Chloe Zhao won the Best Director prize at the 2021 BAFTAs on Sunday night.
Chloe Zhao won the Best Director prize at the 2021 BAFTAs on Sunday night.
Nathalie MacDermott was a regular on BBC News, Sky New and ITV. Then COVID broke out at her hospital.
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Just over four years ago Prince Harry sat on a sofa in Kensington Palace and told me about the absolute chaos he had experienced emotionally after the death of his mother. Back then, there was a real sense of positivity in the air – not just for Harry, who had finally arrived in a good place and was in a new relationship with the woman he would go on to marry, but for the country as a whole, which was, at long last, having a national conversation about mental health. Optimism abounded. As Prince Harry would later tell me, he thought he was out of the woods. But as he now knows – as we all now know – you can never predict what is just around the corner. Mental health, like so many other elements of life, has no absolutes. The work Harry has done on himself since – and the work he has done in understanding mental health more generally – is reflected in The Me You Can’t See, the documentary series he has been quietly working on with Oprah Winfrey and Apple TV+ for the past two years. The five-parter, which will premiere on the streaming service later this month, will put to bed any suggestions that the Duke of Sussex regrets the interview with Oprah that was aired in March. The entire series is based on a conversation between the two about mental health, the pair shepherding the way for experts and sufferers – including a few well known faces – to talk about some of the most misunderstood illnesses and conditions: schizophrenia, OCD, PTSD and the effects of unresolved trauma. If one of the criticisms of the mental health movement has been an unwillingness to talk about these more complex conditions such as psychosis, then this series will be a ray of light for those who often feel ignored by the mainstream conversations that tend to focus on anxiety and depression (debilitating conditions, of course, but not the only debilitating conditions). Both the Duke and Oprah know that star power can draw people to these subjects, and so there will be conversations with the likes of Lady Gaga, who has suffered PTSD, and Glenn Close, whose sister has bipolar disorder and whose nephew has schizoaffective disorder. But Prince Harry has been adamant that this is not simply a space for celebrity confessionals. They have also spent time speaking to people around the globe about their experiences, all of whom the Duke is fiercely protective of, knowing, as he does, how hard it can be to talk openly and in public about mental health issues.
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A Minke whale that became stranded in the river Thames has had to be put down. A statement from British Divers Marine Life Rescue had earlier said the animal had become “very distressed” after getting trapped against the riverbank near Teddington, in south west London. “Once the whale is beached a veterinary team will be on stand by to euthanize the animal to end its suffering,” the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) said earlier in a statement.
The chart-topping singer and her footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are expecting their first child.
It has finally happened. After months of dire predictions, modellers have concluded that Britain is not facing a deadly third wave, and that deaths are likely to be five times fewer than previously suggested. On Monday, as Boris Johnson announced that Step 3 of easing lockdown will go ahead, the Government released new models which paint an uncharacteristically hopeful picture of the coming months. Gone are the mountains of infections, admissions and deaths that were predicted in February, replaced with the gentle hills of a slight upswing once full restrictions are lifted. Here is how the models have shifted: Deaths When the Government set out its roadmap proposals on Feb 22, it was based on modelling from Imperial College and Warwick University, and pulled together in a summary by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M). The Government had hoped for a major easing of lockdown by Easter, but was forced to slam on the brakes after SPI-M warned lifting restrictions could lead to an extra 30,000 deaths. Imperial went further, suggesting 55,000 lives would be lost up to June 2022, even under the most cautious scenarios, and warned a third wave could be comparable to January, calling for masks and social distancing to remain in place even after lifting. Roll forward three months and the models have been proven to be way too pessimistic.
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The government of French President Emmanuel Macron reacted with fury on Monday after a group of serving French soldiers published an open letter warning that "civil war" was brewing over his "concessions" to Islamism, weeks after a similar message from elements in the military rocked the elite. The letter, posted on the website of the right-wing Valeurs Actuelles magazine late Sunday, echoes the one published by the same publication last month but appears to have been written by an unknown number of younger troops still in active service.Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, a close ally of Macron, accused the anonymous signatories of the second letter of lacking "courage" while Defence Minister Florence Parly dismissed it as part of a "crude political scheme".Prime Minister Jean Castex meanwhile told Le Parisien newspaper that the letter was a "political manoeuvre" by the "extreme right".But it was welcomed by far-right leader Marine Le Pen, seen as Macron's main rival for next year's presidential election.She had also been blamed by some in the government over the previous letter, which was signed by a handful of officers and around 20 semi-retired generals.'Generation of fire'"We are not talking about extending your mandates or conquering others. We are talking about the survival of our country, the survival of your country," said the latest letter, which was addressed to Macron and his cabinet.The authors described themselves as soldiers from the younger generation of the military, a so-called "generation of fire" that had seen active service."They have offered up their lives to destroy the Islamism that you have made concessions to on our soil," they wrote.They claimed also to have served in the Sentinelle security operation within France, launched after a wave of jihadist attacks in 2015.They charged that for some religious communities "France means nothing but an object of sarcasm, contempt or even hatred"."If a civil war breaks out, the military will maintain order on its own soil... civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well," the letter said.In contrast to the previous missive, the latest letter can be signed by the public, with Valeurs Actuelles saying more than 160,000 had done so by Monday afternoon.'Is this courage?'A high-ranking officer in military headquarters told AFP the armed forces would not let the letter go without a response."A firm reminder will be made by the command on the respect of duty," said the officer, who asked not to be named, adding that remaining apolitical was essential to maintain the military's credibility."One can have personal convictions but the armed forces are apolitical and have absolute loyalty to the elected president. If you feel bad, you can leave the army with a clean conscience," the officer said."I believe that when you are in the military you don't do this kind of thing in hiding," Darmanin told BFM television. "These people are anonymous. Is this courage? To be anonymous?""It is part of a crude political scheme," Parly told the same channel. "It uses all the rhetoric, the vocabulary, the tone, the references which are those of the extreme right."Analysts say Macron has tacked to the right in recent months to prevent Le Pen and her National Rally party from exploiting a series of attacks in late 2020 blamed on Islamist extremists who recently immigrated to France.Civil war "is brewing," responded Le Pen during a visit to western France. "In any case, it is a risk. Of course, there is always a risk of civil war," she said, adding that she welcomed the second letter as she had the first."It is clearly not a call to insurrection," she said. "Otherwise I would not be supporting it."Castex had labelled the rare intervention in politics by military figures in last month's letter "an initiative against all of our republican principles, of honour and the duty of the army".Armed forces chief of staff General Francois Lecointre said those who signed it would face punishments ranging from enforced full retirement to disciplinary action.(AFP)
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Michel Barnier has accused the Government of behaving like "buccaneers" and failing to respect the Brexit fishing deal following the Jersey stand-off. Last week, Jersey imposed new restrictions on fishing licences granted to French vessels in its waters – a move that provoked an outcry in Paris. Mr Barnier, the EU's former chief Brexit negotiator, waded into the debate, saying: "I think that the British are behaving like buccaneers – and it's not the first time." On Thursday, around 60 French vessels attempted to blockade St Helier, Jersey's main port, in protest at the licences. Local leaders in La Manche, Normandy, said boats from the Channel island would be suspended from entering the ports of Granville, Barneville-Carteret and Dielette until further notice.
SIR – Historians looking back will think the British Government mad if it accedes to SNP demands for another independence referendum. With a 63 per cent turnout and 47.7 per cent of the vote, only 30 per cent of the Scottish electorate and 2.7 per cent of the British electorate actually supported this demand. The idea that, so soon after gaining its own independence, Britain should hand back a strategically important part of our country to the now somewhat hostile Franco-German hegemony we have only just escaped is preposterous. Britain is still part of the friendly worldwide Commonwealth of nations that the Scots and English created. Now that we are free of the EU, that is where our future lies. Most Scots already understand this, and Nicola Sturgeon’s plan for dragging them back into the EU wil be consigned to history. David Watt Brentwood, Essex SIR – There will now be huge pressure over the next few years for a second referendum. Refusing to allow this merely puts off the day when it will happen. Boris Johnson should agree to a vote on the condition that, before it takes place, the details of what an independent Scotland would look like are fleshed out by an independent study. This may reveal a far less rosy picture than the SNP is currently painting and ensure that the result is not based on pipe dreams. Jos Binns Camerton, Somerset SIR – Perhaps the Prime Minister should call the First Minister’s bluff. Yes, she can have her referendum, but with a two-thirds majority required – and no rerun for 25 years. Nik Perfitt Bristol