NEWS DIGEST 23.04.2022: Weather, sports and celebrity news this weekend

HEMNA this month marks ten years in existence. After the short Easter break, we return to the web with our latest news digest, drawn from breaking stories on Facebook.

Birmingham will languish around the 14C mark. In Brum, the Met Office predicts: “A cloudy start for most, brightening up throughout the day with the risk of an isolated shower.” It comes as some forecasters are predicting snow before the end of April. WXCharts has suggested snow could fall Manchester northwards across the early May Bank Holiday weekend. Forecaster Tom Morgan warned that the cold weather isn’t “great news for gardeners”. “It will feel more spring-like during the day, despite the occasional showers, but not in the mornings or overnight.” It comes after the hottest day of the year so far last Friday, with a high of 23.4C recorded at St James’s Park in London. Met Office senior meteorologist Marco Petagna said “The main thing is with each day since Friday we’ve seen maximum temperatures just creep down”, adding the end of the week will bring a “cooler, cloudier and breezier picture”.UK set to be hotter than Spain – as exact dates of next snow predicted (BirminghamLive ~ Black Country – Birmingham weather)

It’s been 29 years since the horrific murder of Stephen Lawrence in southeast London, as the eighteen-year-old was killed in an unprovoked, racially motivated attack. In the years since, the tireless campaigning of his mother, Baroness Doreen Lawrence, has helped keep the spotlight on Stephen’s life and legacy – with the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation aiming to fight racial inequality and advocate for a more inclusive society. Though there is a still a long way to go, the steps made in recent years are shaping a better society for all, and on Stephen Lawrence Day, we have an opportunity to reflect on the work done and the work needed to do next. We’ll leave you with the words of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, as true today as they were back in 1993: “Stephen Lawrence Day is about the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish.” You can find out more about Stephen Lawrence Day, and the Foundation’s work, on their website – The London Eye Will Light Up In Orange Tonight To Mark Stephen Lawrence Day (Secret London)

Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Erik ten Hag as Men’s First Team Manager, subject to work visa requirements, from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year. John Murtough, Football Director, said: “During the past four years at Ajax, Erik has proved himself to be one of the most exciting and successful coaches in Europe, renowned for his team’s attractive, attacking football and commitment to youth. “In our conversations with Erik leading up to this appointment, we were deeply impressed with his long-term vision for returning Manchester United to the level we want to be competing at, and his drive and determination to achieve that.” We wish Erik the best of luck as he focuses on achieving a successful end to the season at Ajax and look forward to welcoming him to Manchester United this summer. Erik ten Hag said: “It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead. I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve. “It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these incredible years, and I can assure our fans of my complete commitment and focus on bringing this season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United.”MANCHESTER UNITED APPOINTS ERIK TEN HAG AS MANAGER (Manchester United)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez have shared the first photo of their baby girl. Ronaldo became a father for the first time in June 2010 to his son, Cristiano Jr. and then became father to twins, daughter Eva and son Mateo, born in June 2017 in the United States via surrogacy. The forward said: “Thoughts are with you and Georgina brother. I’m so sorry.” David de Gea also posted a heart in response to Ronaldo’s post. Ronaldo then shared a reel of the minute on his Instagram account on Thursday, with the message “Thank you all”, alongside Ronaldo’s signature. Georgina first met Ronaldo while working as a shop assistant for Gucci while the forward was plying his trade for Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez share photo of baby girl after tragedy (Mirror)

Amber Heard has been accused of copying Johnny Depp’s courtroom outfits, with social media users pointing out multiple similarities between their ensembles – and even their hairstyles – as the actor’s $100 million defamation trial against his ex-wife continues. Some people are convinced that Heard is purposely picking outfits that look similar to ones that Depp has previously worn during the trial, in an attempt to ‘play mind games’ on him. ‘Amber Heard is playing mind games with Johnny Depp by copying his outfits in court,’ added another person. ‘The fact that Amber Heard is copying Johnny court outfits is something else… Nobody would ever copy their abusers outfits,’ said someone else. Nearly seven years after Depp and Heard tied the knot, the Pirates of the Caribbean star stated in court that Heard was the one who became violent when their relationship soured – Amber Heard is accused of COPYING Johnny Depp’s courtroom outfits in a sartorial ‘mind game’ as spectators spot multiple similarities between their ensembles – and even their hairstyles – amid $100M defamation trial (Mail Online Femail)

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