Gutenberg Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:21:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Gutenberg 32 32 GB News: Simon McCoy’s co-host lashes out at presenter as he is replaced by his co-star | Television and radio | Show biz & TV Wed, 21 Jul 2021 21:17:54 +0000

Simon McCoy and Alex Phillips typically feature the daily 3pm slot on GB News. Although on Wednesday McCoy was replaced by Paul Hawkins, who stepped in to co-host the segment with Phillips. When the duo introduced the show, they did not reveal why McCoy was absent from the show. However, Phillips couldn’t help but make a cheeky remark about McCoy’s age.

Opening the program, Phillips began: “It’s 3pm, welcome to GB News with Paul Hawkins today and Alex Phillips.

“Coming up,” Phillips added as Hawkins continued: “A crackdown on illegal immigrants crossing the [English] Channel to enter UK.

“Britain will pay the French authorities more than £ 50 million to double the number of police patrolling the beaches.

“We’ll ask if it’s money well spent.”

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Phillips continued, “Plus, how safe do you feel as a woman on the street?

“The government is creating a leading police role as part of a series of measures to tackle male violence against women.

“This could include making street harassment such as wolf whistling a crime.”

Hawkins concluded: “And today cricket is launching a new format to attract more fans to the sport. This is the fourth format of the game, but will it work?

“I was going to say, Simon McCoy,” Phillips joked, aiming at McCoy.

Hawkins added, “I was going to say… no, you were going to say Simon, not me.”

As his co-host attempted to continue the segment, Phillips quickly apologized and said, “Sorry, Simon.”

Hawkins added: “After the break, we’ll talk about the amateur fossil researchers who used Google Maps to locate one of the largest collections of rare marine fossils in the UK.”

In March of this year, McCoy announced that he would be leaving BBC News after 18 years to join GB News.

He has since co-hosted the daily 3-hour slot with Phillips.

GB News confirmed that McCoy will join the team in a statement on Twitter.

He said: “One of Britain’s most beloved and charismatic journalists, Simon McCoy, joins GB News with an afternoon program.”

McCoy and Phillip air weekdays at 3 p.m. on GB News.

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Their dog was stolen from a truck in Presque Isle. Social media helped bring him home. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 21:12:54 +0000

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Norman Trask, a lawyer working in Presque Isle, was driving his black Ford F-150 truck around town when he stopped at the Star City IGA supermarket to pick up a few belongings on the way home.

But before he could even get into the store, someone jumped in his truck and drove off with it. Unbeknownst to the thief, inside Trask’s car was a 5-year-old Bernese Mountain dog named Finn, whom Trask occasionally brings to work with him from his home in Easton.

“The truck isn’t a big deal, but our dog Finn was inside,” recalls Norman’s wife Ellen Trask. An hour and a half after the theft was reported, Maine State Police located the truck at Caribou, but Finn was not inside and is still missing. That’s when Ellen took to social media to try and locate her lost dog.