Government publishes new anti-littering strategy

Litter louts could be hit with £150 fines as part of ambitious new plans to tackle rubbish in England. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom unveiled the...

Love it or hate it: Marmite may affect brain function

Scientists at the University of York have discovered a potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain, through the apparent increase of...

National Lottery backs plan to save 20 species from extinction

20 species including shrill carder bee, chequered skipper butterfly and ladybird spider will be brought back from the brink. In one of the most ambitious...

The end of gluten free prescriptions 

Proposals to end gluten-free prescribing could save NHS more than £25 million a year. The consultation follows NHS England’s announcement this week of new guidance...

20s Radio Times magazines available to public

The BBC is making the earliest issues of the complete Radio Times magazines publicly available online for the first time. This release is part of...

The oldest mention of curry found in archives of a Benedictine monastery

An antique list of recipes found at a British abbey contains the oldest mention in England of curry and has now been turned into...

Bank of Mum and Dad increasingly used for house buying 

Research shows a rise in 'bank of mum and dad' helping their children onto the housing ladder. The proportion of first-time buyers relying on inherited...

Welcome to the 12 sided £ coin

The new 12-sided £1 Coin arrives tomorrow.  Claimed to be the most secure coin in the world, it  features a new design that shows the...

The “Mad Mania” of George III

Researchers have concluded that King George III was probably suffering from a mental illness after computer analysis of hundreds of his letters. The King's illness...

Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some – but not all – heart...

Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, according to research published by The BMJ. Researchers from the...