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Jacob Rees-Mogg and his family take to the streets of his constituency after Grenfell controversy

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Jacob Rees-Mogg was joined by his family on the campaign trail yesterday, as he sought to put the controversy over his Grenfell Tower comments behind him. 

The Conservative MP shared a photo of himself with wife Helena and five of their six children as they handed out fliers in Westfield, part of his North East Somerset constituency. 

It comes just days after he ‘profoundly apologised’ for suggesting Grenfell Tower victims who followed firefighters’ instructions to ‘stay put’ in their flats as the building burned had lacked ‘common sense’.

Jacob Rees-Mogg was joined by his family as he hit the campaign trail in his North Somerset constituency yesterday

Jacob Rees-Mogg was joined by his family as he hit the campaign trail in his North Somerset constituency yesterday

Jacob Rees-Mogg was joined by his family as he hit the campaign trail in his North Somerset constituency yesterday

Mr Rees-Mogg, 50, was asked about the decision of the London Fire Brigade to not evacuate the burning block for almost two hours and told LBC’s Nick Ferrari: ‘If you just ignore what you’re told and leave you are so much safer.’ 

His words caused a storm of outrage and he later apologised in a statement: ‘I profoundly apologise. What I meant to say is that I would have also listened to the fire brigade’s advice to stay in at the time. 

‘However, with what we know now and with hindsight I wouldn’t and don’t think anyone else would. I would hate to upset the people of Grenfell if I was unclear in my comments.’

Mr Rees-Mogg upset families who lost loved-ones in the worst fire in Britain for a generation.

He told host Nick Ferrari: ‘The more one’s read over the weekend about the report and about the chances of people surviving, if you just ignore what you’re told and leave you are so much safer.

It comes just days after he was forced to apologise following his comments about Grenfell Tower victims

It comes just days after he was forced to apologise following his comments about Grenfell Tower victims

It comes just days after he was forced to apologise following his comments about Grenfell Tower victims

Jacob Rees-Mogg sparked fury after suggesting Grenfell Tower (pictured on June 14 2017) residents who followed firefighters' instructions to 'stay put' lacked 'common sense'

Jacob Rees-Mogg sparked fury after suggesting Grenfell Tower (pictured on June 14 2017) residents who followed firefighters' instructions to 'stay put' lacked 'common sense'

The tower block in Kensington, west London, is pictured in the days after the blaze

The tower block in Kensington, west London, is pictured in the days after the blaze

Jacob Rees-Mogg sparked fury after suggesting Grenfell Tower residents (pictured on the night of the fire left and in the days after right) who followed firefighters’ instructions to ‘stay put’ lacked ‘common sense’

‘And I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building. It just seems the common sense thing to do. And it is such a tragedy that that didn’t happen.’

The Leader of the House of Commons took to the streets of his constituency with his family in an attempt to put the row behind him. 

He was joined by wife Helena, as well as his children Peter Theodore Alphege, Thomas Wentworth Somerset Dunstan, Anselm Charles Fitzwilliam, Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius Rees-Mogg and Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher. 

Mary Anne Charlotte Emma was allowed to stay at home because she had ‘homework’, according to her father.  

He has held the North East Somerset since its creation in 2010, increasing his share of the vote each time. 

In 2017, he won by more than 10,000 votes with a vote share of 53.6 per cent. 

He is favourite to win the seat again in the upcoming General Election, though Lib Dem candidate Nick Coates has reportedly raised more than £10,000 in his bid to unseat Mr Rees-Mogg. 

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Girlfriend, 30, is heartbroken after her boyfriend was cheating via his secret Facebook page

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A devastated woman has revealed the moment she discovered her boyfriend of three years was cheating on her after she found his secret Facebook account.

Lilly, from Perth, Western Australia, met Dave through their retail job when they started having a few steamy ‘on-shift trysts’. 

The 30-year-old woman said their serious relationship was going well until she decided to clean up his place while he was out having drinks with his mates.

A devastated woman has revealed the moment she discovered her boyfriend of three years was cheating on her after she found his secret Facebook account (stock image)

A devastated woman has revealed the moment she discovered her boyfriend of three years was cheating on her after she found his secret Facebook account (stock image)

A devastated woman has revealed the moment she discovered her boyfriend of three years was cheating on her after she found his secret Facebook account (stock image)

‘I accidentally bumped the mouse of his computer and the screen lit up. Facebook was open but Dave had a different profile picture,’ she told Take 5 magazine.

At first glance, she thought he looked ‘cute’ in the snap but she quickly realised Dave had his relationship status set as ‘single’ on a whole new profile account.

She quickly discovered messages between her boyfriend and his lover who wrote on the same day: “Can’t wait to see you tonight, babe. I’ve missed you”.

‘I felt my heart break into a million pieces. I looked through his inbox and discovered dozens of flirtatious messages from other women. My face turned red as I realised he’d been having multiple affairs for over a year,’ Lilly said.

Lilly said she discovered messages between her boyfriend and another woman while she was cleaning up his place while he was out having drinks with friends (stock image)

Lilly said she discovered messages between her boyfriend and another woman while she was cleaning up his place while he was out having drinks with friends (stock image)

Lilly said she discovered messages between her boyfriend and another woman while she was cleaning up his place while he was out having drinks with friends (stock image)

She decided to wait for him until he returned home at 2am.

‘He found me in the lounge room, fully dressed and holding my bag. “I know where you’ve been, you b***ard… It’s over”,’ Lilly said.

While she stormed out the door, Dave didn’t say a single word.

Three months on, Lilly said she’s moved on from their breakup but admitted she was still reading his ‘salacious texts’ from multiple women because he never changed his password.

And while Lilly said she wants to tell his new girlfriend about his ongoing affairs, she’s afraid he’ll know she’d been stalking him online for months.

‘What I’m doing is wrong but after the way Dave treated me, I don’t regret a thing,’ she said.

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‘Two protesters are shot’ by police in Hong Kong as officers open fire with live rounds

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A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters on Monday morning, hitting at least one in the torso, during rush hour clashes broadcast live on Facebook.

Shots rang out at a blockaded junction in the district of Sai Wan Ho as a police officer attempted to arrest a masked man during a wild scuffle.

Footage showed the policeman drawing his sidearm as a second man moved towards the officer in an attempt to liberate his comrade.

The protester appeared to take a swipe at the officer’s pistol and just moments later the he opened fire, hitting the masked demonstrator in the torso.

As shrieks pierced the air, other demonstrators rushed at the officer who quickly fired another two rounds.

The masked demonstrator he had originally tried to collar broke free in the struggle but another man went to ground as the shots were fired, although it was not clear from the footage if he too had been wounded. 

Police could later be seen detaining the two men on the ground. The first man had a pool of blood next to him, his body limp as officers moved him around and apparently tried to tie his hands.

The second man was conscious and talking.

A Hong Kong police officer (pictured opening fire) shot at masked protesters on Monday morning - hitting at least one in the torso - during clashes broadcast live on Facebook

A Hong Kong police officer (pictured opening fire) shot at masked protesters on Monday morning - hitting at least one in the torso - during clashes broadcast live on Facebook

A Hong Kong police officer (pictured opening fire) shot at masked protesters on Monday morning – hitting at least one in the torso – during clashes broadcast live on Facebook

Police could later be seen detaining the two men on the ground. The first man (face blurred) had a pool of blood next to him, his body limp as officers moved him around and apparently tried to tie his hands, while the second man was conscious and talking

Police could later be seen detaining the two men on the ground. The first man (face blurred) had a pool of blood next to him, his body limp as officers moved him around and apparently tried to tie his hands, while the second man was conscious and talking

Police could later be seen detaining the two men on the ground. The first man (face blurred) had a pool of blood next to him, his body limp as officers moved him around and apparently tried to tie his hands, while the second man was conscious and talking

Police officers detaining the two protesters in the aftermath, the man who was shot in the torso appeared to be unconscious

Police officers detaining the two protesters in the aftermath, the man who was shot in the torso appeared to be unconscious

Police officers detaining the two protesters in the aftermath, the man who was shot in the torso appeared to be unconscious

A police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to AFP that live rounds were fired at more than one protester in Sai Wan Ho and that a statement would be issued.

Police said in a statement radical protesters had set up barricades at multiple locations across the city and warned the demonstrators to ‘stop their illegal acts immediately’.

They did not comment immediately on the apparent shooting.

Services on some train and subway lines were disrupted early on Monday, with riot police deployed near stations and shopping malls. Many universities cancelled classes on Monday and there were long traffic jams in some areas.

Activists blocked roads and trashed shopping malls across Hong Kong’s New Territories and Kowloon peninsula on Sunday during a 24th straight weekend of anti-government unrest. 

Tensions have soared in recent days following the death on Friday of a 22-year-old student who succumbed to injuries sustained from a fall in the vicinity of a police clearance operation the weekend before. 

Protesters block roads in Wong Tai Sin district, as they call for a general strike, in Hong Kong on Monday morning

Protesters block roads in Wong Tai Sin district, as they call for a general strike, in Hong Kong on Monday morning

Protesters block roads in Wong Tai Sin district, as they call for a general strike, in Hong Kong on Monday morning

Police officers direct residents as pro-democracy protesters block major roads in Hong Kong on Monday morning

Police officers direct residents as pro-democracy protesters block major roads in Hong Kong on Monday morning

Police officers direct residents as pro-democracy protesters block major roads in Hong Kong on Monday morning

A traffic jam is seen as roads are blocked by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong

A traffic jam is seen as roads are blocked by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong

A traffic jam is seen as roads are blocked by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong

Protesters set up barricades to block a road in Wong Tai Sin on Monday

Protesters set up barricades to block a road in Wong Tai Sin on Monday

Protesters set up barricades to block a road in Wong Tai Sin on Monday

The city has seen four days of consecutive protests since the student’s death as well as tens of thousands attending mass vigils.

Using online messaging forums, activists had called for a general strike on Monday morning.

Flashmob protests sprung up in multiple districts during the morning commuter period, with small groups of masked protesters targeting subway stations and building barricades on road junctions.

Even before the shooting in Sai Wan Ho, tear gas had been fired in at least two other locations. 

A view of graffiti at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Monday

A view of graffiti at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Monday

A view of graffiti at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Monday

People react after a tear gas canister fired by police lands amongst them during a standoff with protesters and residents in the Tsuen Wan district of the New Territories in Hong Kong on Sunday night

People react after a tear gas canister fired by police lands amongst them during a standoff with protesters and residents in the Tsuen Wan district of the New Territories in Hong Kong on Sunday night

People react after a tear gas canister fired by police lands amongst them during a standoff with protesters and residents in the Tsuen Wan district of the New Territories in Hong Kong on Sunday night

Monday’s shooting is the third time protesters have been shot with live rounds by police. 

On 1 October a student was struck in the chest as he and a group of activists attacked an officer with sticks and poles. He survived his wound and is being prosecuted.

Days later a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg when a policeman in plainclothes fired his gun after his car was attacked by a crowd. He also survived and was arrested. 

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Woolworths launches massive online sale on popular products

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Supermarket giant Woolworths has launched a massive online sale for one day only – with selected items slashed by up to 50 per cent.

The grocery chain has reduced prices on a slew of popular products, including makeup, skincare, baby formula, coffee, ice creams and chocolates.

Available Australia-wide, the ‘One Day Online Only Offers’ runs until 11.59pm Monday, November 11, or while stocks last.

Supermarket giant Woolworths has launched a massive online sale for one day only - with selected items slashed by up to 50 per cent off (file image)

Supermarket giant Woolworths has launched a massive online sale for one day only - with selected items slashed by up to 50 per cent off (file image)

Supermarket giant Woolworths has launched a massive online sale for one day only – with selected items slashed by up to 50 per cent off (file image)

For a fraction off its original prices, beauty fans can get 50 per cent off every Mcobeauty products, including mascara, eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, and more.

Beauty fans can get false lashes for $7.50, concealer sticks for $7, mascaras for $7.50, eyeshadow palette for $7.50, lipsticks for $3.75, and shimmer for $9.

If you’re looking at updating your skincare regime, there’s a range of L’oreal products for just half price, including facial serum for $16.50, anti-wrinkle cream for $16.50, clay mask for $10, and coffee scrub for $10.

For half price across the Olay range, you can find face sheets for $5.50, anti-wrinkle night cream for $8.75, moisturising lotion for $6.50, and eye cream for $24.50.

Other skincare items on sale include Garnier’s face masks for just $3.60, Dove body lotion for $4.25, 

In the frozen foods section, customers can get Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream 458mL tubs for just $8, or Magnum 440mL tubs for half price at just $4.25 each.

For new parents, there’s a range of Aptamil Gold+ baby formulas 900g for just $18.

If you want to prepare coffee on the go, there’s Nescafe 10-pack sachet for $3.15, instant coffee jars for $9, or an International Roast Instant Coffee 500g for $8.

To stock up on sweets, you can buy two family size Allen’s lollies bags for $8, KitKats for $3, and Nestle chocolate blocks for $3.

All offers are available online only – as customers are required to purchase the items via the website – and pick up via click and collect and delivery are available.

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