Meghan and Harry spent 2.4m of taxpayers’ money on new home

(CNN)Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, spent 2.4 million (about $3 million) of British taxpayers’ money on renovations to their new home, according to the Royal Household’s latest annual financial statement. According to the palace, the only “floating” floor in the cottage was in the main kitchen area and was required by planners to temporarily protect the old flooring underneath during construction. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for salaries of the Queen’s staff, upkeep of palaces and official royal duties, including travel, footed the bill for the renovations. The cost of all fittings, fixtures and furnishings were paid for privately by the Duke and Duchess. Accounts for the Sovereign Grant, which were just released publicly, reveal that …

Friends Stars Post Hilariously Different Versions Of Girls Night Out Together

That’s what Lisa Kudrow proved when they shared vastly different selfies of themselves with Kudrow decided to be more of a traditionalist and posted a nice, flattering photo of the three of them. She also had a clever caption to boot: Cox, on the other hand, took a more kooky approach and posted this selfie. She also posted an equally quirky caption: “Trying to figure out what to say on Instagram…” Cox wrote. But it’s fun to see how two people having the same experience could post vastly different photos. Not to mention that Kudrow, who played the zany Phoebe on “Friends,” seemed to take more of Monica approach to posting a selfie, while Cox, who played Monica, acted a …

Five arrests in Patisserie Valerie scandal

After it went into administration, the cafe chain was found to have overstated its cash position by £30m and failed to disclose overdrafts of nearly £10m. Patisserie Valerie puts butter back in cakes Ex-Patisserie Valerie boss ‘felt like emigrating’ Patisserie Valerie says finance chief arrested Patisserie Valerie black hole grows to £94m Patisserie Valerie’s former chairman, Luke Johnson, who was also its biggest shareholder, wrote earlier this month in his column for the Sunday Times that that he had considered fleeing the UK after the scandal broke and feared becoming “a pariah in the business world”. The Sunday Times reported that Mr Johnson was not among those arrested by the SFO. Butter back “On Tuesday 18 June, as part of …

Heartbeat actor William Simons dies aged 79

Image Copyright @jasedurr @jasedurr Simons, who was born in Swansea, was already 51 when he landed the biggest role of his career, playing Alf Ventress when Heartbeat first landed on TV screens in 1992 as a prime-time vehicle for former EastEnders star and chart-topping singer Nick Berry. Berry played a young London constable who moved north with his family and encountered Ventress as one of the colleagues who helped him build a new life while fighting crime in a rural setting. The show, set in the fictional Yorkshire villages of Ashfordly and Aidensfield, attracted more than 13 million viewers and saw guest appearances by Gary Barlow, Charlotte Church, Lulu, and David Dickinson – and Yorkshire’s legendary cricket umpire Dickie Bird. …

Spanish court lifts ‘wolf pack’ convictions from sexual abuse to rape

Men who attacked woman in Pamplona have jail sentences increased to 15 years The five defendants in sexual attack case have had their prison sentences raised from nine to 15 years each after the supreme court found them guilty of gang-raping a woman at the three years ago. The case known as La Manada, or the wolf pack, after the name of the mens WhatsApp group shocked Spain, prompted major protests and provoked The original proceedings a tweet, she said the verdict was in line with the governments proposals to change the law to distinguish between rape and sexual assault, and sexual abuse. Viviana Waisman, the president of the human rights NGO Womens Link, said the verdict was very important. …

Bringing big tech to heel: how do we take back control of the internet?

As the web evolves, we should ask how we can maximise its benefits for all and mitigate the obvious damage When new technology destroyed their livelihood in the early 19th century, a group of workers in northern England took matters into their own hands. They were alpha males, the fittest of the farm workers with the best gig of their time: whacking and cutting sheets of woven wool into shape and then cropping the rough surface to make it smooth enough to become stockings for the aristocracy. It was high-yield, value-added work, earning them three times the average wage for half the time on the job. But when mechanical stocking frames were developed that could do the job six times …

Human trafficking in America among worst in world: report

Pasco County Sheriff’s Corporal Alan Wilkett uses his laptop from his service vehicle. “Historically, we’ve allowed the sex buyer to hide behind a mask of anonymity and actually call them a ‘John,’” He said in an interview with Fox News. “We don’t even call them by their name, because we let them stay behind that mask. And the only way we’re going to attack the supply side is by going after the demand. And that means the sex buyer needs to be held culpable for the damage and trauma that he or she is causing.” “Trafficking in America, if you are trafficked in the United States, 85 percent of victims that are trafficked here are from here.” — Brook Bello, …

All aboard Britains first hydrogen train

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future? Hydrogen-powered trains are arguably the greenest trains out there. “Mini power stations on wheels”, is how Alex Burrows from the University of Birmingham describes them. He is the project director for the ‘Hydroflex’ train which was showcased at an event in the West Midlands. Unlike diesel trains, hydrogen-powered trains do not emit harmful gases, instead using hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, water and heat. It is “a fully green fuel”, says Helen Simpson from rail rolling stock company Porterbrook, which created the Hydroflex in partnership with Birmingham University’s centre for Railway Research. But hydrogen trains are still incredibly rare. The only …

Manslaughter arrest over Sala death

His body was recovered in February but Mr Ibbotson’s has never been found. Image copyright AAIB/PA Image caption An air accident investigator’s photo showed the rear left side of the fuselage on the seabed Det Insp Huxter urged people not to speculate about the identity of the man as it could hinder the investigation. The Piper Malibu aircraft was carrying Mr Sala and Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, after the footballer returned to FC Nantes to say goodbye to his former teammates. An official search operation was called off on 24 January after Guernsey’s harbour master said the chances of survival were “extremely remote”. Shipwreck hunter David Mearns found the plane wreckage on 3 February, 220ft (67m) below the surface …

Manslaughter arrest over Sala death

His body was recovered in February but Mr Ibbotson’s has never been found. Image copyright AAIB/PA Image caption An air accident investigator’s photo showed the rear left side of the fuselage on the seabed Det Insp Huxter urged people not to speculate about the identity of the man as it could hinder the investigation. The Piper Malibu aircraft was carrying Mr Sala and Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, after the footballer returned to FC Nantes to say goodbye to his former teammates. An official search operation was called off on 24 January after Guernsey’s harbour master said the chances of survival were “extremely remote”. Shipwreck hunter David Mearns found the plane wreckage on 3 February, 220ft (67m) below the surface …

Sciatica SOS Review

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the term used to describe nerve pain in the buttocks, legs and feet. It is caused when the sciatic nerve – the longest nerve in the body – becomes compressed or irritated. If you’re suffering with pain that radiates down the back of your leg and into your feet, it could be sciatica. Do you prefer a video? Click here to fast view. What is the Sciatic Nerve? The sciatic nerve starts at the lower spine before running through the buttock, down the back of the thigh and into the foot. It’s an important nerve that sends signals from the spinal cord to the entire lower body. Because of its location and length, the sciatic …

Overweight Mom Shrinks Waist By 5 Inches Thanks To This Unusual Audio

#1 Reason Hypnosis For Weight Loss FAILS…(And What To Do Instead) Hi, my name’s Sarah. I’m a 42 year old stay at home mom living in Kentucky. Recently, my friend told me about this weird little fat loss method she read about in a woman’s magazine. When she told me what it was, I was very skeptical. I mean… How many times have we been told about a new ‘miracle’ method that can help you ‘drop a dress size’? Ugh. If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried everything under the sun–fad diets, ab crunches, eating nothing but popcorn (yeah I got that one from Madonna!) But this method is something else. I’m living proof of that, and so are these …

Kidnapped baby rescued by police

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMoment kidnapped baby is rescued by police Body-cam footage from police officers shows the moment they rescued a kidnapped baby after a 36-hour manhunt. The five-month old baby boy was taken from his home in Sutton Coldfield by James Dempsey, who has been jailed for kidnap and driving offences. Dempsey, 35, was known to the boy’s mother and took her son in the early hours of 3 April. He was tracked down near Birmingham Airport the next day. Dempsey was jailed for 27 months, at Birmingham Crown Court. The baby’s mother, Chantelle Forrester, said it felt like her baby was missing for “a lifetime”. Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption James …