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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.
Meghan Markle's friendship with Jessica Mulroney has come under scrutiny in recent weeks. After initially maintaining her silence, Jessica's husband Ben Mulroney has now spoken out about "false" reports about the two ladies' relationship.MORE: All of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's celebrity friends: From Elton John to Jon Bon JoviLoading the player...WATCH: All about Jessica MulroneyBen – oldest son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney – chose to repost a news article on his Twitter account which claimed Jessica had been calling Meghan "non-stop" in a bid to repair their friendship, and was also planning to write a tell-all book. "FALSE," Ben simply captioned the post.MORE: Meghan Markle's bedrooms revealed: see where she lived during her early thirtiesJessica and Meghan have been friends for a number of yearsJessica, 40, and Meghan, 38, have been friends for a number of years, and the stylist’s three children were bridesmaids and page boys at Meghan's wedding to Prince Harry in 2018. Last month, Jessica became embroiled in a race row with blogger Sasha Exeter – the controversy resulted in her being fired from her role on Good Morning America, and saw her CTV reality show, I do, Redo, pulled by the CTV network.MORE: Royal homes: the sweetest personal touches from Meghan Markle's to Kate Middleton'sJessica and Ben are proud parents to three childrenIn a statement on Twitter, Jessica said she respected CTV's decision and had decided to step back from professional life for the time being. "The events that have transpired over the last few days have made it clear that I have more work to do," she wrote.MORE: Kate Middleton and Prince William's first home together is truly incredible"I realise more than ever how being a white, privileged woman has put me far ahead of so many, and in particular those in the Black community. And while I can't change the past, I can do my part to do better in the future."Loading the player...WATCH: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Share Wedding Anniversary VideoWhile Jessica has maintained a very low-profile since the furore, her husband Ben, 44, returned to Instagram on 1 July, and urged his followers not to use his page to post vitriolic comments. He wrote: "After a much needed break, I am back. There are myriad places online to vent, attack and hurl slurs. This will not be one of them. Please govern yourselves accordingly."
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Before she became the future Mrs. Beckham, Nicola Peltz’s life as a billionaire heiress wasn’t too shabby.The 25-year-old was previously best known for her roles in the 2014 film Transformers: Age of Extinction and the television series Bates Motel, which ended in 2015 (and as model Anwar Hadid’s ex-girlfriend).
David and Victoria Beckham's son Romeo reveals first look of incredible outdoor pool at Cotswolds home
David and Victoria Beckham are isolating in style! The family has spent the past four months at their country retreat in the Cotswolds throughout the coronavirus lockdown and have remained there even now restrictions have been lifted – but we can certainly see why.A photo posted by their son Romeo shared a never-before-seen look at the outdoor swimming pool the family has at their second home, and it's even better than we imagined.RELATED: Inside the Beckhams' second home in the CotswoldsLoading the player...WATCH: Brooklyn Beckham gets engaged to Nicola PeltzRomeo was joined by his girlfriend Mia Regan for a dip in the pool on Tuesday, and the pair cuddled up for a photo that he shared with the caption: "Luv u." As cute as the photo is, many fans were more distracted by the amazing pool, which appears to be located within a hidden walled garden with a wooden gate leading to the rest of the estate, and has colourful plants and trees in a border behind it.GALLERY: 14 of the most amazing celebrity swimming poolsThe outdoor pool is not the only luxurious amenity the family can enjoy at their second home; there is also a plunge pool, a log cabin with a sauna, steam room and relaxation area, as well as a tennis court where Romeo often shares photos as he works on improving his skills.Romeo Beckham shared a look at the family's swimming poolThe 17-year-old has been offering regular glimpses inside the property on social media throughout the coronavirus lockdown – including in his bedroom. On the wall above Romeo's bed, he has one framed football T-shirt and another basketball T-shirt. At the end of his bed, he has a wooden cupboard beneath a black flatscreen TV which is mounted on the wall, holding several photo frames and two black folders.The Beckhams' Cotswolds house also has a tennis courtRomeo's girlfriend appears to be staying with his family after they were separated during the lockdown. The family has also been reunited with Brooklyn Beckham and his new fiancé Nicola Peltz, and celebrated news of their engagement at the weekend.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
The president also told CBS News that people who "like the Confederate flag" are thinking about NASCAR, not slavery.
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Ghisaine Maxwell will spend the next year in prison after she was denied bail by a US judge who heard she was a “predator and a monster” from whom victims needed protecting. Ms Maxwell, a longtime associate of disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein, wiped away tears on Tuesday as she pleaded not guilty at a New York court to charges of luring girls for him to sexually abuse. Ms Maxwell, 58, appeared via video link before US District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan, who agreed with the prosecution that the British heiress was the “definition of a flight risk” due to her international connections, high-profile friends and vast hidden wealth. The daughter of media magnate Robert Maxwell is facing six criminal charges, including four related to transporting minors for illegal sexual acts and two of perjury. She will remain at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn until her trial starts on July 12, 2021. In ruling, Ms Nathan said the risk of Ms Maxwell fleeing was “too great" to mitigate.