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

UK News BBC News Feed - 3 hours 25 min ago
The former Olympic champion will encourage more people to cycle and walk as head of Active Travel England.

‘Hi, thanks for calling. Are you OK? How far away are you?’

UK News BBC News Feed - 4 hours 3 min ago
A telephone helpline launched in Edinburgh last year, is keeping people company when they walk home alone.

Police response to £25,000 fraud branded woeful

UK News BBC News Feed - 4 hours 33 min ago
Inspectorate criticises the police after only one of 69 victims of a fraud has their case investigated.

High Street pharmacies in England to help people lose weight

UK News BBC News Feed - 4 hours 33 min ago
They can refer customers to a free online NHS service that runs a programme to get people into shape.

Connecting people through music

UK News BBC News Feed - 4 hours 58 min ago
The World Harmony Orchestra has been providing musical comfort for those who may be lonely throughout the pandemic.

Newspaper headlines: PM beefs up top team and NHS staff jab 'U-turn talks'

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 23:24
There are tributes to Meat Loaf on the front pages alongside more stories on the Downing Street parties row.

Northern Lights illuminate Wales' dark sky potential

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 22:56
As more locations bid to get Dark Sky status, is it getting easier to spot the aurora borealis?

Covid: Learner driver takes four-hour trip for driving test

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 22:56
Covid rules and lockdowns have caused a backlog of people desperate to get on the road.

Covid: Some learners face 10-month wait for driving test

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 22:55
A shortage of examiners means some learners face eight-hour round trips to do their practical exam.

Grazing cattle boost capercaillie habitat

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 22:49
The livestock trample down vegetation that overshadows a plant key to the rare birds' survival.

Period products for NHS staff 'a basic necessity'

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 22:47
A leading consultant says staff are bleeding through their scrubs because they have no access to sanitary products.

First-time buyer: 'I couldn't keep paying so much rent'

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 22:00
There were a record number of first-time buyers in 2021, figures from lender Halifax suggest.

British man killed in 'reckless' Georgia shooting

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 20:25
Local police say Matthew Willson was shot at random while visiting his girlfriend in Brookhaven.

'Nicholas Rossi': US man who 'faked death' remanded in custody

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 19:35
'Nicholas Rossi' is facing extradition over a charge of rape in Utah in the United States.

Man jailed for killing dad-to-be outside Aberdare pub

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 18:57
Daniel Howells-Thomas killed Keyron Curtis just two weeks before the birth of his daughter.

Firms call for urgent help with energy bills

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 17:52
Five business groups write to Chancellor Rishi Sunak asking for support for firms on energy costs.

Prince Andrew: Bid to block Union flag flying on birthday

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 16:28
Three parties do not want the Union flag to fly at Belfast City Hall but the DUP opposes that idea.

Murderer dubbed potential 'Ripper' by judge faces whole-life term

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 16:24
Brian Sengendo was dubbed a potential serial killer by a judge, who praised police for stopping him.

Covid vaccinations: Anti-vaxers use 'crime number' to try to halt jabs

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 16:09
Police say the number merely acknowledges an allegation - not that a crime has been committed.

No housing for new Isles of Scilly doctor or pharmacist

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 01/21/2022 - 16:08
The health centre on the Isles of Scilly says there is nowhere for key medical workers to live.

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