The celebrity contestants confirmed for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing so far include an EastEnders actress, an Olympic boxer and a reality TV star.
Philanthropist and author, MacKenzie Scott, has a new title to add to her resume - the world’s wealthiest woman.According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Scott, who was formerly married to Amazon CEO (and world’s wealthiest man), Jeff Bezos, has just surpassed L'Oréal heiress, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, with a net worth of $68 billion.
A charity lost more than £30,000 when shop staff mistakenly refunded a customer £90,000 when she returned an item worth £9, a court heard. Comfort Konadu, 52, received the unexpected windfall after she visited a Royal Mencap Society branch in Openshaw, Greater Manchester, in October last year. Shop staff unintentionally added two noughts and four other figures whilst entering the electronic credit note into the till for a refund for the grandmother, who was returning a bric-a-brac object. Konadu then transferred £57,000 into other accounts including her family members in Ghana, Manchester Crown Court heard. The 52-year-old cleaner admitted theft and was sentenced to 15 months in prison, suspended for two years. The charity managed to retrieve two thirds of the missing money but £31,000 remains outstanding, which represents 18 months worth of profits for the charity shop. Konadu is now expected to face a proceeds of crime hearing to return the sum. Sentencing Judge Nicholas Dean QC said: "This was an unexpected windfall that the defendant took advantage of. She must have realised this was an error. It would be very different if she had somehow contrived to obtain credit in the first place. That's not the case and she fell prey to the temptation to use the money she knew perfectly well wasn't hers." Two workers at the charity were suspended and subsequently dismissed over the mistake. Konadu, of Openshaw, initially claimed she had been expecting £12,000 into her account from another source and said at first she assumed she had legitimately received the money. She said when she was realised it was higher than expected she had tried to raise the issue with her bank. But inquiries revealed she didn't inform the bank or the charity about the botched transaction. Max Saffman, defending Konadu, said his client has been in Britain for 15 years and worked as a cleaner since she arrived in the country. He said: "Until his windfall she was leading a very very modest lifestyle and she is a hardworking lady the vast majority of the time. The money was more than she could ever have dreamt of and temptation got the better of her."
The Norwich North MP's husband Sean McFadzean attended a march protesting against COVID-19 restrictions.
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Poverty-stricken communities in Africa may have developed greater immunity to coronaviruses, scientists have suggested.The continent's reported death rates are a fraction of those seen across Europe.
The 11 asylum seekers, who had previously crossed the English Channel to Britain, were removed from the UK on a charter flight on Thursday.
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The Duchess of Sussex and her baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor are suing a photo agency which "papped" them while dog walking in Canada, as a court hears claims she "knew everything that was going on" but "carried on walking". Archie, who is one, and his mother are both listed as claimants in the case, heard for the first time at the High Court in London today and the latest in the Sussexes' battle with the tabloid press. The pictures showed the Duchess carrying Archie in a sling while walking near their temporary home on Vancouver Island, Canada, in January, smiling broadly and holding her two dogs on a lead while security walked at a distance behind her. At a remote hearing on Wednesday, the Duchess's barrister Jonathan Barnes said Meghan and her son were "papped" by a photographer for the US arm of the Splash News and Pictures Agency which then sold the images. The agency argues that the Duchess "knew everything that was going on and was a volunteer in the sense that she carried on walking when she knew she was being photographed", the court heard. The case is being brought by the Duchess in her own right, and she is listed as a "litigation friend" for Archie, a legal term meaning she is appointed to make decisions about the court case for her child.
A progressive US veterans group has hammered Donald Trump in an election ad aimed at his treatment of US service members, endangered by president's refusal to intervene in the Russian bounty scandal, according to the ad.Political action committee VoteVets, counting 700,000 veterans and their families and supporters among its members, said that the president is "panicking" and "finding any excuse to show up in military communities" following alleged threats among Russian-backed militia in Afghanistan to target US troops, as well as "unconstitutional" attempts to deploy service members into cities against other Americans.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly intervened when an employee at the social media site prompted anger among colleagues when he defended police officers following the shooting of Jacob Blake.Last week, a Facebook employee shared a post to the site’s internal messaging board, Workspace, where he defended “well-intentioned law enforcement officers who have been victimised by society’s conformity to a lie,” according to a report obtained by The Daily Beast.
Of all the time-saving measures we have in our beauty routines these days, when foundation is a factor, there's a solid case for makeup primer buddying right up alongside it. After all, primers not only smooth skin to create a more even surface, but they also include ingredients to adhere to makeup so it lasts longer. (If you've ever come home and pulled down your face mask to a colorful surprise, this one's for you.) Like the final setting-spray step, primers can also offer a boost of hydration, and plenty pack in other nutrients and even sun protection, too. Ahead, find 25 of the best makeup primers at Sephora. Not only do these have ratings of at least four stars from other shoppers, but each one also has hundreds of reviews - or, in some cases, thousands - on its own.
'We don't know what to do': asylum seekers flown to Spain by Home OfficeThe 11 Syrians said they were sitting outside Madrid airport with no food, water or support
Boris Johnson is floundering, and his majority may not save him. For now, he’s the only person who can keep his party together. But Conservative MPs are increasingly frustrated
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave Donald Trump a stark warning on Wednesday about returning to New York City as tensions continue to flair over the sometimes-violent nature of anti-police brutality protests across the country this summer and the president's response to them.“He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him,” Mr Cuomo said of Mr Trump, a few hours after New York Post reported the president was considering yanking funds from "lawless" cities such as New York where violent crime has shot up.
Some two thirds of this year’s record 5,000 Channel migrants have no legal right to claim asylum in the UK, but are not being deported partly due to legal challenges over their human rights, MPs were told on Thursday. Abi Tierney, a Home Office director general for immigration, revealed that 71 per cent of the Channel migrants’ asylum claims that her department had so far processed were not the UK’s responsibility because they had already previously claimed asylum in another EU country. Under an EU agreement, known as the Dublin Convention, the migrants should legally be returned to whichever country they arrived in first for their asylum claim to be considered there. Of the remainder, 20 per cent had their asylum claim accepted in the UK, and ten per cent were refused. The shock figures demonstrate the scale of the asylum crisis facing Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, as her department struggles to return migrants to other EU countries. Removing the migrants is seen as a critical factor in deterring further arrivals. On Friday, lawyers used human rights laws to block a flight to Spain of 23 Channel migrants. Eleven of them were deported on Wednesday morning on a charter flight, but not before the Home Office had to fight legal challenges in the courts until 2am. Thursday's departures mean that only 200 of more than 6,000 migrants who have arrived in the past 18 months have been returned to EU states after checks on databases found they had claimed asylum in those countries.
As Donald Trump continues to insist the November election will be stolen from him, former president Bill Clinton has mockingly said the incumbent will still be refusing to leave the White House on Joe Biden’s inauguration day.During an Instagram interview with American Urban Radio’s April Ryan, Mr Clinton and his wife made it clear they expected Mr Trump to put up a fight even after he lost.