Image copyright Jenn Short Scientists hope a new type of medication could boost healthy growth in children born with dwarfism. Sam Short, nine, from south London has been on the treatment for three years as part of an international trial. It is experimental but experts hope the drug can stop some of the medical complications…

Image copyright Google One of Britain’s major financial firms is closing four English offices and boosting its job numbers in Scotland by 800 over the next six years. M&G Prudential has told staff that it is expanding its presence in Stirling and Edinburgh, while retaining an office near its London headquarters. Offices in Reading and…

Somerset’s James Hildreth fell just short of his 46th first-class century Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day two) Surrey 380: Burns 107, Elgar 103; Gregory 3-52, Leach 3-85 Somerset 243-5: Hildreth 90, Azhar 60, Davies 54* Somerset (3 pts) trail Surrey (5 pts) by 137 runs Match scorecard Surrey removed Somerset’s…

Image copyright Brent Council Image caption Krupa Sheth says the “bee corridor” will be ready by the summer A “bee corridor” is being planted in a bid to boost the number of pollinating insects. The wildflower meadows will be put in place in 22 of Brent Council’s parks in north London. A recent study blamed…