The devastated mum of a young man stabbed to death in a "barbaric" public attack has pleaded with Prime Minister Boris Johnson for help. Sven Badzak, 22, was killed after being chased and attacked by a group in Kilburn, London yesterday, Scotland Yard said. He is one of two men stabbed to death in a spate of stabbings in just 24 hours across the capital, with at least 11 others wounded. Mr Badzak, reportedly a train driver and an aspiring lawyer who had been privately educated, had been on his way to Waitrose to pick up orange juice when he was set upon by a group, his mother Jasna Badzak told My London. He was rushed to hospital where he later died. Got a story? Email [email protected] A friend of Mr Badzak, 16, is in hospital fighting for his life after fleeing into a nearby shop when he was knifed in the same incident, the Metropolitan Police said. Mr Badzak's mother has now posted pictures of her only son as a child with Boris Johnson on Twitter along with pleas for help. … [Read more...] about Mum of ex-public schoolboy, 22, stabbed to death begs Boris Johnson for help
Tens of thousands of nurses across the UK have not had their first coronavirus vaccine, sparking fears that they could contract Covid-19 or infect patients. A Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey of 24,370 nurses found that 85% had had at least one dose, with the remaining 15% unvaccinated. The findings show that the government is in danger of failing to deliver one of the main elements of its pledge that all 15 million Britons in the top four priority groups for immunisation – which includes all health and social care staff – should have been offered a first shot by next Monday, 15 February. “It is extremely worrying that, as our survey suggests, many thousands of nursing staff have yet to be given their Covid-19 vaccine less than a week before the government’s deadline,” said Dame Donna Kinnair, the RCN’s chief executive and general secretary. “With only days to go, every effort must be made to reach all nursing staff to ensure their … [Read more...] about Covid vaccine: tens of thousands of UK nurses yet to receive first dose
ANDY MURRAY will not be bidding for a third Wimbledon Singles title this year, but there are various other Brits competing who'll be looking to do their country proud. The three-time Grand Slam champion will be looking to test the waters at Queen's Club this week, in what will be his first match since undergoing a hip resurfacing operation in January. Who are Wimbledon 2019 wildcards? Despite feeling it's too soon to compete in the Singles at Wimbledon, the Scot is hoping to receive a wildcard to take part in the Doubles event. The 2002 Wimbledon champion, Lleyton Hewitt, as well as six fellow Brits, have already been granted wildcards to play in the Men's Singles. Amongst these competitors include Daniel Evans and Liam Broady. Meanwhile, former Australian Open finalist, Mark Baghdatis, as well as British representatives James Ward and Jay Clarke, have been offered places to play in the Singles. Paul Jubb will also make his Wimbledon debut, after becoming the … [Read more...] about Who are Wimbledon 2019 wildcards, and when is the Grand Slam tennis tournament?
SO – when’s it going to end, this continual hibernation of ours? When will life start moving back towards something approaching normality? ???? Read our coronavirus liv e blog for the latest news & updates Ask the Government and it will say it doesn’t know, sorry. But I wonder if that is because they really don’t know — or are simply in disagreement with each other. I suspect it’s the latter. A couple of weeks ago, things were looking up. Ministers were giving cheerful and upbeat statements. Schools to open in March, a kind of normality by April, maybe May. Since then the infection rate has dropped hugely and nearly 1,000 vaccinations are now being done every minute. But the mood is very different now. The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps , has warned people against booking holidays — even in this country! DISPUTE IN CABINET One scientist recently said normality was “years” away, no sporting fixtures with fans for a very long time. … [Read more...] about If we can’t defeat Covid then we must manage it and let life return to normal
Being Queen comes with a lot of perks, like wearing priceless jewels every day, living in a palace and having someone to cook all your meals and do the washing up. But her cousin Margaret Rhodes claims to have revealed yet another way the Monarch takes full advantage of her wealth and status - and it's a key part of her evening routine. According to Margaret, the Queen drinks a glass of champagne every night before bed, reports the Independent . It's not known which brand she drinks, however she has awarded the Royal Warrant to Bollinger, Krug, Lanson, and Pol Roger - so it's likely to be one of those. Keep up to date with all the royal news by signing up to our newsletter here . However the Queen's favourite drink is actually believed to be a gin and Dubonnet, which is a sweet, aromatised wine-based aperitif. She has it one part gin to two parts Dubonnet. When it comes to what she drinks with dinner, she'll often opt for a glass of sweet wine. While her … [Read more...] about Queen’s lavish night time ritual that she’s done throughout reign, according to cousin