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Pete Doherty is arrested for drunken bar fight as he celebrated being released from police cells

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Pete Doherty was arrested today following a drunken fight in Paris – while out celebrating his release from custody, dressed in his pajamas.

The troubled 40-year-old was spotted on Sunday throwing punches at a teenager in the upmarket Saint-Germain-des-Pres district of the French capital.

On Saturday, Doherty had been released from custody after being held for cocaine abuse in a separate incident.

His lawyer, Arash Derambarsh, said that Doherty went home and took sleeping pills but then went out again wearing his pajamas to celebrate his freedom.

Pete Doherty was spotted on Sunday throwing punches with a teenager in the upmarket Saint-Germain-des-Pres district of the French capital, shortly after being released from police cells over a separate cocaine incident

Pete Doherty was spotted on Sunday throwing punches with a teenager in the upmarket Saint-Germain-des-Pres district of the French capital, shortly after being released from police cells over a separate cocaine incident

Pete Doherty was spotted on Sunday throwing punches with a teenager in the upmarket Saint-Germain-des-Pres district of the French capital, shortly after being released from police cells over a separate cocaine incident

He wanted to ‘go and celebrate his liberation in a bar near him,’ said Mr Derambarsh. ‘He drank and people made him drink.’

As the evening wore on, Doherty got into a fight with a 19-year-old man and they ‘quickly came to blows’ early on Sunday morning.

It was the unnamed teenager who filed a complaint to police, saying he was injured in a ‘drunken brawl’.

Now Doherty faces fresh charges for ‘violence by a person in a state of drunkenness.’

‘Before being questioned by police, Doherty was put somewhere where he could sober up,’ said an investigating source.

Before his latest arrest, Doherty had been released following two days in police custody for buying cocaine in the northern Pigalle district of Paris.

Under arrest: Doherty, pictured performing in the French capital during a 2017 concert, was taken into custody in central Paris and then placed under formal criminal investigation

Under arrest: Doherty, pictured performing in the French capital during a 2017 concert, was taken into custody in central Paris and then placed under formal criminal investigation

Under arrest: Doherty, pictured performing in the French capital during a 2017 concert, was taken into custody in central Paris and then placed under formal criminal investigation

Under a fast track procedure, he was provisionally fined the equivalent of £4300 for using a banned drug – a sentence which is yet to be approved by a judge.

In Pigalle, Doherty was arrested during an alleged street drug deal witnessed by police.

The Libertines singer was again said to be drunk and in possession of cocaine when approached by officers at around 3am.

‘The suspect was arrested in the Pigalle district, and was carrying two grams of cocaine,’ said an investigating source.

‘The allegation is that he was involved in an illegal street transaction at the time. He was drunk and did not comply with the police to begin with, but was eventually taken to a police car.’

Doherty was taken into custody in central Paris and then placed under formal criminal investigation, Paris prosecutors confirmed.

There were witnesses to the arrest in Pigalle – an area full of bars and clubs – and many passers-by shot videos of what happened.

Doherty, the ex-boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, has convictions for drug offences, and also for theft and driving without a licence.

In the past, he has pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine.

Since moving to Margate, Kent, in 2017 Doherty has been arrested by the police on a number of occasions.

In January this year he was held for 48 hours and questioned. Charges of drug possession and driving related offenses were later dropped.

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Aldi Australia reveals its 10 most popular products

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Aldi Australia has revealed the top 10 products of all time as voted by its customers – including a $4.99 bottle of rosé and a $1.25 stain remover.

Shoppers were asked to nominate the products they can’t get enough of in the retailer’s first ever People’s Picks Awards.

After weeks of voting for their favourite items, the supermarket chain has announced the winners across 10 categories – including alcohol, snacks, fridge and pantry.

Aldi Australia has revealed the top 10 products of all time as voted by its customers - including a $4.99 bottle of rosé and a $1.25 stain remover

Aldi Australia has revealed the top 10 products of all time as voted by its customers - including a $4.99 bottle of rosé and a $1.25 stain remover

Aldi Australia has revealed the top 10 products of all time as voted by its customers – including a $4.99 bottle of rosé and a $1.25 stain remover

Aldi Australia’s top 10 winners of the People’s Picks Awards 2019

Alcohol: South Pinot Estate Rosé – $4.99

Baby: Mamia Fragrance Free Baby Wipes – $1.89

Bakery: Bakers Life Lower Carb, Higher Protein Bread – $4.99

Beauty and Personal Care: Confidence Toilet Tissue 3ply – $7.99

Cleaning and Laundry: Di-San Ultra Degreaser Pre Wash Lemon Stain Remover – $1.25

Freezer: Urban Eats Feta & Spinach Gozleme – $3.99

Fridge, Dairy and Eggs: Cowbelle Tasty Block Cheese – $7.49

Meat, Small Goods and Deli: Berg Middle Bacon – $8.99

Pantry: Brookdale 100% Pure Canadian Maple Syrup – $5.69

Snacks and Sweets: Storck Knoppers 8pk – $2.99

‘Aldi’s People’s Picks are all winners that represent great value for money, so it’s little wonder they’re a hit with customers and employees,’ Aldi said.

‘No recommendation is perhaps more trusted than one received through a friend or family member. 

‘Aldi’s cult following is no secret and the easiest thing to get from a fan is a recommendation for a product they love.’

South Pinot Estate Rosé ($4.99) came out on top in the alcohol category, edging out the ever popular Veuve Monsigny Brut Champagne, which costs more than four times the retail price.

In the fridge, dairy and eggs category, the Cowbelle Tasty Cheese ($7.49) is a crowd favourite, beating some stiff competition including the Emporium Selection Le Pave Cheese, which sold out instantly last year.

Meat, Small Goods and Deli category: Berg Middle Bacon - $8.99

Meat, Small Goods and Deli category: Berg Middle Bacon - $8.99

Freezer category: Urban Eats Feta & Spinach Gozleme - $3.99

Freezer category: Urban Eats Feta & Spinach Gozleme - $3.99

Berg Middle Bacon (left) $8.99 is a crowd favourite, while Australians enjoyed eating the $3.99 Urban Eats Feta & Spinach Gozleme (right)

For cleaning, shoppers relied on the humble $1.25 Di-San Ultra Degreaser Pre Wash Lemon Stain Remover

For cleaning, shoppers relied on the humble $1.25 Di-San Ultra Degreaser Pre Wash Lemon Stain Remover

For cleaning, shoppers relied on the humble $1.25 Di-San Ultra Degreaser Pre Wash Lemon Stain Remover

After winning plaudits from dietitians the country over, it’s no surprise Bakers Life Lower Carb, Higher Protein Bread ($4.99) took the lead in the bakery category.

Dietitian Lyndi Cohen previously revealed exactly why the ‘game changing’ bread is such a nutritional saviour.

‘If you’re managing your weight or want a filling or lower carb option, then this is an interesting and great product. Normal white bread is often made up mostly of refined flour, however this option is made using seeds and wholegrains providing healthy fats, protein and fibre,’ Ms Cohen previously told Daily Mail Australia.

Urban Eats Feta & Spinach Gozleme ($3.99), Berg Middle Bacon ($8.99),  Brookdale 100% Pure Canadian Maple Syrup ($5.69) and Storck Knoppers 8pk ($2.99) were also the top winners.

For cleaning, shoppers relied on the humble $1.25 Di-San Ultra Degreaser Pre Wash Lemon Stain Remover while Confidence Toilet Tissue 3ply ($7.99) was voted the best in the beauty and personal care category.

And the go-to product for parents is the Mamia Fragrance Free Baby Wipes ($1.89).

In the fridge, dairy and eggs category: Cowbelle Tasty Cheese ($7.49) was crowned the best

In the fridge, dairy and eggs category: Cowbelle Tasty Cheese ($7.49) was crowned the best

In the fridge, dairy and eggs category: Cowbelle Tasty Cheese ($7.49) was crowned the best

‘We are very particular about what we sell, especially with our limited range of products,’ Scott Tyler, quality assurance director at ALDI Australia said. 

‘Every item passes through a rigorous quality control process to ensure that it exceeds the high standards our customers have come to expect.’

Last month, Aldi’s CEO Tom Daunt shared his all-time favourite products after tasting every item that’s passed through before it hits supermarket shelves.

His favourite items included Yoconut Natural Coconut Yogurt ($5.99), Portview Sardines in Oil (65 cents) and Highland Park Beef Scotch Fillet for $28.99 per kilo.

Beauty and Personal Care category: Confidence Toilet Tissue 3ply - $7.99

Beauty and Personal Care category: Confidence Toilet Tissue 3ply - $7.99

Snacks and Sweets category: Storck Knoppers 8pk ($2.99) were also the top winners

Snacks and Sweets category: Storck Knoppers 8pk ($2.99) were also the top winners

Surprisingly, Confidence Toilet Tissue 3ply (left) $7.99 came out on top in the Beauty and Personal Care category, while the $2.99 Storck Knoppers 8pk is the best sweet snack

Baby category: The go-to product for parents is the Mamia Fragrance Free Baby Wipes ($1.89)

Baby category: The go-to product for parents is the Mamia Fragrance Free Baby Wipes ($1.89)

Baby category: The go-to product for parents is the Mamia Fragrance Free Baby Wipes ($1.89)

Another top pick is the $2.69 Moser Roth 70% Dark Cocoa, which is made with fine European chocolate and the Le Pave Cheese ($5.99).

The retailer has been known for being very particular about the products it sells, with every item passing through a rigorous quality control process before it reaches your local store.

As part of the product development process, each product is created and formulated by the company’s buying teams and business partners, reviewed by the Quality Assurance Technicians and then tasted by the sampling teams, which includes Mr Daunt.

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How 260,000 interest-only borrowers will see their average repayments surge by $6,300 in 2020

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Australia’s debt crisis is so bad more than 260,000 borrowers are set to see their mortgage repayment levels surge by $6,300 next year. 

Those who took out an interest-only loan in 2015 are set to be squeezed as they are forced to pay principal and interest in 2020 – as house prices in some parts of Australia continue to fall.

For five years, Australians with an average mortgage of $400,000 were paying $1,500 a month on repayments.

Australia's debt crisis is so bad more than 260,000 borrowers are set to see their mortgage repayment levels surge by $6,300 next year. Those who took out an interest-only loan in 2015 are set to be squeezed as they are forced to pay principal and interest in 2020 - as house prices in some parts of Australia continue to fall (stock image)

Australia's debt crisis is so bad more than 260,000 borrowers are set to see their mortgage repayment levels surge by $6,300 next year. Those who took out an interest-only loan in 2015 are set to be squeezed as they are forced to pay principal and interest in 2020 - as house prices in some parts of Australia continue to fall (stock image)

Australia’s debt crisis is so bad more than 260,000 borrowers are set to see their mortgage repayment levels surge by $6,300 next year. Those who took out an interest-only loan in 2015 are set to be squeezed as they are forced to pay principal and interest in 2020 – as house prices in some parts of Australia continue to fall (stock image)

From next year, that is set to surge by 35 per cent to $2,027, Digital Finance Analytics principal Martin North calculated.

This $527 difference in monthly mortgage repayments would add up to $6,324 a year, based on someone having a 30-year loan.

At their peak four years ago, interest-only loans with five-year terms made up 40 per cent of Australia’s home mortgages, with the product particularly attractive to investors.

Making matters worse, house prices are still falling in certain parts of Australia, despite recent recoveries in Sydney and Melbourne.

This means struggling borrowers owe more than their home is worth – a situation known as negative equity.

Despite interest rates being at a record low, many borrowers are behind on their mortgage repayments by 90 days. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia is particularly worried about Perth, where house prices have dived by 8.6 per cent during the past year, with CoreLogic data showing the five-year downturn is worsening.

Deputy governor Guy Debelle said borrowers who took out interest-only loans five years ago were particularly vulnerable as they were required to now start paying off principal and interest.

The Reserve Bank of Australia is particularly worried about Perth (pictured), where house prices have dived by 8.6 per cent during the past year, with CoreLogic data showing the five-year downturn is worsening

The Reserve Bank of Australia is particularly worried about Perth (pictured), where house prices have dived by 8.6 per cent during the past year, with CoreLogic data showing the five-year downturn is worsening

The Reserve Bank of Australia is particularly worried about Perth (pictured), where house prices have dived by 8.6 per cent during the past year, with CoreLogic data showing the five-year downturn is worsening

‘In Western Australia, around half of loans that were originated on interest-only terms and are in arrears also have negative equity,’ he said on Friday in a speech about mortgage arrears. 

Mr North said the situation of negative equity wasn’t confined to Western Australia, with parts of Sydney still affected by the recent downturn.

‘My estimation of the amount of negative equity in the system is double, at least, what the Reserve Bank is saying,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Monday. 

While Sydney house prices have been recovering every month since mid-2019, the Central Coast an hour’s drive north is struggling, with house prices diving by eight per cent during the past year to be one of the worst markets in Australia.

Digital Finance Analytics principal Martin North (pictured) said Australia's debt crisis was likely to worsen as the growth in borrowing outstripping wage increases

Digital Finance Analytics principal Martin North (pictured) said Australia's debt crisis was likely to worsen as the growth in borrowing outstripping wage increases

Digital Finance Analytics principal Martin North (pictured) said Australia’s debt crisis was likely to worsen as the growth in borrowing outstripping wage increases

Mr North said prices in western Sydney were 15 to 20 per cent below the peak of 2017, even if values have recovered in the richer areas on the North Shore and the eastern suburbs.

‘Not all postcodes are going up, there are many postcodes in Western Australia that are down but also in New South Wales and Victoria too,’ he said.

‘Therefore, the negative equity story is considerably worse than I think the Reserve Bank is actually saying.’ 

Australia’s household-debt-to-income ratio already stands at a record 190 per cent, which is second only to Switzerland. 

Average debt levels are growing by 3.1 per cent a year, far outstripping the lacklustre 2.2 per cent increase in wages in the year to September.

‘It’s quite likely we will continue to see household debt rising,’ Mr North said. 

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Gordon Wood appeals failed bid for damages

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Gordon Wood, who lost his bid for millions of dollars in damages, is challenging a finding that a NSW senior crown prosecutor did not act maliciously in prosecuting his high-profile 2008 murder trial.

The former chauffeur to stockbroker Rene Rivkin lost his malicious prosecution lawsuit against the state of NSW in August 2018, although Justice Elizabeth Fullerton found he was prosecuted “without reasonable and probable cause”.

The Supreme Court judge found the prosecutor in Mr Wood’s trial, Mark Tedeschi QC, had failed to comply with his obligations. But she couldn’t find he acted maliciously.

In the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal on Monday, Mr Wood’s lawyer, Tom Molomby SC, sought to overturn the finding and have the case remitted back to Justice Fullerton for an assessment of damages.

He contended she erred in failing to find Mr Tedeschi acted with malice in initiating or maintaining the prosecution of his client for the murder of his girlfriend Caroline Byrne.

Her ruling meant Mr Wood wouldn’t receive any compensation and he was ordered to pay the state’s costs.

Mr Wood served more than three years of his 13-year sentence after being convicted of killing his 24-year-old girlfriend at The Gap – a notorious suicide spot in Sydney’s eastern suburbs – one night in 1995.

His conviction was overturned in 2012, with the NSW Court of Appeal finding suicide couldn’t be ruled out as a cause of the model’s death.

The three appeal judges strongly criticised Mr Tedeschi and Associate Professor Rod Cross. The later was a physicist who told the jury Ms Byrne must have been thrown off the cliff.

Mr Molomby argued Justice Fullerton ought to have found Mr Tedeschi had actual knowledge he did not have reasonable cause to initiate or maintain the prosecution.

She also ought to have found he had actual knowledge that “his conduct of the prosecution was not consistent with his legal and ethical obligations as a crown prosecutor”.

The appeal hearing continues.

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