London wildfire response hit by crew shortages - report

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 07/10/2023 - 16:00
Crew shortages meant 39 engines were not available to fight London's wildfires last July, a review finds.
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Ian Paterson: Eleven further inquests set to open

Health News BBC - Mon, 07/10/2023 - 14:39
Ian Paterson is serving a 20-year sentence after he carried out unnecessary or unapproved procedures.
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Crunch talks due on deep-sea mining controversy

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 07/10/2023 - 05:10
Scientists are concerned about the environmental impact if commercial deep sea mining begins.
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Weight-loss jabs investigated for suicide risk

Health News BBC - Mon, 07/10/2023 - 04:31
Europe's drugs regulator has been alerted to a possible link to thoughts of suicide among some users.
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Heatwaves: Why this summer has been so hot

Scientific News BBC - Sun, 07/09/2023 - 03:02
Experts are predicting that the developing El Niño is likely to make 2023 the world's hottest year.
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Ghana's batmen hunting for pandemic clues

Health News BBC - Sun, 07/09/2023 - 02:56
Scientists want to understand exactly how pathogens can jump species and what the next threat may be.
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Scottish government wants drug possession to be legal

Health News BBC - Fri, 07/07/2023 - 18:31
The Scottish government wants a change in UK laws to stop people found in possession of drugs for their own use being prosecuted.
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Junior doctors call off strike after new pay offer

Health News BBC - Fri, 07/07/2023 - 17:38
Junior doctors in Scotland had been due to strike next week in a row over pay.
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Climate change: Shipping agrees net-zero goal but critics chide deal

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 07/07/2023 - 13:00
Countries have agreed to limit carbon from shipping by 2050 but green groups say the pact is flawed.
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World records hottest day for third time in a week

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 07/07/2023 - 12:43
One group of scientists reported a third global high calculated with satellites and computer models.
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Sarms: Illegal muscle drugs sold in UK shops, BBC finds

Health News BBC - Fri, 07/07/2023 - 12:40
Secret filming reveals that "dangerous" substances are widely available for sale around the country.
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Are wildfires in the US getting worse?

Scientific News BBC - Fri, 07/07/2023 - 04:15
Record temperatures and smoke-filled skies have shown that the threat of wildfires can impact millions of people.
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High-status ancient Spanish tomb held 'Ivory Lady'

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 07/06/2023 - 20:29
Archaeologists use a new technique to discover that a high-status tomb contained a woman not a man.
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Rise in psychological distress in young adults - survey

Health News BBC - Thu, 07/06/2023 - 18:48
Researchers say the pandemic and cost of living crisis have contributed to worsening mental health.
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Horizon research deal with EU awaits Sunak's signature

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 07/06/2023 - 15:02
BBC News understands a deal has been negotiated over UK association with the Horizon programme.
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Oil giant Shell warns cutting production 'dangerous'

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 07/06/2023 - 13:49
The world's need for fossil fuels is "desperate", Shell's chief executive told the BBC.
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Sweden charges Greta Thunberg for blockading oil port

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 07/06/2023 - 13:19
The climate activist blocked a port handling fossil fuels with a group of young activists in June.
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Beavers to make Nene Wetlands return after 400 years

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 07/06/2023 - 09:00
The Wildlife Trust in Northamptonshire says the dam-building mammals will be released next winter.
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Fiona Phillips: How common is early Alzheimer's?

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/05/2023 - 14:19
We answer the questions you're asking about Alzheimer's disease, which causes dementia.
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UK's first separated conjoined twins forever grateful to NHS

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/05/2023 - 13:56
Anna and Barbara Rozycki were in 1970 the first conjoined twins in the UK to be separated.
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