Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock ‘n’ roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Personality and the controversial Stagger Lee, has died at the age of 88. Expand Close Lloyd Price, left, and Mary Wilson, of the Supremes, pose for a photograph with boxer Evander Holyfield (AP) / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp Lloyd Price, left, and Mary Wilson, of the Supremes, pose for a photograph with boxer Evander Holyfield (AP)Price’s nickname was “Mr Personality”, fitting for a performer with a warm smile and a tenor voice to match. “Go Stagger Lee!” a chorus chants throughout. “I had to go make up some lyrics about Stagger Lee and Billy being in some kind of squabble about a girl,” Price told Billboard in 2013. A street in Kenner was renamed Lloyd Price Avenue and for years Kenner has celebrated an annual Lloyd Price Day.
May 08, 2021 20:15 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeA 21-year-old woman was left weighing just five-and-a-half stone and needs of 21 hours of sleep every day - after her stomach was "paralysed" by kidney stones. She is unable to eat properly after after developing bilateral kidney stones - one on each side. Emma's worried mum, Helen, said: "Three years ago she started with kidney stones so I took her to A&E and they said it must be a urine infection as she was too young for kidney stones. Contact us at email@example.com(Image: Examiner Live)"Eventually they did a CT scan and found it was bilateral kidney stones which is one on each side. Doctors think that, due to the large amount of antibiotics that were used to treat Emma's kidney stones, the medicine killed off all of her health gut bacteria, effectively leaving her stomach paralysed.
May 08, 2021 19:50 UTC
Football fans were left surprised as Manchester City's Raheem Sterling avoided a red card for a challenge on Chelsea striker Timo Werner. The City attacker took a heavy touch inside his own half and Werner tried to steal possession and begin a counter attack. Football fans were left surprised as Manchester City's Raheem Sterling avoided a red cardSterling flew into a 50-50 challenge with his studs up and caught Chelsea striker Timo WernerCorrect call? Another fan argued: 'How's VAR not given a red card here? The German rolled around in pain as the City man had an anxious look over to the refereeSterling gave Manchester City the lead with a close-range finish after Sergio Aguero set him up unintentionally with a poor touch.
May 08, 2021 18:45 UTC
Sergio Aguero stepped up in search of a record-equalling goal for City and opted for the most audacious of penalties - the Panenka. Upping the stakes of Saturday's clash further, the Sky Blues knew victory would be enough for them to lift the Premier League title. Aguero's agonyOne goal was all Sergio Aguero needed to match the record number of Premier League goals for one club - held by Wayne Rooney with 183 for Manchester United. It was moment to forget for Aguero, who now has just three Premier League games remaining to try and match Rooney's record. The Blues face Leicester City at Wembley next Saturday before travelling to Istanbul for the Champions League final against Manchester City eight days later.
May 08, 2021 18:22 UTC
In 2015, the Defence White Paper set a target of having 15% of the Defence Forces made up of women within 10 years. The latter figure may raise a few eyebrows, as it is widely considered that the Naval Service is the least family-friendly of the three wings of the Defence Forces. Roberta O'Brien was promoted to the rank of Commander, the first woman to ever hold such a lofty position. First woman promoted to general rankBrigadier General Maureen O'Brien became the first woman promoted to general rank in the Defence Forces in 2019. On Sept 16, 2019 she became the first woman promoted to general rank in the Defence Forces.
May 08, 2021 18:22 UTC
A life-changing sum is up for grabs in tonight's National Lottery Lotto draw on Saturday, May 8, 2021. A jackpot of £7.9million could be yours if you match all six main numbers. Five main numbers plus the bonus ball gets you £1million. The odds of winning the jackpot, by matching all six numbers, are 1 in 45 million. A £7.9million jackpot could make some of your dreams come true - be it a bigger house, a flashy sportscar or whatever your heart desires.
May 08, 2021 17:33 UTC
The 20-year-old is highly thought of at Carrington, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer previously comparing him to legendary United midfielder Michael Carrick. "I believe he's got the chance to have a great future," Solskjaer said after his full debut in 2019. "He knows we believe in him, we've got great faith in him as the next Michael Carrick. With opportunities set to be limited this season, Solskjaer opted to send Garner to the Championship, first signing for promotion chasing Watford. Whichever route Solskjaer and Garner do take, ‘the next Michael Carrick’ appears to be progressing very nicely indeed.
May 08, 2021 17:13 UTC
Long-time Sunday Independent columnist Eoghan Harris had his contract terminated with immediate effect on Thursday after the former Senator admitted being involved in the running of an anonymous Twitter account set up in February 2020. The account used the pseudonym Barbara J Pym and often targeted critics of Harris and those seen to be sympathetic of republicanism. That account and eight others linked to it have now been suspended by Twitter for platform rule violations. It is not clear how the Twitter handle was chosen but Barbara Pym was an English comedic novelist best known for Excellent Women (1952) and A Glass Of Blessings (1958). "Under no circumstances would such material have been published in our newspaper or on Independent.ie,” he said.
May 08, 2021 16:41 UTC
The leather purse was a dazzling contrast to her yellow frock at the 2007 bash and is tipped to fetch £14,000. Auctioneers expect a similar sum for the dress Amy wore at her last gig in Belgrade, Serbia – a foliage-themed number designed by Naomi Parry. A treasure trove of memorabilia is being sold by family and proceeds go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation for disadvantaged young people, run by Amy’s dad Mitch and mum Janis. A black and orange Tina Kalivas skirt Amy wore to accept five Grammys in 2008, including best song for Rehab, is valued at £3,500. A ruched netted dress worn in US music mag Blender could go for £5,000 and a shell purse for £800.
May 08, 2021 16:34 UTC
Austria and Italy are among 11 countries removed from Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine list with immediate effect. The countries from which travellers no longer have to spend two weeks quarantining in a hotel for two weeks are: Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curaçao, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia and Ukraine. “The decision to add to the list of designated States was taken following advice received by the Chief Medical Officer,” Mr Donnelly said. All travellers into Ireland must have a negative pre-departure test and those from non-designated countries must quarantine at home for two weeks, the Department of Health said. More than 60 countries around the world are on the list.
May 08, 2021 16:30 UTC
“Yes,” agreed the taxi driver taking me home, “we’re finally on the road to recovery”. The RAC says road surfaces have started to resemble “the surface of the Moon” and some 52 drivers a day need rescuing after hitting holes. Research suggests the true cost of the UK’s pothole problem is £10bn. Councils insist they have been working hard to repair roads and are “filling a pothole every 19 seconds”. It’s time for a long-term plan and to put our hellish highways on the road to recovery.
May 08, 2021 16:25 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeA rare 50p coin has sold on eBay for £1,000 - but do you have one hanging around in your house? The design featured on the silver coin is one of several made to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games. But the reason the swimming coin in particular is worth so much is actually because it features an error. So if you're checking a stash of 50ps in your home, look out for the Olympic swimmer coin with too many lines on the face. Car boots sales are also a good place to find rare coins.
May 08, 2021 16:12 UTC
A teenager who had been reported missing has been found "safe and well," gardaí have confirmed. The young man has been located this evening following an appeal for information by gardaí. A garda spokesperson has thanked the media and the public for their assistance.
May 08, 2021 15:51 UTC
Tragically medics were unable to save the teenager's life. In a statement released through Greater Manchester Police, Reece's family said: "Reece was a 15-year-old boy - cheeky and funny. "Reece loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. "Reece deserves to be remembered as the boy loved by his family, not as the boy cruelly allegedly stabbed and left to die in the street. Detective Inspector Nicola McCulloch, of GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "Our thoughts are with Reece's family who are understandably devastated.
May 08, 2021 15:47 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeITV's Tom Bradby has said he didn't think Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "were in great shape" mentally during their South Africa trip. The journalist followed the royal couple on their 2019 tour for the documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey. An interview which formed part of the documentary heard an emotional Meghan admitting she's "not OK". In the one-to-one interview with ITV's Tom Bradby, Meghan was asked about the "true pressures of life in the spotlight and the toll it has taken on them both". So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed it’s, well…"Meghan then cuts to thank Tom for checking how she is doing.
May 08, 2021 15:30 UTC