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United Nations chief who tried to hush-up his sacking as a sex pest gets new job promoting press freedom and 'transparency'

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A United Nations chief who tried to hush-up his sacking as a sex pest has a new job – promoting press freedom. Frank La Rue was booted out of his UN post after the Mail revealed 'MeToo'-style allegations he sexually harassed a woman. The high-powered diplomat, who formally complained about the press finding out, is now in charge of promoting…investigative journalism. He has been appointed chairman at a global organisation to champion freedom of expression and 'transparency'. Frank La Rue was booted out of his UN post after the Mail revealed 'MeToo'-style allegations he sexually harassed a woman But Mr La Rue has been less than keen to trumpet the news about himself being thrown out of the UN for sexual harassment. In diplomatic circles, it was referred to as a 'MeToo' incident – a reference to the wave of sexual harassment allegations that followed the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Mr La Rue was sacked in February 2018 as Assistant Director-General of Unesc

EXCLUSIVE: Fountain of youth! Former supermodel Lauren Hutton, 77, is spotted carrying anti-ageing magazine The Science of Looking Younger on a make-up free grocery run in LA

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Former supermodel Lauren Hutton has given a glimpse into her age-defying beauty tricks. The 77-year-old was spotted by DailyMail.com in Los Angeles carrying anti-ageing magazine The Science of Looking Younger.  The one-time Revlon cover girl and actress is famed for growing older gracefully and held the magazine in her arm when she emerged from her local supermarket last week.  She went make-up free as she picked up bags of groceries and wore a mask, denim skirt, navy top and light brown flats.  Supermodel Lauren Hutton, 77, was spotted by DailyMail.com last week on a grocery run in LA She went make-up free as she picked up bags of groceries and wore a mask, denim skirt, navy top and light brown flats  She was leaving her local grocery store in Los Angeles and was seen carrying anti-ageing magazine The Science of Looking Younger The one-time Revlon cover girl and actress is famed for growing older gracefully and held the magazine in her arm when she emerged from her local supermarket l

New Covid crackdown begins: Four people are fined for 'going to McDonald's' together, officers stop CARS to quiz drivers and masked cops arrest 28 activists for 'breaking lockdown rules' during London protests

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Police today got tough on Covid lawbreakers, with 28 protesters arrested for flouting restrictions, four men fined £800 for travelling in the same car on their way to McDonald's and officers even stopping motorists to ask 'why are you here?' The Met detained 21 demonstrators at an anti-lockdown rally in Parliament Square this afternoon, while a further seven were hauled away from a march outside Julian Assange's bail hearing and now face fines of up to £6,400. In Northampton, a group of friends were pulled over at 5am and slapped with a £800 penalty notice for being in the same car despite being from different households - breaching rules that came into force at midnight. Meanwhile Thames Valley Police apologised after an officer who was 'a bit keen' handed out leaflets asking drivers to explain why they were out and about as part of a crackdown on travel in Maidenhead. The Met rolled out some of the toughest anti-Covid measures today, announcing anyone caught n

Domestic abuse cases could spike during the third lockdown as perpetrators manipulate the restrictions to increase their control over their victims, Women's Aid warns

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Domestic abuse cases could surge during the national lockdown as perpetrators use the restrictions to 'create real barriers' and increase their control over their victims, a Women's Aid campaigner has said.  Lucy Hadley, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Women's Aid, described how the restrictions last year had 'stopped victims from accessing the support' they needed and enabled abusers to isolate them.   The charity, which found 78 per cent of women had found it more difficult to leave their toxic relationships in June last year, now expects there to be a spike in victims separating from their abusers after the lockdown finally comes to an end.  It comes after figures from a Women's Aid report last year found that 91 per cent of respondents experiencing domestic abuse said that the pandemic had negatively impacted them in at least one way. Lucy Hadley, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Women's Aid, said research had shown that the pandemic had enabled abu

Zara Holland was 'intercepted at the airport', police in Barbados reveal - after they found her hotel room empty with star facing a year in jail and £18,000 fine for breaking Covid rules

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Police in Barbados today released details of Zara Holland's dramatic arrest  Zara Holland was 'intercepted at the airport' after fleeing her hotel in Barbados, police today revealed.  Officers on the Caribbean island found the Love Island star's £350-a-night hotel room empty when they raided it last Sunday, a police statement revealed.  Police on the island gave full details of the 25-year-old's arrest after she tried to leave the country when her boyfriend Elliott Love, 30, tested positive for Covid. Miss Holland will appear in court on Wednesday where she faces up to a year in prison and an £18,000 fine. Entitled Breach of Quarantine, the statement says: 'Police at Hastings Worthing Police Station have warned Zara Holland, 25 years old, a citizen of Great Britain and staying at the Sugar Bay Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church of intended prosecution for the offence of Breaching Quaratine. ‘Facts. The accused arrived on the island on Sunday, December 27th, 2020, a