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The government says its new internet laws will help keep children safe and combat racism and other abuse. The draft Online Safety Bill includes: Ofcom, the new online regulator, being able to fine companies up to £18m or 10% of their annual global turnover (whichever is higher) if they fail to take down harmful content […]

The work done by nurses during the coronavirus pandemic appears to have resulted in a recruitment boost. NHS England said there are thousands more nurses working in the health system after being inspired by the “Nightingale effect”. There were 330,000 nurses, midwives and health visitors working in the NHS in England in January – over […]

An outdated BMI system could be leaving people from ethnically diverse backgrounds at higher risk from type 2 diabetes. A study has found that the BMI (body mass index) system has outdated cut-offs, meaning people from diverse backgrounds are more likely to develop the disease at a much lower BMI than those from white backgrounds. […]

Labour’s new shadow chancellor, Rachel Reeves, will use her first House of Commons appearance in her new role to claim the government is “set to fail” workers after the COVID pandemic. Opening the Queen’s Speech debate for Labour on Wednesday, Ms Reeves will attack the absence of an Employment Bill from the government’s legislative agenda […]

Landowners in England are preparing to accept payments from developers who could be permitted to offset damage to green spaces by funding improvements to the wildlife habitats somewhere else. Charlie Forbes Adam, owner of the 8,000 acre Escrick Park estate near Selby in North Yorkshire, is one of 12 newly-titled biodiversity compensation providers in a […]

A nine-year-old boy has died after apparently being struck by lightning, police in Blackpool have said. The boy had been on a football field just after 5pm on Tuesday when a thunderstorm hit. He was initially taken to hospital with serious injuries, according to the Blackpool Gazette, but police later confirmed he had died. The […]