Why are they trending? Uefa, Booker and Emmerdale

What's trending and why? 17 October 2012


England's footballing forays in eastern Europe over the last 24-hours have provided fans with two causes to call up Uefa over Twitter. Racist chants and violence marred England's under-21s victory against Serbia last night, while the first team's World Cup qualifier against Poland had to be postponed from yesterday afternoon to today because of a waterlogged pitch.


Yesterday Hilary Mantel became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize twice for her novel Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to her 2009 winner Wolf Hall.


To mark the Yorkshire-based soap's 40th birthday, ITV will be showing a completely live episode at 7pm tonight. Emmerdale will follow in the footsteps EastEnders, The Bill and Coronation Street, all of which have produced gaffe-laden live episodes. The soap, formerly know by its full moniker Emmerdale Farm, shares its birthday with an entirely different monster indeed, with #happybirthdayEminem also trending today, celebrating the shock-rapper's 40 years.


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