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Gail Porter: 'Everyone saw me naked, inside I was breaking'

Sunday 19th January 2020

Gail Porter's mental health is the focus of a new BBC documentary as she retraces significant moments in her career...

 

Youth suicide: At-risk in Wales 'falling through gap'

Saturday 18th January 2020

The children's commissioner's warning comes as a charity labels Wales suicide rate a "scandal"...

 

Man on attempted murder charge in Sheffield after boy, 12, shot

Saturday 18th January 2020

Police said the child was an "innocent bystander" when a gun was fired from a moving car in Sheffield...

 

The Papers: 'Alarm' over school isolation booths and 'Mugxit'

Saturday 18th January 2020

No one story dominates Saturday's front pages, with leads on everything from Brexit to the royals...

 

Newport Pagnell: Nine-hour search as boy vanishes from M1 services

Saturday 18th January 2020

The six-year-old, who was on a school trip, was found in roadworks just off the M1 in the early hours...

 

Rotherham child sex abuse: Police watchdog upholds complaint

Saturday 18th January 2020

The police watchdog told the complainant that officers did not do enough to prevent her from harm...

 

Boy, 10, stabbed in Leicester street while out with mother

Saturday 18th January 2020

The child suffered non life-threatening injuries in the attack in Leicester on Saturday afternoon...

 

Government launch bid to regulate beauty filler industry

Friday 17th January 2020

A new licensing scheme targets non-healthcare professionals who carry out work like lip enhancements...

 

London council's special needs inquiry caused by 'systemic failures'

Friday 17th January 2020

The cases of all children with suspected special educational needs in Richmond are going to be reviewed...

 

Social media data needed for 'harm' research, say doctors

Friday 17th January 2020

Understanding usage by children is key to studying potential harms and benefits, psychiatrists say...

 

Scotland bid to regulate beauty filler industry

Friday 17th January 2020

A new licensing scheme targets non-healthcare professionals who carry out work like lip enhancements...

 

Plan to regulate 'wild west' beauty filler industry

Friday 17th January 2020

A new licensing scheme will target non-healthcare professionals who carry out work such as lip enhancements...

 

Tyler Peck drugs death: Mother jailed for 10 years

Friday 17th January 2020

Tyler Peck, 15, was found dead at his mother Holly Strawbridge's home the day after a drugs binge...

 

The Papers: 'Alarm' over school isolation booths and 'Mugxit'

Friday 17th January 2020

No one story dominates Saturday's front pages, with leads on everything from Brexit to the royals...

 

Q School: PDC tour spot is prize for builders, warehouse workers & ex-world champions

Friday 17th January 2020

BBC Sport visits darts' Q School, where 506 competitors from 17 countries are battling it out in a Wigan leisure centre for a coveted spot on the lucrative PDC tour...

 

Scottish FA to ban children heading balls 'within weeks'

Thursday 16th January 2020

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

 

Scottish FA to ban children heading footballs

Thursday 16th January 2020

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

 

Stormont deal: Health talks end on 'positive and upbeat' mood

Thursday 16th January 2020

Health unions will brief their memberships on Thursday after talking late into Wednesday night...

 

Scottish FA 'could ban children heading balls within weeks'

Thursday 16th January 2020

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

 

Stormont deal: Health talks end on 'positive and upbeat' note

Thursday 16th January 2020

Health unions will brief their memberships on Thursday after talking late into Wednesday night...

 

Scottish FA expected to ban children heading footballs within weeks

Thursday 16th January 2020

Rules could be in place within weeks after a study found ex-players are more likely to die of dementia...

 

Health strikes: NI unions suspend industrial action

Thursday 16th January 2020

Unison and RCN step back from industrial action over pay and staffing following Stormont deal...

 

UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade

Thursday 16th January 2020

More venues opened in 2019 as more customers opted for food instead of just drinking alcohol...

 

Scottish FA set to ban children heading footballs

Thursday 16th January 2020

Children in Scotland may be banned from heading the ball because of a suspected link between football and dementia...

 

Hernia mesh implants used 'with no clinical evidence'

Wednesday 15th January 2020

The devices cut into tissue and nerves, leaving some unable to walk, work or care for their children...

 

Worst-performing mental health trust NSFT 'still has a way to go'

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust improves from "inadequate" status but stays in special measures...

 

Stormont deal: Health union 'needs reassurance' on staffing

Wednesday 15th January 2020

The Royal College of Nursing director says she cannot yet suspend next week's planned health strike action...

 

Matt Hancock: 'We shouldn't be flying less'

Wednesday 15th January 2020

The health secretary says connecting flights within the UK are 'incredibly important'...

 

Manchester sex abuse: Police 'should be prosecuted'

Wednesday 15th January 2020

A former detective says officers should face "accountability" over historical attacks on children...

 

Health secretary hints at end to four-hour A&E target

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Matt Hancock tells BBC Radio 5 Live the government should be judged on "the right target"...

 

MND: The search for new treatments

Wednesday 15th January 2020

A major study will assess if new - and existing - drugs can help people with motor neurone disease...

 

Holy Trinity Gravesend school to fine late parents

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Holy Trinity will start to charge people who haven't picked up their children by 15:40...

 

Nurseries face closure over free childcare funding gap

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Nurseries say they cannot afford to run their services because the government has failed to properly fund its free childcare policy...

 

Disability health centres 'putting safety at risk'

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Assessment centres for disabled people are too difficult for some people to reach, campaigners say...

 

One in five adults experienced abuse as children - report

Tuesday 14th January 2020

A new report estimates 8.5 million people in England and Wales were abused or witnessed abuse as children...

 

Manchester sex abuse: 'Fundamental flaws' left children unprotected

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Agencies in Manchester did not protect children suffering "the most profound abuse", a report says...

 

How to make your packed lunch healthier

Tuesday 14th January 2020

It's not just about ditching sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks, experts say...

 

Stormont deal: Health minister Swann makes £30m pay offer

Tuesday 14th January 2020

The Northern Ireland executive has met to discuss the government's offer of money for the Stormont deal...

 

Michael Oluronbi: Birmingham pastor guilty of raping children

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Three of Michael Oluronbi's victims had multiple pregnancies and his wife Juliana arranged abortions...

 

Manchester sex abuse: Exploited children 'were not protected'

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Agencies in Manchester did not protect children suffering "the most profound abuse", a report says...

 

Stormont deal: Unions to consider £30m Stormont pay offer

Tuesday 14th January 2020

The health unions are expected to respond to the offer made by the health minister on Thursday...

 

How having a son with Down's syndrome changed rocker's music

Monday 13th January 2020

The rock singer Cormac Neeson says having a child with Down's syndrome changed his life for the better...

 

Run With Purpose: The running club helping men's mental health

Monday 13th January 2020

Joel and Nii set up Run With Purpose to help men across London improve their mental health...

 

Bangor: Woman and children 'shaken' by pipe bomb attack

Monday 13th January 2020

The security alert in the Killaire Wood Lane area of Bangor, County Down, has now ended...

 

Western Isles schools closed after severe gale warning

Monday 13th January 2020

All schools in the Western Isles are closed as part of preparations for Storm Brendan...

 

Western Isles schools closed and ferries cancelled as storm hits

Monday 13th January 2020

All schools in the Western Isles are closed and many ferry routes cancelled as Storm Brendan sweeps in...

 

Storm Brendan causes damage and affects travel in Wales

Monday 13th January 2020

A school shuts after a tree fell on power lines as Wales told to expect gusts up to 80mph...

 

Two school buses crash at M4 Sarn junction

Monday 13th January 2020

Emergency services were called but no-one has been seriously hurt...

 

Swindon firm gives non-smokers extra holiday

Monday 13th January 2020

Recruitment agency boss Don Bryden says "a healthier workplace is a happier workplace"...

 

Man arrested over killing of paedophile Richard Huckle

Monday 13th January 2020

Richard Huckle, who abused as many as 200 Malaysian children, was found dead in his cell in October...

 

Western Isles schools closed after severe gale warning

Sunday 12th January 2020

All schools in the Western Isles are closed as part of preparations for Storm Brendan...

 

New health minister Robin Swann to meet unions over pay dispute

Sunday 12th January 2020

Robin Swann says he will meet with trades unions "as soon as possible"...

 

Sheffield shooting: Boy, 12, injured as shots fired from car

Sunday 12th January 2020

The child was in a group gathered on a road in Sheffield when a gunman opened fire from a car...

 

Magee Medical School: NI deal gives new hope for 2021 opening

Saturday 11th January 2020

A long-awaited medical school in Londonderry is listed among "priorities" for a new executive...

 

GP criticises Müller's gin-flavoured yoghurts

Saturday 11th January 2020

The yoghurts, which were launched last year, contain 0...

 

Children's book inspired by Somerset's 1607 killer wave

Saturday 11th January 2020

About 2,000 people are thought to have died in the catastrophic flooding in Somerset in 1607...

 

'Treatment gap' in youth mental health services

Friday 10th January 2020

Young people are struggling to get the help they need for mental health problems, says a report...

 

Parents in Scotland urged to apply for new free childcare plan

Friday 10th January 2020

Previously families could receive 600 hours of free childcare a year - it rises to 1,140 hours in August...

 

Eczema, acne and skin-picking: 'More mental health help needed'

Friday 10th January 2020

More importance needs to be placed on the psychological effects of skin conditions, a charity says...

 

Outstanding schools to face inspections again

Friday 10th January 2020

The exemption on inspections for outstanding schools is set to be scrapped...

 

Monk accused of child abuse extradited to Scotland from Australia

Friday 10th January 2020

Denis Alexander, 83, will face multiple charges dating back to his time at Fort Augustus Abbey school in the Highlands...

 

Cardiff Koran teacher who abused children dies in prison

Friday 10th January 2020

Mohammed Haji Sadiq was jailed in 2017 for sexually assaulting children he taught at a mosque in Cardiff...

 

Upskirting law: Children among 150 victims, figures show

Friday 10th January 2020

More than 150 upskirting crime reports were made to police in England and Wales under a new law...

 

Victims to sue over abuse at Sailors' Society home

Friday 10th January 2020

Former residents of a children's home are suing the charity which ran the home over abuse claims...

 

Putting pupils in isolation 'drives poor behaviour'

Thursday 9th January 2020

The use of isolation rooms only makes behaviour more challenging, warns a mental health charity...

 

Running and mental health: 'I couldn't see a way past depression until I ran'

Thursday 9th January 2020

Jerry has completed five half marathons. But at one point she "couldn't see a way out" of depression...

 

GP shortages cause 'unacceptable' patient waits

Thursday 9th January 2020

The Royal College of GPs ask Health Secretary Matt Hancock to take urgent action to tackle the problem...

 

Vehicles stuck on the A7 as snow hits the Borders

Thursday 9th January 2020

Some school bus services are also cancelled due to wintry conditions across south east Scotland...

 

Child abuse inquiry: Travel bans 'not being enforced on sex offenders'

Thursday 9th January 2020

A small fraction of orders made against sex offenders included a ban on foreign travel, an inquiry finds...

 

Ofsted seeks judgement-free approach to 'stuck schools'

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Inspectors call for new freedom to inspect struggling schools without publishing a judgement...

 

Health strike: RCN nurses in second day's strike

Wednesday 8th January 2020

More than 2,000 appointments are cancelled and the health board expects "significant disruption"...

 

Oxford teacher in 'misgendering' row settles with school

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor, said his rights had been "maliciously" breached...

 

MPs reject Labour's call to reinstate child refugee pledge

Wednesday 8th January 2020

A guarantee was included in a previous version of the Brexit bill, but was removed after the election...

 

Free breakfasts for poorer pupils in Wales

Wednesday 8th January 2020

From September, a pilot scheme will provide extra money to Year 7 children on free school meals...

 

Ex-footballers urged to sign up for early dementia tests

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Former Norwich City player Iwan Roberts is taking part in a study to track brain health into old age...

 

Child sex abuse: Record number of images dealt with, charity says

Tuesday 7th January 2020

More than 250,000 child sex abuse images were dealt with by the Internet Watch Foundation last year...

 

West Thurrock chemical leak: Schools and roads closed

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Residents are urged to keep doors and windows closed and remain inside after the leak...

 

Neglected children end up with 'smaller brains'

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Adopted children who suffered severe deprivation in Romanian orphanages had smaller brains than others as young adults...

 

Birmingham Islamic school 'segregated' boys and girls

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Boys at Redstone Academy enjoy school more because "they are treated favourably", inspectors say...

 

Larne Grammar School pupil in hospital after knife incident

Tuesday 7th January 2020

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it received a call at 11:21 GMT on Tuesday...

 

Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Children in charity homes 'did suffer abuse'

Tuesday 7th January 2020

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry says Quarriers, Aberlour Child Care Trust, and Barnardo's failed in their responsibilities...

 

Larne Grammar School pupil in hospital after stabbing incident

Tuesday 7th January 2020

A fellow pupil, 13, is arrested after the incident at a Northern Ireland grammar school on Tuesday...

 

Health strike: Trust chiefs warn of 'intense strain'

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Fresh strikes by health union could push the NI system beyond tipping point, health trust chiefs warn...

 

Hywel Dda cancels operations after 'critical pressures'

Monday 6th January 2020

A health board says four of its hospitals were "at a level of escalation not seen before"...

 

'I dropped out of school, now I sell £60,000 trainers'

Sunday 5th January 2020

Joe Franklin sells trainers to your favourite rappers - and it all started on his 12th birthday...

 

Tory MSP urges PM to make Scots drugs deaths a priority

Sunday 5th January 2020

Annie Wells writes to Boris Johnson urging him to hold a summit on Scotland's drug death crisis...

 

Childcare Offer for Wales: Parents 'shocked' by bills

Sunday 5th January 2020

Parents say they have been shocked by £800 bills during the summer holidays due to confusion over the scheme...

 

'Confusion' over Welsh free childcare scheme

Sunday 5th January 2020

Parents say they have been shocked by £800 bills during the summer holidays due to confusion over the scheme...

 

Number of people who have never had a job 'rising' - the Resolution Foundation

Saturday 4th January 2020

It's due to the "death" of Saturday jobs and complex choices facing young people, a think tank says...

 

Saturday jobs dying as teen employment halves, Resolution Foundation says

Saturday 4th January 2020

More young people were prioritising studies over part-time work, a think tank says...

 

Period poverty: £3.3m for free sanitary products in Wales

Friday 3rd January 2020

Every school and college in Wales will benefit from new funding for free female sanitary products...

 

Prince William narrates mental health film for FA Cup games

Friday 3rd January 2020

A film narrated by the Duke of Cambridge will urge football fans to look after their mental health...

 

Dundee doctor sentenced for importing controlled drugs

Friday 3rd January 2020

Katy McAllister, who was cleared of culpable homicide in 2017, tried to have drugs delivered to her Dundee home...

 

Son suing Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust over father's death

Friday 3rd January 2020

Renfried Avery was one of 10 cancer patients who died after being treated at East Surrey Hospital...

 

Lidl to ditch cartoons on cereals

Friday 3rd January 2020

The retailer says it hopes redesigning its own-brand cereals will help parents buy healthy products...

 

Army urges under-confident young people to sign up

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Social media addicts, gym junkies and binge-drinkers are all targets of the recruitment drive...

 

Mental health: Expert tips on tackling anxiety and depression

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Ariana Grande is among the stars who talk openly about their depression and anxiety...

 

NI health 2019: A year of momentous health stories

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Critical matters are ahead in 2020 as reports are awaited, investigations continue and strikes loom...

 

Army urges under-confident young people to join

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Social media addicts, gym junkies and binge-drinkers are all targets of the recruitment drive...

 

Belfast artist PJ Lynch designs Chinese New Year coin

Thursday 2nd January 2020

PJ Lynch is known for his children's art works - now he has designed a coin for the Royal Mint...

 

Streatham Hill stabbing: Arrest after mum stabbed in front of child

Thursday 2nd January 2020

A 43-year-old man has been held on suspicion of attempted murder, the Met has said...

 

Army urges young people lacking confidence to join

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Social media addicts, gym junkies and binge-drinkers are all targets of the recruitment drive...

 

Angela Allen: Nursery abuse ring member to be freed from jail

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Angela Allen was one of five people involved in a paedophile ring that abused nursery school children...

 

Fostering: Councils join recruitment challenge in Wales

Wednesday 1st January 2020

The number of children placed in foster care has risen by 35% in the last decade - to almost 5,000...

 

'How Pokémon Go has changed my life'

Wednesday 1st January 2020

Players say the virtual reality game makes them happier and healthier...

 

Racism exclusions up in England primary schools

Wednesday 1st January 2020

The biggest rise in exclusions for racism is in north-west England, BBC News analysis suggests...

 

Exclusions for racism in primary schools in England up more than 40%

Wednesday 1st January 2020

The biggest rise in exclusions for racism is in north-west England, BBC News analysis suggests...

 

Nine-year-old 'shocked and sad' at racist abuse

Wednesday 1st January 2020

A primary school pupil felt unwelcome in his school when friends called him racist names...

 

The decade's first babies arrive in Scotland

Wednesday 1st January 2020

The first child of 2020 is believed to have been a boy who arrived at 00:03 at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh...

 

Dunblane parents feared government help U-turn after massacre

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Dunblane Primary School governors demanded John Major clarify his pledge to help following the 1996 massacre...

 

Top schools defend rejecting bursary for white boys

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Winchester and Dulwich colleges decline an offer of scholarships for disadvantaged white boys...

 

Streatham Hill stabbing: Mother attacked in front of child

Tuesday 31st December 2019

The 36-year-old woman was pushing her child in a pushchair when she was attacked, police say...

 

Valley Nursing Home: Closure order for County Tyrone facility

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Health watchdog the RQIA says management at Valley Nursing Home in Clogher had "failed" patients...

 

Tributes paid to Aberfan police officer Charles Nunn

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Charles Nunn helped families identify the bodies of 116 children and 28 adults after the disaster...

 

Schools in Wales: New tax 'should fund school curriculum changes'

Monday 30th December 2019

A leading economist proposes a new levy to make up for "pretty dire" funding for schools...

 

Greta Thunberg's father: 'She is happy, but I worry'

Monday 30th December 2019

The activist's father says he thought her skipping school to fight climate change was a "bad idea"...

 

Top schools defend rejecting bursary for white boys

Monday 30th December 2019

Winchester and Dulwich colleges decline an offer of scholarships for disadvantaged white boys...

 

Costa del Sol: Pool deaths investigation can be closed, say Spanish police

Monday 30th December 2019

The deaths of Gabriel Diya and his two children were a freak accident, a spokesman says...

 

Crawley Down double murder case: Killed teacher 'a rock'

Monday 30th December 2019

Primary school teacher Amy Appleton, 32, was found dead along with Sandy Seagrave, 76...

 

Costa del Sol: Mother says husband and children who drowned at hotel could swim

Saturday 28th December 2019

A mother whose husband and two children drowned believes there was "something wrong with the pool"...

 

Hundreds donate toys for boy to leave on Staffordshire graves

Saturday 28th December 2019

Owen Osborne-Williams has been leaving stuffed toys on the graves of children for the past five years...

 

Costa del Sol: Mother says husband and children who drowned could swim

Saturday 28th December 2019

A woman whose husband and two children drowned believes there was "something wrong with the pool"...

 

New Year Honours: Holocaust survivor and stabbed PC recognised

Saturday 28th December 2019

Renate Collins escaped the Nazis as a child and PC Graham Budd was stabbed by a drug dealer...

 

'Speeding Lamborghini with children in back' stopped on M6

Saturday 28th December 2019

The motorist was listening to Driving Home for Christmas when he was stopped, police say...

 

Battersea fatal shooting: Flamur Beqiri's family speak of heartbreak

Saturday 28th December 2019

Swedish national Flamur Beqiri was killed in front of his wife and child in Battersea on Christmas Eve...

 

Costa del Sol: Tributes paid to man and two children who drowned at resort

Friday 27th December 2019

Gabriel Diya, a pastor in London, and two of his children died in a resort pool on the Costa del Sol...

 

Costa del Sol: Mother says husband and children who drowned at resort could swim

Friday 27th December 2019

A mother whose husband and two children drowned believes there was "something wrong with the pool"...

 

Costa del Sol: Mother says husband and children who drowned at hotel could swim

Friday 27th December 2019

A mother whose husband and two children drowned believes there was "something wrong with the pool"...

 

New Year Honours: Holocaust survivor and stabbed PC recognised

Friday 27th December 2019

Renate Collins escaped the Nazis as a child and PC Graham Budd was stabbed by a drug dealer...

 

Morpurgo's Christmas (fire) cracker

Thursday 26th December 2019

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

 

Dog walker helps men talk about mental health

Thursday 26th December 2019

Rob Osman started the group Dudes And Dogs when he realised dog walking had pulled him out of depression...

 

Demand for BBC Action Line advice doubles in 2019

Thursday 26th December 2019

Rise in the number of people seeking advice about sexual abuse and mental health after BBC shows...

 

Costa del Sol: Man and children drowned 'in tragic accident'

Thursday 26th December 2019

Three members of the same family were found in a Costa del Sol swimming pool on Christmas Eve...

 

Costa del Sol: Man and two children who drowned at resort named

Thursday 26th December 2019

Three members of the same British family died in a Costa del Sol swimming pool on Christmas Eve...

 

Costa del Sol: Tributes paid to man and two children who drowned at resort

Thursday 26th December 2019

Gabriel Diya, a pastor in London, and two of his children died in a resort pool on the Costa del Sol...

 

BBC Unsung Hero: 'My afro saved my life'

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Keiren Thompson won the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award for his work with children in Nottingham...

 

Communities in Calderdale 'traumatised' by 2015 floods

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Hundreds of people affected by severe flooding four years ago have sought mental health support...

 

Max Clifford: HMP Littlehey staff 'made medication errors'

Wednesday 25th December 2019

The jail where the disgraced publicist was held is told to improve its inmate healthcare provision...

 

Three members of same family 'drown' at Costa del Sol resort

Wednesday 25th December 2019

A British man and his two children were found unresponsive in a pool at a hotel on Spain's Costa del Sol...

 

Costa del Sol: Investigation after family members drown at resort

Wednesday 25th December 2019

A British man and his two children were found unresponsive in a pool on the Costa del Sol on Christmas Eve...

 

Costa del Sol: Man and children drowned 'in tragic accident'

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Three members of the same family were found in a Costa del Sol swimming pool on Christmas Eve...

 

Christmas: Retired woodworker sends presents around the world

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Ted Bird keeps his workshop going 10 months a year to make toys for children across the globe...

 

Christmas: Beware 'lethal' button batteries in toys

Tuesday 24th December 2019

If accidentally swallowed, the tiny batteries can burn and choke young children, doctors warn...

 

The Scots girl adopted by singing cowboy Roy Rogers

Tuesday 24th December 2019

How a girl from an Edinburgh children's home was adopted by a pair of Hollywood film stars...

 

Addicts' deaths highlight Scotland's drugs crisis

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Figures seen by BBC Scotland suggest 2019 could be another record year for drugs deaths...

 

Vulnerable children moved miles from home - report

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Nearly 12,000 children are placed in care 20 miles or more from friends and family, a report shows...

 

Mum 'begs' ex-husband to return children to UK from Libya

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Tanya Borg's daughters have been in Tripoli since 2015 after being taken there by their father...

 

'Fast' new TB test trialled at struggling farm

Tuesday 24th December 2019

There is hope faster TB tests on cattle can help stop infection spreading - and stop healthy animals being culled...

 

Anastasia Uglow named as New York school trip death student

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Anastasia Uglow, 17, was found "unresponsive and unconscious" in her hotel room, police say...

 

Essex children faced with 'inequality' in special needs provision

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Some children face a wait of up to two years for autism assessments, inspectors find...

 

Three members of same family 'drown' at Costa del Sol resort

Tuesday 24th December 2019

A British man and his two children were found unresponsive in a pool at a hotel on Spain's Costa del Sol...

 

'I won't have many more Christmases with my kids'

Monday 23rd December 2019

Addy Willis has rectal cancer and fears she will not be able to see her children grow up...

 

Medical waste backlog at failed firm to be cleared

Monday 23rd December 2019

Clinical and human waste has been piled up at the HQ of Healthcare Environmental Services for a year...

 

Scotland's papers: Labour collapse and Celtic Boys Club abuse claims

Monday 23rd December 2019

Boris Johnson claims Labour's collapse cost his party Scottish MPs, and a coach is accused of child sex abuse at Celtic Boys Club...

 

Why so many Japanese children refuse to go to school

Monday 23rd December 2019

Can free schools solve the problem of "futoko", Japan's phenomenon of refusing to attend school?Read full story...

 

Met Police superintendent appeals against abuse video conviction

Monday 23rd December 2019

Supt Novlett Robyn Williams was convicted for a child abuse image sent to her phone by her sister...

 

Bristol Grammar School student dies on New York trip

Monday 23rd December 2019

The 17-year-old girl was found "unresponsive and unconscious" in her hotel room, New York police say...

 

Drink driving: More than 550 have road ban reduced

Sunday 22nd December 2019

The punishment for driving under the influence of alcohol is usually a minimum 12-month ban...

 

Schools 'now the fourth emergency service'

Sunday 22nd December 2019

Some schools are opening in the Christmas holidays to offer meals for pupils from poor families...

 

School pays for private tuition to help with exams

Saturday 21st December 2019

A school in a deprived area "levels the playing field" by paying for private tutors...

 

School seclusion 'could have damaging effects'

Saturday 21st December 2019

Social workers call for new guidelines on the restraint of pupils in Northern Ireland...

 

Christmas dolls 'may damage children's reproductive systems'

Saturday 21st December 2019

Sweet Fashion Doll and Girl Beautiful Doll contain harmful chemicals, trading standards warns...

 

Devon town councillor calls for babysitting allowance

Friday 20th December 2019

A town councillor asks for a rule change so parents can claim for childcare while attending meetings...

 

Child sexual abuse still happening in Telford, says survivor

Friday 20th December 2019

A woman who was sexually abused as a child in Telford believes young girls are still at risk...

 

Robert Flowerday: Michael Gerard Owens given 16-year minimum jail term

Friday 20th December 2019

Former schoolteacher Robert Flowerday's body was found at his Crumlin home in January 2018...

 

Nurses' strike NI: Strike action by thousands of nurses ends

Thursday 19th December 2019

Action by UNITE health workers and NIPSA ambulance staff will continue into Thursday morning...

 

A school looking after its children – and their families

Thursday 19th December 2019

One primary school in Birmingham reveals how it is trying to balance its books, give pastoral care and teach...

 

A school looking after children – and their families

Thursday 19th December 2019

One primary school in Birmingham reveals how it is trying to balance its books, give pastoral care and teach...

 

Homeless mental health and drugs services 'broken'

Thursday 19th December 2019

About 40% of rough sleeper deaths - thought to be 124 since 2013 - were linked to substance misuse...

 

Target extra cash to schools in the red, says Reform

Thursday 19th December 2019

Ministers should target extra cash for schools to those "in most financial need", a think tank says...

 

The Papers: NHS and High Street 'boost' in Queen's Speech

Thursday 19th December 2019

The papers look at the new government's agenda, which includes more money for the health service...

 

Homeless mental health and drugs services 'broken' in Wales

Thursday 19th December 2019

About 40% of rough sleeper deaths in Wales - thought to be 124 since 2013 - were linked to substance misuse...

 

Migrant boy found by police on M6 near Birmingham

Thursday 19th December 2019

Police believe the child illegally entered the UK and had been separated from his parents...

 

Migrant boy found walking along M6 near Birmingham

Thursday 19th December 2019

Police believe the child illegally entered the UK and had been separated from his parents...

 

Migrant boy, 15, found walking along M6 near Birmingham

Thursday 19th December 2019

Police believe the child illegally entered the UK and had been separated from his parents...

 

'My camera helped me beat homelessness'

Thursday 19th December 2019

David Cullingford tells how wildlife photography gave him a focus away from drugs and alcohol...

 

Telford child sex abuse: Men jailed for assaulting girl

Thursday 19th December 2019

The men's young victim was forced to perform sex acts in a churchyard and raped above a shop...

 

Government's £1,000 fee to register children as British citizens ruled 'unlawful'

Thursday 19th December 2019

Campaigners say the "landmark ruling" could help tens of thousands of children gain UK citizenship...

 

Stormzy's love for Stoke-on-Trent rapping nativity stars

Thursday 19th December 2019

The rapper said the Christmas version of one of his hits by a Stoke-on-Trent school was "brilliant"...

 

Health strike: Thousands of nurses stage 12-hour strike

Wednesday 18th December 2019

It is the first strike action by the the Royal College of Nursing in its 103-year-history...

 

The Papers: MPs 'savage' Corbyn as PM warned of health 'crises'

Wednesday 18th December 2019

The Labour Party's blame game, air pollution and drugs shortages crop up in Wednesday's papers...

 

Health strike: Thousands of nurses begin 12-hour strike

Wednesday 18th December 2019

It is the first strike action by the Royal College of Nursing in its 103-year-history...

 

NI health strike: Thousands of nurses begin strike action

Wednesday 18th December 2019

It is the first strike action by the Royal College of Nursing in its 103-year-history...

 

Wales' smallest school in Abersoch puts on pantomime

Wednesday 18th December 2019

Ysgol Absersoch in Gwynedd is set to put on a show with just seven children...

 

Christmas: How does a school put on a panto with seven pupils?

Wednesday 18th December 2019

It may be Wales' smallest school, but it still plans a Christmas show to remember...

 

NI health strike: Thousands of nurses go on strike

Wednesday 18th December 2019

It is the first strike action by the Royal College of Nursing in its 103-year-history...

 

Matt Hancock and Dan Walker clash over Tory 50,000 nurses pledge

Wednesday 18th December 2019

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tells BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker the promise is "crystal clear"...

 

The Papers: NHS and High Street 'boost' in Queen's Speech

Wednesday 18th December 2019

The papers look at the new government's agenda, which includes more money for the health service...

 

Mental health: Footballers seeking help on the rise

Tuesday 17th December 2019

An ex-pro talks about pressure in the sport amid a rise in players seeking help for mental health...

 

Human rights: Commission highlights 'year of drift' after Stormont suspended

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission highlights lack of progress on health and homelessness...

 

Ex-Manchester United payer: 'The pitch was like a prison'

Tuesday 17th December 2019

An ex-pro talks about pressure in the sport amid a rise in players seeking help for mental health...

 

Glasgow health board to take legal action over hospital contractor

Tuesday 17th December 2019

The contractor that designed and built the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital complex is taken to court...

 

Health strike: Staff cover warning by health trust boss

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Northern Ireland's nurses are set to strike for the first time on Wednesday amid complaints about pay...

 

Failing West Sussex children's service 'should be removed'

Tuesday 17th December 2019

A government report found "prolonged failure" at West Sussex and increasing troubles at the council...

 

Health strike: Parties hold meeting to address pay dispute

Tuesday 17th December 2019

NI's nurses are set to strike for the first time on Wednesday amid complaints about pay...

 

Creagh on Corbyn: 'He should be apologising'

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Former MP Mary Creagh says she confronted Jeremy Corbyn after seeing him pose for photos with young people...

 

Health strike: Julian Smith criticised over failure to meet Stormont parties

Tuesday 17th December 2019

RCN nurses in NI are set to strike for the first time on Wednesday amid complaints about pay...

 

Eight school pupils collapse after using fake vapes in Greater Manchester

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Greater Manchester Drug Alerts Panel said children from Bury, Rochdale and Oldham had been affected...

 

Young suicides in Wales due to 'complex' reasons, says study

Monday 16th December 2019

There was rarely a single reason why young people took their own lives in Wales, a major research study finds...

 

Responsible Child: Can a 10-year-old be a cold-blooded murderer?

Monday 16th December 2019

A new BBC drama tells the story of a 12-year-old boy on trial for murder, who was tried as an adult...

 

Screwdriver artist Johno Cornish uses painting to help mental health

Monday 16th December 2019

Johno Cornish took up painting with the unusual artistic tool after trying to take his own life...

 

Denefield school pupils fall ill after eating cannabis cakes

Monday 16th December 2019

One student is excluded after cakes containing cannabis were shared among children at a school...

 

'Remember our stillborn babies in Christmas cards'

Sunday 15th December 2019

Grieving parents say including their children's names "acknowledges the little life that was"...

 

Call to remember lost babies in Christmas cards

Sunday 15th December 2019

Grieving parents say including their children's names "acknowledges the little life that was"...

 

Hampshire schoolboy records Christmas climate change single

Saturday 14th December 2019

Frankie Morland is aiming for Christmas number one with his song about climate change...

 

Primary league tables: How did your school do?

Friday 13th December 2019

New primary school league table data for England has been published by the Department for Education...

 

Tyler Peck drugs death: Mother guilty of supply and cruelty

Friday 13th December 2019

The jury found Holly Strawbridge guilty of giving her son prescription drugs that led to his death...

 

Danny Tetley admits child abuse images

Friday 13th December 2019

Danny Tetley entered guilty pleas to five charges relating to five teenage boys aged 15 and 16...

 

England's primary school league tables to be published

Thursday 12th December 2019

New primary school league table data for England is published later by the Department for Education...

 

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...