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Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

Image copyright Getty Images Contact lens wearers will be able to recycle their lenses for free in a new UK-wide scheme launching this week. Wearers can dispose of their waste at public drop-off points, offered…


Gambling addiction: Flaws exposed in online self-exclusion scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gambling addicts can self-exclude themselves from online betting sites The head of a scheme designed to help problem gamblers says she is “deeply concerned” after an investigation found people…



Hull’s £42m flood defence scheme given government approval

Image copyright Environment Agency Image caption More than 7km (4.3 miles) of tidal flood defences will be improved between Victoria Dock and St Andrew’s Quay, the Environment Agency said A £42m flood defence scheme to…


Bradford to Shipley £47m roads upgrade scheme ‘vital’

Image copyright Google Image caption Bradford Council says traffic congestion is “a major problem on the routes especially during morning and evening peaks” A £47m plan to upgrade roads between Bradford and Shipley is “absolutely…


Ex-Credit Suisse bankers arrested over ‘$2bn fraud scheme’

Image copyright Reuters Three former Credit Suisse bankers have been arrested over their alleged role in a $2bn (£1.5bn) fraud scheme connected to firms in Mozambique, according to US authorities. The men have been released…


Sussex disability scheme in call for volunteers

A scheme which matches adults who can’t live on their own with families who are able to look after them is in need of more carers. The Shared Lives scheme in Brighton and Hove helps…


Bikes for disabilities in Cardiff Nextbike share scheme plan

Image caption Kevin Rahman-Daultrey, who has dyspraxia, said adapting bikes was a great idea People with disabilities will be able to hire specially adapted bikes around Cardiff via an app as a public cycle share…


Edinburgh University scientists’ dementia ‘buddy scheme’

A pioneering project to investigate dementia has been set up in Scotland. The “buddy scheme” pairs University of Edinburgh researchers with people who are living with the disease so they can learn from each other….


Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Consumers will have to pay a returnable deposit on bottles, cans and disposable cups under a new government strategy. The strategy also compels councils to provide separate collections for food waste….


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