Hospital at centre of Salisbury nerve agent attack praised

By Paul Keslso, health corespondent Salisbury Hospital has been praised by regulators for its response to the novichok nerve agent attack that killed one woman and left four others requiring critical care. The Care Quality Commission has rated the hospital...

Instagram grooming of children as young as five triples

The number of children targeted for grooming and abuse on Instagram has more than tripled – with some of the victims as young as five years old. Figures obtained by the NSPCC suggest there were 5,161 reports of sexual communications with a child recorded in just...

Fireworks inquiry to look at case for banning sales to public

By Alan McGuinness, political reporter An inquiry into the law surrounding fireworks has been launched by MPs, with the case for banning their sale to the public to be examined. The investigation comes after almost 750,000 people signed a variety of petitions voicing...

Umunna named spokesman for breakaway group of MPs

By Alan McGuinness, political reporter Chuka Umunna has been named as the spokesman for The Independent Group of breakaway MPs. The group does not have a formal leader, but the former Labour MP’s role suggests he will play a major role as TIG tries to increase...