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“I remember it being unpredictable. A lot of gang members in the community and kids selling drugs on the street,” Williams said. “Other than our time riding bikes, my parents kept us inside, focused on studying. They didn’t trust us to go…
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Mets Sign Trevor May to Bolster Bullpen

The Mets agreed to a deal Tuesday with a free-agent right-handed pitcher named Trevor — not Trevor Bauer, the National League Cy Young Award winner, but Trevor May, one of the better relievers in the majors as a setup man for the Minnesota…
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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year – which is your favourite image?

From comical snaps of a picture-perfect family of owls and a dog eyeballing a moose, to serious shots of a zebra head "trophy" and the heartbreaking moments leading up to the death of the last male northern white rhino left on the planet - these are some of the most striking images of wildlife taken in 2020.While the winner of the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer Of The Year was crowned in October, voting is now open for the People's Choice award, which is chosen by the public. The image above is called The…

Stalker given restraining order after leaving Matthew Wright’s family ‘terrified’

A stalker who left TV presenter Matthew Wright and his wife scared for the safety of their baby has been banned from contacting them in future.Michelle Ranicar, 54, was said to have repeatedly visited Mr Wright's home in Primrose Hill, London, bearing gifts and messages declaring her love for him. The visits began after she was barred from being a guest in the audience of his chat show due to security concerns about her behaviour towards the presenter.Ranicar first approached Amelia Wright at a charity event in September…

Rina Sawayama: ‘LGBT+ rights in the UK are backtracking’

Rina Sawayama is at home in her flat in London, ready to talk characteristically candidly about everything from LGBT+ rights to video calling Elton John – but first, her less than satisfactory experiences with the long-awaited PlayStation 5.It may sound trivial, but this was a big-deal purchase, she says, a present to herself after a hugely successful year that has seen her fame sky-rocket. Frustratingly, there were a few teething problems. "Basically, it didn't work at all." Image: Sawayama's debut album fuses pop,…

Sir Elton says ‘horrible’ comments from Watford fans kept him grounded

Sir Elton John has said the "horrible things" football fans said about his clothes and music kept him grounded at the height of his fame. The Rocketman singer is a lifelong Watford FC supporter and was owner and chairman of the club in the 1970s and 1980s, when he released many of his hit songs. Under his ownership and Graham Taylor's management, the club rose from the Fourth Division to the First Division, finishing second behind champions Liverpool during the 1982-83 season. Image: Sir Elton with the club's…