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Holidaymakers arriving in Majorca and Ibiza may face coronavirus tests at airport and six-hour wait for results in hotel – The Sun

HOLIDAYMAKERS arriving in Majorca and Ibiza may face mandatory coronavirus tests at the airport and six-hour isolation in their hotels to await results.

It's one of the measures contained in a pilot 'action plan' being prepared by the Balearic government which wants to be one of the first regions in Spain to receive holidaymakers.

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The Balearics, which include Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza, plans to test-drive the new procedures in mid-June if permission is given to bring up to 5,000 Germans to Mallorca as a prelude to the opening of international borders and the scrapping of Spain's 14-day quarantine rule from July 1st.

According to reports in the island's press, the go-ahead has already been given by both the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Transport but approval is still pending from the Ministries of Labour and Health.

The Balearics have had only 224 deaths from coronavirus since the outbreak began and just over 2,000 infections.

Local government wants the islands to be treated as one of the world leaders in dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19 and how to cope with international tourism again in the safest way possible.

Diario de Mallorca reports: "The pilot plan aims to demonstrate that it is possible to allow the subsequent entry of tourists without risk into the islands from July 1st, the date on which the summer season is to start more generally, hence the inclusion of tests for detection of the disease on arrival at the islands".

PILOT TESTING

About 3,000 Germans were originally set to take part in the experiment which will also test all the coronavirus protocols, from arriving at the airport, transfers to hotels, the accommodation itself, arrangements around the swimming pools, use of the facilities, trips out and their eventual return.

But that figure could now increase to 4,000 for Mallorca, 500 in Menorca, 500 in Ibiza and 100 in Formentera, according to Diario de Mallorca.

President of the Hotel Federation of Mallorca, María Frontera said the pilot test was essential to demonstrate that the Balearic Islands are a safe destination.

It is hoped it will help pave the way for other international tourists, including from Britain when travel is allowed.

According to Travel Mole, the Balearics attracted 13.6 million tourists last year and Brits were made up nearly a third of that number, closely followed by Germany.

TRAVEL QUARANTINE

There has been debate over whether Britons should be allowed to holiday in Spain after the Home Secretary Priti Patel's announcements that anyone who arrives into the UK after June 8, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate for 14 days or face fines of £1,000.

Senior ministers warn it will hamper Britain's economic recovery from the pandemic.

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The Centre for Economics and Business Research yesterday warned it could cost the economy £650million a week.

A senior industry source said: "I don't know anyone apart from Priti Patel and Dominic Cummings who are pushing for quarantine."

More than 80 company bosses have also called on the Home Secretary to scrap the quarantine plan, calling it "the very last thing the travel industry needs".

The news comes after Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez put the UK at the top of his list of target countries in talks aimed at reaching bilateral 'safe corridor' swaps to restart travel between European zones.

Spain has quarantined all international arrivals for 14 days since May 14 but recently announced that the country would open for tourism from July 1, potentially dividing Europe into zones coded 'green' or 'red' depending on whether the virus has been brought under control locally.

Meanwhile, Portugal has told Brits planning to holiday to areas like the Algarve will not need to be quarantined.

Countries being mooted as potential destinations under the "holiday corridor" proposals also include Spain, Italy, Turkey and Greece.

Hotels in Portugal are set to reopen on Monday and beaches from June 6 as the country opens its arms to foreign holidaymakers.

Spain has announced there will be no quarantine on visitors from July 1.

Greece said yesterday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from 15 June – but not including Britain.

The list will be expanded on July 1 to include other countries.



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Brooks Laich Talked Dating in Social Media Age Before Julianne Hough Split

Coming to terms.Brooks Laich opened about modern dating practices just two days before announcing his split from Julianne Hough.

During an episode of his “How Men Think with Brooks Laich & Gavin DeGraw” podcast, the 36-year-old NHL alum opened up about his thoughts on posting “thirst trap” to social media. “I just asked my buddy about this before we started the show,” Laich explained on Wednesday, May 27. “He said he was using the term in 2014. I have no idea guys how I have missed this boat.”

After gaining “recent knowledge” on the concept, Laich believes that thirst traps “are not real life.” He considered them to be “poser shots that you’re just casting out bait for double clicks on your profile.”

The Canada native continued to discuss the social media practice by explaining how he intends to use his own digital platform. “I’m so behind on the social media game and just like intent on it. I use my platform to try and add value. That’s why I do this show. That’s why I use my platform and then I show things I love,” he explained. “But I never had social media until I was in a relationship. I never ever in my life played that kind of a game with social media.”

He added, “Mine was always to engage with people and see how I could add value to their lives, and bring attention to good causes and charities and things”

Laich and the Dancing With the Stars alum, 31, announced their split on Friday, May 29, after nearly three years of marriage. “We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,” they said in a joint statement to People. “We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.”

Shortly before the breakup was confirmed, Us Weekly exclusively revealed that the estranged pair were “not doing well” in their marriage. They had also been quarantining in separate states amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Us also broke the news that Hough and Laich had entered a rough patch at the beginning of the year. In March, the retired athlete and the former America’s Got Talent judge were “working through any issues they previously faced,” an insider shared with Us.

Hough and Laich wed in 2017. Though they never had kids, the former pair never intended to conceive after she froze her eggs to possibly undergo In vitro fertilization.

“We never actually tried to get pregnant,” she explained in her Women’s Health June 2020 cover story. “It was more of a precautionary measure: Let’s do our due diligence for the future by freezing eggs.”

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Wendy Williams was ‘in a bad mental state’ before hiatus as she ‘hates working from home’ and ‘couldn’t keep up the act’ – The Sun

WENDY Williams was “in a bad place mentally” that escalated just before she announced the abrupt hiatus from her show, The Sun can exclusively confirm.

The 55-year-old daytime host announced on May 18 that she would be taking time off from The Wendy Williams Show due to “fatigue” from her Graves’ disease.


However, a production source revealed to The Sun that a variety of factors led to her indefinite break.

“Wendy absolutely hates working from home so the quarantine has been really hard on her.

“She’s been struggling with it more behind the scenes than her audience realizes and it got worse the week before her announcement,” the insider said.

The source added that the hardships during lockdown “mixed with her symptoms from her condition” had put the star “in a bad place mentally.”


Wendy decided “she needed some time” and “couldn’t keep putting on her outgoing act for the camera,” the informant said.

Due to the star’s previous struggles with drugs, fans began to speculate if Wendy was seeking help for more than just her thyroid disease.

However, the source added that she “is not checked into a treatment facility anywhere at the moment.”

Reps for Wendy have not yet responded to The Sun's request for comment.

Earlier this month, the show’s reps announced her break from hosting duties.

“Recently, Wendy has been dealing with symptoms from her Graves’ disease which is causing fatigue.

“In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment.

“We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing the ‘[email protected]’ shows. More updates on a return date will follow,” the statement read.

The TV personality took more than two months off from her show last year but appeared on camera again in March 2019.

After her return, Wendy announced during an episode that she was living in a "sober house” to work on her struggles with drug abuse.


“For some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house," she said trying to hold back tears.

”And you know I've had a struggle with cocaine in my past. And I never went to a place to get the treatment.

“I don't know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped,” she revealed.

"After I go to the Pilates, I go to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area.

“And I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help. They don't know I'm Wendy. They don't care I'm Wendy,” she emotionally said.

Just days before it was announced she would take time off, fans worried about Wendy after she appeared to "slur her words" and look "out of it" on live TV.

She also alarmed fans after she broke down in tears several times on-air in recent weeks.

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Black people in England are more likely to test positive for Covid-19

Black people in England are 3.4 times more likely to test positive for Covid-19 than people from white British backgrounds, study shows

  • Those in black minority groups are more than three times as likely to test positive
  • The researchers believe socioeconomic differences in ethnic groups are a factor
  • The new study linked Public Health England test result data with the UK Biobank 
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Black people in England are 3.4 times more likely to test positive for Covid-19 than people from white British backgrounds, a new study shows.

Other minority ethnic groups are also at higher risk of catching the virus, with those from South Asian backgrounds 2.4 times more likely to test positive.

The findings are based on data from nearly 400,000 participants in the UK Biobank study, a long-term study investigating the contribution of genes and the environment to the development of disease.

This data – which includes information on ethnicity, socioeconomic position, health and behavioural risk factors – was correlated with Covid-19 test results from Public Health England, which holds a database of all test results in England.

The UK Biobank team gained permission from study participants to confidentially link their Covid-19 test results to their Biobank health records, which are stored anonymously. 

The University of Glasgow researchers conclude that socioeconomic differences, such as finances and access to resources, are likely key to the findings, rather than just genetics. 

They say that an immediate policy response is needed to ensure the health system is responsive to the needs of ethnic minority groups.  

The findings add to a growing body of evidence that some ethnic minority groups are more vulnerable to the adverse consequences of Covid-19. 

NHS data has previously revealed that Covid-19 fatalities are higher among England’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups than the general population. 

Ethnic minority groups, especially black and South Asian people seem to be particularly vulnerable to the adverse consequences of Covid-19

Compared to people from white British backgrounds, the risks of testing positive were largest in in black and South Asian minority groups who were 3.4 and 2.4 times more likely to test positive, respectively, with people of Pakistani ethnicity at highest risk in the south Asian group (3.2 times more likely to test positive)

‘There is unlikely to be a single factor underlying these differences,’ Dr. S Vittal Katikireddi at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow told MailOnline.

‘I think an important part of the picture is socioeconomic differences – some ethnic groups are worse off financially and have less access to resources. 

‘That doesn’t seem to provide the whole picture, however. 

‘We haven’t been able to directly look at genetic differences so far, but based on what we know about ethnic differences in health more generally, genetics is unlikely to be an important contributor.’

Dr Katikireddi also said behaviour-related factors – like smoking and obesity – and pre-existing disease did not seem to be important contributors to the findings – although these are important risk factors for Covid-19 complications. 

Previous pandemics, such as the 1918 flu pandemic, have disproportionately impacted ethnic minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.

While early evidence suggests the same is true for the current crisis, research into the subject remains limited, according to the researchers, who are from the University of Glasgow and Public Health Scotland. 

The NHS’s health and care workers, who often are from minority ethnic populations, have access to the necessary protective personal equipment (PPE), the authors say

To find out more, the researchers gained permission from study participants to confidentially link the results of Covid-19 tests conducted in England between March 16 and May 3 this year with UK Biobank data, according to Dr Katikireddi.

BAME nurses ‘less protected’ as PPE shortages persist 

Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) nurses are more likely to have problems accessing protective equipment, according to a new poll.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) identified a stark and deeply worrying’ contrast over PPE provision for staff from different backgrounds.

The union said it is “unacceptable” that BAME nurses “are less protected than other nursing staff”.

Data has emerged suggesting that people from BAME backgrounds are being disproportionately adversely affected by Covid-19. 

‘We analysed both whether people had tested positive and also whether they tested positive while at hospital,’ he said. 

‘The latter is more likely to reflect severe cases and less likely to be influenced by differences in testing practice.’ 

The test results were based on PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests, which look for DNA rather than antigens and have been widely used in the UK during the pandemic. 

Out of the total participants, 348,735 were white British, 7,323 were South Asian and 6,395 were from black ethnic backgrounds.

2,658 participants had been tested for SARS-CoV-2, the strain of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, and 948 had at least one positive test.

Compared to people from white British backgrounds, the risk of testing positive was largest in black and South Asian minority groups.

Black people were 3.4 times more likely to test positive than white British groups, while South Asian people were 2.4 times more likely.

Within the South Asian sample, people with Pakistani ethnicity were at the highest risk – 3.2 times more likely to test positive than the white British sample, according to the data.

Ethnic minorities were also more likely to receive their diagnosis in a hospital setting, which suggests they were more severely impacted by Covid-19. 

‘One possibility that remains is that some ethnic and socioeconomic groups have a poorer prognosis and are therefore more likely to be admitted to hospital and therefore to be tested,’ the authors note.

Doctors and nurses from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background have been disproportionately affected by coronavirus. Pictured are those that have died from the virus

Ethnic differences in infection risk did not appear to be fully explained by differences in pre-existing health, behavioural risk factors country of birth or socioeconomic differences.

Living in a disadvantaged area was also associated with a higher risk of testing positive – those who were most disadvantaged were 2.2 times more likely to test positive compared with the least disadvantaged people.

Meanwhile, having the lowest level of education made a person exactly two times more likely to test positive compared to those in the study with the highest level of education.

Health and care workers, who are often from minority ethnic populations, should have access to necessary protective personal equipment (PPE), Dr Katikireddi and his authors stress – especially as recent research reveals they are more likely to have trouble accessing it. 

Guidelines in different languages of how to reduce the risk of being exposed to the virus should also be considered, they say.

The study authors admit that those who were more advantaged were more likely to participate in the Biobank study and ethnic minorities may be less represented.

Test result data was also only available for England, meaning a broader range of people from ethnic minority groups could suggest they have less of a risk than people from white backgrounds.

Further research is needed to investigate whether these findings are reflective of the broader UK population.

‘Our findings warrant replication in other datasets, ideally including representative samples and across different countries,’ the team write in BMC Medicine.

‘Other social groups, such as homeless people, prisoners and undocumented migrants, experience severe disadvantage and research is necessary to study these highly vulnerable populations too.’ 

BAME communities are two to three times more likely to die from coronavirus 

People from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities are two to three times more likely to die from coronavirus, previous analysis suggests. 

University College London (UCL) researchers found the risk of death from Covid-19 for black African groups was more than three times higher than the general population.

In people of Pakistani background it was also more than times higher, 2.41 times higher for Bangladeshi, black Caribbean was 2.21 times higher, and Indian was 1.7 times higher.

There was 12 per cent lower risk of death from Covid-19 from white populations in England than the general population, the analysis of NHS data by UCL also found.   

Co-author of the report, Dr Delan Devakumar, of the UCL Institute for Global Health, said: ‘Rather than being an equaliser, this work shows that mortality with Covid-19 is disproportionately higher in black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

‘It is essential to tackle the underlying social and economic risk factors and barriers to healthcare that lead to these unjust deaths.’ 

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Henry Cavill in Talks to Return as Superman in the DCEU, but What Movie Would He Be In?

Henry Cavill playing Superman is probably the one thing DC fans can agree on across the board. With Robert Pattinson taking over for Ben Affleck as Batman, many started worrying about the actor’s departure from the franchise. 

Well, the good news is that Cavill is reportedly planning on reprising his role as the Man of Steel. But if he does, what movie will he be in?

Henry Cavill played Clark Kent / Superman in three DCEU movies

Cavill is probably the most popular Superman to grace the screen in recent years. He first appeared as the Kryptonian hero in Zack Snyder’s 2013 film, Man of Steel. He then reprised the role for the 2016 DC team-up, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice opposite Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.   

In 2017, he once again appeared as Clark Kent, aka Superman in Justice League. The movie received terrible reviews do to its shoddy CGI effects  — a result of Snyder stepping down from the project post-production for personal reasons. 

Fans have been waiting to see the director’s true vision in the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League, which is slated to hit HBO Max in 2021. And Cavill will once again be seen playing Superman in the Snyder version. 

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Henry Cavill is in talks to play Superman once again

Many actors have played Superman in the past two decades, but there’s no question that Cavill is a DC fan favorite.  When he joined the cast of Netflix’s fantasy series The Witcher in 2019, fans were worried he would never wear the red cape again. 

But according to recent reports, the actor is in talks with Warner Bros. to reprise his role as Kal-El. He also recently joined Snyder for a Man of Steel watch party on Vero, where the two reminisced about their experiences filming the movie.  

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And it comes as no surprise that Cavill would want to play the superhero again. In his interviews and social media posts, the actor always shows his appreciation for Superman and the character’s importance in the comic book universe, even naming his beloved dog “Kal.”

And in 2018, when rumors of his departure from the franchise started swirling, Cavill posted an Instagram video of himself wearing a Kryptonian-themed t-shirt holding a Superman figurine, indicating he was still very much interested in keeping the part. 

What movie would he be in?

So, with Cavill in talks to play Superman once again, fans are wondering what movie he could potentially appear in. Because, as of now, Warner Bros. hasn’t released any information that would suggest a Man of Steel or Justice League sequel is coming.  Wonder Woman: 1984  is already complete, and there are no indications he’ll be in Robert Pattinson’s new Batman film. 

But, there is a possibility that Cavill returns as Superman in Shazam! 2. Fans may remember, that in the final scene of Shazam!, Shazam (Zachary Levi) brings Superman (only his torso is shown) to the school to eat lunch with his brothers and sisters.  With Superman’s character already set-up in the original film, it would be really easy to feature him in the sequel. 

For now, other than Shazam! 2, there are two other films Cavill could potentially reprise the role in. He could come back in Aquaman 2 opposite his Justice League co-star Jason Mamoa. And he may also don the red cape for Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming DC superhero film, Black Adam

However, Cavill is still in talks with Warner Bros., and he hasn’t confirmed any news himself. When and if a deal is struck, the actor will probably hit his followers with the good news on social media. 

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More than eight in ten Ryanair passengers still waiting for refunds, says Which?

RYANAIR has left more than eight in ten passengers waiting for a refund, according to new research by Which?.

The consumer group found 84 per cent of holidaymakers who'd asked for a cash refund after their flight had been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis had yet to receive their money back.

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Just 5 per cent of Ryanair customers surveyed said they'd had money returned to them within seven days, while only one in six (16 per cent) had received a refund at all.

Which? says refunds should be processed within seven working days.

Ryanair customers also told Which? that online refund forms didn’t work, they'd been pressured to take vouchers instead of cash, and that the timeframe to receive a refund had constantly changed.

The airline's current position is that cash refunds won't be processed until after the coronavirus crisis has ended.

How many airline passengers are still waiting for refunds?

HERE'S how many airline passengers are still waiting for refunds for cancelled flights, according to Which?:

  • Ryanair – more than eight in ten (84 per cent) people
  • easyJet – three in five (63 per cent) people
  • British Airways – a quarter (23 per cent) of people
  • Jet2 – one in five (19 per cent) people

And here's how many passengers were refunded in seven days:

  • Ryanair – 5 per cent
  • EasyJet – 14 per cent
  • Jet2 – 29 per cent
  • British Airways – 39 per cent

Which? surveyed 1,632 airline passengers whose flights had been cancelled since lockdown began in March and who opted for a cash refund rather than a voucher or alternative flight.

When it comes to other carriers, it found three in five (63 per cent) easyJet customers are still waiting for their money back, a quarter (23 per cent) of British Airways customers are awaiting refunds, and one in five (19 per cent of) Jet2 customers are still waiting for refunds.

In addition, the research found easyJet refunded just one in seven (14 per cent) customers within seven days, while four in ten (39 per cent) British Airways customers and three in ten (29 per cent) Jet2 customers received cash within seven days.

British Airways also came under fire from Which? for removing its online refunds form and instead directing customers to a phone line where they are often unable to speak to anyone due to high call volumes.

Rory Boland, editor of Which? Travel, said: “We have heard from thousands of frustrated passengers who have told us they are finding it almost impossible to get refunds they are legally entitled to from airlines, with some having waited months now without a penny returned to them."

What can I do if my airline won't pay out? Do I have to accept vouchers?

If you're on an EU flight, which is any flight leaving the UK or any flight with an EU carrier that lands in the UK, you're entitled to a full refund or alternative flight if yours is cancelled.

Refunds must be paid in cash if you request this option, although it's worth being mindful that the airline industry is suffering right now so if you can afford to take a voucher and think you'll fly again, it may be worth opting for this.

EasyJet, for example, has offered airline passengers three different ways to get a refund, meanwhile British Airways is offering holidaymakers Avios points, cash or vouchers.

But in the scenario you want a cash refund, contact the airline in question or travel agent if you booked via a third party to request one.

If the airline doesn't pay out or respond you can escalate your claim to an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) body.

Different airlines are signed up to different ADR schemes, you can see the full list on the UK regulator's website.

Be aware that some ADR schemes charge up to £25 to use the service, while some airlines such as Ryanair aren't a member of any scheme.

In this scenario, you can take your complaint directly to the UK"s Civil Aviation Authority.

Which? is also compiling evidence of rule-breaking, so you can report your airline if you've been unable to get a refund for a cancelled flight.

Alternative options include checking whether you can claim on your travel insurance, or finding out if you can make a claim to your card provider under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act or via your card provider's Chargeback scheme for debit card users and those spending less than £100.

When will I get a cash refund?

EasyJet says it aims to process claims in "less than 28 days" while Ryanair says passengers will be refunded "once this unprecedented crisis is over" and apologises for "any inconvenience caused".

British Airways says it's processing refunds as quickly as possible, and points out that refunds can be requested at any point up to 12 months after the start date of the journey.

And Jet2 told us it's "working tirelessly" to contact customers in departure date order to discuss their options.

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Crooks steal over $30K in goods from businesses closed over coronavirus

A pair of burglars took advantage of the coronavirus lockdown to target shuttered businesses in Queens — and made off with more than $30,000 in goods, police said Wednesday.

Police believe the unknown pair is connected to seven separate break-ins in Queens Village from April and May, according to the NYPD.

In the first series of burglaries, the two men broke into four businesses on Hillside Avenue in April, cops said.

Their biggest haul came around 10 p.m. on April 6, when the crooks made off with $18,000 in cash, liquor, an electric bike and kitchen utensils from Rajdhani Indian Restaurant.

Two days later, the two came back to the strip and relieved Sweetmans Parties Restaurant of  $4,000 that had been left in its cash registers and safe after disconnecting the cameras inside.

Three weeks later, the crooks returned twice to Hillside Avenue and broke into Fara Vjala Beauty Salon and Metro PCS just days apart.

The salon reported $400 missing along with various hair products, while the cell phone store told cops the two grabbed $300 and 17 cell phones worth nearly $10,000.

The two burglars were back at it on May 3 when they broke into a Papa Johns on Francis Lewis Boulevard, stealing an unknown amount of cash and two electric bikes, police said.

That same night, the burglars were unsuccessful in breaking into a nail salon and house of worship nearby on Francis Lewis Boulevard, cops said.

On Wednesday, the NYPD released video footage from the Metro PCS burglary on April 26.

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Tyson Fury in talks with Hollywood over movie about his up-and-down life… and Brit wants Denzel Washington to play him – The Sun

TYSON FURY has admitted his dream is to have Denzel Washington play him in a Hollywood movie about his life.

The Gypsy King revealed he has had many offers to feature his incredible comeback from his mental health struggles to the top of boxing on the big screen.


The 31-year-old – one of Britain’s most outlandish and flamboyant sports stars – drew many plaudits for turning his life around after battling drug addiction and depression.

The 6ft 9in heavyweight ballooned to a whopping 28st at his heaviest during his two-year absence from the ring.

But in an incredible turnaround, Fury battled back to eventually claim the WBC belt from Deontay Wilder at the second time of asking in February to cap one of the greatest sporting comebacks.

And the Mancunian admitted he has since been inundated by offers to have his career given the feature film treatment.

Fury, who claimed A-List star Denzel was the "only man" capable of playing him back in 2018, doubled down on his ambition to have the Training Day actor take on the role.

He told BT Sport: “I’m in talks with Hollywood movie directors now for ‘The Tyson Fury Life Story’. They asked me like, ‘Who would you want to play [you]’, and I said, ‘Obviously Denzel’.

He has got enough to play anybody! I’m not sure if he can do the husky voice, though! You need to punch him in the throat for that one!

“I’ve always said Denzel [Washington]. And then everybody… laughed about it. Whatever. Well, I’d love to finalize who’s gonna be the actor.”

Two-time Oscar winner Denzel already has experience playing boxers following his role as Rubin Carter in 1999's The Hurricane.

But despite the veteran actor turning 66 this year, Fury admitted his one reservation doesn't concern the American's age.

The Brit added: “He [Denzel] has got enough to play anybody! I’m not sure if he can do the husky voice, though! You need to punch him in the throat for that one!”

Fury himself revealed last year that he has been offered a Hollywood role in a Sylvester Stallone blockbuster.

In addition to his boxing success, the Gypsy King has released an autobiography, a fitness book, a song with Robbie Williams and made his WWE debut.

He said: “I’ve got things going on. I’ve been offered quite a few different things. Parts on a couple of well-known series, yes? Very well known, which I can’t divulge [in] because I might just do it, yeah? And it will be a big surprise.

“We’ve even been in talks with ITV for a second “Gypsy King” series. Yeah, a lot of things happening. But at the moment, nothing can be thought about really seriously. Because there is nothing really happening right now.”

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Teenage boy stabbed in brutal daylight attack in south London

Teenage boy is rushed to hospital after being stabbed in brutal daylight attack in south London

  • Paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance rushed to scene after boy was stabbed 
  • Victim taken to hospital for treatment and his condition is currently unknown
  • No arrests have been made and the area is cordoned off, Met Police confirmed

A teenage boy has been stabbed in a brutal daylight attack in south London.

Paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance rushed to the scene after the boy – in his mid-teens – was stabbed in Camberwell this evening. 

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and his condition is currently unknown. 

No arrests have been made and the area is cordoned off.

A teenage boy has been stabbed in a brutal daylight attack in Camberwell, south London (Albany Road, Camberwell, pictured)

A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at approximately 18:40hrs on Tuesday, 26 May to reports of a male found suffering a stab wound in Albany Road, SE5.

‘Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance all attended the scene. The male – believed aged in his mid-teens – was taken to hospital for treatment; condition awaits.

‘No arrests; enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

‘A crime scene remains in place at the location.’

Paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance rushed to the scene after the boy – in his mid-teens – was stabbed in Camberwell this evening (stock image)

Earlier today, another boy in his early teens was stabbed in Waltham Forest in east London.

Met Police were called at 2.50pm. London Ambulance Service and the air ambulance were rushed to the scene. 

So far no arrests have been made and the boy’s condition is not life threatening. 

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Doctor in NYC to fight coronavirus had $11k robbed from hotel room

A Texas doctor in town to help with the fight against the coronavirus was ripped off for $11,000 worth of personal items in her Brooklyn hotel room, police sources said Monday.

The suspect, a woman believed to be in her 20s, broke into the room in the Brooklyn Hotel on Atlantic Avenue near Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights at about 9 a.m. on Saturday, cops said.

She then grabbed about $11,000 worth of jewelry and clothing before getting away on foot, police said.

The victim was in town to help provide care for New Yorkers stricken by coronavirus, sources said.

The crook, who is still at large, was last seen wearing a blue tank top and black pants.

The burglary is the latest crime against a frontline worker in New York.

In April, a nurse who works at Bellevue Hospital — and had just recovered from COVID-19 — was beaten and robbed by a group of about 15 muggers on her way to work.

Martha Toscano, 60, told The Post she feared for her life during the beating, but was saved by three good Samaritans who intervened and stopped the mugging.

Also in April, a Florida nurse who had come to help during the pandemic was mugged in Times Square.

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