More than one in 10 children in Scotland have started primary school overweight or obese in the last decade, according to new figures. …read more
One Day Without Us will include labour boycott to protest against rising racism and xenophobia
Migrant workers and their supporters are planning a day of action to highlight their role in the UK in what is being billed as a celebration of the contribution they make to British society.
Plans for the event, called One Day Without Us, include a labour boycott to show how important migrants are to the UK workforce.Continue reading...
Exclusive: Nadja Ensink-Teich says death of her husband, Jeroen Ensink, on his Islington doorstep could have been prevented as killer is sentenced
Eleven days after becoming a father, Jeroen Ensink stepped out of his London flat to post cards to friends, proudly announcing the birth of his daughter, Fleur. “He left at 1.45pm. He was dead at 1.50pm,” said his widow, Nadja Ensink-Teich, 37. “And from that moment, my life stopped.”
Ensink, 41, an internationally renowned water engineer and academic, was killed on his Islington doorstep in a random attack by a stranger, Timchang Nandap, who was known to police and had a mental illness.Continue reading...
Seven episodes of Woman’s Hour that show the changing nature of women’s issues throughout the programme’s 70 years …read more
MPs will not have a say on how Brexit negotiations are handled, but there could be a vote on the “final” deal, a government source says. …read more
Footballer Ched Evans tells his rape trial he was “just being childish” when he let himself into a hotel room where his friend was having sex with the complainant. …read more
Many travellers buying foreign currency at some of the UK’s airports are now receiving less than one euro to the pound. …read more
Climber in his 50s was airlifted off UK’s highest mountain in ‘dark and difficult conditions’ but died of his injuries
A climber has died after a fall on the UK’s highest mountain.
The man’s climbing companion raised the alarm at about 6pm on Friday after the fall on the north face of Ben Nevis in the Highlands.Continue reading...
The Brexit vote and ensuing rhetoric have made Bruno Pollet, a UK resident for 25 years, feel like a second-class citizen
Bruno Pollet is a scientist who came to Coventry from Grenoble 25 years ago as part of the Erasmus university exchange programme.
He had the choice of the UK, Spain or Germany at the time. After the Brexit vote, he jokes: “I wish I had gone to Barcelona instead.”Continue reading...
As a YMCA report finds one in three young people with mental health difficulties experience stigma, Connie Free reveals how friends did not believe she was ill when she suffering from an eating disorder. …read more
Going to university is often thought of as a rite of passage for many young people, but some are breaking away from this tradition. …read more
Teachers in England’s secondary schools work an average of 48.2 hours a week, with a fifth working more than 60 hours, a report says. …read more
Prescriptions for type 2 diabetes rise by a third in England in the last five years, according to new analysis of NHS data. …read more
Labour whips Conor McGinn and Holly Lynch resign days after chief whip Rosie Winterton was sacked in leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffle. …read more
Facebook says it paid £4.16m in corporation tax in the UK last year, despite turnover more than doubling to £210m. …read more
Andy Murray secures his fifth singles title of 2016 by beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in the China Open final. …read more
Oatley, Match of the Day’s first female commentator, says she was threatened by man saying he would ‘cut’ her
The sports presenter Jacqui Oatley has told how she was forced to call the police after receiving violent threats online.
Speaking to the Guardian, Oatley, who in 2007 became the first female commentator on BBC1’s Match of the Day, said a man threatened to come to her house and “cut” her, among other “unmentionable” things.Continue reading...
A woman had her hijab pulled down in the middle of a busy north London street in a racially motivated assault, police say. …read more
The National Trust has been accused of manipulating a family of “exemplary” tenants so it could evict them following an administrative muddle that left the charity potentially liable to pay compensation. Tam Hockey says she was “duped” after a coordinated campaign by trust employees to accept a refund of her security deposit. Hockey was told that giving back the deposit would help build “mutual trust and understanding”.
In fact, internal emails show staff were secretly planning to evict the family, yet were unable to because the National Trust had not acted on a change in the law that affected about 1,900 of its tenants and leaves it potentially liable for compensation claims of up to £5.7m.Continue reading...
Senior religious figures urge the PM to allow nearly 400 refugee children into the UK before the “Jungle” migrant camp near Calais is demolished. …read more
Debts run up by 113 academy trusts in England amount to almost £25m, figures obtained by the BBC suggest. …read more
A new financial guidance service to give advice on pensions, managing debts and other money issues will be set up by the government. …read more
Following the Tory conference, many European nationals fear they will be forced to leave. We look at how this concern is now affecting the UK’s image overseas
Two young Polish women on the train from Gatwick into London are chattering away, bags at their feet. Off the flight from Kraków after five days at home with family, they followed the news, and the speeches, from Britain all week. “You have to – so as to get an idea of how long before we will be driven out of England. I’m sure it will happen,” said Angela, who is the manager of a gastropub near Oxford.
“It’s sad this is the way things are going because I was pleased to have a woman prime minister, but my boss said to me it will be bad. He’s angry because he wants to choose staff for how good they are, not their nationality. He says it will be hard to replace me, which is nice to hear,” she said.Continue reading...
A 21-year-old man is charged with two counts of trespass after an incident in which a member of the public climbed a gate at Buckingham Palace. …read more
A group of major business lobby groups have written an open letter urging the government to preserve barrier free trade with Europe. …read more
Scottish comedy Still Game makes a hugely successful return to TV, almost a decade after the last series. …read more
UK Anti-Doping visits British Cycling’s headquarters in Manchester after allegations of wrongdoing in the sport. …read more
Jeremy Corbyn is facing a row over his new shadow cabinet, as the chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party says he was not informed about the reshuffle. …read more
Women should be offered testosterone on the NHS to boost their flagging sex drives, a doctor has suggested. …read more
Four towns and cities in the north of England wait to discover which one will win the right to host the £5m Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. …read more
Most people have a favourite soft toy which they left behind as they grew up, but some adults rely on them to get through the day. …read more
Jailed former BBC DJ Chris Denning is sentenced to 13 years in prison after admitting a further 21 child sex offences committed between 1969 and 1986. …read more
Dawn Butler, the new shadow minister for diverse communities, says Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle shows “great guts”, amid criticism from some Labour MPs. …read more
The pound reels on the currency markets as traders react to Brexit concerns and a flash crash that saw the pound dive in Asian trading. …read more
Sportswear retailer Sports Direct warns that the extreme swings in the pound overnight will hit its profits. …read more
UKIP launches an inquiry after one of its MEPs was taken to hospital following an altercation with a colleague in the European Parliament. …read more
Olly Murs offers his support to ex-One Direction star Zayn Malik, after the singer pulled out of several concerts with “extreme anxiety”. …read more
Pop star Olly Murs discusses his disillusionment with X Factor, and the heartbreak that inspired his new album. …read more
Pictures of stricken UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe on the floor at the European Parliament after an altercation dominate the papers. …read more