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Chris Boardman to lead bid to get more people cycling and walking

blog post image The ex-Olympic champion will encourage more people to cycle and walk as head of Active Travel England.

Stonehenge tunnel campaigners win court battle

blog post image A judicial review into road works near the world heritage site finds for the campaigners.

Gout and 'Podagra' in medieval Cambridge, England - PubMed International journal of paleopathology.

blog post image "The high prevalence rate of gout in the friary is at least partly explained by the consumption of alcohol and purine-rich diets by the friars and the wealthy townsfolk. Medieval medical texts from Cambridge show that gout (known as podagra) was sometimes treated with medications made from the root of...

England's 'freedom day' marred by soaring cases and isolation chaos

blog post image Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'freedom day' ending over a year of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England was marred on Monday by surging infections, warnings of supermarket shortages and his own forced self-isolation.

Covid-19 news: England sees rise in cases for first time in 5 weeks

blog post image The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

Rame Head planning decision on 'iconic' coastal area quashed by High Court

blog post image High Court strikes down Cornwall Council's approval of building a house in a protected coastal area.

Royal Mail trials drone delivery to Isles of Scilly

blog post image The drones could be used to fly post to some of the most remote communities in the UK.

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) clinic to close

blog post image Hundreds of patients with a rare but debilitating syndrome are concerned for a clinic's future in Derriford.

Bank of England predicts rebound in the economy

blog post image "The Bank of England said Britain's economy would grow by the most since World War Two this year and slowed the pace of its trillion dollar bond-purchasing programme, but stressed it was not reversing its stimulus." Strong indications finally of a bounce back in the economy highlight the devastating...

Covid-19: Project offers support to overwhelmed Indian doctors

blog post image Prof Parag Singhal from Somerset is among those offering online advice to help relieve pressure.

Sewage discharged into rivers 400,000 times in 2020

blog post image Waterways in England had sewage discharged into them for three million hours

Cornwall: Home care issues for people in rural areas

blog post image More than 80 people in Cornwall currently have no council-funded care despite being eligible.

UK PM pledges 3 billion pounds for England's bus network

blog post image British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will invest 3 billion pounds ($4.17 billion) in England's bus network, aiming to provide more frequent, cheaper services to encourage people to catch the bus instead of using the car.

UK COVID cases will surge again even with vaccines, medical officer says

blog post image Britain will see a resurgence in coronavirus cases at some point and can't bring deaths from COVID-19 down to zero even with a successful vaccine rollout, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Tuesday.

'Undiscovered Titian painting' found in Ledbury church

blog post image "An art historian claims to have found the Renaissance master's signature during restoration work." Fascinating story especially the then - plague - and now - pandemic angle. Enormous dedication from the historian and team who have been working on it - over 11,000 hours of work. Can't remember seeing...

Covid: Bedfordshire counselling service sees rise in caseload

blog post image Demand for help from a youth counselling service will "continue to rise" during the pandemic.

Cornish couple feel 'discriminated against' over wedding language

blog post image "Steph Norman and Aaron Willoughby cannot have their ceremony entirely in Cornish." Apparently they could conduct it English obviously but also in Welsh (which is close to Cornish) but it highlights the lack of legal formality to the Cornish language.

NHS sets up mental health hubs for staff traumatised by Covid

blog post image Forty hubs in England will field calls from frontline staff and contact those at higher risk directly

Feeding your cat a very meaty diet may mean it kills less wildlife

blog post image In a small trial in the UK, pet cats fed on an unusually meaty diet brought home 36 per cent fewer prey animals than cats given a typical diet. "Domestic cats seem to hunt less when their diets are richer in animal-sourced protein, suggesting that feeding cats more meat could help reduce their impact...

England's current lockdown could be the last

blog post image England's current lockdown could be the last, says Neil Ferguson: Expert says growing immunity means England could be in tier 1 or 2 measures by May.