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UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Image copyright Kathy Niakan Image caption The genetic machinery needed to modify the DNA is injected into the embryo The blueprint for life – DNA – has been altered in human embryos for the first time in the UK. The team at the Francis Crick Institute are unravelling the mysteries of the earliest moments of […]

Queensbury raid uncovers 35 men living in house

Queensbury raid uncovers 35 men living in house

Image copyright PA Image caption The discovery was made on Winchester Avenue, Queensbury, following complaints from neighbours A raid on a three-bedroom house in north west London found 35 men living in rooms full of mattresses. The discovery was made on Winchester Avenue, Queensbury, on Tuesday following noise complaints from neighbours, Brent council said. The […]

Thomas Cook pilots to strike on Saturday

Thomas Cook pilots to strike on Saturday

Image copyright PA Pilots working for the travel group Thomas Cook will stage a strike on Saturday as part of a dispute over pay. Their trade union, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa), confirmed the strike after five days of talks failed to resolve the dispute. A strike on 8 September was the first by […]

Mark Sampson set to leave as England women’s manager

Media playback is not supported on this device I’m not a racist – Sampson Mark Sampson is set to leave his role as England women’s manager after fresh misconduct allegations were made. It comes after his side beat Russia 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. The 34-year-old took over in 2013 and led […]

Parsons Green bombing: Two more arrested over Tube attack

Parsons Green bombing: Two more arrested over Tube attack

Media captionNewport eyewitness saw house raided and men arrested Two men have been arrested in south Wales over Friday’s terror attack on a London Underground train, bringing the total number held to five. A 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were detained under the Terrorism Act in the early hours, after a search at an […]

Baby names: Olivia top for girls as William makes way for Muhammad

Baby names: Olivia top for girls as William makes way for Muhammad

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Names like Arlo and Luna are growing in popularity Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular baby girls’ name in England and Wales, while Muhammad has entered the top 10 most popular boys’ names. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Olivia had reclaimed the top spot it […]

M1 closure object ‘possibly hydrochloric acid’

M1 closure object ‘possibly hydrochloric acid’

Image copyright South Beds News Agency Image caption Motorists were stranded on the M1 between junctions 15 and 14 for hours A “suspicious object” which caused a 14-hour closure of part of the M1 was “possibly hydrochloric acid”. Motorists were left stranded after the 11-mile (18km) stretch between junctions 15 at Northampton and 14 at […]

Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

Image copyright Getty Images A life-extending lung cancer drug will be made immediately available to NHS patients in England, say advisers. Campaigners, including the late Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill, have repeatedly called for access to the pioneering immunotherapy, which can add months to life. Scotland already offers nivolumab to people with advanced disease […]

British kayaker Emma Kelty ‘murdered’ on Amazon trip

British kayaker Emma Kelty ‘murdered’ on Amazon trip

Image copyright Emma Kelty Three people have been arrested following the death of a British woman who disappeared while kayaking up the Amazon, police in Brazil have said. Emma Kelty, 43, of London, went missing last week. Her body has not been found. While drug traffickers and pirates operate in the region, police say she […]

Miscarriage study points to IVF success chances

Miscarriage study points to IVF success chances

Image copyright Science Photo Library Mothers-to-be who miscarry during the first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby with further treatment than those who did not get pregnant, researchers have said. The University of Aberdeen study looked at data for more than 100,000 women. The results showed that those who miscarried during […]