Charles: I may struggle to keep up with grandkids

Prince Charles has admitted he may struggle to keep up with his expanding brood of grandchildren following the birth of Prince William and Kate’s third child. The heir to the throne spoke of his “great joy” at the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of...

Timeline: The fight to keep Alfie Evans alive

The parents of seriously ill toddler Alfie Evans have been embroiled in a legal battle over his life support treatment. Here is how events have unfolded since his birth in 2016. 9 May 2016 Alfie is born in Liverpool to parents Tom Evans and Kate James, then 19 and 18...

New licensing rules for controversial epilepsy drug

The UK medicines regulator has changed the licence of the drug Valproate to protect women from giving birth to children with malformations or learning defects. Campaigners say it is an “admission” that regulations were “not strong enough in the...

EU: 'More clarity' still needed from UK on Brexit

Brussels has warned that “more clarity” is needed from the UK before Brexit negotiations can move forward. The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said everyone “knows where the EU stands” – adding that it is up to Theresa May...

Budget deficit at lowest level since 2006/7

The Chancellor has beaten his budget deficit target of £45.2bn for the last financial year, according to official figures which also show one measure in surplus for the first time in 16 years. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said overall public sector net...