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Masked Singer’s Harlequin has fans all guessing the same London musician who the judges haven’t thought of yet - My London
Masked Singer viewers think they've cracked the case on Harlequin with a London singer the judges haven't even guessed yet
The Masked Singer's Harlequin has been the talk of social media as fans are convinced that a London musician is behind the mask. On last night's show on ITV, five characters took to the stage to perform hit songs as judges Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan try to guess which celebrity is underneath the impressive costumes. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletterhere . Blob, Grandfather Clock, Bush Baby, Viking and Harlequin all battled it out to win over the audience, and viewers reckon they're ahead of the judges in guessing who the latter is. On Twitter, fans are speculating that Harlequin could be London singer Gabrielle, famous for hits like 'Out of Reach' in the 1990s and 2000s. Hackney -born Gabrielle, 50, released her debut single 'Dreams' in 1993, reaching number one on the UK singles chart for three weeks in June that year. The track entered the charts at number two - the highest chart entry a solo female debut act had ever won in the UK at the time - and kicked off a long and successful career for the singer. Her music is influenced by classic soul and 80s British pop, lending her a distinctive sound and instantly recognisable voice which led Masked Singer fans to believe they'd cracked the case. Hackney-born singer Gabrielle is rumoured to be behind Harlequin's mask (Image: SJM Concerts) Last night, Harlequin performed 'Smile' by Nat King Cole. "I was convinced that Harlequin is Gabrielle cos that voice is totally recognisable!" said one fan on Twitter. Another tweeted: "Gabrielle is Harlequin. Those tones in her voice are iconic!" A third said: "Harlequin is defo Gabrielle! Correct me if I am wrong." "Caught up with the @MaskedSingerUK & I'm 100% certain that Harlequin is Gabrielle - I'd know that voice anywhere," another said. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles It seems viewers are pretty convinced that the East London singer is behind the mask, and if they're right they are way ahead of the judges. Rita Ora guessed Harlequin might be American singer-songwriter Tracey Chapman, while Davina McCall suggested musical theatre actress Beverley Knight. Mo Gilligan thought it could be Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt. Not all fans agree with the idea that it's Gabrielle, suggesting other singers like Macy Gray and Alesha Dixon. Some even think a BBC Breakfast journalist might be behind the mask. One fan tweeted: "Watching #MaskedSinger and the hubby is convinced Harlequin is Macy Gray... he's been right every week so far..." "Having just caught up with the first two episodes of #MaskedSingerUK, I am certain that... Blob is Lenny Henry, Sausage is Paloma Faith, Harlequin is Alesha Dixon," said another. A third tweeted: "Harlequin is Naga from BBC Breakfast, she turned down Prince (the singer) when she was 21!" Download the MyLondon app Get the latest London news straight on your phone without having to open your browser - and get all the latest breaking news as notifications on your screen. The MyLondon app gives you all the stories you need to help you keep on top of what's happening in the best city ever. You can download it on Android here and Apple here. At the end of last night's show another contestant was revealed: Grandfather Clock took off the top part of their costume to reveal football manager Glenn Hoddle underneath. The Masked Singer is on ITV, Saturday nights at 7pm. Who do you think Harlequin is on The Masked Singer? Let us know in the comments here.
ITV The Masked Singer: Glenn Hoddle revealed as Grandfather Clock in shock reveal - My London
Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle has been unveiled as the latest celebrity on The Masked Singer. Glenn, originally from Hayes, was in the bottom two tonight, and was a shock reveal for the panel - but those on social media called it. Twitter user @JohnLoony said: "Feeling smug because the armchair detectives on Twitter worked out Glenn Hoddle when the panel didn't." @DawnWebster_FP said: "I knew it was you from last week. Loved it xx." His former club Spurs said: "You had us." And tagged the legendary player. Glenn himself tweeted saying: "Yes guys you guest it right, it was me as the grandfather clock on the @MaskedSingerUK. Such a great experience and so surreal. Thanks for all the lovely messages." Discussing the celebrity panels guesses, the former footballer and manager said: They were so close, I thought any time now you were going to nail it, but you didnt clock me. Hoddle, who was disguised as Grandfather Clock, was revealed to viewers after finishing in the bottom two alongside Viking. Bush Baby, Harlequin and Blob were put through to the next stage of the competition.
London Covid: 100 coronavirus deaths announced in one day at capital's hospitals - My London
One London hospital trust has reported the most deaths in England according to the latest data
The latest NHS data included the announcement that there had been 100 further Covid deaths in London hospitals. NHS England has revealed there has been a spike in hospital deaths in the capital, in particular at one East London hospital trust. The news comes as the country is put into a national lockdown similar to last March in which residents will only be able to leave their homes if absolutely necessary or to exercise. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletterhere . Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles At Barking, Havering and Redbridge University trust 29 people have died from coronavirus since December 20. This is the most deaths at any NHS Trust in England within that time period. East London s hospitals are the worst hit part of the capital with a further 19 deaths being reported at Barts Health NHS Trust. In total 376 people died in Englands hospitals according to the NHS data, an increase of 58 on last week. London was the worst hit region with 100 deaths followed by the South East with 77 deaths. The South West of England saw the smallest number of deaths with only 22 deaths announced. Here is how many people died at each London hospital trust according to the latest NHS data: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust - 29 Barts Health NHS Trust - 19 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 7 Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust - 2 Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 8 Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - 4 Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 4 Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 1 Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust - 5 London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust - 8 Royal Free London NHS Trust - 10 St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 3 Follow reporter Jacob Phillips on social media Do you have a story? You can get in touch, in complete confidence if necessary, below: Follow Jacob, or drop him a direct message, on Twitter here. Follow his Facebook page here. You can read more of his stories here. Email him on [email protected] Keep up to date with the latest breaking news here. Like the MyLondon Facebook page and follow MyLondon on Twitter
Jeremy Clarkson thought he would die from Covid over Christmas in a plastic tent - My London
'I’m not going to lie — it was quite scary.'
Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he had a scary experience fighting coronavirus over Christmas. The Grand Tour host, 60, still does not know if he has fully recovered. He wrote in his column for The Sunday Times : Four days before Christmas, I woke in the night to find my sheets were soggy. And that I had a constant dry cough. After his Covid-19 test came back positive, the doctor was very clear Id feel under the weather for between five and 14 days and then Id either get better or Id have to go to hospital. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletterhere. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Because I am 60 and fat, and because Ive smoked half a million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, Id probably die, on my own, in a lonely plastic tent. The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host wrote: I also had to self-isolate. I took myself off to bed with the new Don Winslow book and a bag of kale to wait for the Grim Reaper to pop his head round the door. Im not going to lie it was quite scary. With every illness Ive had, there has always been a sense that medicine and time would eventually ride to the rescue. But with Covid-19 you have to lie there, on your own, knowing that medicine is not on its way and that time is your worst enemy. While he didnt feel too bad initially, Clarksons breathing really did start to get laboured, and there was always the doctors warning ringing in my head about how it might suddenly get worse. Check the latest coronavirus figures in your area by entering your postcode into the widget below:He said: We keep being told that we know a great deal about Covid, but what Ive learnt over the past 10 days is we dont. We dont know how long we are infectious for. We dont know how to tackle it. We dont know what it does to us. We dont know how long the antibodies last. We dont know how easy it is to catch it twice. And we certainly dont know if any of the vaccines will work long-term. I dont even know if Im better now.
Strictly Come Dancing: EastEnders star Maisie Smith is so shattered she can't stand in the shower - My London
Maisie reigned at the top of the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard after impressing the judges during semi-finals week
Strictly Come Dancing and EastEnders star Maisie Smith has revealed she is so shattered she can't even stand in the shower. The 19-year-old actress reigned at the top of the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard after impressing the judges during semi-finals week. The remaining five couples tackled two dances each on Saturday (December 12) for a place in the grand final, and Maisie scored 59 out of a possible 60 points across the night, earning a perfect score with a couples choice routine to Will Smiths Gettin Jiggy Wit It. But the show has left the star so exhausted she cant even stand up in the shower, Daily Mirror reports. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletterhere. The star, who plays Tiffany Butcher in EastEnders, said: Im in bits Im aching in every single body part. I really thought I had planned for this, but I really didnt. I have a bubble bath every night for about two hours just to relax my entire body." After her impressive dance to Gettin Jiggy Wit It, Maisie delivered a passionate Viennese waltz alongside her professional partner Gorka Marquez. Maisie is so tired she can't even stand in the shower (Image: Guy Levy/PA Wire) One of the most beautiful Viennese waltzes I have seen, lead judge Shirley Ballas told her afterwards. Despite the impressive performances, Maisie hasnt quite dared to dream of lifting the glitterball trophy. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles She said: Obviously, it would be exciting, but thats not why Im doing this. The whole point of the show is to have fun, learn to dance, challenge yourself. And thats why I want to stay to the bitter end. Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One on Sunday (December 13) at 7.30pm. Do you have a story you think we should cover? If so please email [email protected] Get more news updates for your local area by putting your postcode into our handy widget below: Want more news? Go to ourhomepage.
I'm A Celebrity 'central heating' theory officially answered by Gwrych Castle - My London
Viewers have questioned why the celebrities don't seem particularly cold in the Welsh castle
Rumours that the contestants in the I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here castle have central heating in their camp have been debunked. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ITV reality show is being filmed at Gwrych Castle, which overlooks the coastal town of Abergele in North Wales, instead of the usual jungle in Australia. It means that the celebrities aren't basking in hot weather down-under as they're in a castle instead. The property has been temporarily transformed, with celebs living and sleeping inside the ruined building. And considering it's autumn, camp mates this year are subject to the much colder temperatures. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletterhere AJ Pritchard sleeps with no clothes on in freezing castle - after viewers accuse bosses of putting heating on (Image: ITV) Despite the chilly climates, celebs have been wearing t-shirts inside the camp which has sparked much conversation online as viewers claim the castle must have central heating. It's been previously stated that the camp has no central heating, understood to be relying on a firepit. I'm a Celebrity viewers however have questioned whether this is actually true during recent episodes, reports North Wales Live. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Some have noted that AJ Pritchard was shown shirtless in bed, stripping off after becoming too hot. And although the former Strictly Come Dancing pro blamed his "hot flush" on overeating at the previous night's banquet, viewers suggested that it's evidence there's secretly central heating in the camp. "AJ sleeping naked and everyone in t-shirts. That castle's got central heating," one fan wrote on Twitter. The celebrities around the campfire at Gwrych Castle, Wales (Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstoc) Another commented recently: "That castle has definitely some sort of central heating, they're all wearing tshirts [but] Wales is f***ing cold." Whilst another viewer noted that "none complained day or night about how cold it is," adding that there must be heating somewhere "unless there's a heatwave we don't know about." So, North Wales Live put the claim to the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust - which runs the local estate. Download the MyLondon app Get the latest London news straight on your phone without having to open your browser - and get all the latest breaking news as notifications on your screen. The MyLondon app gives you all the stories you need to help you keep on top of what's happening in the best city ever. You can download it on Android here and Apple here. A spokesperson refuted the rumour that there is central heating installed within the castle or camp. They commented: "There's no central heating at the castle. It has no mains electricity or running water." Well, that put that rumour to bed. The new series of I'm a Celebrity, filmed at Gwrych Castle, continues every day on ITV.
I'm A Celebrity's Ruthie Henshall shares incredible stories about meeting royals - My London
The star raised some eyebrows when she spoke openly about her relationship with the Prince
Ruthie Henshall from Bromley has shared some amazing stories about her times dating Prince Edward on I'm A Celebrity. Chatting to fellow camper, EastEnders star Shane Richie, on Friday night's episode (November 20), she definitely raised a few eyes brows when she spoke about having sex at Buckingham Palace. She said: "You performed in Buckingham Palace, you sang in the gardens, I sh****d in the bedrooms." Ruthie, 53, dated Prince Edward, 56, on and off for five years during the nineties. Describing him on the show, she said: "It's funny, it's such a long time ago.. [he's a] Lovely bloke. And I genuinely fell in love with him." Ruthie said she had sex with Prince Edward in Buckingham Palace (Image: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire) For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. So she has loads of stories about her time spent with the royal family, some of which she divulged to Shane. One time she was invited to Windsor Castle for the weekend, and when she was sitting around a table outside she said she was sure she saw the Queen. She said: "There's people sitting round it and I'm thinking that looks like the Queen and I remembered my dad had said to me that if you ever meet the Queen he said you curtsy and call her ma'am. "I grab her hand like this [handshake], forget all about the curtsy and I'm like really really pleased to meet you, really pleased to meet you." This year's I'm A Celeb contestants include Shane and also Jessica Plummer, former EastEnders actress (Image: ITV/PA) Ruthie also described the time she got drunk on martinis at Balmoral in Scotland. She'd never drunk them before and said Prince Charles gave her the first one she'd ever had. "I'd never tried it before so I was fairly... I had two of them and I was like woah..." "Let me tell you. Margaret she goes 'yes, yes, oh sing us a song from that show you're in' and I was in Les Mis at the time. So I sang I Dreamed A Dream and I must have changed key three times because I was so p****d on martinis." So she has also performed drunk in front of some of the royals. She also met Princess Diana while she was at Balmoral, and described her as "lovely". Ruthie also performed for the royals and met Diana at Balmoral Castle (Image: Daily Record) Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles When Shane asked how she met the Prince, Ruthie said it was because he was a production assistant at Andrew Lloyd Webber's. "He then called me himself [Andrew] and he wanted me to play the lead in A Star Is Born. And Edward was my point of contact," she explained. "He was the one who'd call me up and say you're rehearsing at 2 o'clock or whatever. And he said to me would you like to come to mine and watch the film of A Star Is Born with me and you can have some dinner. I was like what, at the Palace, is that where you live?" Ruthie opened up to Shane Richie about her time with the royals on the show (Image: PA) Shane replied: "Is that what he meant? God that is so weird. Watching A Star Is Born with Prince Edward." Later he joked that while her first date was to Buckingham Palace, his was to Little Chef. Ruthie is still friends with the Prince, and attended his wedding to Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Want more news? Head to the MyLondon homepage.
London coronavirus: The 50 NHS and care workers from the capital who have died of Covid-19 - My London
At least 50 frontline health and care workers from London have died after contracting coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has been deady. The virus has killed more than 8,800 people in London. Sadly, at least 50 of those were NHS and care workers. In the UK, at least 200 frontline health and care workers have died after contracting coronavirus. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. That figure is likely to be still lower than the true number of workers who have died, as the names of some victims will not yet be in the public domain. Below is a list of the 50 known NHS and care workers from London who have sadly died after contracting Covid-19. We will never forget you. Dr Adil El Tayar Dr Adil El Tayar was one of the first doctors to die of coronavirus in the UK (Image: NHS) Dr Adil El Tayar, an organ transplant consultant volunteering for the NHS, died at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth on March 25 after contracting coronavirus. The 63-year-old was father of four children, two of whom are doctors in the NHS. The British Ambassador to Sudan, Irfan Siddiq, paid tribute to Dr El Tayar on Twitter, writing: Saddened to hear of Sudanese doctor Adel Altayars death in the UK from Covid-19. Health workers around the world have shown extraordinary courage. We cannot thank them enough. In this fight we must listen to their advice. Professor Mohamed Sami Shousha Professor Sami Shousha worked at the UK cancer research laboratories at London's Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals (Image: Nursing Notes) Professor Mohamed Sami Shousha was an honorary professor of histopathology at Imperial College and worked at the UK cancer research laboratories at London's Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals. The 79-year-old died on April 2. His nephew, Abdelrahman Shousha, said his uncle returned to work to help fight the virus despite his age, adding: "My uncle was characterised by his humbleness, virtue and his adamancy to help and serve, whether it be his family, friends, his colleagues or his students." Thomas Harvey Thomas Harvey was a devoted NHS worker and much loved family man (Image: Gofundme) The 57-year-old heath worker at Goodmayes Hospital in Ilford was a father of seven. He had worked for the NHS for 20 years and sadly died alone in a flat as he was self-isolating on March 29. Glen Corbin Colleagues to healthcare assistant (HCA) Glen Corbin, from Brent paid tribute to him after he died having tested positive for Covid-19. They said he worked at Park Royal Centre for Mental Health for many years after joining shortly after it opened in 1995, and had retired and was looking forward to his 60th birthday later this year. He recently returned as a bank HCA working in both acute and rehabilitation services, his colleagues said. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles "Glen was a much loved colleague and will be sorely missed," they added. "Our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones at this sad and difficult time." Amanda Forde Amanda Forde was a GP receptionist at Vale Practice in Crouch End (Image: Vale Practice) Amanda Forde, who was a GP receptionist at Vale Practice in Crouch End, North London, died on April 3. In a statement on its website, the practice paid tribute to a "beautiful, caring receptionist". It said: "It is with great sadness that we are announcing the death of our beautiful, caring receptionist, Amanda Forde. She sadly lost her battle with Covid-19 on Friday 3rd April 2020. May she rest in peace." Dr Alfa Saadu The 68-year-old doctor, who had returned to work from retirement, died on April 6 at the Whittington Hospital in North London. His son, Dani Saadu, told the Huffington Post: He was a very passionate man, who cared about saving people. As soon as you spoke to him about medicine his face would light up. He worked for the NHS for nearly 40 years in different hospitals across London. Alanzo Smith Alanzo Smith, a mental health worker of 22 years who died of Covid-19 (Image: PA) The 62-year-old, from Chingford, had been a mental health worker at the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust for 22 years before his death on May 10. His twin brother, Spurgeon, described him as a happy and jolly man who loved his job, adding: He would go in even when he was off work, he was a dedicated worker." Dr Anton Sebastianpillai Dr Anton Sebastianpillai died on April 4 (Image: British Geriatrics Society) Dr Anton Sebastianpillai was a consultant geriatrician who died on April 4, four days after being admitted to the intensive care unit and two weeks after completing his final shift on March 20, according to Kingston Hospital. President of the British Geriatrics Society, Professor Tash Masud, said: "The loss of a doctor who spent his professional life caring for older people is heartbreaking news. "Dr Sebastianpillai had worked for more than 40 years in geriatric medicine and was a devoted and respected geriatrician. On behalf of the British Geriatrics Society, I send sincere condolences to Dr Sebastianpillais wife and son." Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Emily Perugia A care co-ordinator in Hillingdon, Emily Perugia was just 29 at the time of her death, which was confirmed on April 5. She was described by a colleague as a "lovely woman, who never said no to any requests". Ms Perugias mother, sister, brother and fiance all work for the same NHS trust as her. Esther Akinsanya The nurse and grandmother was working on the front line at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London before her death on the evening of April 15, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust confirmed. Ms Akinsanya, 55, had been a nurse for the NHS for more than 20 years along with her older sister, Mary Idowu, who has also been fighting Covid-19 and has been in a coma in recent weeks. Her son Samuel said: My mother is an angel in human form. She was a peoples person, always available to stretch herself thin to help in any way, shape or form. She would sacrifice to ensure you were whole, nothing was half-hearted. Syed Haid Syed Haider was a GP who worked at Valence Medical Centre in Dagenham. He died at Queens Hospital in Romford on April 6 after it is believed he developed coronavirus symptoms. Onyenachi Obasi Onyenachi Obasi was a 'dedicated and loving' nurse (Image: Family handout/PA Wire) A "dedicated and loving" nurse from East London died five weeks after first being placed on a ventilator. Onyenachi Obasi, 51, had been working as a health visitor and nurse, and her family said she "gave her life doing what she loved". Her niece, Ijeoma Uzoukwu, said: "We are just heartbroken. She was really loving, really sweet and a really cute person. "She was a good example of unconditional love and just loved everyone. She was so giving and always had an ear - she took people as they were. "She loved her job, but that is what caused her to fall ill in the first place." Ms Obasi had been living in Barking and Dagenham at the time of her death. Donald Suelto Donald Suelto worked at Hammersmith Hospital (Image: Getty Images/Dan Kitwood) The 51-year-old, who worked as a nurse at Hammersmith Hospital in West London, died on April 7 after going into self-isolation with coronavirus symptoms. In a tribute to the nurse, originally from the Philippines, friend and fellow NHS nurse Alejandro Fernandez said: "I still cant believe it. "You were never alone. As I said, you are a hero, everyone knows that. So proud of you. "He was an enthusiastic nurse, full of life, loved his NHS job and a spirited friend with a loving heart. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family. Rest in Peace Donds." Remigio Cabansag Mr Cabansag had been working at Highbury New Park Care Home in London for almost eight years when he fell ill and died on April 12. Bosses at the home paid tribute and said he was a hard worker who took great pride in keeping residents rooms clean and was always willing to go the extra mile. Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury worked at Homerton University Hospital (Image: Golam Rahat Khan/PA) Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, a consultant urologist, wrote a Facebook post asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urgently provide every NHS worker with personal protective equipment just five days before he died on the night of April 8. Dr Chowdhury, 53, who worked at Homerton University Hospital in East London, will be "greatly missed", according to the hospital's chief executive Tracey Fletcher. Amor Gatinao Amor Gatinao died on April 10 (Image: West London CCG) Amor Gatinao is reported to have died on the morning of April 10, having worked as a nurse at St Charles Hospital, West London. Rebecca Campbell, deputy head of CHC, said: "Amor was an incredibly kind, caring and warm hearted nurse, known to many of the team for many years. "Amor nurtured people and shared her skills and knowledge with all from her experience and was an absolute pleasure to have known Amor and have worked with her." Jermaine Wright Jermaine Wright was a pharmaceutical technician at Hammersmith and vice-chairman of the Hackney and Leyton Sunday Football League (Image: Hackney and Leyton Sunday Football League) Jermaine Wright died at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea on April 27, just four days before his 46th birthday. He joined Hammersmith Hospitals pharmacy team in 2015, where he would check the quality of products used to treat cancer patients. He previously worked at the Brompton, and Great Ormond Street hospitals. Sara Trollope Sara Trollope with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in April 2019 (Image: Boris Johnson) Sara Trollope, 51, died at Watford General Hospital on April 10 after testing positive for Covid-19 a week earlier. The mum-of-four, who had worked for the NHS for more than 30 years and was just months from retirement, had most recently worked as matron for older adult mental health services in Hillingdon. Paying tribute, medical director Dr Paul Hopper said: "Sara had that unbeatable combination of kindness, selflessness and total determination to get things right for patients. She was an example to every one of us." Melujean Ballesteros Melujean Ballesteros worked at St Mary's Hospital for 12 years (Image: Stephen McKay) The dedicated and very caring Filipino nurse, 60, died at St Marys Hospital in Paddington on April 12, just two days after being admitted. Friends and colleagues of Melujean Ballesteros described her as a "hero". It's understood Mrs Ballesteros, 60, was married and had children. Cheryl Williams North Middlesex University Hospital housekeeper Cheryl Williams (Image: North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust) North Middlesex University Hospital said Cheryl Williams would be remembered as a much-loved colleague. Ms Williams, who worked as a housekeeper on an elderly patient ward at the hospital in Edmonton, died on April 12. Juliet Alder Juliet Alder had been part of West London Mental Health Trust since 2016 (Image: West London Mental Health Trust) Juliet Alder, 58, had worked at West London NHS Trust since 2016. She died on April 14. In her final weeks at the trust, she moved to older peoples mental health, working on Meridian Ward in Hammersmith & Fulham. Carolyn Regan, trust chief executive, said: "Juliet was kind, caring and thoughtful. She was known for having a beaming smile, infectious laughter, and taking great pride in looking after others. Juliet dedicated much of her working life to the NHS. "Our thoughts and sympathies are with her husband, her daughter as well as all her friends and other colleagues within our trust." Barbara Sage Barbara Sage was described as 'kind, generous, giving and fun' (Image: Marie Curie/PA Wire) Barbara Sage, 68, died in intensive care on Easter Sunday (April 12) following treatment for Covid-19. Barbara, who has been described as a "beautiful person" spent more than 40 years working in palliative care. Amrik Bamotra Amrik Bamotra was a radiology support worker at King George Hospital (Image: Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust) Amrik Bamotra, known to colleagues as Bob, was said to have treated everyone like his own family, and leaves behind a wife, daughter and son. The 63-year-old had worked at the King George Hospital in Ilford for four years, and is suspected to have died from coronavirus. His death was announced on April 15. Dr Krishan Arora Dr Krishan Arora was labelled a 'hero' by his patients (Image: Handout) Dr Krishan Arora, who was a GP at Violet Lane Medical Practice in Waddon, had worked in Croydon for 27 years. The 57-year-old died on April 15 after testing positive for Covid-19, Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group confirmed. Dr Arora, who was married and had children, will be "greatly missed", Violet Lane Medical Practice said. Dr Yusuf Patel Dr Yusuf Patel died at Queens Hospital in Romford on April 20 (Image: PA/NHS Newham CCG) Dr Yusuf Patel, 61, founded Woodgrange Medical Practice, in Forest Gate, where he worked since 1997 before he died at Queens Hospital in Romford on April 20. The dad-of-three leaves behind his wife, Nasim, and his children Rumaysa, Maariya and Ahmed, who are all pursuing medical careers. Michael Allieu Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust confirmed that staff nurse Michael Allieu died on April 18 at Homerton Hospital. Homerton chief executive Tracey Fletcher said: "Michael was a vibrant, larger-than-life character on our acute care unit, and was well-known and very well-liked throughout the hospital." Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Rajesh Kalraiya and Mamoona Rana Dr Kalraiya, 68, was working as a community paediatrician in Romford for the North East London Foundation Trust. Dr Rana, 49, was a trainee registrar in psychiatry and also worked for the North East London Foundation Trust. NELFT chief executive Professor Oliver Shanley said: "We have shared our deepest condolences with their families and are giving them all the support possible. "They were very highly-regarded, enormously valued, professional and committed doctors who will be hugely missed by their colleagues. "As well as their families, with whom we are working closely, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to their friends and work colleagues. We are ensuring they are supported through this difficult time and I would like to thank colleagues for the commitment, dedication and compassion they have shown." Grace Kungwengwe Grace Kungwengwe was a frontline nurse at University Hospital Lewisham (Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Grace Kungwengwe, who was a mum-of-two, died on April 19 after contracting the virus while battling the pandemic. The nurse, who is believed to have lived in Lewisham, was described by her family as a nurse who was "loved by many". Sister Tendaiv said: "Grace was a dedicated NHS worker who loved her job and was actively working until she tested positive of Covid 19. "She leaves behind two sons and grandchildren. "Grace was loved by many and her dedication and care for others was second to none." Jennie Sablayan Ms Sablayan, a haematology nurse , was described as a much-loved specialist who had trained in the Philippines before joining University College London Hospital in 2002. A GoFundMe page, set up in her memory, said she died on May 5. Ade Dickson Ade Dickson was a mental health nurse at the Barnet Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. The Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, which announced his death, said: "Ade was a highly respected colleague who will be deeply missed by his family, friends, Trust staff and patients." Sophie Fagan Described as an extraordinary woman who refused to retire, Sophie Fagan, 78, was well known at Homerton University Hospital and across Hackney. The support worker died on April 19. Paying tribute to her, Homerton chief executive Tracey Fletcher said: She refused to fully retire and, although she did reduce her hours, she was often to be found meeting relatives and supporting staff in the hospital when she wasnt due to be. Sophie wanted to make a difference and caring for the elderly was her passion. Her taste for the brightest and most colourful jumpers, her elegance and her ability to talk to everyone and anyone made her stand out in the hospital corridors." Josephine Peter 'Manini' had been planning on reuniting with her children and granddaughter in South Africa (Image: Family Handout/PA) Josephine Peter fell ill with coronavirus and died on Saturday April 18, after doctors informed her husband Thabo that she was only being kept alive by a mechanical ventilator. The nurse, who lived in Hayes, has previously worked for Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust, here she worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The 55-year-old had been working at a hospital in Southport, Merseyside, since February but before she fell ill she told friends she wanted to return to South Africa to be with her children. Trish Armstrong-Child, the trust's chief executive, said: "Josephine, from Hayes, had worked at Southport since February on an agency contract until falling ill in early April. She was a nurse for 20 years and was married with two children. "Josephine's husband, Thabo, told me she was passionate, hardworking, always putting others before herself. She was 'my heroine', he said. "Our thoughts are with Josephine's family at this difficult time and we offer them our sincere condolences." Van Lang Hoang Van Lang Hoang was a patient transport driver at Barts Health NHS Trust. His death was announced on Monday, May 4. Mark Woolcock Mr Woolcock was an ambulance care assistant at Barts Health NHS Trust. Described as a "friendly, genuine person that loved helping others", he died on April 20. Dr Habibhai Babu The doctor, known to colleagues as Babu, worked at Whipps Cross Hospital, in Leytonstone, as a senior house officer. His death was announced by Barts Health NHS Trust. Afua Fofie Afua Fofie, a healthcare assistant, on the Pamela Bryant Ward at Teddington Memorial Hospital, died in April after contracting Covid-19. The Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust confirmed her death and described her as being known for her infectious laugh and willingness to go the extra mile for patients and her colleagues. It added: She always put her patients first and her loss will be keenly felt by those who knew her and worked alongside her. Kenneth Lambatan Kenneth Lambatan was very popular with staff, and described as a true gem by those that knew him well Mr Lambatan was just 33 years old when he died on April 27 after contracting Covid-19 and was an extraordinary person, son, brother, nurse, colleague and friend, according to a GoFundMe page posted in his memory. He was based in the cardiology department at St Georges Hospital, but also worked closely with colleagues in the Clinical Research Facility and had strong links with both the Trust, and St Georges, University of London. "Everyone at St Georges is deeply saddened by the death of Ken, one of our cardiac research nurses," a statement read. "Ken was very popular with staff, and described as a true gem by those that knew him well. He was dedicated to his role as a research nurse here at St Georges, and was as popular with his patients as he was with colleagues. "Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this time. Elma Cavalida Elma Cavalida was described by colleagues as welcoming everyone with a smile and would do everything in her power to help others. The bubbly and friendly maternity assistant worked at Northwick Park Hospital and died on April 26 after contracting Covid-19. Vikas Deshwal, who set up a gofundme page in her memory, said she was a bubbly, caring and kind-spirited woman who had been taken too soon. He added: Elma arrived in England 10 years ago and right from the go started working real hard for her family who was left in the Philippines. She worked at the Northwick Park Hospital as a maternity assistant and loved her job. Dr Martin Mansell The kidney specialist, a consultant nephrologist at St Peters Hospitals, Middlesex Hospital and Royal Free Hospital, London died after contracting Covid-19, the Renal Association announced. According to a social media tribute by his daughter, Dr Mansell died on April 24. Dr Paul Kabasele, eye doctor Dr Paul Kabasele worked at Croydon University Hospital (Image: Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) Known for his warm, reassuring and generous nature, Mr Kabasele worked for a decade as part of the eye care team at Croydon University Hospital before he died having contracted Covid-19 on April 24. The 58-year-old was also a church pastor for more than 30 years and regularly gave sermons for the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly in Upper Norwood. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust described Dr Kabasele's death as "heartbreaking". Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Melonie Mitchell Ms Mitchells death was confirmed by the London Ambulance Service, where she worked. Chief executive Garrett Emmerson said she will be greatly missed. "Melonie will be greatly missed by her friends and colleagues across the service," a spokesperson for LAS said. Ian Reynolds Ian Reynolds with his wife Sian (Image: LAS) Ian Reynolds leaves behind his wife Sian "whom he loved with all his heart" and his two boys Jack and Ben. Ian worked for the ambulance service for 32 years and was an active Unison rep, where he was described by his local branch as a "passionate Crystal Palace fan" and "an unapologetic mod". It is understood that Ian died on April 21. In a moving statement from LAS, a spokesperson said: "Ian Reynolds was a paramedic at New Addington. He worked for the service for 32 years and was still as active as ever until falling ill with Covid-19. "A wise, experienced and popular man, he had time for everybody and could relate to his colleagues, members and patients alike regardless of their background or identity with an ease that endeared him to everyone he came across." Miharajiya Mohideen Miharajiya Mohideen had been working at Newham General Hospital for several years before contracting Covid-19. She spent 13 days in King George Hospital before her death. Her son Javed wrote on a JustGiving page set up in her memory: I am hoping to raise £10,000 for a water well to be built either in Sierra Leone or Malawi, where this will act as an ongoing charity for her. Edem Dzigbede After a 30-year nursing career, Ms Dzigbede retired last year before returning to work on the respiratory ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London amid the coronavirus outbreak. Described on a GoFundMe page in her honour as a blessing to everyone she came across, she died on April 19. Dean McKee Dean McKee worked at St Vincents House care home in Hammersmith (Image: PA) Dean McKee, 28, who worked at St Vincents House care home in Hammersmith, died on April 7. His family, who described him as the kindest, sweetest and nicest man, said he had been off work and breathless for around a week, before collapsing at home in Shepherds Bush and being rushed to Charing Cross hospital. Queens Park Rangers fan Mr McKee was a well-known poet among the clubs followers for his original work Born Blue and White, which was played before home games. Rahima Bibi Sidhanee Rahima Bibi Sidhanee, who worked at Grennell Lodge Nursing Home in Sutton, for more than 30 years, died in hospital on April 12 after contracting Covid-19. Danny Shamtally, director of Care Unlimited, which operates the privately-owned care home, said Rahima would "go above and beyond in her delivery of care". Andy Costa Andy Costa was one of the longest-serving members of staff at a mental health centre in London, having worked for 26 years in the NHS, most recently as a ward manager at Highgate Mental Health Centre in North London. The NHS trust paid tribute to his diligence and loyalty after he died on April 9. A spokeswoman for the trust said: Andy was a highly respected, conscientious and long-serving colleague who had worked at Highgate Mental Health Centre since it opened 15 years ago. Andy will be very much missed by us all, especially by his many colleagues and friends in the ward, administration and domestic staff areas at Highgate Mental Health Centre. Abdul Gellaledin Colleagues of Mr Gellaledin, who worked for Falck Ambulance UK helping to transport patients to and from Kingston Hospital, held a two-minute silence for him following his death earlier in April. Mark Raisbeck, chief executive officer of Falck Ambulance UK, said: Abdul will be greatly missed by his Falck colleagues and patients. Abdul joined Falck as an ambulance care assistant in August 2019, he was a kind, caring and funny man who carried out his role for patients with empathy and professionalism. Ibilola Aladejana Known as Lola, the much-loved Mrs Aladejana was an agency worker who had been at University College Hospital for four years, most recently as a receptionist. The mother-of-three died on April 4 due to complications of Covid-19, according to a GoFundMe page set up by her husband Ayodele Aladejana. To check the latest coronavirus cases in your area, enter your postcode to our handy widget here: For the most up to date coronavirus advice and figures, click here. Have you been affected by coronavirus in your part of London? If so, email [email protected]
Lidl urgently recalls meatballs over food safety fears - My London
The meatballs could make many people sick
Lidl has recalled some of its meatballs as they contain an undeclared allergen. The supermarket giant is recalling Whats Cooking? Lighter for You Meatballs with Pasta and Spinach as some packets are incorrectly labelled. Last month Lidl had to recall blocks of cheese as they contained pieces of plastic. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. The Meatball packets may contain chicken and mushroom pasta so could pose a health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. The Whats Cooking meatballs which are affected have a best before date of 05 January 2022 and a pack size of 550 grams. Lidl has told customers they can return the product to the store it was bought and receive a full refund. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles A Lidl customer notice asked customers to not eat the product if you have a milk allergy. Instead if you are already making an essential trip to a Lidl store you can return the item to the store for a full refund with or without a receipt. Customers can also dispose of the product and email a photo of the best before date to [email protected] . The customer services team will process refunds via letters. Other Whats Cooking? products are not affected, neither are products with a different best before date. If you ever see or hear about anything you think we should be covering email [email protected]
Martin Lewis issues urgent 7-day warning to anybody with a bank account - My London
In the past, when one bank makes changes others often follow suit.
Martin Lewis has given an urgent warning to anyone with a bank account. The Money Saving Expert founder gave the useful advice to viewers of his ITV1 show The Martin Lewis Money Show: Live on November 5. Time is running out for customers of one of the major banks to apply for a valuable saver account, reports BirminghamLive. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletterhere. The financial guru and consumer champion hosted the show live with support from Angellica Bell. During the hour-long show, which is available to catch up on ITV Hub, Martin had a warning for those with savings accounts. Mr Lewis told ITV1 viewers who are M&S Bank customers to urgently apply for its 2.75% regular saver account as it will be closing on November 13. The finance expert said customers should "apply now" and if they were to get the account now, it would lock in that rate for a whole year. He added HSBC and First Direct currently say no changes are due to their savings accounts but added in the past, when one bank makes changes, sister banks often follow suit. The Martin Lewis Money Show continues to air each Thursday from 8.30pm on ITV1. Mr Lewis can also be found contributing his tips, tricks and guidance on social media, with a loyal Twitter following. He also routinely appears on a string of other daytime TV favourites, including Lorraine, This Morning and Good Morning Britain. On those shows, Mr Lewis - who has become a go-to source of reliable financial info during the coronavirus crisis and pandemic - fields questions and queries from viewers, many of whom are stressed over the uncertainty of Covid. Like the MyLondon Facebook page To keep up to date with all the latest breaking news, stories and events happening across London, give the MyLondon Facebook page a like. We will provide you with the latest traffic and travel updates, including updates on train and London Underground services, and the roads around the capital. The latest breaking news will be brought straight to your news feed including updates from the police, ambulance and fire brigade. We will also bring you updates from our courts and councils, as well as more lighthearted long reads. We also publish your pictures and videos, so do message us with your stories. Like the My London Facebook page here. You can also follow us on Twitter here and Instagram here. Is there a story in your corner of the city you think MyLondon should be covering? Please get in touch at [email protected]
All TUI flights and holidays from England during lockdown have been cancelled - My London
The decision has been confirmed in an online statement from TUI
TUI has cancelled all flights from England and Wales from Thursday (November 5) for the duration of the latest lockdown. The decision was made following Boris Johnson's announcement of a second lockdown which will include the ban on international travel, except for work. Travel within the UK will be discouraged, except for work, and overnight stays away from home will also only be allowed for work purposes. In a statement, TUI have explained that they will not operate holidays and flights departing from England or Wales during the lockdown period which is expected to end on December 2, 2020. The travel group has reassured affected customers will be contacted and offered options including a booking incentive or the choice to amend their holiday. Holidays departing from Scotland are still expected to go ahead after Thursday. For more London news and features straight to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter here. The full TUI statement, posted online, reads: "Following the UK Governments recent announcement regarding additional restrictions, TUI UK will not operate flights and holidays departing from England and Wales from Thursday 5 November up to and including Wednesday 2 December 2020. "Impacted customers will be proactively contacted, in departure date order, and offered the option to amend with a booking incentive, receive an ATOL-protected refund credit note with a booking incentive, or cancel and receive a full cash refund. "All TUI holidays between Monday 2 November and Wednesday 4 November are due to operate as planned. Customers due to travel before Thursday are able to amend their holiday to a later date for free. Customers currently on holiday can continue to enjoy their holiday as planned. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles "As the current regulations have been implemented in England and Wales only, all holidays departing from Scotland will continue to operate as planned, unless customers are proactively contacted and told otherwise. "We would like to thank our customers for their understanding." For the latest coronavirus news in London follow our live blog here.
ITV blunder on The Million Pound Cube leaves viewers really confused - My London
You weren't the only one who was having technical problems
Were you left very confused during The Million Pound Cube on Saturday night? Don't worry, you weren't the only one. Fans eagerly awaited the first episode of the new series, following half a decade without one of the nation's favourite gameshows. But the show returned with a couple of changes this time - a larger prize fund is up for grabs (as the title indicates) and contestants now play in pairs. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. Saturday night's (October 17) episode kicked off the series with a celebrity line-up, including Jason Manford with his brother Stephen, and Mo Gilligan with his best friend, actor David Ajao. The celebs braved a range of challenges in The Cube, raising money for charity while Phillip Schofield presented alongside. All was going well, but when Mo was in The Cube trying his luck again, the sound dimmed, before completely cutting out. And of course it wasn't long before viewers took to social media to share their confusion. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles "So I thought I went deaf during The Cube ..... what happened [there was] no volume......" one person Tweeted. "I think someone sat on the mixing desk in the gallery...wanna turn the sound back up?" another asked. Jason Manford's brother Stephen got pretty invested in the game (Image: Objective Media Group / ITV) "Was one of the challenges on The Cube tonight for the sound engineer to make everyone think there was something wrong with their TV speakers? Because if so, they really smashed that!" one person posted. "I didnt like sound anyway" another joked. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles But the problem did not last long, as the glitch was soon fixed, with ITV apologising during the end credits for the show. And viewers still seem to be looking forward to more new episodes, which will follow with non-celebrity contestants over the next week. The Million Pound Cubekicks off its regular editiononMonday (October 19) at 9pm. Got a story? Get in touch on [email protected]