The achievements of a pioneering Yorkshire MP are to be commemorated with a public lecture by senior MP Harriet Harman.

The decline in death rates from heart disease in rich countries could be threatened by rising rates of obesity and diabetes, according to a study by European heart experts.

The majority of places of worship that permit same-sex marriage only carry out a small number of ceremonies, with roughly half having actually married a gay couple, a new study shows.

Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, scientists have warned.

In January 1987, Terry Waite was abducted while negotiating the release of hostages in the Middle East. He was held captive for five years – for much of that time he was in solitary confinement.