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Parent school donations 'exacerbating inequality'

Wednesday 11th December 2019

In 2017-18, the average school in London raised £43,000 from donations...

 

Liam Payne on alcohol: 'My family were very worried'

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The star talks about sobriety, splitting from Cheryl, and being accused of trivialising bisexuality...

 

York dads' 'hair school' brings families closer

Wednesday 11th December 2019

A group for dads in York is helping them to style their daughter's hair and make new friends...

 

Eastleigh grotto for families priced out of Santa visit

Wednesday 11th December 2019

A community is making sure children from all backgrounds get a chance to tell Santa what they want...

 

School funding: 'No more' savings possible in some NI schools

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The head of the Education Authority says she acknowledges principals' growing frustration over funding...

 

Free grotto for families priced out of a Santa visit

Wednesday 11th December 2019

A community is making sure children from all backgrounds get a chance to tell Santa what they want...

 

Crossing Divides: York dads' 'hair school' brings families closer

Wednesday 11th December 2019

A group for dads in York is helping them to style their daughter's hair and make new friends...

 

Woman and child, 4, spotted on M62 in West Yorkshire

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The pair, thought to be asylum seekers, walked to Hartshead Services in West Yorkshire on Tuesday...

 

Family 'frightened' after Ickenham sex attack on boy

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The primary school pupil was assaulted in his bedroom at the flat in west London, on 22 November...

 

Jaden Moodie: The child groomed and killed in London's drug war

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Jaden Moodie's mother explains the despair of losing her 14-year-old son in London's drug gang war...

 

General election 2019: Do EU state aid rules stop school bus services?

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Claims about EU state aid rules causing problems for school bus provision fact-checked...

 

Fifteen-year-old maths star accepted for Edinburgh PhD

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Wang Pok Lo goes to his local comprehensive school but has already completed a masters in statistics...

 

'Heroes' praised for Glenlee mum and child flood rescue

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Nikki Birgit Campbell and her 23-month-old daughter, Rhea, were pulled from their car as it filled with flood water...

 

Health workers' strike: Nurses begin further 48 hours of action

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Members of the Royal College of Nursing are refusing to do things like working unpaid hours...

 

Air pollution: Cars, wood-burning stoves and industry targeted

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Public Health Wales estimates air pollution contributes to up to 1,400 deaths a year in Wales...

 

General election 2019: Jonathan Ashworth insists Jeremy Corbyn criticism was 'banter'

Tuesday 10th December 2019

The shadow health secretary says he was "joshing" in a secret recording leaked by a Tory friend...

 

GP Manish Shah guilty of sex assaults on 23 female patients

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Manish Shah cited Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody to instil fear in his patients about their health...

 

General election 2019: Jonathan Ashworth apologises after Corbyn criticism leak

Tuesday 10th December 2019

The shadow health secretary says he was "joshing" in a secret recording leaked by a Tory friend...

 

Care home owner John Allen guilty of child sex abuse

Tuesday 10th December 2019

John Allen, who is already serving a life sentence, abused five boys between 1976 and 1992...

 

Harley Watson's classmates pay tribute to Loughton car death pupil

Tuesday 10th December 2019

A minute's applause is held at Harley Watson's school, a week after his death...

 

Laurent Simons: Belgian child prodigy drops out of university

Tuesday 10th December 2019

His parents removed him after the university said he wouldn't graduate before turning 10...

 

Dorchester rape inquiry police release CCTV of suspect

Tuesday 10th December 2019

A 15-year-old girl was attacked on a school field by a man who reportedly carried a pocket knife...

 

General Election 2019: NI parties clash during BBC election debate

Tuesday 10th December 2019

The parties discuss Brexit, healthcare and the collapse of the assembly during the BBC debate...

 

Mental health: North Wales A&E support scheme extended

Monday 9th December 2019

A "life-changing" mental health service in hospitals is now being rolled out to GPs surgeries...

 

Should children watch toy unboxing videos?

Monday 9th December 2019

Millions of kids are watching toy unboxing videos in the run-up to Christmas...

 

Health workers strike: Nurses at Altnagelvin Hospital to join protests

Monday 9th December 2019

Unison nurses at the Londonderrry hospital will join the ongoing action over pay and conditions...

 

Serial rapist Joseph McCann given 33 life sentences

Monday 9th December 2019

Mr Justice Edis said he had no doubt he was "a threat to children and a paedophile...

 

Health workers strike: Nurses at Altnagelvin Hospital join protests

Monday 9th December 2019

Unison nurses at the Londonderry hospital are joining the ongoing action over pay and conditions...

 

Tyler Peck drugs death: Family feud 'erupted over funeral cash'

Monday 9th December 2019

A crowdfunding page was set up by a school attended by Tyler Peck's siblings, to pay for his funeral...

 

Morpurgo's Christmas (fire) cracker

Sunday 8th December 2019

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the yuletide offering from children's author, Sir Michael Morpurgo...

 

General Election 2019: Parties clash during UTV election debate

Sunday 8th December 2019

The parties clash over Brexit, healthcare and the collapse of the assembly during the UTV debate...

 

Stormont parties in election debate

Sunday 8th December 2019

The parties clash over Brexit, healthcare and the collapse of the assembly during the UTV debate...

 

NHS e-health systems 'risk patient safety'

Saturday 7th December 2019

The use 21 separate electronic record systems in NHS hospitals across England 'could lead to errors'...

 

Peter Pan pantomime stars say it is 'hardest job in show business'

Saturday 7th December 2019

A children's TV star and a Strictly dancer will be putting in three performances a day...

 

Health strikes: 'Significant disruption' expected

Saturday 7th December 2019

The Belfast Health Trust cancels 900 routine outpatient appointments on Monday...

 

I watched friends needlessly die from drug addiction

Friday 6th December 2019

Former addict Annemarie Ward will lead tributes as hundreds of wooden crosses are planted to remember drugs death victims...

 

Health strike: Action continues after pay offer rejected

Friday 6th December 2019

The South Eastern Trust is warning of afternoon outpatient department closures at its sites...

 

Torture charges against former Liberia leader's ex-wife dismissed

Friday 6th December 2019

Agnes Reeves-Taylor was facing charges over a string of torture offences - some involving children...

 

Joseph McCann guilty of sex attacks on 11 women and children

Friday 6th December 2019

Joseph McCann was accused of 37 offences against victims aged between 11 and 71 over two weeks...

 

Lucy-Anne Rushton death: Child 'heard shouting and hitting'

Friday 6th December 2019

The child woke to hear a man in a "mean mood" attacking his estranged wife, jurors hear...

 

Footballer David Cox on verge of quitting over mental health taunts

Friday 6th December 2019

Teammates of Cowdenbeath striker David Cox say they will walk off the pitch if the abuse continues...

 

Health strikes: Expected continued action to cause more 'significant disruption'

Friday 6th December 2019

The Health and Social Care Board says there could be further appointment cancellations from Monday...

 

Seizures of illegal diazepam tablets double in a year

Thursday 5th December 2019

Doctors warn people cannot trust the authenticity of drugs bought from rogue online pharmacies or dealers...

 

General election 2019: How do Grimsby's food-bank users want to vote?

Thursday 5th December 2019

Ed Thomas meets voters living in an area where half of the children grow up in poverty...

 

General election 2019: How do Grimsby's food bank users want to vote?

Thursday 5th December 2019

Ed Thomas meets voters living in an area where half of the children grow up in poverty...

 

Health strike: Julian Smith to meet with striking unions

Thursday 5th December 2019

Limited outpatient appointments and surgeries will go ahead in Belfast on Thursday due to strike action...

 

Long waits 'leave mental health patients in limbo'

Thursday 5th December 2019

NHS leaves patients stuck on 'hidden' waiting lists for months, a BBC investigation shows...

 

Health strike: Julian Smith to meet striking unions

Thursday 5th December 2019

Limited outpatient appointments and surgeries will go ahead in Belfast on Thursday due to strike action...

 

Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England

Thursday 5th December 2019

Don't go to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have gone, NHS bosses say...

 

Health strike: Unions have 'positive' meeting with Julian Smith

Thursday 5th December 2019

Limited outpatient appointments and surgeries will go ahead in Belfast on Thursday due to strike action...

 

Health strike: Unions set for new talks with department

Thursday 5th December 2019

Limited outpatient appointments and surgeries will go ahead in Belfast on Thursday due to strike action...

 

Poor children lose out on exercise, research suggests

Thursday 5th December 2019

Significant inequalities remain in the areas of family affluence, gender and race, Sport England says...

 

Health strike: Unions hold new talks with department

Thursday 5th December 2019

Limited outpatient appointments and surgeries will go ahead in Belfast on Thursday due to strike action...

 

Storey Arms instructor guilty of assaults against boys

Thursday 5th December 2019

Robert Pugh, 75, has also been found not guilty of three charges of historical child abuse...

 

Health strike: Fresh pay offer from Department of Health

Thursday 5th December 2019

The Department of Health makes a new pay offer, but no agreement has been reached yet...

 

Health strike: Fresh pay offer rejected by unions

Thursday 5th December 2019

The Department of Health makes a new pay offer, but the unions said it fell short of what they had wanted...

 

How to get kids to read books

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Harwich and Dovercourt High School is focused on the benefits that reading books outside the classroom can bring...

 

'Integrate to survive' says primary schools report

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Smaller rural schools should consider integrating to ensure their futures, suggests newly published research...

 

Health strike: Further industrial action by workers

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Some Ulster Hospital appointments are cancelled while services will be affected in the Western Trust...

 

UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox

Wednesday 4th December 2019

It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England said...

 

Farieissia Martin 'has hope' over right to appeal murder conviction

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Farieissia Martin's mental health was not evaluated when she was convicted of murdering her ex...

 

Health strike: NI Secretary Julian Smith says health service crisis is unacceptable

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Julian Smith is in Belfast where he met the NI Civil Service and unions over ongoing industrial action...

 

Peebles High School fire: Boy faces wilful fireraising charge

Wednesday 4th December 2019

It comes after a fire which left a secondary school in Peebles severely damaged...

 

Mother of Salcombe teen who died was 'off her face'

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Holly Strawbridge denies two counts of supplying a class-A drug and two counts of child cruelty...

 

Loughton school crash: Man arrested after fatal collision

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

A man wanted in connection with a hit-and-run crash in which a 12-year-old boy died has been arrested...

 

Loughton school crash: Man held over collision which killed boy, 12

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

A man, 51, is detained on suspicion of murder after the crash in Loughton left a boy, 12, dead...

 

Jewish schools 'pressurise parents to take children out of sex ed lessons'

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Two state-funded schools are accused of pressurising parents to take their children out of lessons...

 

Child homelessness at Christmas up 46% in 4 years

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

About 1,600 children will spend the festive period in B&Bs and hostels, a charity predicts...

 

Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Migration hearings to start

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The inquiry is due to hear evidence via video-link from former child migrants who were sent overseas...

 

Loughton hit-and-run: Murder arrest over fatal crash

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Four teenagers and a 53-year-old woman were also struck by a Ford KA outside a school in Essex...

 

Health strike: Nurses start industrial action on pay and staffing

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Health trust executives warn there is a risk to patient safety due to strikes, but nurses deny that...

 

Ellie Goulding: 'I used alcohol to be more funny and interesting'

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The singer says she turned to alcohol after struggling to cope with life in the spotlight...

 

Pisa tests: UK rises in international school rankings

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The UK moves upwards in global school league tables - but with low levels of life satisfaction...

 

Why do Estonian children start school at seven years old?

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The Baltic nation is one of the top performers in global education tests, but how does that process begin?Read full story...

 

Loughton hit-and-run: Harley Watson named as victim

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Four teenagers and a 23-year-old woman were also struck by a Ford Ka outside a school in Essex...

 

Donald Trump on the UK's National Health Service

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Speaking at the 70th anniversary of Nato trump said that the NHS is not on the trade talk table...

 

Health strike: Safety warning as nurses start industrial action

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Health trust executives warn there is a risk to patient safety due to strikes, but nurses deny that...

 

NHS: Donald Trump on the UK's National Health Service

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Speaking at the 70th anniversary of Nato trump said that the NHS is not on the trade talk table...

 

Health strike: Safety warning as nurses take industrial action

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Health trust executives warn there is a risk to patient safety due to strikes, but nurses deny that...

 

Meningococcal infection: Two children admitted to hospital

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Other children and staff at a primary school near Portadown are given antibiotics as a precaution...

 

Seven charts on the £73,000 cost of educating a child

Monday 2nd December 2019

A population boom and a spending squeeze has changed the way we spend money on schools...

 

Health strike: Patients set to be hit by week of cancellations

Monday 2nd December 2019

More than 10,000 outpatient appointments and surgeries will not go ahead on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday...

 

Margate's multilingual art club for kids

Monday 2nd December 2019

When a group of artists moved to town, they started a group for local children who were curious what they were doing...

 

Labour pledges to cut rail fares by a third

Monday 2nd December 2019

The party vows to slash rail fares and make travel free for young people under the age of 16...

 

Thousands of homes in Falkirk could be without gas for days

Monday 2nd December 2019

Heaters and portable cookers are being distributed to vulnerable residents and 14 schools and nurseries are closed...

 

Turner prize town builds bridges through art

Monday 2nd December 2019

When a group of artists moved to town, they started a group for local children who were curious what they were doing...

 

Peebles High School fire: Home learning plan put in place

Monday 2nd December 2019

Peebles High School will be shut until at least Christmas after it was badly damaged in a fire last week...

 

Health strike: Action could delay cancer diagnoses, trust claims

Monday 2nd December 2019

More than 10,000 outpatient appointments and surgeries will not go ahead on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday...

 

Child life expectancy projections cut by years

Monday 2nd December 2019

Children born this year expected to live shorter lives than previously thought, say official stats...

 

Debden Park High School: Several hurt in crash outside school

Monday 2nd December 2019

The air ambulance says it helped treat "a number of patients" after the crash in Loughton...

 

Debden Park High School: Boy, 12, dead and five hurt in hit-and-run crash

Monday 2nd December 2019

Police launch a murder investigation following the fatal crash near a school in Essex...

 

Loughton school crash: Boy, 12, dies in 'deliberate' hit-and-run

Monday 2nd December 2019

Five others were hurt and police want to speak to Terry Glover, 51, about the crash near a school...

 

'Cruel' Super Bowl and schools' bomb hoaxer jailed

Monday 2nd December 2019

Andreas Dowling admitted carrying out a campaign of bomb hoaxes in Britain, US and Canada...

 

Restored 100-year-old RAF bear keeps 'lovely, wonky smile'

Sunday 1st December 2019

Bobby Bear was the beloved childhood toy of Joe Mack, an RAF Pathfinder wireless operator in WW2...

 

Glasgow health chief reassures parents over hospital infection fears

Sunday 1st December 2019

The head of Glasgow's health board insists the city's largest hospital is safe, after details emerged of another child death...

 

Labour pledges to cut rail fares by a third

Sunday 1st December 2019

The party vows to slash rail fares and make travel free for young people under the age of 16...

 

'Clearly intoxicated' North Bristol nurse suspended

Saturday 30th November 2019

Dawn Harley smelled of alcohol and was slurring words, a Nursing and Midwifery Council panel heard...

 

Parents demand answers over troubled Glasgow hospital

Saturday 30th November 2019

Families of patients treated at Glasgow's children's hospital say they have no confidence in the health board...

 

Smartphone 'addiction': Young people 'panicky' when denied mobiles

Friday 29th November 2019

Psychiatrists warn a quarter of young people have addictive behaviour towards their smartphones...

 

Children under 12s can no longer 'commit crime' in Scotland

Friday 29th November 2019

The age of criminal responsibility in Scotland has raised from eight to 12 following a change in the law...

 

Met Police Ch Supt Simon Ovens facing probe over child abuse clip contact

Friday 29th November 2019

An inquiry is looking into Ch Supt Simon Ovens' contact with another officer prior to her conviction for possession of an indecent image...

 

Harvey Proctor: Former MP secures £900k Met payout over 'Nick' claims

Friday 29th November 2019

Harvey Proctor was compensated following a police inquiry into false claims of child sexual abuse...

 

Children under 12 can no longer 'commit crime' in Scotland

Friday 29th November 2019

The age of criminal responsibility in Scotland has raised from eight to 12 following a change in the law...

 

How a single-minded schoolboy made his dream reality

Friday 29th November 2019

Jadon Sancho is one of Europe's most highly rated footballers - at the age of 19...

 

Harvey Proctor: Former MP secures £900,000 Met payout over 'Nick' claims

Friday 29th November 2019

Harvey Proctor says he will aim to repair his "damaged life" after false claims of child sex abuse...

 

Storey Arms instructor not guilty of child abuse charges

Friday 29th November 2019

Robert Pugh is still facing 10 charges of indecently assaulting boys in the 1980s and 90s...

 

Peebles High School 'closed until Christmas' after fire

Friday 29th November 2019

Investigations continue into the cause of the blaze at Peebles High School, which caters for 1,200 pupils...

 

Storey Arms instructor not guilty of three child abuse charges

Friday 29th November 2019

Robert Pugh is still facing 10 charges of indecently assaulting boys in the 1980s and 90s...

 

Teenagers beat pensioner Alasdair Forsyth to death with tools

Friday 29th November 2019

Keirin McMillan and two others carried out the "scandalous murder" while high on drugs in Edinburgh...

 

Health strike: Belfast Trust cancels outpatient appointments and surgery

Friday 29th November 2019

Belfast Trust announces move as health chief calls for an end to ongoing strike action...

 

General election 2019: 'Mental health system fails people'

Thursday 28th November 2019

A gym owner who helps the homeless has called on all the politicians to reshape the mental health service...

 

The parents raising their kids on the road

Thursday 28th November 2019

Two families describe showing their children the world, while one mum-to-be explains why she hopes to follow suit...

 

General Election 2019: Tories 'saying more nurses' not 'new nurses' says Hancock

Thursday 28th November 2019

The Health secretary says pledge to recruit 50,000 more nurses includes "measures to improve retention"...

 

Notre Dame: Boys to be admitted to Scotland's last all-girl state school

Thursday 28th November 2019

Councillors in Glasgow voted unanimously to allow boys to study at Notre Dame High School from 2021...

 

Great Yarmouth Community Trust: Parents 'panicking' over nursery closures

Thursday 28th November 2019

About 450 families must find new nursery places for children after a Norfolk and Suffolk chain shut...

 

'Severe' fire takes hold at Peebles High School

Thursday 28th November 2019

Firefighters were called to Peebles High School while pupils were evacuated...

 

Bullying: Teachers share their stories in video for pupils

Thursday 28th November 2019

Staff at Perins School in Hampshire hope it will help pupils who are being bullied themselves...

 

'Severe' fire forces Peebles High School closure

Thursday 28th November 2019

Peebles High School will remain shut after the blaze which saw more than 40 firefighters called out...

 

Prince William talks mental health with West Bromwich Albion players

Thursday 28th November 2019

During a training ground visit, the prince said men were "really bad" at discussing mental health...

 

NI health system 'at point of collapse' says Royal College of Surgeons

Thursday 28th November 2019

Royal College of Surgeons says situation is "unacceptable" as NI waiting times reach all-time high...

 

Nine NI schools close due to winter vomiting bug

Thursday 28th November 2019

One principal said special measures were being put in place for pupils unable to sit transfer tests...

 

OneSchool Global network: Evangelical church plans grammar school

Wednesday 27th November 2019

The OneSchool Global network was established by the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church...

 

General election 2019: How you can vote as a mental health patient

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Louise Evans thought being admitted to a psychiatric unit meant she could not vote...

 

Rushcliffe mayor sparks fury with 'Santa's not coming' comments

Wednesday 27th November 2019

The mayor is branded a "Grinch" for telling children "mummy and daddy" would be helping Santa...

 

Edinburgh office staff given self-service alcohol area

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Councillors in Edinburgh approve the drinks plan for We Work offices on George Street...

 

Cleveland Police: Final warning for dumped child sex files sergeant

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Documents with details of child sex abuse victims were found outside Martin Skirving-Chehab's home...

 

Driver convicted of causing schoolgirl's death on crossing

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Kieran Kennedy, 20, struck Megan Scott, 15, in East Kilbride a second after the traffic lights changed...

 

The rise of children joining high-IQ society Mensa

Tuesday 26th November 2019

The number of under-11s joining British Mensa has increased by more than half in five years...

 

Call for mental health support for young offenders

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Holyrood's justice committee calls for assessments to be made within days of youngsters' move into custody...

 

Violence in children's relationships 'a public health issue'

Tuesday 26th November 2019

One domestic abuse charity says help for children "isn't bespoke enough for what they need"...

 

General election 2019: Child poverty 'could rise' under Conservative plans

Tuesday 26th November 2019

New analysis of election manifestos shows no major UK party's plans would reduce child poverty...

 

General election 2019: Child poverty 'will rise' under Conservative plans

Tuesday 26th November 2019

New analysis of election manifestos shows no major UK party's plans would reduce child poverty...

 

LGBT teaching row: Protests cannot resume outside primary school

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Activists against inclusive lessons began picketing Birmingham's Anderton Park School in February...

 

Fermanagh child abuse: Victim of alleged paedophile ring speaks out

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Kevin Brown says from the age of 12 he was abused by at least 20 men in Enniskillen...

 

LGBT teaching row: Birmingham primary school protests permanently banned

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Activists against inclusive lessons began picketing Birmingham's Anderton Park School in February...

 

General election 2019: Labour plans to teach British Empire injustice in schools

Tuesday 26th November 2019

The party also wants to tackle the black and ethnic minority pay gap in its "faith and race manifesto"...

 

Pregnant woman among 10 found in Cambridgeshire lorry

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Two children are among those found at a service station on the A14 near Godmanchester...

 

Demonstrations banned in LGBT school row

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Demonstrations against LGBT inclusive education have been permanently banned outside a primary school...

 

Ketamine may reduce heavy drinkers' craving

Tuesday 26th November 2019

It may help to change habits and memories linked to alcohol, researchers believe...

 

Kamala Harris school plan: The two hours costing US parents thousands

Tuesday 26th November 2019

A proposal to keep US schools open longer has led to a polarised debate over childcare nationwide...

 

Living near busy road can stunt children's lung growth, study says

Monday 25th November 2019

A King's College London study finds children's lung development can be reduced by up to 14%...

 

Unison healthcare workers to begin strike action

Monday 25th November 2019

The first phase of the strike by Unison members over pay and staffing levels will run until 18 December...

 

General election 2019: Celebrities urge young people to vote in election

Monday 25th November 2019

Lady Leshurr and Maverick Sabre back Rize Up - a campaign encouraging young people to vote...

 

Cleveland Police: Officer's mother-in-law 'threw out' child sex files

Monday 25th November 2019

A misconduct hearing is told how the material was left unsecured in the officer's house...

 

General election 2019: Labour plans to teach British Empire injustice in schools

Monday 25th November 2019

The party also wants to tackle the black and ethnic minority pay gap in its "faith and race manifesto"...

 

General election 2019: Politicians 'seem childish to the working class'

Sunday 24th November 2019

A window cleaner who helps keep his town tidy wants politicians to stop being indecisive...

 

Trelya charity was the 'family I chose'

Sunday 24th November 2019

A young mother says she cannot imagine life without a charity that supports her and her children...

 

General election 2019: Tories to unveil manifesto 'to get Brexit done'

Sunday 24th November 2019

Pledges include axing some hospital parking fees, expanding childcare and not raising personal taxes...

 

General election 2019: Tories unveiling manifesto 'to get Brexit done'

Sunday 24th November 2019

Pledges include "getting Brexit done", expanding childcare and not raising personal taxes and VAT...

 

What happened to Mary Boyle? No body recovered

Saturday 23rd November 2019

How can a six-year-old child vanish without a trace for more than 40 years – the story of Ireland’s Mary Boyle?Read full story...

 

Election battleground: Norwich

Friday 22nd November 2019

Mental health and drugs are high up the list of local people's election priorities in Norwich...

 

Scottish Labour promises free school meals for all pupils

Friday 22nd November 2019

Scottish Labour have announced plans for primary and secondary school pupils to get free school meals...

 

Syria conflict: UK to repatriate orphaned children

Friday 22nd November 2019

They will be the first UK citizens to be repatriated from an area formerly under the control of IS...

 

General election 2019: Scottish Labour calls for free school meals for all pupils

Friday 22nd November 2019

Scottish Labour says every pupil in Scotland should be able to receive a free school meal 365-days a year...

 

'Special measures' for Glasgow's health board

Friday 22nd November 2019

The health secretary said the board would be escalated to stage four of the NHS Board Performance Escalation Framework...

 

Glasgow health board placed in 'special measures'

Friday 22nd November 2019

The health secretary said the board would be escalated to stage four of the NHS Board Performance Escalation Framework...

 

Jonathan King child abuse trial: Surrey Police criticised over collapse

Friday 22nd November 2019

Pop mogul Jonathan King was acquitted of 23 historical serious sex offences against teenage boys...

 

Government refuses law change on child-abuse retrials

Thursday 21st November 2019

Current double-jeopardy laws do not allow child-abuse suspects to be retried if new evidence emerges...

 

Officer left with PTSD after investigating child abuse

Thursday 21st November 2019

PC Glen Baird said his day-to-day experience at work was "most people's worst nightmare"...

 

General election 2019: Voting activist wants 'youthquake'

Thursday 21st November 2019

Jerahl Hall is on a mission to persuade more young people to get out and vote in the election...

 

Northern Ireland Hospitals cancel operations due to staff shortages

Thursday 21st November 2019

Three health health trusts postpone operations but emergency surgery will not be affected...

 

Leeds woman reveals 'trauma' of mental health detention

Thursday 21st November 2019

Megan Alikhanizadeh has been chased, tackled and held down by the police after escaping from hospital...

 

Syria conflict: UK to repatriate orphaned children

Thursday 21st November 2019

They will be returned to the UK from an area formerly under the control of IS in the coming days...

 

Health secretary to make statement on crisis-hit Glasgow NHS board

Wednesday 20th November 2019

The health secretary is facing calls to put the Glasgow health board into "special measures"...

 

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Mum's fight for diagnosis

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Catherine Griffiths eventually discovered her children had Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder...

 

General election 2019: Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers

Wednesday 20th November 2019

The party is promising billions more for schools in England, taken from a £50bn so-called "Remain bonus"...

 

General election 2019: Lib Dems promise £50bn 'windfall' from stopping Brexit

Wednesday 20th November 2019

The "Remain bonus" will go on schools and cutting poverty, Jo Swinson is to say at a manifesto launch...

 

Joseph McCann trial: Rape accused 'threatened to slit mum's throat'

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Joseph McCann tied up a mother and sexually abused her children in a separate room, a court hears...

 

Health secretary issues apology over child deaths in Glasgow hospital

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Jeane Freeman expressed her "deepest sympathies" to the families of two children who died in a Glasgow hospital...

 

Charlotte Church's 20-pupil home school plan approved

Wednesday 20th November 2019

A council approves plans for the singer to open a school for 20 children at her home in Dinas Powys...

 

General election 2019: Tories back 'whole life orders' for child murder

Tuesday 19th November 2019

The party wants to tackle "sickening injustice" but the final decision will remain with judges...

 

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: Education and tuition fees

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Your questions answered on university tuition fees, school funding and more...

 

NHS health board Cwm Taf Morgannwg 'prioritised targets over safety'

Tuesday 19th November 2019

A review finds wider problems at Cwm Taf Morgannwg, where the maternity unit is in special measures...

 

Liverpool child, 7, asks Father Christmas for 'a home and food'

Tuesday 19th November 2019

The little girl's letter was left in a Christmas postbox at a community centre in Everton...

 

Sixty pupils hit by flu-like virus at Bristol school

Tuesday 19th November 2019

About a third of the pupils at Backwell Junior School have been affected...

 

Hospital review has examined water contamination

Tuesday 19th November 2019

The investigation into Glasgow's largest hospital will be published in the spring, the health secretary tells MSPs...

 

Sri Lankan bombings: British victims 'unlawfully killed' says coroner

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Anita Nicholson and her two children were among the victims on Easter Sunday...

 

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital: Babies and mums died 'amid toxic culture'

Tuesday 19th November 2019

A leaked report into maternity care claims children were left disabled amid substandard care...

 

Elsie Frost murder: 'No justice' for family after death of suspect

Tuesday 19th November 2019

A detective told a coroner he was "convinced" child killer Peter Pickering murdered Elsie Frost...

 

General election 2019: Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers

Tuesday 19th November 2019

They party proposes an extra £10bn a year for schools in England, taken from a £50bn "Remain bonus"...

 

General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge £560m schools cash boost for Wales

Tuesday 19th November 2019

The party says it would urge Welsh ministers to give children "the best start in life"...

 

GCSEs: Qualifications Wales urges exams to be kept in reforms

Monday 18th November 2019

The exams should be kept, says a watchdog, as the school curriculum in Wales heads for major reforms...

 

Good grades and a desk 'key for university hopes'

Monday 18th November 2019

High parental expectations and being happy at school are also important factors, a study suggests...

 

General Election 2019: Ex-MPs talk about abuse and mental health

Monday 18th November 2019

Two politicians reflect on the impact public abuse has on their mental health...

 

Unite's health workers to vote on industrial action

Monday 18th November 2019

The ballot of Unite's 4,000 NHS workers begins on Monday and follows a RCN decision to strike...

 

Health Secretary had no prior knowledge of hospital death

Monday 18th November 2019

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman refuses to rule out government intervention at Glagow health board...

 

Health Secretary refuses to rule out 'special measures' option for NHS Glasgow

Monday 18th November 2019

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman refuses to rule out government intervention at Glagow health board...

 

Did UK Special Forces murder Afghan children?

Monday 18th November 2019

Should Special Forces soldiers have been prosecuted over the killing of children in Afghanistan?Read full story...

 

Stop and search: 9,000 under-18s in Wales checked

Sunday 17th November 2019

A seven-year-old is among thousands of children searched by police officers in Wales...

 

Meet Mani Love - the basketball player who's 4ft 5in tall

Sunday 17th November 2019

Mani Love is the shortest person to play for the Harlem Globetrotters in New York and is visiting school's in the West Midlands...

 

Royston Jackson: Double murderer stockpiled drugs and overdosed

Sunday 17th November 2019

Royston Jackson, who died from cancer, should not have been able to stockpile drugs, a report says...

 

Glasgow hospital death of three-year-old boy probed by police

Sunday 17th November 2019

The boy died in 2017 at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus, three weeks before the death of another child...

 

Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m

Saturday 16th November 2019

Celebrities from the worlds of TV, music, film and sport took part in this year's BBC charity show...

 

School breakfast clubs: Charges 'unfair' on parents

Saturday 16th November 2019

Parents are asked to make a contribution to school breakfast clubs, which are meant to be free...

 

NHS board special measures call over child's hospital death

Saturday 16th November 2019

MSP Anas Sarwar says Glasgow's health board is "not fit for purpose" over its handling of infection problems...

 

'I was agony but couldn't get a breast reduction on the NHS'

Friday 15th November 2019

Women in Scotland say they are falling through the cracks of health care despite suffering chronic pain...

 

Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years

Friday 15th November 2019

The parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died in 2016, call the increase "deeply alarming"...

 

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: What are parties saying on childcare?

Friday 15th November 2019

What are the parties promising to do about childcare costs, and more of your questions answered...

 

Homelessness: Two former homeless people describe what life was like

Friday 15th November 2019

Home affairs correspondent June Kelly talks to two young people who used to live rough...

 

Short-sightedness: Genetic test could help at-risk children

Friday 15th November 2019

One in 10 people are genetically pre-disposed to severe short-sightedness...

 

'I was in agony but couldn't get a breast reduction on the NHS'

Friday 15th November 2019

Women in Scotland say they are falling through the cracks of health care despite suffering chronic pain...

 

BBC Children in Need: NI set for Friday fundraisers

Friday 15th November 2019

Presenters Holly Hamilton and Stephen Clements will join Pudsey for the Northern Ireland appeal...

 

Health secretary Jeane Freeman faces resignation call over child death

Friday 15th November 2019

The health secretary knew a child died as a result of an infection potentially linked to water two months ago...

 

General election 2019: Boris Johnson quizzed on Russia, flooding and his children

Friday 15th November 2019

Boris Johnson answered questions from the public in a special BBC programme...

 

Child cruelty charges: Parents charged over injuries to four-week-old baby

Friday 15th November 2019

The couple is charged after their four-week-old suffered a fractured skull and broken ribs...

 

Cwm Taf health board to pay £18m for disabled girl's birth

Friday 15th November 2019

The girl, now seven, needs 24-hour care, has learning difficulties and uses a wheelchair...

 

South Korean grannies keeping a school alive

Friday 15th November 2019

Facing a year without any first graders, a school in South Korea opened its doors to grandmothers...

 

Children In Need 2019: Strictly, Star Wars and soaps help charity appeal

Friday 15th November 2019

Celebrities from the worlds of TV, music, film and sport unite for this year's BBC charity appeal...

 

Ripon school matron jailed for sexually assaulting boy

Friday 15th November 2019

Susan Bramwell appeared at York Crown Court where she was jailed for two years and eight months...

 

Milly Main death: Mother 'let down and lied to' by health officials

Friday 15th November 2019

The mother of a young girl who died at a Glasgow hospital is "100%" certain contaminated water killed her...

 

Teen Instagrammers open up on mental health chat

Thursday 14th November 2019

Harry and Samuel post videos with advice and tips for sufferers in the hope others will open up...

 

History: Children 'must learn Wales' story' in school

Thursday 14th November 2019

There are fears the new curriculum may mean some schools leave out topics such as black history...

 

One in 50 'children in need' are not yet born

Thursday 14th November 2019

Rising numbers of children are being officially labelled as vulnerable before they are even born...

 

My Money: 'I used the same nappy for my nine children'

Thursday 14th November 2019

As part of a new BBC blog series, Katie Holden shares what she spent her money on this week...

 

Swindon's Health Hydro gets new Grade II* listed status

Thursday 14th November 2019

The change in status means the Health Hydro cannot be converted into housing without agreement...

 

General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?

Thursday 14th November 2019

The major parties in England have pledged billions more for the NHS over the next five years...

 

Child's hospital death 'linked to contaminated water'

Thursday 14th November 2019

A whistleblower claimed a cancer patient died as a result of contaminated water at Scotland's largest hospital...

 

Illegal steroid operation gang jailed over £65m distribution

Thursday 14th November 2019

The drugs are said to have been sold to bodybuilders, gym goers and possibly professional athletes...

 

Jeane Freeman did not make child infection death public

Thursday 14th November 2019

The health secretary knew a child died as a result of contaminated water but kept patient confidentiality...

 

The recurring nightmare of my daughter's anorexia

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Simon Brown lost his eldest child to the eating disorder - now he is working with those who handled her care...

 

Prescription drugs review call after Bedford man's death

Wednesday 13th November 2019

A man died after being told to keep taking two medicines together despite having a severe reaction...

 

Rylan raises £845,000 with 24-hour Children In Need karaoke feat

Wednesday 13th November 2019

The presenter is recovering from his marathon singing challenge in aid of Children In Need...

 

Kids' social media app ad banned on health grounds

Wednesday 13th November 2019

The advertisement for PopJam is banned for encouraging children to gain followers and likes...

 

Rylan raises £928,000 with 24-hour Children In Need karaoke feat

Wednesday 13th November 2019

The presenter is recovering from his marathon singing challenge in aid of Children In Need...

 

Joseph McCann: Alleged rapist 'hid in tree to evade police'

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Joseph McCann denies 37 offences against 11 women and children over a two-week period...

 

Emma Brown: My daughter's anorexia was a 'descent into hell'

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Simon Brown lost his eldest child to the eating disorder - now he works with those who handled her care...

 

Inside the primary school class with 63 pupils

Tuesday 12th November 2019

What is it like to be a primary school pupil in a class of 63 children?Read full story...

 

Shiregreen murders: Sarah Barrass killed teenage sons

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin murdered the two teenagers and conspired to kill four other children...

 

Frank Dobson: Ex-Labour minister dies aged 79

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Mr Dobson served as health secretary under Tony Blair before losing out in a bid to be London mayor...

 

Joseph McCann: Man embarked on 'series of depraved sex attacks'

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Joseph McCann is accused of 37 offences against 11 women and children over three days...

 

Children 'become less active during primary years'

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active per week every year - study...

 

Rylan Clark-Neal is reliving his X Factor days as he takes on a singing marathon.

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Presenter Rylan Clark-Neal is taking on his biggest challenge to date...

 

Andy Neal: Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drugs to be released

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Andy Neal, a former corporal from Nottingham, was jailed in Dubai in 2018 over drugs allegations...

 

Shiregreen murders: Parents strangled two teenage sons

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin murdered their two teenagers and conspired to kill four other children...

 

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin jailed for murdering sons

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin murdered the two boys and conspired to kill their four other children...

 

Young singers to turn gang violence story into opera

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Ali, 15, is among 700 children set to perform at the Royal Albert Hall...

 

Shiregreen murders: Murder plot survivor 'fears becoming a killer'

Tuesday 12th November 2019

The child is scared they too will become a murderer "because that's what mum and Brandon did"...

 

Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS

Monday 11th November 2019

The drugs, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, are recommended for use by the NHS in England...

 

Climate change: Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits

Monday 11th November 2019

Cutting the speed of ships by 20% can benefit health, protect whales and limit warming, say campaigners...

 

Bullying: Fifth of young people in UK have been victims in past year - report

Monday 11th November 2019

Research reveals the extent of bullying in the UK and explores the behaviour behind it...

 

Steve McQueen's Year 3 children exhibition unveiled at Tate

Monday 11th November 2019

The Oscar-winning filmmaker and artist and his team photographed more than 75,000 Year 3 children...

 

Black henna: Kent children 'blistered and scarred' after Egypt trip

Monday 11th November 2019

Twins from Margate could be left permanently scarred after getting black henna tattoos in Egypt...

 

Election 2019: Labour pledges counsellors in every secondary

Monday 11th November 2019

Labour says its Healthy Young Minds plan will ensure early prevention and identification of psychological issues...

 

Tyler Peck death: Mum 'gave son, 15, drink and drugs'

Monday 11th November 2019

Tyler Peck, 15, drank alcohol and liquid morphine and sniffed an aerosol, a court hears...

 

National Education Union wants aggression against teachers tackled

Sunday 10th November 2019

Even one attack is too many, a teaching union says, calling for schools to display warning posters...

 

Remembrance Day: What does it mean to this D-Day veteran and schoolboy?

Sunday 10th November 2019

Jack Mortimer, 96, meets Leeds schoolboy Sinar, 10, discuss what Remembrance Day represents...

 

Robert Urwin 'trapped' in Ukraine over bounced cheque

Saturday 9th November 2019

Robert Urwin's family say they worry about his mental health and the UK government needs to do more...

 

Election 2019: Labour and Lib Dems pledge extra childcare support

Saturday 9th November 2019

Jeremy Corbyn pledges £1bn to open new Sure Starts, while Lib Dems offer childcare from nine months...

 

General election 2019: Labour and Lib Dems pledge extra childcare support

Saturday 9th November 2019

Jeremy Corbyn pledges £1bn to open new Sure Starts, while Lib Dems offer childcare from nine months...

 

General election 2019: 'Absolute clarity' on Brexit deal Irish Sea trade

Saturday 9th November 2019

Health minister says the PM's comment to "bin" forms does not contradict earlier outlined plans...

 

General election 2019: Tory peer accuses Hancock of 'whitesplaining'

Saturday 9th November 2019

The health secretary says others take a "more balanced approach" on Islamophobia than Baroness Warsi...

 

General Election 2019: SNP to launch campaign with 'NHS Protection Bill'

Friday 8th November 2019

The SNP will table an NHS Protection Bill to block the health service from being part of trade deals...

 

Teen in Dudley school drag act ban puts on own talent show

Friday 8th November 2019

Lewis Bailey, 15, put together Proud To Be Different at a working men's club...

 

General election 2019: Labour's £500m NHS claim fact-checked

Friday 8th November 2019

Jeremy Corbyn claims a Brexit trade deal with the US could mean much higher drugs prices for the NHS...

 

Ellie Gould murder: 'I'll never forget that phone call'

Friday 8th November 2019

Murdered schoolgirl's mother recalls the moment she found out her daughter had been murdered...

 

Election 2019: Labour promising 1,000 new children's centres

Friday 8th November 2019

Jeremy Corbyn pledges £1bn to open new Sure Starts - and LibDems offer childcare from nine months...

 

General election 2019: Labour plans to shift power and investment north

Thursday 7th November 2019

John McDonnell pledges billions for schools and hospitals - but Chancellor Sajid Javid calls it a "fantasy"...

 

General election 2019: Labour and Tories to unveil economic plans

Thursday 7th November 2019

John McDonnell pledges billions for schools and hospitals - but Chancellor Sajid Javid calls it a "fantasy"...

 

City traders: We want to work 9 to 4

Thursday 7th November 2019

Trader associations say the long hours are bad for mental health and are not exactly female-friendly...

 

Does UK lag behind other rich nations on health and care?

Thursday 7th November 2019

NHS praised as being accessible, but it gets by with fewer staff, and elderly care is lacking...

 

Nativity play school polling stations row deepens

Thursday 7th November 2019

Election officers hit back angrily at call to stop using schools for polling stations...

 

Monk accused of Scottish child abuse loses extradition appeal

Thursday 7th November 2019

Fr Denis Alexander, who taught at the Fort Augustus Abbey, has lost his case for a judicial review...

 

Flu-vaccine nasal spray delayed for some schoolchildren

Thursday 7th November 2019

At-risk children in affected schools are advised to go to their GP for an injection...

 

General election 2019: Labour's £500m NHS claim fact-checked

Thursday 7th November 2019

Jeremy Corbyn claims a Brexit trade deal with the US could mean much higher drugs prices for the NHS...

 

Children in Need boss 'saddened' by charity album's chart exclusion

Thursday 7th November 2019

A charity album featuring Jodie Whittaker and Olivia Colman is removed from the main UK album chart...

 

Paul Ridd Foundation petition prompts debate over health inequalities

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Paul Ridd's sister wants mandatory training for staff caring for people with learning disabilities after his death...

 

Mental-health beds shortage 'causing distress'

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Psychiatrists call for more hospital beds to end the practice of sending patients miles away for care...

 

Mental health beds shortage 'causing distress'

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Psychiatrists call for more hospital beds to end the practice of sending patients miles away for care...

 

Ana Kriégel murder: What next for Irish youth justice?

Wednesday 6th November 2019

In an unprecedented case, how does a system serve justice while upholding a legal obligation to protect young people?Read full story...

 

Nativity play warning over school polling stations

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Schools should not be used as places to vote in case it disrupts Christmas plays, says minister...

 

Child sex abuse inquiry: Catholic Church 'shocked to core by evil of clergy'

Wednesday 6th November 2019

The Church has struggled to cope with the "evil" of some of its members, an archbishop tells an inquiry...

 

Domestic abuse 'biggest threat to child protection'

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Councils largely blame a 53% rise in cases in 10 years on domestic violence and substance abuse...

 

HMP Bronzefield: 'Severe shortage' of nurses at baby death jail

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Britain's largest women's prison has issues with rehabilitation and mental health care, a report says...

 

Food banks: 'It means I can eat, it means I can get healthy'

Tuesday 5th November 2019

These three people talk about resorting to using food banks, after experiencing financial difficulties...

 

Torquay nursery children 'possible sex assault victims'

Tuesday 5th November 2019

More than 100 families are contacted by police investigating claims of assault at a nursery in Torquay...

 

Drayton Manor Death: Evha Jannath 'clung to barrier' after water fall

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Evha Jannath, 11, died after falling from Drayton Manor's Splash Canyon on a school trip in 2017...

 

Jack and Jill Torquay: Nursery children 'possible sex assault victims'

Tuesday 5th November 2019

More than 100 families are contacted by police investigating claims of assault at a nursery in Torquay...

 

General election 2019: Labour's £500m NHS claim fact-checked

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Jeremy Corbyn claims a Brexit trade deal with the US could mean much higher drugs prices for the NHS...

 

Young child suffers serious burns in bonfire night accident

Tuesday 5th November 2019

The fire service said a shopping trolley fell from the bonfire and on top of the child in Liverpool...

 

General Election 2019: Don't politicise health service - NHS boss

Monday 4th November 2019

The head of NHS providers urges politicians to avoid making "empty promises" over the health service...

 

NHS given extra £10m to ease winter pressures

Monday 4th November 2019

The Scottish government says the cash will ease pressure on the health service in the coming months...

 

Holocaust survivors share experiences with NI schoolchildren

Monday 4th November 2019

Two people who were held in Nazi concentration camps during WW2 speak to schoolchildren in NI...

 

Sir Andy Murray and wife Kim celebrate birth of third child

Monday 4th November 2019

The couple, who married in 2015, already have two daughters, Sophia, three, and Edie, two...

 

Isle of Wight waves almost drag man and child into sea

Monday 4th November 2019

The man was knocked off his feet while carrying a child during stormy weather on the Isle of Wight...

 

Drayton Manor death: Girl unsupervised on ride before she drowned

Monday 4th November 2019

Evha Jannath, 11, died after falling from a ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park on a school trip in 2017...

 

Kidnapped from an unregulated care home

Monday 4th November 2019

Figures obtained by BBC News suggest young people are increasingly going missing from unregulated care homes...

 

Care children sexually abused or exploited while missing from homes

Monday 4th November 2019

More than 60 young people have been sexually abused or exploited while missing from unregulated homes...

 

Scotland's papers: Racism in schools and 'election of a lifetime'

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Discrimination at schools across Scotland and Nicola Sturgeon's indyref2 rallying cry, make the front pages...

 

Health services in Northern Ireland at risk of 'collapse'

Saturday 2nd November 2019

A Westminster committee warns services are struggling to meet the needs of an ageing population...

 

Murder arrest after baby girl dies in Farnworth

Saturday 2nd November 2019

The 10-month-old child was found "unresponsive" at a property by emergency services, police say...

 

'End human rights abuse' in mental-health hospitals

Friday 1st November 2019

Report reveals "terrible suffering" of people with autism or learning disabilities detained in hospitals...

 

Allergies: Teenagers needing hospital treatment up 65% in five years

Friday 1st November 2019

There are calls for the government to introduce legislation on how schools should manage allergies...

 

Mental health hospitals 'abusing human rights'

Friday 1st November 2019

Report reveals "terrible suffering" of people with autism or learning disabilities detained in hospitals...

 

'Horrific' treatment of my autistic daughter

Friday 1st November 2019

Father of autistic child calls for government action to stop 'horrific' detentions...

 

Suffolk artist's sketches raising funds for farmers' mental health

Friday 1st November 2019

A Suffolk artist challenged herself to do 100 drawings in 100 days for a rural health charity...

 

Therapy horse Smurf wows people at Cramlington care home

Friday 1st November 2019

The 30-year-old miniature Shetland pony is trained to visit care homes, schools and hospices...

 

What does a blue pumpkin signify?

Thursday 31st October 2019

Why some children might be trick or treating with a blue bucket...

 

Technical schools 'half full and perform less well'

Wednesday 30th October 2019

These schools have received £792m but are less likely to be rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted, a watchdog warns...

 

New safety issues found at children's hospital

Wednesday 30th October 2019

The latest NHS review of the Sick Kids facility in Edinburgh finds problems with fire and electrical systems...

 

General election 2019: NHS claims fact-checked

Wednesday 30th October 2019

The health service was a major talking point at Prime Minister's Questions...

 

Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Public Health England says it has found tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks in the UK for the first time...

 

Pupil background 'should be part of league tables'

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Ethnicity, free school meals and special needs should be factored in, Bristol University research says...

 

How I beat drugs, violence and life in a Glasgow gang

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Action for Children are rolling out a project across the UK to divert young men from organised crime...

 

Sperm donors should waive anonymity, fertility regulator says

Tuesday 29th October 2019

A man who has fathered up to 110 children says it is impossible for sperm donors to be anonymous...

 

Cockroaches, mould and drugs on London estate

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Residents in a 1960s block surrounded by redevelopment say they are "being left to rot" by Barnet Council...

 

Former Dulwich College Shanghai head given drugs sentence

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Damien Charnock was ordained as a priest before a successful career in UK and overseas schools...

 

'Take in your grandchildren or you won't see them again'

Tuesday 29th October 2019

A grandmother, 72, says social services gave her no option but to take in a relative's six children...

 

Cystic fibrosis Orkambi drug will 'transform lives' of young people

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Approval of life-extending drugs is "best Christmas present ever" for young people with the disorder...

 

Mums describe heartbreak of giving up adopted children

Monday 28th October 2019

The mothers said nothing prepared them for the reality of bringing up a traumatised child...

 

Trecwn: The village living off bottled water for seven months

Monday 28th October 2019

Families fear the health effects of their tap water that has been branded "unfit" by an expert...

 

Northern Ireland school transgender guidelines criticised

Monday 28th October 2019

Education Authority board member Nelson McCausland said the guidelines were 'flawed'...

 

Adoption breakdown: 'No support' for violent children

Monday 28th October 2019

Three mothers talk about why they felt they had no choice but to give up their adopted children...

 

Northamptonshire Council 'failed' grandmother by demanding £11k

Monday 28th October 2019

The woman's MP said it painted "a picture of children's services in absolute chaos"...

 

Melissa Tate: Man admits schoolgirl's hit-and-run death

Monday 28th October 2019

Connor Marsden was travelling at 47mph in a 20mph zone when he struck 10-year-old Melissa Tate...

 

Health bosses' 'serious concerns' over homeopathy

Monday 28th October 2019

The UK's largest group of registered homeopaths should not be accredited, NHS bosses say...

 

Thomas Hogg: Former DUP mayor in court over child sex offences

Monday 28th October 2019

Thomas Hogg, 31, from Brae Hill Park in Belfast denies the charges...

 

Scotland's papers: Football 'heading ban' for children

Sunday 27th October 2019

New measures to improve safety in football and a bid to break the deadlock in parliament make Scotland's front pages...

 

Scottish FA considers ban on children heading balls after dementia study

Sunday 27th October 2019

It follows a study which found that former players are three and half times more like to die of dementia...

 

Molly Russell: Did her death change social media?

Sunday 27th October 2019

Ian Russell meets other parents bereaved by suicide; he wants tech firms to protect children more...

 

The make-up artist who's gone on the school run as Freddy Krueger

Saturday 26th October 2019

Make-up artist Rachael Whiting says creating the ghoulish looks also helps her deal with her anxiety...

 

Rain causes travel disruption in Wales and Shropshire

Saturday 26th October 2019

There have been rescues from cars - including a mother and child - and rail disruption due to flooding...

 

Flooding causes travel disruption in Wales, Shropshire and Staffordshire

Saturday 26th October 2019

There have been rescues from cars - including a mother and child - and rail disruption due to flooding...

 

Flooding disruption in Wales, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Manchester

Saturday 26th October 2019

There have been rescues from cars - including a mother and child - and rail disruption due to flooding...

 

Artist illustrates children's book using only his mouth

Saturday 26th October 2019

Ian Parker has spent two years painting 35 illustrations for a children's book using just his mouth...

 

Overhaul exclusions to beat knife crime, say MPs

Friday 25th October 2019

Too many excluded school pupils get only a couple of hours teaching each day, says their report...

 

JK Rowling calls for end to 'orphanage tourism'

Friday 25th October 2019

The Harry Potter author says volunteering in orphanages can unwittingly support child cruelty...

 

Milton Keynes pupils tackle hearing-impaired 'isolation'

Friday 25th October 2019

School friends make a film about the challenges they face as young people with hearing problems...

 

Adults 'ignorant' over children's access to drugs

Friday 25th October 2019

Children's commissioners are concerned by the number of youths using cheap class A drugs...

 

Colchester Hospital apology over stillbirth 'mistakes'

Friday 25th October 2019

Baby Rosie's parents had visited the hospital several times concerned about their child's lack of movement...

 

Nurse paid breaks row: Anger over £2,000-a-day director

Friday 25th October 2019

An AM questions a health board's spending amid a row to cut nurses' paid breaks...

 

East African children found in Belfast 'cold and hungry'

Friday 25th October 2019

A lawyer who has met some of the children found at Belfast Harbour says they are "coping well"...

 

Dementia: New Alzheimer's drug 'could slow rate at which disease progresses'

Friday 25th October 2019

Scientists believe they could be on the cusp of a breakthrough, after a drugs firm said it had the first treatment of its kind for Alzheimer's...

 

Depop: Can pre-loved clothes make fast fashion sustainable?

Friday 25th October 2019

How young people are combating the environmental costs of fast fashion with bedroom-based business...

 

Free school meals: Double earnings threshold, say AMs

Thursday 24th October 2019

The earnings level for families entitled to the benefit should double in 2020, a committee says...

 

Give more children free school meals - Welsh AMs

Thursday 24th October 2019

The earnings level for families entitled to the benefit should double in 2020, a committee says...

 

Teen guilty of trying to murder Colwyn Bay schoolboy

Thursday 24th October 2019

The victim was stabbed in the shoulder in a corridor in a random attack, a trial heard...

 

Ealing Abbey: Paedophile priests acted 'like the mafia'

Thursday 24th October 2019

The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse describes St Benedict's School as a "beastly place"Read full story...

 

Ofcom: BBC must do 'much more' for young audiences

Thursday 24th October 2019

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom says the corporation needs to make more effort to attract young people...

 

Colwyn Bay stabbing: Boy guilty of trying to murder fellow pupil

Thursday 24th October 2019

The victim was stabbed in the shoulder in a school corridor in a random attack, a trial heard...

 

Pregnant mum and child killed by 'abhorrent' speeding driver

Thursday 24th October 2019

Anna Kirsopp-Lewis and her unborn baby died when her car was struck on her way to see a midwife...

 

Children and adults fall ill at Mullion Holiday Park

Thursday 24th October 2019

Mullion Holiday Park in Cornwall says 38 people, including 30 children, are unwell...

 

Children 'travelled to Northern Ireland in a shipping container'

Thursday 24th October 2019

It is thought at least 10 teenagers from east Africa were found in Belfast's harbour area...

 

East African children taken into care in Belfast

Thursday 24th October 2019

It is thought the teenagers from east Africa were found in the city in recent weeks...

 

Vaccine reminder system 'inconsistent', report concludes

Thursday 24th October 2019

A National Audit Office report investigated the reasons for falling pre-school vaccine uptake...

 

School results: Pupils' years changed 'to improve school results'

Thursday 24th October 2019

The watchdog is concerned some pupils may be moved off registers to improve school exam performance...

 

Schools 'failing to diagnose at least 80% of dyslexic pupils'

Thursday 24th October 2019

Parents are paying hundreds of pounds for their child to be diagnosed, a report found...

 

'Unlawful practices and buck passing' over special needs

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Families of children with special educational needs face a "treacle of bureaucracy, MPs say...

 

Should children with type 2 diabetes be offered a gastric band?

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

More UK children are getting type 2 diabetes. Will we follow the US and offer them gastric surgery?Read full story...

 

Richard Bacon: 'I think I am an addict'

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The presenter says alcohol caused "chaos, difficulty and uncertainty" in his life...

 

Should children with type 2 diabetes be offered a gastric op?

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

More UK children are getting type 2 diabetes. Will we follow the US and offer them gastric surgery?Read full story...

 

New Jersey pupils with $75 lunch debt banned from prom and field trips

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

A school district in the US city rejects a businessman's offer to pay off pupils' debts...

 

Alexander McCartney: 'Thousands of new victims' found in child abuse case

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Court hears US is seeking to extradite NI student in UK's biggest ever "catfish" investigation...

 

People 'more likely to feel pain on humid days'

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Researchers hope the study will steer work into why those with long-term health issues are affected...

 

Children in care warning from justice commission in Wales

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The review of justice in Wales also finds "stark inequalities" in the rate across the country...

 

Ellie Goulding on climate change: 'The backlash grows ever uglier'

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Singer Ellie Goulding spoke at the One Young World summit encouraging young people to stay positive...

 

Life skills should be taught in school, Youth Parliament says

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Pupils must not leave school as "A* robots with no real-world knowledge," says the Youth Parliament...

 

Youth parliament: schools must teach more life skills

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Schools should teach life skills like managing money and coping with grief, says Youth Parliament...

 

Exeter schoolboy searching for size 16 rugby boots

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Fourteen-year-old Hamish Bell, from Devon, has size 15 feet and is still growing...

 

Council leaders back intake of boys at all-girls state school

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

The ruling SNP group on Glasgow City Council supports the intake of boys at Notre Dame High School...

 

Compulsory mental health detentions in Scotland at record high

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Some of the fastest growth in emergency treatment in Scotland is among young people, new statistics show...

 

Drugs: UK should consider legalising possession, MPs say

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

The UK's position on drugs is "clearly failing" and a "radical new approach" is required, MPs say...

 

Woman finds her childhood book in museum

Monday 21st October 2019

Zoe identified her childhood copy of The Secret Garden by the hieroglyphics she wrote on the cover...

 

Bath pupil, 15, dies on Spain school exchange trip

Monday 21st October 2019

Local media in Cordoba reports the boy died in a fall from a window in an apartment block...

 

Life skills should be taught in school, Youth Parliament says

Monday 21st October 2019

Pupils must not leave school as "A* robots with no real-world knowledge," says the Youth Parliament...

 

Channel migrants: Boat containing 13 people intercepted

Sunday 20th October 2019

The migrants, including children, were transferred to a Border Force vessel off the Kent coast...

 

Measles, mumps and rubella: How do we eliminate them?

Sunday 20th October 2019

A future free of the three diseases is "within reach" despite recent outbreaks, a health boss says...

 

Primary schools give free food to hungry families

Saturday 19th October 2019

The biggest primary school academy trust is setting up food banks in its schools to feed families...

 

'County-lines gangs fuelling' child slavery rise

Friday 18th October 2019

Figures reveal an 807% increase in the number of known child victims of modern slavery...

 

Police arrest 743 in blitz on 'county lines' drugs gangs

Friday 18th October 2019

A week of raids across England and Wales netted cocaine, crack and heroin worth over £400,000...

 

'Mumps' outbreak among south Wales university students

Friday 18th October 2019

Public Health Wales says it is investigating at least 28 suspected cases among students...

 

'County lines': Aberdeenshire, Perthshire and Highlands targeted by drugs gangs

Friday 18th October 2019

Police crackdown on dealers using children to move class A drugs to the Highlands, Aberdeenshire and Perthshire...

 

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Friday 18th October 2019

Public Health Wales says it is investigating at least 28 possible cases of the virus...

 

Dad who raped daughters given 40-year term at Swansea Crown Court

Friday 18th October 2019

The man from south west Wales fathered at least six children with one of his daughters...

 

Prince William: 'Pakistan security work keeps UK safe'

Friday 18th October 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour an army dog training school on the last day of their tour...

 

Genetic tests: Experts urge caution over home testing

Thursday 17th October 2019

People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts warn...

 

Defiant head vows to keep unregistered school open

Thursday 17th October 2019

Nadia Ali calls the pupils "happy learners" and denies the school, in south London, is breaking the law...

 

BA passengers: Cabin fumes affected our health

Thursday 17th October 2019

Passengers on a British Airways flight to Valencia which filled with smoke mid-air have told the BBC they are still experiencing breathing difficulties two months on...

 

School's mobile phone ban relaxed to 'ease friction'

Wednesday 16th October 2019

A head teacher says the outright ban detracted from pupils' education...

 

More children caught bringing knives into school

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Knives, swords and machetes are among the weapons taken into school, police figures show...

 

Mobile phone ban in school relaxed to 'ease friction'

Wednesday 16th October 2019

A head teacher says the ban detracted from pupils' education - but other schools take a different view...

 

Child, 4, among 1,383 pupils caught with weapons

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Knives, swords and machetes are among the weapons taken into school, police figures show...

 

Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

Wednesday 16th October 2019

More police, firefighters and ambulance workers are having to take time off for mental ill health...

 

Child, four, among pupils taking weapons to school

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Knives, swords and machetes are among the weapons taken into school, police figures show...

 

How dad saved son from 'scalding cuppa' scars

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Each year hundreds of young UK children end up in hospital with severe but avoidable coffee and tea scalds, like Archie...

 

Richard Huckle: Paedophile killed in prison 'strangled and stabbed'

Wednesday 16th October 2019

The sex offender, who abused as many as 200 children, was found dead in prison on Sunday...

 

Career ambitions 'already limited by age of seven'

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Young people are often trapped by a lack of knowledge about job options, a report says...

 

Home education a 'huge undertaking for parents' - Ofsted

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Home educating is often a last resort for parents whose children have had problems at school, Ofsted says...

 

Braille books for schoolgirl made by Maghaberry prisoners

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Men at the Braille unit in Maghaberry Prison are making much-needed books for schoolgirl...

 

William and Kate meet schoolchildren in Pakistan

Tuesday 15th October 2019

The five-day tour will be the royal couple's "most complex" to date because of security concerns...

 

Prince William speaks about mental health on Pakistan school visit

Tuesday 15th October 2019

On the first full day of a royal tour, the duke and duchess visit a school for disadvantaged children...

 

Child gambling a 'growing problem' - study

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Two-fifths of 11- to 16-year-olds have gambled in the past year, research suggests...

 

Police Scotland stopped and searched 3,000 children

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Analysis of Police Scotland data shows that officers found nothing in almost two thirds of cases...

 

Racist abuse of England players 'utterly disgusting'

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Pupils at Raheem Sterling's old school give their reaction to the abuse England players faced in Bulgaria...

 

Prince Harry has an emotional moment during speech

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Prince Harry talks about becoming a father at the WellChild Awards...

 

Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Officers are urging police, ambulance and fire service colleagues to "seek help" after traumatic events...

 

Harry's emotional moment during speech over Meghan's pregnancy

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Prince Harry takes a moment as he talks about becoming a father at the WellChild Awards...

 

Mum's life a 'living hell' after son's death

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Henry Curtis-Williams took his own life five days after being discharged by a health trust...

 

'I rebel so I can look my grandchildren in the eye'

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Despite a London-wide police ban, a group called Extinction Rebellion Grandparents continue to protest...

 

Labour's nationalisation price tag would start at £196bn, CBI says

Monday 14th October 2019

The CBI employers' group claims Labour's plans would cost the combined health and education budgets...

 

Queen's Speech: New laws on crime, health and the environment planned

Monday 14th October 2019

Crime and health will take centre stage in Boris Johnson's new programme - but Labour call it a "stunt"...

 

Queen's Speech: New laws on crime, health and the environment

Monday 14th October 2019

Crime and health take centre stage in Boris Johnson's new programme - but Labour call it a "stunt"...

 

Paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death in Full Sutton Prison

Monday 14th October 2019

A man who abused up to 200 children is found dead in his cell at Full Sutton Prison, near York...

 

Paedophile Richard Huckle stabbed to death at Full Sutton Prison

Monday 14th October 2019

The ex-photographer, who abused up to 200 Malaysian children, was attacked with a "makeshift knife"...

 

More families needed for children awaiting adoption

Monday 14th October 2019

More than twice as many children in England are waiting to be adopted as there are families willing to adopt...

 

What Brexit means for half-term holiday plans

Monday 14th October 2019

Costs, paperwork, and the healthcare safety net may all be affected...

 

Children illegally sold vaping products

Monday 14th October 2019

Almost 40% of sellers targeted by councils sold vaping goods to under-age teenagers in 2018-19...

 

Families affected by school refusal share their stories

Sunday 13th October 2019

A boy's experience of "school refusal" prompts others to tell their similar stories...

 

Having children more a priority for Westerners - Swansea uni study

Sunday 13th October 2019

People in Western countries are more likely to look for a partner who wants children, a study finds...

 

British orphans found trapped in IS Syria camp

Sunday 13th October 2019

The BBC discovered three children from the same family stranded after their parents died in the fighting with Islamic State...

 

British orphans found trapped in Syria IS camp

Sunday 13th October 2019

The BBC discovered three children from the same family stranded after their parents died in the fighting with Islamic State...

 

West Belfast shooting: Young child traumatised after 'brutal attack' on father

Sunday 13th October 2019

The child ran to a neighbour's house after his father, who is in his 40s, was shot in both ankles...

 

What Brexit means for half-term holiday plans

Sunday 13th October 2019

Costs, paperwork, and the healthcare safety net may all be affected...

 

Labour's nationalisation price tag would start at £196bn, CBI says

Sunday 13th October 2019

The CBI employers' group claims Labour's plans would cost the combined health and education budgets...

 

Disease threat row over imported Romanian dogs

Sunday 13th October 2019

A woman who has rescued hundreds of stray dogs from Romania says they pose no health threat...

 

Manchester Arndale stabbings: Man detained under Mental Health Act

Saturday 12th October 2019

A man held over the stabbing of three people in Manchester is being assessed by specialist doctors...

 

Rapper Jack Grange says music releases ADHD 'anger'

Saturday 12th October 2019

Jack Grange was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety after being excluded from school...

 

Staffordshire special schools face residential care cuts

Saturday 12th October 2019

Funding cuts threaten "vital" residential care at special schools, teachers and parents say...

 

Identity checks on Nantes 'murder suspect'

Saturday 12th October 2019

Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes is suspected of killing his wife and four children in Nantes in 2011...

 

Washing out hate crime graffiti in London

Saturday 12th October 2019

A group of young people have decided to wash off hateful words and graffiti from walls in their local area...

 

Swansea toddler's UK visa denial inhumane, mother says

Friday 11th October 2019

Lindsay Dutton has a British passport, but her daughter's child visitor visa has expired...

 

Greenock murder: Mum shielded children from dad's body with tea towels

Friday 11th October 2019

Christopher Nicol was stabbed to death at his Greenock flat in front of his two children, aged five and six...

 

Manchester Arndale stabbings: Man arrested after five hurt

Friday 11th October 2019

A man initially arrested on suspicion of terror offences is detained under the Mental Health Act...

 

French murder suspect arrested at Glasgow Airport

Friday 11th October 2019

Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes is suspected of killing his wife and four children in Nantes in 2011...

 

Sir Andy Murray and wife Kim Sears expecting third child

Friday 11th October 2019

The two-time Wimbledon champion said his wife could give birth as early as next weekRead full story...

 

Staffordshire special schools face residential care cuts

Friday 11th October 2019

Funding cuts threaten "vital" residential care at special schools, teachers and parents say...

 

Thirteen charged over UK's 'biggest drugs conspiracy'

Thursday 10th October 2019

The charges follow an investigation into the alleged smuggling of billions of pounds of drugs into the UK...

 

Ban and tax our way out of obesity - top doctor

Thursday 10th October 2019

The outgoing chief medical officer warns ministers will fail on obesity unless they take bold action...

 

Brexit: What will happen to European Health Insurance Cards?

Thursday 10th October 2019

The scheme works in 31 countries but only three have agreed to cover UK tourists if there is no deal...

 

Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says

Thursday 10th October 2019

England's top doctor also wants to see extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity...

 

YouTuber Jessica Kellgren-Fozard: 'It's OK not to be OK'

Thursday 10th October 2019

Disabled presenter Jessica Kellgren-Fozard's secrets of happiness on World Mental Health Day...

 

Thousands of building snags found at unusable hospital

Thursday 10th October 2019

Files show there were 2,000 snags at Edinburgh's new children's hospital months after it was "completed"...

 

Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry team up for World Mental Health Day

Thursday 10th October 2019

The two famous redheads release a video in support of World Mental Health Day...

 

Prince Harry questions future of exams during school visit

Thursday 10th October 2019

The Duke of Sussex said he did not know if exams had a future, during a school visit in Nottingham...

 

Andrew Griggs murder trial: Debbie Griggs 'would not have abandoned children'

Thursday 10th October 2019

Andrew Griggs thought his wife Debbie was pregnant with another man's baby, a court hears...

 

Father guilty of raping daughters, Swansea Crown Court hears

Thursday 10th October 2019

The man from south west Wales fathered at least six children with one of his daughters...

 

Child obesity: Should snacking be banned on public transport?

Thursday 10th October 2019

England's outgoing chief medical officer suggests the idea could help to tackle child obesity...

 

Student mental health: 'You'd seek help for a broken leg'

Thursday 10th October 2019

Lucinda Graham, who experienced various mental health issues, wants others to speak out and seek help...

 

Brexit uncertainty raises NHS concerns in Wales

Thursday 10th October 2019

Public Health Wales says there could be disruption to medical supplies and price hikes on food...

 

Mark Maciver: The celebrity barber 'shaping up' young people

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Mark Maciver is barber to the stars, but he also wants to make a difference to his wider community...

 

LGBT teaching row: Government issues advice on handling school protests

Wednesday 9th October 2019

The leaked document advises councils on handling disruption over the teaching of LGBT relationships...

 

Teaching assistant cuts in Wales 'heartbreaking' for pupils

Wednesday 9th October 2019

A generation of school children have been let "down by the system", says head teacher Jane Jenkins...

 

Coastal Erosion: Cornwall’s dental problem

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Thousands of children in seaside areas are having multiple teeth extractions in hospital because of tooth decay...

 

Candidates battle it out to replace Commons Speaker Bercow

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Tory candidates attack his record - and a deputy speaker says he believes Parliament has a drugs problem...

 

M4 fatal school bus crash lorry driver 'had seconds to react'

Wednesday 9th October 2019

A lorry driver says he had "seconds" to react when the minibus appeared on the road before him...

 

Center Parcs: Investigation after children hurt by raft flip

Tuesday 8th October 2019

A girl, a boy and their uncle are injured on the Tropical Cyclone ride in Wiltshire...

 

How do you breathe less pollution on school run?

Tuesday 8th October 2019

Going on foot, by bike or by car? Three Sheffield families took part in a test to find out...

 

Surge at mental health website after royal ad

Tuesday 8th October 2019

The dukes and duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex voiced a promotional film which aired on television...

 

Police arrest 13 over 'biggest UK drug conspiracy'

Tuesday 8th October 2019

An 18-month investigation tracked drugs allegedly smuggled into the UK in lorry loads of vegetables and juice...

 

Extinction Rebellion 'not sorry' after Wiltshire chalk horse defaced

Tuesday 8th October 2019

The Extinction Rebellion logo was laid on the horse at Alton Barnes which was recently restored by children...

 

Police arrest 13 over UK's 'biggest drug conspiracy'

Tuesday 8th October 2019

An 18-month investigation tracked drugs allegedly smuggled into the UK in lorry loads of vegetables and juice...

 

Teaching assistant cuts in Wales 'heartbreaking' for pupils

Tuesday 8th October 2019

A generation of school children have been let "down by the system", says head teacher Jane Jenkins...

 

Bikespace: 'Learning to fix bikes the only reason I sat GCSEs'

Tuesday 8th October 2019

Special constable Jack Edgecombe was thrown out of school three times before finding bicycle repairs...

 

High Court to rule on special-needs funding challenge

Monday 7th October 2019

The legal action has been brought by three children with special educational needs and disabilities...

 

Three-week-old baby dies after North Tyneside stabbing

Monday 7th October 2019

The child and its mother were attacked at an address in North Tyneside last week...

 

Mental health website struggles after royals feature in advert

Monday 7th October 2019

The dukes and duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex voiced a promotional film which aired on television...

 

Harry, Meghan, William and Kate voice mental health advert

Monday 7th October 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are backing the "Every Mind Matters" campaign...

 

Police investigation into historic abuse claims

Monday 7th October 2019

New leads are being pursued by officers probing claims Maryanne Pugsley was abused as a school pupil...

 

Police investigation into historical abuse claims

Monday 7th October 2019

New leads are being pursued by officers probing claims Maryanne Pugsley was abused as a school pupil...

 

Jon Roberts became author to help daughter with autism

Sunday 6th October 2019

Jon Roberts wrote a children's book for his daughter's school and never expected it to be published...

 

Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain reveals childhood sexual assault

Sunday 6th October 2019

The Bake Off winner says the trauma she experienced as a five year old played a role in her PTSD...

 

Kongthong: The Indian village where babies get a song for a name

Sunday 6th October 2019

In this Indian village, mothers give their children a unique tune and it becomes their "name" for life...

 

Empty nest syndrome: The unexpected grief

Saturday 5th October 2019

Parents whose children have left home question why no-one told them it would hurt so much...

 

Hundreds of Greater Manchester children's details lost in data breach

Saturday 5th October 2019

A hospital trust apologises after a document with 425 children's personal details is "misplaced"...

 

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recalls childhood tragedy

Saturday 5th October 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda says the death of his childhood best friend shaped his plays and his outlook...

 

Biggest NHS flu campaign under way

Friday 4th October 2019

Nearly half the UK population is being offered a winter flu vaccine - with all primary school pupils eligible for the first time...

 

Drugs charge after £75,000 haul found by Dyfed-Powys Police

Friday 4th October 2019

A package found in a car contained more than 300 deals of heroin and 400 of crack cocaine...

 

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to send daughter home to UK

Friday 4th October 2019

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is giving up weekly visits from her daughter so she can start school in the UK...

 

Viktorija Sokolova: Schoolgirl 'wanted to die'

Friday 4th October 2019

A fresh picture of Viktorija Sokolova's "unhappy" life has emerged in a serious case review...

 

The Hundred: Cricket tournament criticised over snack deal

Friday 4th October 2019

Health campaigners criticise The Hundred for targeting families and children with KP Snacks' brands...

 

Man arrested over Dundee Overgate assault on three-year-old

Friday 4th October 2019

It follows an incident involving a three-year-old child at the Overgate Shopping centre in Dundee...

 

Children in Need: Olivia Colman to sing Portishead for starry album

Friday 4th October 2019

The Oscar winner is releasing her version of the trip-hop track as part of an all-star covers album...

 

Children in Need: Olivia Colman to sing Portishead song for starry album

Friday 4th October 2019

The Oscar winner is releasing her version of trip-hop track Glory Box for an all-star covers album...

 

Technology targeting drugs-impregnated prison mail

Friday 4th October 2019

HMP Winchester guards now have a machine that detects the likes of spice impregnated in inmates' mail...

 

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Killing Eve star 'proud' of school friend

Friday 4th October 2019

Jodie Comer congratulates Katarina Johnson-Thompson who took heptathlon gold at the World Championships...

 

Michael Morpurgo on keeping right on to the end of the road

Friday 4th October 2019

The former children's laureate turns 76, but isn't downhearted - he draws inspiration from others who've stayed active to the end...

 

Snapchat: Dos and don'ts for Boris Johnson

Thursday 3rd October 2019

The Prime Minister has joined the social network popular with young peopleRead full story...

 

Bournemouth flat fire: Boy, 13, arrested after family escape

Thursday 3rd October 2019

A family with three children had to be rescued from their third-floor flat on Tuesday night...

 

We Are Stoke-on-Trent: Helping students who are truanting

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Merit in Stoke-on-Trent helps children who truant often because of struggles with their mental health...

 

Tafida Raqeeb: Who decides the fate of sick children?

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Barts NHS Trust had applied to the courts to withdraw life support for five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb...

 

Tafida Raqeeb: Who decides the care of sick children?

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Barts NHS Trust had applied to the courts to withdraw life support for five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb...

 

Abortion ruling is 'hugely significant'

Thursday 3rd October 2019

BBC NI's health correspondent Marie Louise Connolly provides analysis on the high court's decision...

 

Scotland becomes first UK country to ban smacking

Thursday 3rd October 2019

The Scottish Parliament votes overwhelmingly to make it a criminal offence for parents to physically punish their children...

 

Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools exam errors: 'Solution agreed' by test provider

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Pupils who took the 11-Plus exam last month will have the last six questions discounted...

 

Facebook encryption threatens public safety, says minister

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Priti Patel says extra security in messages will hamper attempts to fight terrorism and child abuse...

 

Former DUP mayor Thomas Hogg charged with child sex offences

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Thomas Hogg, 31, was arrested after a dance music festival in the grounds of a park on Saturday...

 

Thomas Hogg: Former DUP mayor charged with child sex offences

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Thomas Hogg, 31, has resigned from the DUP and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council...

 

Theo Treharne-Jones: Kos hotel doors 'opened easily by a child'

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Theo Treharne-Jones, five, died after being found in a pool at a holiday village in Kos in June...

 

Scotland to be first in UK to ban smacking

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

A change in the law will make it a criminal offence for parents to use any physical punishment on their children...

 

Scotland to be first UK country to ban smacking

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

A change in the law will make it a criminal offence for parents to use any physical punishment on their children...

 

The siblings who escaped the Children of God cult

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Verity and Jonathan grew up in a cult which has faced claims of sexual and physical abuse of children...

 

Life inside The Children of God cult

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

A brother and sister speak out about the abuse they suffered while being brought up in a cult...

 

'Sadfishing' social media warning from school heads

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Schools report growing worries about young people being tricked by emotional appeals online...

 

Man stabbed to death in front of children in Greenock flat

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Christopher Nicol, 27, was found inside the property on Maple Road in Greenock on Thursday...

 

Music school pupil abused by violin teacher at 15

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse hears evidence from former music school pupils...

 

Man stabbed to death in front of his children in Greenock flat

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Christopher Nicol, 27, was found inside the property on Maple Road in Greenock on Thursday...

 

One in ten children had drunk alcohol in previous week - NHS survey.

Tuesday 1st October 2019

An NHS survey suggests one in ten schoolchildren had drunk alcohol during the previous week...

 

School inspections: Over 1,000 not visited for a decade

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Ofsted will inspect "outstanding" schools again amid concerns some no longer meet standards...

 

More than 60,000 waiting to join Scouts amid 'volunteer shortage'

Tuesday 1st October 2019

The amount of children waiting to become Scouts, Beavers, Cubs or Explorers rose by 20% since 2017...

 

One in 10 children 11-15 had drunk alcohol in previous week - NHS survey

Tuesday 1st October 2019

An NHS survey suggests one in 10 children aged 11-15 had drunk alcohol in the previous week...

 

Ofsted: 1,010 'outstanding' schools not inspected for a decade

Tuesday 1st October 2019

The top rated state schools have been exempt from routine inspection but this is going to change...