Auberon Waugh's death at the age of 61 is more sad than surprising. His immediate heredity wasn't promising - his father died at 62, his mother at 57 - and he suffered from ill-health all his life, partly resulting from severe wounds sustained during National Service at the age of 18. That may, in part, have accounted for the acidic personality which made him the most verbally brutal journalist of his age. Everyone who met him remarked on the contrast between his ferocity in print and his personal geniality, but this was hard to explain to those who didn't know him, especially if they had been on the rough end of his pen. Apart from health, his background shaped his career in one other respect. He spent much of his life trying to escape from the shadow of his father, the greatest English novelist of his age. This provided an obvious weapon for Auberon's enemies. Philip Larkin joked about "my projected series, Talentless Sons of Famous Fathers - Waugh, Amis, Fuller...", and for … [Read more...] about Auberon Waugh
By Jim Reed Published 6 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic Steve Barclay has been named as the new health secretary following the resignation of Sajid Javid, who stepped down after saying he had lost faith in Boris Johnson's leadership. Mr Barclay had been working as the chief of staff at No 10, a powerful role in which he advised the prime minister and managed the machinery of government. Before that, he was chief secretary to the Treasury, a Brexit minister and served for a short while as a junior health minister in 2018. Delighted to be back at @DHSCgovuk taking up the role of Health & Social Care Secretary. @NHSEngland & social care staff. https://t.co/PaFG8QzmU8 — Steve Barclay (@SteveBarclay) July 5, 2022 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. View original … [Read more...] about Steve Barclay: What will new health secretary tackle first?
By Simon Jack Published 2 hours ago comments Comments Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Most Lloyds Bank customers have less than £500 of savings in their accounts, its chief executive said. Charlie Nunn said Lloyds had seen customers seeking debt advice jump up by a third in just the first six months of this year. Credit card spending on travel was up 300% on last year, but the majority of Lloyd's customers were worried about the cost of living, he said. It was possible for the UK to avoid the recession many are predicting, he said. It comes as UK households struggle with the soaring cost of food, energy bills and fuel as inflation rises at the fastest rate in 40 years. The head of the UK's biggest high street bank told the BBC: "80% of individuals and UK customers and families have less than £500 pounds worth of savings in their current … [Read more...] about Most only have £500 of savings says Lloyds boss
Boris Johnson briefs cabinet on National Insurance cuts Get pensions news and advice plus latest money alerts for FREE now 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 In total, about 30 million people are expected to benefit from the threshold increase, which was introduced to help with rising costs. But the savings will be offset by the National Insurance contribution increase in April, which went up by 1.25 percentage points to tackle the NHS and social care backlog. Related articles State pension warning: Britons could 'lose out' with NI rule change National Insurance tax cut worth £330 secured as threshold rises How much money will you save? The National Insurance threshold increase will benefit … [Read more...] about National insurance: How much will you save from today?
Nadhim Zahawi arrives at Treasury in new role as Chancellor Sign up and receive our free daily stars from Russell Grant 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 Nadhim Zahawi has stepped into the role of Chancellor of the Exchequer from today after Rishi Sunak handed in his resignation. Zahawi has been a Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010. But what is his net worth, and how does it compare to Rishi Sunak ? Related articles Prince Michael of Kent fortune laid bare Bob Ross fortune: Artist worth millions who made more art than Picasso Nadhim Zahawi is said to have an estimated net worth of up to £100million to Express previously reported. Updated records from Companies House … [Read more...] about Nadhim Zahawi net worth: How much is the new Chancellor worth compared to Rishi Sunak?
Britain’s Got Talent: Simon Cowell hands out golden buzzer Don't miss the best new TV releases for 2022 and behind the scenes news 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 NBC’s family favourite competition America’s Got Talent returned to screens for season 17, however, there were no new auditions to fascinate fans. Instead, judge Simon Cowell and host Terry Crews reflected on the show’s history as they tearfully re-watched their favourite Golden Buzzer moments. Related articles Jeff Hordley addresses 'upset' over Emmerdale co-star's exit Antiques Roadshow guest stunned by value of Medieval ring 'Good God' America’s Got Talent aired a special instalment of the show on Tuesday titled ‘Simon’s … [Read more...] about America’s Got Talent: Simon Cowell breaks down in tears watching favourite Golden Buzzer
Steve Barclay appointed as new Health Secretary by Boris Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again 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 Tuesday evening was a staggering night in British politics as two high-ranking cabinet ministers resign along with a slew of Private Parliamentary Secretaries. Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced they were jumping ship in the early evening, creating a gaping hole in Boris Johnson's Government. But who has pledged their support for the Prime Minister, and who hasn’t? Related articles Boris Johnson LIVE: New Chancellor and Health Secretary named 'Poll position' Rishi tipped for Number 10 takeover while main riva... … [Read more...] about Cabinet divided: The 11 members still backing Boris – and who isn’t
March 08, 2016 - 15:38 GMT She's ridden since the age of three and is a passionate horse breeder and owner, so it's no wonder that the Queen has spot-on prediction skills when it comes to horse racing She's ridden since the age of three and is a passionate horse breeder and owner , so it's no wonder that the Queen has spot-on prediction skills when it comes to horse racing. Homeland star Damian Lewis revealed on Tuesday that Her Majesty, who rarely bets herself, gave him a "simply fantastic tip" for Ascot. The actor and the 89-year-old monarch joined Prince Charles in touring one of the Prince's Trust centres in Kennington, south London to mark the charity's 40th anniversary. Damian was attending with his wife Helen McCrory in their role as Prince's Trust ambassadors. The group last met in April 2013 when the Queen was awarded an honorary BAFTA at Windsor Castle. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY The … [Read more...] about Damian Lewis reveals the Queen helped him win at Ascot
Some experts are warning that gaps in testing and vaccine coverage for monkeypox will leave the United States vulnerable to losing control of its tropical virus outbreak. Public health leaders from the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and George Washington University (GW) warn that a fractured and lacking response to the outbreak so far can have severe consequences. Previous experts have warned that the virus has likely been spreading undetected in the U.S. for some time, and fear it could become endemic in the nation is not curbed soon. As if Friday - the most recently available data - the U.S. has logged 460 cases across 31 states and the District of Columbia. Iowa is believed to have recorded its first case over the weekend as well, though Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) figures have not yet reflected it. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next New York City orders another 6,000 doses of monkeypox... US … [Read more...] about Experts warn that the US could soon lose control of monkeypox due to lack of testing and limited access to vaccines
BORIS Johnson has been hit by a full-scale Cabinet coup with senior Ministers plotting to oust him TONIGHT. A delegation of top Tories including new Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi is preparing to tell the embattled PM the game is up. In an assassination attempt with echoes of Thatcher's removal, several Cabinet members lined up in No10 to demand he quits. It came after 38 Tory MPs including a slew of Ministers today resigned in protest at the PM's battered leadership, which has spiralled since the Chris Pincher scandal. Mr Johnson remains defiant and insisted at the Liaison Committee this evening he will "of course" be PM by tomorrow. But Cabinet Ministers including Zahawi, Grant Shapps and Simon Hart are taking matters into their own hands. They are waiting for Mr Johnson to arrive back in No10 - to show him the door. On a dramatic day : The PM remained defiant and slapped down repeated calls to quit Sajid Javid delivered a devastating resignation speech … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson could resign TONIGHT as Cabinet line up to beg him to quit after 38 MPs walk out