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May 27 9 tweets 2 min read
A team of scientists at Northwestern University in the US have accidentally created overly-aggressive mutant hamsters following a gene-editing experiment. 🐹

They were trying to increase bonding between the lovable animals but failed.

Let's Discuss 👇 Using the controversial CRISPR technology, researchers at Northwestern University were examining a hormone called vasopressin and its receptor, Avpr1a.
May 27 12 tweets 3 min read
Fish and chips shops could be further hit if the UK moves ahead with plans to tax Russian cod and haddock.

Ministers are set to issue further sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

Let's discuss 👇 Andrew Crook, the president of the National Federation of Fish Friers, warned the ban would 'pile more pressure on' with the industry already feeling inflationary costs.

Chippies are struggling at the moment, with the prices sky-rocketing for fish, potatoes, and cooking oil.
May 26 4 tweets 2 min read
Looks like we’re getting a slice of the Upside Down 👀 #StrangerThings If you’ve ever looked at a Demogorgon and thought of red lettuce and fig, we’ve got some good news for you…
May 26 6 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: CBBC and BBC Four will be closing, it’s been confirmed.

Director General Tim Davie made three announcement today, explaining younger audiences are turning to streaming channels such as Netflix and Disney Plus. Director General Tim Davie made three announcement today, explaining younger audiences are turning to streaming channels such as Netflix and Disney Plus.

Davie stressed it is likely to happen within the next three years.
May 26 11 tweets 4 min read
‘It was just great to see him again.'

Metro sat down with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen to talk about the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi - and the duo's bromance 👇 It’s been a convoluted road to get here.

First mooted in 2015, Obi-Wan Kenobi started life as a movie before being shelved following the poor performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story 📉
May 26 11 tweets 4 min read
A man whose hands were left unusable by an autoimmune disease has been given a new lease of life after what is believed to be the world’s first double hand transplant for the condition.

Let's take a look at what happened 👇 Steven Gallagher, 48, was diagnosed with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that causes scarring of the skin and internal organs, after he developed an unusual rash about 13 years ago.
May 25 9 tweets 3 min read
A Nasa satellite has captured the moment a massive underwater volcano home to sharks and other marine life - and nicknamed ‘Sharkcano’ - erupted in the depths of the Pacific Ocean 👇… This particular volcano – the Kavachi volcano – is well-known to scientists following an oceanic study that took place there in 2015.

Researchers found that fish and sharks inhabit the super-heated sulfer-infused acidic waters around the volcano.
May 25 11 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: Boris Johnson’s premiership has been dealt another devastating blow after the long-awaited Sue Gray report revealed the extent of partying in Downing Street in extraordinary detail. The senior civil servant has specifically attacked ‘leaders’ in government in her report:

🗣️ ‘many will be dismayed that behaviour of this kind took place on this scale at the heart of Government’ and ‘what happened fell well short’ of the standards expected.
May 24 10 tweets 3 min read
The Church of Scotland yesterday gave the green light for ministers to marry same-sex couples for the first time after a historic vote. The General Assembly in Edinburgh agreed to change a church law to allow ministers and deacons to become authorised celebrants and conduct same-sex ceremonies.

The decision was passed by 274 votes to 136 🗳️
May 24 12 tweets 4 min read
A new study has revealed that one of the the biggest trends set to dominate weddings in 2022 and beyond is having pets in attendance 🐶💒

Metro spoke to some of the people that that made their weddings animal-friendly to find out what it's like 👇… Nadia and Michael and their dogs Monty and Maggie 🐶

Nadia and Michael got married in Shropshire in 2019, and all the guests were delighted with the appearance of the two much-loved pups. Image
May 23 8 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: Ainsley Harriott saves woman from drowning at Chelsea Flower Show. Ainsley Harriott proved to be a real-life hero after saving a woman from drowning at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The beloved TV chef sprung to action after spotting the guest trip and fall into a water feature.
May 23 11 tweets 4 min read
A pub landlord has lived off £1 a day for a week in a bid to raise awareness of how rising costs are impacting people’s quality of life.

Let's take a look at what he ate 🥪👇… Craig Harker decided to take on the challenge to understand what thousands are currently facing under the cost of living crisis.

He bought all his food shopping for less than the cost of a Big Mac Meal 💷🍔 Image
May 23 9 tweets 3 min read
Ukrainian refugee Sofiia Karkadym has insisted ‘I’m no homewrecker’ after her UK host left his partner for her.

It comes after the man's ex-partner claimed Karkadym 'set her sights on Anthony from the start.'

Let's get into what actually happened 👇… Sofiia Karkadym, 22, moved in with Tony and Lorna Garnett after they offered to sponsor her UK stay - but 10 days later the blonde IT worker was accused of trying to break the pair up.…
May 15 10 tweets 3 min read
A combination of fresh milk and wild spinach has helped Johanna Mazibuko reach the ripe old age of 128🥛

She celebrated her birthday this week – and it is thought she could be the oldest person alive (!)

Let's get into it 👇 She holds identity papers which she says she was born in 1894.

In the years since, she has lived through British colonialism, apartheid and two world wars.
May 15 13 tweets 3 min read
An 18 year old golfer has promised to play a game with the stranger who saved his life while on the golf course.

Let's tell his unbelievable story 👇 Almost a year on from the day which could have changed everything, Guy Gowar told Metro about how it was a ‘normal day’ at Meole Brace golf course in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on April 5 last year.
May 14 8 tweets 3 min read
Ukraine’s Eurovision commentator Timur Miroshnychenko went viral this week when a photograph emerged of him broadcasting the competition live from an underground bomb shelter 📺 Timur has been Eurovision commentator for Ukraine since 2007 – except for when he co-hosted the show in Kyiv in 2017 – and never thought he would be in this situation. Picture: Instagram/
May 14 9 tweets 3 min read
Sam Ryder has done the unthinkable and managed to shift the UK’s attitude towards Eurovision. Suddenly for the first time I can remember we’re going into tonight’s contest, dare I say it…. hopeful 🤞🏾🎤

Read more below 👇🏾 Despite having one of the most successful track records at Eurovision, winning five times, when the annual song contest finally comes around each year the loudest conversation in the UK is always the same 😳
May 13 10 tweets 3 min read
Body doubles have been prepared to step in for Vladimir Putin when the Russian dictator undergoes cancer surgery, it has been claimed.

Let's get into it 👇 The despot could be out of action for between two and ten days while his troops continue to struggle with their failing invasion of Ukraine, according to anti-Kremlin Telegram Channel SVR General. Image
May 13 9 tweets 3 min read
#Eurovision could be targeted by Russian hackers.

Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra are currently the favourite to win but it is reported that Russian cyber group Killnet wants to prevent them from taking the title.

Let's get into the story 👇 Pro-Vladimir Putin cyber group Killnet has hinted it would disable the online voting system through a DDoS attack – which involves a website being inundated with traffic from multiple computers leading it to struggle to handle them all.
May 13 9 tweets 3 min read
The campest music event of the year is back: #Eurovision 🏳️‍🌈

And the UK's hope for our first win since 1997... as @SamRyderMusic has a shot with his song Spaceman.

The running order for the finale has been released 🎉

Let's get into it 👇 The grand final takes place on Saturday night in Turin, Italy, with UK entry Sam Ryder hoping to shine in the midst of all the wonderfully over the top glitz and glamour.
May 7 9 tweets 3 min read
A woman was left stunned after finding that innocent-looking ‘dots’ on her skin were actually a sign of blood cancer.

She was only 20 years old.

This is her story 👇 Helaina Hillyard, from Iowa, US, first noticed the freckle-like spots after routine basketball practice one evening in November 2021.

After just a few hours, the spots grew bigger and were showing up across her body.