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Sleep scientist Russell Foster: ‘I want to take the anxiety around sleep away’

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Born in Aldershot in 1959, Russell Foster is a professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford and the director of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. For his discovery of non-rod, non-cone ocular photoreceptors h...

Dom Phillips: editors around world urge Bolsonaro to do more to find missing journalist

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Editors and journalists from some of the world’s biggest news organisations have written to the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, to ask that he “urgently step up and fully resource the effort” to find missing Brit...

Kamala Harris calls for assault weapons ban: ‘We are not sitting around waiting’

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Kamala Harris called for a ban on assault weapons in the US and the passage of much-delayed gun control legislation after speaking on Saturday at a funeral for the oldest victim of the Buffalo mass shooting earlier th...

José Ramos-Horta accuses Alexander Downer of ‘distorting’ issues around 2004 Timor-Leste bugging

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The president of Timor-Leste, José Ramos-Horta, has accused former foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer of “avoiding and distorting” the issues around the 2004 bugging scandal, saying recent comments ignored the ...

Intense fighting around Severodonetsk as Zelenskiy says Donbas is ‘hell’

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Intense fighting has been reported around the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk as Russian forces appear to be stepping up an offensive to encircle its Ukrainian defenders. Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said...

The man who killed a stranger with a single punch, and then turned his life around

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Jacob Dunne loved getting into fights. Every weekend he and his friends would go into Nottingham city centre to start a ruck. One night in the summer of 2011, the 19-year-old threw a single punch. He immediately sense...

Calls for buffer zones around abortion clinics in Scotland after protests

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The Scottish government is facing growing calls to impose buffer zones around abortion clinics amid fears that potential changes to abortion rights in the US are emboldening anti-choice protesters. A leaked US draft s...

Orbital space around Earth must be protected amid rise in satellites, say scientists

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The orbital space around Earth must urgently be protected by environmental rules and regulations akin to those that safeguard the planet’s land, seas and air, leading scientists say. An international team of researche...

More than 20 injured in Israeli-Palestinian clashes around al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

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More than 20 Palestinians and Israelis have been wounded in several incidents in and around Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, two days after major violence at the flashpoint site. The clashes on Sunday take the num...

How to turn a school around with love: ‘People are so very grateful that we care’

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Every child deserves an ice-cream. It’s a strange opening remark from a primary headteacher, but then Chris Dyson is an unusual man, a big-hearted softie with a daft sense of fun – at least, that’s how pupils describe...

Covid infections remain around record levels in most of UK, figures show

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The number of Covid-19 infections remains near or at record levels in most of the UK, with only Scotland experiencing a drop, figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed. The ONS data, based on swabs...

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Zelenskiy calls Russian forces ‘butchers’ after civilian mass graves found around Kyiv – live

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Ukraine president decries abuses of invading forces; lawyers investigating possible war crimes have found 410 bodies and have examined 140 so far

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Zelenskiy warns of Russian traps in homes amid ‘disaster’ around Kyiv – live

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Ukraine’s president accuses Russian troops of laying mines in homes and even corpses as they withdraw and regroup

Russia says it will ‘radically reduce military activity’ around Kyiv and Chernihiv – video

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Russia’s defence ministry said it would 'drastically reduce' military activity outside Kyiv and Chernihiv. Speaking on television after talks between Russian and Ukrainian negotiating teams in Istanbul, Russia’s deput...

Calls to ‘end the stigma’ around alopecia after Chris Rock Oscars joke

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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and others with alopecia have spoken out about Will Smith hitting Chris Rock at the Oscars, after Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s short hair. Pinkett Smith has talked about living w...

Sold out: why Australia doesn’t have enough electric vehicles to go around

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Matt Holding set an alarm on his phone so he wouldn’t miss out on a limited release of electric vehicles, but by the time he jumped online to buy one they had sold out. In six and a half minutes, all 109 of Hyundai’s ...

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