George and Amal Clooney spent the Easter weekend getting to know the actor's Irish relatives at a family reunion at a five-star country hotel. The Hollywood star, 57, the human rights lawyer, 41, and their twins Ella and Alexander, 22 months, travelled to Ireland to attend the get-together at the luxurious Ballyfin Demesne hotel in County Laois, the Irish Independent reports. The actor is said to have been 'delighted at finally reconnecting with his relatives' at the reunion organised by his parents Nick, 85, and Nina, 80. Reunion: George and Amal Clooney (pictured last month) spent the Easter weekend getting to know the actor's Irish relatives at a family reunion at a five-star country hotel The high-profile couple were also spotted having dinner with U2 frontman Bono, 58, at Mediterranean restaurant Coppinger Row in Dublin on Saturday. Clooney's cousin Andy Ring described the actor as an 'absolute gentleman' after his visit to … [Read more...] about George and Amal Clooney spend the Easter weekend getting to know their Irish relatives at a family reunion at a five-star country hotel
Later this afternoon the window for candidates to be put forward for the general election closes.After today no new names can appear and nobody can withdraw.Sky News has analysed election data for England and Wales since the Second World War to discover how safe seats across the country are.The Conservatives have the strongest grip on seats in England, according to our analysis.There are 101 seats across England and Wales which have not changed hands in the Commons since 1945 with the Conservatives retaining a majority of them. Advertisement Two-thirds of the seats (64) have been Conservative since the 1945 election.The remaining 37 have been Labour since the same election. More from General Election 2019 General election: Does flood defence spending unfairly favour the South East? General election: 'Don't give up' on stopping Brexit, Donald Tusk tells campaigners General election: How much are parties spending on adverts? General election: Here's what … [Read more...] about General Election 2019: How safe is your MP’s seat?
Maya Forstater, 46, wrote on her personal Twitter account in 2018 that ‘men cannot change into women’ A researcher who lost her job for making ‘transphobic’ remarks will tell an employment tribunal that it is a ‘biological fact’ that men cannot become women. Maya Forstater, 46, wrote on her personal Twitter account in 2018 that ‘men cannot change into women’ and criticised laws which allow people to ‘self-identify’ as male or female. Some of her colleagues at think-tank the Centre For Global Development (CGD) complained that her views ‘made them feel uncomfortable’ and accused her of ‘transphobia’. A preliminary hearing at an employment tribunal in central London yesterday heard that her legal team will argue that Miss Forstater’s views are a ‘philosophical belief’. Under the Equalities Act 2010, it is illegal to discriminate against employees over such beliefs. ‘I believe that … [Read more...] about Researcher who lost her job over ‘transphobic’ comments on a blog is expected to tell employment tribunal she believes it is a ‘biological fact’ that men cannot become women
A rookie footballer almost steamrolled one of the game's greatest players into retirement with two barnstorming runs that commentators quipped was borderline 'disrespectful'. Canterbury Bulldogs player Jayden Okunbor was playing only his second NRL game when he felled Melbourne Storm captain and veteran of 388 games Cameron Smith. Incredible footage from their round four clash in Melbourne on Sunday shows the moment youth beat experience in spectacular fashion. 'There's no respect...BOOM, straight past him,' a commentator could be heard saying as Okunbor barges past Smith and toward the try line. 'There's no respect...BOOM, straight past him,' the commentator could be heard saying as Okunbor pushes through as he launches himself toward the goal Okunbor, 22, proved his 106kg frame and athleticism was more than a match for the future immortal. Smith, who turns 36 in two months and has captained his state and country in a stellar career, was left eating turf as his 90kg … [Read more...] about ‘There’s no respect’: Epic moment 106kg rookie footy player tramples over Cameron Smith TWICE (and it’s only his second NRL game)
As a schoolgirl, Caroline Farrow relished discussing politics and current affairs around the kitchen table with her family. Her parents, both teachers, encouraged robust debate and Caroline and her elder sister were precociously well informed. 'Freedom of speech and expression was drummed into us from an early age,' she says. She was ten in 1984, a landmark year when George Orwell's vision of a totalitarian future was revisited and reappraised. Catholic journalist Caroline Farrow, 44, was told by Surrey Police that she had to attend an interview under caution or face arrest after she used the wrong pronoun to describe a transgender woman Her father explained the novel's concepts of Big Brother, Newspeak and the Thought Police, and Caroline was fascinated. 'But I remember thinking at the time that none of it could ever come true,' she says. Now 44, and a trenchant Catholic journalist, priest's wife and occasional TV commentator, Mrs Farrow was reminded of … [Read more...] about Hounded by the thought police: How hate crime officers came knocking at the door of a devout Catholic who had misgendered a trans woman, but when she told them vile trolls had then threatened her family they did next to nothing