Health

Teenage cancer survival ‘on the up’ in England, report finds

[ad_1] Image copyright TEENAGE CANCER TRUST Image caption Aggie is now working as a management consultant five years on from her cancer diagnosis Survival rates for teenagers and young adults with cancer in England are improving, particularly for those with leukaemia and bone cancer, says a report by Teenage Cancer Trust and Public Health England.But it found young patients living in poorer areas had lower chances of survival.Understanding why this
Education

Families waiting too long for special needs support in England

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of children in England with special educational needs are waiting too long for an education, health and care plan (EHC), the BBC has learned. The EHC plans set out a child's needs and the support to which they are entitled. Once a plan is requested, the law says councils should normally finalise them within 20 weeks.But through Freedom of Information requests, the BBC has
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Missed GP appointments ‘cost NHS England £216m’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Patients who miss GP appointments are costing NHS England £216m a year, officials have said.Data shows more than 15 million consultations are being wasted because patients fail to show up.NHS England said cancelling appointments would free doctors, nurses and other professionals to see people who need care and attention.The British Medical Association urged patients to "play their part" to help the NHS cope with rising
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Purple skies seen across England with sunrises

[ad_1] Image copyright Beverley Senturk Image caption Purple reign: The weather conditions created some spectacular images on the coast, like in Beverley Senturk's photo of Scarborough,North Yorkshire Early risers were treated to a spectacular sunrise across England on Thursday morning, with skies turning shades of purple, pink and lilac. BBC Weather Watchers sent in vivid images from the North Yorkshire coastline all the way down to Dorset capturing the unusual
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Sri Lanka v England: Tourists on top after hosts collapse on day two

[ad_1] Adil Rashid took 5-49 in a superb spell either side of tea to spark Sri Lanka's collapseThird Test, Colombo (day two)England 336 (Bairstow 110, Stokes 57, Sandakan 5-95) & 3-0Sri Lanka 240: Karunaratne 83, Dhananjaya 73, Rashid 5-49, Stokes 3-30England lead by 99 runsScorecardEngland took control of the third Test with eight wickets in the final session of day two as Sri Lanka tamely collapsed in Colombo.The hosts had
Health

Northern Ireland child post-mortem examinations to be done in England

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From January 2019 post-mortem examinations on children from NI will have to be carried out in Liverpool Post-mortem examinations on infants in Northern Ireland will have to be carried out in a hospital in England due to a lack of specialist staff.The paediatric pathologist service is currently provided on a regional basis by the Belfast Trust. However the BBC can reveal that the
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Glenn Hoddle: Ex-England manager ‘responding well’ after being taken seriously ill

[ad_1] Glenn Hoddle was a TV pundit at the 2018 World Cup and was pictured chatting to England players after their win over ColombiaEx-England and Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle is "responding well" to treatment after being taken to hospital in a serious condition on Saturday. Hoddle was taken ill after appearing as a pundit for BT Sport earlier in the day on his 61st birthday."The condition is serious but Glenn
Politics

Oxford-Cambridge Arc: Row over central England mega-plan

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The arc of development would link the historic university towns of Oxford and Cambridge A controversial mega-development of homes, offices and roads across central England is being backed by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling.Up to a million new homes could be built along the Oxford, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Cambridge arc.A new expressway would also shorten journey times from East to West.Government advisers
Education

More children in England at risk of abuse or neglect

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Councils in England started almost 200,000 investigations into possible harm in 2017-18 An average of 188 children a day in England are being put on protection plans because they are at risk of abuse or neglect, official figures reveal.Councils started 68,770 child protection plans during 2017-18, a rise of 2,360 in a year.The Local Government Association (LGA) said councils were "pushed to the