UK 'eliminates measles' for first time

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The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK for the first time, the World Health Organization says. The global health body classes a country as having eliminated the... Read More

Hurricane Irma: Time runs out for Florida evacuation

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Florida’s state governor has told residents who were ordered to leave their homes to go to shelters and avoid the roads as Hurricane Irma approaches. Rick Scott said it was... Read More

Bitcoin peaks above $5,000 for first time

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Bitcoin has crossed the $ 5,000 (£3,862) threshold for the first time. The virtual currency peaked at $ 5,103.91 in the early hours of Saturday, according to CoinDesk’s price index.... Read More

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

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The amount of time spent needing daily care at the end of life has doubled in England over the past two decades, a study suggests. The Newcastle University study found... Read More