'Extreme Makeover: Downing Street Edition' - NationalWorld digital front page

The digital front page of NationalWorld for 27 AprilThe digital front page of NationalWorld for 27 April
The digital front page of NationalWorld for 27 April

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The question over who paid for extensive renovations of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symond's Downing Street flat leads our front page tomorrow.

In Tuesday’s (27 April) NationalWorld front page, we lead on how the Prime Minister funded the expensive renovations to the Downing Street flat where he lives with fiance Carrie Symonds.

It is alleged that the refurbishments have been paid for through undeclared political donations, although ministers have stressed that the PM covered the costs himself.

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Mr Johnson is the latest Prime Minister to choose the flat above Number 11 Downing Street, which is larger than the one above Number 10, as his residence.

Tuesday's (27 April) digital front page (NationalWorld)Tuesday's (27 April) digital front page (NationalWorld)
Tuesday's (27 April) digital front page (NationalWorld)

Former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron both carried out renovations on the property while they were in office, using the £30,000 grant afforded to Prime Ministers for this purpose.

However, reports suggest that the works commissioned by Johnson and his fiance have been significantly more expensive, with estimates of up to £200,000.

Fundraising campaign

We also feature a heartwarming story of a family who have launched a fundraising campaign for a three-year-old boy with a rare genetic condition to create a safe place in his home where he can play.

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William Toole was born with Sotos Syndrome, which is caused by a gene mutation, and also suffers from hydrocephalus (accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain), severe kidney reflux and hypotonia (decreased muscle tone).

He has had a tough few years having undergone numerous surgeries, including re-implantation surgery for his kidney reflux, and is currently awaiting a date for cerebral fenestration surgery.

William’s family home currently consists of a lounge/dining area and a separate kitchen, but they want to build an extra room which he can use without causing himself any harm.

The family is hoping to raise £20,000 to cover the cost of building a conservatory with direct access to the garden, allowing William to play in his favourite place.

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Oscar winners

We also have a full list of all the winners from this year’s Oscars, including all the British talent who were crowned at the awards.

The film prizes were mainly handed out at Union Station in Los Angeles, where producers had said they wanted the broadcast to resemble a film.

Attendees were not required to wear masks on camera but were asked to cover their faces when not on screen, and attendance was limited to 170 people, with audience members rotated in and out during the ceremony.

International nominees who did not travel to the US accepted their prizes from remote hubs, with many of the British nominees gathering at the BFI in London’s Southbank.

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