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PAUL THOMAS on… our ailing monarch 

PAUL THOMAS on… our ailing monarch

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Magnitude 3.1 tremor hits west of Glasgow

‘I’ve never felt a quake so strong – the whole house shook’: Magnitude 3.1 tremor hits west of Glasgow, shaking shocked residents awake

  • Tremor hit in Argyll in the early hours of Tuesday 

A Magnitude 3.1 earth tremor struck western Scotland this morning, jolting worried locals out of bed.

The shaking was felt across a large area of Argyll and Bute.

Resident Kyla Steel wrote: ‘Nothing like an earthquake to jolt you up. That’s the biggest one I’ve felt. Whole house shook.’  

There's a Twitter War Brewing Between DWTS Fans and the "Peloton Cult" Over Cody Rigsby

Dancing with the Stars revealed the final four couples heading to the finals last night, and fans have a lot of questions. Mostly about Suni Lee and Sasha Farber getting voted off (along with Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev), while Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke stayed in the competition (along with JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson, Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach, and Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten).

Apparently there’s a lot of general confusion about why Cody made it this far on the show…

Betting Takeaways from ESPN’s Week 11 NFL Power Rankings: Don’t overlook the Colts

We’re coming off yet another week wrought with major upsets in the NFL — how about that Washington Football Team?! Some squads are also starting to surge and look like the teams we’ve been accustomed to seeing over recent years (looking at you, New England and Kansas City).

Let’s take a look at the latest Power Rankings and see what stands out heading into Week 11.

Infrastructure Bill Officially Becomes Law

  • $66 billion for Amtrak funding
  • $65 billion for clean energy
  • $65 billion for high-speed internet investments
  • $55 for clean water and to eliminate lead service lines
  • $50 billion for climate change and cyberattack resiliency projects
  • $45 billion for port infrastructure, waterways, and airport repairs and maintenance
  • $21 to clean Superfund and brownfield sites, reclaim abandoned mines, and cap orphaned oil and gas wells.

"King Richard" Red Carpet Premiere – Essence

The superstars of sports and the king of the box office gathered to officially premiere the long-awaited biopic, “King Richard.”

Summer Walker’s ‘Still Over It’ Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Summer Walker has scored her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the singer’s sophomore studio album Still Over It debuted atop the list.

The 20-track album, which dropped on November 5, earned 166,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending November 11, according to MRC Data.

According to Billboard, Still Over It marks the first R&B album by a woman to top the Billboard 200 in more than five years as well as the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album by a woman.

PAUL THOMAS on… racism in cricket

PAUL THOMAS on… racism in cricket

To order a print of this Paul Thomas cartoon or one by Pugh, visit or call 0191 6030 178.

"Bruised" Red Carpet Premiere – Essence

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry makes her directing debut with the premiere of her new film, “Bruised,” at AFI Fest.

Halle Berry Talks Telling Our Own Stories – Essence

The Oscar-winner discusses the importance of black women telling their own stories, behind the camera, at the premiere of her new film, “Bruised.”

John Mayer Feels Like the "Humiliation" of His Taylor Swift Split Is "Coming Back to Haunt Him"

Now that Jake Gyllenhaal has been completely and utterly roasted in the wake of Taylor dropping Red (Taylor’s Version), the internet has turned its attention to John Mayer…and apparently he’s not loving it.

“John is trying his best to avoid the attention he’s been getting from Taylor’s new album,” a source tells Us Weekly. “He’s not going to make any public comments directly related to her songs or album.”

Venus & Serena Williams Join Will Smith And Family For The 'King Richard' Red Carpet Premiere – Essence

Will Smith’s highly anticipated biopic sports film King Richard finally hits theaters and HBO Max on Friday. As the actor, author, and YouTube star gears up to release his opus to the public, he hit the red carpet in LA for a big premiere event.Smith was joined by his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, children Jaden and Willow Smith, tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams, and co-stars Demi Singleton, Saniyya Sidney, and Aunjanue Ellis for the film’s premiere on the closing night of the AFI Festival.

WATCH NOW: Say It Loud with Ari Lennox, Aliya Janell and Sevyn Streeter

Ari, Sevyn, and Aliya sit down for a candid conversation about social injustices and the power of using your voice in this new episode of If Not For My Girls.  You cannot miss this one from Coca-Cola and ESSENCE as they explore what it means to be an unapologetically, assertive Black woman right now in 2021.

Check out Episode 3 – Say It Loud!