The phone must have woken me. I reached out a bleary hand for it and saw the time: 3.04am. A text had just arrived from Sophie. She said she was in Accident & Emergency with Freddie, aged 19 months, who had a raging ear infection (a recurring condition) and, just to add to the fun, this time he had a swollen penis as well. “We’ve been here for six-and-a-half hours. It’s unreal,” Sophie said. “Go to the desk right NOW and tell them your baby has a fever and needs to be seen,” I typed furiously. “I did,” Sophie replied. “They said it could be a 12-hour wait.” The previous afternoon Sophie had Googled “baby with swollen penis” and read that it was “very important to see your GP”. She drove to the surgery with Freddie and banged on the door. The surgery was deserted. Eventually, a doctor wearing full PPI appeared, opened the door and asked Sophie: “What are you doing here?” “My baby’s got a temperature and there is pus coming out of his…” “Go home, and call 111,” said the GP, … [Read more...] about Surprise surprise, the NHS has spent its windfall on yet more waste and wokery
Karl Lagerfeld presented his 55th ready-to-wear collection for Chanel in March in typical over-the-top fashion. Staged at the mammoth Grand Palais in Paris, the show featured models dressed in fur-trimmed tweed minidresses and fur moon boots, sloshing around a giant iceberg that Chanel had shipped in from Sweden. The fashion press howled that Chanel was tone-deaf when it came to the environment—especially after Lagerfeld told reporters backstage that global warming might be "nonsense." If the controversy was a planned exercise in media hype, it worked. But some wondered if the stunt wasn't also Lagerfeld's commentary on the instability at Chanel, one of fashion's oldest and most venerable houses. The obvious issue is who will helm the brand once Lagerfeld ends his long reign (now at 27 years and counting)? The unseen: industry talk that Lagerfeld and Maureen Chiquet, Chanel's American-born global CEO since 2007 and former head of Banana Republic, are at odds. Rumors of Lagerfeld's … [Read more...] about Is Lagerfeld’s Reign at Chanel Coming to an End?
Notably absent during President Barack Obama's historic visit to Cuba last week was Fidel Castro, the country's longtime dictator. But that doesn't mean Castro wasn't paying attention. On Monday, Cuba's state-owned newspaper Granma published a column by the 89-year-old revolutionary criticizing Obama's "honeyed words" to the Cuban people. "It is assumed that each of us risked a heart attack upon hearing these words of the President of the United States," Castro wrote. "After a merciless blockade that has lasted almost 60 years, and those who have died in the mercenary attacks on ships and Cuban ports, an airliner full of passengers detonated in midair, mercenary invasions, multiple acts of violence and strength?" Castro also warned Obama against meddling in Cuban politics. "My modest suggestion is to reflect and do not try now to develop theories about Cuban politics," he wrote. Cuba does not need the United States to prosper, Castro wrote. "We are able to produce the food … [Read more...] about Castro on Obama: ‘We do not need the empire to give us anything’
Homes Under the Hammer: Ramsgate property transformation How to keep your lawn lush, borders beautiful and more with our FREE email SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The value of properties in most parts of Britain maintained their growth rate in 2022, despite the impacts of the Covid pandemic. The latest UK House Price Index revealed all but three regions have reported positive monthly growth in March. How much did the average house sell for in your area? Related articles Interior designer shares 'divine' colour combos for living spaces DIY warning for wooden pallets as ‘highly toxic’ treatment used The House Price Index demonstrated average house prices in the UK increased by 9.8 percent in … [Read more...] about House prices: UK sold prices compared – and where has seen the biggest jump in prices
Russia: EU 'completely wrong' to rely on gas says Timmermans Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The bloc has set aside a staggering €300billion (£254billion) so it can wean itself off Russian energy imports. Not only would this deal a huge blow to Vladimir Putin , who gets handed billions due to Europe’s huge dependence on his fossil fuels, but it could also help to slash bills further down the line. The REPowerEU plan has four main components - saving energy, switching Russian gas with other fossil fuels, and ramping up clean sources of energy. Related articles Germany finally vows to 'pull out all the stops' to crush Russia … [Read more...] about Putin’s war funds severed as EU finally tables £254bn plan to slash ALL Russian energy
Ryder Cup: Commentator says Rory McIlroy has been ‘scapegoat’ Get the latest news and inside info from the world of golf for FREE SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Rory McIlroy's bid to end his eight-year major drought will continue at the US PGA Championship in Oklahoma this week. The Northern Irishman will tee off at Southern Hills Country Club buoyed by his performance at the US Masters in Augusta, where he finished second behind winner Scottie Scheffler following a scintillating final round of 64 . Related articles PGA Championship: How much at stake for Woods, Scheffler and co? McIlroy makes 'comfortable' Major prediction ahead of PGA Championship If he's seeking a good omen, the last … [Read more...] about Rory McIlroy net worth: How much is he worth before bid for PGA Championship glory?
Tiger Woods defies the odds in remarkable return to action at 86th Masters Get the latest news and inside info from the world of golf for FREE SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Tiger Woods is again set to defy the odds this week when he plays in the PGA Championship at Southern Hills. Woods, 46, is continuing his remarkable comeback having completed 72 holes at the US Masters in April. His efforts came just over a year after his high-speed car crash in Los Angeles , which left him with multiple breaks and fractures in both legs. Related articles Woods leaves crowd in hysterics after club prank on rival Morikawa PGA Championship: How much at stake for Woods, Scheffler and co? During his … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods net worth: How much is he worth ahead of PGA Championship?
McAllen, Texas — The U.S. government has vaccinated more than 20,000 migrants and asylum-seekers in U.S. border custody since launching a massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign in late March , the top doctor at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told CBS News. During an interview this week, Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, the chief medical officer at DHS, said as many as 1,000 migrants are being vaccinated every day at 24 processing facilities across the U.S.-Mexico border as part of one of the largest medical initiatives the government has set up for undocumented individuals in U.S. custody. "It is something that I believe is historic, because we are building a health system all along the southwest border, an area that has been historically neglected for years, if not decades," Gandhi told CBS News on Tuesday during a tour of the migrant holding center in McAllen, Texas, one of the sites offering vaccines. Migrants who are not expelled under a pandemic-era rule known as Title … [Read more...] about U.S. has vaccinated 20,000 migrants in border custody as part of massive operation
Only four days after the war in Ukraine started, the Slovak government approved the temporary protection as a special regime within the law on asylum. It is meant for citizens of Ukraine and foreigners with legal residence in Ukraine, and it is granted as soon as they cross the border to Slovakia. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Refugees from the war-stricken Ukraine thus receive the temporary protection status after they are granted tolerated residence in Slovakia. Although the deadline for authorities to grant the residence is 30 days, the Foreigners’ Police, which acts as immigration authority in Slovakia, now issues it immediately in most cases. Ukrainians can thus vie for work in Slovakia and register with labour offices without the need for any other permits that were required until recently. Just like Slovak jobseekers, people … [Read more...] about In reaction to the war, Slovakia makes hiring Ukrainians easier
Christine Quinn seemed to radiate light as she took a stroll through a wet Central Park in New York Sunday. The 33-year-old showed off her taught abs in a white crop top, with straight leg metallic pants and a jacket from Diesel as she sauntered along a tree lined path. The reality star had her blonde hair pulled back into a sleek pony tail, and she donned wide, silver framed sunglasses and coordinated the look with bright pink lipstick. Shine on: Christine Quinn, 33, showed off her taught abs in a white crop top, with metallic pants and a jacket from Diesel as she sauntered along a tree lined path in New York's Central Park The former Selling Sunset cast member carried a small square purse with an orange handle and wore silver sandals in the damp 76-degree temperatures. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jennifer Lopez cuts a fashionable figure in free flowing... Kris Jenner glows in blue as she steps out to dinner at... Women's … [Read more...] about Christine Quinn shows off her taut abs as she shines in a metallic Diesel ensemble during a walk in rainy Central Park