In the headlines
The government’s migration bill, which gives the home secretary an obligation to expel anyone entering the UK illegally, has been approved by the House of Lords. Plans to house 500 asylum seekers on the Bibby Stockholm barge are also under way: this morning, the ship docked in the Dorset port where it’s to be stationed. A new Alzheimer’s drug can slow cognitive decline by over a year, according to a recent clinical trial. Donanemab, which targets the buildup of the harmful protein amyloid in the brain, could help the disease eventually be treated like diabetes or asthma. Cocaine use is up by a quarter in British cities including London and Birmingham, according to a National Crime Agency analysis of urban wastewater. The large bump in the drug’s consumption is likely due to a supply glut last year, lowering prices.