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Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. At age 14, Swift became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house and, at 15, she signed her first record deal.

Her 2006 eponymous debut album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the US. Its third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008.

Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", it became the US' best-selling album of 2009 and was certified diamond in the US. The album won four Grammy Awards, and Swift became the youngest Album of the Year winner.

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Mum allegedly stole daughters' £50,000 inheritance in 'blatant' fraud

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A mum has gone on trial accused of stealing her daughters' £50,000 inheritance in a "blatant and brazen" fraud. Katherine Hill, 53, and her dad Gerald Hill, 93, are alleged to have abused their positions as trustees to take every penny the girls had been left by their late grandmother who died in 2013.

Swansea Crown Court heard £50,000 was placed into a standard bank account which was opened in the defendants' names but within a little over a year the account had been emptied, reports Wales Online.Save for a few thousand pounds all the money was withdrawn in the form of cash, and where it is now or how it was spent remains unknown.

Katherine and Gerald deny fraud by abuse of position and are on trial.The prosecutor, James Hartson, said when Margaret Hill - Katherine Hill's mother and Gerald Hill's wife - died in 2013 she left a will stating that some £50,000 should be put aside from her estate and held in trust for her young granddaughters until they reached the age of 25.

Katherine Hill, a solicitor, and a family friend had initially been named as trustees of the inheritance but the solicitor was replaced at a later date by Gerald Hill by mutual agreement.The prosecutor said probate on Mrs Hill's estate was completed in 2016 and £50,000 plus interest was paid to Katherine Hill who, against advice to move the cash into a suitable investment, simply opened a Barclays Everyday Saver account at her local branch in Pontardawe and deposited the money there.The court heard the account allowed instant access and was in the names of the defendants, and that both had a bank card.Mr Hartson said within a little over a year of the account opening, every penny had been withdrawn through big cash withdrawals - one for £15,000 and

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