“THE misfortune of Mrs May continues.”That’s the verdict on the past week from one of those who will be crucial to whether she gets to continue as PM.Ever since her ill-fated decision to call an early election, Theresa May has had no luck.Her voice going at conference has been followed by a sex scandal at Westminster that threatens to engulf her Government — and now a secretary of state having to resign for pursuing their own, personal foreign policy.As one No10 source admits: “If you’d made a list of things you were worried about, these wouldn’t have been on it.”But Theresa May’s problem isn’t that a black cat has crossed her path. Rather, it’s that the Government is in the doldrums. There is painfully little progress on either the Brexit or domestic fronts.The Government doesn’t have enough momentum to push past crises. So it is getting stuck in them.Tory MPs have not been impressed by how the Prime Minister has … [Read more...] about This is what the PM must do to avoid getting her cards after a run of bad luck
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Black cats , cracks in the floor and ‘the number of the beast’ – will you be fortunate enough to spot all 13 of the unlucky omens in this bad-luck bedroom? The devious puzzle, created by Casumo.com , hides some of the most common unlucky objects we all come across in our daily lives. Did you know that putting new shoes on a table top is considered bad luck? Or that rocking an empty rocking chair is believed to welcome evil spirits into your home? Some consider getting out of a particular side of the bed unlucky, while an upside-down horseshoe supposedly catches the bad luck that a correctly-orientated one would simply bounce off. Greg Tatton-Brown from Casumo.com said: “For those who believe in luck, signs both good and bad wait at every turn, but this bedroom has it worse than most!” Answers below . . . . . . . . . . . . Bad luck objects A black cat An open umbrella The number 666 The number 13 A broken mirror A ladder An upside down horseshoe A … [Read more...] about Can you spot all of the 13 bad luck objects in this devious picture puzzle?
EMMERDALE star Leah Bracknell has posted a heartbreaking poem and shared a picture of herself looking frail, 10 months after terminal cancer diagnosis.The actress was hit by the devastating news she has lung cancer in October 2016.Leah has now given a insight into her condition and the pain that she is in.She posted the poem, which is believed she wrote herself, on her Facebook page.It read: "I got me a butterfly net to catch me all the love and beauty and wishes and dreams and black cat kinda luck"And fire in my belly, honey in my heart kind of memories that melt my sweet heart"And take away the pain."I spy me a sky full of blessings coming my way."Net at the ready, I raise my head for a kiss."And here they come."The 52-year-old played Zoe Tate on the Emmerdale for 16 years and was was the first lesbian character on the British soap.The announcement of her illness last year led to a major fundraising effort from generous well-wishers as she sought … [Read more...] about Emmerdale’s Leah Bracknell posts heartbreaking poem as she shares picture of herself looking frail 10 months after terminal cancer diagnosis
EMMERDALE actress Leah Bracknell was hit with some devastating news as she was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in October 2016.The announcement led to a major fundraising effort from generous well-wishers as she sought treatment that could save her life. Here's all you need to know about her:The 52-year-old actress has played Zoe Tate on the Emmerdale for 16 years and started trending on Twitter after fans learned of her condition.Mum-of-two Leah was the first lesbian character on the British soap and won Best Exit at the British Soap Awards when she left the show in 2006.Since then she has been teaching yoga and meditation after moving to Worthing, Sussex and is understood to be a non-smoker.In October 2016, Leah released the statement: “My abdomen suddenly ballooned and within a matter of a few days I looked heavily pregnant. I could barely walk or breathe.“I was subsequently given an emergency procedure to remove a large amount of fluid from … [Read more...] about Who is Leah Bracknell? Zoe Tate actress in Emmerdale fighting lung cancer who’s spoken about medicinal marijuana
DAVID MOYES’ woes continued on Wednesday night when Sunderland were left stranded on the South Coast after their flight back from Southampton was cancelled.The Black Cats lost 1-0 in the EFL Cup fourth round to the Saints at St Mary’s, with manager Moyes sent to the stands late on.And their night to forget got even worse when thick fog threw their travel plans into disarray.The Sunderland squad were instead forced to stay in a hotel overnight and do a recovery session there this morning.They are now only due to land back on Wearside this afternoon - less than 48 hours before Saturday’s lunch-time kick-off with Arsenal.It is the worst possible preparation for the rock-bottom Black Cats who face the table-topping Gunners without a Premier League win so far this season. Keep up to date with ALL the Sunderland news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryLast night’s chaos is not Sunderland’s first flight … [Read more...] about David Moyes: More bad luck for Sunderland boss as Black Cats boss is stranded on South Coast because of thick fog
LIVERPOOL fans braced themselves for the return of Manchester United - but they also got the return of the infamous Anfield Cat.A different feline was spotted roaming around the touchline ahead of the crunch Monday Night Football game in front of 54,000 fans, the third one in recent years.A tabby - although not the same one as before - was spotted running around in front of the Kop in 2012, when the Reds played out a 0-0 draw with Tottenham.And in 2014 Liverpool beat Swansea 4-1 with a different kitty again getting on the pitch. You can follow all the action from tonight’s game right here on SunSport with our LIVE blog.But this one is all black - and you know the rule: don't cross a black cat's path or you'll get bad luck.It could have spelt bad news for visitors United and their keeper David de Gea - but the Spaniard had cat-like reflexes as he denied Liverpool with two classy saves.In truth the fixtures wasn't a classic Liverpool v Manchester United encounter … [Read more...] about Anfield Cat is back as Liverpool draw with Manchester United – but was the kitty the highlight of the entire game?
MILLIONS of Brits are terrified of Friday the 13th, a study has found.Researchers found around one in five of the population dread the arrival of what is traditionally known as the scariest date on the calendar.According to the poll one in six adults believe Friday the 13th poses the greatest risk of bad luck striking and consider it unluckier than black cats, broken mirrors and spilled salt.The study also found around half of Brits are 'superstitious' and a similar number believe luck - both good and bad - has an impact on their lives.It also emerged seven in ten wouldn’t risk walking under a ladder for fear of bringing bad luck and two thirds have even ‘touched wood’ to ward off any future mishaps.Gregory Tatton-Brown from Casumo.com, which commissioned the research, said: "Even in modern times, with the power of science and technology at our backs, and less mystery in the world than ever before, it’s hard to shake the feeling that invisible forces hold some … [Read more...] about Millions of Brits admit being terrified of Friday the 13th
BLACK cats and cracked mirrors – are you unfortunate enough to spot all 13 of the omens in this bad-luck bedroom?The devious puzzle hides some of the most common unlucky objects we all come across in our daily lives.The mind-boggling puzzle, created by Casumo.com, includes the “unlucky” number 13 and an open umbrella.And there is even a ladder and the number 666 concealed for keen-eyed players to spot somewhere in the drawing .The picture also pays homage to the superstition that getting out on the “wrong” side of the bed is unlucky, and that an upside-down horseshoe supposedly catches the bad luck.If that proved to be too much of a head-scratcher don’t panic – we have the solution for you here…According to a poll one in six adults believe Friday the 13th poses the greatest risk of bad luck striking and consider it unluckier than black cats, broken mirrors and spilled salt.The study also found around half of Brits are … [Read more...] about Can YOU spot all 13 of the unlucky omens in this picture puzzle? Even the quickest minds are struggling to get them all
BLACK cats are often associated with Halloween, witches and all things spooky.But is it considered good or bad luck if you see the moggies, and why do they have such an unfortunate reputation?Black cats feature in the superstitions of many countries — but whether they mean good luck or bad varies.In the Middle Ages they were thought to be the assistants of witches, and in the US they are still thought to bring misfortune.But Britain and Ireland it is lucky to see a black cat, as it is in Germany — as long as it crosses your path from left to right.And if a cat walks towards someone it is said to bring good fortune, but bad luck if the cat walks away, as it “takes the luck” with them.In fact, the Scots have a superstition that if a strange black cat arrives at a home, this signifies prosperity.However, in many other areas of Europe, black moggies are considered a symbol of bad luck, especially in the event of one walking across the path in front of you, … [Read more...] about Is a black cat crossing your path bad luck or good luck? The superstition explained
Slaven Bilic faces injury crisis as he bids to christen Olympic Stadium with a winDavid Moyes loses first home match as Sunderland boss 2-1Aitor Karanka's Boro drew 1-1 last week with StokeRefresh your browser to see the latest as Gavin Newsham gives you the best of the action18.00: So that's all from me today. Thanks for joining me on what's been a mixed day in the Premier League. We'll be back in midweek for the second legs of the Champions League qualifiers. Enjoy the rest of your evening and goodbye!17.57: So we got a goal in end but it was hardly the greatest game ever played, was it? Eddie Howe should be worried because his Bournemouth team were very average today and they're now bottom of the table without a point. Early days, of course, but they offered little or no threat throughout most of that game.17.55: FT: WEST HAM 1 BOURNEMOUTH 017.53: And nearly another for West Ham as Jonathan Calleri breaks free but fires wide with the goal at his mercy. But it won't matter. … [Read more...] about Premier League: West Ham 1 Bournemouth 0 – Michail Antonio breaks the deadlock at the London Stadium