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Image copyright CUBG Image caption A record-breaking temperature of 38.7C (101.7F) was recorded at Cambridge University Botanic Garden in July 2019 Climate change driven by industrial society is having an increasing impact on the UK’s weather, the Met Office says. Its annual UK report confirms that 2019 was the 12th warmest year in a series […]

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While cases of pre-eclampsia are increasing around the world, St George’s Hospital in London has managed to cut the most severe type of cases by 80%. Pre-eclampsia is a dangerous condition that can threaten the life of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. It results in the deaths of half a million women around […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Stella Frew was pronounced dead at the scene in Sutton on Friday A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who died after she was struck by a van. Stella Frew, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene in Tonfield Road, Sutton, south-west London, just before […]

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The Science Museum in London is reopening on 19 August after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, an exhibition opened at the site that told the stories of previous pandemics. The museum says it has started collecting objects from this latest one – such as signage and medical technology – to tell […]

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Alex McDonald is a security guard for the historic ship Cutty Sark, which is based in Greenwich, south-east London. During the coronavirus lockdown, he spent a great deal of time patrolling the empty vessel. He recorded some of his thoughts about the boat, which he says comes “alive” even when tourists are not there. plumbers […]

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Image copyright James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam Image caption Former Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam Two former Uber drivers will face the ride-hailing giant in court this week in a case that will decide whether Uber drivers should be classed as workers or self-employed. Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar say by classing drivers […]

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Image copyright Sheerin Khosrowshahi-Miandoab Image caption The first time Babak was able to talk to his daughter Sheerin was after 30 days in hospital. Babak Khosrowshahi was taken to hospital with coronavirus at 4am on 22 March – a day many people in the UK had spent on FaceTime talking to their mums on Mother’s […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lotteries are considered “low risk gambling” by the Gambling Commission Lotteries with jackpots of up to £25,000 are being run by local authorities in a bid to raise funds for cultural activities and events. More than 60 councils – around one in six – run weekly lotteries, with several […]

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A Jewish woman saved nearly 75 years ago from a Nazi concentration camp has met the family of the man that set her free. Lily Ebert survived the horrors of Auschwitz but lost her mother, brothers and sister in the death camps. Nearly eight decades later, she met the American family of the soldier who […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption The two victims were discovered injured near Crossharbour DLR Station in the Isle of Dogs A man has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed to death at a Docklands light railway station in London. The 19-year-old died on Friday after the knife attack at Crossharbour DLR station in Poplar, […]

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