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NHS Scotland to fund ‘game-changer’ Prep HIV drug

NHS Scotland to fund ‘game-changer’ Prep HIV drug

Image copyright Getty Images A “game-changing” drug which dramatically reduces the chances of being infected with HIV is to be made available on the NHS in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has agreed to approve the treatment, which is known as Prep. Scientists have found that a daily dose of the drug can protect […]

Jeremy Corbyn warns of US-Russia ‘proxy war’ over Syria

Jeremy Corbyn warns of US-Russia ‘proxy war’ over Syria

Jeremy Corbyn has warned of a “proxy war” developing between the United States and Russia over Syria. The Labour leader also accused Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of “encouraging further bombing” for suggesting the US could launch more missile strikes against the Syrian regime. Leaders meeting in Italy are looking for a unified approach to Syria. […]

Derry teenager Manus Deery ‘totally innocent’, says coroner

Derry teenager Manus Deery ‘totally innocent’, says coroner

Image copyright Deery Family Image caption Manus Deery, 15, was shot dead in 1972 A Londonderry teenager, who was shot dead by the Army almost 45 years ago, was “totally innocent” and did not pose a threat to anyone, a coroner has said. Manus Deery, 15, was with a group of teenage friends when he […]

City regulators investigate Barclays boss Jes Staley

City regulators investigate Barclays boss Jes Staley

Image copyright PA Image caption Jes Staley has apologised for his actions Jes Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, could lose his annual bonus after two regulators opened an investigation into his conduct in a whistleblowing case. He had tried to discover who wrote a whistleblowing letter to the bank. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) […]

Libor: Bank of England implicated in secret recording

Libor: Bank of England implicated in secret recording

Image copyright Getty Images A secret recording that implicates the Bank of England in Libor rigging has been uncovered by BBC Panorama. The 2008 recording adds to evidence the central bank repeatedly pressured commercial banks during the financial crisis to push their Libor rates down. Libor is the rate that banks lend to each other […]

Stockholm attack: Chris Bevington named as British victim

Stockholm attack: Chris Bevington named as British victim

Image copyright Bevington Family Image caption Chris Bevington’s family and his employer have paid tribute A British man killed in the Stockholm lorry attack has been named as 41-year-old Chris Bevington. Two Swedes and one Belgian also died in the attack on Friday, when a hijacked lorry was driven into a store. His family said […]

Manchester police deal with 31 Spice-related calls in 24 hours

Manchester police deal with 31 Spice-related calls in 24 hours

Image caption Extra police patrolled the Piccadilly area of Manchester city centre on Sunday Police in Manchester received 31 calls in 24 hours amid rising concerns about the use of former legal high Spice. Police imposed a 48-hour banning order on the city centre to remove anyone suspected of taking or supplying the drug, or […]

UK’s ‘hottest day of the year’ reaches 25.5 degrees

UK’s ‘hottest day of the year’ reaches 25.5 degrees

Image copyright PA Image caption The cool of the Cam gave relief from top temperatures in Cambridge Parts of the UK have had the hottest day of the year so far – with temperatures hitting 25.5C in Cambridge. Many areas in England and Wales reached at least 20C, the Met Office said. The East Midlands […]

Syrian refugee ‘felt oppressed’ by Stop the War protest

Syrian refugee ‘felt oppressed’ by Stop the War protest

Media captionThe video of Hassan Akkad at the demonstration was shared widely online A Syrian refugee who was shouted down at a Stop the War demonstration says he “felt oppressed” by the group. The protest in Downing Street on Friday evening was against the American attack on a Syrian airbase. Hassan Akkad, from Damascus, asked […]

Stockholm attack: British man confirmed among victims

Stockholm attack: British man confirmed among victims

Media captionWhat we know about the Stockholm truck attack A British man was one of the four people killed in the Stockholm lorry attack, along with two Swedes and one Belgian, police in Sweden have said. He has been named as 41-year-old Chris Bevington. A hijacked lorry was driven into a department store in the […]