Harsher punishments for drivers who use phones

New drivers now face losing their licence the first time they are caught using a phone behind the wheel illegally. The penalties and fines handed out to offenders have been doubled to six points and £200 respectively. The new measures have been introduced in the wake...

Poorer pupils 'priced out of top secondaries'

Top-rated schools in England are pushing up house prices in local catchment areas, making them more “socially selective”, according to a new report. Hundreds of thousands of children will today learn which secondary school they will attend. Last year one...

'Unwell' Team Sky doctor out of doping inquiry

Former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman has pulled out of a long-awaited appearance before a parliamentary inquiry into doping in sport. Dr Freeman, who currently works for British Cycling, was scheduled to answer questions on Wednesday about the contents of a medical...

Treasury concession over car insurance bill rise

Outrage within the insurance industry over a looming increase in personal injury payouts has resulted in the promise of a Government consultation and new law, if needed. In a surprise announcement on Monday, the Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor Liz Truss...

Four-year-olds to get relationship education

Children from the age of four are expected to be taught about healthy relationships in the classroom, as the Government looks to overhaul the sex education curriculum to head off a swelling Conservative rebellion. MPs expect Education Secretary Justine Greening to...