US & World

Pacquiao wins world title at 40

American Keith Thurman was knocked down in the first round by Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao said he had “fun” as he became the oldest welterweight champion in history by beating WBA Super champion Keith Thurman in a split decision in Las Vegas. Thurman – previously undefeated – had promised to send the 40-year-old Fillipino into […]

Health

NHS boss: Tax bills could mean ‘loss of 60 doctors’

A major NHS trust could lose the equivalent of 60 consultants because of doctors’ refusal to work overtime, its chief executive fears. Dr David Rosser, of University Hospitals Birmingham, said pension tax changes mean consultants fear extra earnings will trigger large bills. One senior doctor covered shifts, which would otherwise have gone unstaffed, for free […]

Wolverhampton hospital’s ‘regret’ over new mum’s death

Music ‘calms nerves before surgery’ as well as sedative

Measles outbreak: Loddon head teacher makes immunisation plea

Technology

The final 13 minutes before the Moon landing

The minutes before landing were tense, as connections frequently dropped out between the lunar module, Eagle, and mission control – and it was believed that fuel was running low. Relive the tense moments as Neil Armstrong manually piloted Eagle towards the surface of the Moon. Join us on Saturday 20 July at 18:45 GMT (19:45 […]

How Apollo 11 brought humanity together

Iceland pilot whales: Dozens of dead mammals found beached

River Stour runs dry in drought in Constable Country