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Liverpool Hospital Bombing Hero

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A local taxi driver has been hailed as a hero after locking a suspicious passenger in his vehicle seconds before the vehicle blew up outside a hospital in a suspected terror attack.

It’s thought dad-of-two David Perry may have saved dozens from the explosion, which took place seconds before the 11am two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday.

The male passenger, the only person to die in the blast, is reported to have asked to be taken to Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital, ten minutes away from his pick up point.

Sources have said the suspect was initially asked to be taken to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, where military personnel, veterans and families of the fallen from recent conflicts had gathered for a poignant service. After finding out the roads were blocked, the man ‘told Mr Perry to take him to the city centre before asking him to pull in outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital.’

A friend said: “It was just before 11. David noticed the man had some kind of light attached to his clothing and was messing around with it, it didn’t look right at all. I don’t know how he’s done it with a split second’s thought but David’s jumped out and locked the car with this guy in the back. As soon as he did, it’s gone off.  David’s the luckiest man in Britain as well as the most heroic, if this guy got in the hospital, God knows what could have happened.”

Another friend said the cabbie was likely ‘terrified’ but was ‘amazing to think so fast and end up okay’.

Three men – aged 29, 26, and 21 were arrested under the Terrorism Act as armed police raided a number of homes in the Kensington area last night.

Officers are understood to be investigating whether the timing was deliberate as the nation fell silent for Remembrance Sunday. The bomb was detonated as Mr Perry jumped out his car at 10:59am. One line of inquiry is that the explosion failed and the detonators on a potential bomb exploded but not the main charge, it’s reported.The police have announced this morning they believe to have identified the identity of the deceased but cannot reveal his name at this time. The device is believed to have been built by the deceased bomber also.

Mr Perry is said to have been discharged from hospital after suffering cuts, bruises and damage to his eardrum.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

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Doctor Who: David Tennant and Catherine Tate to return

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David Tennant and Catherine Tate are to return to Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed.

The pair are currently filming for the sci-fi show’s 60th anniversary, which it will celebrate in 2023.

Tennant played the 10th Doctor on the time travel drama from 2005-2010, while Tate played companion Donna Noble. Tennant and Tate’s involvement means they will be reunited with returning Doctor Who head writer Russell T Davies.

Davies, who was in charge of Doctor Who when it was successfully revived in 2005, left at the same time as Tennant. Their last episode together was broadcast in 2010.

Tennant has briefly returned before, joining then-Doctor Matt Smith for the programme’s 50th anniversary in 2013.

Davies has teased fans, saying: “Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime.”

Tennant and Tate’s 2008 series of Doctor Who is the most successful that the show has had since its revival in 2005, with an average audience of more than eight million viewers per episode.

Are you excited to see their return?

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Eurovision 2022: How Sam Ryder Turned Things Around For the UK

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Sam Ryder has said the “stigma” about the UK’s Eurovision performance has finally been “destroyed” after he brought home our best result in 24 years.

The singer led the UK to second place during Saturday night’s Song Contest in Turin, Italy, with his song ‘Space Man’.

It was the the highest the UK has placed since 1998, when Imaani’s ‘Where Are You?’ finished just behind Israel’s Dana International, who won with her song Diva.

In the years since, Britain has suffered a number of embarrassment moments, receiving the dreaded “nul points” in 2003 with Jemini’s ‘Cry Baby’ and in 2021 with James Newman’s ‘Embers’.

However, the public overwhelmingly backed Ukraine, who won the competition with 631 points on the leaderboard, with the UK securing 466 points.

Winning the 2022 Eurovision trophy is a hugely emotional and symbolic victory for Ukraine in the contest’s 66th year as the conflict continues.

The nation’s president Volodymyr Zelensky responded: “Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe.

“We will do our best to one day host the participants and guests of Eurovision in Ukrainian Mariupol. Free, peaceful, rebuilt.”

The results had many fans in sheer disbelief on social media, while prime minister Boris Johnson said he was “incredibly proud” of Sam and how “he brilliantly represented the UK”.

You’re the winner in our eyes Sam, well done!

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Eurovision 2022: Sam Ryder Odds Rocket Ahead of Eurovision Final

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The UK’s Eurovision 2022 entry Sam Ryder has closed in on Ukraine in the winner odds after his performance in the jury semi final.

The TikTok star blew away the audience who flocked to the Pala Olimpico arena in Turin, Italy to see the second jury semi final. The reaction to Sam’s act and his amazing performance have now got plenty of fans and experts predicting he is going to push Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra all the way on Saturday night.

Last week , Sam was sitting in fourth place in the Eurovision odds with his song ‘Space Man’ but, after his second rehearsal in Turin received a rave reaction from press over in Italy and fans and he was given a huge advantage by being drawn in the second half of the Eurovision final, he soared up to second.

The Ukraine currently have a 59% chance of winning and the UK 11%. Sweden and Italy then currently stand as third and fourth favourites at 9% and 6% respectively. Our odds have improved even more so since too as the UK have been announced to perform fourth from last, number 22, which has been the winning performance slot two years in a row.

On May 3 2022 it became exactly 25 years to the day since the UK’s last triumph in Eurovision, when Katrina & the Waves topped the leaderboard in Ireland with their anthemic track Love Shine A Light. Since then, there’s been little to shout about. The UK has always been on the wrong side of the leaderboard, with us consistently finishing at or near the bottom. And last year proved a particularly bitter pill to swallow when James Newman came last on zero points, having received nothing from either the juries or televote.

Check out Sam’s song here:

Who do you think will win?

Watch Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – Grand Final this Saturday (May 14) at 8pm GMT on BBC1.

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