Angie Baker, 43, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, twice had to drive ten miles to an urgent treatment centre – once for an infected bite that needed antibiotics, and after passing blood – having been refused face-to-face appointments with her GP … [Read more...] about Why are GPs STILL refusing to see people face-to-face? Frustrated patients describe the difficulty of getting an appointment as being ‘like breaking into Fort Knox’
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In choosing foreign policy veterans, Biden is seeking to upend Trump´s war on the so-called 'deep state' that saw an exodus of career officials from government. He will nominate his longtime adviser Antony Blinken to be secretary of state, lawyer Alejandro Mayorkas to be homeland security secretary, Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be ambassador to the United Nations, Jake Sullivan to be his national security adviser, Avril Haines to be Sullivan's deputy, and former Secretary of State John Kerry to be his climate change envoy. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden picks former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to be first female Treasury Secretary and brings back John Kerry as climate czar as Democrats’ cabinet takes shape
The healthcare system in Italy has crumbled to the point where doctors are being forced to choose between which patients to treat based on a number of factors - including determining who is more likely to survive the outbreak. … [Read more...] about Confined to our homes, schools closed and small businesses in ruin: Prime Minister may announce tough new restrictions TODAY – so what will an Italy-style lockdown look like in Australia?
Perhaps the real Prince Philip said it best himself when he told his biographer Tim Heald: 'I certainly believe in the need for a free press, but there is a difference between freedom and licence, and between the honest pursuit of the truth and the cynical pursuit of thoughtless – even vindictive – sensationalism.' … [Read more...] about In his 100th year, Prince Philip deserves better than to be the target of the cruellest lie of all in The Crown, writes royal biographer HUGO VICKERS
The scoop is, he is going to have another bash at Everest. Which means that some time between the first week of April and the first week of June next year, a 63-year-old old Etonian with a distinctly dicky ticker and rather less than the full complement of fingers on his left hand honestly intends to be standing on top of the highest mountain on earth. In 2005, the last time he tried, he had to give up 1,000ft short of the summit ridge because "it felt as if an elephant was sitting on my chest". High time for a second shot, then. Obvious, really. In the spring of 1979, a few months before Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd baronet, set off to circumnavigate the globe along the Greenwich meridian using surface transport only (an objective which, the more geographically aware among you may realise, necessarily entails crossing the Arctic and the Antarctic continents, by land, via their respective poles), Prince Charles, the expedition's patron, announced in a moment of lucidity … [Read more...] about ‘I am not a madman’