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An overhaul of sick pay and accessible, adaptable homes are among a package of measures announced by Theresa May to support the one in five working age people with a disability. The prime minister believes that up to 300,000 new homes with higher standards of higher accessibility could be built each year. She also wants […]

New research suggests that vaccinating boys against human papillomavirus, or HPV, could cut cancer rates related to the virus in men in the long term. A two-year study of 235 patients in Scotland with head and neck cancers, found HPV was present in 60% of the cases. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection, with […]

A bill known as “Natasha’s Law” has been introduced by Michael Gove, which is set to protect allergy sufferers after the death of a teenager almost three years ago. According to the Department of Environment, Food and rural Affairs (Defra), the legislation will require all food businesses to clearly label the full ingredients of pre-packaged […]

By Ali Fortescue, news correspondent One in 3 people from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background still believe that dementia is an inevitable part of getting older, according to Alzheimer’s Research UK. The charity says there is still a “stigma” surrounding the disease in some BAME communities, and less than half of those surveyed […]

By Rhiannon Mills, royal correspondent The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new family home has been renovated at a cost to the taxpayer of £2.4m. The multi-million pound bill was revealed as part of the annual Royal accounts. Frogmore Cottage, which was given to Harry and Meghan by the Queen, and is on the Windsor […]

By Alistair Bunkall, defence and security correspondent The RAF’s new F35 fighter jets have flown on operations for the first time, a significant milestone in their development.  Alongside Typhoon aircraft, they took part in sorties over Iraq and Syria against Islamic State but didn’t carry out any strikes. The Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt described it […]