s rather important t
By Bryony Hopkins
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DJ shocked after ultrasound showed his baby 'wearing tiny headphones'

Parents-to-be were shocked when their baby’s ultrasound seemed to show her wearing a tiny pair of headphones in the womb. What makes it even better is her dad is a DJ. When Emma and Richard Wilkins went for their 11-week ultrasound scan, Leah May was already following in her dad’s footsteps when she looked as though she was kitted out with over-ear headphones.
By Jessica Cripps
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Rachel Dolezal's childhood may be the reason she believes she's black

She became a pariah after being outed as a white woman after years of claiming to be black, but now Rachel Dolezal hopes that giving an insight into her shocking childhood will finally lead her onto a road toward redemption. The 40-year-old Africana studies teacher found herself under intense media scrutiny in 2015 when it was revealed that she had been falsely identifying as a black woman, after her white parents outed her in a tell-all interview. Their statement followed their daughter’s rep
By Josh Haigh
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Woman left looking like Shrek after her fake tan went seriously wrong

No matter how streaky your legs or how orange your hands, you can take solace in the knowledge that your fake tan fail probably isn’t as bad as Danni Bruce’s. Danni, 20, was teased for looking like Shrek and the Incredible Hulk when her fake tan left her skin incredibly dark green. Just five minutes after applying one coat of the £3.99 fake tan Danni’s skin was an entirely different colour, leaving her so mortified she refused to leave the house.
By Jessica Cripps
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Lucy the nappy-wearing lamb cuddles up in bed with her family every night

A Welsh family have adopted a nappy-wearing lamb who thinks she’s a dog – and they even share a bedroom. The lamb lives inside the family house, after being brought indoors when she was poorly. Jessica Hayes took pity on Lucy the lamb when she was four days old and sick with colic so brought her into the house to care for her overnight.
By Jessica Cripps
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Tully review: Charlize Theron is a shining light in a heartbreaking film

Marlo did not imagine life to be this way. With two children already (one on the spectrum) and a third child on the way, she feels like she’s trapped in a mundane life. It doesn’t help that her well-meaning but ultimately emotionally absent husband isn’t there in ways that he probably could be, and that she constantly compares her life to that of her successful (if somewhat snobby) brother. However, her brother offers her a lifeline just before the birth of her third child – and offers to pay
By Tilly Pearce
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Alfie Evans jokes about being raped have got a warehouse worker sacked

A warehouse worker was sacked for making sick jokes about ‘raping’ Alfie Evans on social media – the day the 23-month-old child died. The vile comments were made in a ‘dark humour’ group on Facebook in which the iForce worker appeared to join in a discussion with another girl about what they would do with the boy’s dead body. A spokesperson for iForce said that as soon as the comments were brought to their attention on Sunday the man was frogmarched off the premises and suspended.
By Jessica Cripps
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9 things you only know if you have Multiple Sclerosis

Share this article with Google Plus It is estimated over 100,000 people in the UK are living with Multiple Sclerosis, but what do we actually know about it? MS is a neurological condition which impacts the central nervous system, which means the range of symptoms for MS are vast, including vision and mobility problems, muscle stiffness and spasms, extreme fatigue or numbness on the body. We invited nine people living with MS to tell us what it’s like to live with the condition, how they manag
By Bryony Hopkins
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Groomsman upstages the bride by rolling over a golf buggy in the wedding photos

When you’re getting married, you want your groomsman there to make sure every little detail goes as smoothly as possible. Naturally, when Madeline and Josh Tattersall needed to get some dust whipped up in the background of their wedding photo, their groomsman Mat Farmer stepped up to the challenge, offering to drive around a golf cart to add some atmosphere. It didn’t go well. Mat was so dedicated to his task that he went a touch too fast in his golf buggy.
By Jessica Cripps
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World Allergy Week: What it's like to deal with life threatening allergies

Share this article with Google Plus It seems everyone has some sort of intolerance these days, be it gluten, dairy, soya or sesame seeds. And while the shift towards more awareness of gut health is extremely positive, it’s easy to forget the crippling and life threatening consequences of the most severe allergies. Many allergies will not result in just discomfort, but rather a potentially life threatening reaction. Last Sunday marked the start of World Allergy Week, and four people told us w
By Bryony Hopkins
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Woman harassed 999 workers and called them 'English idiots' after baby died

A Polish woman called 999 call handlers ‘English idiots’ and blamed emergency services and the NHS for the death of her baby. Monika Osinka, 33, rang the emergency line over 100 times in two weeks to harass operators after her son passed away from sudden death syndrome. During the calls, Osinka, from Manchester, screamed ‘stupid English lady, why did my son die?’ and ‘you stupid English bitch’. In a recording she was heard saying: ‘English idiots, think you’re important, fuck your god.’ She
By Amy Walker
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How a culture of shame stops South Asian men talking about mental health

I don’t know what you think of when you think about brown men but I think about my dad, Dev Patel off Slumdog Millionaire and my local corner shop guys bumping Jason Derulo on their phones. The first picture that pops into my mind is a strapping, stoic salt-and-pepper bearded man – not unlike my dad – with his sleeves rolled up. This is a man who has lived through change from racism in the 1960s – a time of Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech – to the modern day in Nigel Farage’s Brexit land
By Rupen Gahir Kalsi
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Body piercer sliced off own finger with bolt cutters and turned it into pendant

A body piercer who sliced off her own finger because it ‘looks cute’ has turned the severed limb into a pendent. Torz Reynolds decided to cut off her little finger with bolt cutters on Valentine’s Day last year after wanting to do it for a decade. After keeping the stump in the freezer next to a bag of peas for 365 days, Torz decided to mark the occasion by immortalising the frozen finger as a pendant necklace. The 30-year-old body modifier bought a glass vial, filled it with alcohol solution and dunked the detached digit inside attached to a chain so it wouldn’t waste away in the freezer. Boyfriend Xav also presented Torz with a collection of tiny hats to dress her stump, which she has affectionately named Wiggles.
By Christina Wood
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New dad survival guide: The top tips from fathers

You can’t get away from the fact your life is going to change as soon as your little one arrives. There’s bound to be sleepless nights, crying sessions – hopefully just from your little bundle of joy – and a lack of personal hygiene, but it’s not all bad, I promise. Like everything in life, there’s the good advice, the bad, and the ugly, but after I asked a bunch of dedicated daddies from around the world for their thoughts, here are some of the top tips they came up with to help you keep your
By Jamie Roberts
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