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David Moyes tells West Ham fans to get behind the team after first game in charge ends in defeat

Moyes’ 500th Premier League game did not go to plan Sunday, November 19, 2017 David Moyes pleaded with West Ham fans to support the team after his opening game as manager ended in a 2-0 loss to Watford. Will Hughes and Richarlison scored for the Hornets to extend the Hammers’ miserable start to the season.  They remain in the relegation zone after a seventh league defeat and Moyes insists his new side need help from the supporters if they are to get out of this mess. He said: “Im going to say this…

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Strictly Come Dancing: Behind the scenes in Blackpool

There’s a fibreglass donkey in the corridor, and someone’s moving a glittery model tram across Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom. Paralympian Jonnie Peacock is eating chips in the canteen with Mollie King from The Saturdays, and Holby City’s Joe McFadden is looking for the physio in the rabbit warren that is the ballroom’s backstage area (he’ll eventually find him in a repurposed toilet cubicle). Meanwhile – past host Claudia Winkleman’s dressing room and the row of clothes for the four judges – there is the thrum of sewing machines coming from the…

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Fear less, live more: The message behind a festival that celebrates mortality

We’re All Going To Die festival creator Stefan Hunt (centre) with psychologist Mary Hoang and Commune founder Sam Ali.  Photo: Christopher Pearce  Three years ago, Stefan Hunt was so afraid of “screwing up” he struggled to leave the house, would start crying in supermarkets, and found that anxiety was, in general, ruining his life. Then he realised something: we are all going to die. “It was like the Lion King moment, like Mufasa in the sky talking to me,” the 30-year-old filmmaker said. It was the first time that he had…

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Everton 3-2 Watford: Toffees come from behind to move out of relegation zone

Everton came from two goals down to secure a dramatic 3-2 home victory over Watford and move out of the Premier League relegation zone, with ex-Toffees midfielder Tom Cleverley missing a last-gasp chance to level for the visitors from the penalty spot. Everton looked set for a sixth successive defeat in all competitions, and fourth under caretaker manager David Unsworth, when Christian Kabasele’s 64th-minute header put the visitors 2-0 up, adding to Richarlison’s strike in the first minute of the second half. But Oumar Niasse pulled a goal back three…

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These Dramatic Photos Reveal the Soul Behind the Day of the Dead

On the subject of cameras and film, the late art critic John Berger once said: “What makes photography a strange invention—with unforeseeable consequences—is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” Berger was lyrically revisiting the birth of film technology, an occurrence that must have been seen as perplexing magic, perhaps a thieving of souls or some doubtful prefiguring of Einstein theory. The early inventors had no idea what they were getting us into. They hadn’t a clue the innumerable uses photography would be put to, or the depths of…

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The secrets behind BBC One's Blue Planet II

Earlier this week, it was reported that some of the close-up shots in Blue Planet II, which returns on Sunday, were filmed in a lab, rather than in the wild. The Guardian said some crucial footage could only have been captured on film in “controlled laboratory conditions”. Attenborough defended the use of these shots, saying they are “not in anyway misleading”, and makers say the series was overwhelmingly shot on location. It’s not the first time this issue has come up – back in 2011, a Frozen Planet programme, narrated…

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Saints twice come from behind to deny Newcastle

Manolo Gabbiadini marked his return to Southampton’s side by scoring both goals as battling Saints twice came from behind to deny Newcastle United victory in an entertaining game at St Mary’s. Isaac Hayden fired the Magpies ahead from 25 yards after goalkeeper Fraser Forster was left flat-footed before Joselu was denied from making it 2-0 by the bar. Saints conjured up a rare home goal through Gabbiadini’s shot on the turn only for Newcastle to restore their lead 87 seconds later, Ayoze Perez finding the net from an angle after…

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