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A Reddit user was taken aback when he climbed through a “small square hole” into his attic and discovered an entire secret apartment.
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The face mask has slipped. The government is simply full of idiots and there’s nothing more to be said
At 12.30pm/1.30pm on Tuesday afternoon Oliver Dowden/Matt Hancock stood at the despatch box of the House of Commons and announced that, yes, letting Huawei provide the UK’s 5G network/not making face coverings mandatory in shops had been an absolutely terrible idea all along, just like everybody said it was.That everyone else was right and that they were wrong, and that the policy would now be reversed with (almost) immediate effect.
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‘Her life is going to be hell’: Inside the ‘notorious’ Brooklyn prison Ghislaine Maxwell will remain until her trial next July
Ghislaine Maxwell was forced to swap her luxurious, secluded, New Hampshire estate for a small cell in Brooklyn‘s 'notorious' federal prison when she was arrested as an alleged accomplice to sex predator Jeffrey Epstein - and the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) has quite a reputation.“It’s notorious. It’s not funded very well, none of the federal prisons are. There’s a shortage of guards and of staff,” Michael Frantz, director of Jail Time Consulting, told The Independent.
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Ghislaine Maxwell has secretly married but refused to disclose her husband’s identity to FBI investigators, it was claimed in court. Federal prosecutors told a judge hearing Maxwell’s application for bail that she had a spouse although his name has been withheld. The existence of a husband might explain why Maxwell chose to remain in the US while being hunted down by the FBI over child sex trafficking allegations rather than fleeing abroad. She was last year romantically linked to Scott Borgerson, the wealthy chief executive of a tech company based in Boston, but there is no suggestion or evidence the couple ever married. Mr Borgerson has insisted the pair were only friends. Maxwell used the alias ‘Jen Marshall’ when inspecting the house she bought while in hiding from the FBI and was accompanied by a man she identified as her husband and using the name ‘Scott Marshall’. But while ‘Scott Marshall’ spoke with a British accent, Scott Borgerson was born in the US and speaks with an American accent.
Ben Shephard was in for a huge surprise on Wednesday's Good Morning Britain when his son Jack made a rare contribution to the ITV show! During the competition segment, the father-of-two was left gobsmacked after fellow presenter Andi Peters turned up in Ben's garden – and his family were all in on the act.MORE: Ben Shephard celebrates Kate Garraway's GMB return with sweet photoLoading the player...WATCH: Kate Garraway reunites with Ben Shephard on GMBAndi began: "There are some lovely gardens, Ben, around this area. And what's wonderful is that all the gardens are kept so beautifully," as Ben's face dropped when he realised his garden was on the TV. "Andi I can't believe... have you woken the Mrs up?" quipped Ben. "She'll be furious! I can't believe you've stitched me up, while you're there can you mow the lawn for me?"MORE: Inside Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard's homely dining roomBen was shocked when Andi took a trip to Ben's homeMeanwhile his son, Jack, was in the background of the competition VT and even helped out Andi with his presenting. After explaining the prizes, Andi then said: "I've got to say Ben, I've been so well looked after, I've got a massive cup of tea in your favourite mug, and I've been giving one of these to chew down on, it's called, what's it called again?"Suddenly Jack, who Ben shares with his wife Annie along with their other son, Sam, could be heard lending a helping hand in the background with pronunciation, shouting out: "Oxalis triangularis!" The snack in question was a plant with edible leaves, which Ben assured Andi on the taste of the peculiar delicacy. "It takes like skittles, they're amazing!" Ben was clearly taken aback by Jack's appearance on the show, and even hailed Andi for ensuring his son would be out of bed! The 45-year-old joked: "That was Jack [...] He's never up that early! Andi I owe you one, Mr P." Ben was presenting alongside Charlotte Hawkins for Wednesday's GMBBen's surprise on GMB comes soon after his recent celebration as he was reunited with co-star Kate Garraway after she made her return to the ITV programme this week. Kate decided to return to GMB – and her colleague Ben, 45, marked the occasion by sharing a sweet behind-the-scenes snap from the studio. Ben tweeted: "She's back! New nails, longer lashes and blonder than ever - ahhhh it wonderful to have @kategarraway back! katesback."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.