A serial burglar was able to help himself to almost £1m-worth of jewellery at Simon Cowell’s Holland Park home in west London as the safe was left unlocked to allow his American partner Lauren Silverman retrieve her gems quietly before she left for the US. Darren February, 33, of no fixed address, had denied the break-in while the X Factor and music impresario and his family slept. He scooped a handful of jewellery including a ring valued at £500,000, earrings, watches and a diamond bracelet alongside two passports (perhaps as mementoes) from an unlocked safe while a security guard was in the loo in December 2015, Isleworth Crown Court heard. February who coincidentally got his comeuppance on 27 February had previously been convicted of 37 burglaries, the prosecution said. He was first convicted aged 12 and has committed a further 58 offences spanning two decades pushing him firmly into the ‘serial category’. The jury were very speedy with him finding him guilty in under one hour after a four-day trial. Sloppy Getaway The court heard February’s …
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David Beckham decided to join us for breakfast this morning ☕️⚽️ #pastthepond #davidbeckham A post shared by Ashley Lomelin (@ashleeyy__nicole) on Apr 25, 2015 at 7:57am PDT Local delicacy: David Beckham blends in at the Montparnasse cafe in Kensington David Beckham has indeed settled effortlessly into life in west London as the instagram snap shared above shows on a recent visit to his local cafe in Kensington. The man who gave us the sarong and cornrow has a lot to celebrate as he hits forty. Friend and sportswriter Matthew Syed paid a glowing tribute to one of Britain’s sporting and cultural icons in The Times. In fact he can count him as a friend, having penned his biography. He paints an endearing picture of a likeable personality and caring father. His red line? Not even a commercial opportunity will stand between brand Beckham and the school run. “I can’t complain because there are so many aspects of being famous that are a privilege.” He regards the constant adulation as a small price to pay for …