13TH MAY

We rundown the top 5 news stories of the week!

From a rumoured new Batman, to axing of The Jeremy Kyle Show, this was the week that was the 13th May...

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5. A New Batman?

After Ben Affleck announced he would no longer be part of the new Batman movie, speculation began on who would replace him. And Variety are stating that former Twilight actor, Robert Pattinson is favourite to take the role.

Many fans have been divided on the casting rumours, but were quickly shutdown by many on social media, using Heath Ledger as an example of turning a questionable casting choice into a masterful performance. The movie, named ‘The Batman’ is supposedly looking at a younger Bruce Wayne to join the DC franchise.


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4. Queen Emma "Found"

After nearly 1000 years, the bones of Queen Emma of England, Normandy and Denmark have reportedly been re-discovered. Emma, who is famed as the ‘Mother of England’ was also the mother of Edward the Confessor and great-aunt to William the Conqueror.

Noted as one of the most influential and important figures in Britain’s history, Emma became the only woman to be crowned Queen twice in her lifetime. She also was instrumental in a royal dynasty which stretched over hundreds of years.

To read our full story on the impressive Queen Emma, click here!


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3. Doris Day Dies

She was touted as the original girl-next-door and the all-round American star, and last week the world sadly said goodbye to Doris Day. The Hollywood legend, famed for the song ‘Que Sera Sera’ and movie ‘Calamity Jane’, passed away at the age of 97.

In her later years, she became one of the first in Hollywood to use her star power for good by forming an animal welfare foundation, which has become one of the biggest in America.


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2. Give Us A Shout

The Royal Foundation, headed by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have launched ‘Shout’ – a brand new text system helping to tackle mental health.

The app, which allows people suffering from all types of mental health issues to contact specialist who can offer comfort through a texting system was launched by the Duke of Cambridge.

Mental health has become a passion project for the ‘Fab Four’ who together are striving to remove the stigma many face when dealing with depression or anxiety.


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1. Jeremy Kyle Axed

The long-running “The Jeremy Kyle Show” has been cancelled by ITV. The controversial confrontational show, which takes real-life issue and broadcasts them to a million-plus audience, came under immense fire last week after a contestant committed suicide after appearing on the show.

Immediately ITV pulled the show from the air, and later decided to make the decision permanent. This has left reality shows open to a ministerial probe over whether guests are given the correct support, before and after the show has aired.


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