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    Stuart Broad’s fast half-century steadies the ship for England on second morning

    England resumed with a strong platform of 258 for four but were on their way to being hurried out after losing four for 18.

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    In The Know

    Woman confronts husband after disturbing find in home bathroom: 'Makes me ... paranoid'

    A woman who discovered long strands of hair in her bathroom that did not belong to her was shocked to learn the who the culprit was behind the mysterious tresses.

  • Celebrity
    Hello!

    Kate Middleton stuns in short summer dress in surprise new pictures with Prince William

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photos from a visit that took place earlier in July as part of their work with the Royal Foundation - as the couple announced that the organisation has granted nearly £1.8 million to support the frontline community and the nation's mental health. The new snaps show William and Kate meeting with frontline workers and mental health counsellors, with the Duchess looking elegant in a crisp shirt dress for the occasion. MORE: Duchess Kate and Meghan's summer style: see their sunny wardrobesKate looked beautiful in a summery shirt dressKate's beautiful dress was perfect for the warmer weather the UK has been experiencing, falling just at knee length with a pretty blue dot print. She teamed it with a pretty gold bangle, her Missoma hoop earrings and with her hair in her usual soft waves. Loading the player... WATCH: Royal fashion hacksThe Duke and Duchess spoke to four representatives from organisations which will benefit from the fund, including two emergency responders and two mental health counsellors. They heard about the challenges facing organisations and how mental health support will be needed both for those working on the frontline and those delivering vital support to the nation. The royals chatted with emergency responders and mental health counsellorsKate said: "Over recent months we have all been in awe of the incredible work that frontline staff and emergency responders have been doing in response to COVID-19, but we know that for many of them, their families, and for thousands of others across the UK, the pandemic will have a lasting impact on their mental health."MORE: The Queen's most beautiful ballgownsPrince William added: "It’s great to hear how The Royal Foundation is supporting you and many others to build resilience and give you the networks you need through its COVID-19 Response Fund, which will help ten leading charities continue their crucial work.”HELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.

  • Entertainment
    Hello!

    Death in Paradise announces shocking departure of 2 MAJOR characters

    Death in Paradise has finally resumed filming, and while we're so excited to have the murder mystery series back on our screens, it looks like two major characters will be leaving ahead of season ten! READ: Death in Paradise makes major announcement about season tenIn an announcement about the upcoming season, BBC bosses confirmed that Shyko Amos, who plays Ruby Patterson, and Madeleine Dumas actress will both be leaving the show.Shyko Amos will be leaving the series The statement read: "After two series bringing law, order, and joy to the streets of Saint Marie, we’re sad to say goodbye to Ruby Patterson who made such a massive impact in such a short time! DS Madeleine Dumas will also be departing Saint Marie’s sunny shores and we would like to thank [them] for bringing Ruby and Madeleine to life and wish them all the very best for the future." Aude Legastelois-Bidé played Madeleine Dumas in seasons eight and nine While we will certainly miss the pair, we were delighted to learn that Josephine Jobert, who played Florence Cassell before leaving following season eight, will be back working on the island of St. Marie.READ: Did you spot this Downton Abbey star in Death in Paradise?The announcement reads: "Florence thinks she’s ready to get back to work after her fiancé’s death two years ago – but she hasn’t banked on her new boss, Neville. As she tries to understand his peculiarities, sparks are bound to fly." Speaking about the very exciting news, executive producer Tim Keys said: "It’s a joy to be working with Josephine Jobert again and we think the viewers will love watching her trying to get to grips with Neville... We’ve got some real treats for our long-term viewers as the series progresses – including some major surprises and the possibility of another returning face or two. We are determined to make this our biggest and best series yet and can’t wait to take our viewers back to Saint Marie in 2021."

  • Celebrity
    The Daily Beast

    Meghan Markle: ‘I Gave Up My Entire Life for the Royal Family. It’s Very Sad.’

    When she and Prince Harry officially quit the royal family in March, Meghan Markle reportedly tearfully told a friend: “I gave up my entire life for this family. I was willing to do whatever it takes. But here we are. It’s very sad.”“The powers [of the institution] are unfortunately greater than me,” she is also reported to have said. She likened tabloid criticism to “death by a thousand cuts.”Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Sue Paparazzi Over Pictures of ArchieMeanwhile, Prince Harry “felt at once used for their popularity, hounded by the press because of the public’s fascination with this new breed of royal couple, and disparaged back within the institution’s walls for being too sensitive and outspoken. He and Meghan didn’t want to walk away from the monarchy; rather, they wanted to find a happy place within it.”The explosive details of Harry and Meghan’s departure from the royal family are revealed in the first extract from the tell-all biography Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, which has been published by the Times of London.The extract was published the day after Harry and Meghan launched a new lawsuit over an alleged paparazzi intrusion at their home in Los Angeles, in which photographs were taken of their son Archie.The book says that Harry felt “unprotected” by his family, and “as though he and Meghan had long been sidelined by the institution and were not a fundamental part of its future.” Harry feels “that there were so many occasions when the institution and his family could have helped them, stood up for them, backed them up, and never did,” a source told the authors.“Fundamentally, Harry wanted out,” a source close to the couple revealed. “Deep down, he was always struggling within that world. She’s opened the door for him on that.”“The courtiers blame Meghan, and some family do,” another source said of the couple leaving the royal family.Harry likened the negotiations around his and Meghan’s royal exit to “standing in front of a firing squad,” the book claims.At one point, as Harry scrolled through negative comments online about his and Meghan’s behavior, he is reported to have said: “It’s a sick part of the society we live in today, and no one is doing anything about it. Where’s the positivity? Why is everyone so miserable and angry?”After their final royal engagement, the book reveals, Meghan got the first flight back to Canada. “Meg just wanted to get home,” a friend said, the authors describing Meghan as “emotionally bruised and exhausted.” The friend added, “At that point she couldn’t imagine wanting to set a foot back into anything royal again.”Prince William, a Kensington Palace source told the authors, remained upset that Harry and Meghan made “private” family matters public, presumably as when Harry and Meghan talked about their discontent to ITV journalist Tom Bradby. “It’s not anger,” the source said of William’s feelings. “It’s hurt.”Harry and Meghan had taken as a significant sign the absence of a photo of them with baby Archie in the background of the queen’s 2019 Christmas Speech, in which there were visible photos of William and Kate and their children, Charles and Camilla, Prince Philip, and a black-and-white image of George VI. While Saturday’s excerpt—more are planned for Sunday and Monday—does not contain any references to long-rumored allegations of racism within the palace experienced by Meghan, in a separate interview with The Times, Scobie, who is of Iranian and British heritage, said: “She was a biracial woman stepping into the House of Windsor. That was going to ruffle feathers. We only need look at the Duchess Difficult narrative. What is ‘difficult’? Difficult is pushy, aggressive. It’s all the things that we throw on Black women as a society regardless of what their actual personality is.”Some of the key claims in the book are that Harry believed that some of the old guard “simply didn’t like Meghan and would stop at nothing to make her life difficult,” and that senior courtiers in other households felt that the global popularity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “needed to be reined in” because the royal “establishment” feared that the popularity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “might eclipse that of the royal family itself.”At the Commonwealth Service in Westminster Abbey, their final official royal engagement, Harry and Meghan were left out of the procession of senior royals, which “more than disappointed” Harry.Then there was the scant recognition between Harry and Meghan and William and Kate in the Abbey. “It should have been the one public moment where the royal family put their arms around the couple for a show of support,” a source close to Harry and Meghan told the authors. “They purposefully chose not to put them in the procession and not to be welcoming. It was most unpleasant.”Having negotiated their exits from the royal family, the queen reportedly told Harry over a private roast lunch—”just granny and grandson,” as the authors put it—that she would always support him and he and Meghan could return to their traditional royal roles if they ever chose to. “It’s been made very clear they can come back whenever they want, when they’re ready,” a source involved with the negotiations told the authors.Scobie tells the Times that Harry and Meghan did not speak to him and Durand on or off the record for the book, adding, “I think that you can tell from the reporting, my time around the couple is enough for me to know my subjects.”A spokesperson for the couple told The Daily Beast: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom. This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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    The Telegraph

    Jeremy Corbyn accused of unleashing wave of legal claims that could bankrupt Labour

    Supporters of Sir Keir Starmer have accused Jeremy Corbyn of unleashing a wave of legal claims against Labour that threaten to leave the party at risk of bankruptcy. After the party on Wednesday agreed to pay out an estimated £370,000 in fees and damages to anti-Semitism whistleblowers, it has now emerged that Labour is facing at least 40 further civil claims. Many of the claims, which are being handled by two law firms, relate to a leaked internal report on the party’s handling of anti-Semitism, and revolve around allegations of data privacy breaches, misuse of private information and libel. Among those taking action is Lord McNicol, a former Labour general secretary who stepped down during Mr Corbyn’s leadership. The report, which was compiled during the last few months of Mr Corbyn’s leadership, included allegations over the conduct of former Labour Party officials and named complainants in anti-Semitism cases. It was leaked shortly after Sir Keir's election victory in April, although there is no suggestion Mr Corbyn had any involvement in this. The controversy is now the subject of an independent inquiry led by Martin Forde QC, which in turn is expected to add considerably to Labour’s mounting legal costs. The Daily Telegraph understands that senior Labour officials have warned the potential payouts could amount to several million pounds, although suggestions it could top £8 million in a worst-case scenario are disputed. It is also understood that the party is not protected by legal insurance, meaning a slew of legal actions could leave Sir Keir facing an existential crisis. Hitting out at Mr Corbyn, a Labour frontbencher said: “We’re paying the price with money that could be used serving the public, we’re paying the price by losing control of councils such as Brighton, because of the councillors that have left the party under the stain of anti-Semitism. “The question now is how deep is the hole the Labour Party has been dug into by Corbyn and his acolytes.” A second shadow cabinet minister added: “This is the Corbyn legacy. People should be angry.” It comes just 24 hours after Mr Corbyn claimed the decision by Labour to settle and apologise to seven former members of staff and the BBC journalist John Ware over smears made against them under his watch had been a “political” rather than a legal one. He added that decision was “disappointing” and risked giving “credibility to misleading and inaccurate allegations about action taken to tackle anti-Semitism in the Labour Party in recent years.” His lack of contrition has infuriated Jewish campaigners and prompted Mr Ware and several of the whistleblowers to instruct the libel lawyer Mark Lewis to pursue claims against the former Labour leader. Supporters of Mr Corbyn have now launched an online crowdfunder to help pay for any legal costs, with the pot standing at almost £40,000. Separately, Labour sources have dismissed his suggestion that the party should have fought the legal actions, adding that losing at trial could have cost between £1.5 and £2 million. Speaking to BBC Newsnight on Wednesday, Mr Lewis, a partner at Patron Law, confirmed that he had been instructed by 32 people to take action against the party over the leaked report. Mr Lewis confirmed that Lord McNicol was one of his clients, adding that he had been named in the report and “is blamed for things that simply didn’t happen.” “There are 32 people who have instructed me to take action,” he continued "Their actions are in respect to data breaches, misuse of private information, libels — It's like an exam question for a libel lawyer to look through them and see how many claims you can find. “There are many other people who are named in the report, they come under different categories: people who work for the party, people who were in the party in political positions.” Mr Corbyn was approached for comment.

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    Hello!

    Money saving expert Martin Lewis hits back after storming off Good Morning Britain

    Martin Lewis has slammed reports which suggest he walked off Good Morning Britain "in a huff". The This Morning money saving expert was accused of storming off Thursday's show after he was cut off mid-explanation by GMB hosts Ranvir Singh and Adil Ray.WATCH: Martin Lewis reassures wife Lara Lewington following hilarious on-air gaffeTaking to Twitter at the end of the day, Martin rubbished the claim and said: "This is utter tosh. I didn't walk off in a huff (you would know if I really was annoyed). "It was clearly done in jest, quite deliberately so they could see I had shorts on following the 'appropriate work video confirmed clothes' discussion," he added.Loading the player...WATCH: Martin Lewis apologises after wife Lara Lewington's hilarious on-air gaffeOn the show, the 48-year-old was discussing how people who are working from home can claim back a tax-free allowance. He told viewers that UK interest rates are currently below their 25-year prior low and that savings interests are "absolutely dire".However, when Martin moved on to talk about MOTs restarting, GMB host Ranvir tried to interrupt. "Martin, we'll have to leave it there," added Adil, to which Martin jokingly zipped up his mouth and said: "Zip, programme's over, bye!"MORE: Martin Lewis and wife Lara enjoy rare date night as lockdown easesViewers were quick to see the funny side, with one fan replying to Martin's tweet: "It made me laugh, as I am also a short wearing teams/zoom/Google meet type of man." Another remarked: "I watched live. It was totally in jest. Ignore them. You're doing an amazing job keeping everyone informed and safe. Thank you knighthood must be coming."The This Morning star hit back at the claimDuring the course of the pandemic, the financial expert has naturally been helping people with their money problems throughout lockdown. He recently announced to his followers that stamp duty has been cancelled, tweeting: "Stamp duty cut IMMEDIATELY."He added: "No stamp duty paid on homes up to £500,000 (currently £125,000). That's huge. Runs until 31 March 2021. That will help many, but not first time buyers with sub 10% deposits who simply will struggle to get mortgages."