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February 21, 2020
Four days of thunderstorms to bring more danger and not relief after UK scorched on weekend of wildfires

Four days of thunderstorms to bring more danger and not relief after UK scorched on weekend of wildfires

The UK is braced for several days of thunderstorms after a hot weekend which saw parts of the country grapple with wildfires - but the change in weather is likely to bring more danger rather than relief, meteorologists have warned.

Transplant hope for minorities as scientists alter donor kidney blood type

Transplant hope for minorities as scientists alter donor kidney blood type

Scientists have successfully altered the blood type of three donor kidneys - a breakthrough that could increase the supply of kidneys available for transplant, particularly for ethnic minority groups who are less likely to find a match.

'People will not pay a penny more': Starmer reveals Labour's 'emergency' plan to tackle cost of living crisis

'People will not pay a penny more': Starmer reveals Labour's 'emergency' plan to tackle cost of living crisis

Sir Keir Starmer has pledged that people will not "pay a penny more" on their winter energy bills as he prepares to unveil Labour's plan for easing the cost of living crisis.

'I am terrified': Woman faces cutting back on food to pay for electricity keeping her boy alive

'I am terrified': Woman faces cutting back on food to pay for electricity keeping her boy alive

"Without the electricity, Isaac would die. That's no exaggeration. So I have to pay, no matter what the cost."

'It broke me': Mother's pain as daughter 'ripped away' and sent 300 miles for mental health care

'It broke me': Mother's pain as daughter 'ripped away' and sent 300 miles for mental health care

Thousands of people are being forced to travel tens or even hundreds of miles to access mental health treatment on the NHS - because beds are not available locally.

Internet providers urged to offer 'social tariffs' to cut bills for lower-income households

Internet providers urged to offer 'social tariffs' to cut bills for lower-income households

Ministers are urging all broadband providers to offer "social tariffs" allowing low-income households to receive discounted mobile and internet deals to ease the pressure of rising living costs.

'Things have got to change': Archie's mum vows to fight for law change at emotional vigil

'Things have got to change': Archie's mum vows to fight for law change at emotional vigil

Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to Archie Battersbee, the 12-year-old whose life support was withdrawn after a lengthy court battle.

Edinburgh Fringe: Do people still want to laugh at politics?

Edinburgh Fringe: Do people still want to laugh at politics?

Cost of living crisis, government scandals - are they the sort of things people want to laugh at? At Edinburgh Fringe, some shows are steering away from satire - apparently unconvinced it is what audiences want. After the BBC cancelled Mock The Week too, is there still a place for topical comedy...

What's pushing up house prices? And is your area one of the worst affected by the housing crisis? Find out with our map

What's pushing up house prices? And is your area one of the worst affected by the housing crisis? Find out with our map

House building has not kept up with population growth in almost half of the local authorities in England, Sky News analysis has found.

Teenage boy dies after going into sea in Skegness

Teenage boy dies after going into sea in Skegness

A teenage boy has died after going into the sea in Skegness, Lincolnshire.