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PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Relaxed Johnny Depp heads to the pub ‘with mystery female friend’

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Johnny Depp has enjoyed an evening in the pub with a mystery female friend ahead of another week in the High Court – with his ex-wife Amber Heard due to give evidence today.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 57, made a pit stop at The Alfred Tennyson on Sunday, an upmarket gastro-pub in London‘s Belgravia neighbourhood.

Sporting a large Rastafarian-style hat and puffing on a hand-rolled cigarette, Depp was followed out of the venue by a smartly-dressed female companion. 

It comes just hours before his ex-wife Heard, 34, will take to the witness box to counter claims that Depp made during his five days of evidence which wrapped up last week at the High Court in London.

Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, the parent company of the Sun, for libel over a 2018 article which labelled him a ‘wife-beater.’   

NGN is defending the article as true, and says Depp was ‘controlling and verbally and physically abusive towards Heard, particularly when he was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs’.  

During Depp’s 20 hours of evidence at the Royal Courts of Justice, the actor claimed Heard severed the tip of his finger when she threw a large vodka bottle at him during one explosive row, and that either she or one of her friends had defecated in their shared bed as a prank. 

Depp was accompanied by an unknown woman

Depp was accompanied by an unknown woman

Depp, 57, made a pit stop at The Alfred Tennyson, an upmarket gastro-pub in London's Belgravia where a Sunday roast lunch will set you back £25. Sporting a large Rastafarian-style hat and puffing on a hand-rolled cigarette, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was followed out of the venue by an unknown female companion.

Depp, 57, made a pit stop at The Alfred Tennyson, an upmarket gastro-pub in London's Belgravia where a Sunday roast lunch will set you back £25. Sporting a large Rastafarian-style hat and puffing on a hand-rolled cigarette, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was followed out of the venue by an unknown female companion.

Depp, 57, made a pit stop at The Alfred Tennyson, an upmarket gastro-pub in London’s Belgravia where a Sunday roast lunch will set you back £25. Sporting a large Rastafarian-style hat and puffing on a hand-rolled cigarette, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was followed out of the venue by an unknown female companion

He also accuses her of having affairs with co-stars and with Tesla chief Elon Musk, which Musk denies. 

Heard, 34, will take to the witness box to counter claims that Depp made during his five days of evidence which wrapped up last week

Heard, 34, will take to the witness box to counter claims that Depp made during his five days of evidence which wrapped up last week

Heard, 34, will take to the witness box to counter claims that Depp made during his five days of evidence which wrapped up last week

Depp’s Sunday roast at the pub marks a more subdued preparation for the week ahead after it emerged he’d spent the days before the High Court showdown by playing guitar with rock legend Jeff Beck, 76.

The pair even released a cover version of John Lennon’s aptly titled ‘Isolation’ as a result of their ‘jamming’ sessions at Beck’s home in Sussex, the Sunday Mirror reported.

Heard is due to be called as the first defence witness on Monday and is expected to give evidence over three days.

Mr Justice Nicol is also expected to hear an application by NGN’s lawyers to call expert evidence about whether images purporting to show injuries to Heard have been ‘manipulated or edited’ in some way. 

Last Monday, on the final day of his evidence, Depp said: ‘It seemed like everything [Heard] would accuse me of was something she had done to me.’ 

On Thursday, the court heard written statements from two of his former partners, Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis, who said he was never violent to them.   

Ms Paradis, 47, with whom the actor has two children, said: ‘I have known Johnny for more than 25 years. We’ve been partners for 14 years and we raised our two children together.

‘Through all these years I’ve known Johnny to be a kind, attentive, generous and non-violent person and father.’ 

Ms Paradis’ statement continued: ‘I am aware of the allegations which Amber Heard has publicly accused Johnny of for more than four years now.

Depp holds a hand-rolled cigarette between his lips as he steps out of the swanky London pub on Sunday evening

Depp holds a hand-rolled cigarette between his lips as he steps out of the swanky London pub on Sunday evening

Depp holds a hand-rolled cigarette between his lips as he steps out of the swanky London pub on Sunday evening

Depp was followed out of the venue by a mystery woman just hours before the High Court in London is to hear evidence from the actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard

Depp was followed out of the venue by a mystery woman just hours before the High Court in London is to hear evidence from the actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard

Depp was followed out of the venue by a mystery woman just hours before the High Court in London is to hear evidence from the actor’s ex-wife, Amber Heard

Depp leaving the pub on Sunday. He finished giving evidence at his libel trial last Monday after some 20 hours in the witness box

Depp leaving the pub on Sunday. He finished giving evidence at his libel trial last Monday after some 20 hours in the witness box

Depp leaving the pub on Sunday. He finished giving evidence at his libel trial last Monday after some 20 hours in the witness box

Depp holds a cigarette in his mouth as he leaves the pub in London's affluent Belgravia neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon

Depp holds a cigarette in his mouth as he leaves the pub in London's affluent Belgravia neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon

Depp holds a cigarette in his mouth as he leaves the pub in London’s affluent Belgravia neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon

Depp in Belgravia, London on Sunday. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, the parent company of the Sun, for libel over a 2018 article which labelled him a 'wife-beater.'

Depp in Belgravia, London on Sunday. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, the parent company of the Sun, for libel over a 2018 article which labelled him a 'wife-beater.'

Depp in Belgravia, London on Sunday. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, the parent company of the Sun, for libel over a 2018 article which labelled him a ‘wife-beater.’

Depp's female companion paired a white sweater with a short black skirt

Depp's female companion paired a white sweater with a short black skirt

Depp’s female companion paired a white sweater with a short black skirt

‘This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and, from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me.’ 

Ms Ryder, 48, who was engaged to Mr Depp in the 1990s, said in her statement: ‘I knew Johnny very well years ago. We were together as a couple for four years, and I counted him as my best friend, and as close to me as family.

‘I count our relationship as one of the more significant relationships of my life.

‘I understand that it is very important that I speak from my own experience, as I obviously was not there during his marriage to Amber, but, from my experience, which was so wildly different, I was absolutely shocked, confused and upset when I heard the accusations against him.’

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Depp was ushered into a waiting car as he walked out of the pub on Sunday evening

Depp opted for casual attire, wearing a reggae-themed hat, a green Von Dutch jacket, jeans and Puma trainers

Depp opted for casual attire, wearing a reggae-themed hat, a green Von Dutch jacket, jeans and Puma trainers

Depp opted for casual attire, wearing a reggae-themed hat, a green Von Dutch jacket, jeans and Puma trainers

On Friday, the ninth day of the trial, the court heard from a long-standing friend of Depp that Heard had made her allegations to ‘extort and blackmail him.’ 

Isaac Baruch, an artist who has known the Hollywood star for 40 years, said Mr Depp told him that Heard ‘likes to argue and likes to hit’ and said: ‘I’m not gonna hit her, I love her.’

Giving evidence by video-link from the US, Mr Baruch said he saw Ms Heard’s face and did not see ‘a single mark’ on May 22 2016, the day after Depp allegedly threw his ex-wife’s mobile phone at her and hit her in the face.

Mr Baruch – who lived rent-free in one of five penthouses in the Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles owned by Mr Depp – described the Hollywood star as an ‘ubermensch’ and ‘an ultimate good guy’.

Depp leaving the upmarket gastro-pub in London's central Belgravia neighbourhood

Depp leaving the upmarket gastro-pub in London's central Belgravia neighbourhood

Depp leaving the upmarket gastro-pub in London’s central Belgravia neighbourhood

The actor was seen holding a lighter as he prepared to spark up a hand-rolled cigarette upon exiting the venue

The actor was seen holding a lighter as he prepared to spark up a hand-rolled cigarette upon exiting the venue

The actor was seen holding a lighter as he prepared to spark up a hand-rolled cigarette upon exiting the venue

Depp, with his back to the camera, after leaving the pub on Sunday afternoon

Depp, with his back to the camera, after leaving the pub on Sunday afternoon

Depp, with his back to the camera, after leaving the pub on Sunday afternoon 

He also told the court that Depp called Heard a ‘c***’ in a text to him ‘because she filed for a fraudulent domestic violence claim to push her hand and extort and blackmail him’. 

In his evidence, Travis McGivern – a member of Mr Depp’s security team – said the Aquaman actress spat at, punched and threw a can of Red Bull at the actor during a heated row in March 2015.

The court also heard from actress and #MeToo activist Katherine Kendall, who claims she was ‘completely misquoted and misused by The Sun’, and Alejandro Romero, a concierge at the Eastern Columbia Building, who claims Elon Musk regularly visited Heard late at night.

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Rihanna’s father Ronald Fenty says Barbados should have removed Queen as head of state in 1966

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The father of singer Rihanna has said that Barbados should have removed the Queen as a head of state as the country reveals it will become a republic.

Ronald Fenty, 66, said the Queen should have been removed as head of state ‘when we declared independence in 1966’.

He told The Times that he can see ‘British people being hurt by the decision’ but that Barbados will ‘still be part of the Commonwealth’.   

Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic by November, 2021.  

Ronald Fenty, 66, said the Queen should have been removed as head of state 'when we declared independence in 1966'

Ronald Fenty, 66, said the Queen should have been removed as head of state 'when we declared independence in 1966'

Ronald Fenty, 66, said the Queen should have been removed as head of state ‘when we declared independence in 1966’

The decision to replace the Queen as head of state is dividing the conservative nation

The decision to replace the Queen as head of state is dividing the conservative nation

The decision to replace the Queen as head of state is dividing the conservative nation 

It was the Queen’s representative, governor-general Dame Sandra Mason, 71, who announced on Wednesday that ‘the time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind’. 

She added that ‘Barbadians want a Barbadian head of state’.       

Prime Minister Mia Mottley wrote a speech quoting the Caribbean island nation’s first premier Errol Barrow’s warning against ‘loitering on colonial premises’.

Ms Mottley came to power two years ago with a programme that included a ‘reassessment’ of relations with the United Kingdom.  

The decision to replace the Queen as head of state follows the decriminalisation of cannabis and the removal of Bridgetown’s statue of Horatio Nelson in dividing this conservative nation. 

Buckingham Palace has said Barbados’ intention to remove the Queen as head of state and become a republic is a ‘matter’ for the Caribbean nation.  

The Queen pictured with Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Windsor Castle in 2018

The Queen pictured with Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Windsor Castle in 2018

The Queen pictured with Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Windsor Castle in 2018

The Queen inspects a guard of honour upon arrival in Barbados in 1977

The Queen inspects a guard of honour upon arrival in Barbados in 1977

The Queen inspects a guard of honour upon arrival in Barbados in 1977 

Prince Charles attends a wreath laying ceremony in Bridgetown in March 2019

Prince Charles attends a wreath laying ceremony in Bridgetown in March 2019

Prince Charles attends a wreath laying ceremony in Bridgetown in March 2019 

Reading the speech, Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason said: ‘The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind. Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State. 

‘This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving.

‘Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic by the time we celebrate our 55th Anniversary of Independence.’

Asked to comment on the Commonwealth country’s plans a palace spokesman said: ‘This is a matter for the government and people of Barbados.’

Downing Street said it was a ‘decision for Barbados and the Government there’ but that Britain would continue to ‘enjoy a partnership’ with the Caribbean island nation as members of the Commonwealth.

Queen Elizabeth ll smiles with a young girl in Barbados on November 1, 1977

Queen Elizabeth ll smiles with a young girl in Barbados on November 1, 1977

Queen Elizabeth II on a walkabout during a visit to Bridgetown, Barbados, during her Silver Jubilee tour of the Caribbean

Queen Elizabeth II on a walkabout during a visit to Bridgetown, Barbados, during her Silver Jubilee tour of the Caribbean

Left, Queen Elizabeth ll smiles with a young girl in Barbados on November 1, 1977. Right, Queen Elizabeth II on a walkabout during a visit to Bridgetown

A Number 10 spokesman said: ‘We obviously have a shared history and remain united with Barbados in terms of history, culture and language, and we will continue to have and enjoy a partnership with them as members of the Commonwealth.’

The country gained its independence from Britain in 1966, though the Queen remains its constitutional monarch.

In 1998, a Barbados constitutional review commission recommended republican status, and in 2015 Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said ‘we have to move from a monarchical system to a republican form of government in the very near future’.

Most Caribbean countries have kept formal links with the monarchy after achieving independence.

Barbados would join Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica and Guyana if it proceeds with its plan to become a republic.

The Queen and Prince Philip driving through Barbados waving to the crowds in February 1966

The Queen and Prince Philip driving through Barbados waving to the crowds in February 1966

The Queen and Prince Philip driving through Barbados waving to the crowds in February 1966 

Jamaica has also flagged such a transition, with Prime Minister Andrew Holness saying it is a priority of his government, but has yet to achieve it.

Barbados took another step towards independence from the UK in 2003 when it replaced the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice, located in Trinidad and Tobago’s Port of Spain, as its final appeals court.

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur promoted the idea of a referendum on becoming a republic in 2005, however the vote was called off due to concerns raised by the Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Barbados: The country’s colonial history 

The Sugar Revolution, the introduction of sugar cane from Dutch Brazil, in the 1640s was highly lucrative but came at great social cost

The Sugar Revolution, the introduction of sugar cane from Dutch Brazil, in the 1640s was highly lucrative but came at great social cost

The Sugar Revolution, the introduction of sugar cane from Dutch Brazil, in the 1640s was highly lucrative but came at great social cost 

Barbados was one of the oldest English settlements in the West Indies, being surpassed only by Saint Kitts. 

The countries’ historical ties date back to the 17th century and involve settlement, post-colonialism and modern bilateral relations. 

Since Barbados gained its independence in 1966, the nations have continued to share ties through the Commonwealth, with the Queen as Monarch. 

The Barbadian Parliament is the third oldest in the entire Commonwealth and the island continues to practice the Westminster style of government.

Many of the historic Anglican churches and plantation houses across the island show the influence of English architecture. 

In 1627, 80 Englishmen aboard the William and John landed on the Caribbean island and founded Jamestown (close to today’s Holetown), in the name of King James I.

The early settlers struggled to develop a profitable export crop and faced difficulties in maintaining supplies from Europe.

However, the Sugar Revolution, the introduction of sugar cane from Dutch Brazil, in the 1640s was highly lucrative and over the next decade more than two thirds of English emigres to the Americas went to Barbados. 

But while this shift to sugar yielded huge profits, it came at a great social cost. Thousands of West African slaves were shipped across the Atlantic to work the plantations and workers suffered from low wages and minimal social services. 

It is estimated that between 1627 to 1807, some 387,000 Africans were shipped to the island against their will and the country shifted from having a majority white population to a majority black population. 

On 28th August 1833, the British Government passed the Slavery Abolition Act, and slaves across the British empire were granted emancipation. 

Barbados remained a British colony until internal autonomy was granted in 1961. 

The country became fully independent on November 30, 1966, during a time when the country’s economy was expanding and diversifying. 

Since then, the Barbadian Parliament has remained a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, which is modeled on the British Westminster system of government. 

In 2008, British exports to Barbados stood at £38 million, making it Britain’s fourth-largest export market in the region.  

In recent years a growing number of British nationals have been relocating to Barbados to live, with polls showing that British nationals make up 75–85 per cent of the Barbados second home market.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer have arrived at Westminster Abbey in London for the annual Sunday service marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Mr Johnson, along with Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, will give a reading at the venue’s first major service since March. 

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Stirrup representing the Prince of Wales and U.S. ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, are also among those attending.

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, right, have arrived at Westminster Abbey in London for the annual Sunday service marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Chairs for around 79 invited guests, who are all wearing masks, have been placed at the transepts of the church close to the altar.

Each chair has been spaced two metres apart to allow social distancing, with protective plastic screens separating the north and south transepts.

The annual Sunday service usually attracts around 2,000 people to the London landmark as the UK commemorates the first battle in history fought entirely in the air during the Second World War.

However, this Sunday’s event will see attendance significantly reduced and social-distancing measures in place – with the abbey vowing the service will be ‘reduced in stature but not in spirit’.

A spokesperson said: ‘The Abbey is a very large church, it usually holds 2,200, so the guests will be easily spaced out to conform with social distancing.’

Woody Johnson, U.S. ambassador to Britain arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the "Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain", today

Woody Johnson, U.S. ambassador to Britain arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the "Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain", today

Woody Johnson, U.S. ambassador to Britain arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the ‘Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain’, today

A member of the armed forces at a service to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey on Sunday

A member of the armed forces at a service to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey on Sunday

A member of the armed forces at a service to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey on Sunday

It is the first major service to take place at Westminster Abbey since the Commonwealth Day service held earlier this year on March 9, two weeks before the UK went into lockdown in response to the pandemic.

The 11am service led by Dr David Hoyle – the Dean of Westminster Abbey, includes an act of remembrance, during which the Battle of Britain Roll of Honour bearing the names of 1,497 pilots and aircrew killed or mortally wounded in the battle will be borne through the church.

This will be followed by a procession of flags, readings, prayers and music – with a flypast over Westminster Abbey planned at the end of the service.

The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought in the skies over the UK in 1940, and although the battle took place between July and October, September 15 saw the British Royal Air Force (RAF) gain a decisive victory over the Luftwaffe in what was Nazi Germany’s largest daylight attack.

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Girl, 14, dies after being hit by a car as two men, aged 18 and 19, are arrested

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A 14-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Merseyside on Saturday night. 

Merseyside Police said two men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the crash in St Helens. 

Officers were called to a report of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Blackbrook Road around 9.50pm. 

A 14-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Merseyside on Saturday night and two men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

A 14-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Merseyside on Saturday night and two men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

A 14-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Merseyside on Saturday night and two men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

A force spokesman said: ‘Emergency services attended and the pedestrian, a 14-year-old girl, was taken to hospital where she sadly died. 

‘Her family have been informed and are being supported at this time.’  

Officers urged anyone who witnessed the incident or had any information, CCTV or dashcam footage to contact police on 101 quoting ref 20000569277, call the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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