Why stockpiling food won't save the UK from a Brexit disaster

Why stockpiling food won't save the UK from a Brexit disaster

If a no-deal Brexit happens, should we really worry about getting enough to eat? According to industry experts — as things stand — the answer is yes. “Leaving the Single Market means an end to the automatic rights for trucks to drive and planes to fly between the UK and the EU27 countries, and the […]

UK weather: Scorching temperatures to burn Britain ANNUALLY, warn experts

UK weather: Scorching temperatures to burn Britain ANNUALLY, warn experts

While many have appreciated the scorching weather across the British Isles over the past few months, it has left the UK facing a number of severe issues. Hosepipe bans have been enforced due to the drought which has also led to crop failures, with National Farmers Union president Guy Smith describing land as “being parched […]

Police accused of giving tacit approval to 'cannabis clubs' across the UK

Police accused of giving tacit approval to 'cannabis clubs' across the UK

Police have been accused of giving tacit support to ‘cannabis clubs’ where paying members can meet and take the drug without fear of prosecution. At least two Police and Crime Commissioners have visited or endorsed the clubs, of which there are 160 across the UK. Despite the fact possession of cannabis remains illegal and can result […]

US space companies are crossing the Atlantic, bringing rocket launches to the UK for the first time

US space companies are crossing the Atlantic, bringing rocket launches to the UK for the first time

The only previous launch from U.K. soil was a military demonstration test in February 2016. The mission launched an American rocket from the western coast of Scotland, used to test a missile defense system over the Atlantic Ocean. For commercial purposes, however, a launch infrastructure has never existed. The light-class rockets designed to launch small […]

A quick guide to solar panels and home batteries in the UK

A quick guide to solar panels and home batteries in the UK

With prices endlessly spiraling upwards and the majority of the UK’s energy still produced by burning fossil fuels, solar panels offer homeowners the chance to wriggle out of the grip of the big six energy firms and go it alone. Given the UK’s variable weather, it’s unlikely that solar panels will generate enough energy to […]

UK children with ADHD wait up to two years for diagnosis, say experts

UK children with ADHD wait up to two years for diagnosis, say experts

Children with ADHD are waiting up to two years for a diagnosis in the UK, harming their chances of education and prospects for the future, say experts. ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – is a recognised mental health condition. Psychological support and medication can transform children’s lives and those of their families. Yet data […]

UK 'safe' pollution threshold should be halved, heart experts warn

UK 'safe' pollution threshold should be halved, heart experts warn

The UK’s “safe” pollution threshold should be cut by at least half, experts have said after new research showed just small levels can trigger heart disease. The largest British analysis of its kind indicates that living near busy roads, even in otherwise quiet neighbourhoods, can expand the heart, making it harder to pump blood around […]

UK Government announces Edinburgh Fringe funding to promote new talent on global stage

UK Government announces Edinburgh Fringe funding to promote new talent on global stage

£100,000 grant to improve digital resources for artists and help market emerging acts Funding will help Fringe identify new talent and promote them nationally and internationally The UK Government will provide £100,000 to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe to help it deliver a step change in how it showcases emerging artistic talent to the world, […]