Leading doctors and NHS leaders say underinvestment, staff shortages and ageing population pose ‘existential threat’ to service The NHS is in such a dire state the next government should declare it a national emergency, experts are warning, as it emerged that record numbers of patients are being denied timely cancer […]

Guild of Fine Food fears European suppliers of specialist produce will stop supplying UK because of red tape Thousands of delicatessens and other specialist food shops have said new border rules that come in from Wednesday are likely to mean reduced choice of products for consumers. The Guild of Fine […]

Nature-based solutions such as parks and ponds are recommended – as is giving heatwaves names The UK urgently needs a plan to prevent thousands of heatwave deaths a year as the climate continues to warm, a cross-party committee of MPs has warned. More than 4,500 people died in heatwaves in […]

Exclusive: Maximum possible 4.99% rises expected in April while PM plans pre-election cuts to income tax How a decade of austerity has squeezed council budgets ‘I’m scared for the city’: Nottingham faces council cuts Households across England are facing an inflation-busting £2bn council tax raid this spring despite Rishi Sunak’s […]

Exclusive: Business secretary who has told party rebels to stop ‘stirring’ and back PM is in group along with Michael Gove Kemi Badenoch is a member of a Conservative WhatsApp group called “Evil Plotters” despite telling party rebels to “stop messing around” and get behind Rishi Sunak, the Guardian can […]

Conservative opposition in the House of Lords could prolong wrangling over bill’s implementation Rishi Sunak’s troubled Rwanda deportation plan has been condemned by Conservative peers, historians and bishops in an indication that the House of Lords could demand changes that might delay its implementation. Ken Clarke, the Conservative former chancellor […]