The mental health MOT: how to check if your pandemic blues are a cause for concernThe upset and worry of Covid are making many of us anxious. So how can you tell if you are just feeling down, or if it’s something more serious? Here are the signs to look out for
A new scientific study has shown that mouthwash can eradicate coronavirus within 30 seconds of being exposed to it in a laboratory. The Cardiff University report said that preliminary results show mouthwashes containing at least 0.07 per cent cetypyridinium chloride (CPC) showed “promising signs” of being able to combat the virus. Scientists must now look at whether mouthwashes have the potential to work in people, with a new clinical trial set to look at whether using over-the-counter mouthwash has the potential to reduce the levels of Covid-19 in a patient’s saliva.
'I was so anxious I couldn't sit down': how a high street centre is helping people in crisis. Coronavirus and lockdown have taken a huge toll on people’s mental health. A Stockport drop-in shop is offering vital face-to-face support
Lessons from a small town: resilient community is key to sustainabilityFilmmaker Sky Neal returns to her hometown in Cornwall to capture a community fighting to keep the local economy alive in the face of the Covid lockdown
Story from SWNS An "extreme stalker" who hacked into a woman's CCTV system to spy on her at home and hounded her with hundreds of threatening messages on Instagram has been jailed. George Coughlan used 61 social media accounts,
UK doctors and health experts back Covid-19 'circuit breaker'Medics favour series of short lockdowns ‘to buy time’ as Rishi Sunak says regional tiered action is best * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage
An illness in the shadows: life with borderline personality disorderBPD is one of the mental illnesses we still know least about, but now there is hope of a treatment
'One-shot' radiotherapy as good for breast cancer as longer courseStudy finds that one dose of radiotherapy immediately after surgery can bring same benefits as up to 30 doses
Desk decoration: how to turn your room into a joyful study spaceFrom standing desks to potted plants, make sure you’re comfortable with your uni workplace
Depression in British adults doubles during coronavirus crisisStudy shows almost 20% experienced depression, with female, younger and disabled adults most affected * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage
Starting secondary school during a pandemic: what parents need to know. New year 7s will have missed out on rites of passage and been unable to visit their new school. But there are silver linings
British citizens have been leaving the UK in droves since January, says new research. That's when Britain officially left the European Union following the 2016 Brexit vote. There has been a 30% increase in Brits trying to emigrate to other
What's the bombshell in the Harry and Meghan book? That the royals are as flawed as the rest of us. It’s hard to know who is being taken down in Finding Freedom – despite accusations of snobbery, racism and sexism
A toddler has been taken to hospital after falling from a block of flats in east London. The Metropolitan Police said they were called to East India Dock Road in Poplar shortly after 6.50pm on Monday to reports that a child had "fallen from
Adults over 50 and some secondary school pupils to get free flu jab. Hope that vaccines will avert NHS being overwhelmed by flu season alongside a resurgent coronavirus
UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering giving vouchers worth £500 to adults and £250 to children to boost spending in those parts of the economy that have been particularly badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. This is based on a proposal by
The pilot of a US fighter jet which crashed into the North Sea has been found dead. The US Air Force F15C Eagle, from the 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, crashed at around 9.40am on Monday while on a routine training
Story and video from SWNS Birdwatchers were all of a flutter this week following the sighting of a rare visitor to these shores. A Blyth's Reed Warbler - a migratory bird normally found in Asia and eastern Europe - was spotted at a nature
Many Britons will choose - or be forced - not to holiday abroad this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Harry and Meghan are set to release an explosive biography that could further pull apart a wounded Royal Family, it has been claimed.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen two "favourable" journalists to write a glowing account of their blossoming romance and their decision to quit The Firm, the Mail on Sunday reports.
Latest figures from UK public health bodies on the spread of Covid-19 across the United Kingdom. Use the map below to browse or search the number of cases in your area. These are confirmed cases tested and does not include those self-isolating with