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Lord Kerslake resigns as King's College Hospital Trust chair

Lord Kerslake has resigned as the chairman of a major London hospital trust because of NHS funding problems. The former head of the civil service says the government is being unrealistic about the challenges facing the health service. He announced he was stepping down as chairman of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Sunday. NHS Improvement described the hospital’s financial performance as “unacceptable”. A spokeswoman added: “It is the worst in the NHS and continues to deteriorate.” In a statement, Lord Kerslake said of his decision to quit: “I…

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Kevin Spacey 'groped Norwegian king's son-in-law'

The King of Norway’s former son-in-law has accused Kevin Spacey of groping him after a Nobel Peace Prize concert. Ari Behn told radio station P4 that it happened after the actor had hosted the event in 2007. “I am a generous person, but this was a bit more than I had in mind,” said Behn, who was married to King Harald’s daughter Martha Louise until last year. Spacey has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by a string of men and has been written out of House of Cards….

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King's Victorious “Battle of the Sexes”

“I underestimated you” were the first words former Wimbledon winner Bobby Riggs said to the tennis champion Billie Jean King in 1973 after she defeated him in front of 90 million viewers worldwide. It’s a serious mistake for any athlete to underestimate their opponent in any match in any sport, let alone when she’s the number one ranked female player and you’re playing in your own drummed-up spectacle of a match, the Battle of the Sexes. In the context of the fierce debate surrounding gender roles—then and now—his words serve…

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Could Beyonce be the Lion King's queen?

She once pretended to be Sasha Fierce – so could pop goddess Beyonce get fierce again as a live-action lioness? It all depends on whether she’ll snap up the voice role of Nala in Disney’s upcoming remake of The Lion King. According to Variety, Queen Bey is The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau’s first choice for the role in his new version of the 1994 classic. Donald Glover has already been cast as lead lion Simba, while James Earl Jones will once again voice his dad Mufasa. Nala, you may…

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