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Minister quits over Cummings' lockdown actions
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 14,545
Douglas Ross quits the government as more than 35 Conservative MPs call for Dominic Cummings to go.
Cummings: I don't regret what I did
25/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,297
The PM's top aide says he "behaved reasonably" as he explains why he drove to Co Durham during lockdown.
Car surge could see CO2 rebound after Covid-19
19/05/2020 | news | science | 1,761
An analysis shows a huge daily CO2 drop, but a return to car travel may see emissions rebound.
Chancellor says UK facing 'significant recession'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 7,223
The UK's economy shrank at the fastest pace since 2008 during the first three months of the year.
Virgin Media and O2 join forces to take on BT
07/05/2020 | news | business | 383
A tie-up is agreed that will create one of the UK's largest mobile, broadband and media firms.
PM 'bitterly regrets' care home crisis
06/05/2020 | news | politics | 4,336
The PM says government is "working hard" to tackle it - and sets 200,000 test aim by end of month.
Theresa May criticises global virus response
05/05/2020 | news | politics | 435
Countries have "gone their own way" rather than working together, the ex-prime minister says.
UK coronavirus death toll higher than Italy's
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 5,283
The figure of 29,427 deaths is "a massive tragedy", the foreign secretary says, but steers clear of comparisons.
UK coronavirus deaths pass 26,000
29/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,512
The foreign secretary says the figure is not a "sudden surge", as it includes retrospective deaths.
Scottish government suggests covering face in shops
28/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,712
Nicola Sturgeon says there may be "some benefit" in wearing a cloth face covering in enclosed areas.
US oil prices turn negative as demand dries up
20/04/2020 | news | business | 1,730
Coronavirus downturn has put major pressure on oil prices with demand slumping and storage running out.
One in five deaths now linked to coronavirus
14/04/2020 | news | health | 4,641
Coronavirus prompts spike in mortality with data showing weekly deaths have hit a record high.
Police warning after 660 illegal parties shut down
08/04/2020 | news | uk | 4,512
Greater Manchester Police says some house parties even featured bouncy castles, DJs or fireworks.
Tesco tells people to visit stores to get food
08/04/2020 | news | business | 2,664
The supermarket says there is "simply not enough capacity" to supply everyone with online shopping.
Dentists have ‘nowhere to send patients’
07/04/2020 | news | health | 596
The British Dental Association says dentists are being bombarded by calls from patients in pain.
Sainsbury’s to ease shopping item restrictions
03/04/2020 | news | business | 649
The supermarket lifts limits on some products but asks households to send only one adult to do the shopping.
Coronavirus: Premier League players should take a pay cut - Matt Hancock
02/04/2020 | sport | football | 2,573
The "first thing" Premier League footballers can do is "take a pay cut and play their part" to help out during the coronavirus pandemic, says health secretary Matt Hancock.
Hancock aims for 100,000 tests a day by May
02/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,889
Just over 10,000 people were tested in the UK on Wednesday, as coronavirus deaths rose to 2,921.
Supermarkets scrap some product restrictions
31/03/2020 | news | business | 2,699
Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda ease limits on how many of some individual items people can buy.
UK considers virus-tracing app to ease lockdown
30/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,769
Study describes how app would alert citizens if someone they came into contact with tests positive.
EasyJet grounds entire fleet of planes due to virus
29/03/2020 | news | business | 873
The budget airline says it cannot currently give a date for when it will restart commercial flights.
UK wary of international market for ventilators
28/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,490
The UK is avoiding buying from middlemen as prices rocket amid feverish global trading conditions.
How fast is the coronavirus growing in the UK?
26/03/2020 | news | health | 3,850
Comparing the UK’s epidemic to other countries after Friday saw the biggest rise in deaths so far.
New Tube restrictions to stop non-essential trips
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 888
London mayor Sadiq Khan said the number of Tube passengers fell by a third on Wednesday.
UK Parliament shuts down for a month
25/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,921
Commons and Lords will stay empty until after the Easter break, to combat the spread of coronavirus.
PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
Strict new curbs on life in UK announced by PM
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 3,797
Gatherings of more than two people are banned, shops ordered to close and social events halted as part of rules to keep Britons at home and stop the spread of coronavirus.
'People do not buy a new outfit to stay at home'
19/03/2020 | news | business | 572
Next says both online and store sales will suffer "significant losses" as a result of coronavirus.
Polluting gases fall rapidly as coronavirus spreads
18/03/2020 | news | science | 676
Some regions show significant drops in air pollutants as the coronavirus hits work and travel.
Laura Ashley nears collapse as firms demand help
17/03/2020 | news | business | 570
The retailer is the latest business casualty of the pandemic as firms struggle with plunging demand.
Amazon staff told to work overtime as virus hits
17/03/2020 | news | business | 909
Unions say the retailer is putting "profit before safety" as it tells some warehouse staff to work overtime.
Broadband firms 'can manage' extra demand
13/03/2020 | news | technology | 330
Staying at home is unlikely to cause any problems with the nation's broadband network, ISPs say.
Sunak pumps billions into economy to combat virus
11/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,936
The chancellor warns the outbreak is likely to cause a temporary but significant disruption to the UK economy, in his first Budget.
Call of Duty challenges battle royale rivals
09/03/2020 | news | technology | 121
The new game will be free and work across consoles to be accessible to more players.
Government wins vote after Huawei rebellion
09/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,984
Rebel Tory MPs fail to pass their amendment blocking the company's involvement in the UK's 5G network.
Global shares plunge in worst day since financial crisis
09/03/2020 | news | business | 4,444
Global stocks plunge after a sharp fall in the oil price hits markets already reeling from the coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Plague game banned in China
28/02/2020 | news | technology | 67
Plague Inc. puts users in control of a disease which they must develop into a global pandemic.
BBC News announces 450 job cuts
27/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 3,018
There will be cuts to Radio 5 Live and BBC Two’s Newsnight as part of an £80m savings drive.
Lord Hall to step down as BBC's director general
20/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,753
After leading the corporation for seven years, Tony Hall is to become chair of the National Gallery.
Nicola Sturgeon calls for powers to hold indyref2
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 6,002
Scotland's first minister calls on UK government to negotiate the transfer of power to allow another independence referendum.
MPs' vote on Brexit bill planned for Friday
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,783
No 10 says the government wants to begin the legislation process before Christmas.
Let the healing begin, urges PM after poll win
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,831
Boris Johnson says he hopes his party's "extraordinary" election victory will bring "closure" to years of acrimony.
Three key economic questions for Boris Johnson
13/12/2019 | news | business | 848
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tough decisions to make on who to align the UK more closely with.
Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,473
The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".