FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force investigates stabbing of NYPD cop in Brooklyn

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force has joined the investigation into the stabbing of an NYPD cop in Brooklyn.

The feds arrived early Thursday at the Flatbush apartment building of the man accused of stabbing the cop in the neck.

Agents could be seen at the address on East 22nd Street in an apparent search of evidence, near the scene of the violent confrontation on Church Avenue, where the melee unfolded at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force also arrived Thursday morning at the scene, while police took photos of “ACAB” graffiti — an acronym meaning “All Cops Are Bastards.”

The graffiti may be related to an anti-police demonstration that took place this past weekend in the same neighborhood, a source said.

The suspect, a 20-year-old white man with no prior criminal history, approached an officer and stabbed him in the neck, a police source said. Several cops responded to the scene and one pulled his firearm, sources said.

The officer and the suspect then struggled for the weapon, which went off striking one officer in the hand and another in the arm.

A sergeant also responded to the scene and shot the suspect, police said. The police officers were rushed to Kings County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The officers were listed in stable condition Thursday morning.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was in critical condition.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he visited two of the wounded officers and met with the family of the third.

“All our officers are going to recover,” de Blasio said at a press briefing. “This is another example of one of the everyday men and women of the NYPD to protect us and our communities no matter what is happening.”

“Thank God the officers came through safely … This is a moment in our history when we’ve got to support each other. No matter what else is happening around us, we have to be there for each other,” Hizzoner added.

“Thank God it’s a story that ends soon with the officers leaving the hospital to go home to their families.”

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Binky Felstead’s health secret revealed by the man behind Made In Chelsea star’s fit figure

While many of us have been mainlining carbs during lockdown, Binky Felstead has taken her fitness crusade to a whole new level.

The 29-year-old showed off her incredible quarantine bod – in lacy lingerie – on Instagram last week and now we can exclusively reveal how she’s done it.

Binky’s secret weapon is personal trainer Tyrone Brennand – who’s also worked with Mollie King and Lottie Moss. He was hired by the then gym-shy Made In Chelsea star back in 2014.

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He tells us Binks was motivated from the start. “It was hard because of the level of fitness and lack of strength she had, but she was determined and consistent,” explains Tyrone. “Even though she wanted to kill me at times, she stuck with it for years and now she’s at a place where she’s inspiring others.”

Tyrone says he usually works out with Binky “three to four times a week”, revealing, “We do a mixture of cardiovascular work, circuit training and weights – often using her own body weight.”


And he says that lockdown hasn’t stopped Binky’s training. She juggles exercise with looking after three-year-old India – her daughter with ex-boyfriend and former co-star Josh Patterson.

“Binky puts India down for her nap at midday, so we do our Instagram Live workouts at 12.30,” continues Tyrone. “When we can get in the gym, we use all the equipment, but we’re trying to make it as accessible as possible so all the workouts are on the mat. We haven’t really changed her regime, we’re just training in a different way – adapting to circumstances.”


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Despite her enviable figure, Tyrone tells us even Binky has off weeks just like the rest of us. “If she hasn’t exercised for a week, she feels like she’s slipping, which is totally normal. But she’s at the stage in her training where she’s able to get back into the routine quicker because of muscle memory.”

And while she sticks to a healthy diet, she won’t deny herself the occasional treat – usually her favourite takeaway. “Sometimes when we’re training she’ll say, ‘I fancy a curry’ but I’ll steer her to reward goals, like, ‘If you keep doing well till the end of the month, then have it,’” Tyrone adds. “She’s her own woman and she takes care of herself.”

Binky, we salute you!

Check out Tyrone’s Instagram Live workouts @bethefittest

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Lidl offers: What’s in the Middle of Lidl this week? Six deals to spruce up your garden

The Middle Of Lidl frequently changes, with a range of offers on plants, garden furniture, home essentials and more. As one of the nation’s favourite supermarkets, Lidl often has deals for customers – and this week is no different.

Whether you’re looking to spruce up your garden, add some colour with plants or even create a cosy space Lidl have you covered.

There are deals on plants, on outdoor cooking tools, swimming pools to cool off in the hot summer weather and even hammocks to relax in comfort.

With plants starting from £2.79, and a hammock for less than £10 – you don’t need to break the bank to create a nice space.

If you want to get your garden summer-ready, see below for the best six offers in the Middle of Lidl this week.

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La Hacienda Outdoor Multi-Function Pizza Oven – £99.99

This fantastic multi-function outdoor pizza oven is perfect for those who love dining alfresco

Cooks artisan-style pizza, tasty barbecue-style treats and can also smoke fish and meats – includes a cordierite pizza stone base for a 12-inch pizza and a chrome-plated cooking grill

Constructed from durable steel and finished in a stylish black high-temperature paint with a stainless steel flue

  • Features temperature gauge, wire bottom shelf, ash tray, air vents and flue damper
  • Size (assembled): H163 x W50 x D37cm
  • Weight: 20kg

Asiatic Lilies – on sale from Sunday, June 7 – £2.99 each

Asiatic lilies bloom earlier than other varieties and their bulbs multiply quickly so you can look forward to even more bountiful flowers in the following years.

These lilies thrive in almost any type of well-drained soil.

You can choose from Orange, Yellow, Red depending on your preference.

  • Height : 40cm
  • Pot size: 13cm

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Crivit Hammock – £6.99

This hammock is large and comfortable, made from sturdy and durable fabric with a high cotton content.

Comes with strong cords and suspension loops to hoist up wherever you want in your garden.

  • Hammock lying area: 200 x 100cm
  • Capacity: 1 person, up to 150kg
  • Includes storage bag

Air purifying plants – on sale from Sunday, June 7 – £2.79

Choose from a range of air-purifying plants which are both decorative and can reduce humidity and the level of pollutants in the air in your home.

  • Height: 28cm
  • Pot size: 12 cm

Box Tree Hedging – on sale from Sunday, June 7 – £9.99

These Box Tree Hedges in coloured pots will instantly make an impact and bring a touch of elegance.

You can choose from pink, white, green, purple and grey.

  • Height: 45cm
  • Pot: 21cm

Florabest Zero Gravity Reclining Chair – £29.99

This reclining chair is great for balconies, gardens and camping, and is weatherproof, UV resistant and durable.

You can adjust your position for sitting and lying, depending on your preference.

  • Powder-coated steel frame with a sturdy mechanism
  • Comfortable thanks to a supportive fabric
  • Removable, height-adjustable head cushion
  • Folds to save space and is easy to transport
  • Size: W65 x H109 x D85.5cm
  • Weight: 7.3kg
  • 3-year warranty

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Jeremy Clarkson makes flirty remark about married Abbey Clancy ‘I should imagine’

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Jeremy Clarkson, 60, queried why some adverts keep popping up on his phone after he had googled or spoke about a particular topic. He then revealed what he would rather see instead. The ex-Top Gear star, who has been going strong with girlfriend Lisa Hogan since 2017, admitted that instead of seeing “revolting” online adverts of people removing earwax, he would rather see images of what “Abbey Clancy would look like in a swimsuit”.

Abbey Clancy would look like in a swimsuit

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The suggestive comment is not the first that the Grand Tour presenter has made about Peter Crouch’s wife, as he previously called her “pretty.”

He wrote: “I’d like to express an interest this morning in what Abbey Clancy would look like in a swimsuit, on a yacht.

“Better, I should imagine, than someone pulling gunk out of their ear while sitting in a shipping container.”

The suggestion came after he complained that he was sick of spam adverts appearing after searching topics online.

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The images appeared on Jeremy’s laptop after he searched how to get rid of his “minor ear infection” as the car enthusiast remains in lockdown with Lisa at his Oxfordshire estate.

Back in 2015, Jeremy said Abbey was one of his “favourite things about Liverpool.”

On his three-day visit to the birthplace of the Beatles, Jeremy showed a softer side as he confided to car fans that a particular blonde had caught his eye.

Taking the mic at Top Gear Live, he revealed the reason why he loves visiting Liverpool.

“Home to some of my favourite things, including the lovely Abbey,” he divulged.

The long-running gag from Jeremy began when he first wrote on Twitter about his attraction for the star.

He swooned: “Just bumped into Abbey Clancy. My god, she’s pretty.”

After Twitter followers responded, Jeremy, stoked the fire as he revealed: “That’s actually the second time I’ve met Abbey. And both times, she has vomited.”

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He then added: “She didn’t actually vomit. She just wrenched and ran off screaming, ‘Help, help, call the police’. Something like that.”

Jeremy has rarely opened up about relationships in the past but regularly gives fans an insight into his life with Lisa during lockdown on his Instagram.

He recently posted a birthday tribute to his beloved girlfriend of three years, with a photo of her standing in their garden wearing muddy wellies.

The couple enjoy spending time together at their Chipping Norton home, where they have recently been attempting to rescue animals on the property.

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The TV presenter recently shared a photo of a baby bird with the caption: “International rescue.”

He then alerted his followers to the bird’s untimely passing with a second post saying: “Dammit.”

Previously an injured owl was recovered on the estate that Jeremy called Boris who also, unfortunately, passed away.

“Bad news I’m afraid. He died,” wrote the star.

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Neighbour demands mum only lets toddler out for 15 minutes a day as his giggling upsets the dogs in brutal note

A WOMAN has revealed the brutal note she claims she got from a neighbour which requested she only let her toddler outside for just 15 minutes a day.

She shared a screenshot of the strongly-worded note on Twitter, which said the child’s “giggling” was “very disruptive” for their dogs. 

The woman, who appears to be based in the US, uploaded a photo of the note in full, with the caption: “Yes this is real”.

It read: “Dear ‘neighbor’, You moved to the neighborhood a year ago and I wanted to give you time to correct this problem on your own, but you are apparently too inconsiderate to do so.

“Every day this week, when the weather has been nice and windows are open, you proceed to let your small child run free in your backyard and laugh and giggle and carry on without end.

“This is very disruptive for my two dogs and my bird who sits next to the window and like to look in your yard [sic].

“Perhaps you could ask him to tone it down a bit, or at least limit his outside time to 15 – 20 minutes a day so my dogs can be outside without seeing him running around.”

The typed note then took an even more serious tone, with the neighbour threatening to take the matter further. 

It finished: “If this kind of behavior persists, I WILL CALL THE POLICE!”

Although the note can’t be substantiated, it hasn’t stopped it being shared over 26,000 times. 

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One person joked: “I think you need to buy your child a horn”, to which the woman replied: “I was thinking a drum set.”

Another added: “Let them call the police. The police could use a good laugh.”

And one person said: “Let that person call the police. They are going to look insane.  Give your child large, loud musical instruments or pots and pans to bang!!!”

This follows a coronavirus nurse distraught at note calling her ‘a disgrace’ for ‘flouting’ lockdown with 12-hour shift.

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Brainteaser challenges puzzlers to spot the ten vehicle safety hazards

Can YOU spot the safety hazards? Brainteaser challenges motorists to pick out 10 mistakes that put them at risk from thieves in less than 49 seconds

  • Tricky new puzzle asks the nation nation to find the ten common security risks 
  • They’re well hidden in a car park scene, so can you beat the 49 second average?  
  • Challenge was created to help raise awareness of popular vehicle safety hazards 

With many of us using our car or motorcycles less due to the lockdown, safety measures can become lax and opportunistic thieves may take advantage.

But a tricky new brainteaser has been put together by Carole Nash to test whether you can spot some of the most common security risks people fall foul to when leaving their vehicle unattended.

The average person takes an impressive 49 seconds to find all ten hazards on both the car and the motorcycle – so, can you beat the average?

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A new brainteaser (pictured), created by Carole Nash, challenges puzzlers to find ten common security risks in a cleverly disguised car park scene

Safety and protection are two very important things for motorcycle, car, and classic car owners to consider during lockdown. 

With more people at home, car and motorcycle owners could face greater risk as thieves ‘window shop’ for vehicles.

The security risks were suggested by experts who know what thieves target and the steps you can take to ensure you are safe and protected as much as possible.

But with the answers cleverly disguised in a car park scene, the challenging puzzle may be harder than you first think.   

MOTORCYCLE 

If you’re struggling to find the answers, then you can see them above circled in red – including the absence of a lock and broken chain

ANSWERS 

Absence of Lock

Investing in a disc lock and grip lock is one of the best ways to secure your motorcycle. You can also use a D lock on the front wheel to ensure your bike does not get wheeled away.

Broken Chain

Thieves often steal a bike by breaking the steering lock and wheeling it away. A chain lock through the back wheel is the best way to prevent this (as the front wheel can be removed). Just make sure it is sturdy and doesn’t break easily!

Bike cover has fallen off

Thieves have been known to ‘shop’ for certain models of bikes and using a bike cover can automatically make a motorcycle less attractive. 

It can also add another time-consuming barrier to the theft. Ensure your cover is properly secured, especially in windy weather.

Keys left in

This may sound like an obvious one, but you would be surprised at how often this happens! 

Always take your keys with you, even if you’re leaving your motorcycle for just a few minutes.

Fuel cap left unlocked / open

Leaving your fuel cap unlocked can make your bike vulnerable to gasoline theft or fuel system vandalism.

 

CAR 

Amongst the other answers hidden on the car includes valuables left inside and the soft top left down (pictured)

ANSWERS 

Valuables left in car

Thieves are opportunistic – many will damage your car and take any valuables left if they can see them, even if they can’t steal the car.

Soft top left down

If you own a convertible, when you leave your car, always make sure the top is down. An easy-to-access car out on the street is an open invitation to thieves. Plus, if you’re parked under a tree or lamp post, birds don’t care how nice your car is…!

Very old, classic car locks (steering lock)

Many classic car owners, especially with their first car, don’t consider getting their locks changed and instead use classic productions like steering locks. 

However, steering locks can be easily manipulated by thieves – they’ve been dealing with them for decades!

If you are looking to keep the original parts of your car or just keep the vintage feel of those old keys, there are still ways that you can upgrade your locks. 

Consider having an automotive locksmith take a look at your lock and see if there is a way to re-pin (or re-wafer) the cylinder so that it is more secure against theft.

Broken lock / door handle

With older cars, locks and handles can sometimes break from years of wear and tear. 

If this happens, get them repaired as soon as possible – thieves can spot them a mile off.

Improper parking

Improper parking can open your car to unwanted attention. Where you keep your classic car is very important – the greater the security, the better you’ll be protected.

And it’s just the latest in a long line of brainteasers sweeping the web in recent weeks – with the eagle-eyed bird catching the worm in another tricky puzzle. 

People across the UK are being challenged to find the earthworm hidden among the feathered flock in this baffling brainteaser. 

It was created to mark the launch of new website Nest Friends, which helps parents teach children about the variety of birds there are across the UK. 

Each British breed has been turned into a bright, bold character with simplified markings to enable children to easily identify them – but that doesn’t make it any easier to find the pesky worm. 

On average it takes users 30 seconds to find the invertebrate – so, can you beat the record?  

This brainteaser has been created to mark the launch of a new website Nest Friends, it challenges players to spot the worm in the birds 

Rick Oliver, 35, from Kings Hill in Kent, came up with the idea for the website at the start of lockdown. 

He said: ‘Nest Friends is a fun, educational online resource for parents of young children to help them learn about the birds they may see in their gardens, on walks, or out of the window.

‘I created it as a way of keeping young children entertained during the lockdown measures that have been put in place.’ 

If you’re struggling to find the worm, cast your eyes to the left-hand side of the picture. 

Still haven’t managed to spot it? Take a look at the blue and white dotted bird almost halfway down the puzzle.

Still haven’t managed to find the worm? Take a look at the blue and white dotted bird to the centre left of the image – the worm is perched underneath it

Another tricky brainteaser challenges players to spot the names of 18 brands in the mind-muddling image below. 

The say-what-you-see puzzle, created by British online training provider High Speed Training, shows a graphic packed with businesses, all of which were started from home. 

Most people have only been able to spot 11 so-called ‘home-preneur’ businesses – so can you beat the record? 

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This say-what-you-see puzzle is packed with the names of 18 differences but most people can only identify 11. How well will you fare? 

The names of the businesses are all concealed as clever visual clues – and some are easier to decipher than others. 

Players will need lateral thinking in order to guess them all, so spend time over them before you guess. 

For those struggling to name all 18, you can find the answers circled in the graphic above (pictured) 

How many brands did you identify? 

1) Tangle Teezer

2) Card Factory

3) Cambridge Satchel Company

4) Trunki

5) Under Armour 

6) I Saw it First 

7) Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce

8) Amstrad 

9) Amazon 

10) Apple

11) Mattel 

12) Dell 

13) Innocent Drinks

14) Cards against humanity

15) Airbnb

16) Yankee Candles

17) Patak

18) Deliveroo 

Another challenging new seek-and-find puzzle is tasking players with finding the tiny bee among the meadow of flowers. 

The baffling brainteaser shows three different coloured flowers with one small bee hiding somewhere in the picture and was created by ethical online florist Arena Flowers. 

But while many will struggle to solve the difficult brainteaser, could you be the one to set a new record?  

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Arena Flowers has created a floral themed brainteaser which tasks puzzlers to find the bee amongst the flowers 

The challenging graphic was graphic to mark World Bee Day, which will be celebrated on May 20. 

Take a very close look at this field of flowers and try and figure out just where the small bee is hiding.  

Finding it tough? Try looking at the middle of each flower to see if anything is blending into the background. 

If you still haven’t managed to find the bee, try taking a closer look  to the bottom left hand corner of the graphic. 

The bee is hiding blended into the middle of one of the flowers on the bottom left hand side of the image 

Another taxing puzzle challenges players to find the only dog with a diamond ring on its collar. 

The brainteaser, created by British jewellery manufacturer Purely Diamonds, shows dozens of dogs jumping, running and digging in delight. 

But just one of the pups has a precious jewel hanging from a loop on its collar. Can you work out which one it is? 

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 Purely Diamonds has put together a new doggy themed brainteaser that features a hidden engagement ring hanging from one of the pup’s collars 

It comes after research revealed 1 in 10 pet owners now give their precious dogs or cats a central role in their wedding day – with some even trusted to carry the wedding rings down the aisle. 

Take a close look and see if you can find the only dog trusted with the responsibility in this busy scene.

If you’re struggling to solve the brainteaser, try looking at the middle of each collar for one which is slightly longer.

Still not having any luck? The dog is to the right of the centre of the image. 

The dog wearing a diamond ring on his collar (circled)  is located in the middle right of the picture 

Even the most eagle-eyed puzzlers would have struggled to spot the dog wearing the ring

Another new brainteaser challenges players to spot the crayon hidden among a floral wallpaper design.

The baffling puzzle, created by British company Plumbs, is designed to stump even those who frequently play games.  

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A new brainteaser created by Plumbs challenges the internet to spot the crayon hidden in a floral wallpaper 

The tricky quiz can perplex even the most eagle-eyed of puzzlers.

If you’re struggling to solve the puzzle, try looking at the branches of each flower for one that looks slightly different. 

And seeing as there’s no record for the quickest puzzler currently set, that means you could be the one to get the fastest time.

A green crayon is hidden among the branches of a flower towards the top right of the image

Another new brainteaser has challenged the nation to see how well they really know the Nineties. 

Reflect Digital has created a say-what-you see graphic in which people are tasked with naming 50 cultural references from the 90s based on visual clues. 

So do you think you know everything about the era? Well, then there’s really no excuse not to get full marks.

But be warned – the current record stands at 12 minutes, so you’d better get your thinking cap on!

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A new say-what-you-see brainteaser (pictured), created by Reflect Digital, challenges people to name the 50 popular things associated with the Nineties

Becky Simms, CEO at Reflect Digital, commented: ‘Our latest game was inspired by a lockdown induced clearout of one of our creative team’s lofts.

‘In the loft, they found a box of Nineties memorabilia and it started their creative mind whirring that wouldn’t it be great to test the nation’s knowledge of the Nineties, an era that many hold so dear.

‘So that was it, challenge set, we wanted to create the hardest Nineties quiz out there, to help entertain the UK whilst staying indoors for the good of the country.’

If you’ve reached your max, then the answers are as follows: East 17, Blur, The Queen’s Nose, Paper Boy, Dream Phone, Walkman, Half Life, SouthPark, Oasis, Friends, Doomy, Steps, Gladiators, Cow & Chicken, Furby, Power Rangers, Spice Girls, Space Jam, Myst, Captain Plant, Mighty Max, Sister Sister, Pulp, Art Attack, Big Breakfast. 

And the most eagle-eyed would also have spotted: The Lion King, Gamesmaster, Salt-N-Pepa, Saved by the Bell, Clueless, Teletubbies, Green Claws, Beanie Baby.

Sooty, Woof, Goldeneye, Lemmings, Rugrats, Funhouse, Goosebumps, Bernard’s Watch, Polly Pocket, Snake, Wolves, Witches and Giants, Dinosaurs, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Worms, Gameboy, Doug and The Demon Headmaster. 

For those struggling to name all 50, you can find the answers labelled in the graphic above (pictured)

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Coronavirus lockdown sex ban could ‘break the chain and help eradicate HIV in UK for good’ – The Sun

THE LOCKDOWN sex ban could “help eradicate HIV” in the UK as more people continue to abstain from sex outside their household.

The government announced a new law on 1 June that makes it illegal for people to leave their households to have sex at the property of another person.

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New research from sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street has revealed that 84 per cent of people are already abstaining from sex outside of their household because of the pandemic, and that many remain apprehensive about the prospect of a casual encounter.

So far in the UK over 39,000 people have died from Covid-19 and the new data suggests that the lockdown is having a huge impact in the fight against HIV.

HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust and 56 Dean Street have now launched a push for more people to get tested for HIV while in lockdown.

The research was compiled from the views of 800 people and found that 8 in 10 are continuing to forgo meeting up for casual sex.

This is while 1 in 5 said they were not sure if this is something they would do again as the coronavirus lockdown enters its third month.

It also found that prior to the coronavirus lockdown 42 per cent of adults would have one sexual partner a month while 35 per cent would have between two and five partners.


Dr Alan McOwan, lead clinician at 56 Dean Street had previously highlighted that the coronavirus lockdown is a great opportunity for people to get tested and said that people were no longer having casual hookups and therefore HIV was no longer being spread.

The research found that 57 per cent of people were no longer meeting up for sex due to the government's guidance on stopping the spread of Covid-19.

This is while six per cent said they were avoiding sex outside their household in order to avoid catching HIV.

The Terrence Higgins Trust has highlighted that time is of the essence when it comes to testing for HIV and said that anyone who hasn’t had sex outside the home since before lockdown will get an accurate test result.

This is due to the fact that it can take up to a month from potential HIV exposure to show up on a test.

What are the symptoms of HIV?

Most infected people experience a short illness, similar to flu, two to six weeks after coming into contact with HIV.

These symptoms, which 80 per cent of infected people experience, are a sign that their body is trying to fight HIV. They include:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Body rash
  • Tiredness
  • Joint and/or muscle pain
  • Swollen glands

After this illness, which normally lasts one to two weeks, HIV sufferers will have no symptoms for up to 10 years – during which time they will look and feel well.

However, the virus will continue to cause progressive damage to a person's immune system.

Only once the immune system is already severely damaged will the person show new symptoms. These include:

  • Weight loss
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Night sweats
  • Skin problems
  • Recurrent infections
  • Serious, life-threatening illnesses

Tests can be obtained through the post and if you test positive you will be able to get the treatment you need in order to stop HIV being passed on to others.

Most councils in England offer free HIV kits and 56 Dean Street is also sending them out.

The Terrence Higgins Trust is also filling any gaps across the UK by offering free tests for the next two weeks.

In order to obtain your kit at home you have to fill out a short questionnaire which will determine what test best suits your needs.

A box containing the sample kit will then arrive in 2-3 working days. Once you receive your kit you need to take the test and send it back through the post. 

The results will then be received via text message. 

Pharmacies also sell the kits and they are available to purchase from £15 to £31.

Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, Ian Green said: "This is an incredible opportunity to break the chain on HIV infection and help move us further forward in achieving our goal of ending HIV transmissions in the UK within the next decade. National HIV Testing Week is every November, but we need to act now because this chance won’t wait and won’t come around again.

"It’s estimated that around 7,500 people in the UK are living with undiagnosed HIV, which is bad for their health and means they may unwittingly pass it on. If everyone is able to use their time in lockdown to get tested and know their HIV status, we can ensure something really good comes out of the devastation of the Covid crisis."

Dr McOwan added that now is the time to get tested with fewer people hooking up for sex.

“We didn’t think there would ever be an extended period of abstinence for so many people, but now it’s happened we’re determined to make the most of it.

"Testing yourself for HIV is quick and easy, and postal tests arrive in plain packaging. Visit our Test Now, Stop HIV website to find out all the information and get tested.

"Testing is so important because once you know your status, you can take steps to stay HIV negative with condoms, regular testing and PrEP. Or, if you get a positive diagnosis, you can access the treatment you need to stay well and stop HIV from being passed on."

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Sky broadband boost: confirmation that your internet speeds may soon get much faster

Sky broadband users may soon find their downloads arrive at a much more rapid rate. That’s because the company has started to test an all-new fibre broadband service that it claims will make internet speeds faster and more reliable. It was recently rumoured that Sky would begin rolling out its full-fibre (FTTP) packages sometime this month… and that now appears to becoming a reality.

According to ISPreview, Sky is starting trials of this new broadband network, which uses next-generation fibre cables compared to the older copper cabling some if its customers currently rely on. Starting these test is a good sign that Sky is close to rolling out its faster internet service soon.

Until now, Sky was only able to offer its best speeds via a hybrid fibre connection called G.fast. Although this technology is quicker than ageing copper cables, it still can’t quite match full fibre in living rooms.

ISPreview says only a handful of homes are currently getting access to Sky’s new service but hopefully this initial test means a larger rollout is on its way soon.

Although not confirmed, it seems once customers have this Ultrafast upgrade installed, they will be able to downloads movies, files and music at over 285Mbps – that’s around twice as fast as Sky’s current top speed and five times quicker than the UK average.

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With a 285Mbps connection, you’d be able to download a full HD film in under three minutes. Along with being much quicker, there is another bonus with having full fibre as it should help offer a much more reliable connection with speeds not suffering as more people log on and use it.

There’s no word on when homes across the UK will get Sky’s full fibre broadband but the company has confirmed that it is committed to rolling out FTTP in 2020 and that’s still the case.

Although this update from Sky is good, the firm still lags some way behind the likes of BT and Virgin Media. Both of these suppliers have begun rolling out their 1Gbps which is capable of downloading a movie in under a minute.

Virgin’s Gig1 is now available in areas including Southampton, Reading, Greater Manchester and across the West Midland.

BT is offering its Full Fibre 100 in areas including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leeds, London and Manchester. Prices for these services start from £59.99 for BT customers and £62 if Virgin is your chosen supplier.

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Off-duty police officers flout coronavirus social distancing rules to drink cocktails in garden with pals – The Sun

TWO off-duty cops provoked outrage after they were caught flouting social distancing rules during a garden booze-up on the hottest day of the year.

Emily Watson, 22, and Julie Hand, 23, were snapped huddled together in the sunshine clutching cocktails a day after the strict lockdown was eased.

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The best pals, both of Penicuik, Midlothian, were seen sitting side by side on the grass, holding the pink drinks in plastic cups with four other female friends standing behind them.

But a furious member of the public reported the photo — which has since been deleted from Instagram — to police chiefs, who gave the pair “suitable advice”.

A source said: “Both of the girls have been out enforcing these rules and all the while they’re living it up with mates on what would have been Penicuik Gala Day.

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The truth about Chris Trousdale and Anna Sundstrand’s relationship

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Chris Trousdale. The Dream Street singer died on June 2, 2020 due to complications from Covid-19, according to Us Weekly. Trousdale died in a hospital in Burbank, California.

Trousdale, who was an actor and a musician, was known for being one of the five members of the boy band, alongside Greg Raposo, Matt Ballinger, Jesse McCartney, and Frankie Galasso. They hit it big in the early 2000s but the band ended up dissolving after their parents sued the two individuals responsible for forming Dream Street, Louis Baldonieri and Brian Lukow. According to the Daily Mail, the parents claimed that their sons were “exposed to booze, women, and pornography.” They ended up winning the case, releasing the five band members from their contracts.

After Trousdale parted ways from Dream Street, he ended up working on several other projects. He collaborated with the Swedish girl group Play and was a featured star in their single “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me.” When Play parted ways, Trousdale ended up working on several collaborations with one of its members, Anna Sundstrand. They were totally adorable together and many people wondered if they were a couple. Keep reading to find out if these speculations were correct.

Chris Trousdale had an 'explosively charming personality'

When eulogizing his friend and former band member, Jesse McCartney said of Chris Trousdale on Instagram: “It pains me to say that an old friend, Chris Trousdale, from my early days in the music industry has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Chris had an explosively charming personality with boundless amounts of talent.”

With such a powerful level of charm, many have wondered if Trousdale ever had a romantic connection with singer Anna Sundstrand. It’s a fair question, because they collaborated on many songs together, most notably the dreamy hit “If Only.” They performed often on stage together, even offering a sweaty version of Grease’s “You’re the One That I Want” in 2006.

While Sundstrand and Trousdale frequently performed together and worked on music together, there has never been any substantial evidence that they dated. In fact, according to MTV, Sundstrand and Trousdale were longtime friends. After she left Play, Sundstrand took up modelling with New York’s Model Management Group circa 2005. She later wrote a book, according to MTV, about her time as a child star in the music industry, which is available in Sweden, according to her Instagram.

This must be devastating news for Sundstrand that Trousdale has passed and so we wish her our condolences.

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