A girl who barely said a word for the first four years of her life is now a "little chatterbox". Poppy Campbell, six, from Inverness, was silenced by a combination of selective mutism and speech dyspraxia. She said her first sentence when she was three-and-a-half when she thanked staff at a safari park for letting her help look after their giraffes. Her parents Sarah and Steven said that thanks to help she went on to receive she now talks happily. Poppy's mum told BBC Radio Scotland's The Kaye Adams Programme: "Just before she was 18 months old she just fell into complete silence. "Even when she was crying she would make the face, and have tears but made no sound at all. "It was so difficult.
Steve Bannon's return to a radio hosting gig is kicking up some celebrity backlash. Actors Seth Rogen, John Leguizamo, and singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge have all promised to boycott SiriusXM for allowing Bannon to appear on the subscription radio service. The outcry started after SiriusXM announced last Tuesday that Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Trump, would be a host on the "Breitbart News Daily" radio show. It airs on Patriot, a conservative station. "I can't bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon," Rogen tweeted Friday, adding that he canceled a scheduled press tour on SiriusXM. Rogen stars in the new film "The Disaster
Londoners can now book GP appointments for evenings, weekends and bank holidays. An extra 75,000 routine appointments a month will be available in the capital as part of a scheme by NHS England. The £26m initiative aims to reduce pressures on stretched A&E departments. The British Medical Association (BMA) was "encouraged" that the plans cover extra staffing expenses, but was worried by doctors' rising workloads. London is the first area to offer the extended service. If surgeries are fully booked or closed when registered patients call up, they will be able to book with other nearby practices. GPs will have access to electronic patient records so that patients do not have to be seen by their
Silent taboos around stillbirth and miscarriage are the focus of an exhibition exploring how parents and medics deal with early-life baby loss. Remembering Baby is inspired by research and aims to show the "hidden side" of when a baby dies. It features memory boxes, notes from bereaved parents to their babies and artwork illustrating their loss. Melanie Hall, who had a miscarriage, said having her experience feature in it had brought "great comfort". The exhibition, at The Art House in Sheffield, uses visual and audio art to explore how both parents and medical staff experience and encounter death "at the very beginning of life". Academics from the University of Sheffield worked with the charities
Christopher Plummer has been nominated for a Golden Globe for the role in which he replaced Kevin Spacey. The actor took over the role in All the Money in the World after a string of sexual harassment allegations were made against Spacey. The nominees for best drama film include Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Judi Dench are among the British nominees. They are in the best actress in a comedy or musical category, alongside Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Emma Stone. The Shape of Water received the most nominations of any film - with seven in total. The Post and Three Billboards each have six.
Saudis will soon be able to go to the movies for the first time more than 35 years. From early next year, commercial movie theaters will be granted licenses, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture and Information said in a statement on Monday. It expects the first cinemas to open their doors in March. "This marks a watershed moment in the development of the cultural economy in the Kingdom," Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Alawwad said in the statement. Saudi Arabia is undergoing an economic overhaul under Vision 2030 -- a blueprint for what the economy could look like over the next decade to reduce its reliance on oil. The government hopes that opening movie theaters will act as a catalyst
The nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. Here is the full shortlist. Film categories Best motion picture - drama Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best motion picture - comedy or musical The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Lady Bird Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread Tom Hanks, The Post Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - drama Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game Sally Hawkins, The Shape