David Hasselhoff's daughter is set to make history as the first plus-size model to pose nude for Playboy.
David Hasselhoff's daughter is set to make history as the first plus-size model to pose nude for Playboy.
The Blairite reflex is to blame the left for every failure, but there are administrations around the country showing what a modern, socialist Labour Party can achieve
The list of ministers’ interests has not been published since July last year.
Pupils in England ‘waiting up to five years for special needs plan’Ofsted says those from better-off families can pay for private services while others face delays and hurdles In some instances, the report said, families were paying for additional services themselves. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/The Guardian
After years as a senior practising therapist (I did 15 before retiring), you tend to be able to spot what we call “therapy speak” from a mile off. It tends to happen to people who’ve had a lot of sessions, over a very long time. They may have started all stiff upper-lipped, but after enough work, they end up speaking like us. Judging by his latest podcast appearance, in which he spoke with American actor Dax Shepard, Prince Harry is a prime example. Some of the words and phrases he uses – the focus on “awareness”, compassion and “lived experience”, how he is now “comfortable being able to discuss [his] struggles”, is “listening to [his] body” and learned to “pluck [his] head out of the sand – could be lifted straight from one of my therapists’ rooms. I would guess he’s had integrative psychotherapy, which is an eclectic style, and a good amount of psychodynamic therapy, which will often revisit childhood experiences, ask clients to look into their upbringing, and consider whether trauma or a lack of attention from primary care givers has affected them. “To me it’s always so fascinating to hear about someone’s struggles and then being able to trace it back to not what’s wrong with you, but what happened to you?” Harry said at one point. That’s psychodynamic therapy in a nutshell. That approach is particularly obvious when he spoke about consciously trying to “parent” his son, Archie, in a different way from his own upbringing. He spoke of “breaking the cycle” of inherited “pain or suffering” from his father, Prince Charles, who had his own difficulties as a boy. When Harry said he is “going to make sure I break that cycle so I don’t pass it on”, he’s reflecting the common psychodynamic method of having clients avoid what we call “repetition compulsion”: repeating traumas they themselves endured. Humans are naturally inclined to repeat trauma, but in consciously saying: “I recognise that, it’s a pattern, and I want to break free from it”, we can end the cycle. Clearly, Harry is actively involved in that process. Prince Harry is a product of his environment and experiences. He was once in the Royal family, at Eton, in the Army, in the tabloids, but now he is in Los Angeles, independent, and with Meghan, who certainly seems emotionally enlightened. That, as well as a hearty dose of therapy that may well be continuing, seems to have changed him profoundly. As told to Guy Kelly Sheri Jacobson is founder of Harley Therapy
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Men detained in a Home Office van have been released following a face off between police and protesters in Glasgow. A crowd of around 200 people gathered in Kenmure Street this morning, with people lying under a Home Office van to stop it moving. Dozens of police officers surrounded the vehicle as people chanted "cops go home" and "leave our neighbours, let them go".
A doorbell camera captured a tornado sweeping through New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 12.Security footage shared by Tyesha Reddix, taken in the Algiers neighborhood in New Orleans, shows strong winds propelling rain.The National Weather Service had confirmed the tornado on May 12, reporting an EF-0 tornado with peak winds up to 85 mph. Credit: Tyesha Reddix via Storyful
The NHS on Thursday night performed a climbdown over plans to use online and telephone "screening" for GP appointments and announced that every patient would now have the right to see their doctor face-to-face. The Telegraph revealed on Wednesday that family doctors had been told to introduce a system of "total triage", meaning those seeking to see their GP were being discouraged and told to have an online or phone discussion first. But NHS England has now ordered that the system be abolished amid a mounting backlash from patients' groups and doctors. New guidance to all GPs will instead say that every practice in England must make "a clear offer of appointments in person" and respect the preferences of patients. Dr Nikki Kanani, the NHS medical director for primary care, and Ed Waller, the director of primary care, wrote to all GPs on Thursday night to inform them that the new operating procedures supersede all previous guidance. "GP practices must all ensure they are offering face-to-face appointments," the letter says. "While the expanded use of video, online and telephone consultations can be maintained where patients find benefit from them, this should be done alongside a clear offer of appointments in person. "Practices should respect preferences for face-to-face care unless there are good clinical reasons to the contrary, for example the presence of Covid symptoms." It came after the Patients' Association, the Royal College of GPs, the British Medical Association and Jacob Rees-Mogg , the Commons leader, all raised concerns about the NHS proposal for "total triage".
Infections caused by the variant have almost tripled over the past week, new figures show
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Germany, Spain and Holland have on Thursday become the latest European countries to open their borders to British holidaymakers, prompting warnings that Britain is in danger of being left behind as it maintains tough restrictions on arrivals. Germany from yesterday (thur) will admit anyone with double vaccinations without them having to do a PCR test - even if they come from a higher risk "amber" list country. They will be exempt from quarantine while any incoming passenger who requires a test to enter will be able to have one free of charge. Spain and the Netherlands have gone further by allowing anyone from countries with low infection rates to enter without having to do either a PCR test or to prove their vaccination status. The Netherlands has set a threshold of fewer than 150 cases per 100,000 - which would include the UK - while Spain is considering 50 or 100 per 100,000. By contrast, Britain requires anyone from a “green” list country to take a PCR test on or before the second day of their arrival in the UK, even if they have been fully vaccinated. Only 12 countries or territories are currently on the green list including Portugal, Israel, Gibraltar and Iceland. Anyone coming from an amber list country - which covers the vast majority of Europe - are required to quarantine for ten days and have two PCR tests on days two and eight of their self isolation. The moves will pile pressure on the UK which stands out as having the toughest border regime by requiring PCR tests even for those who have been fully vaccinate. Henry Smith, chair of the all party Future of Aviation group, said the moves by other European nations highlighted “the very real risk that our overly cautious reopening risks leaving the UK recovery behind and places UK aviation at a competitive disadvantage. “It also reinforces that the Government must take urgent action to reduce the cost of testing through measures such as removing VAT and work urgently towards exempting vaccinated passengers from onerous restrictions. “Our aviation and travel industries will be vital to our economic recovery and placing them at a competitive disadvantage to our competitors makes no sense whatsoever and this must be considered at the highest levels of Government ahead of the first review point.”
More than 100 retired military officers questioned President Biden’s health in a letter that Ms Clinton called ‘bizarre, shameful, and untrue’
More than five million EU citizens living in the UK have applied for settled status, nearly double the number thought to be residents before the EU referendum, official figures revealed on Thursday. The Home Office data showed 4.9 million of the 5.4 million had already been granted settled status, of which 4.88 million were living in England. This compares with the three million that were estimated to have been in the UK at the time of the vote on Brexit in 2016. It came as the Home Office launched a new information campaign urging EU citizens living in the UK to apply for the settlement scheme as soon as possible, before the deadline of June 30. But senior Tory MPs said it raised questions about the quality of government data on the numbers of migrants in Britain, which is critical for Whitehall departments, councils, health trusts and schools to plan the appropriate level of services to meet local demand. Former Conservative security minister John Hayes said the disparity between the estimated number and true figures demonstrated the need to improve the way the UK managed and checked migration.
Kenya's High Court ruled on Thursday that a drive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to change the constitution was illegal, stopping what his critics have called a political move designed to check his deputy, whom he has fallen out with publicly. But issuing a ruling on several challenges lodged by various parties, a five-judge bench of the court said Kenyatta had used a constitutional provision reserved for citizens to initiate the changes, making the process illegal. "The president cannot be both player and umpire in the same match," said Jairus Ngaah, one of the judges.
Almost half the Australians booked on India repatriation flight barred after Covid tests. More than 70 of the 150 vulnerable Australians booked on the flight have either tested positive or have been deemed close contacts
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