US & World

Christchurch attack: New Zealand launches gun buy-back scheme

Image copyright ReutersImage caption New Zealand has a high rate of gun ownership New Zealand has launched a gun buy-back scheme in the wake of the deadly Christchurch mosque shootings. More than $208m New Zealand dollars (£108m, $136m), have been set aside to compensate owners of semi-automatic weapons which were banned following the attacks. The […]

Health

Children’s hospices ‘to shut if NHS does not increase funding’

Image caption The Acorns hospice in Walsall opened in 1999 Children’s hospices in England will be forced to cut services or shut unless the NHS increases its funding, a charity has warned. Together for Short Lives, which helps terminally ill children, highlighted a “dangerous cocktail” of higher costs and a drop in state funding. Its […]

Early brain ‘signs of Parkinson’s’ found

Campaign girl ‘ineligible’ for muscle wasting drug

Minimum alcohol price law in Wales delayed to 2020

Technology

UK climate emergency: What does it mean for how we live?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Making homes more energy efficient is on the climate emergency “to do” list The Welsh and UK governments have declared a climate emergency but what could that mean in practical terms? Wales, like most industrialised economies, has been highly dependent on fossil fuels and reaching zero carbon emissions by 2050 […]

European Space Agency probe to intercept a comet

Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada’s Arctic Plains