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Julia O'Driscoll

Scottish independence odds and polls: will Scotland vote to leave?
Nicola Sturgeon is re-elected to position of first minister
In Depth

Scottish independence odds and polls: will Scotland vote to leave?

Westminster ‘terrified’ that Scots will realise ‘independence works’, says Nicola Sturgeon
13 Sep 2021
How carbon offsetting works
Flying plane
Getting to grips with . . .

How carbon offsetting works

Experts question efficiency and effectiveness of unregulated schemes that allegedly cancel out travel emissions
6 Sep 2021
The cities most at risk from climate change
Flooded street in Brooklyn, New York
Fact file

The cities most at risk from climate change

Urban populations in coastal areas face most severe impacts from rising temperatures
2 Sep 2021
World’s most extreme weather events in 2021
Wildfire in Greece
In pictures

World’s most extreme weather events in 2021

Hundreds of lives have been claimed by devastating weather this year
31 Aug 2021
How much will it cost the UK to get to net zero?
Boris Johnson sits in front of projected earth
In Depth

How much will it cost the UK to get to net zero?

Details still needed on who will bear cost of upfront investment
19 Aug 2021
Timeline: Britney Spears’ battle against conservatorship
Britney Spears attends an awards ceremony in Los Angeles in April 2018
In Depth

Timeline: Britney Spears’ battle against conservatorship

Pop star’s father agrees to step down as conservator after legal campaign
13 Aug 2021
Are too many people going to university in the UK?
University graduate silhouette
Today’s big question

Are too many people going to university in the UK?

Ministers urge school-leavers to consider alternative paths
12 Aug 2021
The potential paths for climate change roadmap
Firefighters battle ongoing wildfires in Greece
Getting to grips with . . .

The potential paths for climate change roadmap

Experts say government intervention will be key in tackling environmental crisis
10 Aug 2021
The Green New Deal
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders
Getting to grips with . . .

The Green New Deal

Ambitious resolution provides ‘framework’ for future climate plans
6 Aug 2021
What is gender terrorism?
Noor Mukadam vigil
Getting to grips with . . .

What is gender terrorism?

Pakistani activists call for action on country’s high rate of gender-based violence
5 Aug 2021
Are pregnant women ‘more at risk’ of severe Delta variant symptoms?
Woman holds pregnancy bump
The latest on . . .

Are pregnant women ‘more at risk’ of severe Delta variant symptoms?

Healthcare professionals stress importance of antenatal vaccination
30 Jul 2021
The pros and cons of nuclear energy
Nuclear power plant
Getting to grips with . . .

The pros and cons of nuclear energy

Scientists say nuclear power is essential to efforts to tackle climate change
29 Jul 2021
Infection rise prompts European crackdown on vaccine refuseniks
Anti-vaccination sign at protest
Getting to grips with . . .

Infection rise prompts European crackdown on vaccine refuseniks

Angela Merkel urges population to get vaccinated as Emmanuel Macron’s latest move sparks protests
23 Jul 2021
Is climate change reversible?
Man walks in flood
In Depth

Is climate change reversible?

US envoy says COP26 will be ‘pivotal moment’ in ‘decisive year’ for environmental issues
22 Jul 2021
Why are thousands of racehorses being shot?
Racehorse jumping
In Depth

Why are thousands of racehorses being shot?

Racing braces itself for backlash as documentary appears to show widespread maltreatment of horses
19 Jul 2021
The verdict on the Kensington Palace Princess Diana statue
Princes William and Harry with Diana statue
In Review

The verdict on the Kensington Palace Princess Diana statue

‘Could it be that Laura Ashley has made it on to a public monument?’
2 Jul 2021
How Princess Diana reshaped the Royal Family
Princess Diana
In Depth

How Princess Diana reshaped the Royal Family

Princes William and Harry unveil new memorial commemorating the People’s Princess
1 Jul 2021
How a trade deal is negotiated
Boris Johnson and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison in rose garden
Getting to grips with . . .

How a trade deal is negotiated

Clear priorities and realism are essential to avoid 'sausage trade war' scenarios
28 Jun 2021
Is it safe to ditch face masks after ‘Freedom Day’?
Rishi Sunak removes face mask
Today’s big question

Is it safe to ditch face masks after ‘Freedom Day’?

Ministers keen to drop all coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts
25 Jun 2021
Why a ‘broken heart’ can be fatal
Man at gravestone
Getting to grips with . . .

Why a ‘broken heart’ can be fatal

New research uncovers causes of syndrome that mimics heart attack - and offers hope of cure
21 Jun 2021
NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment
Health Secretary Matt Hancock
The latest on . . .

NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment

Health bosses warn that hospital waiting lists are set to more than double
18 Jun 2021
Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey with candidate Sarah Green
Getting to grips with . . .

Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?

HS2 and planning reforms could swing Tory safe seat
16 Jun 2021
Dr Jill Biden: meet the ‘Philly girl’ first lady
Joe and Jill Biden exit on Air Force One after flying into RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk
Profile

Dr Jill Biden: meet the ‘Philly girl’ first lady

The US president’s other half is also a community college teacher, cancer research campaigner and grandmother
10 Jun 2021
Is the US-UK relationship really so ‘special’?
Joe Biden Boris Johnson speak over video call
Today’s big question

Is the US-UK relationship really so ‘special’?

Joe Biden isn’t playing ball with Boris Johnson over post-Brexit trade plans
8 Jun 2021
Gen Z’s new takedown: the meaning of ‘cheugy’
Gucci belt
Why we’re talking about . . .

Gen Z’s new takedown: the meaning of ‘cheugy’

Outdated tastes and millennial fashions mocked in viral TikTok trend
25 May 2021
How to avert a future pandemic
Nurses
In Depth

How to avert a future pandemic

Preventative measures should include enhanced surveillance, reporting and intergovernmental cooperation
12 May 2021
Covid anxiety: the symptoms and how to treat it
Woman covered in plastic bag wears mask to protect from Covid-19
Fact file

Covid anxiety: the symptoms and how to treat it

Research shows that the syndrome is especially common among younger people and women
12 May 2021
What counts as a hate crime in the UK?
Police officers outside Windsor Castle
Getting to grips with . . .

What counts as a hate crime in the UK?

Home secretary calls for a review into the reporting of ‘non-crime hate incidents’
6 May 2021
UK hotels and resorts that feel like a foreign getaway
Aerial view of treehouse accomodation
The wish list

UK hotels and resorts that feel like a foreign getaway

Enjoy the experience of overseas destinations closer to home
6 May 2021
Five things you may not know about Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
In Depth

Five things you may not know about Kamala Harris

US vice president is also children’s author, culinary connoisseur and seasoned breaker of ‘firsts’
30 Apr 2021
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