Wedding venue boss facing financial ruin blasts Boris’ ‘devastating’ 3-tier rules and says: ‘We’re on our knees’

A STRUGGLING wedding venue boss whose case was discussed in the Commons has blasted the new three tier Covid rules as “a disaster”.

Mandy Baker-Bird’s fears for her business were raised at Prime Minister’s Questions by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

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Mandy Baker-Bird was left devastated by the government's new three tier lockdown rules

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Mandy Baker-Bird was left devastated by the government’s new three tier lockdown rulesCredit: Richard Rayner
Mandy owns Yorkshire Wedding Barns and fears for her business

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Mandy owns Yorkshire Wedding Barns and fears for her businessCredit: Richard Rayner
The wedding venue boss said there is 'nothing in the new rules' which helps her

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The wedding venue boss said there is ‘nothing in the new rules’ which helps herCredit: Richard Rayner

She was furious when Boris Johnson expressed sympathy but failed to announce any help for the wedding industry.

And she has hit out again now that the new Covid rules have left the sector – worth £14billion to the UK economy – hanging by a thread.

Mandy,

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CASEY: Judge rules home’s transfer was unlawful ‘gift’ and voids deed | Local News

And then on Sept. 17, 2018, King died at age 80 in a rehabilitation center in Salem. He had been ill for almost a year. And although his house was paid for, it didn’t wind up among King’s estate.

That’s because six months earlier, his live-in caretaker, Tracie Hernandez, had improperly deeded the house as a gift to a friend of hers, according to court papers. Hernandez did that using a power of attorney King Sr. had granted Hernandez in December 2017, to manage King’s financial affairs.

According to Roanoke’s real estate records, the home in question is brick, single-level, with 1,700 finished square feet not counting a 1,400-square-foot basement. Built in 1948, it has three bedrooms and two baths.

It stands on slightly less than an acre and has a detached garage. For tax purposes, the land and improvements are assessed at $101,000.

Ann King questioned how the title

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Mark Meadows said to flout COVID rules at daughter’s wedding

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Photos of the event show many of the guests crowding together, dancing and hugging during the May 31 nuptials at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

About 70 guests, including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), wore tuxedos and ball gowns but no masks at the indoor wedding, and photographs show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening, the newspaper said.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time banned gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor later loosened some coronavirus restrictions.

Novare Events, which plans events at the Biltmore Ballrooms, verified ahead of time that it would be acting within the law and in compliance with details

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White House Chief of Staff Flouted Covid Rules for Atlanta Wedding

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows does a television interview at the White House on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

ATLANTA (CN) — White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted a large wedding for his daughter in May in Atlanta that appeared to violate city and state coronavirus restrictions prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people.

Approximately 70 guests, including Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, attended the May 31 indoor wedding at Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta, according to a report published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday.

Photos reviewed by the newspaper reportedly show that attendees hugged and danced to a live band before sitting down for a three-course dinner. Guests did not wear masks even though the wedding took place at the height of the pandemic.

The White House did not respond to an emailed request for comment Thursday afternoon.

At the time of the wedding, Georgia was

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Top Trump aide ignored virus rules at wedding, newspaper reports

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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows replaces his face covering after a television interview at the White House on Wednesday. Alex Brandon/Associated Press

MARIETTA, Ga. — White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Photos of the event show many of the guests crowding together, dancing and hugging during the May 31 nuptials at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

About 70 guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, wore tuxedos and ball gowns but no masks at the indoor wedding, and photographs show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening, the newspaper said.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time banned gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor later loosened

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White House’s Meadows Reportedly Flouted Covid Rules In May For Daughter’s Large Wedding

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Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, hosted a 70-person indoor wedding for his daughter in Atlanta in late May, possibly violating state rules and federal guidelines designed to halt the spread of Covid-19, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, another case of White House officials seemingly flouting coronavirus protocols.

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The wedding took place in an ornate Atlanta ballroom, and its 70-person guest list included Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has expressed skepticism of coronavirus restrictions and frequently declined to wear a face mask, AJC reported.

Guests stood close to each other during the wedding, and most did not appear to wear masks, according to photos of the event reviewed by AJC.

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Mark Meadows broke COVID-19 rules with 70-person wedding: report

  • White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted 70-plus people for his daughter’s wedding in Atlanta, breaking state COVID-19 rules.
  • Photos show guests maskless at a lavish indoor ballroom, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was also reportedly at the event. 
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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly hosted more than 70 guests for his daughter’s wedding in Atlanta in late May, despite COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.

Photos obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show people in close clusters, dressed in tuxedos and ball gowns, and without masks at a lavish indoor venue on May 31.

At the time, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp limited gatherings to 10 people to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

The party took place at the upscale Biltmore Ballrooms in the city, with “crystal chandeliers, marble floors and a frame

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Newspaper: Trump official ignored virus rules at wedding

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a castle on top of a building: The White House is seen in Washington, early Tuesday, the morning after President Trump returned from the hospital where he was treated for COVID-19.


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The White House is seen in Washington, early Tuesday, the morning after President Trump returned from the hospital where he was treated for COVID-19.

President Trump made the stunning announcement that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday, Oct. 2. Since that time, several others in Trump’s circle have tested positive for the virus. Here’s the latest about what we know:

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ignored virus rules at wedding, report says

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, an Atlanta newspaper reported Thursday.

Photos of the event show that social distancing guidelines were not followed

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Dawn French rules out ‘Strictly’ stint

Dawn French (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Dawn French (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Dawn French has admitted she doesn’t fancy a turn on the Strictly dancefloor because she wouldn’t be taken seriously and fears she would end up being shot out of a cannon for entertainment.

The star opened up to comedy partner Jennifer Saunders on their podcast French And Saunders: T**ting About, saying Strictly bosses had put the feelers out but that she wasn’t keen as she would want to compete properly instead of just being a laughing stock.

“At this age, you’re not taken seriously,” said French, 62.

Read more: Strictly stars in tears as they pay tribute to Caroline Flack

“Also if you’re from comedy, they want to shoot you out of a cannonball like Ann Widdecombe and I don’t want that!”

Ann Widdecombe was on Strictly in 2010 (PA)
Ann Widdecombe was on Strictly in 2010 (PA)

French said she would want to get “the most elegant” professional dancer to compete

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