Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy asks PM ‘where’s the money for Grenfell?’

Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy asks PM ‘where’s the money for Grenfell?’

Media captionDua Lipa and Stormzy each won two awards Stormzy used his Brit performance to take a swipe at the prime minister over Grenfell. He closed the show after winning two awards and rapped, “Yo, Theresa May where’s that money for Grenfell? What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?” Downing Street insists the government […]

McDonnell: UK economy suffering ‘chronic illness’

McDonnell: UK economy suffering ‘chronic illness’

Working people have suffered the worst decade for living standards in generations, John McDonnell has said. He said that unlike “the short, sharp shock” of 2008, the UK was experiencing “a long-term, chronic illness”. The shadow chancellor said the government’s “lack of direction and political uncertainty” since the EU vote had “exacerbated these issues”. Theresa […]

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Media captionProf Andrea Cipriani said it was good news for patients and doctors Scientists say they have settled one of medicine’s biggest debates after a huge study found that anti-depressants work. The study, which analysed data from 522 trials involving 116,477 people, found 21 common anti-depressants were all more effective at reducing symptoms of acute […]

NHS ‘dangerously’ short of 100,000 staff

NHS ‘dangerously’ short of 100,000 staff

Image copyright PA The NHS in England has nearly 100,000 jobs unfilled, a situation described as “dangerously” understaffed. The total represents one in 12 of all the posts in the health service and would be enough to staff 10 large hospitals. It includes 35,000 nurse posts and nearly 10,000 doctor vacancies. The figures have been […]

Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

Image copyright MHRA Image caption A small number of Ventolin Accuhaler units are affected by the fault Three batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler asthma inhalers have been recalled because they do not deliver the full number of doses. The MHRA – the body that regulates the devices – warned that patients may find […]

Share your NHS stories and memories with the BBC

Share your NHS stories and memories with the BBC

Image copyright Getty Images It is 70 years since the birth of the NHS, and we want to hear your stories and memories of the NHS past and present. Advances in medicine and technology have changed the face of National Health Service from its early beginnings. Prescription charges of one shilling started in 1952, MRI […]

Fear of war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says

Fear of war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says

Media captionMr Araghchi said Iran was working to reduce tension in the Syrian rebel-held area of the Eastern Ghouta Iran’s deputy foreign minister says the situation with its ally Syria is “very complicated” amid growing concern a wider regional war could erupt. “Fear of war is everywhere in our region,” Abbas Araghchi told the BBC. […]

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea’s General Kim Yong-chol to attend

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea’s General Kim Yong-chol to attend

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Korea says the visit of Kim Yong-chol (pictured) will be a chance to improve North-South relations North Korea will send one of its highest ranking figures, General Kim Yong-chol, to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gen Kim was the North’s intelligence chief, and is believed […]

India doctors remove world’s ‘largest brain tumour’

India doctors remove world’s ‘largest brain tumour’

Image caption Mr Pal lost his vision because of the tumour Doctors in India who have removed a 1.8kg (3.9lb) brain tumour from a 31-year-old man say it could be the largest in the world. The surgery, which lasted seven hours, took place on 14 February at the Nair hospital in the western city of […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bollywood’ wardrobe amuses Indians

Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bollywood’ wardrobe amuses Indians

Image copyright Getty Images When it comes to breaking out the traditional Indian outfits, no one is quite as committed as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera. Justin Trudeau is certainly no stranger to Indian wear – he has regularly worn it during official celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of […]