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Fury as family who drove 1,000km from a town with NO coronavirus cases to say goodbye to their dying grandma, 101, are turned back at Queensland border and told their exemption passes had expired

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A family has been denied the chance to say goodbye to their dying grandmother after they drove 1,000km from a town with no coronavirus cases. Sharon Star had an exemption to visit her 101-year-old grandmother Freda Aughton in Queensland, but once she got to the border on Saturday police turned her away. After driving with her mother from a regional town with no known cases of COVID-19, the pair are now being forced to travel the 1,000km back home. It's understood the family had driven from Marrangaroo, a small town in the Central West of NSW. Scroll down for video  Freda Aughton (pictured centre), 101, is dying in Queensland and will now not have the chance to say goodbye to some of her family  Sharon Star had an exemption to visit her 101-year-old grandmother Freda Aughton in Queensland, but once she got to the border on Saturday police turned her away 'Really frustrating when we got to the border because our passes were no longer valid but we were told at the border,'

Will Johnny Depp EVER stop? Hollywood star 'launches new multi-million dollar court case against Amber Heard' one month after bombshell High Court trial

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Amber Heard is bracing herself for a second bruising court battle with her ex-husband Johnny Depp – even if the Pirates of the Caribbean star loses his high-profile libel case against The Sun newspaper. As the actress yesterday flew home from a holiday in Turkey ahead of a verdict – expected as early as this week – in the dramatic High Court fight between Depp and The Sun, her legal team are preparing for a potential fresh clash in the American courts. The Mail on Sunday understands that Ms Heard’s lawyers expect Depp, 57, to serve papers in America that could result in her once more giving evidence in court about their marriage and contested allegations that she suffered three years of domestic abuse at his hands. Ms Heard’s lawyers expect Depp, 57, to serve papers in America that could result in her once more giving evidence in court about their marriage Mr Depp denies the claims and says his ex-wife was violent towards him. Depp, who gave days of vivid evidence at London’s High Cour

Renovation 'rookies' in their thirties buy a 1983 'haunted house' and transform it into a VERY stylish getaway home

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A couple from Sydney with limited renovation experience have transformed an old house built in 1983 into a stylish, modern home - without breaking their budget. Caragh Welford, 32, and Jordan Herrick, 31, bought the two-storey house in July 2019 and dedicated every weekend to the project for five months.  The pair purchased the house in Jervis Bay, on the NSW South Coast, as a long-term investment property with the aim to turn it into an AirBnB or to use it as a holiday home in the summer. 'The house was definitely "dated" and in its original state; it's as if we had bought it the same day it was built because it had the same wallpaper, wooden trimmings and original carpet,' Caragh told FEMAIL. Jordan is a plumber by trade while Caragh is a marketing consultant, so the couple said they were 'rookies to renovation' but knew a lot of hard work would be involved. Caragh said they fell in love with the house's high ceilings, exposed beams and sense of '

Nicole Kidman pays tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman following his death - as she joins Australian stars including Chris Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer honouring the Black Panther star's legacy

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Nicole Kidman has paid tribute to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman following his tragic death from cancer.  On Sunday, the 53-year-old posted a photograph to Instagram of the pair chatting together backstage at the Oscars in 2018.   Nicole and Chadwick appeared to be in the throes of a lively conversation as they kicked back at the prestigious award ceremony.   'Remembering this beautiful moment': Nicole Kidman has paid tribute to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman following his tragic death from cancer by uploading this candid photo of the pair chatting backstage at the 2018 Oscars   'Remembering this beautiful moment with Chadwick backstage at the Oscars,' Nicole wrote in her caption.  'Sending prayers and love to @ChadwickBoseman's family, friends and fans,' she added. Nicole joins a chorus of stars commemorating Chadwick Boseman, who died on August 28th at age 43 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Condolences: Chris Hemsworth, 37

'If I was him, I would make the same decision': Gareth Southgate backs Dean Henderson's decision to challenge David De Gea for the Manchester United No.1 shirt after signing new deal at Old Trafford

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Gareth Southgate has backed Dean Henderson's decision to leave Sheffield United and return to his parent club Manchester United to challenge David de Gea for the No 1 spot there even though it may initially mean he plays less. The England manager, who included Henderson in his squad to face Iceland next weekend, says that the 23-year-old goalkeeper has picked the right time to step up to the challenge after a year on loan at Shrewsbury and two years on loan at Bramall Lane. 'I think it's an opportunity for him really,' said Southgate. 'Of course, he could take another season out and gain another year of Premier League experience but at his age as a goalkeeper you can't just think about the international situation.  England's Gareth Southgate has backed Dean Henderson's decision to leave Sheffield United  'You are building a career and here's an opportunity to challenge for the shirt at Manchester United if they are asking him to stay in the build

OLIVER HOLT: Sign Lionel Messi and Manchester City will be the hottest ticket in town... the Barcelona superstar would finally turn them from Champions League wannabes into the real deal

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I’ll buy you a diamond ring, my friend, if it makes you feel all right, The Beatles sang. And in their transfer splurges over the last decade and more, Manchester City have bought diamond rings aplenty: David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne have sparkled with beauty and brilliance.  There is still one thing that has remained just beyond the club’s grasp in its new incarnation but if they snag Lionel Messi, that will change. Money can’t buy you love. But Messi can. If City can make real what once seemed to belong to fantasy and prise Messi from Barcelona’s increasingly clammy clutch, he would be the final piece in the jigsaw they started putting together in 2008, when Sheik Mansour bought the club and began to transform it into one of Europe’s leading sides. If Messi plays for City, it legitimises at a stroke everything they have built. No other player could bestow this but Messi can. Sure, City have had our admiration for some time now. The Pep Guardiola teams that won back-

DANNY MURPHY: Gareth Southgate is wrong to ignore Jack Grealish's unique talent... he can play in England's midfield three as well as on the wing

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I feel for Jack Grealish. He was superb for Aston Villa last season, one of the standout English players in the Premier League, and was the key to his side’s survival. So, it was a huge blow for him to be left out of the England squad for the Nations League games. Gareth Southgate said he sees Grealish as a winger, maybe as a No 10, and he has a wealth of talent in those areas with Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. It’s true, England have tremendous quality in attacking areas. Where I think Southgate is wrong is seeing him only in those positions. At his best, I believe Grealish is part of the midfield trio behind the front three.  I feel for Jack Grealish and it was a blow that he was left out of England's Nations League squad One of the two forward central midfielders ahead of the holding player, like Kevin De Bruyne ahead of Rodri for Manchester City or Paul Pogba ahead of Nemanja Matic for Manchester United. Grealish has the strength to play in

Premier League set to speak to club captains about keeping the Black Lives Matter slogan on players' shirts amid increased scrutiny of the movement

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Premier League executives are expected to hold talks with club captains and the Black Participants Advisory Group this week to discuss whether to keep the Black Lives Matter slogan on players' shirts. The slogan has attracted controversy because the UK branch of the Black Lives Matter movement, unconnected to the Premier League campaign, has been accused of tweeting anti-semitic tropes and says that it exists to 'dismantle capitalism', an aim that is clearly at odds with Premier League owners and many players. It appears that the campaign, which saw players kneel down before games — a gesture popularised by NFL star Colin Kaepernick and known as taking the knee — will continue in some form, but the debate will be about whether to continue to use the same slogan. Premier League officials will hold talks on whether to keep Black Lives Matter slogans on player shirts for the 2020-21 season  Doncaster manager Darren Moore, the chair of the Black Participants Advisory Group, whi

'I've been so overwhelmed by the public's response': Kate Middleton praises 'extraordinary' submissions for photography project as she announces the top 100 images have been chosen ahead of the digital exhibition launch

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The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she has been 'overwhelmed' by the public's response to her community photography exhibition as she announced the top 100 images have officially been chosen. Kate Middleton, 38, joined a panel of judges of five judges to select the best images from 31,000 images submitted for the nation-wide contest. The Duchess, who spearheaded the campaign, is a patron of the National Portrait Gallery and a keen amateur photographer, aims to capture a snapshot of the UK at this time, with the help of the nation.  Announcing that the top 100 images had been selected, the Duchess said: 'I've been so overwhelmed by the public's response to Hold Still, the quality of the images has been extraordinary, and the poignancy and the stories behind the images have been equally as moving as well.' The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, joined a panel of five judges to select the top 100 images for her Hold Still photography contest  This is one of the phot