He later discovered that the woman had ransacked his files and downloaded material from his Blackberry device. In the same year, an unidentified aide to then Prime Minister Gordon Brown was approached by a Chinese woman at a disco in a Shanghai hotel. … [Read more...] about Has Beijing been quietly ‘grooming’ Britain’s elite through an exclusive club known as the 48 Group? Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson and Jack Straw have been linked to club which is objecting to book that claims to reveal how China is infiltrating the West
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The government has also announced a £1.6billion package for the arts industry, which will help to save theatres and live music venues which remain closed to curb the spread of the virus. … [Read more...] about Stamp duty holiday announcement: When is Rishi Sunak’s speech and what will the chancellor say?
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Others are a little less starry-eyed, though. Of the Happy Mondays’ era-defining Glastonbury triumph in 1990, frontman Shaun Ryder says: “I only remember the sex and drugs. I had a bird in me hotel. I’d see her, then I’d go back and sit in the luggage compartment of the tourbus with my smackhead buddies doing gear. The intro to our set was so long because they had to drag me out of the boot of the bus.” And of the Stone Roses’ most fabled gig, the writer Jane Bussman says: “Spike Island was a bit shit. Not anyone’s fault, mind. Everyone desperately wanted it to be Woodstock, anarchy, freedom, joy. But it was on a pile of scorching concrete in a silage swamp.” … [Read more...] about Twisting my melon, man! The baggy, brilliant indie-rave summer of 1990
Ivanka asked her followers to wear masks to keep safe on July 2, despite President Trump often refusing to wear one on public outings. She wrote: 'Wear a mask. Plant a tree,' as she posted next to Representatives Bruce Westerman (left) and Kevin McCarthy (center) … [Read more...] about Ivanka and Jared’s very socially isolated weekend: The hills came alive for the family as they enjoyed a remote July 4th weekend