Why Boris Johnson is walking a tightrope as he plots a route through the Covid crisis

Having spent the last few days locked in meetings with senior ministers and the Government’s top scientists, he is all too familiar with the hawk to dove ratio of the Covid sub-committees taking all the major decisions on No 10’s pandemic response.  Mr Johnson chairs the Covid-19 strategy committee, whose members include Rishi Sunak, the […]

Can bariatric surgery turn the tide on Britain’s obesity crisis?

An “emotional eater” since childhood, Claire Parker was 44 when she had a gastric bypass, where a small part of the top of the stomach is stapled in order to restrict food intake. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends that anyone with a body...