“Friday” singer’s new music is truly great

Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black
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Rebecca Black just released new music, and it’s great. Just imagine reading that sentence 10 years ago. It couldn’t have been much fun to be 13-year-old Rebecca Black back then, when her well-meaning mother ponied up the money to have her daughter record a silly, throwaway pop song and film a music video for it. What likely would have made for an oddball memento of youth instead became a national punchline. “Friday” was a massive sensation, mostly for all the wrong reasons: It was cited in the press at the time as

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Julia Butters to Play Steven Spielberg’s Sister

Julia Butters — the young actor who stole scenes outright from Leonardo DiCaprio in “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” — will play a character inspired by Steven Spielberg’s sister in the filmmaker’s untitled semi-autobiographical film about his childhood.

She’ll join Michelle Williams, Paul Dano and Seth Rogen, who are playing characters loosely based on Spielberg’s mother, father, and favorite uncle, respectively, and newcomer Gabriel LaBelle, who is playing the character based on a young Spielberg.

For the first time since 2001’s “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence,” Spielberg is credited as a co-writer of the screenplay, along with regular collaborator Tony Kushner (“Lincoln,”

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Fruit farming on ‘brink of collapse’ as Brexit causes shortage of pickers

Brexit has caused a ‘massive hole’ in the numbers of people coming to the UK to pick fruit in the summer months, it has been claimed (Picture: Getty/PA)

Farmers have been left ‘on the brink’ after Brexit put a ‘massive hole’ in the numbers of fruit pickers coming to the UK in the summer months, it has been claimed.

Applications for seasonal work at one Kent-based company are down 90% in the last two years and there are fears for the future.

Stephen Taylor, managing director of Winterwood Farms Ltd, said the labour market has got ‘tighter and tighter’ over

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This How We (Hike) Texas

Meandering through the towering trees of the Pineywoods and zigzagging beneath the sandstone spires of the panhandle’s canyonlands, the miles and miles of hiking trails in Texas unwind in seemingly endless variety. “People don’t realize how much is really here,” says Pierce Ingram, an Austin-based photographer and co-founder of Hiking Texas, a website dedicated to the trails of his home state. “You’ve got mountains, you’ve got canyons, you’ve got rivers and streams, you’ve got the tall pines.” Whether you’re looking for a quick hike close to one of the state’s bustling cities, or you want days of trekking through

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Six Predictions For Summer Air Travel

Summer officially begins on June 20, so families are well into thinking about travel plans. The airline business is largely optimistic about leisure travel this summer, with a lot of pent-up demand and some even think there is a concept called “revenge travel” in play. If families are ready to pack up and go, the airlines will have the seats and fares are quite attractive, so a bullish summer is possible. Possible isn’t certain, however.

With a return to travel can mean a number

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Where to Hike with your Dad for Father’s Day


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Backpacking forms the connections for some of my closest relationships. It binds my family and I together with shared memories, joys and struggles. And the more time you spend outdoors with those you love, the better those relationships become. With Father’s Day upon us, many of us are striving to find ways to create meaningful memories with our Dads this season. The following hikes might give you just the right amount of inspiration. Greenstone Ridge Trail

Isle Royale, Michigan

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Harvey Weinstein ordered extradited to Los Angeles to face sex charges

Harvey Weinstein walks away from the court room with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman at the New York State Supreme Court on October 11, 2018 in New York City.

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Harvey Weinstein, the once-renowned film producer convicted of rape last year, on Tuesday was ordered to be extradited from New York to face sexual assault charges in Los Angeles.

Weinstein, who is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in upstate New York, is charged with rape, sexual battery and other crimes in connection with five incidents that allegedly occurred between 2004 and 2013.

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Southland dairy farmer features in new rural book

Tim Fulton has just released his first book Kiwi Farmers’ Guide to Life that tells the stories of 25 farmers and their families celebrating rural life.

Fulton comes from a farming background in north Canterbury and has been a journalist for the past 20 years writing about farming and agribusiness.

He has also been an editor of various farming publications.

“I really enjoyed some of the stories I got to do close to home, and actually I didn’t state in the book but actually three of the couples and even in south Canterbury, the shearers where actually my extended family,

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Travel shares rise as UK considers relaxing rules on foreign holidays | Travel & leisure

Airline and travel firm shares have risen after news that the UK could allow fully vaccinated holidaymakers to visit amber list countries without having to quarantine.

Under the current system, travellers must quarantine for 10 days and have a total of three Covid tests when returning from countries including all major European holiday destinations.

News that ministers are considering relaxing the rules for double-jabbed travellers boosted shares in airlines including easyJet, Ryanair, and British Airways’ parent group IAG by between 3 and 4.8% in early trading.

The market value of Europe’s biggest travel firm, Tui, increased by 3.3% while the

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