Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Six children have died with Strep A bacterial infection
There have been five recorded deaths within seven days of an invasive Strep A diagnosis in children under 10 in England this season, the UK Health Security Agency has said.
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:26:00 +0000
Father 'praying for a miracle' as four-year-old daughter fights for her life with Strep A
The father of a four-year-old girl who is in critical care with Group A Strep has said he's "praying for a miracle" she comes home alive.
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:13:00 +0000
Parents urged to vaccinate under-fives against flu amid surge in infections
Parents have been urged to vaccinate their children against the flu following a surge in serious cases among under-fives.
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:43:00 +0000
Peter Kay in tears as he gets standing ovation at start of comeback gig
Peter Kay was in tears after walking on to a standing ovation on the first night of his comeback tour on Friday night.
Sat, 03 Dec 2022 01:41:00 +0000
Christmas travel warning as road workers to strike at same time as rail walkouts
Travellers have been told to brace for more Christmas chaos after road workers announced 12 days of strikes to coincide with rail walkouts.
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 13:42:00 +0000
Prince William calls himself a 'stubborn optimist' before he and Kate arrive at Earthshot Prize awards ceremony
Prince William called himself a "stubborn optimist" before he and Kate arrived at an awards ceremony for his environmental prize.
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:49:00 +0000
At the end of a difficult few days, William and Kate get their moment to shine
Three days in Boston with a star-studded ceremony at the end. What could possibly go wrong?
Sat, 03 Dec 2022 02:30:00 +0000
Record number of plastic nurdles on beaches as groups call for tougher laws
More nurdles have been found on beaches than ever before as environmental groups call for legislation to class them as marine pollutants so they're subject to stricter laws during handling and transportation.
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 23:07:00 +0000
Strep A is common and generally causes mild infections - so why the spate of deaths now?
Another death of a young child from Strep A will send a chill down the spine of any parent.
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:30:00 +0000
COVID-19 cases in UK top one million again
Coronavirus infections across the UK have topped a million again, with cases rising in England for the first time since mid-October, official figures show.
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:33:00 +0000

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