Italian teenage princesses Carolina and Chiara Di Bourbon look stylish in Saint Tropez

Two Italian princesses have been snapped stepping out in style in sunny Saint Tropez in the south of France.       Princesses Maria Carolina, 19, and Maria Chiara Di Bourbon-Two Sicilies, 17, may not always have been the most immediately recognisable faces for royal watchers, but in recent years, they have been amassing fans as they show … Read more

Video shows how construction of Royal Caribbean cruise ship Utopia of the Seas is well under way

By gross tonnage, these behemoths are the five biggest cruise ships on the high seas: 1. WONDER OF THE SEAS – ROYAL CARIBBEAN Launched in 2022, the record-breaking ship has a gross tonnage of 236,857, and measures 362m (1,187.8ft) in length and 64m (210ft) in width. With 2,867 staterooms, she can carry 6,988 passengers at … Read more

George and Amal Clooney enjoy an alfresco lunch with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber in France

They touched down in the south of France on Friday.  And George Clooney and his wife Amal embraced an afternoon of wining and dining on Tuesday as they sat down for a picturesque alfresco lunch with close friends Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber.  The American actor, 61, cut a laid-back figure in a … Read more

Proof the Rwanda asylum-seeker plan isn’t working? More than 600 migrants arrived over the weekend

More than 8,000 migrants have arrived in the UK after crossing the English Channel this year, figures show. Over 600 migrants arrived in the UK by small boat this weekend, 167 in 13 boats on Saturday and 436 in nine boats on Sunday.  Since the start of 2022, 8,393 people have reached the UK after navigating … Read more

Biden says he tried to call Macron but he was ‘having a good time at the Eiffel Tower’

President Joe Biden said on Monday that he feels good about Emmanuel Macron‘s victory in the French presidential election and that he tried to call him but Macron was too busy ‘having a good time’ at the Eiffel Tower to talk.  ‘I feel good about the French election,’ Biden told reporters at Joint Base Andrews … Read more

Bank of England discovers it owned 599 slaves in Grenada in the 1770s

Bank of England discovers it owned 599 slaves in Grenada in the 1770s after claiming it was ‘never directly involved’ in the trade The Bank of England owned 599 slaves when it bought two plantations in 1770s  The revelation came to light in research after 2020 Black Lives Matter protests A new exhibition showcases the … Read more

Marine Le Pen and her father accused of embezzling more than £500,000 from the EU days before vote

Marine Le Pen’s presidency election hopes dealt a blow as she and her father are accused of embezzling more than £500,000 from the EU a week before she goes head-to-head with Emmanuel Macron National Rally candidate embroiled in fraud enquiry just days before run-off vote Marine Le Pen and father Jean-Marie accused of embezzling over … Read more

Taxpayer funds spent on anti-deportation lawyers as Home Office gives £17,647 to campaigners

Taxpayer funds are being spent on anti-deportation lawyers as the Home Office signs off on £17,647 in grants to radical campaign group Home Office handing £17,467 to campaigners fighting Priti Patel’s Rwanda plan Chief exec of recipient Migrants Organise said plan is ‘kidnapping’ of refugees  Taxpayer-funded grants also given to firms trying to stop Channel … Read more

Retired British Army colonel, 72, is oldest member of team fighting to defend Ukraine

Retired British Army colonel, 72, is oldest member of team fighting to defend Ukraine from Russian troops Ian Cunningham is part of first UK group to take up arms against Russian forces It isn’t known what his family think as they believe he’s away on a business trip  The 72-year-old retired colonel had served in the … Read more

CCTV cameras will be set up along French coast in bid to bring halt to Channel migrant crossings 

CCTV cameras will be set up along French coast in bid to bring halt to Channel migrant crossings Up to 60 CCTV cameras along French coast to stop migrants crossing Channel They will cover more than ten miles of seafront on lookout for people-smugglers Costs for £170,000 ‘Terminus’ project will be covered by Treaty of Sandhurst  By … Read more

Ministers turn down cross-Channel power cable plan linked to Tory donor

Ministers turn down cross-Channel power cable plan linked to party donor who gave Conservatives more than £1million Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng decided to dismiss the plans from Aquind They were to bring in an electricity link between Portsmouth and Normandy Alexander Temerko donated over £1m to Tories and is listed as Aquind director By James Gant … Read more

Desperate staff buy pizza, blankets and roll mats for Channel migrants

The Home Office regularly publishes details of spending above £500 using departmental procurement cards. It is only a small portion of the wider costs of responding to the crisis. Here are the details for August and September:  SEPTEMBER  19/9/2021 – £1,003.30 Food Supplies For Operational Officers At Tug Haven 30/09/2021 – £1,409.10 Payment For Several … Read more