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Woman proposed to on stage at Parklife ‘can’t stop crying’ after being gifted honeymoon by Sacha Lord

The couple sadly fell victim to cruel internet trolls following their engagement

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The woman who enjoyed a surprise proposal on stage at Parklife over the weekend has spoken of her joy after being gifted a honeymoon by the festival’s boss Sacha Lord.

Myles Goodfellow, twenty-five, proposed to girlfriend Indy Gerghaty, twenty-three, during Yung Filly’s set on the main stage on Saturday, June 11th. 

Indy accepted her boyfriend’s proposal, resulting in the 80,000-strong festival crowd to erupt into cheers and applause. 

Despite the happy news, however, the Scottish couple were met with a wave of criticism by cruel internet trolls in the aftermath, resulting in the festival’s boss Sacha Lord to reach out and offer them the wedding gift of a lifetime.

Taking to Instagram the day after the proposal, Greater Manchester’s Nighttime Economy Advisor slammed the reaction to the couple’s engagement as ‘quite frankly vile’, saying he would like to pay for their honeymoon and give them free entry to Parklife and The Warehouse Project ‘for life’. 

His post read: “I would like to find this couple and give them free entry to Parklife and The Warehouse Project for life and not only that, but to pay for their honeymoon, so that when they go away, I want them to sit there in the sun posting pictures to social media, knowing that those people who had a go at them are bitter, and they’re not there.”

Since his generous offer, Lord has managed to track down Myles and Indy, with him speaking to the pair over the phone as they travelled back to Scotland from the festival.

Indy has since spoken out about their wedding gift, with her first tweeting: “I was that girl, I can’t stop crying reading that post. I have struggled and never really had much family.

“My partner doing this yesterday was one of the best days of my life. He is my family. To wake up to hateful comments this morning was not nice. We get through it and ignore them.

“I’m so grateful for all the nice posts and lovely comments. They override all the bad ones.”

She then told the Manchester Evening News: “The proposal was a complete shock… I was completely clueless to it all and as you can see by the pictures and video I couldn’t even speak.

“I cried very happy tears when Sacha called me. I don’t have a lot of good things happen in my life so for something like this to come along is a huge impact. Myles had arranged it all with Filly’s manager weeks prior.”

She went on to say that because they work normal jobs, it’ll be a couple of years’ until they’ll be able to afford their wedding, but she ‘definitely doesn’t mind waiting’.

Indy added: “I’m still in a lot of shock from yesterday and the amount of attention it’s got has sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions.”

Also speaking to the publication, Lord said he’s pleased his offer has ‘drawn a line under’ the negativity and backlash. He said: “I spoke to Indy as she was driving back to Scotland. She was very upset this morning. You could tell she was. I think what we’ve done is draw a line under it.

“She’s got my number now, her and Myles, she can call me any time, come to any of our events and they’re going to sit down, choose a wedding date and then we’re going to talk about packing them off on holiday.”

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Manchester named one of the worst places in UK for ‘dangerous drinking’

Manchester has been named the fourth most dangerous city in the UK for binge drinking

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Manchester has been named the fourth most dangerous city in the UK for binge drinking, according to a new study.

The Dangerous Drinking Report was conducted by private rehab clinic Delamere, and it has analysed eight different data points.

These include rates of alcoholism, alcohol deaths per 100,000 people, the number of bars, which were all analysed to reveal the most dangerous cities in the UK for drinking.


And according to this research, Manchester took fourth place on the ranking with a score of 17.1 out of a possible 80. 

Manchester had the second-highest number of bottomless drinking locations (77), five drinking events available, 2,040 alcohol-related hospital admissions between 2019-2020 and 209 bars and clubs. 

London was found to have the most dangerous drinking culture in the UK, with an overall score of 0 out of a possible 80. 

As the most populated city in the country, London had 26,580 alcohol-related hospital admissions recorded between 2019-2020, 190 bottomless drinking locations and 1,068 bars and nightclubs that all contributed to its ‘toxic’ drinking culture.

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Leeds came in second, with a score of 11 out of 80. Their bottomless drinks score was 0.8/10, 310 hospital admissions were documented between 2019-2020 and finally, there were 9,954 recorded alcohol dependency cases between 2018-2019. 

The Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities for Drinking Culture:

  1. London – 0/80 
  2. Leeds – 11/80 
  3. Bristol – 16.6/80 
  4. Manchester – 17.1/80
  5. Liverpool – 19.9/80
  6. Birmingham – 22.3/80
  7. Newcastle – 25.6/80 
  8. Nottingham – 31.1/80
  9. Sheffield -31.2/80
  10. Brighton -32/80

Read the full report here.

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Nadine Dorries compares herself to Wigan legend after embarrassing rugby mix up

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Nadine Dorries made a huge faux pas at a rugby league event this week, when she mixed up two different codes in the sport.

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was at a Rugby League World Cup social impact event in St Helens, during which she confused league and union while giving a speech.

When discussing her favourite moment from rugby league, she mistakenly chose Jonny Wilkinson’s famous drop-goal – which led to England winning the 2003 rugby union World Cup – as her standout memory.

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Dorries told the audience: “I’ve always quite liked the idea of rugby league. My long standing memory is that 2003 drop-goal.

“I’ll let you into a secret, we were drinking Bloody Marys at the time, it was 11 o’clock in the morning, but wow, what a moment that was.

“I know from my limited watching that it’s an incredibly physical and sometimes brutal sport and it often ends up in a scrum, which actually reminds me very much of politics.

“I think we have a lot in common and given a lot of the media like to call me the prime minister’s attack dog, I wonder sometimes if I should give rugby a go.”

While rugby league is played across the country, it is most popular in Northern England –  especially Lancashire and Yorkshire where the game originated in the late 1800s.

She later addressed the mistake on Twitter, in a tweet in which she compared herself to a Wigan rugby league legend.

She wrote: “Like Jason Robinson I may have switched codes in my speech… Both league & union have a rich heritage in the UK.

“Obviously I’ve followed rugby league much less in my lifetime, but I’m looking forward to watching England (& all the home nations) in the RL World Cup this Autumn.”

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Heinz pulls products from shelves in Tesco over price row

Tesco has said it is more focused on keeping the cost of the weekly shop as low as possible

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Customers will be hard pressed to find certain Heinz products in Tesco following a row between the two companies over price hikes.

The food company has scaled back its supply to Tesco after the supermarket said it would not pass on its ‘unjustifiable price increases’ to its customers.

As a result of this, customers will find that a number of Heinz favourites such as baked beans, tinned soups and tomato ketchup will be absent from the shelves in Tesco supermarkets up and down the country.

According to The Grocer Magazine, products affected include Beanz 4x415g, Sticky Barbecue Sauce 500g, Salad Cream 605g, Baked Beans & Pork Sausages 200g, Beanz No Added Sugar 4x415g Snap Pots 4x200g, and Chicken Noodle Soup 400g.

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Heinz is just one of the manufacturers to announce a price increase during the cost of living crisis.

However, many supermarkets like Tesco are firm in keeping prices as low as reasonably possible for their customers, resulting in disputes with manufacturers.

Read More: Lidl launches new food label to help struggling families with cost of living crisis

A Tesco spokesperson told the magazine the retailer was ‘laser-focused on keeping the cost of the weekly shop in check, offering customers great value through our combination of Aldi Price Match, Low Everyday Prices and Clubcard Prices’.

They added: “With household budgets under increasing pressure, now more than ever we have a responsibility to ensure customers get the best possible value, and we will not pass on unjustifiable price increases to our customers.

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“We’re sorry that this means some products aren’t available right now, but we have plenty of alternatives to choose from, including Branston Baked Beans and our own-brand ranges, and we hope to have this issue resolved soon.”

In a statement, a Kraft Heinz spokesperson suggested price was at the heart of the issue, citing ‘today’s challenging economic environment – with commodity and production costs rising – many consumers are working within tight budgets’.

The statement added: “We always look at how we can provide value through price, size and packs so consumers can enjoy the products they love and trust at a price point that works within their budgets, without compromising on quality.”

Heinz said it was ‘working closely with Tesco to resolve the situation as quickly as possible’ and was ‘confident in a positive resolution’.

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