Dental registrations almost double in a decade

The number of Scots registered with an NHS dentist has increased by 95% over the last decade to stand at five million.

Alan Milburn, who has been telling MPs about his resignation from the Social Mobility Commission (Martin Rickett/PA)

Milburn hits out at lack of ‘ability or willingness’ to tackle ‘social crisis’

The Government lacks the willingness and ability to deal with the “social crisis” facing the country, former watchdog chief Alan Milburn has claimed.

Emergency department staff dealt with a total of 22,883 cases over the course of the week (PA)

Improvement in A&E waiting times a ‘really significant achievement’

Health Secretary Shona Robison has hailed the improved waiting times performance at hospital accident and emergency departments as a “really significant achievement”.

This is the woman officers want to trace (British Transport Police/PA)

Police seek woman after mother suffers racial assault on Tube

A woman who racially abused and assaulted a mother on a London Underground train and threatened to have her children kidnapped is being sought by British Transport Police.

Isaiah Haastrup?s mother Takesha Thomas and father Lanre Haastrup outside the High Court in London

Mother tells court: Little boy’s life support must continue

A woman fighting to stop doctors ending life-support treatment for her sick 11-month-old son has told a judge that the little boy’s life is “worth preserving”.

The accused will re-appear at Exeter Crown Court on January 25

Man appears in court accused of murdering woman ‘struck by car’

A man has appeared in court accused of the murder of woman who police believe was hit by a car.

Ethan Stables is on trial at Leeds Crown Court (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

White supremacist ‘planned murderous attack on gay pride pub event’

A white supremacist with “a deep-seated hatred of black, Jewish, Muslim and especially gay people” was planning a “murderous attack” on a Pride event using a machete and an axe, a court has heard.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arriving for Cabinet (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Chancellor brushes off demand by Boris Johnson for extra NHS spending

Chancellor Philip Hammond has refused to back a call from Boris Johnson for £100 million extra a week for the NHS after Brexit.

Jobs are at risk in a shake-up at Sainsbury's (PA)

Thousands of shop floor jobs at risk in Sainsbury’s shake-up

Sainsbury’s has announced a management shake-up at its supermarkets, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Staffing "crisis" in NHS

New recruitment figures reveal staffing ‘crisis’ in the NHS – nurses’ union.

The number of vacant nursing posts reached a new high of 34,260 last year, with some areas only recruiting one nurse for every 400 jobs advertised – revealing a staffing “crisis”, it has been warned.


EU rebate sends UK’s December borrowing figures to 17-year low

Government borrowing fell by more than expected last month after UK finances benefited from lower public spending and a £1.2 billion rebate from the EU.

A heart-shaped diamond ring and a number of Rolex watches were among the stolen items, the jury at Harrow Crown Court heard (Yui Mok/PA)

Jury considers verdict in trial of man accused of stealing £2m of jewellery

A jury has gone out to consider its verdict in the trial of a man accused of stealing more than £2 million of jewellery from the home of the stepson of billionaire businessman Sir Philip Green.

Marwell Zoo is trialling smart technology for heating its animal houses (Marwell Zoo/PA)

Thermal imaging tech used for zoo animal house heating system

An innovative system using thermal imaging cameras to control indoor heating for zoo animals has been developed to cut energy bills and carbon emissions.


Body of second Irishman found after Ecuador kayaking accident

The body of a missing Irishman has been found in central Ecuador following a kayaking accident.

Floral tributes in the hearse as the the coffin of The Cranberries singer Dolores O?Riordan is taken into Saint Ailbe?s Church (Niall Carson/PA)

Poignant Ave Maria duet fills church as Dolores O’Riordan’s funeral begins

The voice of Dolores O’Riordan filled a rural church in her hometown in Ireland as a funeral mass for the Cranberries singer began.

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Roe Green Junior School (Joe Giddens/PA)

In Pictures: Kate all smiles on trip to school to launch mental health website

The Duchess of Cambridge is launching the pilot of a website aimed at giving primary school teachers practical resources to help support the mental health of their pupils.

Work is continuing to make sure the area is safe

Gas pipe repaired after leak leads to evacuation in central London

A gas pipe has been repaired after a leak led to the closure of two major railway stations and the evacuation of 1,450 people in central London.

Barry Bennell court case

Abuse-accused coach ‘pinned boy to wall and threatened to ruin football career’

Football coach Barry Bennell pinned a schoolboy to a wall in Crewe Alexandra’s changing rooms with a “Darth Vader grip” after he interrupted him fondling another youngster, a jury has heard.

Rupert Murdoch with sons Lachlan (left) and James (right) (PA)

Rupert Murdoch’s media deals through the ages

Rupert Murdoch suffered a knockback after 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky was provisionally blocked by the competition watchdog on Monday.

Floral tributes in remembrance of Mylee Billingham (Phil Barnett/PA)

Mylee father in serious but stable condition after surgery for stab wounds

The father of eight-year-old Mylee Billingham is now in a serious but stable condition after undergoing surgery for stab wounds to his stomach, police have said.

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