Chris White

Freelance journalist, photographer and charity consultant

Tory donor's firm paid £11m to deliver PPE now gets £4.5m to destroy it

A Tory donor’s firm that was paid £11million to deliver PPE is now getting £4.5million to incinerate it.

Clipper Logistics was founded by Ferrari-driving Steve Parkin who has a jet and a helicopter. He gave £730,000 to the Conservatives and remains a shareholder after selling Clipper. Gowns, goggles and surgical gloves will be incinerated.

Two years ago Clipper – one of the UK’s leading storage and delivery groups – received £11million of taxpayer cash to deliver PPE.

Beyonce and Jay-Z top list of most expensive mortgages of the rich and powerful

It's often said the more you earn, the more you spend, and that certainly seems to be the case with the world's most rich and famous. And while celebrities have fortunes and massive luxury homes most people can only dream about, with them come mortgages that most homeowners couldn't even fathom.

Daily Mail did some digging into public records and can reveal which A-list singers and film stars took out mortgages for their pricey palatial homes.

'Billionaire' celebs and politicians took millions in PPP loans, which were written off

The companies of mega-rich celebrities, including billionaires Kanye West and Jay-Z, received millions in government PPP loans – and in virtually every case the A-listers have been let off the hook for paying back the full amount.

For the first time, we can reveal the exact amounts that these wealthy companies got through the Payment Protection Program, which was set up for desperate businesses hit by the Covid pandemic.

In all but two of the cases we examined, the company was 'forgiven'.

Adele takes out huge $38million mortgage on new LA mansion sold by Sly Stallone

Adele has taken out a massive $37.7million mortgage on the luxury Los Angeles mansion she bought from Sylvester Stallone for $58million in February.

The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom home in the exclusive Beverly Park area is saddled with a massive home loan for the next 30 years, according to the deed of trust.

It is estimated Adele is paying $227,000 per month - including property taxes and an assumed five percent interest rate - which is a big sum even for the singer.

Jeffrey Epstein's boast about his $1 townhouse his closeness with billionaire Victoria's Secret boss who sold him Manhattan's biggest townhouse for just $1

Victoria's Secret magnate Leslie Wexner gave Manhattan's largest townhouse to Jeffrey Epstein for just $1, he bragged to one of the pedophile's victims, telling her with a wink: 'He would do anything for me.'

In an exclusive interview Maria Farmer said Epstein told her about the steal of the century when she was at the seven-story mansion on East 71st Street.

George Michael home basement a no-go-go for conservationists

The new owners of George Michael’s £19 million north London home have been urged to drop plans, including for an “iceberg” basement, that would “ruin the legacy” kept by other stars who have lived there such as Sting and Annie Lennox.

The property in Highgate is at the centre of a planning battle, with the new owners eager to make extensive renovations. Local groups are objecting with concerns that the plans will “alter the frontages of one of the finest rows of houses” in the area. In a letter

Aerial photos show Mark Zuckerberg's $37M 'five-house estate' for the first time

Mark Zuckerberg's $37million 'five-house compound' in Silicon Valley is pictured for the first time after years of complaints from neighbors over his plans to build a massive family estate.

The 37-year-old founder and CEO of Facebook has transformed his original $7million Palo Alto home that he purchased in 2011 into a massive estate after buying the four surrounding properties for hugely inflated prices totaling $30million.

Epstein's Zorro Ranch had computer rooms the 'size of houses' to spy on guests

JEFFREY Epstein’s notorious Zorro Ranch had three computer rooms "the size of houses" to spy on famous guests including Prince Andrew, one of the pedophile's victims has claimed.

Former employee Maria Farmer alleges footage would include the Duke of York's alleged seven-day stay at Epstein's 33,339 square foot desert estate in New Mexico in 2000.

Epstein reportedly had the warped idea of using the ranch for inseminating women with his sperm with the aim of creating a 'master race'.

Aerial photos show Michael Jackson's Neverland restored

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch has been restored back into a 'children's paradise' after it sat rotting following the pop star's death.

Billionaire Ron Burkle purchased Michael Jackson's Neverland for $22 million in December last year - and exclusive aerial photos show the work he put in to make it a fairytale land once more.

The wealthy businessman has reinstalled carnival rides and repaired the train track, which wraps around the 2,700 acre estate.

Chris Martin makes £7million profit on Primrose Hill house

Coldplay singer Chris Martin has sold the mansion he once shared with Gwyneth Paltrow for a staggering £7 million profit, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The vast 33-room home in the Primrose Hill area of North London is made up of two properties knocked into one.

The couple bought the first for £2.5 million from Kate Winslet and her then husband Sam Mendes in May 2004. They then snapped up the neighbouring home for £3 million in 2009, before doing extensive building works.

Prince Charles' ex-aide denies introducing Jeffrey Epstein victim to paedophile

A former aide to Prince Charles has denied claims by a victim of Jeffrey Epstein that she introduced her to the billionaire paedophile.

Former Prince’s Foundation vice-chair Eileen Guggenheim, now dean of the New York Academy of Arts, is claimed by a former student to have introduced her to Epstein, who later abused her.

Maria Farmer, 50, alleges she flew to his New Mexico ranch in 1995 for a study trip where she was encouraged to flirt with him as he was a big NYAA donor.

She claims she and her younger sister, Annie, were later abused by him and his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell.

Scottish island idyll scarred by dead and dying sheep abandoned in fields

It is home to about 60 people, used to leading the quietest of lives in a beauty spot renowned mainly among birdwatchers who want to catch a glimpse of a red-necked phalarope. But the remote Scottish island of Fetlar, known as “the garden of Shetland”, is no longer the paradise that it seemed.

An investigation has begun into animal cruelty involving the deaths of hundreds of sheep on a farm owned by the former directors of Erinaceous, a London property services company that collapsed owing more than £200m to creditors.

John Travolta 'make-or-break' from Scientology after death of Kelly Preston

John Travolta faces a 'make-or-break' moment over his 45-year devotion to Scientology after the death of his wife Kelly Preston, as he defied the Church’s opposition to cancer treatments.

Travolta somberly announced his wife of nearly 30 years had passed away on Sunday, July 12 from breast cancer at the age of 57, writing Kelly had 'fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many'.

Inside look at Scientology's British countryside HQ where Tom Cruise is spending lockdown

It's one of the most mysterious religions in the world, shrouded in secrecy, but new images give a sneak peek into the luxurious life enjoyed by those living at the UK headquarters of Scientology in East Grinstead, where A-list star Tom Cruise is believed to be staying during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

The West Sussex HQ had a cash injection of $16 million in 2016, with the renovation updating it into a crash pad worthy of a world-famous star.

Will Epstein's 'secret ex' lift lid on Prince Andrew sex abuse claims?

A secret ‘girlfriend’ of Jeffrey Epstein identified in bombshell court papers is a Manchester-born publisher turned ‘spiritual entrepreneur’ who took scores of flights on the paedophile’s ‘Lolita Express’ private jet.

In a previously sealed email, alleged Epstein ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell named a woman called ‘Shelley’ as the millionaire’s girlfriend between 1999 and 2002, during which time sex-trafficked teenager Virginia Roberts alleges she was coerced into having sex with Prince Andrew.

Artist, hired by Jeffrey Epstein to paint naked portraits of his underage victims, reveals how Trump ogled her and had to be ushered to another room

An artist who says she was hired by Jeffrey Epstein to paint nude portraits of his underage victims, has exclusively told how Donald Trump ogled her while he visited the pedophile at his New York City office.

Maria Farmer, the first woman to publicly accuse Epstein of sex abuse, claims Trump had to be ushered into another room with Epstein telling him: 'No, no, no, she's not here for you.'

The 50-year-old said she was hired by Epstein soon after she graduated from The New York Academy of Arts

Brittany Murphy's half-brother gives first interview since her death

Tony Bertolotti runs through the conspiracy theories, still to this day, unsure what to believe. But there's one fact he's convinced of - his sister was murdered.

On December 20, 2009, Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy collapsed in her bathroom at her Beverly Hills mansion and later died in hospital at the age of 32.

Five months later, her British husband Simon Monjack, a virtually unknown screenwriter, died in similar circumstances in the same house.
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