Most people in the UK get a warning if their family's medical history contains something they should watch out for. But if you've been adopted, you and your doctor are flying blind—and the NHS won't even refer you for genetic screening. This needs to change.
Eight-year waiting lists on the NHS. Seven-hour waits for ambulances. Slashes to the police force and jaw-dropping cuts to the education system. With Belfast government paralysed by Brexit fallout, the country is in deepening crisis - but Westminster just wants its money back.
The sooner the war stops, the more lives will be saved, the more paths to diplomacy will open, and the more chances Israelis will have to topple Netanyahu. A shared call for a ceasefire by both Starmer and Sunak would reverberate far beyond Westminster.
“We can use this to get the discussion of mass deportations into general conversation and wake up some sheeple," gushed one activist on a far-right Telegram channel. Others, meanwhile, called on Suella Braverman and Rishi Sunak to also deport themselves.
As Suella Braverman threatens to slam the door on victims of homophobia, a Freedom of Information request shows the Home Office has been holding at least 129 asylum seekers identifying as LGBTQI+ as recently as last year. Many report homophobic bullying from staff and fellow detainees - and indifference from authorities.
Nearly 2,000 people died "during or after" contact with police in the UK since 1990. Charges brought against only 10 policemen. Only one was convicted. And the killings are just the tip of the iceberg of institutional racism.
Since Brexit, hundreds of thousands of Brits living abroad have struggled with everything from access to pensions to emigration. After years of feeling out of sight, out of mind, some are calling for a new approach: overseas constituencies.
Exclusive analysis of NHS data shows 30% of sickness absence among midwives was for mental health reasons - the highest in the NHS. The profession is plagued by a vicious circle of understaffing and excessive workloads, and both veteran and newly qualified staff are dropping out.
The 18th Venice Architecture Biennale was derided by conservatives for not having enough buildings. But as climate change finally hits Europe head on, the Biennale offers glimpses of a green, non-colonial, riotously imaginative global future - and lets you experience it in real time.
The bill that just passed its second reading is ostensibly aimed "only" at boycotts of Israel. But here in the U.S., anti-BDS bills are already being rapidly and effectively cloned to clamp down on boycotts of fossil fuels, firearms manufacturers, and more.
People of colour are significantly likelier enter the mental health system through police or sectioning - and even when in therapy, they face obstacles ranging from racist tropes to cultural misunderstandings. New treatment approaches are seeking to change that.
We can't hope to compete with AI on speed and volume of technical tasks. But AI can never compete with us in the truly creative thinking - from music, to philosophy, to the kind of inspired science fiction that guides actual technological progress. As humans, this is our natural advantage, and it needs to be shored up.
Voices across the political spectrum reacted with outrage to the sentencing of a mother-of-three to 28 months in prison for taking an abortion pill later than the legal timeline. But the far Right is mobilising to toughen up the laws further still.
The sentencing of a woman to 28 months for taking an abortion pill after the legally mandated period highlights a problem: Abortion is still illegal by default. We need a new, straightforward abortion law that treats it as a healthcare issue - not a crime.
Black and Asian Britons are still asked whom they would cheer for at a cricket match: England or "where they're from". Now we risk facing the same with the oath - especially as Commonwealth countries begin to reject the monarchy.
After pushing his country to the brink of fratricidal conflict, Netanyahu feints a pause on his constitutional reform project. But none of the laws have been withdrawn, and when protests return, they'll be met by a new pro-government militia.
We asked the Home Office if they have any performance indicators for the cruel policies implemented by Sunak and Braverman. They said they do not - and the general statistics they referred us to suggest that so far, their policies are having the opposite effect.
Jail Time Records has just released its eclectic first album, made exclusively with incarcerated artists - a selection from more than 500 songs produced by the studio. We spoke with producer and co-founder Vidou-H.
“Cyprus is an identity crisis”: On an island with a long history of colonisation and criminalised homosexuality, LGBTQ+ communities - in the UK and in Cyprus - are building connections that transcend the border between north and south.
Serial rapist David Carrick told his victims that as a police officer, he can get away with anything. He was right. And he’s neither the first nor the last. It's high time to consider tearing down the system that enabled him.
The attempted coup against the left-wing Brazilian president was only the beginning: Bolsonaro left behind a state apparatus riddled with military men. Lula's future depends on whether he accommodates them - or brings them to heel.
Over the summer, brigades battling record wildfires were outnumbered, even as fire engines stood dormant in garages for lack of staff. Then came winter - and the prospect of a real-terms pay cut. We spoke to the firefighters gearing up for a desperate attempt to save their service.
The division between "freehold" and "leasehold" is a monster hybrid of medieval law and postwar housing booms, unique to England and Wales. The cross-party move for reform has been stymied by Tory leadership convulsions. Now campaigners hope it can get back on track.
Less frontline journalist memoir and more a guide for anyone navigating bullshit, How To Stand Up to a Dictator tracks Maria Ressa's journey: from young girl squaring up to bullies in a New Jersey to Nobel Laureate seeing off the strongmen and kleptocrats of the Philippines.
Initiatives by K-pop fandoms have planted over 100,000 trees worldwide, making a palpable contribution to offsetting emissions. Now fans up the pressure on Korean record companies to commit to greener operations, and hope global leaders take note.
The champion ocean rower reflects on pollution and rising sea levels from the close vantage point of a trans-oceanic rowboat, and considers why even today it's hard to make the global North grasp the scale and the urgency of the crisis.
Conversations around race, gender and sexuality have evolved, but we still have a tendency to demand clear-cut answers. Which box do you tick? Which bathroom will you use? Alabanza is more interested in the spaces between the definitions: the murkier, more human realm of uncertainty.
When Paul Powlesland moored his boat on the Roding in 2017, the river was choked with slime and garbage. Now the community that sprung up around is keeping its waters clear - and Powlesland is turning to the next challenge: securing rivers their human rights.
Western observers are trying to reduce the story of Iran's uprising to cliches. They fixate on sanctions or try to pretend a regime that butchers feminists is some kind of a reasonable alternative to US imperialism. As Iranians, our only weapon against these deadly fallacies is stories of those we lost - and those still fighting.
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