England

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‘It’s quite a commute’: climbers scale Salisbury Cathedral to repair stonework
Team requiring no scaffolding – just ropes – called in to work on statues, transepts, tower and spire

Steven Morris

01, Jul, 2022 @10:32 AM

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High-street blood pressure checks promised in NHS England shake-up
Integrated care systems replace clinical commissioning groups and aim to catch conditions earlier

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

01, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Nadhim Zahawi makes U-turn on schools bill after criticism
Minister scraps plans to increase DfE control of academy trusts, derided as ‘ridiculous attempt to centralise power in Whitehall’

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Jun, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Burning ban failing to protect England’s peatlands, say conservation groups
Ministers urged to toughen law to help restore carbon sinks, as figures point to illegal burning

Helena Horton Environment reporter

30, Jun, 2022 @1:10 PM

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Study suggests existence of up to 2.1m ancient and veteran trees in England
Researchers find there could be many more ancient trees than previously recorded, amid calls for better protections

Helena Horton and Patrick Barkham

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Knee replacements stall in regions of England with weight rules for patients
Stricter CCGs told patients that they have to attain a certain body mass index before surgery

Steven Morris

29, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Houses for ‘ghosts’: ONS overestimated growth in many areas, census suggests
Population growth overestimated in some areas and underestimated in others, data from 2021 census suggests

Robert Booth and Caelainn Barr

29, Jun, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Falling NHS continuity of care poses ‘existential threat’ to patient safety
Britain’s top family doctor to warn of ‘most worrying crisis in decades’ with shrinking numbers of GPs and soaring demand

Andrew Gregory and Denis Campbell

29, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Replace A-levels to combat ‘academic snobbery’, says Royal Society president
Young people need broader range of skills to create more equal society, says Sir Adrian Smith

Richard Adams, Education editor

28, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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England and Wales population hits record as over-65s overtake under-15s
Census figure reaches 59.6m, up 3.5m on 2011 – leaving an estimated UK population of 67m

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent, Ashley Kirk, Caelainn Barr and Pamela Duncan

28, Jun, 2022 @7:19 PM

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England and Wales in numbers: key points from the 2021 census
Initial data shows areas with oldest and youngest populations, as well as most densely populated areas

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent and Pamela Duncan

28, Jun, 2022 @5:58 PM

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Census names Richmondshire fastest-ageing area in England and Wales
With young people priced out and not having children, schools have closed in this part of North Yorkshire

Helen Pidd North of England editor

28, Jun, 2022 @5:51 PM

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