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#FridayFiver ✋ – Sunny Days At Last!

Happy Friday Maratopians!

How is the warm weather treating you?

If, like us, you’re surviving on a steady diet of ice lollies and cold drinks, hang in there! The heat may get the better of us from time to time, but it won’t stop us bringing out the barbecue and making the most of our two annual weeks of Great British sun.

And if you’re in need of a break, grab your factor 50 and your deckchair, find yourself a spot in the sunshine and check out this week’s Friday Fiver.

⚽ Let the Euros begin!


It’s a year late but Euro 2020 is finally kicking off, and fans across the continent are preparing for Turkey vs Italy later this evening. Meanwhile the UEFA website is ahead of the game with its online fantasy football feature and a digital Panini sticker album.

Ready for kick-off?

❤️ Dating Apps Offer Vaccine Incentive


In one of the year’s most bizarre collaborations yet, the government has teamed up with a number of popular dating apps to offer incentives to vaccinated users. Tinder, Hinge, Bumble and Match are amongst the participating services set to offer bonus features to those who have been vaccinated. The move comes after data from the Department of Health which revealed people were more likely to date someone who had received their Covid-19 jab.

A match made in heaven?

🍏 Announcements from Apple WWDC


On Monday, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference streamed live with the company’s latest anticipated updates. These include a refresh to Apple Maps, some new FaceTime features, and a brand new macOS called Monterey.

Get the lowdown.

🍪 Oreos Out of This World


Later this month the US government is set to make an announcement on certain UFO findings, and while the world waits with anticipation, Oreo have responded with their very own peace offering to the aliens. The limited-edition packaging claimed the biscuit was ‘bringing all life forms together,’ and to welcome our new overlords, they’ve even created their very own Oreo crop circle in a Kansas farm. Will the aliens love Oreos? In 2021, anything goes.

The truth is out there.

🕺 Bizarre Top 40 Return


In the mood for a throwback? 90s disco favourites Boney M have topped the UK’s Trending Chart with a remix of their retro track ‘Rasputin’ for the second week running. The song was repopularised on the app TikTok, bringing an unlikely hit to a new generation. What can we say? The internet works in mysterious ways.

Revisit the unlikely chart-topper here.

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