Almost one million face a lonely Christmas

Nearly a million older people say they feel lonelier at Christmas time, according to research from Age UK. The charity spoke to people aged over 65 and found shocking levels of isolation and loss. Around 1.2 million people admitted Christmas feels like an ordinary day...

'Not possible' to avoid hard border in Ireland

MPs scrutinising the Brexit negotiations have poured cold water on the Government’s aim to leave the EU’s single market and customs union while preventing a hard border with Ireland. With divorce talks entering a crucial two weeks for the Prime Minister,...

How I dealt with HIV face on

Becky Mitchell, a 43-year-old fitness instructor from Bristol, discovered she had been infected with HIV in her late 30s. Here she tells her story: I was in a relationship with somebody when I got a message from his ex-girlfriend saying he was HIV positive. He...

More snow and ice warnings for parts of UK

Britain’s big freeze is set to continue as forecasters warned snow and ice could bring more disruption to parts of the country on Friday. Temperatures are expected to plummet as low as -8C overnight – the coldest so far this winter – with severe...

Mother of Manchester bomb victim slams Trump

The mother of a concert-goer who was killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack has urged Donald Trump to “stop all this hate campaign”. Figen Murray told the US President in a tweet that “spreading racist material is equal to throwing petrol into...