Jessica Ennis-Hill

Runner

Jessica Ennis-Hill was born in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom on January 28th, 1986 and is the Runner. At the age of 38, Jessica Ennis-Hill biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
January 28, 1986
Nationality
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Age
38 years old
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
Profession
Actor, Athletics Competitor
Jessica Ennis-Hill Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 38 years old, Jessica Ennis-Hill has this physical status:

Height
165cm
Weight
57kg
Hair Color
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Jessica Ennis-Hill Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Hobbies
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Education
University of Sheffield
Jessica Ennis-Hill Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Andy Hill ​(m. 2013)​
Children
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Jessica Ennis-Hill Career

Professional athletics career

Ennis' first senior victories came in February 2004, when she was eighteen years old. At the Northern Senior Indoor Championships in 8.60 seconds, she took the 60 meters hurdles in a time of 8.60 seconds. She had won three Northern Junior Indoor Championships: the 60 m hurdles, the high jump, and the 60 m hurdles. Ennis placed third in the 60m hurdles at the AAA Indoor Championships in Sheffield in a time of 8.43 seconds in February. Ennis competed in the 100 m hurdles, a personal record of 13.26 seconds, and the high jump at the 2005 AAA Championships.

Ennis' first international competition was the 2005 Universiade, held in Istanbul, Turkey, where she won a bronze medal in the heptathlon with a new personal record of 5,910 points, behind champion Lyudmila Blonska and second-placed Simone Oberer.

Ennis received a bronze medal for England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, raising her previous best total score by more than 350 points. Her 1.91 meters would have been enough to win the individual event gold medal. In the high jump, the 200 meters, and the javelin, she set personal records. She had just over 6,000 points before the game, but not by much. Kelly Sotherton won the competition with 6,396 points, with Kylie Wheeler second on 6,298 points.

Ennis competed in the 100 meters hurdles in which she ran a personal record of 13.19 seconds in the heats and a high jump at the AAA Championships in July. Ennis led the Great Britain women's team to a fourth-place finish in the overall competition at the European Cup Combined Events Super League in Arles, France, in July. Ennis finished fourth in the individual standings with a score of 6,170.

Ennis' personal record was raised with a score of 6,287 points when finishing eighth at the 2006 European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ennis set personal records in the shot put, the 200 meters, and the javelin. Carolina Klüft (6,740 points), Karin Ruckstuhl (6,423 points), and Lilli Schwarzkopf (6,420 points) were among the medalists.

Ennis set a new personal record of 8.24 seconds in the 60 m hurdles at the Loughborough indoor meeting in January, whilst, at the UK Indoor City Challenge Cup in Sheffield, she set personal records of 7.43 seconds in the 60 m and 6.19 meters in the long jump.

Ennis placed sixth in the European Indoor Championships in Birmingham, raising her personal best result by more than 300 points to 4,716. She won in Desenzano, Italy, beating Denise Lewis in 1994 for a record under 23. Ennis set a new personal record in the 100 meters hurdles (13.12 seconds) and the long jump (6.40 meters) in doing so.

Ennis earned a bronze medal in the 100 meters hurdles in Debrecen, Hungary, beating champion Nevin Yanit and Christina Vukicevic in 13.09 seconds, ahead of champion Nevin Yanit and Christina Vukicevic at the European U-23 Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. Ennis defeated Kelly Sotherton in second place in the European Cup Combined Events Super League tournament in Szczecin, Poland, scoring 6,399 points, a personal record, beating her own British Under-23 record. Ennis was also responsible for the GB women's first place in the team competition. In the 800 meters and the javelin, she set two lifetime records. At the Norwich Union World Trials & AAA Championships, Ennis crossed the 100 meters hurdles in 13.25 seconds at the end of July.

Ennis finished fourth at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan, behind champion Carolina Klüft, Lyudmyla Blonski, and Kelly Sotherton, who all set personal records in the 100 meters hurdles, including a personal record of 12.97 seconds. In the 2007 World Combined Events Challenge, Ennis came in second overall, behind Osaka's silver medalist Lyudmyla Blonska. Blonska was barred from life for her second attempt at doping conviction. Ennis received the inaugural "European Athletics Rising Star" Award in September.

In January, Ennis set new indoor personal records of 8.18 seconds in the 60 meters hurdles and 6.33 meters in the long jump at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. Ennis finished third in the 60 meters hurdles in Sheffield, England, in early February, despite deciding not to participate in the World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain.

After suffering pain in her right foot during the first day's activities, Ennis pulled out of the Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria, from the heptathlon competition. The injury was discovered on a scan later as stress fractures of the navicular and a metatarsal of the right foot. As a result, she missed out on Beijing's Olympic Games and the remainder of the 2008 season.

Ennis returned to action in Desenzano del Garda in May after a twelve-month layoff due to injury, winning the event with a personal record of 6,587 points, as well as breaking Liliana Năstase's 16-year-old meeting record in the process. Ennis' foot injury caused her to have to change her take-off leg in the long jump from right to left. Ennis took the high jump and 100 meters hurdles at the UK Championships in Birmingham in July.

Ennis earned the gold medal at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin in August, 6731, 238 points ahead of silver medalist Jennifer Oeser of Germany and Poland's Kamila Chudzik. She started the competition with a personal record of 14.14 meters in the shot put, while her first day points total of 4,124 points was the third-best first-day heptathlon score ever, behind world record holder Jackie Joyner-Kersee and European record holder Carolina Klüft. Ennis' World Championships score of 6,731, 238 points was the highest heptathlon result in 2009.

The British Athletic Writers' Association (BAWA) and "Sports Woman of the Year" award by the Sports Journalists' Association named Ennis as the "British Athlete of the Year" and "Sports Woman of the Year" award. Ennis came third in the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, behind Formula One world champion Jenson Button and Manchester United's winner Ryan Giggs. Ennis' reception was held in Sheffield City Council's Peace Gardens, where she was handed a Mulberry designer handbag and a canteen of Sheffield cutlery.

Ennis captained the GB & Northern Ireland team that beat the Aviva International Match in Glasgow in January 2010. Ennis made history by winning the 60 meters hurdles in a British record of 7.95 seconds, two hundredths of a second ahead of world indoor champion Lolo Jones.

After Jones, who hadn't lost in over two years in her career, expressed surprise at being defeated by a multi-eventer, saying, "I'm looking forward to not letting heptathletes beat me because I'm only working on one thing." That's kind of bizarre." Ennis set a new indoor personal record in the 1.94 meters at the same gathering.

Ennis earned the World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar, gaining a new British, Commonwealth, and Championship record of 4,937 points, placing ahead of all three Beijing heptathlon champions, Nataliya Dobrynska, Hyleas Fountain, and Tatyana Chernova. Ennis became the first British woman to win world titles both indoors and outdoors.

Ennis recovered to the 2010 Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria, where she broke her ankle in 2008 and captured the heptathlon by 6,689 points. In Ennis, Ennis, the Adidas Grand Prix Diamond League's meeting, set a new personal record of 6.51 meters in the long jump.

Ennis earned the heptathlon gold medal at the 2010 European Championships, a personal record, and a score of 6,823 points, eight points behind Denise Lewis's British and Commonwealth records. Her European Championships score of 6,823 was her highest heptathlon score of 2010. In the javelin of 46.71 meters, she set a new personal record.

The SJA and "British Athlete of the Year" were voted "British Athlete of the Year" by Ennis in 2009, and "Sports Woman of the Year" by the SJA. Despite not participating in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, she received the Dame Marea Hartman Award, which is given annually to the outstanding English female athlete of the year.

After she returned from injury to become the world champion in 2009 (winner of the year) and "European Athlete of the Year," Ennis was nominated for a Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year (both won by Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic). Ennis finished third in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year's second year in a row, behind champion jump jockey Tony McCoy and darts player Phil Taylor. She was also given a LittD Honorary Doctorate from the University of Sheffield for her service to sport.

Ennis set a new personal record of 14.11 meters in the shot at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield in mid-January, a week later at an indoor meeting in Loughborough, setting a new record of 51 centimeters.

Ennis won the 60 meters hurdles in a time of 7.97 seconds later that month, defeating Lolo Jones.

After clearing 1.88 meters in her ankle, Ennis' high jump and the remainder of the session, she ruled out the high jump and the remainder of the session. As a result, she was barred from the 2011 European Indoor Championships. The injury was diagnosed as inflammation of the plantaris muscle.

Ennis won the heptathlon at the Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria, for the second year in a row, scoring 6,790 points, 101 more than in 2010 and 33 points less than her personal record, defeating Tatyana Chernova in 251 points, beating Russia's Tatyana Chernova by 251 points. Ennis set personal records in the 200 meters (23.11 seconds) and the 800 meters (2 minutes 8.46 seconds). Ennis had a two-year absence from winning her first appearance in a multi-events competition.

Ennis competed in five events, equaling her outdoor record in the shot put (14.25 meters) and winning the high jump at the United Kingdom Trials and Championships. In the 100 meters hurdles, Ennis posted a personal record of 12.79 seconds.

Ennis finished second second at the 2011 World Athletic Championships in Daegu, South Korea, who was disqualified for failing retrospective doping examinations. In five of the seven events, Ennis defeated Chernova in the javelin (52.95 meters), while Ennis got 251 more points in the javelin (52.95 meters), against Ennis' best throw of 39.95 meters). Ennis set personal records of 14.67 meters in the shot put and 2 minutes 7.81 seconds in the 800 meters, whilst also tying her personal record of 6.51 meters in the long jump. After Chernova was stripped of her honors, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upgraded her to a Gold Medal in 2016.

In the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to athletics, Ennis was named Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Ennis was inducted into the Sheffield Legends 'Walk of Fame' in June 2011, along with other well-known people from or connected with Sheffield, who are honoured by plaques placed outside the Town Hall. At Madame Tussaud's in London, a lifesize version of Ennis was displayed for the following month. The British Athletic Writers' Union named Ennis as "British Athlete of the Year" for the third year in a row.

Ennis won the high jump, clearing 1.91 meters, and placed fifth in the shot put with a best throw of 14.09 meters at the English Institute of Sport in early February. Ennis dominated the 60 meters hurdles in a time record of 7.95 seconds the next day.

Ennis set two personal records at the Grand Prix in Birmingham on February 18th; 7.87 seconds in the 60 meters hurdles and 6.47 meters in the long jump; and second second at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey in March, behind Nataliya Dobrynska. Ennis set a personal record and national record of 4,965 points while still establishing indoor personal records in the shot put (14.79 meters) and 800 meters (2:08.09).

Ennis set a record breaking 11.75 seconds in the 100 meters hurdles at the Powerade Great City Games in Manchester in May, defeating 2008 Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper and 2011 World Championship silver medalist Danielle Carruthers. Due to an administrative misunderstanding, the case was notable for only nine hurdles rather than ten. Ennis set a new British heptathlon record at the Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria, scoring a total of 6,906 points, making her the eighth woman to score more than 6,900 points. Ennis' appearances included personal records in the 200 meters (22.88 seconds) and javelin (47.11 meters), although her personal record in the long jump (6.51 meters) stood equal. Ennis defeated Tatyana Chernova by 132 points.

Ennis competed in three events at the UK Trials in Birmingham, winning the high jump with a season-best of 1.89 meters, the 100 meters hurdles in 12.92 seconds, defeating Tiffany Porter and placing sixth in the long jump with 6.27 meters.

Ennis secured the gold medal in the London Olympics in August with a British and Commonwealth record of 6,955 points, defeating silver medalist Lilli Schwarzkopf by 306 points and bronze medalist Tatyana Chernova by a further 21 points. Ennis had scored 4,158 points, her highest-ever first-day total, and was 184 points ahead of her nearest competitor, Austra Skujyte. Ennis' first-day record set included two personal records: 12.54 seconds in the 100 meters hurdles and 22.83 seconds in the 200 meters. Her time in the 100 meters hurdles was a new British record and also the fastest time in a heptathlon. Dawn Harper's winning time in the women's 100 meters hurdles final in the 2008 Olympics was also equalled. Ennis set a new personal record of 47.49 meters in the javelin and took the 800 meters in a time of 2:08.65. Ennis revealed that she would not participate in the 100 meters hurdles individual event the following day. Her time in the heptathlon 100 meters hurdles would have earned her fourth appearance in the individual final, and her time in the 200 meters would have ranked her seventh in the individual event.

Ennis, as well as other British 2012 Olympic gold medal winners, were featured on a special Royal Mail commemorative postage stamp and had a post box on the corner of Division Street and Holly Street in Sheffield, Sheffield city centre, where she was crowned gold. Within hours, the post box was vandalized, but Royal Mail responded immediately.

In various ways, Ennis was honoured. Pete McKee, a Sheffield artist/cartoonist, paid tribute to her in a piece depicting her riding an open-top sports car. Prints were supposed to be auctioned for the benefit of the Sheffield Children's Hospital charity, of which Ennis is a patron. Ennis the Menace was on the front page of a special Olympic edition of The Beano. Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stand will be renamed The Jessica Ennis Stand, according to the company's Bramall Lane stadium. Relish of Henderson developed a special limited edition bottle of the condiment with a gold label rather than the standard orange. "Congratulations Jessica – Strong and Northern" was the company's slogan in relation to Ennis.

The City of Sheffield's Council voted unanimously to give her the Freedom of the City of Sheffield in early September. Ennis was honoured on a 'Wall of Fame' in Sheffield Winter Garden, displaying the names of sportspeople from the area who competed in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

An estimated twenty thousand people were welcomed back to Sheffield by an estimated twenty thousand people in Barker's Pool in the city center in mid-August. The City Hall later hosted a civic reception.

Ennis was named EAA "European Female Athlete of the Year" in October after winning "European Athlete of the Month" in May, ahead of Anna Chicherova and Barbora Spotakova. Sebastian Coe received the award on Ennis' behalf, although she was unable to attend the ceremony in Malta due to her commitments to training. In a public poll conducted by UK Athletics, she was also named "British Olympic Athlete of the Year" in October. Ennis gained 46% of the vote, barely beating Mo Farah. "British Athlete of the Year" at Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards 2012, Ennis was named "Unity Olympian" by the Institute for a fourth year in a row, and the Sports Journalists' Union "Sports Woman of the Year" and "Sports Woman of the Year" were both coveted for the IAAF's "Female Athlete of the Year" and "Sports Woman of the Year" and "Unia She then joined Allyson Felix and Valerie Adams on the final shortlist of three for the IAAF's "Female Athlete of the Year" category. Felix was given the award.

Ennis was named "Sports Woman of the Year" by the Sunday Times in November, and she and Victoria Pendleton and Ellie Simmonds were named "British Ambassadors of the Year" at Harper's Bazaar's Women of the Year Awards 2012. Ennis was one of six women nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year last month and was nominated for William Hill "Sportswoman of the Year" during the same month. Sport Coach UK, a body that promotes sports education around the United Kingdom, named Toni Minichiello, Ennis' long-serving coach, "Coach of the Year" by Sports Coach UK in November. The Sports Journalists' Association named Ennis as the Year's Most Inspirational Sportswoman of the Year in December and named her "Sportswoman of the Year" in the United States.

For the third time, Ennis was named in the top three of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, as runner-up to Bradley Wiggins and ahead of Andy Murray. In the 2013 New Year Honours for services to athletics, Ennis was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). At the Laureus World Sport Awards, Ennis was named as the Year's Sportswoman of the Year.

Ennis' autobiography Unbelievable – From My Childhood Dreams to Winning Olympic Gold, Hodder and Stoughton, and the same day she was guest of honour at a charity fundraiser at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, which raised over £8,000 for her nominated charity, the Sheffield Children's Hospital Make It Better appeal. Ennis said in the book that she and Toni Minichiello put pressure on her and Toni Minichiello to move their training base to London in 2010, but that "we trusted in what we were doing in Sheffield and... stayed strong."

Ennis will qualify in the heptathlon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a sport Ennis has never won since 2005, not entering in 2010 or 2010. Ennis reiterated her desire to challenge the 100 meters hurdles in the long run, but said that it would not be until the World Championships in Moscow in 2013, where she will try to regain the heptathlon world championship.

Toni Minichiello, Ennis' coach, and her primary training facility, the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, are still uncertain about the year's future. Minichiello's deal as the UK Athletics national coach for combined events came to an end at the end of 2012 and was not renewed, as he was not able to move to Loughborough as part of the company's high-performance program, but Sheffield City Council considered closing the Don Valley Stadium due to budget cuts. Sheffield Council defeated the stadium on March 1st, the first time.

Ennis decided not to participate in the 2013 indoor season to concentrate on the outdoor World Championships in Moscow. Ennis was given a scroll by John Campbell, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, at a function at Sheffield Town Hall on the end of March, recognising her award of the Freedom of the City.

Ennis made her season debut at an invitation meeting at Leeds Metropolitan University on April 20th. With a best throw of 44.56 meters, she took the javelin championship. She was unable to participate in June due to an ankle injury, and she had to cancel meetings in Edinburgh, Oslo, and Tallinn due to her absence. In mid-July, she also missed the British Championships.

Ennis-Hill returned to action in a meeting in Loughborough, where she set a new personal record of 48.33 meters. She also competed in the long jump, returning to the right-foot take off she used before her 2008 injury. She also complained of pain in her ankle after that. She finished fourth in the 100 meters hurdles in 13.08 seconds and eighth in the long jump, hitting 6.16 meters in a row, but four days later decided not to participate in the Moscow World Championships because she had not completely recovered from injury.

Ennis-Hill's pregnancy caused her to miss the 2014 season, but the organisation UK Youth's "most inspiring figure among under-25-year olds in the United Kingdom" was still voted 'the most inspiring figure by under-25-year olds in the UK, but the company's Younger People survey found her to be the most inspirational figure by under 25-year olds in the UK. In October, she returned to full-time training.

Ennis-Hill made her return to the Great City Games in Manchester in May, finishing third in the 100 meters hurdles. She then placed fourth in her first heptathlon since the London Olympics at the Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria, comfortably qualifying the qualifying standard for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada won the competition, beating a national record. Ennis-Hill, a former Olympiane, has signed up for the Beijing World Athletics Championships, where she placed sixth in the heptathlon for a total of 6,669 points, ahead of Theisen-Eaton and Latvia's Laura Ikauniece-Admidina.

It was revealed in July that a repeat testing of a blood sample collected by Tatyana Chernova in 2009 revealed the presence of a banned anabolic steroid. Chernova's results were annulled by the Russian anti-doping service two years ago, but the time of annulment ended 16 days before the 2011 Daegu World Championships, where she captured the gold medal. Ennis-Hill, a silver medalist, told the International Association of British Agricultural Federation that Chernova's results should carry over to that competition. The IAAF had appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in turn. In 2013, Ennis-Hill was given the gold medal for the third time.

Ennis-Hill was nominated for the European Athlete of the Year award, which was won by Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers in September. For a second time in November, Ennis-Hill was named BAWA Athlete of the Year for a second time (tied with Paula Radcliffe) and was nominated for IAAF Athlete of the Year. For a joint-record fourth time (again tied with Radcliffe), Ennis-Hill was named Best British and International Female Athlete in 2015 by the Athletics Weekly readers. She also placed third in the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, behind Rugby League player Kevin Sinfield and champion Andy Murray. It was the fourth time she had been elected in the top three of the honor.

Ennis-Hill was unable to participate in the 2016 indoor season due to an Achilles tendon injury. She returned to action at the end of May, but not in the Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria. Ennis-Hill, the first heptathlon of the year, claimed she would miss the pre-Olympics Team GB's camp in Belo Horizonte due to fears of the Zika virus, but the Rio Olympics will take place. In the long run, she also set a personal record of 6.63 meters.

Ennis-Hill was defending her Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August, but Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium, who set five personal records in the seven events, fell Defis-Hill to place second in silver medalists.

In a poll conducted by Sport Relief in January, Ennis-Hill was named as Britain's favorite sporting hero. In January, she was included on Forbes Magazine's Entertainment section of the 30 Under 30 list for Europe. Ennis-Hill was named Sportswoman of the Year at the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards in February. For the second time in March, she was nominated for a Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year. Ennis-Hill announced her resignation from athletics on October 13th.

Career statistics

Ennis soared 1.95 meters in the high jump, a foot (30 cm) above her own height of 1.65 meters, which only ten women have ever attempted. In August 2014, it tied for a joint British outdoor record when shared with Diana Davies, Susan Moncrieff, and Debbie Marti until it was broken by Isobel Pooley at 1.96 meters (now held by Katarina Johnson-Thompson at 1.98 meters).

Her personal record of 12.54 seconds in the 100 meters hurdles is the world's fastest time in the heptathlon and equals the winning time for the women's 100 meters hurdles as an individual event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the time, it was a new British record in the individual event.

With a score of 6,955 points, Ennis became the British record holder for the heptathlon until 2019, defeating Olympic gold medalist Denise Lewis' previous record of 6,831 points. Were Ennis will set a new personal record in a single heptathlon competition; Lewis's equivalent personal record total score would be 6,970 points.

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As she attended her annual masquerade, Jessica Ennis-Hill put on a leggy appearance in an elegant black evening dress with a thigh high split

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 7, 2024
Jessica Ennis-Hill, one of the first people to arrive, put on a good show in all-black ensemble as she graced Wednesday's red carpet. Stormzy and Raye are among the candidates competing for the coveted gongs at the event, with Babatunde Aleshe, Indiyah Polack, and Zeze Mills as hosts. Dame Jessica, a British track and field star, sent pulses racing as she wore a stunning floor-length skirt with a perplexing high slit up her left leg.

Some holidaymakers are stuck on tarmac and airport shelves full of all food and drink, causing nightmares across Europe due to the UK's traffic control meltdown, with others facing 12 HOUR delays, planes stuck on tarmac, and airport shelves stripped of all food and drink

www.dailymail.co.uk, August 28, 2023
Many people are stuck on stale planes on the runway, including holidaymakers, people attending hen dos, and a family returning from Disneyland, with one person being told that there is at least a seven-hour delay. After NATS, the national air traffic controllers based in Swanwick, Hampshire, said their device had failed, Gabby Logan, one of those trapped on a plane on the runway at Budapest airport. Mrs Logan was back home in Hungary after three weeks as she was presenting the World Athletic Championships for the BBC alongside Jessica Ennis-Hill, Denise Lewis, and Michael Johnson. Mrs Logan, a woman who used to be known as Twitter, told her 450,000 followers how she was agonisingly close to'hugging her family' once more.

Dr MAX PEMBERTON: I love the NHS and have given my life to it but this is why I chose to go private

www.dailymail.co.uk, July 16, 2023
I love the NHS, Dr. MAX PEMBERTON: I love the NHS. I adore the feeling of equal access to its territory, which is at its root. It's distinctly British and that it was born at a time when the country was rebuilding from a war. That alone should make us all proud. All of the evidence reveals that it is the most cost-effective, reliable, and safest way to provide healthcare in the world. But I am not blind to its flaws.