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Body Double, Plastic Bottle Currency and the Burberry Giant Tote

FROM Khashoggi's body double and plastic bottle currency, to the return of the super-sized tote bag, welcome to This Reporter's daily news and style round-up.

CCTV footage has "suddenly" emerged of what appears to be a body double dressed up in murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's clothes. It is believed the doppelganger donned Khashoggi's clothes and a fake beard and intentionally made sure he was captured on CCTV in a bid to pretend Khashoggi was still alive. The rookie error came where it can be clearly seen the Saudi agent kept his own trainers on.

Meanwhile Turkish President Recep Tayyio Erdogan has expressed his determination to get to the bottom of what happened to Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, by addressing Parliament with a speech compiling all the leaks, evidence and speculation on the case so far in order to expose the "naked truth" of the Saudi Government's involvement.

Threats of violence against Prime Minister Theresa May from within her own party are to go unchecked despite uproar from MPs across Parliament. The Sunday newspapers carried quotes from an anonymous Tory MP who appeared so aerated about Mrs May's approach to Brexit, they used language which referenced her being stabbed and hung.

Senior Labour MP Yvette Cooper was the first to condemn the talk as "vile and dehumanising" and called for the anonymous MP to be exposed. However a source for No 10 Downing Street, unbelievably, said there would be "no investigation".

Meanwhile, Mrs May has proved herself more than sturdy enough to dodge the bullets as, undeterred, she called on all MPs to "hold their nerve" when it came to Brexit in the Commons yesterday (Monday). She also revealed a four pronged plan of attack to deal with the remaining 5 per cent of the withdrawal plan, which surprise, surprise revolves around the Irish border, essentially moving to enshrine her "backstop" of keeping the whole of the UK temporarily in the customs union, into law.

Archaeologists have found what could be the world's oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea. The 23 metre vessel is thought to be ancient Greek and appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years, preserved by lack of oxygen.

The mast, rudders and rowing benches are still present and correct and archaeologists are extremely excited over the find, which could change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world.

Elsewhere, a car park in Leeds has come up with an "ingenious" way to tackle plastic pollution. Leeds Merrian Centre CitiPark has begun a month-long trial, which will see motorists pay for their parking in plastic bottles.

Each bottle will be worth 20p off the total cost and parking attendant Richard Bedford said it had been going really well. "One chap came in with 30 bottles. He only needed 15 to pay for his parking, so he's bringing the rest back next week."

Some jokers might say - obviously not This Reporter - that it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "paying with plastic".

Today's fashion pick is the Burberry giant reversible canvas tote bag. Having in previous fashion years been left to cope with average-sized bags, or more recently, being obliged to pick up the trend for multi-bagging (the act of wearing a number of different, yet perfectly co-ordinated, bags) we are now being allowed to indulge, cavalierly, in super-sized tote bags in a manner not seen since the early noughties (00s).

This Burberry reversible number is also "bang for your buck" as they say, being two designs in one. And besides, if we're going to start paying for more items in plastic bottles, we're going to need a big bag.

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