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The Met Office long-range forecast for May 17-26 warns it will ‘most likely be remaining unsettled throughout’.
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
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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."
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
Boris Johnson has said he is 'anxious' about the variant and hinted at the possibility of local lockdowns.
GOP congresswoman says Democrat ‘is a fraud and a hypocrite’ following calls for increased security
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio chomped on fries and a burger during a press briefing on Thursday, May 13, as he announced that fast-food restaurant chain Shake Shack would be offering free food to customers who can prove they’ve been vaccinated.De Blasio said many people were ready to be vaccinated but needed an “extra incentive,” before introducing CEO of Shake Shack Randy Garutti, who joined via video call from the company’s first restaurant at Madison Square Park to outline more details of the scheme.The press briefing then cut back to the mayor, who suddenly had a basket of fries and a burger on his desk. “Did you say, ‘Free fries when you get vaccinated’?” de Blasio asked, before taking bites of a couple of crinkle-cut fries. Picking up the burger, the mayor told viewers, “If this is appealing to you, just think of this when you think of vaccination.”“Mmmm, vaccination,” the mayor said as he chewed on the burger.Following the announcement, both city government and Shake Shack social media accounts promoted the incentive. “Want fries with that vax?” the City of New York tweeted.Shake Shack said “free ShackBurger” vouchers would be available while supplies last to people receiving their shot from New York City’s mobile vaccine bus. For those already vaccinated, Shake Shack was offering free fries with any in-person hamburger or child’s order at New York City restaurants up to June 12. Proof of vaccination was required to take advantage of the offers. Credit: NYC Mayor’s Office via Storyful
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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’s comments came after The Telegraph revealed NHS guidance instructing GPs to embed a system of “total triage” across all surgeries, meaning anyone seeking to see a doctor must first have a discussion online or by telephone. Felicity Buchan, the Conservative MP for 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 he [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.” 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. It makes clear that anyone deemed by a doctor to require a face-to-face consultation should still receive one, but says around a third of all patients’ requests can be dealt with using online messaging. The advice, first issued in April last year and updated in 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 says: “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 69-year-old Joy Stokes, who died from cancer after months of being refused an appointment.
More than 100 retired military officers questioned President Biden’s health in a letter that Ms Clinton called ‘bizarre, shameful, and untrue’
A blast from the past.
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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
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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.