Politics

Tory donor John Caudwell tells the BBC he is voting Labour

19 minutes ago By Chris Mason, Political editor, @ChrisMasonBBC • Isabella Allen, Senior Political Producer BBC A billionaire who gave the Conservatives £500,000 before the last general election has told the BBC he will vote Labour for the first time in his life next month. John Caudwell, the founder of Phones 4U, described Rishi Sunak as an “absolute dud” and said […]

Politics

Labour candidate shocked by ‘divisive’ Tory letter

2 hours ago By Ben Wright, Political correspondent • Becky Morton, Political reporter Sonia Kumar Sonia Kumar is an NHS physiotherapist A Labour election candidate has told the BBC she is “disappointed and shocked” by a “divisive” letter sent to British Pakistani voters by her Conservative opponent. In a letter addressed to “the British Pakistani/Kasmiri community in Dudley”, Marco Longhi […]

Health

Parkinson’s blood-test hope for treatment research

2 hours ago By Philippa Roxby, Health reporter, BBC News Getty Images A simple blood test using artificial intelligence to predict Parkinson’s disease years before symptoms begin has been developed by researchers. They hope it can lead to a cheap, finger-prick test providing early diagnoses – and help find treatments to slow down the disease. Charity Parkinson’s […]