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Vitamin D supplements ‘advised for everyone’

Vitamin D supplements ‘advised for everyone’

Image copyright Alice S./BSIP/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice in England and Wales says. It comes as a government commissioned report sets the recommended levels at 10 micrograms of the vitamin a day. But officials are concerned this may not be achievable through diet […]

Labour leadership: Corbyn vows to tackle ‘nation’s ills’

Labour leadership: Corbyn vows to tackle ‘nation’s ills’

Jeremy Corbyn is to promise to tackle the “five ills of 21st Century Britain” as he launches his official campaign to remain as Labour leader. Mr Corbyn, who is facing a challenge from Owen Smith, will vow to confront inequality, neglect, prejudice, insecurity and discrimination. He will say a future Labour government will require firms […]

UK nuclear submarine collides with merchant vessel off Gibraltar

UK nuclear submarine collides with merchant vessel off Gibraltar

Image copyright AFP/DM PARODY Image caption Damage to HMS Ambush’s conning tower could be seen as it arrived in Gibraltar on Tuesday evening One of the UK’s newest nuclear-powered submarines has docked in Gibraltar after a collision with a merchant vessel during a training exercise. The Royal Navy said it has launched an immediate investigation […]

Police fitness tests failed 1,863 times in 12 months

Police fitness tests failed 1,863 times in 12 months

More than 1,800 police fitness tests were failed by officers in England and Wales in the space of 12 months. The compulsory test – which has to be taken by all police officers – was taken 93,956 times from September 2014 to August 2015, with 1,863 failures. The lowest pass rate was South Yorkshire Police […]

Comparison site rules ‘should remain’

Comparison site rules ‘should remain’

Image copyright Thinkstock MPs on the Energy Committee have written to the new business secretary to demand no change to the current rules on price comparison websites. As part of its recent report on the energy market, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that such websites would no longer be required to show all […]

Brexit: May hopes for ‘frank and open’ talks during Merkel visit

Brexit: May hopes for ‘frank and open’ talks during Merkel visit

Image copyright AP Image caption Mrs May has said the UK won’t be rushed into kick-starting negotiations on the UK’s exit Discussions about the UK leaving the EU must be “frank and open”, Theresa May has said as she prepares to embark on her first tour of European capitals. The prime minister will have a […]

Two men and woman dead in Aberdeen tower block ‘incident’

Two men and woman dead in Aberdeen tower block ‘incident’

Image caption Emergency services were called to reports of a disturbance in a domestic flat at around 20:15 BST Two men and a woman have died during a disturbance at a tower block in Aberdeen, police have said. Officers are investigating whether one of the men fell from a window of the 19-storey Donside Court, […]

Brexit: May hopes for ‘frank and open’ talks during Merkel visit

Brexit: May hopes for ‘frank and open’ talks during Merkel visit

Image copyright AP Image caption Mrs May has said the UK won’t be rushed into kick-starting negotiations on the UK’s exit Discussions about the UK leaving the EU must be “frank and open”, Theresa May has said as she prepares to embark on her first tour of European capitals. The prime minister will have a […]

Two men and woman dead in Aberdeen tower block ‘incident’

Two men and woman dead in Aberdeen tower block ‘incident’

Image caption Emergency services were called to reports of a disturbance in a domestic flat at around 20:15 BST Two men and a woman have died during a disturbance at a tower block in Aberdeen, police have said. Officers are investigating whether one of the men fell from a window of the 19-storey Donside Court, […]

Working parents face summer childcare struggle

Working parents face summer childcare struggle

Image caption Local authorities across Britain report shortfalls in holiday childcare provision, says a report Families face a struggle to find summer holiday childcare as councils across Britain report a lack of places. In Wales and the east of England, none of the councils responding to a Family and Childcare Trust survey, said it had […]