Living next door to a fracking site

Image caption Anti-fracking protests have been held regularly at the Preston New Road site At the UK’s first operational fracking facility near Blackpool the shale gas has begun to flow. However, a series of small…


Eileen Ash: ‘The secret to living to 107 is liking people’

A 107-year-old woman celebrated having a sports hall named after her by throwing some basketball hoops. Eileen Ash, who marked her birthday in October, officially opened the £2m facility at the Hewett Academy in Norwich….

Armed Forces: Foreigners living abroad invited to join

Image copyright PA Image caption A cap on the number of Commonwealth citizens who can join the UK army will also be removed Foreigners living abroad will be allowed to join Britain’s Armed Forces, the…

Living Planet 2018 report: ‘Step up’ call over Welsh wildlife

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThis captive breeding project in Brecon aims to give water voles a fighting chance of a revival One in 14 wildlife species in Wales is at risk…

Welsh Independent Living Grants cuts ‘a threat to independence’

A woman with cerebral palsy says a cut of 27 hours per week in her care will threaten her independence. Cecilia Kenny, from Wrexham, saw her total one-to-one support reduced from 68 hours per week…

Living outside Scottish cities ‘saves money’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Accepting a daily commute can make financial sense, according to the research Workers in Scotland’s major cities can save money by commuting from nearby towns, according to analysis by…

The teen battling cancer and ‘living every day as it comes’

Billy White, 16, has cancer for the third time, but he’s not letting it get him down. The teenager, from Malvern, in Worcestershire, has a tumour in his face and his best hope for a…

Are we living in a ‘nanny state’?

Image copyright Getty Images Whether it is forcing restaurants England to print calorie counts on menus or banning energy drinks for under-18s, the government is full of ideas about how to protect people from themselves….

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