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By Tobias Chapple and Anna CollinsonUK Insight TeamImage caption, Hester was diagnosed with ADHD, aged 34Gender bias is leaving many women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder undiagnosed, leading psychologists are warning.The prevailing stereotype ADHD affects only "naughty boys" means at least tens of thousands in the UK, it is estimated, are unaware they have the…
Image source, Getty ImagesVAT on household energy bills will not be cut in the Chancellor's Budget on Wednesday, despite calls to help families struggling with soaring prices.Labour has been calling for the rate to be slashed from 5% to zero for the next six months to help households get through a "tough winter".But Whitehall sources…
Former Rangers, Everton and Scotland manager Walter Smith has died at the age of 73.Smith achieved legendary status at Ibrox, with 21 trophies in two spells making him the second most successful Rangers boss ever behind Bill Struth.He won the latter seven titles of Rangers' nine-in-a-row run in the 1990s and returned to Ibrox in…
Media caption, Conservative MP Owen Paterson: "I stuck within the rules."Ex-minister Owen Paterson could be suspended from the Commons for 30 days after an MPs' watchdog found he had "repeatedly" used his position as an MP to benefit two companies who paid him as a consultant.The watchdog described his actions as "an egregious case of…
Image source, EPAImage caption, The couple met at university in 2012When Mako, then a Japanese princess, announced her engagement to former classmate Kei Komuro in 2017, she said he had won over her heart with "his bright smiles like the sun".The two had met five years earlier when they were both university students, and shared…
Image source, Getty ImagesWorkers on the minimum wage are set to get a pay boost from April, with the rate for those aged over 23 rising to £9.50 an hour from £8.91.The rise means a full-time worker will get £1,074 extra a year before tax.The move will be announced at this week's Budget and follows…
Image source, UnderbellyImage caption, This year's event will have a reduced capacity of 30,000Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party will return this year after Covid forced the cancellation of the 2020 event.The event, which also will feature the return of the Edinburgh Castle fireworks display, has a reduced capacity of 30,000.Artists, who have yet to be announced,…
Image caption, Campaigners are concerned about the impact of sewage discharges on many riversTory MPs have been defending themselves from accusations they have given the go-ahead to water companies to dump raw sewage in rivers. A proposal from the Lords to the Environment Bill that would have placed legal duties on the companies to reduce…
Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, David Bowie, pictured here in his 1970s pomp, died in January 2016A pop-up shop has opened its doors yards from where David Bowie posed as Ziggy Stardust, to mark what would have been the music legend's 75th birthday.Bowie 75 is in Heddon Street, Mayfair, where the cover was shot for…
By George BowdenBBC NewsMedia caption, The PM says he is “very worried” about the upcoming COP26 summitRecycling plastic materials "doesn't work" and "is not the answer" to threats to global oceans and marine wildlife, Boris Johnson has said.Answering children's questions ahead of the COP26 climate change summit, the prime minister said reusing plastics "doesn't begin…