Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei has offered to set up a testing centre to allay fears over the security of its hardware Chinese telecoms company Huawei has sharply criticised Australian government comments about its policies and products. In an open letter, it says the comments were “ill informed and not based on facts”. The […]

Tomorrow’s Cities: Will the bike become an urban must-have?

Tomorrow’s Cities: Will the bike become an urban must-have?

Media captionWATCH: The bike that talks to the city Cities around the world are turning to the bicycle to help solve congestion and pollution issues, as urbanisation increasingly puts pressure on traditional infrastructure. Fifteen years ago there were just four bike-sharing schemes in cities around the world, but now there are close to 1,000. Most […]

Tax rise to pay for NHS boost – PM

Tax rise to pay for NHS boost – PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The funding boost means an extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023 Tax rises will be needed to pay for the boost in NHS funding announced by the government, the prime minister says. Theresa May conceded the public would pay more, but promised this would be done […]

Brexit deal: ‘Meaningful vote’ battle resumes in Lords

Brexit deal: ‘Meaningful vote’ battle resumes in Lords

Image copyright Getty Images The battle over Parliament’s say in the Brexit process between MPs, peers and ministers has resumed in the Lords. Peers will vote later on whether the government should have to seek MPs’ approval if there is no Brexit deal. Theresa May avoided defeat on the issue last week but rebels say […]

Upskirting row: MP’s office targeted in ‘pants protest’

Upskirting row: MP’s office targeted in ‘pants protest’

Image copyright PA Anger over a Conservative MP’s decision to block a bill to make “upskirting” a criminal offence has manifested itself in an unusual way in Parliament. The entrance to Sir Christopher Chope’s Commons office has been decorated with women’s pants in an apparent protest by Commons staff against his actions. No 10 has […]

Lord Sewel: Brexit powers row ‘not constitutional crisis’

Lord Sewel: Brexit powers row ‘not constitutional crisis’

Image caption Lord Sewel suggested that parties were using the row to “seek political advantage” Lord Sewel, one of the authors of the devolution settlement, has backed the UK government in the row over Scottish Parliament consent for the Brexit bill. Under the Sewel convention, Westminster does not normally legislate on devolved matters without Holyrood’s […]

Tax rise to pay for NHS boost – Hunt

Tax rise to pay for NHS boost – Hunt

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The funding boost means an extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023 Tax rises will be needed to pay for the boost in NHS funding announced by the government, the health secretary says. Jeremy Hunt said there would have to be an “increased burden of taxation” to […]

WHO: Gaming addiction ‘a mental health condition’

For most people gaming is an enjoyable hobby and a way to spend time with friends. But for some it can become more than that. Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. For information designed to help children with their online lives, visit […]

Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis

Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis

Media captionCharlotte Caldwell said the medication ordeal had been ‘horrific and cruel’ A senior MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis has called the existing laws “bizarre and cruel”. Sir Mike Penning MP has called for “fundamental reform” of the system. “Medical cannabis is a health issue, not a misuse of drugs issue,” […]

HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection

HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection

Image copyright jarun011 Image caption The HPV vaccine was introduced in 2008 There has been a significant fall in the number of cases of HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, following the introduction of a vaccine for young women, a new study says. The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine fights high-risk infections which cause the […]