National treasure Olivia Colman has scooped a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The royal gong caps an awards-littered few months for the actress, 45, who claimed an Oscar and Bafta for The Favourite earlier this year. There were OBEs for Oliver's Army crooner Elvis Costello, chief scout Bear Grylls, and Good Wife star Cush Jumbo. Along with the famous names, the list also celebrates the efforts of those working to improve people's lives. Of the 1,073 people honoured across the UK in this year's list, 47% are women - slightly down on some previous lists. 10.4% come from a BAME background - the highest ever, by a small margin, in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Olivia Colman Olivia Colman said she was "totally thrilled" and "humbled" to be made a CBE for services to drama. The Oscar-winner first found fame as Sophie, the girlfriend of David Mitchell's neurotic Mark, in the British comedy Peep Show. She said in a statement to the Press Association: "I'm totally thrilled, delighted and … [Read more...] about Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019 in full
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Magazine By Cordelia Hebblethwaite BBC News, Washington DC 21 August 2012 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19072761 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel While Europe increasingly questions the practice of circumcising boys, US … [Read more...] about Is it fair to circumcise newborn boys?
Spain is joining a global race to adopt proton beam therapy, a form of cancer treatment hailed as a less-aggressive alternative to conventional X-ray radiation. Two private hospitals are building facilities in Madrid; the first one is due to open in the last quarter of this year, and the second one in March 2020. Meanwhile, a scientific society has just issued guidelines to “fill a void” in the use of proton therapy in Spain, and a small group of independent doctors has created a second-opinion network to raise awareness about an option that they say patients are rarely told about because of hospitals’ own business interests. A worldwide boom Proton therapy received widespread media attention in 2014 when a little boy named Ashya King was taken out of a UK hospital by his parents against their doctors’ advice to seek treatment in Prague after first fleeing to Spain. The Ashya King case In 2014 the parents of Ashya King took him out of Southampton … [Read more...] about Spain joins global race to adopt proton therapy against cancer
In policy brainstorming sessions with cancer experts and policymakers around Europe, I’ve started each discussion by asking what it means to “solve” cancer. In France and Germany, it was a debate about whether we should aim to cure cancer or merely render it a chronic disease. In Romania, participants stressed that many people will ultimately succumb, and we need to make sure they have a peaceful, pain-free death. In Italy last week, our group of experts made the point that “solving” cancer means ensuring someone’s cured or chronic status allows them to return to normal life. Yet while Italy is pretty advanced when it comes to long-term care — think of the law on work flexibility for cancer patients or the survivor’s passport I looked at in previous weeks — the experts who spoke to me under Chatham House rules in Rome were all pretty frustrated about how domestic politics perpetuate inequalities. Medical migration: Sure, the … [Read more...] about POLITICO Global Policy Lab: Italy’s other migration issue — Defensive oncology — Smokers’ stigma
Theresa May is now making a desperate push to get Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to support in a third "meaningful vote" on her deal this week. If she fails to get the deal passed she will have to go the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, 21 March, and explain what her plan is with only eight days to go before Britain crashes out of the 28-country bloc. READ MORE: Leaked Document REVEALS EU's 'War Games' to Oust British PM May Mrs May became leader of the Conservative Party, and therefore Prime Minister, in the summer of 2016 after David Cameron stepped down and Boris Johnson pulled out of the leadership contest. Soon after the June 2017 election she was jeered by residents in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London, which left her government looking distracted and unable to cope. But how does Mrs May's inept leadership compare … [Read more...] about She Bungled Brexit But is Theresa May Really Britain’s Worst Prime Minister?