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'It's their responsibility' – Sam Allardyce tears into his Everton players after embarrassing Watford defeat

Allardyce tears into his Everton players Saturday, February 24, 2018 Sam Allardyce has slammed the performance of his Everton players after watching them go down 1-0 away at Watford. A superbly taken finish by Hornets skipper Troy Deeney condemned the Toffees to a defeat in what was a dreadful game. Neither side particularly controlled the Premier League match, with Everton offering nothing to the contest. And Allardyce has placed the blame firmly at the feet of his players. He said: “It’s their responsibility at the end of the day to…

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Johnny Hallyday estate: Bardot wades into France family row

Brigitte Bardot has become the latest French celebrity to weigh in on a family dispute over the estate of the late singer Johnny Hallyday. In a radio interview, the movie legend urged Hallyday’s widow Laeticia – named as his main heir – to give some of the money back to his older children. Singer David Hallyday and actress Laura Smet, who were left with nothing, are contesting their father’s will. Johnny Hallyday died in December from lung cancer at the age of 74. Bardot told French radio station Europe 1…

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Four Restaurants Bringing Traditional Dishes into Contemporary Cuisine

Tucked away in the basement of a Yerevan apartment building, off downtown’s bustling Tumanyan Street, The Club has been an informal gathering place for Armenia’s post-Soviet-era writers, artists and intellectuals for well over a decade. Trend-setting types sit down to plates of fried chicken breast with fruit sauce and foil-stewed trout fillets at candle-lit wooden tables. The menu is proudly rooted in Armenian traditions, but sprinkled with twists that face decidedly into the future. “We had two goals [with The Club],” says Co-Founder and General Manager Andranik Grigoryan. “First, to…

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Review ordered into epilepsy drug, vaginal mesh and Primodos

The government has ordered a review into how UK authorities responded to concerns over three major medical problems. Baroness Julia Cumberlege has been asked to look at the pregnancy test Primodos, vaginal mesh implants and epilepsy drug sodium valproate cases. All three have been in the news in recent months with campaigners unhappy at the official response to each. There could even be public inquiries if they are felt necessary. The move was announced by Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions. Afterwards, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “We must acknowledge…

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'An overrated bench player' – Chelsea fans tear into Alvaro Morata for Champions League cameo against Barcelona

‘An overrated bench player’ – Chelsea fans tear into Morata for Barca cameo Tuesday, February 20, 2018 It’s been a tough first season in west London for Alvaro Morata since his summer move from Real Madrid. After arriving at Chelsea with a huge £70 million price tag, the Spaniard initally made a bright start in the Premier League. It has since all tailed off rather dramatically since then, hwoever. During Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Barcelona, the striker came off the bench for fellow countryman Pedro in an attempt…

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Exhibition Cuts Into the Fascinating History of Scissors

The characters of Alfred Hitchcock’s world wield an array of weapons: revolvers, rope, even cameras. Yet, as the director once noted, “A murder without gleaming scissors is like asparagus without the hollandaise sauce—tasteless.” Sure, the sentiment might feel a touch dramatic, but Hitchock isn’t the only one to feel that way. While the mass public may view scissors as an unassuming domestic tool, the “dark side” of scissors is one of the many little-known facets of the object highlighted in “The Secret Life of Scissors,” a new exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. Hettie Judah…

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