Holidaymakers concerned about fresh volcanic eruptions causing flight-disrupting ash clouds might be reassured by a study setting out the first reliable estimates of their frequency.

From Snow White washing the dishes to a bunny rabbit police officer in Zootopia, Disney’s animated films have portrayed many memorable female characters in the workplace during the past 80 years.

A new £6 million project led by the University of Leeds is predicted to bring a £50 million benefit to the Yorkshire economy by reducing the costs and impact of water-related threats to the region.

New research has concluded that the potential exists for professional bodies to play a greater role in raising levels of competence and promoting ethical behaviour in the banking sector.

A new report into the UK’s burgeoning alternative finance industry is calling on the Government to underwrite consumers’ investments in the sector in a bid to encourage wider participation.