HOLBY City star Laila Rouass has revealed that she used to get urine thrown at her "every day" as a child as she opened up about racist abuse. The 49-year-old actress, who is half Indian and half Moroccan, was targeted by cruel bullies growing up - and she is still subjected to racism in the streets now. The star shared: "I got p**s thrown at me every single day. "Just a couple of months ago some guy cut me up in his car and shouted: 'F*** off, you f***ing P**i." Laila added to The Mirror : "It's terrible. If you tell people they don't believe it happens so often." The beauty shot to fame as Amber Gates in TV drama Footballers Wives , and reprised her role as Sahira Shah in BBC medical drama Holby City last year after an eight year hiatus. She also briefly appeared in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks in 2003, and last year spoke out on her experiences of racism on the set that forced her to quit ahead of her contract. Laila also claimed that show bosses forced … [Read more...] about Holby City’s Laila Rouass reveals she used to get urine thrown at her ‘every day’ as a child as she details racist abuse
The symptoms of coronavirus can vary hugely from person to person, but those most badly affected will require intensive care in hospital. Among them is Prime Minister Boris Johnson , who was admitted to ICU (Intensive Care Unit) after his condition worsened. But what are the reasons for moving a coronavirus patient from a ward to ICU? And what sort of treatment do doctors and nurses provide? Sky News has spoken to a number of consultants. What has to happen for you to end up in intensive care? Advertisement Patients end up in intensive care when COVID-19 makes it very difficult for them to breathe, which in worst cases can cause them to develop pneumonia - fluid on the lungs. They also may require sudden access to equipment to aid breathing that is not available on general wards. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: Airlines to burn through up to $95bn this year after restrictions tightened COVID-19: Face masks may not be needed … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why are patients put into intensive care?
An aspiring rapper accused of plotting a terrorist attack using a gladiator-style sword founded an agricultural charity and was studying Alan Titchmarsh gardening videos, he has told a jury. Sahayb Abu has admitted buying the 18in sword, a knife, a combat vest, balaclavas and gloves before his arrest on 9 July last year - but denied he was preparing for a terror strike during the pandemic. The 27-year-old, from Dagenham in east London, told the court the items were "props" for a rap video. Sahayb said he had founded a charity called Islamic Growth to provide irrigation for crops in Somalia and wanted to be a vegetable farmer. But he first needed to become famous in order to get the money and the attention for his cause and was planning to launch a parody drill rap act on TikTok. Advertisement He recorded a rap in which he said: "Allah arrest him, my shank [knife] penetrate ya, got my suicide vest, one click boom and I'll see you later." In … [Read more...] about Sahayb Abu trial: Alleged terror plotter tells court he was studying Alan Titchmarsh gardening videos
Teenagers could be in line for an average windfall of £2,000 after it was revealed that £400 million is lying unclaimed from child trust fund (CTF) pots. Around 6.3million CTFs have been set up since their launch in 2002, according to HMRC, and the first batch of accounts started maturing last year. But new figures, reported in the Daily Mail , have revealed that £400 million of the savings have still not been claimed. Around 200,000 CTFs have not been cashed-in, worth an average of £2,000. In many cases, a teenager may not know they are entitled to the cash. Roughly 4.5million CTFs were opened by parents or guardians, but 1.8million have been set up by HMRC when parents failed to do so, which means these kids could be in line for a hidden windfall. The accounts can only be accessed once the child it was opened for reaches age 18, so some teenagers may not know there is a CTF with their name on it. What is a child trust fund? CTFs were a government initiative … [Read more...] about Millions of teens sitting on £400m in Child Trust Funds – could you get up to £2,000?
UK holidays are jumping in price due to demand, with some costing as much as £600 more following the lockdown announcement. Yesterday, Boris Johnson confirmed that self-catered holidays could go ahead from April 12 , following by hotels from May 17. While there are still restrictions in place - one household only in April, rising to two households on holiday from May - it has already resulted in a huge rush to book in a holiday. Sykes Holiday Cottage bookings were up 150 per cent year-on-year with a booking taken every eight seconds after the PM's announcement, while Away resorts saw bookings up 243 per cent compared to last year. According to research team Mitel , domestic holidays are expected to hit a 10-year high, with Brits to spend more than £7bn - up £5.8bn in 2019. However, this has also led to soaring prices, as happens when demand goes when capacity is limited. A number of people who booked their holidays after the announcement have been complaining on … [Read more...] about UK holiday prices jump 100% & families face paying thousands more – but there are still decent deals to be had