Lifestyle 

Coronation Street’s Lucy Fallon lifts the lid on Bethany Platt’s shocking double-life

GETTY Lucy Fallon opens up on some shocking developments for Bethany For while Coronation Street viewers are about to discover that Bethany Platt is secretly working as a private dancer, Tom has had plenty of time to get used to his girlfriend’s hard-hitting stories. Last year Bethany was groomed and then abused by her older boyfriend and his friends. And previously she’s been bullied at school, collapsed after taking diet pills and developed an obsession with her mum’s boyfriend. “When I told Tom about my latest storyline he was a…

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Lifestyle 

Myanmar: Top 10 facts about the country formerly known as Burma

1. The country’s official name was changed in 1989 from Burma to Myanmar. Traditionally Myanma was the literary and Bamar the colloquial name. 2. The national sport of Myanmar is chinlone, a sort of six-a-side football in which the object is to keep a woven rattan ball in the air. 3. Burmese language has 33 letters and is written traditionally with no spaces between words. 4. One of Myanmar’s traditional dishes is lahpet thoke, a salad of fermented tea leaves. 5. Most cars in Myanmar have right-hand steering but are…

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Entertainment 

The arts quiz of 2017: What do you remember from the past year?

GETTY A painting of Salvator Mundi was sold by Christie’s auction house in 2017 for $450m Art and culture  1. Which artist painted Salvator Mundi, which sold for $450million in November?  2. Which city was the UK’s City of Culture this year?  3. And which city will be our City of Culture from 2021?  4. Which area of England was officially recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site this year?  5. What prestigious award did Zanzibar-born Lubaina Himid win this year? 6. Which city opened a Louvre Art Museum this…

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Sport 

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England first Test, day four – live

35th over: England 80-4 (Root 39, Moeen 1) Osh kosh. Moeen nearly out three times in a minute. Shortish ball from Starc, drops the gloves but not enough and it lobs up towards slip. Smith comes diving as the ball dies, but even he can’t pull this one off. Moeen gets off strike with a dicey single flapped away in the air to the leg side. There’s a short catcher in waiting for something like that. Root is playing like an absolute drain against the short ball. Hooks at Starc…

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