England and Wales

Labour Membership Soars By 35,000 In Just Four Days

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s party membership has soared by more than 35,000 in just four days since Jeremy Corbyn’s “surge” in the general election, HuffPost UK ...

Thundery Bank Holiday Downpours Set To End Summery Spell

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK

Torrential thundery downpours are set to descend on Britain over the bank holiday weekend, bringing an end to the spell of summery weather. The UK enj...

Here's What You Need To Know About The New Speeding Fines

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK

The introduction of tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences has been welcomed by motoring groups. Drivers caught at speeds excessiv...

Call To Lower Drink Drive Limit From 80mg to 50mg

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK

The legal drink-drive limit should be lowered in England and Wales to cut alcohol-related accidents, councils and fire authorities have urged. The Loc...

Councils Slam New Tory Funding Deal As 'Hugely Disappointing'

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Tory chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned councils will have to cut essential services, after they were given no extra cash ...

Lack Of Sex Education In Schools Is A 'Ticking Sexual Health Time Bomb'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A lack of sex and relationships education in some secondary schools is a “ticking sexual health time bomb”, town hall chiefs have warned. The su...

Using Your Phone While Driving? Soon The Police Could Confiscate It

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Tech

The leader of the Police Federation of England and Wales’Police Constable Jayne Willetts has called for powers that would allow the police to actual...

Prison Crisis Deepens With Record Number Of Suicides, Assaults And Self Harm Incident Recorded

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK

Suicides, assaults and self-harm in prisons have all reached new record levels, new figures reveal. There were 354 deaths behind bars in England and W...

Sub-Zero Temperatures And Freezing Fog Set To Grip Uk Next Week

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

Sub-zero temperatures and freezing fog will grip parts of the country as the cold weather continues into next week. A low of minus 8.1C (17.4F) was re...

Arctic Blasts Could See Snowfall In Britain This Week, Met Office Warns

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

Snowfall could hit many parts of Britain later this week, as cold air blasts in from the arctic regions of Canada, according to weather alerts. Snow s...

Bird Flu Cases Confirmed In Wild Ducks In England

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Three wild birds in Scotland and England have tested positive for a dangerous strain of bird flu. Two wild wigeon ducks from Somerset and Leicestershi...

Dead Child's Name Used By Undercover Police Officer In 'Gross Intrusion'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

An undercover police officer stole the identity of a dead child to use as cover while working for a covert intelligence unit, it has been revealed. Th...

Is It Time the Debt Arrangement Scheme Is Expanded Into England and Wales?

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

Research released earlier this week by BBC News that personal debt in the United Kingdom has topped £180bn certainly won't make easy reading for the ...

NHS Hospital Waiting Lists Longest For Five Years

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

There has been a rise in the number of people waiting to be seen in hospital although the NHS is still hitting key targets, figures show. Some 2.88...

What Is The Second Most Popular Drug For Young People?

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

More than 6% of young adults used a legal high known as "hippy crack" in the last year, according to the first figures to be published on its use in E...

A&E Demand 'Out Of Control' Warns Health Regulator

PA | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK

Demand on NHS accident and emergency departments is "out of control" and "totally unsustainable", the head of the health and social care regulator has...

Can It Be True? Forecasters Predict Our Wait For Summer Is Almost Over

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

The UK has to weather just a few more days of wind and rain before a long-awaited "more usual" summer pattern arrives, forecasters predict. Downpou...

Police Roll Out New 101 Number For Non-Emergencies

PA | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

The non-emergency 101 number for police has been rolled out to all forces across England and Wales as an alternative to 999. Policing Minister Nick...