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Polio: What is it and how does it spread

Details: Health officials say the first three jabs, given to young babies, offer good protection. But take-up of the first three doses is about 86% in London, well below target levels, with the rest of the

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Northampton General: New critical care unit prepares for …

Details: A new critical care unit, designed with the experience of the Covid pandemic, is preparing for its first referrals. The 16-bed unit at Northampton General Hospital cost …

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Surfing improves wellbeing of brain injury survivors

Details: 1 day ago · It is hoped the research could encourage health boards to make nature-based therapy part of their treatment. 'One punch' victim's 10-year path to recovery MP challenges ministers on brain injury

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West Suffolk Hospital sued by Jane Winn's family

Details: Karen Jane Winn, 61, of Northwold, near Thetford, Norfolk, was diagnosed with a serious blood disorder in April 2019. She died three days later. Her widower, Brian, said West Suffolk Hospital in

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'Working here helps my PTSD'

Details: Rob Wood, now 50, works for a logistics company at East Midlands Gateway, near Castle Donington, which actively recruits ex-services personnel. The company, which helps supply key brands to

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Fatboy Slim DJ sessions to help people's mental health

Details: It's part of an NHS project to help people with severe mental health problems. The BBC's Annabel Rackham and Jonathan Sumberg went …

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Alpaca visit at Leicester care home 'really special'

Details: Residents at a care home in Leicester have been surprised by two unexpected guests - a pair of alpacas. Coco and Tufty visited Asra House residential care home as part of an animal therapy session

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Hampstead Heath: Disabled swimmer loses bathing pond …

Details: Charges were first introduced at the ponds in 2005 on a self-policed basis but compulsory fees were introduced last year, with the adult fee doubling to £4 and the concessionary fee increasing

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Five arrested in modern slavery raids

Details: Five people have been arrested as part of a police probe into modern slavery. Properties in Romford, Burton-upon-Trent and Birmingham were raided by the National Crime Agency on Thursday. Officers

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Dr Michael Watt: 'The systems and processes in place failed'

Details: The Belfast Health Trust failed to intervene quickly enough in the practice of a doctor which led to Northern Ireland's largest ever patient recall, an …

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Supreme Court ruling hailed by top Missouri official who has

Details: 1 day ago · Missouri has effectively ended abortion, state attorney general Eric Schmitt has said. His comments come after a US Supreme Court decision overturned the landmark abortion rights ruling, Roe v Wade.

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East Tisted crash: Nathan Stevens 'always brightened up every room'

Details: 2 days ago · Mr Stevens' father said he was "loving and caring" and his best friend The father of a motorcyclist who died in a three-vehicle crash has said he …

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Afghanistan earthquake: Survivors count horrific cost

Details: Sitting under a tent, Naqibullah, a medic, treats a stream of young children brought out to see him. Five-year-old Barakutullah's arm was injured by falling debris. Naqibullah checks the bandages

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Welsh Health Minister Eluned Morgan apologises to Senedd for …

Details: Wales' health minister has apologised for embarrassing the Senedd when she was banned from driving for repeatedly speeding. Eluned Morgan became the first minister to be formally reprimanded by

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Derbyshire hospice charity shop hit repeatedly by vandals

Details: A Derbyshire hospice is facing paying hundreds of pounds in repairs after its charity shop was hit by vandals. Ashgate Hospice said its premises, on High Street in Alfreton, has been targeted

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Supreme Court abortion decision must not be the final word

Details: 1 day ago · US President Joe Biden addressed the nation after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion, returning power to individual states.

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Children's respite charity Parc (Essex) shuts over money issues

Details: A charity which offered respite care to hundreds of children with additional needs has blamed financial pressures for its sudden closure. In a letter to carers and parents, Parc (Essex) said it

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Cost of living: Leicester food bank struggling to open

Details: 2 days ago · Another business owner said they could no longer afford to keep donating food due to rising costs, she said. But Ms Elliott said the cost of living crisis meant demand for the food bank was higher

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Test Valley: Plans for three-weekly bin collections approved

Details: 2 days ago · The changes include the introduction of food waste caddies for all properties as well as new blue bins to recycle glass bottles and jars, …

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New West Midlands Police chief identified

Details: West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Foster said he chose Craig Guildford because "he is an outstanding police leader". If the choice is confirmed by a policing panel on 25 July, Mr

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Glastonbury Festival mud toilet model highlights water aid

Details: 2 days ago · A huge toilet sculpture made of mud is on show at Glastonbury Festival. The 2.5m (8.2ft) model was presented by charity WaterAid to raise awareness of climate change and the limited access to

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Cost of living: Northern Ireland trade unions call for action at

Details: A number of trade unions took part in a cost-of-living demonstration at Stormont on Saturday. The rally, organised by the Northern Ireland committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU

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Legacy: Law firm launches defamation case against Brandon Lewis

Details: 1 day ago · PA Media. A Belfast law firm and a number of its partners will begin further defamation proceedings against the Northern Ireland secretary, according to a statement issued on Friday. It relates to

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Manchester United's Mason Greenwood has bail extended

Details: 1 day ago · Manchester United's Mason Greenwood, who was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault in January, will remain on bail following a court hearing. The 20-year-old forward was arrested after images

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New Leicestershire scheme uses plant to clean polluted water

Details: 2 days ago · Plants and artificially created salt marshes are being used to clean oils, diesel and chemicals in water from road gullies in a new environmental scheme. Leicestershire County Council has set up a

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NK Coatings Ltd: County Antrim firm fined £120k after employee …

Details: A County Antrim shot-blasting firm was fined £120,000 on Tuesday after a worker was crushed to death when a metal rack fell off a forklift. …

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Pompeii: Ancient pregnant tortoise surprises archaeologists

Details: 1 day ago · The tortoise was sheltering beneath an already-destroyed building when volcanic disaster struck. Archaeologists found the remains while excavating an area of the city that its ancient inhabitants

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Your pictures of Scotland: 17-24 June

Details: 1 day ago · A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 17 and 24 June. Send your photos to [email protected]co.uk. Please ensure you adhere to the BBC's rules regarding photographs that can

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In pictures: Glastonbury 2022

Details: 5 hours ago · Thousands of people have been enjoying Glastonbury Festival after a forced hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. From Billie Eilish as the the youngest ever solo headliner to Sir Paul McCartney as the

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MTK Global: Boxers exploited by Kinahan gang, officer says

Details: Many boxers have been exploited and preyed upon by the Kinahan organised crime group, a senior officer has said. The US recently imposed sanctions on the gang's leaders and banned hundreds of

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French Banksy: Eight guilty in theft of Bataclan mural

Details: 23 June 2022. Reuters. The mural was stolen in the early hours of 26 January 2019 and recovered 18 months later. Three years after an artwork by graffiti artist Banksy was stolen from a door at

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Giant puppet of Syrian refugee parades through Bristol

Details: A giant puppet of a Syrian child has paraded through Bristol to raise awareness about the plight of child refugees. Little Amal stands at 3.5m (11.5ft) and has been on a UK-wide tour to coincide

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As-it-happened: PM defends record after by-election losses

Details: The Tories and PM Boris Johnson have been dealt a major blow as the Lib Dems and Labour win two by-elections. The Lib Dems storm to victory Tiverton …

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The Big Noise Orchestra: 'It was absolutely life changing'

Details: Ten years ago children from a deprived estate in Stirling formed The Big Noise Orchestra and performed at the London 2012 Festival. The children were conducted by world famous conductor Gustavo

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Rail strikes: 'I thought about getting a flight'

Details: 13 hours ago · Passengers react to the third day of strike action in the UK as they make their journeys.

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Exeter rape suspect released on bail

Details: A man arrested on suspicion of rape in Exeter has been released on police bail. Police said a woman was assaulted at about 02:00 BST on Saturday in the Catacombs area of the city. Officers later

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Moments that made this by-election historic

Details: 1 day ago · The Conservatives and the prime minister have been dealt a major blow after the Liberal Democrats and Labour won two by-elections. In Tiverton and Honiton in Devon, the Lib Dems achieved a seismic

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