As the face of Grand Designs, he has inspired the nation to build their dream property. But now Channel 4 star Kevin McCloud has left his wife of 23 years distraught – after allegedly walking out of their marital home. Interior designer Suzanna McCloud, known as Zani, has a son and daughter with the 60-year-old presenter. One of her friends claimed to the Daily Mail: 'Zani is absolutely devastated. She came back home one day to find that Kevin had taken his things and left.' Kevin McCloud (right) has left his wife of 23 years Suzanna (left) distraught – after allegedly walking out of their marital home And a spokesman for McCloud said last night: 'I can confirm that, sadly, Kevin and Suzanna separated. We won't be making any further comment.' His spokesman declined to say if any third parties were involved. McCloud, who also has a son and daughter from a previous relationship, has spent the past 20 years charting the highs and lows of building your own home. He shared a … [Read more...] about Kevin McCloud leaves his wife of 23 years: After his devastated partner came home to find he had ‘taken his things and left’, has the Channel 4 star got Grand Designs on a new start?
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1Truck shooting: Relatives of a UPS driver killed after robbery suspects took him hostage and led police on a wild chase in southern Florida questioned Friday why officers had to unleash a torrent of gunfire when the truck got stuck in traffic. Both suspects, 41-year-old cousins Lamar Alexander and Ronnie Jerome Hill, were killed along with the driver, Frank Ordonez, and another motorist who was waiting at a busy intersection when officers ran up and opened fire from behind the cars of innocent bystanders. Ordonez’s brother, Luis Ordonez, said the “police were insane. Instead of talking to them, they just started shooting.” It was not immediately known if the driver and motorist were struck by police bullets or shot by the suspects. 2Child strip searched: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday that he’s suspended a policy that allowed prison officials to strip search an 8-year-old girl who was visiting her father. “I am deeply disturbed by these … [Read more...] about News of the Day From Around the Nation, Dec. 6
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev speak at the launching ceremony. (Photo: VNA) Moscow (VNA) – The Vietnam Year in Russia and the Russia Year in Vietnam were launched at a ceremony in Moscow on May 22 night, with the Prime Ministers of the two countries attending. The event took place during the ongoing official visit to Russia from May 20-23 by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, made at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Dmitry A. Medvedev. In his remarks, PM Phuc highlighted the close relations between the two countries and recalled the signing of the treaty on fundamental principles of Vietnam-Russia friendship 25 years ago, describing it as opening up a new chapter for the bilateral ties. The Vietnam Year in Russia and the Russia Year in Vietnam are expected to help enhance the friendship, traditional fraternity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, he said. The important … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Russia friendship year launched
FOR THE RECORDS …answers 31 questions from 16 senators, ‘competently and adequately’, in about two hours On 29 July 2019, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, appeared before the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for screening as one of the 43 nominees named by President Muhammadu Buhari for ministerial positions. According to the President of the Senate, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, at some point, there were at least 40 senators who wanted to ask Fashola a question or two. Eventually, after spending a little over one hour, 40 minutes, Fashola answered 31 questions from 16 senators. And, as one of the senators from Lagos State, Solomon Adeola Olamilekan, told his colleagues, after the questions and answers, “I want to believe that the ministerial nominee has taken in all questions and he has provided us adequate answers; telling us his capacity and capability to perform.” Many Nigerians who watched the screening agree. This is the transcript of the … [Read more...] about Nigeria is ‘not yet the rich nation it will be – Fashola
A rising tide lifts all yachts. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images In making their case for the president’s sweeping tax-cut package last year, Republicans made two major (and majorly ludicrous) promises: The law would neither increase the federal deficit, nor deliver the bulk of its benefits to the very wealthy. “Not only will this tax plan pay for itself, but it will pay down debt,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin assured the public last September. That claim was echoed by the Republican Party’s preeminent “moderate,” Susan Collins, who informed Meet the Press that the tax cuts would “stimulate the economy, create more jobs,” and thus, “generate more revenue.” Meanwhile, President Trump insisted that “tax reform will protect low-income and middle-income households, not the wealthy and well-connected,” and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn vowed, “The wealthy are not … [Read more...] about The Trump Tax Cuts Keep Getting Worse for the Deficit — and Better for the Rich