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Kate Garraway says she and Derek Draper are learning how to be husband and wife again: ‘So much has changed’

(Picture: DAVID VENNI / good house keeping)Broadcaster Kate Garraway has talked about how her relationship with her husband has changed since becoming his carer. Derek Draper, a 54-year-old former political adviser, fell seriously ill after contracting Covid-19 in March 2020. He is now free of the virus but has suffered long-lasting damage to his organs and requires care at home. Speaking in a new interview, Garraway, 55, told how she has had to find new ways to form a closeness with her husband after ‘so much has changed’. ‘When you nearly lose someone, it certainly brings everything into sharp focus,’ she said. ‘In many ways, we’re still learning how we are as man and wife, as so much has changed.’ ‘It’s the same for the children – they’re having to relearn the experience ...

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Your daily horoscope for Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Change is a-coming (Picture: Getty Images/Metro.co.uk)A New Moon in the midweek means a potent influence on many of us. That may mean fresh starts and key changes to your lives, Capricorns and Aquarians, or perhaps you’ll feel a need to try new skills, Librans and Pisceans. For others the lunar shift may mean those changes are more personal, as with Sagittarians who may need to let go something to find closure, or Leos who could feel it necessary to look inward for new perspectives on life. Ahead, you’ll find all the star signs’ horoscopes for June 29, 2022. Read on for your forecast. Aries March 21 to April 20 Keen to get organized on the domestic front? If so, the New Moon in Cancer could push you to take a step forward. This may relate to a move, a household project

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‘Mean Girls’ Star Daniel Franzese Was ‘Brainwashed’ Into Gay Conversion Therapy

“Mean Girls” alum Daniel Franzese is opening up about his coming-out story. Franzese revealed to Page Six that he was “brainwashed” into cutting ties with his mother and undergoing conversion therapy to “convert” him to heterosexuality when he was 21 years old in 1999, five years before starring as out and proud Damian in “Mean Girls.” The actor, who is currently working on the play “Italian Moms Love You!,” explained that he forced himself to undergo the pseudoscientific practice of conversion therapy because he “didn’t want to be gay” and “didn’t know what to do” as part of his Catholic and Pentecostal Christian faith. Franzese added that the “world around” him made him “feel like being gay was not OK.” Franzese worked with a conversion therapist who “used to be gay” himself for six mon

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Trump painted in testimony as volatile, angry president

When President Donald Trump learned his attorney general had publicly rejected his election fraud claims, he heaved his lunch at the wall with such force the porcelain plate shattered and ketchup streamed down. On the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, consumed by crowd size concerns, he directed staff to remove metal detectors he feared would inconvenience supporters who had amassed in Washington. Never mind that some were armed — they weren't there to hurt him, he said. And later that day, irate at being driven back to the White House instead of the Capitol, Trump tried to wrestle control of the steering wheel of the presidential vehicle and uttered words to the effect of, “I am the f'ing president. Take me up to the Capitol now.” Trump's volcanic temper has been the stuff of lore throughout his c

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Trump painted in testimony as volatile, angry president

When President Donald Trump learned his attorney general had publicly rejected his election fraud claims, he heaved his lunch at the wall with such force the porcelain plate shattered and ketchup streamed down. On the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, consumed by crowd size concerns, he directed staff to remove metal detectors he feared would inconvenience supporters who had amassed in Washington. Never mind that some were armed — they weren't there to hurt him, he said. And later that day, irate at being driven back to the White House instead of the Capitol, Trump tried to wrestle control of the steering wheel of the presidential vehicle and uttered words to the effect of, “I am the f'ing president. Take me up to the Capitol now.” Trump's volcanic temper has been the stuff of lore throughout his c

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Elizabeth Hunter and the Duggar Family: Cult Survivor Describes Childhood in IBLP

“Everybody thought their word was like the gospel,” Elizabeth recalled. She detailed: “We were told they were what we should all aspire to be like.” In many ways, her cult upbringing was very similar to that of the Duggar daughters — no TV, limited books, and no mainstream music. “Most of our books were about Christianity or were educational,” Elizabeth explained. This meant that fantasy books like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings were banned, and so were simple fairytales. It’s not just about limiting fun, but cutting off exposure to new ideas that could “distract” a child from cult teachings. Elizabeth also explained that even playing with her toys was closely regulated, to discourage creativity. “So you could ride your bike,” she explained, “but you couldn’t play

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Man Utd will focus on signing Arsenal target Lisandro Lopez after wrapping up deal for Tyrell Malacia

Martinez is wanted by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Manchester United will turn their attention to Lisandro Martinez once they have wrapped up the signing of Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia. Erik ten Hag is close to making his first signing as United boss after the club swooped in with an offer of £13million plus £1.7m in add-ons for Malacia on Monday night. ‘The agreement is there [with United],’ Feyenoord sporting director Frank Arnesen said. ‘We are now waiting for Tyrell. If he says yes, then a transfer to Manchester United is imminent.’ While the left-back also has an offer from Lyon, L’Equipe report that Malacia has informed the Ligue 1 side he will sign for United. ten Hag wants Martinez at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Once that deal is concluded, United will step up t...

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The royal family should pay to keep Prince Andrew silent about Ghislaine Maxwell and everything else, expert says

Even though Prince Andrew is massively disliked by the British public, it’s easy to imagine some publisher thinking he could still garner an audience for a tell-all memoir, in which he shares insider information about the royal family and dishes dirt about the other rich and powerful pleasure-seekers he may have met while hanging out with convicted pedophiles Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. If the royal family is smart, Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty Magazine says, they will make sure that Andrew is kept financially secure so he won’t feel compelled to cash in by writing a memoir or giving more disastrous TV interviews in a misguided attempt to rehabilitate his image. “He will be more trouble and start talking and giving TV interviews and writing books,” Seward said on Tr

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Love Island’s lap dance challenge ruffles feathers and leaves Luca, Tasha, Paige and Indiyah upset 

Emotions were running high in the villa (Picture: ITV)Love Island’s heart rate challenge left half of the villa upset after pulses were left racing by the wrong people for some.  Luca Bish, Tasha Ghouri, Paige Thorne and Indiyah Polack were among the contestants left upset after the people they were coupled up with had their pulses raised by different contestants.  Jacques O’Neill and Gemma Owen’s heart rates were peaked by one another – which understandably put Luca and Paige’s noses out of joint, given Gemma and Jacques are exes from before the show.  Paige admitted to Gemma that she had taken Jacques’s result personally, explaining: ‘I’m not gonna lie, I kind of did a little bit only because you guys have history and I can’t compete with that.’ She later added: ‘The guy I’m

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Johnny Depp: Set to Receive $301 MILLION For Sixth Pirates of the Caribbean Film?!

Johnny Depp is on a winning streak. Weeks after he emerged victorious from his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, the 59-year-old is still receiving more media attention than ever before. The crux of Depp’s case against Heard was that he had not been offered any lucrative acting work in four years as a result of a Washington Post op-ed in which his ex identified herself as a victim of abuse. So Depp is probably very keen to monetize his current popularity. And he’s certainly in a position to do exactly that (provided all the allegations of substance abuse made during the trial haven’t rendered Depp uninsurable). But even the actor’s diehard fans are suspicious of news that Depp will receive a record-breaking $301 million to star in a sixth installment of the

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Higher fuel prices spark social unrest in South America

Police in Argentina blocked a major entry point to the capital’s center on Tuesday to keep a group of truckers from joining a downtown protest, adding traffic snarls in Buenos Aires to a series of disruptions caused by anger over rising prices and shortages of fuel across South America, largely as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Cars were backed up for several kilometers (miles) until truckers agreed to open up a lane to regular traffic as they moved to take a protest over diesel shortages and prices that has been going on for weeks to Argentina's capital. Argentina is only one of several countries in South America to see reverberations from increasing fuel prices, largely as a result of Russia's war in Ukraine. In Peru, truckers launched an indefinite strike on Monday to protest hi

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‘When I saw the draw I was scared!’ – Harmony Tan sends classy message to Serena Williams after epic Wimbledon victory

Tan secured a three-set win over the tennis legend (Picture: Getty)Harmony Tan has paid tribute to ‘superstar’ Serena Williams after knocking one of her childhood heroes out of Wimbledon. The American walked off Centre Court, possibly for the last time, after falling short in an exhilarating contest that lasted over three hours on Tuesday night. Tan secured a 7-5 1-6 7-6 victory to progress into the second round, turning around a four-point deficit in a tense tiebreak to secure the biggest win of her career. After the absorbing battle, the Frenchwoman admitted she was ‘scared’ over the prospect of coming up against the legendary 23-time Grand Slam winner. ‘I’m so emotional now. [Serena] is a superstar and when I was young I was watching her so many times on the TV,’ Tan told...

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Jane Fonda Pushes for Redefining ‘Vaginas as AK47s’ Following Roe v. Wade Overturn

When the federal government is barring gun control and banning abortions, lifelong activist Jane Fonda isn’t shying away from pointing out the hypocrisy of the states’ rights legal argument. The Oscar winner took to social media on June 28, days after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court. “If a corporation can be defined as a person, why not redefine vaginas as AK47s,” Fonda tweeted. “That way they’d be free of governmental restrictions by those who care about ‘the sanctity of life.'” Last week, SCOTUS denied a New York state law requiring individuals to show “proper cause” in order to receive a license to carry a gun outside of their homes. The justices ruled that the law violated the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The following day, the Supreme Court nullified the 1973 R

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Owner of Grade II-listed building hit with £50,000 fine for fitting new windows

The old schoolhouse was used as an RAF base during the Second World War (Picture: SWNS)The owner of a historic building’s decision to spruce the place up turned out to be a very costly error. Malawi Nijar removed sash windows at the Grade II-listed Summerland Lodge in Kent – and earned himself a £50,000 fine in the process. The Westgate-on-Sea property was built as a private prep school in 1906 and its original name was Doon House, according to Historic England. It was occupied by officers from RAF Manston during the Second World War and given listed status in 2012. The council took legal action following a long-running wrangle over compliance with regulations. It is illegal to carry out internal or external works to a listed building without consent under the law. Nija...

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Justices nix 2nd mostly Black district in Louisiana for 2022

The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold a lower court ruling that Louisiana must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase Black voting power. With the three liberal justices dissenting, the high court short-circuited an order from a federal judge to create a second majority Black congressional district in Louisiana. The state will hold elections this year under a congressional map adopted by its Republican-dominated legislature with white majorities in five of six districts. The court's action is similar to an order issued in February in Alabama that allowed the state to hold elections in 2022 under a map drawn by Alabama’s GOP-controlled legislature that contains one majority-Black district. Alabama has seven seats in the House of Representatives. The justic

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