Tom Jones credits 'divine intervention' for keeping him alive.
Tom Jones credits 'divine intervention' for keeping him alive.
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
Sage scientists are holding a meeting today to assess the threat of the Indian variant.
Democrat’s supporters say she ‘should get a restraining order against MTG’ following accosting in Congress
All the gossip on his comeuppance.
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
Douglas Ross has accused a senior SNP of "inept and poor chairing" of the powerful Commons Scottish affairs committee after he focused on a second independence referendum rather than the Covid crisis. The Scottish Tory leader lashed out at Pete Wishart during the committee's session yesterday after the Nationalist spent the first 20 minutes quizzing Alister Jack, the Scottish Secretary, about another separation vote. Mr Wishart, the Perth and North Pertshire MP, questioned Mr Jack over last week's Holyrood election results and whether they gave the SNP a mandate for a referendum. He interrupted the Scottish Secretary repeatedly as he claimed that the SNP increasing its seat tally by one last week, but falling short of a majority, meant the UK Government must now transfer the powers to Nicola Sturgeon for another vote. Mr Jack confirmed that the Advocate General for Scotland, the UK Government's most senior advisor on Scots law, would give his opinion on whether any Independence Referendum Bill passed by Holyrood was within the parliament's powers. Called to ask a question via video link, Mr Ross said: "I have to say at the outset, how disappointed people must have been to watch the quite frankly inept and poor chairing of this committee so far by Mr Wishart."
The Muldrow Glacier in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve underwent a surge from May 1 to 8, forming a river of ice.Timelapse footage shared by Denali National Park shows ice movement.“The Muldrow Glacier is currently undergoing a historic surge event, and a team of scientists have set up time lapse cameras near the toe of the glacier, and the first footage has emerged!” wrote the park on Facebook. “Enjoy this remarkable video of this amazing ‘river of ice’ currently moving at rate of around 30 meters (90 feet) per day.” Credit: Denali National Park and Preserve via Storyful
More vaccination clinics are being rolled out in a covid hotspot in response to a rise in cases of the Indian coronavirus variant, but all over 18s wont be offered the jab. Blackburn and Darwen Council will open more clinics - but despite earlier reports suggesting all over 18s would be offered the jab, it has said it will be sticking to Government guidelines on who should get the jabs, currently at age 38 and over. Boris Johnson has admitted a rise in Indian variant cases is concerning but has said that the road map out of lockdown is likely to go ahead as planned.
Footage emerged of Mohammed El-Kurd being marched away by Israeli forces shortly after his appearance on CNN
Move came after Liz Cheney lost House leadership role for criticising ex-president’s election lies
More than 100 retired military officers questioned President Biden’s health in a letter that Ms Clinton called ‘bizarre, shameful, and untrue’
‘Have come away simultaneously furious at the state of research into women’s health and so much better informed,’ one tweet read
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
Crowds surround enforcement van in stand-off with police
The baby was reported missing by the father on Monday
AOC unravels critical timeline of troop deployment during Capitol assault as Republican deflect blame
Emergency admissions to London hospitals slumped by a quarter during 10 months last year, a new study into the impact of Covid-19 revealed on Thursday. It also highlighted that people from black and Asian communities were significantly more likely to have stayed away from the NHS between March and December. Overall, elective hospital admissions dropped by a third last year, while outpatient appointments and non-Covid emergency admissions each fell by a fifth.
Actor said he recently filmed ‘special scene’ with someone he’d never appeared on-screen with before
Instagram has removed posts naming the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after mistakenly associating it with a terrorist organisation, according to a leaked company message. Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in the message that “al-Aqsa” is often “included in the names of several restricted organisations”. No organisations were directly named in the internal memo, but Aqsa Martyrs Brigade has been classified as a terrorist body by the US State Department. Numerous other organisations including “al-Aqsa” in their name and have been sanctioned. It has added another point of tension during one of the worst spasms of communal violence Israel has seen in years - and comes as the Israeli military is drawing up plans to invade Gaza, while a fresh wave of riots led to 400 arrests overnight. “I want to apologise for the frustration these mistakes have caused,” a Facebook employee said, admitting that content had been removed accidentally, in a memo shared with the New York Times. The employee, who works on the issue of “dangerous organisations” said the company understands the “vital importance” of the mosque to Palestinians and Muslims.
Nina is determined to throw all of her dresses away.