Violence against the National Health Service (NHS) staff in England reached its highest level in five years, with one in seven health professionals attacked in the course of their work last year, figures reveal.
Brexit has brought hope to the windswept docks of the Humber River, a key goods gateway in northeast England where tens of millions of pounds are being invested to prepare for a potential increase in shipping.
A Brexit deal is “within reach” next week, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday, even as he rammed home his insistence that Britain must accept possible checks on trade between its mainland and Northern Ireland.
Disproportionately harsh spending cuts to local public services in England’s poorest areas are likely to intensify perceived ‘territorial injustice’ between deprived and wealthy parts of the country, a study showed.
Research suggesting that one in four evening and weekend GP appointments in England are going unfilled was described as ‘shocking’ by critics of the government’s controversial drive to guarantee access to family doctors at weekends.