MEGHAN Markle has opened up about her experience as a senior royal, telling all in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Duchess of Sussex did not, however, discuss in the interview her half-brother Thomas Markle Jr , who was previously accused of putting a gun to his girlfriend's head during a row . Who is Thomas Markle Jr? Thomas Markle Jr, 55, shares the same father as Suits actress Meghan, who is married to Prince Harry . He told Bild the last time he had seen Meghan was in 2011, claiming his family believe she is now a "changed person". When Meghan was born in 1981, Thomas Jr was living with his father, sister Samantha Grant, and step-mother Doria, Meghan’s mum. He lives in Grant's Pass, Oregon, and works as a window fitter. Thomas Jr was married for 11 years to Tracy Dooley, with whom he has two sons - Thomas and Tyler. His ex-wife, Tracy, said he has alcohol issues. Why was Thomas Markle Jr arrested? Thomas was arrested on … [Read more...] about Who is Meghan’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr?
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A "culture of misogyny in the criminal justice system" could lead to men getting away with more lenient sentences, the victims' commissioner and domestic abuse commissioner for England and Wales have said. In a joint letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel, Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland and Attorney General Michael Ellis, the commissioners have called for an independent review for every domestic homicide. They are also urging the government to review murder and manslaughter sentences in domestic abuse cases. In the letter, Domestic Abuse Commissioner Nicole Jacobs and Victims' Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC call for "greater recognition of the devastation caused by domestic homicide" and a "programme of work to address deficiencies across the criminal justice system and statutory services". They write: "We have seen the effects of a culture of misogyny throughout the criminal justice system, to the detriment of women across England and Wales. Advertisement … [Read more...] about ‘Culture of misogyny’ could mean men get more lenient sentences – commissioners warn
NAILBOMB killer David Copeland has converted to Islam in the hope of “getting a second chance”. The 44-year-old was jailed for a 13-day hate campaign in 1999 that left three people dead and 140 injured. Engineer Copeland, who had Nazi flags hanging in his home, wanted to “stir up a racial war” with homemade explosives targeting London’s black , Bengali and LGBT communities. But he now hopes he will be “re-born in a different body after death”. He has told inmates at high- security HMP Frankland in Durham to call him “Saddam” — in admiration of the Iraqi dictator. He was befriended inside by Andy Ross, since freed after serving 11½ years for armed robbery. The Sunderland-born bare-knuckle boxer, 37, said: “Copeland prays every day and sees practising as a Muslim as a way of getting forgiveness and changing. But he still has a twisted mind.” Most read in UK News MEG IT CLEAR Queen & Philip were not the royals who raised … [Read more...] about Nailbomb killer David Copeland converts to Islam in the hope of ‘getting a second chance’
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, opened up about the struggles of living in the royal family in an interview with television personality Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Sunday in the United States. The highly-anticipated interview hsa prompted a host of reactions from both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere. Reactions in the US On the US side, most were sympathetic to the couple's plight and decision to leave the royal family. Star tennis player Serena Williams said she was "proud" of her "selfless friend" Meghan, who she said lives by example "with empathy and compassion." "She teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble. Her words illustrate the pain and cruelty she's experienced," said Williams. Watch video 06:45 Share 'They either have to be private citizens or royals' Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink … [Read more...] about Meghan and Harry interview: The reactions
Boris Johnson has hailed the return of schools across England as a "big" and "emotional" day - but warned it will impact on the spread of coronavirus and there is no guarantee the country will reopen on the target dates set out. Speaking at a news conference in Downing Street, the prime minister said that it is "more vital than ever to follow the rules" so that the roadmap to easing lockdown can continue as planned. Mr Johnson said the government would be "driven by data not dates" when deciding whether to remove more restrictions in the coming weeks ahead of the next planned date of 29 March. Follow live COVID-19 updates from the UK and around the world First lockdown restrictions lifted in England today - what are you now allowed to do? Asked whether encouraging data from recent days - including daily deaths dropping below 100 - might tempt him to move forward some of his targets, he said: "We've got to remain prudent - the whole point of this … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Boris Johnson hails ’emotional’ return of schools – but repeats warning on target dates for easing lockdown