Doncaster Knights director of rugby Clive Griffiths is ‘working from home’ following heart surgery last month. The 64-year-old had a stent fitted after suffering a heart attack whilst out jogging.Griffiths is doing light work, such as player recruitment and providing video analysis of future opponents, from home.Knights have lost five on the bounce and sit third bottom of the Championship but produced an encouraging display against title favourites London Irish last weekend.“I’m busy trying to get players in,” said Griffiths. “There will be players coming in – both on permanent deals and on dual-registration - and I am working on that now.“I can’t just sit still doing nothing and doing what I’m doing is helping to take my mind off things.“I’m getting better now six weeks down the line. Obviously you worry about it happening again but what everyone keeps telling me is that I’m in a better position … [Read more...] about Doncaster Knights: Clive Griffiths ‘working from home’ following heart surgery
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By TOM MCTAGUE PRESENTED BY LLOYDS BANKING GROUP Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Thursday morning. This is Tom McTague, POLITICO’s chief U.K. correspondent. Top colleague Annabelle Dickson is in the hot seat tomorrow. Jack is back next week. BECAUSE IT’S FUNNY: It may be early, but the Daily Star has already won Thursday with its splash: “I’ll Beer There For You — Friends legend mocks mystery boozy Brit thief.” Bravo. Here’s the story — and here’s the original video of David Schwimmer AKA Ross) poking fun at Blackpool police over its search for his mystery shoplifting doppelganger. DRIVING THE DAY #METOO: The Telegraph, Sun and i all splash this morning on the growing outrage over the use of gagging clauses to silence accusations of misconduct after a court injunction barred the naming of a well-known businessman who used non-disclosure agreements to “silence and pay off … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by Lloyds Banking Group: #MeToo action — May relief — Bombs in America
UP TO 150 deaths could be investigated by a coroner amid a major review into a heart surgery unit. Doctors at St George’s Hospital, south London, expect some cases to be reopened after around 150 people died following heart surgery in the last five years, according to The Times. Bereaved relatives have asked Dr Fiona Wilcox, senior coroner for Westminster, to investigate the deaths. Families became concerned after an internal review reportedly found that surgeon rivalries had contributed to higher death rates. In a letter to St George’s, Dr Wilcox said: “I understand that from that report that difficulties in the department may have contributed to some post-cardiac surgery deaths.” She added: “It may be that further investigations and inquests are required.” A spokesman for St George’s said: “We have provided the Westminster coroner with the information she has sought and will fully co-operate with her. “We would emphasise that the … [Read more...] about Up to 150 deaths could be investigated amid major review into heart surgery unit
DONALD Trump's arrival in the UK was met with large protests across the country. The biggest is expected to take place in London on Friday 13 July, where 60,000 are predicted to take part. But what other demos are there? When is the Stop Trump Coalition protest in London? The Stop Trump Coalition protest will take place in London on Friday 13 July - the day after the US President arrives in the UK. Demonstrators are set to gather at Portland Place in Marylebone outside the BBC building at 2pm. The march will then go down Regent Street towards Trafalgar Square where a rally will take place from 5pm to 7pm. Protesters intend to fly a large balloon over Parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby. Actions will also be happening across the country as part of what the coalition calls "the Carnival of Resistance". What other protests are taking place and when? The following demonstrations are also taking place today, Thursday 12 July: Cambridge Against Trump 5.30pm, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump protests – when is the Stop Trump London protest and where else are there demonstrations during his UK visit?
PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are preparing to tie the knot on Saturday May 19, and the whole of Britain - and the world - is gearing up to watch. But what time is the service and what route will the procession follow? Here's the lowdown on the timings and details for May 19... What time will the royal wedding start on May 19? On the morning of the wedding, Meghan Markle's mum Doria Ragland will travel with her by car to Windsor Castle. Guests will be arriving between 09:30am and 11:00am, and members of The Royal Family will begin to arrive from 11:20am. They will enter St George's Chapel via the Galilee Porch, by foot or car. Meghan and Harry's royal marriage ceremony is due to start at midday. The couple will tie the knot at St George's Chapel, Windsor, in front of 800 guests. Mr Thomas Markle, Meghan's dad, will walk her down the aisle. Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading, and all three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales, will be in attendance. The Dean of Windsor will … [Read more...] about What time is the royal wedding on Saturday May 19 and when does the ceremony start? Meghan and Harry’s timetable