He’s One of Their Own

England captain Harry Kane has announced that he is staying with his boyhood club Tottenham Hotspurs and is ‘100% focused on helping the team achieve success’. Kane had been the subject of interest from Man City, but with Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy showing no interest in selling, the Premier League champions seem to have given up the fight, for now.

Rolling Stones

Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have paid tribute to their bandmate Charlie Watts after his death yesterday. Watts died aged 80 in a London hospital on Tuesday after it was announced he would not be touring with the band later this year because of an undisclosed medical condition. Tributes to Watts have also come from other music legends including Sir Paul McCartney and Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.

Nevermind Lawsuit

Spencer Elden, the man who was photographed as a baby on the album cover for Nirvana’s Nevermind, is suing the band alleging sexual exploitation. Arguably one of the most famous band covers of all time, the album depicts Elden naked in a pool reaching for a $1 bill which is attached to a fishing line. Now 30, Elden says his parents never signed a release authorising the use of his image on the album and he is alleging that the nude image constitutes child pornography.

World’s Fastest Roller Coaster Stopped

The world’s fastest accelerating roller coaster, which can hit top speeds of 172km/h (106.9mph) in just 1.8 seconds, has been suspended after four riders suffered fractured bones, including a broken back.

Four men and women aged in their 30s and 50s have been injured after riding the Do-DoDonpa at the Fuji-Q Highlands amusement park in Japan since December 2020, the park said. Among the injuries was a compression fracture of the cervical spine which took between one to three months to heal. 

The Sansei Technologies’ designed Do-Dodonpa opened its gates on December 21, 2001, as the fastest roller coaster in the world and there have been no reports of broken bones until December last year. Sansei Technologies has issued an apology to all the injured riders.

Afghanistan

As the evacuation of Afghanistan continues, the UK gov has said it will help evacuate staff and animals from a charity sanctuary in Afghanistan. Paul “Pen” Farthing had accused ministers of cutting him off after supporters funded a chartered plane. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace now says that if Mr Farthing arrives at Kabul airport with his animals ‘we will seek a slot for his plane’.‘If he does not have his animals with him he and his staff can board an RAF flight,’ he added.

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