Labour must do better under Corbyn, says Watson

Media captionTom Watson: “We have to do better, we cannot sustain this level of distance from our electorate.” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has said now is “not the time” to change the party’s leadership, but it must “do better” at winning over voters. Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, he said the […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan ‘not accusing SNP of being racists’

Media captionSadiq Khan: “Of course I am not saying that the SNP are racists or bigots.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was not accusing the SNP of being racists or bigots. He was under pressure to clarify the tweeted extracts of his Scottish Labour conference speech in which he attacked “narrow nationalist parties”. Mr […]

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel

Image copyright PA Image caption Duties on diesel were slashed in 2001 as it was thought that low-sulphur fuels were less polluting than petrol The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which said the government was considering […]

Scottish Labour’s Dugdale pledges to work ‘tirelessly’ for union

Scottish Labour’s Dugdale pledges to work ‘tirelessly’ for union

Image caption Kezia Dugdale is making her keynote speech to the Scottish Labour conference Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will pledge to work tirelessly in support of the union if there were to be a second independence referendum. She will make the promise during a speech later to her party conference. Ms Dugdale is expected […]

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

David Miliband ‘deeply concerned’ for Labour’s future

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Miliband declined to rule out a return to UK politics David Miliband says he believes the Labour Party is at its weakest point in half a century. The ex-foreign secretary spoke after the Conservatives won the Copeland seat to record the first by-election gain by a sitting government in […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Siti Aisyah “met some people who looked Japanese or Korean”, Indonesian officials said An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah, 25, on Saturday […]

Maps reveal schizophrenia ‘hotspots’ in England

Maps reveal schizophrenia ‘hotspots’ in England

Maps have revealed “hotspots” of schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses in England, based on the amount of medication prescribed by GPs. The analysis by the University of East London showed North Kesteven, in Lincolnshire, had the highest rates. The lowest rate of schizophrenia prescriptions was in East Dorset. However, explaining the pattern across England is […]

Fasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’

Fasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’

Image copyright SPL The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers. Restoring the function of the organ – which helps control blood sugar levels – reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments. The study, published in the journal Cell, says the diet reboots the body. Experts […]

Straight women have fewest orgasms

Straight women have fewest orgasms

Image copyright Thinkstock Heterosexual women have fewer orgasms than men or lesbian or bisexual women, a study suggests. The findings came from a study of 52,600 people in the US, exploring the “orgasm gap” between the genders and different sexual orientations. The report in Archives of Sexual Behaviour revealed a “variety of behaviours couples can […]

Greater Manchester patients to get seven-day GP access

Greater Manchester patients to get seven-day GP access

Image copyright SPL Image caption Around 2,500 in A&E could be treated elsewhere, health bosses say A £41m plan to give everyone in Greater Manchester seven-day GP access has been approved. The GM Health and Social Care Partnership Board said the move would make 24/7 urgent primary care provision easier for patients to access. The […]