Billionaire US hedge fund manager buys a £95m Georgian mansion in London

A billionaire bachelor has paid nearly £100million for a luxury home a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace. Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel, has snapped up the property in one of the country’s most exclusive enclaves for a record £95million. Carlton Gardens in St James’s, is the latest in a string of homes purchased by father-of-three Griffin, 50, who is worth a reported £6.8billion. Illinois’ richest man Ken Griffin, who settled a contentious divorce in 2015 with his second wife, Anne Dias Griffin (pictured with Griffin…

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David Attenborough tells leaders at Davos to tackle climate change before damage cannot be fixed

Sir David Attenborough has warned that the age of the ‘Garden of Eden’ is over and has called for a plan to urgently tackle climate change. The veteran broadcaster, 92, used an award acceptance speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday to urge business leaders and governments to come up with ‘practical solutions’. The Blue Planet and Dynasties narrator said he was born during the Holocene period, a time of stability that let human societies prosper. British naturalist, documentary maker and broadcaster David Attenborough gave…

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Top graduate starting salary is now £60,000 investment banking role

The highest graduate starting salary has hit £60,000 for the first time, an annual survey has found. Figures from High Fliers Research show investment banks are now offering university leavers pay packets of up to £60,000. Last year, the highest recorded salary awarded to graduates was around £50,000 – also from investment banks. The finance industry continues to be the highest-paying of all sectors, and salaries keep rising as the banks compete to attract the very brightest graduates. The range of salaries offered by investment banks this year was between £35,000…

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Longer video casts new light on Native American taunting controversy

[embedded content] A group of high school students wearing “Make America Great Again” caps went from vilified to vindicated in the course of a weekend after a video of them apparently facing off with Native American activists in the nation’s capital went viral. “The honorable and tolerant students of Covington Catholic School came to DC to advocate for the unborn and to learn about our nation’s capital. What they got was a brutal lesson in the unjust court of public opinion and social media mobs,” tweeted Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.),…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda may create Disney’s first Latina princess

It is now conceivable that the porcelain princesses Cinderella, Snow White and the “Frozen” leading ladies could be dethroned — “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is in talks with Disney about co-writing an animated musical featuring a young Latina heroine. Amid much debate about the lack of diverse lead roles in Hollywood, particularly in the animated genre, Miranda is talking to Disney about a follow-up to its 2016 smash hit “Moana.” Miranda’s father, Luis, exclusively told Page Six, “He is talking to Disney about a sequel to ‘Moana,’ but the movie…

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Chef, 20, ‘broke baby step-daughter’s bones just weeks before he shook or punched her to death’

A chef accused of murdering his 23-month-old step-daughter broke her arm and vertebrae just weeks before he shook or punched her to death, a court has heard. Martin Johnson, 20, told police he had been playing ‘high fives’ with Erin Tomkins at her home in the Gleadless area of Sheffield when she suddenly collapsed.      But prosecutors told a jury how medical experts found a number of bruises on Erin’s body, including ’10 areas of injury to the head and face’. A postmortem found Erin, who was just a few weeks…

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Shocking moment road rage driver smashes motorist’s Mercedes with a Henry Hoover before his rivals mows him down

THIS is the shocking moment a motorist tries to attack another driver’s car with a Henry Hoover before he is eventually mowed down in a hit and run. In the disturbing footage the driver of a Vauxhall Vectra starts hurling the vacuum cleaner at the Mercedes during an argument in Middlesbrough earlier today. The man hurls the Henry hoover at the window of the Mercedes From the clip the two cars have hit each other head on. The man in the Vauxhall, who is dressed in black, then leaps out…

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Black student told she was ‘too dark’ to perform with dance team: suit

A black student in Kansas claims she was told her skin was “too dark” to perform with the dance team at her high school, according to a lawsuit. Camille Sturdivant took legal action last month against the Blue Valley School District alleging racial discrimination, the Kansas City Star reported. Sturdivant graduated in May 2018 from Blue Valley Northwest High School, where she claims she was ostracized as one of two black students on the dance team. The suit alleges the team’s choreographer, Kevin Murakami, told Sturdivant she was too dark…

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Stepdad who ‘punched toddler Erin Tomkins to death’ claims they were just playing ‘high fives’

A CHEF who is accused of “punching” or shaking his toddler stepdaughter to death has claimed he was playing a game with her when she collapsed. Martin Johnson, 20, inflicted “blows and shaking” forceful enough to kill 23-month-old Erin Emilia Rain Tomkins on 22 May 2018, a jury were told. Press Association Images Erin Emilia Rain Tomkins suffered a number of blows to the head before she died He told cops he had been “playing high fives” sat on the floor with Erin when she “suddenly collapsed”. Erin, who was…

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Moment Survival of the Fittest star is chased by metal pole-wielding thugs in ‘transphobic attack’

DRAMATIC video shows the moment Survival of the Fittest star Tia Latham was chased by a metal pole-wielding thugs in an alleged transphobic attack. CCTV footage shows a hooded man chasing the model and her friend after they got out of their BMW on Thursday night. The model notices the attacker The man attempts to break the model’s BMW windows The pair notice the man running towards them, and rush into a house. The man appears to realise he won’t be able to reach them, and produces a metal pole…

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