Hospitals in England to ban ‘super-size’ chocolate bars

Hospitals in England to ban ‘super-size’ chocolate bars

Image copyright Science Photo Library “Super-sized” chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 calories or under, the head of the body says. Under the plans, most “grab bags” will be banned – with hospitals given a cash […]

Dumfries and Galloway boy killed in pole accident

Dumfries and Galloway boy killed in pole accident

Image copyright Google Image caption Emergency services were called to Glengaber Avenue in Kelloholm on Sunday afternoon. A 12-year-old boy was crushed to death by a large pole as he played with friends in a Dumfries and Galloway village. The boy died at the scene in Kelloholm, police say. Emergency services were called to an […]

Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol

Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol

Image caption The mesh implants are used to ease incontinence and to support organs A surgeon who carried out mesh surgery that left women in severe pain is being investigated by his NHS trust. Tony Dixon, who is based in Bristol, uses a technique known as mesh rectopexy to fix bowel problems, often caused by […]

Harvey Weinstein: Met police investigate new sex assault claims

Harvey Weinstein: Met police investigate new sex assault claims

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images UK police are investigating three further sexual assault allegations in London involving Harvey Weinstein, the BBC understands. The Metropolitan Police says a second victim alleges she was assaulted in Westminster in 2010 and 2011 and in Camden in 2015. Officers are already looking into claims a woman was assaulted by Weinstein […]

Fresh warnings as Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

Fresh warnings as Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

Image copyright PA The Met Office has issued Northern Ireland with an amber weather warning as Hurricane Ophelia remains on course to hit Ireland and the UK on Monday. The warning, of “potential danger to life”, came as Ireland called a national emergency meeting. Ophelia, on its way from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, […]

Killer drivers to receive life sentences in law change

Killer drivers to receive life sentences in law change

Image copyright PA Image caption A Government consultation in December 2016 found support for the law change Drivers who kill someone in the most serious cases of dangerous and careless driving will now face life sentences. Causing death by dangerous driving, or death by careless driving while drunk or on drugs, will carry the top-level […]

UK actress accuses Weinstein of rape

UK actress accuses Weinstein of rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lysette Anthony said she had reported the alleged rape to police Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s […]

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption NHS England advises sexuality is recorded during “face to face contact” with patients Health professionals in England are to be told to ask patients aged 16 or over about their sexual orientation, under new NHS guidelines. NHS England said no-one would be forced to answer the question but recording […]

Disabled children hate crime reports increasing

Image copyright Robert Melen Reported hate crimes against disabled children are rising, a BBC investigation has discovered. Figures from police forces across the UK show there were 450 incidents reported last year, up from 181 in 2014-15, 5 live Investigates found. Families with disabled children described being targeted online and verbally abused in the street. […]

Kempton Park racecourse: Man dies after stable injury

Kempton Park racecourse: Man dies after stable injury

Image copyright PA Image caption An investigation has started into the death of a man at Kempton Park racecourse A man has died at Kempton Park racecourse in Surrey. Saturday’s fixture was abandoned with two races remaining when the man in his 50s was injured in the stable yard. Police were called to the Sunbury-on-Thames […]