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You're desired! Six-bedroom mansion in Notting Hill that is on the same street as The Apprentice house goes for sale for £9.25million

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A six-bedroom mansion in Notting Hill based just a few doors up from The Apprentice's candidates' house has gone up for sale for £9.25million.  The property, in Bassett Road, Notting Hill, boasts an incredible 5,000 sq ft of space across its five floors, which feature four bathrooms, three reception rooms and permission for a huge extension which will add around a further 1,000ft to the floor space. Bassett Road is popular for its tree-lined pavements and creative air - many artists have lived in the area in the past, while it was used for The Apprentice in 2017 and 2018. In 2006 the director Woody Allen shot part of his movie, Scoop, starring Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson, in Bassett Road. The film's final scenes take place there.  The £9.25million home in Notting Hill is based on the same street where Woody Allen filmed Scoop, starring Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson. It's also just a few doors up from the house candidates on The Apprentice stayed in during

One of three remaining fighters in the French resistance dies aged 99 as President Macron hails 'hero' who joined the battle against Nazi occupation aged just 17

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One of three remaining fighters in the French resistance to the Nazi occupation of World War II has died, President Emmanuel Macron's office said today, hailing a 'hero' who was just 17 when he joined the fight to free France. Pierre Simonet, who died Thursday aged 99, was one of just over a thousand resistance fighters decorated by Charles de Gaulle, who rallied the defeated French forces from London after Germany's 1940 invasion of the country. His death comes just a few months after that of another wartime hero, Edgard Tupet-Thome, leaving just two men as living links to one of the most wrenching chapters in France's history. Pierre Simonet (pictured above), who died Thursday aged 99, was one of just over a thousand resistance fighters decorated by Charles de Gaulle, who rallied the defeated French forces from London after Germany's 1940 invasion of the country. Pierre became a spotter during Operation Dragoon that debarked for the Italy campaign in 1944, in

Firework thugs wreak havoc on Bonfire Night: Terrifying moment yobs fire rockets at police in Lancashire, target each other with missiles in Glasgow and crowds run for cover at out-of-control display in Liverpool

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This is the terrifying moment yobs fire rockets at police in Lancashire and target each other with missiles in Glasgow, while crowds run for cover as they are showered by missiles at an out-of-control display in Liverpool.  Footage taken in Brierfield last night shows fireworks hurtling towards an officer, who appears to be inside a police vehicle, and exploding just feet from where they are located. Another video filmed by a concerned local captures captures youths firing explosives on a residential street in Shawlands, Scotland, with several houses being hit in the chaos. Hundreds were spotted gathering as fireworks were set off at Everton Park in Merseyside, with the car park reportedly gridlocked. Police in north London are also hunting for a group of thugs who fired pyrotechnics at the RSPCA Harmsworth Animal Hospital in Finsbury Park.  Fireworks were even let off near combustible cladding outside a block of flats in Manchester, leaving residents 'on a knife edge'.  Meanwh

BREAKING NEWS: Nancy Pelosi calls Joe Biden 'president-elect' as she DEFENDS Democrats' performance saying they lost seats because Donald Trump was on the ballot - and he won't be again

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi referred to Joe Biden as president-elect on Friday before the presidential race was formally called for the Democratic candidate. 'This morning it is clear that the Biden-Harris ticket will win the White House,' she said of Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. Biden took the lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia - two states President Donald Trump cannot win without - and it put him on the cusp of victory. But the race has not been called yet.  'How exciting it is to come before you today with Joe Biden having the tremendous mandate that he has,' Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill Friday morning during her weekly press conference. 'And that pretty soon the hyphen will be gone from vice president to President Elect Joe Biden - a happy day for our country.' 'Joe Biden is a unifyer, because he is determined to bring people together. Because he respects all points of view,' she added.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi referred to Joe Biden as p

Bosses at Titanic's owner White Star Line portrayed themselves as the victims and expressed 'heartfelt sympathy' to their chairman who controversially survived the disaster, board meeting documents reveal

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The shameless owners of the Titanic portrayed themselves as victims and lauded their chairman who controversially survived the disaster, newly emerged documents reveal. A rare copy of the minutes for a special board meeting held in the wake of the 1912 tragedy shows how bosses of White Star Line were more concerned with themselves than the approximate 1,500 people who died. They were particularly worried about the psychological effect the ordeal would have on Bruce Ismay, who became known as the 'coward of the Titanic'. Mr Ismay, the chairman of White Star Line, survived the tragedy by deserting the liner and taking a place in a lifeboat. The shameless owners of the Titanic portrayed themselves as victims and lauded their chairman who controversially survived the disaster, documents reveal. A rare copy of the minutes for a special board meeting held in the wake of the 1912 tragedy shows how bosses of White Star Line were more concerned with themselves than the approximate 1,500

Man Utd star Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 22, takes ex-girlfriend to High Court after she claimed in Instagram post that he had love child with another woman

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Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka is suing his ex-girlfriend after she posted on Instagram about the footballer fathering a child with another woman.   The 22-year-old is taking Rhianna Bentley to the High Court over posts made in October, since deleted, which reportedly referred to his 'new bundle of joy'. Ms Bentley is said to have discovered Mr Wan-Bissaka was having a child with another woman after US model Marliesia Ortiz claimed she had also been sleeping with the footballer, according to The Sun newspaper.  In September, Ms Ortiz published a picture of herself and Mr Wan-Bissaka on Instagram, which has also since been deleted, with the caption: 'He has a baby on the way but told me he don't want it.' Mr Wan-Bissaka and April Francis, his current partner and the mother of his newborn child, are now taking legal action against Ms Bentley for alleged misuse of private information. Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka is suing his ex-girlfriend Rhianna

British sitcom legend Geoffrey Palmer dead at 93: Fans and friends mourn 'wickedly funny' Butterflies and As Time Goes By star who joked of his famously 'grumpy' face after he dies peacefully at home

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British sitcom legend Geoffrey Palmer, best known for his roles in Butterflies, As Time Goes By and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, has died at home aged 93.  The veteran star, known for his hangdog features and distinctive voice, had parts in some of the nation's best-loved TV series and was once a staple on screens watched by millions. Younger viewers will remember his turn in the 2014 Paddington film where he played Head Geographer.  But those longer in the tooth will remember him from the The Avengers and The Saint in the 1960s, and alongside Leonard Rossiter in The Rise And Fall of Reginald Perrin in the 1970s. Dame Judi Dench joked he was the 'naughtiest man she'd ever worked with' after their appearance together in As Time Goes By, which saw Palmer play Lionel Hardcastle, between 1992 and 2005. He is survived by his wife Sally Green and his children Charles and Harriet.  In a statement released today, Palmer's agent said simply: 'We regret to sadly