Properties taking longer to sell in sluggish market, says RICS

Image copyright PA Properties in the UK are taking longer to sell than a year ago owing to the “uninspiring” housing market, according to surveyors. Last spring it typically took 16 weeks between a home…


Girl dies after taking ‘unknown substance’ in Tavistock

Image copyright Google Image caption The teenagers were found near a disused viaduct in Tavistock A 15-year-old girl has died after she was found unwell near a disused viaduct, having apparently taken an unknown substance….

Parents ‘not taking up’ free childcare offer, figures show

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParents share their experiences of paying for childcare The number of parents taking advantage of a free childcare offer has been lower than expected, new figures show….

Two die after taking ill at Portsmouth Mutiny Festival

Image copyright Mutiny Festivals Two young people have died after falling ill at a dance music festival in Hampshire. An 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man died in separate incidents at Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth….

Girl, 15, died after taking ecstasy on Caerphilly Mountain

Image copyright Family picture/BBC A 15-year-old girl died on a mountainside after taking ecstasy for the first time, an inquest has heard. Shauna Davies from Caerphilly collapsed while walking on a mountain track on Caerphilly…

Xanax: Children as young as 11 taking anxiety drug

Image copyright Tictoc Image caption The US-style bar-shaped version of the drug is the form that is most commonly traded among teenagers – but there are many counterfeit versions Children as young as 11 are…

Nearly half of Britons support May’s airstrikes – poll

By Harry Carr, Sky Data Analyst Britons now narrowly support airstrikes in Syria, having been divided on the issue before the weekend’s military action, a Sky Data poll reveals. The RAF were involved in strikes…

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