A new study warns of the risks posed by the increasing air pollution over the cities of West Africa - amid fears it could have an impact on human health, meteorology and regional climate.

Actor and comic Alistair McGowan aims to make a big impression when he returns to the region as part of a new series of public concerts organised by the University of Leeds.

Research has shown that a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in those who are overweight.

The suffering of prisoners of war and slave labourers forced to build the Thailand-Burma “Death” Railway amid appalling conditions was immortalised in The Bridge Over the River Kwai.

Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear.