Drug-related deaths in England and Wales have reached an all-time high – with many of the deaths caused by opiates including heroin.
The UK is heading towards the “biggest overnight social security cut” since the modern welfare state was founded, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. They’ve been investigating the impact of the decision to cut Universal Credit payments by £20 a week from October, and they say it could plunge half a million more people into…
The so-called ‘pingdemic’ is having an impact on healthcare services. On Monday the guidance on self-isolating for frontline staff changed, meaning it can be replaced with regular testing and other safety measures.
The Government has confirmed it is considering plans to scrap the self-isolation requirement for people who are fully vaccinated if they take daily tests instead – this comes against a backdrop of soaring new cases across the UK.
The family and friends of two children who disappeared 25 years ago in the West Midlands have started digging in a location where they think the boys are buried.
Like many industries covid has hit it hard, with weddings cancelled and many jobs lost.
The data are proving increasingly troubling for scientists advising the government.
Fans’ frustration towards some football clubs and their ownership needs to be understood, ministers conceded today – after last night’s violent scenes outside Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground.
As we begin to emerge from lockdown – how do young people now feel about getting the vaccine and balancing benefits versus risks? We have been out in Birmingham finding out.
Shielding for nearly 4 million people in England and Wales officially ended today. Many of them have been confined to home for the last year because they are clinically vulnerable. The lifting of restrictions follows the fall in Covid cases and hospital admissions, but they are still advised to social distance, work from home and…
A coroner has called on Boris Johnson to launch a public inquiry into the Covid pandemic “as soon as practicable”, at the end of an inquest into a pregnant nurse who died with the virus.
A coroner in Nottingham has declared that the probation service made a significant contribution to the murder of a woman by her former boyfriend.
Tonight, Handforth Parish Council is meeting again and we are at the Cheshire village.
More than 70 people have been fined after police in Birmingham raided a makeshift nightclub in breach of Covid laws.
Some shops in Northern Ireland have had to stop selling some goods because they can’t get hold of them – thanks to the post Brexit rules surrounding trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.