Tory donor Richard Desmond is in spotlight over his bid to run the National Lottery

The Tory donor at the centre of a ‘cash for favours’ row should not get special treatment in his bid to run the National Lottery, Labour will tell gambling watchdogs. Richard Desmond is expected to challenge Camelot for the operating licence when the franchise renewal process begins in the autumn. But the Government is facing … Read more Tory donor Richard Desmond is in spotlight over his bid to run the National Lottery

Tory donor Richard Desmond embroiled in ‘cash for access’ row had drinks with Boris Johnson at No.10

Tory donor Richard Desmond embroiled in ‘cash for access’ row had drinks with Boris Johnson at No.10 months before ministers approved controversial £1bn planning application Tory donor Richard Desmond was pictured with Boris Johnson last November But it has been revealed the tycoon had drinks with Mr Johnson months before   Robert Jenrick was reported to … Read more Tory donor Richard Desmond embroiled in ‘cash for access’ row had drinks with Boris Johnson at No.10

Boris Johnson faces pressure to come clean about his contacts with Richard Desmond

Boris Johnson is under pressure to come clean about his contacts with the Tory donor behind a controversial £1billion homes scheme after it was revealed the pair spoke at a fundraising dinner. The Prime Minister yesterday rejected calls for a formal investigation into Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick over his dealings with billionaire property developer Richard … Read more Boris Johnson faces pressure to come clean about his contacts with Richard Desmond

80-acre Dunsborough Park country estate that was once home to actress Florence Desmond goes on sale

The sprawling eighty-acre country estate that was once home to wartime actress has gone on the market for an eye-watering £10million. ‘Stunning historic’ Grade II listed Dunsborough Park, located in Ripley, Surrey spanned out from a modest Tudor farmhouse into a grand estate owned by Florence Desmond that attracted some of Hollywood’s biggest names.  Breathtaking … Read more 80-acre Dunsborough Park country estate that was once home to actress Florence Desmond goes on sale

Patti LuPone in lockdown reprises Norma Desmond role she was FIRED from for Glenn Close

Patti LuPone was feeling nostalgic this Wednesday as she hunkered down at home amid the coronavirus lockdowns. The 70-year-old Broadway legend delighted her fans by reprising her Sunset Boulevard role as the deranged ex-movie star Norma Desmond. Wandering madly around her basement in full costume, Patti sang a stretch of one of the character’s big … Read more Patti LuPone in lockdown reprises Norma Desmond role she was FIRED from for Glenn Close