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Nicky Harley
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Independent candidate Niko Omilana (back) holds an 'L' sign behind Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak as he delivers a speech after retaining his seat as MP for Richmond and Northallerton in the north of England. AFP
Glum Rishi Sunak takes the blame in final hours as PM

Prime Minister holds his Yorkshire constituency but admits his time is up as UK leader

July 05, 2024, 6:14 AM
A diet rich in fruit and veg from the age of 40 can help improve your quality of life in later years, a study has revealed. Getty Images
Healthy diet at 40 could influence quality of life at 70

Harvard study finds people who ate healthily in their 40s were up to 84% more likely to be well-functioning physically and mentally in later years

July 02, 2024, 3:03 PM
The camera on Nasa's Curiosity rover records white streaks and specks on Mars, caused by charged particles from a solar storm that took place in May 2024. Images: Nasa
Desert moss has the potential to grow on Mars

The drought-tolerant plant could help create biologically sustainable human habitats beyond Earth

June 30, 2024, 3:00 PM
A voter casts his ballot at a polling station in Saint-Pierre, in the French northern Atlantic archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. AFP
Far right hopes for election success as France goes to polls

Voters go to the polls in overseas territories on Saturday with Marine Le Pen's National Rally on course to win the most seats

June 29, 2024, 3:06 PM
Emiratis travelling to a number of European countries have been told to exercise caution due to a high number of thefts involving UAE nationals. Shutterstock
UAE issues warning over thieves targeting Emiratis in Europe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers tips for people travelling to the UK, Spain, Italy, Georgia, France and Austria

June 29, 2024, 1:19 PM
Britain's King Charles III poses for a picture while wearing his field marshal No1 full ceremonial frock coat with medals, sword and decorations. Reuters
King Charles photo released for UK Armed Forces Day

Queen Camilla has praised the servicemen and women for being a source of 'inspiration, reassurance and pride'

June 29, 2024, 11:44 AM
Nurse Alisar Alasi had been living in Lebanon's Nahr Al Bared refugee camp before moving to the UK. David Enders / The National; Alisar Alasi
UK welcomes Middle East refugees to fill its vast nursing needs

Hundreds of nurses who lived in Lebanese refugee camps have joined a scheme to put them on the front line of Britain's NHS crisis

June 28, 2024, 6:00 PM
Prof Sir Brian Greenwood. Meningitis  survey, Farafenni, The Gambia with Alice (wife), 1983. Photo: Prof Sir Brian Greenwood
How a British doctor helped to make malaria vaccines a reality

For Sir Brian Greenwood and his wife Alice, fighting the disease has been a labour of love since the 1960s - and now millions of children in western African are enjoying the fruits of it

June 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
Scientists fear climate change will make it impossible to host the Olympics in the summer in the future. EPA
Why extreme heat will soon make the summer Olympics 'impossible'

Study reveals that intense heat at the Games could lead to competitors collapsing

June 17, 2024, 11:01 PM
David Miliband on the campaign trail in Aylesbury, central England. Photo: Labour Party
David Miliband triggers comeback speculation on election trail

The former foreign secretary has been promoting Labour candidates, including rising star Hamish Falconer

June 17, 2024, 12:45 PM
Swiss President Viola Amherd, left, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy before the Summit on Peace in Ukraine. Getty Images
Ukraine peace summit seeks to take first steps towards a 'just and lasting' peace

UAE's Anwar Gargash and Saudi Arabia's Prince Faisal bin Farhan join global delegation in Switzerland to seek an end to Russia's war with Ukraine

June 15, 2024, 2:26 PM
The Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis attend the Trooping the Colour parade in London to honour King Charles III's official birthday. Reuters
Princess of Wales attends Trooping the Colour for King Charles III's birthday

It is her first public appearance since her cancer diagnosis

June 15, 2024, 10:23 AM
Agricultural scientist Dr Geoff Hawtin has spent his career saving seeds to provide food security for future generations. Photo: Dr Geoff Hawtin
The scientist who saved the Middle East’s priceless crops

Dr Geoff Hawtin helped create a vault in the North Pole to protect the world’s seeds

June 14, 2024, 6:00 PM
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner takes part in the ITV Election Debate. Getty Images
On-message Angela Rayner shows Labour's campaign success

Party has a 'Ming vase' approach to general election

June 14, 2024, 12:36 PM
The research shows 'doctors, nurses and care workers are all good'. PA
British people are embracing immigration and keen for migrants to fill health care gaps

Study by think-tank UK In A Changing Europe found people are more positive towards net migration despite it reaching record levels

June 11, 2024, 5:22 PM