US & World

Julian Assange, Wikileaks co-founder, faces 17 new charges in US

Image copyright AFPImage caption Assange was arrested last month after spending seven years inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London The US justice department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK. The latest charges accuse him of receiving and unlawfully publishing the names of classified sources. […]

Health

Whorlton Hall: Hospital abuse missed despite at least 100 official visits

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUndercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with autism and learning disabilities Whorlton Hall hospital had at least 100 visits by official agencies in the year before abuse of inpatients there was discovered, the BBC has learned. Inspectors, council officials and NHS staff all […]

The failings in learning disability services in six charts

Two female loos for every male one, experts recommend

Hospital ‘abused’ vulnerable adults in Durham

Technology

‘Unique’ Iron Age shield discovered in Leicestershire

Image copyright ULASImage caption The shield was preserved due to being left in a waterlogged pit A 2,300-year-old Iron Age shield has been revealed by archaeologists. Found during a dig near Leicester in 2015 and dated to between 395 and 255BC, the shield was made of painted bark, backed by wooden spars. Analysis showed it […]

Letter makes plea to rich over climate

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Plastic straws: Which companies are banning them?