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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Kathleen Steeden

writing / editorial / production

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Matt Ladson

I specialise in football writing, especially Liverpool FC, the Premier League, and Major League Soccer. I achieved a …

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Amy Walker

News reporter at Cavendish Press | First Class Journalism graduate from Staffordshire University| Manchester based

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Lucy Varley

Features Editor at Cavendish Press. Previously a Feature Writer at That's Life! magazine. Feature Writer of the Year …

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Latest Articles

Victim speaks out after being raped, age 11, and miscarrying baby

A young woman who was raped aged 11 and fell pregnant has recounted how her abuser brainwashed her into trying to be a ‘proper family’. Rachel Brown, now 18, was abused for five years by Craig Knight then 25, after they met at a local youth club following the death of her father. By the age of 12 she fell pregnant but suffered a miscarriage, leading ‘controlling monster’ Knight to stalk her at school after installing a tracking device on her mobile.
By Lucy Varley
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International Women's Day: Celebrating women who are empowered by their tattoos

Contributed to this article for The Metro, written by Hattie Gladwell. "I’d always wanted at least a sleeve, since I was about 12 years old. It was actually only last year, though, that I decided I wanted to be more covered, and wanted to go onto my legs too. My tattoos have got me through a lot and helped me to feel myself, and I’ll continue to get them added to mark milestones or as an act of self care. Women with tattoos are human."
By Beth Ashley
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Mum and daughter kept as slaves by neighbour reveal injuries they suffered

The victims of a family jailed for 46 years for treating them like slaves have spoken about their horrific ordeal. Kate Dagley, 46, and Karen Jenkins, 27, thought they were being kind when they said they would carry out chores for neighbour Jean Kelly, 54, because she was in a wheelchair. The mother and daughter were separated and kept in flats seven miles apart in Coventry where they were beaten with a baseball bat and fed scraps including uncooked pasta from a bin.
By Lucy Varley
Metro

I built a life for myself in the UK, now Brexit has unravelled it

Home. One small word. Yet for EU nationals like me, its absence can leave us broken and directionless. In June 2016, my whole life changed. A year after the EU referendum, my family packed up eleven years of memories and left the UK. I remained in London until the end of my university studies and then followed suit, with a heavy heart. Almost overnight, my plans for a future in the UK unravelled like the thin nylon threads of a cheap pair of tights.
By Sophia Ernesti
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Hiding my sexuality triggered anorexia. LGBT people need to be able to speak out

When I was 17 I was diagnosed with anorexia. After receiving that news, I remember feeling a weird sense of numbness. I wasn’t really scared or worried. Part of me just didn’t care anymore. I was tired. Drained of thinking. Exhausted from feeling. I wanted someone, anyone, to step in and tell me what to do. Looking back, I could have died in those blackest of days, and I would never have known there was a shining life still ahead of me. As a young adult, I began to struggle with my sexuality a
By Milly Sullivan
Metro

Public loos are a lifeline for me - losing them means losing my freedom

You might have seen recent reports on how the number of public loos in the UK is declining drastically. In fact, a recent mapping released by BBC showed that in 37 areas, major councils do not have any public toilets. In places like Isle of Wight and North Aryshire, the number of public toilets being maintained has been cut by as much as 92% and 80% respectively. Most media headlines reported this with indifference. I even watched a BBC presenter laugh her way through a segment on the topic.
By jenna farmer
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Jealous dad follows ex-girlfriend with tracker and finds her on date with woman

A jealous father-of-two hid a tracker in his ex-girlfriend’s car only to discover she had moved on from him with a woman. David Jones, 37, suspected his former partner Stacey Buckley had formed a new relationship after they broke up earlier that year. The construction site manager then followed his former lover to a date with her sister’s ex-girlfriend, Laura Flynn. Ms Buckley later uncovered the tracking device in her car after Jones continually told her: ‘I’ll find you wherever you are.’
By Hayley Sewell
Metro

Boyfriend jailed after telling girlfriend not to put kisses on messages

An abusive boyfriend has been locked up after he banned his girlfriend from using Snapchat during a campaign of ‘psychological abuse’. Matthew Bailey, 24, made his 19-year-old partner Molly Cunliffe delete the app and did not allow her to message other men on Facebook or Instagram unless they were gay. He was so possessive he even told her she was not allowed to leave kisses at the end of her communications on social media, Manchester magistrates court heard.
By Hayley Sewell
Metro

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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Models with scars should be normal, not just a PR stunt

Flicking through the reams of bikini-clad models on the most popular fast fashion websites, there is always one stark difference between the model and me. I have a 30cm scar running from just below my chest to my pelvis, and they do not. I have had Crohn’s Disease since the age of four, which now at the dizzy heights of 26 means I’ve battled with this chronic illness for over 20 years. Crohn’s Disease is an autoimmune disease, which sits under the umbrella of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
By Bryony Hopkins
Metro

Woman's stunning photo series battles the stigma around public breastfeeding

A photographer is challenging the taboo around public breastfeeding with a stunning photo series. The photographs taken by Emma Shardlow Hudson, 29, celebrate happy, nursing mums snuggled up with their babies of all ages. One mum cradles her tiny baby dressed in a grey babysuit as she feeds him while sitting at a seafront.
By Jessica Cripps
Metro

Cyclists spook horse with 'disgusting' overtake manoeuvre at speed

This is the moment a group of cyclists spooked a horse and injured its rider with a manoeuvre dubbed ‘dangerous’ and ‘stupid’ on social media. Jennifer Katherine was riding her horse along rural lanes when she says a cyclist speeding past made contact with her and her horse. Footage shows her horse becoming spooked as several bikers go past at speed on both sides of them.
By Jessica Cripps
Metro

Teenager given 'written warning' by her boss 'for having acne'

A schoolgirl has been left devastated after she says she was given a written warning by her boss for having acne. Emily McNamara, a pot washer, thought her new employer was winding her up when she received a warning for ‘unacceptable marks’ on her neck – and realised it was in reference to her pimples.
By Jessica Cripps
Metro

Boyfriends break up fight between their girlfriends in JD Sports

Two girls were filmed as they had a vicious fight in the middle of a JD Sports shop. As they fought, their companions, thought to be their boyfriends, tried in vain to pull them apart. But they could not separate the girls who pulled each others’ hair and screamed ‘slag’ at each other at the store in Burnley, Lancashire.
By Jessica Cripps
Metro

This is what happens at The State Opening of Parliament

The UK State Opening of Parliament is one of those events that’s full of pageantry, royal stagecraft and tradition – the kind that Great Britain does best. It has existed in its current form since 1852, when the Palace of Westminster was rebuilt after the 1834 fire, and it’s the only occasion when the Monarch, the Lords and the Commons meet in the same room. Politicians come and go, and so do the Prime Ministers, but every year, it’s the Queen who opens parliament. There are some exceptions t
By Amancay Tapia
Metro

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
Metro

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
Metro

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
Metro

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
Metro

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
Metro

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
Metro

Why the film industry desperately needs more female directors

There was a memorable moment during Cannes 2018 – the moment when 82 women working in the film industry walked the famous red carpet in silent protest at the lack of female directors at the Croisette. The number of women present represented the total number of female film-makers whose films have appeared in competition at the festival in its 71-year history. In that time, 1,866 male directors have had their films selected in the main competition. Cinema has always been in the hands of men, bu
By Amancay Tapia
Metro

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
Metro