As the new King, Charles III, and his wife were about to land in England on their way back from the Queen’s deathbed, the BBC blundered. Sarah Montagu, long-time presenter of BBC radio’s World at One, the main midday new programme, referred to Charles’s wife as “the Queen”. Yet Queen Elizabeth II had declared that […]
By Paul Martin. Robin Page, who presented the BBC sheepdog trials programme One Man and His Dog, has been sacked from the Countryside Restoration Trust, a UK charity he founded. Trustees accused him of failing to observe standards of governance and damaging the charity’s reputation. Page has hit back on his twitter account, calling the trustees ”a band of […]
SPECIAL FROM THE POPE’S TRIP TO IRAQ Pope’s visit to Iraq: The village where jihadists scarred Christian symbols. ‘We expelled Isis, but many did not return’In Karamles, in the community trying to be reborn, Pope Francis is expected to visit the region on his first trip after the start of the pandemic. FROM LORENZO CREMONESI […]
Doctors in Tel Aviv have tested drugs that they say will stop the body killing itself in a terrible overreaction to a Covid virus invasion. British doctors say a large proportion of Covid deaths are caused by this body response. In a ‘huge breakthrough’ , Ichilov Hospital director Roni Gamzu said the research “gives us […]
For some cancer patients, a “poo transplant” could boost the positive effects of immunotherapy, a treatment designed to rally the immune system against cancer cells. Not all cancer patients respond to immunotherapy drugs. For example, only about 40% of patients with advanced melanoma, a type of skin cancer, reap long-term benefit from the drugs, according to recent estimates. In trying […]
Paul Martin has covered conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe on the BBC‘s flagship programme “From Our Own Correspondent” .