Health

Coronavirus: Contact tracers to be reduced by 6,000 in England

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS test and trace system in England is cutting 6,000 staff by the end of August, the government has announced. The remaining contact tracers will work alongside local public health teams to reach more infected people and their contacts in communities. It comes after criticism that the national system was […]

Nursing apprenticeship funding gets £172m boost

Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

Coronavirus in Scotland: Care home residents to be allowed more visitors

Technology

Angling Trust founder Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith dies aged 69

Image copyright Wye and Usk FoundationImage caption Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith was described as “a force of nature” who had created “a lasting legacy” A man hailed as a “colossus” for his work to protect rivers and wildlife has died, aged 69. Environmentalist Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith led efforts to establish a network of rivers trusts across […]

Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage

Lockdown: Label showing plants safe for bees and butterflies

MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil