Britney Spears hearing: What is a conservatorship and how does it work?

Britney Spears has successfully ousted her father from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years
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Facebook reveals new name in major rebrand of social media company
The name change was revealed at the company's Facebook Connect event.
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Facebook changes name to ‘Meta’ as it focuses on metaverse and tries to move on from controversies
Facebook is changing its name, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced.
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Rivers burst their banks as torrential rain and floods batter the North
'The power of the river shouldn't be underestimated. Everything was ok until it suddenly wasn't.'
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Democrats have shown us exactly what they think of women and it’s beyond disappointing
Ditching paid parental leave out of the Build Back Better bill is just the latest example of the Biden administration shaking its fist weakly and saying ‘What are ya gonna do?’
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TikTok video of couple celebrating drama-free relationship emerges after he was arrested for her murder
Cousin says social media stardom ‘created a fake reality for him to escape his insecurities, to escape his depression’
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Motorist, 38, who threw ink over Insulate Britain protestors is music promoter from Essex
Andrew Dutton, 38, of Harlow, Essex, was filmed calmly walking along the line of the protestors sat in the middle of the road and spraying them with ink as they blocked traffic yesterday.
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Emily Maitlis’ stalker tells jury he breached restraining order ‘to prove innocence’
The Newsnight presenter's stalker is currently standing trial accused of writing six letters to her.
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Mother jailed in UK over baby’s injuries blames former partner at appeal
Appeal court hearing for woman sentenced four years ago could change legal understanding of coercive controlA mother imprisoned for causing serious harm to her baby has told the court of appeal she lied at her trial because of the control her former boyfriend had over her.The woman, known as Jenny, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the appeal court it was her partner at the time who caused their son’s skull fractures and bleeding on the brain in June 2017. Continue reading...
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Yes it’s expensive, but failing to meet climate challenge will cost a lot more | Larry Elliott
Cop26 breakthrough will require rich nations to finally make good on promise to help poorer onesNext month’s Cop26 talks could end in abject failure. Anybody who has monitored the tortuous attempts of the World Trade Organization to piece together a global free trade agreement knows how hard multilateral negotiations can be.A breakthrough in Glasgow is possible but requires two things to happen: the world’s leading emitters of greenhouse gases need to accelerate their net zero carbon plans; and they have to recognise it is their own self-interest to help the less fortunate countries already struggling with the effects of global heating. Continue reading...
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Lifeguards CARRY 95-year-old woman to beach chair when her wheelchair couldn't move through the sand
Dottie Schneider, 95, had been looking forward to her trip from Chandler, Indiana to Orange Beach, Alabama for months. Lifeguards made it a trip to remember.
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UK Covid death toll rises by 165 as cases continue to fall from latest peak
The UK has recorded 165 new Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours - taking the official death toll to 140,206.
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Angela Rayner says family has faced terrifying and explicit abuse
Labour’s deputy leader issues statement after man pleads guilty to malicious communicationsAngela Rayner has spoken of facing “terrifying and explicit” abuse against her family, as a man was sentenced for threatening her because he claimed she was “partially responsible” for the murder of the Conservative MP Sir David Amess after she called Tories “scum”.Rayner, the deputy Labour leader, issued a statement about the abuse she had received, saying the threats “had a devastating impact on me, my children and others close to me”. Continue reading...
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Armando Broja absent for Southampton’s trip to Watford due to ankle issue
Broja sustained an ankle injury in the Saints’ 2-2 draw with Burnley.
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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley ‘robbed at gunpoint by three men’ during home invasion
Fellow Bravo stars have rallied around her.
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Joyful queen presents poetry award over Zoom from Windsor Castle
The smiling queen gave a poetry award over Zoom from the comforts of Windsor Castle.
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Gambler posed as a banker to steal £450,000 from his own dad
'Peter left me with nothing…and I was forced out of retirement and back to work.'
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UK government summons French ambassador as row over fishing boats escalates
French rhetoric ‘makes this situation no easier to resolve’, says UK government
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UK summons French ambassador as ‘unjustified’ and ‘confrontational’ fishing row escalates
France and the UK are at loggerheads over the issuing of licences to fish in UK waters after Brexit.
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Homeowners face biggest hike in mortgage costs since 2008
Data from government’s independent forecasting unit suggests interest payments could increase by 13% in 2023 Homeowners face the biggest rise in mortgage costs since the financial crisis, with the amount of interest they pay set to jump by 13% in 2023, data from the government’s independent forecasting unit suggests.Politicians and analysts seized on a table “buried” in a report published by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) alongside the budget, which stated that mortgage interest payments were set for their biggest rise since at least 2008. Continue reading...
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Love Island's Hugo Hammond signs up for Tinder after failing to find love in the villa
Hugo Hammond is trying his luck on dating apps Tinder and Hinge after failing to find The One in the Love Island villa. Hugo infamously described his time in the villa as 'tragic'
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Teen praised for 'exposing' parents who favoured his little brother over him
An 18-year-old man is being praised online after he 'exposed' his parents for favouring his younger brother over him - prompting his family to form an intervention
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Queen 'sad' she can't ride horse until spring as doctors order rest over condition
The Queen is resting on doctors' orders after having tests for an unexplained condition - a royal source says she is 'taking every precaution to get back to full fitness'
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Decorating a cake with glitter? Check that it's edible
They can make cakes sparkle, but decorative glitters can contain toxic metals and aren’t always safe to eat
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Jupiter’s swirling ‘Great Red Spot’ is far deeper than we realised, Nasa’s Juno probe shows
Jupiter’s swirling, mysterious “Great Red Spot” extends much deeper into the planet than we had previously known, Nasa has said.
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Graham Potter's admission on Liverpool as he prepares for "out-of-this-world class" Mohamed Salah
Brighton & Hove Albion won at Anfield last season, but manager Potter is aware of the threat posed by the only unbeaten side left in the Premier League ahead of this weekend's meeting
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Texas firefighter arrested for leaving poisoned food that killed cats and dog
Lieutenant Shawn Hanke faces up to ten years behind bars if convicted
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Topless Extinction Rebellion activist, 31, strips off at Downing Street to 'save the planet' 
Laura Amherst, 31, travelled to the gates of No 10 wearing nothing but knee-high rainbow socks and a pair of trainers to demand the 'naked truth' on climate change from Downing Street.
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Rishi Sunak faces Tory backlash over ‘big state, high tax’ budget
Chancellor receives lukewarm reception from Conservative grandees over scale of spending Rishi Sunak is facing a budget backlash from traditional Tories, with five former cabinet ministers warning the scale of spending and taxes would stifle growth.The chancellor received a lukewarm reception from a string of Tory grandees after his budget on Wednesday. They put him on notice that they would not put up with a “big state, high tax” situation for long. Continue reading...
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Cold weather forecast: Chart shows Britain hit by -3C Polar plunge as BIG FREEZE strikes
THE UK is set to see the mercury plummet after this week's downpour, with November seeing parts of the country hover around freezing temperatures.
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Meet the direct ancestor of modern humans: Homo bodoensis
The species lived in Africa, Europe and western Asia about half a million years ago.
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Experts name new species of human ancestor who lived 500,000 years ago
The Homo bodoensis species lived in Africa and south-eastern Europe and is named after a skull found in Ethiopia.
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Boxing headlines as Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury undercard takes shape & Anthony Joshua next fight
Some major fights are brewing in the next 12 months and Tyson Fury may be set for a unification bout
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to pull a Pep Guardiola trick to save his Manchester United job
United's manager is clinging onto his job after the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool but there are two ways in which he can save his job
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'I lost my son and my husband to suicide, now I’m fighting to save other veterans'
As the Samaritans launch a new app to help armed forces heroes, a bereaved mother, an RAF veteran discharged after 23 years with PTSD and a sailor who ' had no desire to wake up in the morning' share their stories
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French ambassador summoned to the Foreign Office over fishing row
The UK government summoned the French ambassador to the Foreign Office and accused France of breaking international law after police boats stopped two British trawlers in a row over fishing rights
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Security guard floors teen boys and 'chokes' them after being ‘slapped’ in arcade row
A security guard at Golden Palms Amusement Arcade in Cary Parade, Torquay, was filmed having a clash with two 14-year-old boys in which he floored them after getting slapped
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Suspect in Houston House of Horrors make first court appearance
Brian Coulter, 31, made his initial court appearance in Houston on Thursday to face a charge a felony murder for the killing of his girlfriend's 8-year-old son, Kendrick Lee, in November 2020.
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Cameron Norrie fails to convert chances against Auger-Aliassime
Briton lost 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 in Erste Bank OpenCanadian saved three match points in tiebreakCameron Norrie’s hopes of qualifying for the ATP Finals in Turin suffered a blow as he was defeated 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 by Félix Auger-Aliassime, the sixth seed, in the second round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna after holding three consecutive match points.After winning the first set Norrie led 5-1 in the second-set tiebreak and generated triple match point at 6-3. Despite his failure to convert two match points on his own serve, the missed opportunity was primarily the product of a sublime fightback from Auger-Aliassime who rose to the moment and played faultlessly under immense pressure. Continue reading...
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Neo-Nazi group member sentenced to 9 years in prison
A neo-Nazi group member has been sentenced to nine years in prison in a case that highlighted a broader federal crackdown on far-right extremists
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Queen laughs and cracks jokes in second appearance since hospital stay
The 95-year-old is cracking on with the job while resting up at home on doctor's orders.
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Walmart staff left behind as Starbucks ups hourly wage to $15
The supermarket has recently raised basic pay to $13, but is behind other big employers
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Waterloo and City line to fully reopen during the week
Great news for City commuters!
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UK orders French ambassador to London for talks - accuses Macron of breaking law
THE UK has summoned France's ambassador and accused the country of breaking international law, after Paris seized a British fishing boat.
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UK summons French ambassador over ‘unjustified’ and ‘confrontational’ fish row
France and the UK are at loggerheads over the issuing of licences to fish in UK waters after Brexit.
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Anthony Joshua's team "don't know s*** about boxing" fumes Dillian Whyte
Joshua and Whyte have had one of the great British heavyweight rivalries, but the top contender feels that Joshua shouldn't get rid of his coach Rob McCracken and bring in an American trainer
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Chelsea get quadruple injury boost for Newcastle trip with Pulisic, Kante, Azpilicueta and Christensen back
Chelsea have received a quadruple injury boost as they prepare to return to Premier League action against Newcastle this weekend.
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His DNA shows he’s Sitting Bull’s great-grandson. Now he’s on a mission to save his legacy
Exclusive: Ernie LaPointe says it’s time to be truthful about who his great-grandfather really was. Bevan Hurley writes
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David Warner finds form to fire Australia to comfortable victory over Sri Lanka
Warner struck 65 from 42 deliveries as Australia won with three overs to spare.
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