'Walking Dead' sets stage for key death

    (CNN)The following contains spoilers about the "The Walking Dead" midseason finale. "The Walking Dead" has described this season as "All Out War," but it has often felt immersed in tactics, as if several episodes were simply setting up pieces on a chessboard. The midseason finale was largely guilty of the same right up until the last minute, which planted the seeds for the death of a major character. The final sequence featured Rick (Andrew Lincoln) coming upon his son Carl (Chandler Riggs), who reveals that he had suffered a bite from one of the "walkers" -- a wound that's invariably fatal. Lest there be any doubt, on companion show "The Talking Dead" showrunner Scott M. Gimple -- who has been

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    Major NHS trust put in special measures

    A major London hospital trust has been placed in special measures because of funding problems. NHS Improvement announced the sanction against King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust the day after chairman Lord Kerslake resigned criticising the "unrealistic" approach to NHS finances. The regulator said a deficit of £92m was now forecast this year - more than twice the original £38m planned for. Chief executive Ian Dalton said the position was simply "not acceptable". If you can't see the NHS Tracker, click or tap here. "The financial situation at King's has deteriorated very seriously over recent months," he said. "We understand that the wider NHS faces financial and operational challenges,

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    Londoners given extended GP surgery hours

    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

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    Sirius XM faces celebrity backlash after Steve Bannon rejoins radio show

    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

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    How giraffes helped girl find her voice

    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.

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    'The care doesn't stop when the baby dies'

    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

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    Nominees react to Golden Globes nods

    Issa Rae, best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy for "Insecure" "I'm so thankful for my second nomination. Would absolutely not be possible without our amazing Showrunner, Prentice Penny, our dope director, Melina Matsoukas and our amazing writers. This is an acting nomination so I'm especially grateful to all my co-stars, and especially Yvonne and Jay for constantly lifting me up. Thanks to the HFPA and everybody who supports INSECURE!" Gary Oldman, best actor in a motion picture, drama nominee for "Darkest Hour" "I am amazed, flattered and very proud of my first Golden Globe nomination. I am also honored to find myself in such company as I am a serious admirer of all the work of all