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    The Independent

    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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    Hello!

    Romeo Beckham 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.

  • Celebrity
    Evening Standard

    Who is Brooklyn Beckham's fiancé Nicola Peltz? A look at her billionaire family

    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).

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    Evening Standard

    Shocking moment protester pushes police officer down stairs during demonstration to 'protect statues' in Westminster

    A man who injured a female police officer by shoving her down stairs during a demonstration aimed at “defending statues” is facing jail.Jamie Dewing, 31, was caught on camera throwing items including a metal barrier at Metropolitan Police lines and spitting at officers during clashes in central London on June 13.

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    Associated Press

    Sheriff: 'Glee’ star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Glee” star Naya Rivera ’s 4-year-old son told investigators that his mother, whose body was found in a Southern California lake Monday, boosted him back on to the deck of their rented boat before he looked back and saw her disappearing under the water, authorities said. “She must have mustered enough energy to get her son back on the boat, but not enough to save herself,” Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said at a news conference. The boy, Josey Hollis Dorsey, was found asleep and alone in a life vest on the drifting pontoon boat about three hours after they launched on Lake Piru northwest of Los Angeles, setting off a five-day search that ended with the discovery of the body of the 33-year-old floating near the surface early Monday, authorities said.

  • Celebrity
    People

    Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Debut New Post-Quarantine Haircuts for Summer

    Kate went lighter while Meghan went longer with layers

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    The Guardian

    Ending free TV licences for the over-75s is Johnson's first step to dismantling the BBC

    Ending free TV licences for the over-75s is Johnson's first step to dismantling the BBCDominic Cummings has long made it clear he hates the BBC. Now the prime minister is joining him in a full-blown assault