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Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24, scientists say

Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24, scientists say

Image copyright Getty Images Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say. Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins. And changing the definition is vital […]

Liverpool jail’s severely ill inmates at substantial risk, says psychiatrist

Liverpool jail’s severely ill inmates at substantial risk, says psychiatrist

Image caption Poor care at Liverpool jail means mentally ill prisoners are put at substantial risk, says a healthcare review Severely ill inmates at Liverpool Prison often wait days to be seen because of poor care and a lack of staff, a senior psychiatrist says. His assessment of mental healthcare, seen by BBC News, says […]

Devon MP calls for change to stalking laws

Devon MP calls for change to stalking laws

Image copyright joegolby Image caption The Stalking Protection Bill aims to protect victims who do not know their stalker Victims of stalking by strangers are “left unprotected” under current laws, says an MP pushing for new legislation. Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes in Devon, is leading a debate on the Stalking Protection Bill. It […]

Winter weather: Thousands without power after gales hit UK

Winter weather: Thousands without power after gales hit UK

Media captionAn Essex pub and a play centre in Suffolk lost their roofs, while trees were uprooted in Norfolk About 9,700 homes in eastern England are still without power as severe gales brought disruption to much of the UK. A further 140,000 properties in Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk have had power restored hours after […]

Fresh snow alert sparks travel warning

Fresh snow alert sparks travel warning

Image copyright NEODAAS/University of Dundee Image caption A satellite image shows half the UK under snow and cloud Drivers have been urged to stay off major roads unless absolutely necessary as a new snow storm approaches southern Scotland and northern England. A Met Office amber “be prepared” alert is now in place from 21:00 on […]

NHS ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses as 33,000 leave each year

NHS ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses as 33,000 leave each year

Image copyright Science Photo Library The NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses with one in 10 now leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show. More than 33,000 walked away last year, piling pressure on understaffed hospitals and community services. The figures – provided to the BBC by NHS Digital – represent a rise of 20% […]

Forecasters issue new warning of persistent heavy snow

Forecasters issue new warning of persistent heavy snow

Media captionVideo released by a Dumfries and Galloway rescue team shows difficult driving conditions Forecasters have issued a fresh warning of persistent heavy snow for southern Scotland and north east England. A Met Office amber “be prepared” alert is now in place from 21:00 on Wednesday until 05:00 on Thursday. Hundreds of drivers who spent […]

Health service ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses, figures reveal

Health service ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses, figures reveal

Image copyright alvarez The NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses with one in 10 leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show. More than 33,000 walked away last year, piling pressure on understaffed hospital wards and community services. The figures – provided to the BBC by NHS Digital – represent a rise of 20% since 2012-13, […]

Drivers stranded overnight on M74 as snow sweeps Scotland

Drivers stranded overnight on M74 as snow sweeps Scotland

Media captionVideo released by a Dumfries and Galloway rescue team shows difficult driving conditions Hundreds of drivers are spending the night in their cars after becoming stranded due to heavy snow. Mountain rescue teams have been sent to help those stuck on the M74 in Dumfries and Galloway after severe weather led to closures at […]

Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bayeux Tapestry is 70m (230ft) long The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in the UK after France agreed it could leave its shores for the first time in 950 years, the BBC understands. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the loan during his visit […]