Government scientists have found evidence to suggest that BSE might have infected sheep - something until now considered to be only a theoretical possibility.
Some 2,000 teachers in the South East are to be given government help to buy their homes amid rising concern about the impact of high property prices on the recruitment of key workers.
Cattle, not badgers, should be targeted in the battle against bovine tuberculosis, a report by animal health researchers from Bristol University proposed today.
Ministers are set to reject calls to overhaul university tuition fees, opting instead for more bursary schemes for students from low-income backgrounds.
The Booker prize novelist Arundhati Roy moved a step closer to jail yesterday when the Indian supreme court said it was considering new charges of contempt against her.
New research shows that economic growth worldwide has slowed during the era of globalisation.
Genetically modified crops could disappear from the British countryside under EU proposals to save conventional farms from contamination.
The departing anti-drugs tsar, Keith Hellawell, used his final report yesterday to warn that cocaine use was on the increase and that new research had uncovered worrying evidence of increased drug-taking among children aged 11 to 15. ( Daily Telegraph , Independent , Times , Guardian , Daily Mail )
Women are more likely to become depressed during pregnancy than after their child is born, according to research published by Bristol University. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph , Times )
Television executives were blamed yesterday for causing a decline in school discipline by portraying teachers in dramas as disreputable drunkards who often engaged in illicit affairs. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph , Guardian , Daily Mail )
Radio is more popular than television, according to figures issued yesterday by Rajar. ( Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph )
Dinosaurs will never look the same again: an anatomist from Ohio University has discovered that generations of palaeontologists have been putting the great beasts' noses in the wrong place. ( Times , Daily Telegraph , Guardian , Daily Mail )
Lowering the cholesterol levels of the elderly to reduce heart disease risk can do more harm than good, doctors from the University of Hawaii said yesterday. ( Daily Telegraph , Daily Mail )