Confused about how often to clean your four-legged friend?
Confused about how often to clean your four-legged friend?
Danny Boy review – the tremendous Toby Jones deserves all the awards . This excellent, eye-opening drama about the Iraq war probes the line between military violence and unlawful killing. Essential viewing
No 10 blindsided by revelation of the debt – said to date back to last October
Blanket bans on camping by Gypsies and Travellers ruled illegal at high courtTravelling community hail victory for equality as local authorities lose right to use wide injunctions to stop parking on open spaces in England Travellers camp by the roadside in Cumbria on their way to Appleby horse fair in 2018. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/the Guardian
New research into sex work in the UK highlights some of the changes and challenges sex workers have faced.
‘The Liz Cheney, McCarthy thing is above my pay grade’
Tributes have been paid to nine-year-old Jordan Banks who died after being struck by lightning on a football field in Blackpool.
The policy of delaying vaccine doses was widely contested at the time that Britain adopted this approach
The baby was reported missing by the father on Monday
Jacob Rees-Mogg has said people in need of face-to-face GP appointments "ought to be able to get them" and should not have to accept a virtual consultation. The Commons leader made the comments after The Telegraph revealed NHS guidance instructing GPs to embed a system of “total triage” across all surgeries, so that anyone seeking to see a doctor must first have a discussion online or by telephone. Conservative MP Felicity Buchan (Kensington) told the Commons: "Many of my constituents are telling me that they are finding it difficult to get face-to-face appointments with GPs. "Whilst I appreciate that telephone and video consultations will become a factor going forward as they are today, will [Mr Rees-Mogg] potentially give a statement to the House saying that face-to-face appointments should be available if they are needed and within a reasonable time frame?" The Commons Leader replied: "General Practice appointment levels are, I am glad to say, now close to pre-pandemic numbers. In February 2021, an estimated 23.5 million appointments were booked in General Practices in England, an average of 1.19 million per working day." Mr Rees-Mogg told MPs that figures for February show GP appointment levels close to those pre-pandemic. He said 55.3 per cent of all appointments were face-to-face, adding: "So people who need face-to-face appointments ought to be able to get them." NHS guidance instructs GPs to discourage those attempting to secure a face-to-face appointment in person, in order to promote the use of virtual consultations. Family doctors have been told to embed a system of “total triage”, meaning that anyone seeking to see their doctor must first have a discussion online or by telephone. It makes clear that anyone deemed by a doctor to require a face-to-face consultation should still receive one, but says that about a third of all patients’ requests can be dealt with using online messaging. The advice, first issued in April last year, and updated last September, as a short-term measure, has now been formalised into annual NHS operational planning guidance, which came into force last month. The guidance for the financial year 2021/22 states: “Systems are asked to continue to support practices to increase significantly the use of online consultations, as part of embedding total triage.” There is growing concern that vulnerable patients are struggling to get help, with some phoning more than 100 times a day to secure an appointment. The Telegraph was inundated with letters from readers describing how difficult it was to see a GP after reporting the case of Joy Stokes, 69, who died from cancer after months of being refused an appointment.
Scammers using ‘incredibly sophisticated’ tactics are posing as the delivery service
The new Elizabeth line has been delayed for four years
The world's largest travel firm has warned it may be forced to cancel holiday flights to Portugal, just as the UK allows them again, because of a continuing EU ban on non-essential travel from countries outside the bloc. TUI, which told Sky News earlier this week that people were giving up on booking a break abroad because of a lack of clarity on the rules, said holidays could not happen unless "borders are open". Portugal is on the UK government's so-called 'green list', which allows travel to certain nations with the need for COVID-19 testing but not quarantine, from Monday.
A High Court judge branded arguments in the Duchess of Sussex’s legal case against the Mail on Sunday as "tortuous". Lord Justice Warby ruled that the Duchess, 39, won her copyright claim after a letter sent by former aide Jason Knauf "emphatically" denying ownership of a letter she wrote to her father rendered the newspaper’s case "unreal". In a ruling explaining his decision, the judge noted that it was his eighth judgment in the case and appeared to criticise both sides about the lengthy courtroom tussles on every point. Summarising a long-winded argument about the misuse of private information claim, he referred to one response as "the final twist (so far) in this tortuous story". The Duchess successfully sued Associated Newspapers for breach of privacy and copyright in relation to the publication of five articles featuring extracts of the letter sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in February 2019. Earlier this year she won a summary judgment - a legal step negating the need for witness evidence - in relation to the privacy claim and the bulk of the copyright claim. Lord Justice Warby last week awarded a summary judgment on the outstanding copyright claim. The Duchess’s legal team applied for indemnity or higher costs after they were copied in on a series of emails sent from the Mail on Sunday’s legal team to Mr Knauf’s lawyers in error. Meghan, 39, had revealed that when drafting the letter to her estranged father, Mr Knauf "provided feedback" in the form of "general ideas".
A Sage adviser warned that if the Indian COVID variant can evade vaccines, Boris Johnson must not 'dither and delay as in the past'.
The singer exited the girl group amid claims of bullying.
Nina is determined to throw all of her dresses away.
Crowds surround enforcement van in stand-off with police
The end of Ellen’s show signifies how celebrity culture has shiftedA turbulent year filled with reports of bullying and toxicity on the star’s daytime show has reached an inevitable conclusion Ellen DeGeneres: her reign as a daytime TV anchor was a major milestone for representation. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP
After a sluggish start to their vaccine rollout, many EU nations have picked up the pace.
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