Emmerdale fans in shock as Rhona inherits MILLIONS from Graham Foster – and buys into Moira’s farm – The Sun

EMMERDALE fans are in shock after Rhona became a millionaire and bought into Moira’s farm.

The vet – who is played by actress Zoe Henry in the ITV soap – offered to buy into Butler’s Farm to stop Moira going bankrupt.

Farmer Moira has been struggling with the farm ever since her split from Cain cost her both her farmhand Nate, Cain’s help and her business partner nephew Pete Barton.

In tonight’s episode she was forced to ask Kim Tate to offer to buy the farm – but was disappointed when Kim offered just half the value of the farm – only £500,000.

But with Rhona inheriting Graham’s millions, she had more than enough to pay full whack and go into business with Moira.

As Moira opened up in the pub about having no choice but to sell to Kim, Rhona interrupted and made her shock offer.

She told Moira: “Sell to someone else… like me.

“Right Graham has left me a lot of money OK. So we could go into business, we could be partners. I’m only doing locum work and there’s not much of it.

“I need something new and this could be really good for both of us. What do you say?”

Mucky Moira quickly agreed: “Oh Rhona I want to kiss you right now. I am so grateful. Rhona and I are going into business together. She’s buying into the farm.”

The new business partners sat down to lay the groundwork for their new deal but things soon turned to all things Kim and how she would no doubt wage war on the pair when she finds out about the deal.

Moira said: “Kim is going to hit the roof when she finds out I’ve gone into business with you.”

Rhona replied: “You know like Kim thinks she can walk all over us well it’s about time somebody showed her that she can’t do that. And I hope I can be there to see her face when she finds out.”

Fans were still in shock as Rhona becoming a millionaire overnight.

One wrote: "Rhona's getting Graham's money, lucky her. #Emmerdale," while a second said: "'None of this is legal!' ERM KIM, it's in his will! I think it is. #Emmerdale."

A third person tweeted: "Don’t let Kim win, Rhona. She’s not going to win. #Emmerdale," while a fourth added: "Moria and Rhona partners yesssssss #Emmerdale."
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Cheryl stars as pushy music agent in new film Four Kids And It – The Sun

CHERYL turns into a pushy music agent in new film Four Kids And It.

The pop star, 36, has a cameo role in the family flick based on Jacqueline Wilson's novel.

In a trailer for the Sky Cinema movie, Cheryl can be seen looking after pop sensation Smash (Ashley Aufderheide) as she prepares for a huge gig at London's O2 arena.

She greets Smash's siblings in the bustling backstage area, telling them: "Not long to go now, you must be so excited… Come with me, I'll take you to her."

The arrogant exec then says to Smash's stunned sister Maudie and their dad's girlfriend's children Ros and Robbie: "Of course none of this is a surprise to me. I knew she had it the moment I first saw her."

The agent is in total control of the singer, reminding her to plug her new perfume to the press.

She says: "The new video has 2 billion views. Smash you are the hottest act on the planet…

"OK nice, let's go talk to the media. Don't forget to talk about your fragrance. This is forever Smash."

It remains unclear if Smash really is the star she appears to be in the clip or if it's as the result of a magical wish.


The film revolves around the children finding a creature called Psammead (voiced by Sir Michael Caine) on a Cornish beach.

They then face a fight to keep him away from a selfish aristocrat called Tristan.

It's not Cheryl's first film appearance, with her also starring in 2012 flick What To Expect When You're Expecting and St. Trinian's, alongside her Girls Aloud bandmates.

Cheryl was seen filming the role back in the summer of 2018 in Dublin.

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Bake Off viewers’ horror as The One Show’s Alex Jones makes ‘fondant vagina’ – The Sun

TV presenter Alex Jones left viewers red faced after her accidentally rude ‘vagina fondant’.

The GBBO contestant found herself in a sticky situation after her creation went slightly off piste.

She was supposed to be baking a piece inspired by a naked man in a swimming pool.

The four celebs competing including Alex, Alison Hammond, Joe Sugg and James Blunt were challenged to make impressive tray-bakes – but it didn’t quite go to plan.

The One Show host had viewers in pieces as she presented the dodgy looking edible display.

The 44-year-old's debut on the C4 show came on the same night as she said a tearful goodbye to co-presenter Matt Baker after nine years on the show.

But hilarity ensued as she left viewers in stitches.

One confused viewer wrote on Twitter: "WHY has Alex Jones made a fondant vagina? I'm calling the police."

Another fan laughed: “Um did we all see a fondant vagina?"

Another added: ”I’m a bit behind but did Alex's little person have her vagina fully on show or was that just my twisted mind?"

More fans tweeted: "That's one big vagina!".

Another wrote: 'That was an actual vagina made of fondant."

The Welsh host failed to fully explain what had actually happened to her work of art and left fans confused and bewildered.

Her appearance didn’t get much better on the baking show as she needed medical attention after a mixing bowl shattered and cut her finger.

But it was fellow contestant Joe who was the most dramatic as he FAINTED after seeing the sight of her blood.

When he saw the paramedic, Joe said: “I might need to sit outside for a bit.” Then fainted.

Hardcore Alex uploaded a picture of the foursome on social media, captioning it: "From the sublime to the ridiculous. Tonight is about extremes.

"This is on now if you fancy a bit of a laugh. All for a good cause."







Alison Hammond also entertained viewers with her usual charm as fans requested she receive a 'Damehood.'

The Great Celebrity Bake Off is back on tele later this year with a new hunt to fine Britain’s best baker.

New host Matt Lucas will be starring alongside Noel Fielding as Sandi Toksvig makes her exit.

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Twitter Utterly Confused as Trump Invites MyPillow Guy to Address the Nation on Coronavirus

“Someone reset the simulation, please.”

Forget Dr. Fauci — we have the My Pillow Guy.

Donald Trump‘s daily Coronavirus briefings took their most bizarre turn yet on Monday when he invited the mustachioed TV pillow-hugger to the Rose Garden podium to address the nation about the killer virus.

"Boy do you sell those pillows," the POTUS said in his introduction of his "friend" and CEO Mike Lindell, who was very first to the stage.

In fairness, Lindell explained that his factory was switching production to face masks, no doubt a helpful development as health professionals struggle amid the shortage — although everyone on Twitter was confused as to why he needed to tell the nation this in person.

Although nobody on Twitter managed to count the number of times Lindell said the words "My Pillow" — many of the tweets concluded it was simply free advertising.

Lindell concluded his speech by asking if he could read something he wrote "off the cuff"; and it wasn’t hard to see why the President allowed it.

"God gave us grace on September 8, 2016 to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation had turned its back on God. And I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the Word, read our Bibles and spend time with our families."

"Our president gave us hope where just a few short months ago we had the best economy, the lowest unemployment rate and wages going up – it was amazing. With our great President, Vice-President and this administration and all the great people in this country praying daily, we will get through this and get back to a place that is stronger and safer than ever," the MyPillow guy decreed.

The speech ended as awkward as it began with Michael reaching out for a handshake, but being ignored because of course "we don’t do that anymore."

Twitter predictably lit up:

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No more gun sales as Victorian coronavirus cases rise above 900

Victorians will no longer be able to buy guns or ammunition and a Melbourne bar has been fined almost $10,000 for breaching social-distancing rules as authorities crack down in a bid to limit to spread of COVID-19.

Police have warned they will take a harder line issuing penalties, as Victoria enters stage three of its response to the coronavirus crisis.



Since Monday, there have been 96 new cases of coronavirus cases in Victoria, bringing the total to 917. The death toll remains at four.

People can no longer by guns or ammunition in Victoria, effective immediately, for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.

The new regulations are aimed at stemming the sale of firearms and ammunition in Victoria, which have spiked amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Applications for firearms have doubled recently, police said.

"There is no need to be stockpiling firearms," Victoria Police deputy commissioner Shane Patton said.

New laws will restrict the sale of ammunition and guns for recreational and sport shooters.

Those with a clear "occupational" need for firearms can still access guns and ammunition for these purposes.

From Tuesday, Victorians can be fined if they leave home for any reason that is not essential.

Police issued their first on the spot fine – almost $10,000 – on Monday
for a business not following coronavirus guidelines.

"Victoria Police will now be able to implement and issue on-the-spot fines and any other measures [they see fit]," Police Minister Lisa Neville said.

"Unless you are getting medical help, unless you are getting food and essential services, unless you are attending for work and education [where you can not do that from home] and unless you are exercising you must stay home.

"People will not get the leniency we have seen in the past … if you can stay home you must stay home."

Ms Neville said people should notify police if they see people breaching the rules.

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EastEnders fans stunned as Natalie Evans star Lucy Speed appears in ITV’s Liar – The Sun

LIAR fans were left stunned tonight when former EastEnders star Lucy Speed appeared in the ITV drama.

Veteran viewers of the BBC One soap recognised Lucy as Barry Evans' ex-wife Natalie, and were delighted to have her on their screens again as Luke's therapist.

The 43-year-old actress made her Liar debut towards the end of tonight's episode, having shot to fame in EastEnders back in 1993 – aged just 17.

Having made her final appearance in the soap over a decade ago – and despite trading in Natalie's blonde locks for brunette – she was still immediately recognised – and fans flocked to Twitter to share their surprise.

One wrote: "Bloody hell, it's Natalie from EastEnders!"

Another tweeted: "Lovely to see Lucy Speed on Liar tonight."


A third said: "Oooh it’s Natalie from EastEnders. Have we got a full house of other soaps yet?"

Lucy first appeared in EastEnders as Bianca [Patsy Palmer's] best friend Natalie but she quit the show a year later after feeling overwhelmed by the level of fame that being on the popular soap received.

Lucy previously shared: "I was very frightened by it quite frankly and certainly unprepared for it.

"I didn't like at all the attention that came with being on such a high-profile show. It simply wasn't what I signed up for in the first place-all that craziness.

"I was very young and extremely shy, so it all became a huge difficulty for me… I honoured my initial one-year contract and then moved on.

"They did express their interest in signing me for another year, but I politely but firmly declined."

However, the actress reprised Natalie in 1999 having "grown and become more confident".

She remained in Walford until 2004, with her character being involved in several high-profile storylines – including marrying fan favourite Barry, and welcoming a son Jack with him.

The character briefly returned to see Janine be imprisoned for Barry's murder, and the door was left open for Lucy to potentially return to EastEnders in the future.

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FTSE 100 falls as fears rise over coronavirus lockdowns

FTSE 100 falls 2.3% or 128 points to 5,382 as fears global coronavirus lockdowns could last for up to six months – after overall rise of 6% last week due to US Federal Reserve stimulus

  • FTSE 100 index of Britain’s leading firms falls 128 points or 2.3% to 5,382 today
  • Asian shares fell and oil prices dipped again amid fears pandemic will intensify
  • Crisis is set to cause major harm to economies despite efforts of central banks
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

The FTSE 100 fell more than 2 per cent this morning over mounting fears that the global shutdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic could last for months.

The index of Britain’s leading companies fell 128 points or 2.3 per cent to 5,382 in London in early trading today, following a rise of 6 per cent overall last week.  

It comes after Asian shares fell overnight and oil prices dipped again amid fears the crisis will cause major harm to economies despite the efforts of central banks.

JPMorgan economist Bruce Kasman said it continued to mark down GDP forecasts ‘as our assessment of both the global pandemic’s reach and the damage related to necessary containment policies has increased.’

They now predict global GDP could contract at a 10.5 per cent annualised rate in the first half of the year.

LAST WEEK: The FTSE 100 index finished at 5,510 last Friday, rising 6 per cent overall last week

Overnight, Japan’s Nikkei dropped 2.7 per cent, while MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.7 per cent, though that was up from early lows.

Central banks have mounted an all-out effort to bolster activity with rate cuts and massive asset-buying campaigns, which have at least eased liquidity strains in markets.

China today became the latest to add stimulus with a cut of 20 basis points in a key repo rate.

Singapore also eased as the city-state’s bellwether economy braced for a deep recession, while New Zealand’s central bank said it would take corporate debt as collateral for loans.

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange today

Rodrigo Catril, a senior FX strategist at NAB, said the main question for markets was whether all the stimulus would be enough to help the global economy withstand the shock.

‘To answer this question, one needs to know the magnitude of the containment measures and for how long they will be implemented,’ he added.

‘This is the big unknown and it suggests markets are likely to remain volatile until this uncertainty is resolved.’

It was therefore not encouraging that UK authorities have now warned lockdown measures could last at least six months.

People are reflected in a window showing a drop in share price numbers of the Tokyo Stock Exchange today

The Deputy Chief Medical officer Dr Jenny Harries warned yesterday that Britons should not expect to get back to ‘normal life’ for six months or even longer. 

She said it will not be clear whether the ‘social distancing’ lockdown is working for another two or three weeks – after Easter – with deaths set to rise further. 

US President Donald Trump yesterday extended guidelines for social restrictions to April 30, despite earlier talking about reopening the economy for Easter.

Japan today expanded its entry ban to include citizens travelling from the United States, China, South Korea and most of Europe.

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Fears medics lives at risk as they are forced to wear trash bags and masks made from take-out boxes – The Sun

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LIVES of medics are feared to be in danger after being left with no choice but to wear trash bags and masks made from take-out boxes during the coronavirus pandemic.

One neurologist in New York has resorted to using a plastic take-out container as a face-mask and a garbage bag on his head for safety – as more than 500 people have died from COVID-19 in the state.


A Twitter user, who goes by the name of M. Goodleaf, shared photos of a nurse and neurologist in New York, who had to take extra precautions due to limited protective resources.

M. Goodleaf tweeted Friday: "Not enough personal protective equipment for nurses/nurse assistants/physicians.

"My father is a neurologist in NY called to consult on COVID-19 patient is reduced to wearing a garbage bag on his head, a face mask made from uncle Giuseppe take out dinner stapled to a shower cap."

The man was also wearing surgical scrubs, a gown, and gloves.

"The president and governor say there is enough protective devices for health care providers??!?!! WRONG.

"PLEASE DO SOMETHING. CALL YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. DONATE SUPPLIES IF YOU HAVE THEM," M. Goodleaf said in a followup tweet.

The unidentified man wore the creative outfit into the ICU on Friday, according to M. Goodleaf.

As the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the United States surpassed 85,600 on Friday, with at least 1,300 deaths, many hospitals have been struck by an urgent shortage of personal protective equipment.

Hospital workers across the country have fallen victim to COVID-19 after treating patients for the infectious disease, often without adequate gloves, masks and other protective gear.

Kious Jordan Kelly, a 48-year old assistant nursing manager in NY died from coronavirus after treating patients while dressed in trash bags.

A shocking photo of three nurses at Mount Sinai West wearing black garbage bags as makeshift gowns circulated the internet and highlighted the severity of the problem.

The photo was captioned: "No more gowns in the whole hospital.

"No more masks and reusing the disposable ones… nurses figuring it out during Covid-19 crisis."


However, his sister, Marya Sherron, has no idea where her brother's body is after he died Tuesday – a week after contracted the deadly virus.

This comes as President Donald Trump accused the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo of "exaggerating" the state's need for coronavirus ventilators.

Trump said he doesn't think some hard-hit areas need the tens of thousands of machines requested to treat COVID-19 patients, while the Surgeon General agreed some of the numbers were "off."

New research predicted the virus could kill more than 81,000 people in the United States in the next four months and may not subside until June.


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Business “As Usual” For Qurantined Prince Charles, Despite Positive COVID-19 Test Result

It’s a case of keep calm and carry on for Prince Charles, who is currently quarantined at his Scottish home after a positive COVID-19 test result Tuesday.

A palace source tells BAZAAR.com that the Prince of Wales is currently at his Birkhall residence desk “as usual,” continuing with work and chatting to charities over the phone. Charles, who continues to be in “good spirits,” is said to be overwhelmed at the support he has received from well-wishers who have already sent hundreds of get well soon cards and digital messages to his Clarence House office in London.

The Duchess of Cornwall remains “upbeat,” says the source, as Charles enters his fourth day of isolation. Camilla, whose test results came back negative on Tuesday, is isolated in a different wing of the home, also focused on work. A small team of staff at Birkhall are all operating away from the royal couple.


Clarence House announced on Wednesday that The Prince of Wales received a positive test result for the novel coronavirus on March 24, having been tested the day prior. On Sunday, he was experiencing “mild symptoms” of the disease and immediately entered quarantine.

Sections of the press criticized the heir to the throne’s ability at getting tested quickly at a time when the kits are scarce, but Scotland’s chief medical officer says that both Charles and Camilla met the criteria for testing by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). “Dr. Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, has confirmed that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, were tested for COVID-19 for clinical reasons,” the March 25 statement read “She is very pleased to confirm that both remain in good health.”

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