US & World

US Supreme Court to rule on revealing Trump tax returns

Image copyright Getty Images The US Supreme Court is set to decide whether President Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records can be examined by Congress and prosecutors – a ruling with potentially huge political consequences. Mr Trump refuses to share documents concerning his fortune and business. His lawyers argue he enjoys total immunity […]

Health

Nurse and midwife numbers jump by record amount

Image copyright PA Record numbers of nurses and midwives have registered to work in the UK with 18,000 more than a year ago. By the end of March, there were 716,600 nurses, midwives and nurse associates on the register, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Despite this the NMC is worried coronavirus will hit […]

Care homes face staffing ‘black hole’ with new immigration bill

Coronavirus: Hillingdon Hospital shuts to emergencies after outbreak

Lives ruined as damage viewed as ‘women’s problems’

Technology

Climate change: ‘Rising chance’ of exceeding 1.5C global target

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption A child tries to cool himself in a heatwave in Gaza The World Meteorological Organisation says there’s a growing chance that global temperatures will break the 1.5C threshold over the next five years, compared to pre-industrial levels. It says there’s a 20% possibility the critical mark will be broken in […]

Coronavirus: Is India the next global hotspot?

The tech behind Virgin Orbit’s mission to space

Native Americans made epic Pacific voyages