FRANK OCEAN FINALLY RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM
And, presumably for the lols, he released a visual one two days earlier too
The meme about the never-ending wait for Frank Ocean's much-anticipated, much-delayed second album was finally laid to rest at the weekend, with the R&B singer delivering not one, but two new albums.
On Friday, 45-minute visual album Endless arrived, streaming on Apple Music. A day later, the second studio album – initially presumed to be titled Boys Don't Cry, but now known as Blonde – was released, featuring 17 tracks and high-profile collaborations with Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and André 3000.
Four pop-up shops also appeared over the weekend in three US cities and London, offering copies of a magazine crafted by Ocean. Over on his Tumblr, the artist thanked his fans for their many reminders to get the album finished.
A TRAWLER FULL OF DRUGS WAS SEIZED OFF THE CORNISH COAST
Three men have been charged with trying to import a ton of cocaine
Cornwall in August is more than just traffic jams on country roads, surfboards and ice cream. Over the weekend it emerged that a fishing trawler packed full of cocaine was seized by the authorities on Thursday, in what is being hailed as "one of the most significant drugs seizures ever made in the UK."
The trawler was intercepted near Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall, with the police estimating the street value of the seized cocaine at £80m. Three men are being held in custody and will appear in court next month.
Yes He Khan
SADIQ KHAN DECIDED HE DOESN'T LIKE JEREMY CORBYN AFTER ALL
The London mayor backed Corbyn's rival for the Labour leadership
Jeremy Corbyn may be the firm favourite to be announced as Labour leader next month, but that didn't stop London mayor Sadiq Khan backing his rival, Owen Smith, on Sunday.
Writing in The Observer, Khan reckoned that Labour under Corbyn stands little chance of winning the next UK general election. It's a signification intervention, since Khan's mayoral election win this year was a major boost for Labour, and he's has previously remained neutral in the debate over the party leadership. However, Corbyn supporters have hit back, arguing that it was the leader's popularity with voters that secured the mayoral victory earlier this year.
A Personal Journey
AN IRISH WOMAN LIVE TWEETED HER TRIP TO BRITAIN FOR AN ABORTION
She tagged the Irish Prime Minister in each of her tweets
On Saturday morning, an anonymous women and her friend live-tweeted a journey they'd taken to England, in order for one of them to legally undergo an abortion. Ireland has strict anti-abortion laws, forcing thousands of Irish women to travel to neighbouring countries each year to access the procedure.
Posting a series of photos inside waiting rooms and aboard public transport, the women tagged Enda Kenny, the Irish Prime Minister, in each tweet. His government are coming under growing pressure to enact changes to the country's constitution, which criminalises abortion. Earlier this year, the UN called for an overhaul of the law, which it said violates women's human rights.
Kenny has resisted pressure to call a referendum on changing abortion laws, the only legal route to changing the country's constitution.