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In the news: Madonna

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So, Madonna wants to move back to London despite the fact that she said she never wanted to live here again. Hmmmmmmm, I’m not sure how I feel about that! Read through this article and see if you can fit the missing words into the correct gaps. Do you think people should be entitled to visas just because they are celebrities?
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Madonna is hoping to make London her home once again – if she can gain a residence _(1)_.

The 52-year-old singer has had an on-off love affair with the capital and left for New York in 2008 after her divorce from Guy Ritchie, saying she never wanted to live here again.

But she now appears _(2)_ once more. A source says: ‘Madonna has loved being back in the States since the divorce, but England is where she feels her heart is now.

‘She is deliberately focusing on work that will keep her in Britain.’

‘She has had meetings with her ­London legal team, Mishcon de Reya, to arrange a visa that will _(3)_ her to move back for good. Now that she is no longer a British _(4)_ by virtue of being married to Guy, she is having to apply like everyone eelse.’

Madonna’s children – Lourdes, 13, Rocco, ten, and adopted David Banda, five, and Mercy James, four – were all born outside the UK although Rocco, as Guy’s son, is entitled to a British passport.

‘The other children will ­automatically gain visas as ­Madonna’s _(5)_ as long as she can get past the ­paperwork,’ the source added.

Public school-educated Guy, 42, is said to be thrilled at the prospect of Madge moving back as he wants Rocco to go to a traditional English school. Lourdes and Rocco currently go to the Lycee Francais school in New York, which has a sister school in Kensington, West London.

‘Guy misses the kids _(6)_ and can’t wait to spend more time with them,’ says my source.

‘The past couple of years have been the breath of fresh air Madonna needed after her divorce, but she is now ready to embrace the British lifestyle again.’

Horse-mad Madge _(7)_ the couple’s country estate, ­Ashcombe House in Wiltshire, to Guy as part of the divorce settlement.

But she still owns a ten-bedroom house in Marylebone, West London.
Article from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1319271/Madonna-s-making-London-comeback-shes-granted-visa.html

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