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Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sex crimes and storm in a Yorkshire tea cup

FROM film mogul Harvey Weinstein finally getting his comeuppance, to backlash after the new Chancellor posed with Yorkshire Tea, This Reporter brings you the news headlines on Tuesday 25th February 2020, sprinkled with sugar and squirted with lemon.

Film mogul Harvey Weinstein, whose alleged predatory behaviour sparked the #MeToo movement, has been convicted of two sex crimes and could face 25 years in prison - with further prosecutions to come.
Mr Weinstein stood trial in New York on five charges and was convicted of two yesterday (Monday) - third degree rape for an attack in a New York hotel and a criminal sex act for forcing oral sex on a former television production assistant.
Following the verdict, Weinstein's many accusers spoke of their sense of vindication. Hollyoaks star Lysette Anthony who is bringing her own case against Weinstein, after alleging he raped her at her London home in the 80s, said: "This is a momentous day and this is the day that hiding behind vicious, petty, transactional defence was slaughtered".
Weinstein has denied all claims of non-consensual sex and his lawyers have said they will appeal the New York case. Weinstein will next stand trial in Los Angeles facing eight allegations.
Dozens of people were injured, some of them children, after a local man appeared to deliberately drive a car into a carnival parade procession in Volkmarsen in Germany yesterday (Monday).
The 29-year-old driver was arrested but police said it was not clear whether the car, a silver Mercedes hatchback, had suffered mechanical problems, whether the driver had been overcome by illness or the car had been intentionally driven into the crowd.
Local media cited witnesses as saying the car ploughed "full throttle" about 30 metres into the parade, appearing to deliberately target children. The procession was taking place on Rose Monday, the highlight of Germany's annual celebration of Carnival.
A former official House of Commons photographer who captured "Renaissance style" photos of Theresa May and John Bercow during last year's Brexit drama has been told he will not be investigated further, after being suspected of taking historic furniture, lampshades and candlesticks from Parliament.
Mark Duffy said he was relieved the case was closed after two weeks of stress, which had seen a team of Metropolitan police officers search his London home for stolen goods the parliamentary liaison and investigations team had accused him of nicking.
All that was found after two hours of searching was a piece of fabric bearing the Portcullis House insignia, which Mr Duffy said he had bought off the internet and a plastic sign bearing the name of the former Brexit secretary David Davis, which he said he had retrieved from a bin.
Mr Duffy was sacked from his post in September for allegedly bringing Parliament into disrepute over social media posts and use of abstract images linked to Westminster including - Mr Duffy surmises - a photo he took of a line of phallis-like shadows cast on Westminster Bridge.
And finally, Yorkshire Tea has issued a plea for people to "try to be kind" after it received a deluge of online abuse because new Chancellor Rishi Sunak, was photographed with a huge packet of its teabags.
The tea brand faced what it termed a "rough weekend" of calls to boycott it after Mr Sunak, the Conservative MP for the North Yorkshire seat of Richmond, shared the image with the caption: "Quick Budget prep break making tea for the team. Nothing like a good Yorkshire brew".
Many Twitter users responded by condemning the brand, leading the company to stress it had not endorsed the association. It tweeted: "Nothing to do with us - people of all political stripes like our brew", later adding, "For some, our tea just being drunk by someone they don't like means it's forever tainted, and they've made sure we know it".
This Reporter suggests those people with such evident misdirected anger go and hug a tree, if they can find one.




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