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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My wife is in the early stages of pregnancy and so we want to return to Ireland to have our baby there. If we take out private health insurance in Ireland when we return, will we be covered for maternity for our first child? Also, I was recently diagnosed with a heart condition which will require regular hospital and medical attention when I return home. Again, if I take out private health insurance when we return to Ireland, will I be covered right away, given that I was with VHI for many years before we left for Australia? This treatment is necessary but expensive. If my VHI doesn't cover it, will the public system? John, Co Kildare If your private health insurance lapses by more than 13 weeks, then all insurers in Ireland will treat you as a new member again on rejoining - irrespective of how long you were insured previously. The waiting period for any services relating to maternity is a year and, given that your wife is already pregnant, she will not be able to use private health … [Read more...] about Will my wife get maternity cover after returning home?
The health watchdog - Care Quality Commission (CQC) - has had plenty to keep it busy so far this year, inspecting care homes in Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The CQC send in inspectors to make sure the accommodation and staff provide residents with a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led service. They then give the care homes ratings of either: outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate. Throughout 2019 we will publish the results of each care home whose inspection result was published, along with what the experts had to say. Here are the ratings and reports for GP surgeries in the region published in January, February and March: Berkeley House - Good Address: Cuerden Developments Limited, Berkeley House, Ellesmere Road, Wigan, WN5 9LA Report published: 1 January Overall rating: Good Safe: Good Effective: Good Caring: Outstanding Responsive: Good Well-led: Good What the inspectors had to say: "People living at the home … [Read more...] about Every care home inspection rating for Greater Manchester published in 2019
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Ukrainian American Veterans, working with Ukraine’s Embassy in Washington, helped organize an official U.S. fact-finding visit on February 27 through March 4 for Iryna Friz, Ukraine’s newly minted minister of veterans affairs. As the low-grade war in Ukraine continues with no end in sight, more and more veterans there find themselves in need of medical and support services. Confirmed in November 2018 by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, Minister Friz now faces the daunting challenge of creating a new ministry from scratch and helping those who bravely served Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression. Minister Friz was elected to Ukraine’s Parliament in 2014 as a member of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc. She has served as communications director for the Presidential Administration. She has worked on legislation to enhance Ukraine’s special forces operations and to reorient Ukraine onto a path towards NATO. Having engaged in … [Read more...] about UAV and Ukraine’s Embassy in U.S. co-host visit by minister of veterans affairs
Wales By Jenny Johnson and Kayley Thomas BBC Wales News Focus 19 March 2019 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/uk-wales-47626855 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsEmiliano Sala death The body representing air charter companies … [Read more...] about The story behind the Sala transfer flights