UK's autumn Covid vaccination campaign buoyed by Omicron booster nod
While the original Covid-19 vaccines continue to provide good protection against hospitalisation and death, vaccines have become less effective as the virus has evolved.
UK digital residence checks lock out refugees, slavery victims
Refugees and human trafficking survivors are being forced to choose between buying food or data to access an official digital identity check system for migrants, charities say, warning the scheme is putting vulnerable people at risk.
UK declares drought in parts of England amid heatwave
Much of Europe has faced weeks of baking temperatures that have triggered large wildfires and seen the source of Britain's River Thames dry up further downstream than in previous years.
'Extreme' weather warning in force in Britain as new heatwave hits
The warning follows the driest July for England since 1935, when temperatures rose above 40C for the first time, turning a renewed spotlight to the impacts of climate change.
Energy price crisis exposes Britain's 'leaky' homes
UK household energy costs are expected to surge 230% this winter compared to last year, according to analysts at Cornwall Insights - a meteoric hike many families will struggle to afford.
UK urges water companies to take 'precautionary steps' to protect supplies
This comes as another heatwave is forecast across the country.
A year on, thousands of Afghan refugees languish in UK hotels
More than half of the 20,000 Afghans who have arrived in Britain in the last year are still in temporary accommodation, unable to put down roots and rebuild their lives.
UK issues new 'extreme heat' warning for England and Wales
'Early signs' monkeypox outbreak plateauing in UK, health authority says
But the UK Health Security Agency warns against complacency.
Students at UK varsity up in arms over 'phallic' artwork given by Malaysian businessman
The Imperial College Union says the sculpture by prominent artist Antony Gormley may hurt the university's reputation.
Britain's rail network hit by new strike action over pay dispute
The 24-hour strike by members of the RMT and TSSA unions forced around half of Britain's rail network to close, with train companies operating a reduced timetable and some parts of the country having no rail service at all.
McDonald's hikes UK cheeseburger price for first time in 14 years
The cheeseburger's price will now rise to 1.19 pounds from 99 pence.