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Britney Spears asks judge to end father’s control over her finances and personal life

Britney Spears asks judge to end father’s control over her finances and personal life

Entertainment
Britney Spears has officially asked a judge to permanently end her father's control over her finances and personal life.The singer, 39, has been subject to a court-ordered conservatorship since 2008 after suffering two mental breakdowns. This means her father Jamie Spears, 68, has been in charge of all her financial and personal affairs ever since, temporarily stepping down from the latter role in September 2019 due to health reasons.A care professional called Jodi Montgomery replaced him on a temporary basis, but the star now wants her to be made her conservator permanently.The Los Angeles court documents also show she wants to be able to completely end the controversial arrangement entirely if necessary. ...
MoD secrets exposed through personal email accounts

MoD secrets exposed through personal email accounts

Technology
Secret information belonging to the Ministry of Defence was exposed to hostile states when it was transferred from secure networks to personal email accounts, Sky News has learnt.Although documents obtained by Sky News were redacted to obscure the nature of the secret information, they reveal a record number of security breaches in 2020 originating from the British military's private sector partners. The rising number of security incidents raises questions about the UK's resilience to foreign espionage ahead of the government unveiling its Integrated Review on Tuesday, which will set out the strategic direction of Britain's defence and security apparatus. The redacted documents show that a total of 151 incidents were filed with the MoD's defence industry Warning, Advice and Reporting Point...
Britney Spears asks court to remove dad’s control over personal life

Britney Spears asks court to remove dad’s control over personal life

Entertainment
Britney Spears has asked a court not to return her father to a role that gave him control over many aspects of her life and career.Jamie Spears has been his daughter's legal conservator for 12 years, due to concerns around her mental health.He temporarily stepped aside from the role overseeing her personal affairs in 2019, citing his own health problems.Some of Spears' fans believe she was forced into the arrangement, and have been running a #FreeBritney campaign.What has Britney now said? "Britney is strongly opposed to James' return as conservator of her person," according to a court document filed to the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles.It explained that t...

Personal Finance 101: The complete guide to managing your money

Finance
This guide lays out the seven key steps to focus on to get you working toward long-term financial security. Step 1: Set short-term and long-term goals Step 2: Create a budget Step 3: Build an emergency fund Step 4: Pay off costly credit card debt Step 5: Save for retirement Step 6: Invest for retirement with a long-term focus Step 7: Borrow smartIntroductionCreating a financially secure life can feel like a daunting task that requires the skills of expert mapmaker and GPS programmer. You need to figure out where you are today and where you want to get to. As if that's not a big enough lift, you're then in charge of finding the best route to get from here to there without veering off into costly detours.Take a deep breath. Relax your shoulders. This Personal Finance 101 guide lays out ...
Unilever: Ice cream in, personal hygiene out in lockdown

Unilever: Ice cream in, personal hygiene out in lockdown

Business
People working from home have been eating more ice cream but neglecting their grooming habits, consumer goods giant Unilever has suggested.The firm said ice cream sales leapt 26% in the three months to June, but demand for shampoo and deodorant fell.It said it had seen strong "growth in home consumption of foods, ice cream and tea" during lockdown.But there had been "fewer personal care occasions from going to work or socialising".However, it said sales of some cleaning products, such as hand sanitiser, had soared as people stepped up efforts to battle Covid-19.The firm's Magnum and Ben and Jerry's brands benefited the most as people bought more ice cream to eat at home. The company - which makes...