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TRENDING SERENA WILLIAMS
Wimbledon is back on Monday after an enforced break last year due to coronavirus and the tennis champ, right, is hoping to add another grand slam title to the 23 she already has.
The budget supermarket has announced plans to open 50 new stores in the next 12 months, creating 2,000 jobs.
Listening to music such as Eye of the Tiger while running can improve your performance, a University of Edinburgh study has confirmed.
Runners who listened to a self-selected playlist after completing a demanding thinking task kept up the same pace as when they were not mentally tired.
ANTON DU BEKE
The professional dancer will join the Strictly Come Dancing panel as a full-time judge this year with Bruno Tonioli unable to take part due to uncertainty over international travel restrictions as a result of Covid-19. “It’s a dream come true,” said Anton who previously had a stint as a judge when he joined the panel for two weeks last year.
One title they didn’t want was to be the first home nation team to leave Euro 2020, but Scotland did just that after a 3-1 defeat by Croatia on Tuesday. The result means Scotland have never managed to make it to the knockout stages of the competition.
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP
A further 44 Halifax and Lloyd branches are to be axed before the end of the year. Bosses said they had seen “significantly fewer transactions” at the branches over the last five years, as customers move to online banking.
YOU’LL ‘PROBLY’ WANT AN ‘EXPRESSO’
The top 10 most annoying mispronunciations have been revealed and they include ‘probly (instead of probably), ‘expresso’ (espresso) and ‘Artick (Arctic), according to researchers from insights agency Perspectus
The introduction of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in March last year did not lead to a baby boom. Fertility rates in England and Wales for December 2020 and January 2021 were actually down by 8.1% and 10.2% respectively, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).