Another 847 people have died with coronavirus in UK hospitals, taking the nationwide total beyond 14,000. The Department of Health announced the latest increase, with 14,576 people with COVID-19 - the disease caused by coronavirus - now confirmed to have died in hospital across the four home nations. The number of tests for the illness has also risen by 21,328 to 438,991, although this includes some people being tested more than once. There have now been 108,692 positive tests in the UK. Health authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also record their own daily figures, which may not tally with the government's total as they collate their numbers at different times throughout the day. Advertisement Why the UK's daily death figures don't reveal the full picture NHS England announced another 738 deaths in hospitals in England, taking the country's total to 13,134. Of the new deaths, 138 occurred on 16 … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: UK hospital deaths reach 14,576 after 847 more patients die
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The opening scenes of "Jole Dobe Na" — Bengali for "Those Who Do Not Drown" — are apocalyptic. The camera moves slowly, visually documenting parts of an abandoned building, its doors and walls stripped of paint, until it reaches a large window that overlooks the courtyard. A man's voice says, "What if I told you, all this never happened. We are fine and we will be fine. [That] The whole catastrophe was a dream after all? They promised, science could do everything, cure the sick, bring Lazarus back to life…" Having lived most of the last year under COVID-induced lockdowns, these words seem to reflect our inability to grasp the "new normal" consisting of social distancing and isolation, and our collective vulnerability as humans. But "Jole" is not about the pandemic. Its actors managed to finish filming the movie shortly before the lockdown began and COVID-19 did not really influence the movie's storyline. But in the current global context, the story raises a couple of important … [Read more...] about Pondering love and loss amid COVID at the Berlinale
THE Duke of Edinburgh has undergone successful heart surgery, Buckingham Palace said. Prince Philip , 99, will remain in hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days. Here's what we know so far... What is Philip's heart condition? The Palace has not commented on what type of surgery or operation the duke had this time . But Prince Philip, who will be 100 in June, has had previous heart treatments. In 2011, he was taken to hospital by helicopter after suffering from chest pains while at Sandringham ahead of Christmas. He received treatment for a blocked coronary artery at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire. Buckingham Palace said in a statement at the time that he had successfully undergone a “minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting”. The procedure is used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries - the main blood vessels supplying the heart. It involves inserting a small balloon into the artery, via the groin or waist, … [Read more...] about What is Prince Philip’s heart condition?
After a year in close quarters with her family Denise van Outen has gone to extraordinary lengths to get some peace and quiet. In fact she has signed up to be locked away on her own as a contestant on Channel 4’s The Celebrity Circle for the Stand Up To Cancer campaign. But in real life the actress and presenter insists that, on balance, the time she was forced to spend indoors with her brood has been much more enjoyable than she expected. Denise has been in a romance with Eddie Boxshall for seven years and the pair live together in Essex with her 10-year-old daughter Betsy, who she shares with ex Lee Mead. Eddie, 46, a commodities trader, also has a son and a daughter from a previous marriage. And while seeing some of her friends’ relationships reach breaking point, she says the past year and three long lockdowns have help them bond as a family. She says: “We’ve had both sides of it, the horrible side where there was a lot of tears and a lot of heartache, then the plus … [Read more...] about Denise Van Outen says family were brought together by lockdown despite ‘tears’
Mother's day is just around the corner and there's really not long left to get those gifts for your mum. If your old dear is a skincare addict, Kiehl's is currently running an amazing deal on its website to help you make her day extra special for less. The offer means you can receive a Kiehl's eye mask, two skincare minis and a pouch with your order when you spend £75 or more. To claim the deal, all you need to do is use the code " MOTHERSDAY " at the checkout. The offer is running until Sunday March 7 - so you'll need to act fast. For those who are on a budget, the luxury skincare brand is also running a deal that allows you to pick up three Midnight Recovery minis when you spend just £50. Simply add in the code " MIDNIGHT " at checkout to redeem the offer. The Midnight Icons deal ends on the 13th March 2021 - which is a day before Mother's Day, giving you over a week to get some freebies with your order. If you're not sure which products to buy, we've listed … [Read more...] about Kiehl’s has launched an incredible Mother’s Day offer that gets you 4 free products – but you’ll need to be quick