People wearing  face masks in the North Evington area of Leicester as a new lockdown due to coronavirus was imposed this week. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Labour has called for urgent government action to ensure that local lockdowns are robust following complaints that officials in London failed to share(...)

UK authorities have  urged drinkers to be cautious of fake booze in the run-up to New Year’s Eve. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Drinkers planning to celebrate the new year with their favourite tipple risk blindness or even death if they buy fake alcoholic drinks, the UK’s Tradi(...)

The Irish legislation has effectively eliminated all so-called headshops that sell legal highs.

The UK Government should follow an Irish model of legislation in a bid to tackle legal highs, councils have said.The Local Government Association (LGA(...)