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Transgender van driver sues for gig economy discrimination

A transgender woman who worked as a van driver in the gig economy is bringing a discrimination claim against courier company Gnewt Cargo. Hayley, formerly Stanley, from London, claims she was discriminated against on the…

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Some slime toys have ‘potentially unsafe levels’ of boron – Which?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents need to be confident the toys they buy will not harm their children, Which? said Some children’s slime toys contain potentially unsafe levels of a chemical which can…


Millions to face hosepipe ban in north-west England

Image caption Carlisle and north Eden Valley are exempt from the forthcoming ban England’s first hosepipe ban this summer has been announced by United Utilities despite other water companies saying they have adequate supplies. United…


Private tutors ‘should face DBS criminal record checks’

Image caption There are an estimated 100,000 full time private tutors working in the UK, according to the Tutors’ Association The UK’s biggest teaching union has called for all private home tutors to face criminal…



UK heatwave: Hidden landscapes the heatwave is revealing

As the summer sun continues to beat down on the British Isles, ghosts are appearing in the yellowing fields. Normally kept hidden by lush grasses and crops, old and prehistoric features are making themselves known…


Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy ‘may be rationing’ surgery

Image caption Surgeons say the only curative treatment for groin hernia is surgery Groin hernia patients are having to “prove their pain” and show they have complications to get surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons…


Crane numbers ‘could rise by 50%’ in next 50 years

Image copyright WWT Image caption Research predicts a 50% increase in breeding cranes over the next 50 years Common cranes which were reintroduced to England less than 40 years ago after a 400-year absence are…


Anti-knife crime lessons for holidays

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lessons want to reduce the risk of teenagers getting involved in knife crime during the summer holidays Teenagers in England are being given lessons in school to tackle…


Editing human embryos ‘morally permissible’

Image copyright Getty Images Should we or shouldn’t we be allowed to modify human DNA in future children? An inquiry into the ethical issues surrounding genetically altering a human embryo has found there is “no…


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