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Nissan backs UK plant but protests erupt in Spain
28/05/2020 | news | business | 718
Almost 3,000 jobs will be lost in Spain but the carmaker says its Sunderland factory will stay open.
MPs call for urgent action to save aviation jobs
27/05/2020 | news | business | 926
A cross-party group adds its voice to concerns about the government's plan to quarantine all arrivals.
Schools and workplaces could see 'local lockdowns'
27/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,547
Restrictions could be introduced if there is a local flare-up of coronavirus, a minister says.
Johnson urges UK to 'move on' from Cummings row
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,740
The PM rules out an inquiry into the conduct of his top aide at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.
Coronavirus anti-viral drug 'biggest step forward'
26/05/2020 | news | health | 767
Remdesivir shortens recovery time by about four days, research suggests.
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.
School reopening plan will go ahead, says PM
24/05/2020 | news | education | 3,226
Some year groups in England will return on 1 June, with others going back two weeks later, he says.
UK must agree 'air bridges', warn business groups
24/05/2020 | news | business | 1,462
Industries say the UK will be left behind, unless it relaxes quarantine rules with low-risk nations.
Coronavirus: Premier League 'as confident as we can be' about June return
23/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,985
The Premier League is "as confident as we can be" about restarting in June, says chief executive Richard Masters.
Johnson to face grilling by senior MPs next week
22/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,126
The PM will be questioned by the Commons' Liaison Committee for the first time since taking office.
Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled
22/05/2020 | news | uk | 4,734
From 8 June, people arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days - but some workers will be exempt.
Key evidence on opening schools revealed
22/05/2020 | news | health | 2,510
Sources say any risk to pupils is very small but any activity outside the home has risk.
Mortgage payment holiday extended for three months
22/05/2020 | news | business | 696
The Treasury cautions that borrowers should continue to pay their mortgages if they are able.
UK arrivals could be fined for breaking quarantine
22/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,904
Travellers to the UK must self-isolate for 14 days from next month, the government is expected to announce.
NHS fees to be scrapped for overseas health staff
21/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,759
NHS staff and care workers from abroad are to be exempt, as Labour calls it "the right thing to do".
Councils throw 1 June schools plan into doubt
21/05/2020 | news | education | 572
A snap-shot survey of councils in England reveals only a minority are advising schools to reopen on 1 June.
Track and trace system in place from June - PM
20/05/2020 | news | uk | 4,494
It comes as Labour accuses the government of leaving a "huge hole" in the UK's coronavirus defences.
More councils warn over opening schools on 1 June
20/05/2020 | news | education | 1,624
More than 35 councils warn not all of their primary schools will be ready to reopen on 1 June.
Rees-Mogg sticks by plan to bring MPs back
19/05/2020 | news | politics | 961
MPs are set to return to Westminster in two weeks' time, despite opposition concerns over safety.
Government publishes 'approach' to EU trade deal
19/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,081
Michael Gove says the bloc held up talks with its "ideological approach" as the UK publishes its plans.
UK tourism boss backs call for 'air bridges'
19/05/2020 | news | business | 545
Air bridges would allow visitors from low-risk countries into the UK without having to quarantine.
Extra bank holiday in October being considered
19/05/2020 | news | business | 2,089
The tourist industry says another public holiday would help offset losses caused by the lockdown.
Universal credit claims hit record during lockdown
19/05/2020 | news | business | 241
The number of claims has jumped to six times more than a year earlier as incomes are hit.
Five and overs in UK now eligible for virus test
18/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,719
Coronavirus testing has been extended to everyone aged five and over in the UK with symptoms.
We owe it to children to open schools - Williamson
16/05/2020 | news | uk | 5,304
The education secretary acknowledges some parents are "very anxious" about schools reopening in England.
UK warns of 'very little progress' in EU talks
15/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,738
Disagreements remain over fishing and competition as the EU's Michel Barnier warns of a stalemate.
Coronavirus infection 'R' rate in UK creeps up
15/05/2020 | news | health | 4,837
The figure is now much closer to one - the point at which the virus starts spreading rapidly.
New 'loose rules' could make policing 'impossible'
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 796
Confusion about the new guidelines leaves them open to interpretation, the Police Federation says.
'Don't rush to beauty spots' plea after PM speech
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,127
Police, tourism bosses and politicians say they fear some areas will see an influx of visitors.
Arrivals from France to escape UK quarantine
10/05/2020 | news | business | 2,669
The UK government says the new measures will not apply to those travelling from France.
UK 'to bring in 14-day air passenger quarantine'
08/05/2020 | news | business | 9,501
An airline industry body says it has been told coronavirus quarantining will start from the end of May.
Mental not general health tops Covid concerns
07/05/2020 | news | health | 569
The Office for National Statistics asked how coronavirus was affecting people's lives.
'Stay away from beauty spots' bank holiday warning
07/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,075
Emergency services and other authorities say travel to beaches and national parks will "cost lives".
PPE gowns bought for NHS from Turkey unusable
07/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,531
More than 2,000 gowns ordered by the UK do not meet British safety standards, the government confirms.
Is it time to free the healthy from restrictions?
06/05/2020 | news | health | 2,328
Ministers are looking at how to ease the lockdown. How cautious should they be?
Bank of England warns of sharp UK recession
06/05/2020 | news | business | 5,332
Bank head Andrew Bailey tells the BBC there will be no quick return to normality after the hit to jobs and income.
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.
Heathrow trialling passenger temperature checks
06/05/2020 | news | business | 1,095
Heathrow boss urges government to help his industry saying restarting aviation is key to restarting UK economy as a whole.
Swann 'shocked' at images of packed flight
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,117
Aer Lingus is boosting capacity on its Belfast-Heathrow route after a photo showed a packed aircraft.
US to borrow record $3tn in pandemic spending
04/05/2020 | news | business | 632
The sum is more than five times the previous quarterly record, in the 2008 financial crisis.
Government pays nearly quarter of worker wages
04/05/2020 | news | business | 1,775
Programme to help people put on leave due to coronavrius is now being used by 6.3 million people.
Starting gun to be fired on UK-US trade talks
04/05/2020 | news | politics | 1,027
Ministers say they will drive a "hard bargain" but Labour say they must be "wary" of President Trump.
UK tests pass government's 100,000-a-day target
01/05/2020 | news | uk | 6,758
A third of the government's 122,300 tests in 24 hours were sent in the post but not necessarily completed.
Do British people still accept the lockdown?
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,284
Many say they would be uncomfortable leaving home even if restrictions were lifted.
UK past the peak of coronavirus, says PM
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,304
Boris Johnson says he will set out a plan next week on the economy, schools and transport beyond lockdown.
Eurozone economy shrinks at record rate
30/04/2020 | news | business | 872
Single currency nations see a sharp fall in GDP during the first quarter of the year.
PM to update UK on 'steps to defeat' coronavirus
29/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,996
Boris Johnson will lead the Downing Street briefing for the first time since his return to work.
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.
Coronavirus: Is R the crucial number?
29/04/2020 | news | health | 2,001
The number at the heart of the decision whether to lift lockdown.
British Airways set to cut up to 12,000 jobs
28/04/2020 | news | business | 1,093
BA boss Alex Cruz says air travel will take years to recover from the coronavirus crisis.
McDonald’s trials UK branch reopening in lockdown
28/04/2020 | news | business | 1,006
McDonald’s is testing reopening a UK branch this week, but it’s behind closed doors.
Coronavirus 'will hasten the decline of cash'
28/04/2020 | news | business | 1,274
As people turn to digital payments during the lockdown, there are fears over the long-term future of cash.
Coronavirus: HSBC puts 35,000 job cuts on hold
28/04/2020 | news | business | 226
The bank says it will pause the cuts to avoid leaving staff unable to find work elsewhere.
Hardship payment for dairy farmers considered
27/04/2020 | news | politics | 172
The virus outbreak has led to problems for the dairy industry, with warnings that cows could be slaughtered.
English councils vying for emergency virus cash
27/04/2020 | news | politics | 126
County councils say care funding must be a priority while district councils say services are at risk.
No simple trade off between the economy and health
27/04/2020 | news | business | 65
The health crisis and the economics crisis are inextricably linked for the government.
Sunak unveils guaranteed loans for small firms
27/04/2020 | news | business | 757
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the loans up to £50,000 should unblock a backlog of applications.
Greggs to begin reopening its shops amid lockdown
27/04/2020 | news | business | 1,158
The bakery chain plans to reopen a limited number of outlets next month in a "controlled trial".
This is the moment of maximum risk, Johnson says
27/04/2020 | news | uk | 5,932
The PM returns as ministers pledge £60,000 for the families of NHS and care staff who die with Covid-19.
Does hospital deaths milestone mean failure for UK?
23/04/2020 | news | health | 2,019
Limiting the outbreak to 20,000 deaths was meant to be a 'good outcome'. How bad will it get?
First patients injected in UK Covid vaccine trial
23/04/2020 | news | health | 1,761
The first two people have been injected as part of a UK study of a Covid-19 vaccine.
RAF plane lands with PPE from Turkey
22/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,233
The delayed flight arrived with about half of the promised protective kit for NHS staff.
Warning over misleading 2019 election campaigns
21/04/2020 | news | politics | 434
The Electoral Commission says parties must make ads more trustworthy before the next election.
PM fears second peak from relaxing lockdown
20/04/2020 | news | politics | 5,953
Government sources say measures are likely to be modified rather than eased in three weeks.
Councils 'on brink of financial failure'
17/04/2020 | news | politics | 1,723
Coronavirus has seen costs of supporting vulnerable people increase just as councils' incomes drop.
Virus tests expanded to more public service staff
17/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,589
Capacity is rising "sharply" but fewer NHS staff than expected are coming forward, Matt Hancock says.
UK to be 'guided by scientists' on face masks
17/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,226
There are growing calls for the public to wear face masks but ministers insist the evidence is mixed.
Pawn, payday and car loan repayments freeze planned
17/04/2020 | news | business | 960
The Financial Conduct Authority is seeking delays for people struggling amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
'We could end up with no business or savings'
16/04/2020 | news | business | 1,339
People who run small limited companies say they are unfairly missing out on government support.
Nine in 10 dying with virus have existing illness
16/04/2020 | news | health | 1,453
Heart disease is the most common underlying condition, followed by dementia and respiratory illness.
Social distancing needed 'until vaccine found'
16/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,249
Scientists say "significant" measures should stay for some time, with the UK lockdown set to continue.
Ministers to back three-week lockdown extension
16/04/2020 | news | uk | 325
Labour says it will support an extension but calls for details on how and when the lockdown will end.
IMF head warns on Brexit trade deal failure
15/04/2020 | news | business | 2,158
Failure to get a Brexit trade deal would make a coronavirus recession 'even tougher' says IMF chief.
We can cope with virus peak, hospital bosses say
15/04/2020 | news | health | 696
Thousands of intensive care and hospital beds remain available as the UK heads for a peak in coronavirus cases.
NHS coronavirus app to target 80% of smartphones
15/04/2020 | news | technology | 1,138
A vast majority of smartphone owners must install the app, if it is to end the coronavirus epidemic.
HS2 construction gets green light despite lockdown
15/04/2020 | news | business | 993
The government has given the high-speed rail project formal approval to start construction.
Publish exit strategy this week - Labour
14/04/2020 | news | politics | 4,977
Labour urges clarity - but ministers say is too soon to talk about easing coronavirus restrictions.
Twenty suspected phone mast attacks over Easter
14/04/2020 | news | technology | 1,760
Vodafone says one of the "deluded" attacks was on a mast serving Birmingham's Nightingale hospital.
Chancellor warns of 'tough times' for UK economy
14/04/2020 | news | business | 4,408
A forecast suggests coronavirus will have "serious implications" for the UK economy, Rishi Sunak says.
Furlough scheme extended for recently employed
14/04/2020 | news | business | 711
Staff hired before 19 March may now benefit from government support, but some will still miss out.
Gyms face legal action over rent
13/04/2020 | news | business | 219
The gym industry is calling on the government to prevent landlords from evicting businesses.
Airbnb restricts UK bookings due to coronavirus
09/04/2020 | news | technology | 605
NHS staff and other key workers can still book accommodation through a programme called Frontline Stays.
Funding 'not enough' to keep some charities afloat
09/04/2020 | news | uk | 693
While many charities have welcomed the government's £750m package, others say more help is needed.
Government agrees emergency funding deal with Bank
09/04/2020 | news | business | 2,103
The government is set to borrow billions of pounds from its emergency Bank of England overdraft.
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.
Coronavirus lockdown in Wales to be extended
08/04/2020 | news | uk | 587
The lockdown will not be lifted next week, Wales' first minister confirms.
Wills 'being signed on car bonnets' amid lockdown
08/04/2020 | news | business | 378
Solicitors see a "massive rise" in demand but the need for two witnesses creates practical difficulties.
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.
More than 9 million workers could be furloughed
07/04/2020 | news | business | 1,957
New analysis underlines a surge in demand for the government's Job Retention Scheme.
Investors seize on positive news but rally fades
07/04/2020 | news | business | 175
US shares shed gains after a global stock market rally.
Most coronavirus deaths occurring in hospitals
07/04/2020 | news | health | 1,122
Latest figures show some are happening in the community but most are on hospital wards.
Closing schools has 'marginal impact' on virus
06/04/2020 | news | health | 2,296
Countries should now question whether keeping schools shut is justified, says one team of scientists.
You can't just stop paying rent, tenants told
06/04/2020 | news | business | 1,002
Landlords say the government should make it clear that rent must be paid unless a landlord agrees to a pause.
Closing open spaces should be 'last resort'
06/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,230
The communities secretary warns councils to be "judicious" over locking up green spaces.
New UK car registrations plunge by more than 40%
05/04/2020 | news | business | 497
Motor industry records the worst March for two decades as the Covid-19 outbreak keeps buyers at home.
Public urged to follow 'mission-critical' rules
05/04/2020 | news | uk | 8,300
The health secretary criticised "unbelievable" behaviour after people packed into sunny public parks.
Warning over daily coronavirus death figures
04/04/2020 | news | health | 1,717
Spikes or dips may in part reflect bottlenecks in the reporting system, rather than real changes in the trend.
Premier League clubs to consult players on 30% wage cut as resumption delayed
03/04/2020 | sport | football | 2,831
Premier League clubs will ask players to take a 30% wage cut as it is announced the season will not resume from 30 April.
Debenhams is set to appoint administrators
03/04/2020 | news | business | 647
The department store chain says it is 'making contingency plans' amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
'Stay at home' plea as Easter holiday looms
03/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,407
Warm weather is expected but the coronavirus lockdown remains in place, authorities warn.
First coronavirus field hospital opens in London
03/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,001
It comes as the Queen will address the nation on Sunday, as the number of deaths rises to 3,602.
BBC offers biggest education push 'in its history'
03/04/2020 | news | entertainment | 898
Schoolchildren will be offered online videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles on core subjects.
Can the UK do 100,000 coronavirus tests a day?
03/04/2020 | news | health | 3,885
The government has pledged to increase daily testing tenfold by the end of the month.
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.
Virus will transform UK work and travel, says AA
02/04/2020 | news | science | 403
The motoring organisation predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel.
When will we know if the UK lockdown is working?
02/04/2020 | news | health | 2,307
Almost two weeks after Britons were confined to their homes, is the coronavirus curve flattening?
Universal credit claims soar to nearly a million
01/04/2020 | news | politics | 356
Officials say the benefit system is coping despite unprecedented demand due to pandemic.
Government bails out bus firms to keep routes open
01/04/2020 | news | business | 351
A £167m fund will cover the losses of bus companies to keep essential services running for key workers.
A fifth of smaller firms 'will run out of cash'
31/03/2020 | news | business | 1,757
Despite government help, almost 20% of UK firms are unlikely to get the money they need to survive.
Treasury trebles monthly borrowing plans for virus
31/03/2020 | news | business | 201
Government plans to raise cash from markets in April have been trebled in order to support the economy.
UK mortgage market goes into partial lockdown
31/03/2020 | news | business | 1,047
Lenders are cutting back on loans, unless borrowers have a huge deposit or plenty of equity.
British Airways suspends all Gatwick flights
31/03/2020 | news | business | 855
The airline says it is facing a challenging environment in "unprecedented circumstances".
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.
Delay Brexit deadline amid coronavirus, say MEPs
30/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,494
The UK is due to stop following EU rules by the end of 2020 but a group of MEPs say the date should be pushed back.
UK coronavirus measures 'making a difference'
30/03/2020 | news | health | 274
People are heeding the advice to stay home to keep pressure off the NHS - and it's working, says adviser.
Carluccio's collapses with 2,000 jobs under threat
30/03/2020 | news | business | 1,290
The future of some 2,000 of the restaurant's employees hang in the balance.
F1 team helps to create coronavirus breathing aid
29/03/2020 | news | health | 1,123
Thousands of the devices, which deliver oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator, could be made.
Government cracks down on coronavirus fake news
29/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,889
A rapid response unit is working with social media firms to take down misleading or harmful content.
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.
Things to get worse before getting better, PM says
28/03/2020 | news | politics | 5,154
Measures to target coronavirus may get tougher, Boris Johnson says in letter sent to every UK home.
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.
Minister defends wait for self-employed bailout
27/03/2020 | news | business | 1,000
Some people who fall outside the terms of the rescue grants say their hopes have been dashed.
'Emotional' tribute paid to NHS and care workers
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,059
The UK thanks frontline coronavirus staff as firefighters agree to drive ambulances to help the NHS.
Medics protective gear guidance 'to be updated'
26/03/2020 | news | health | 665
New rules on when health staff should wear masks and gloves are expected amid the Covid-19 crisis.
'Mix-up' over EU ventilator scheme
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 4,482
Labour demands an "urgent explanation" from ministers over why they did not join EU equipment plan.
Tesco restricts online orders to 80 items each
26/03/2020 | news | business | 1,398
It is the latest in a series of measures to safeguard people and supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.
Virus crisis 'has paused Whitehall backbiting'
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 908
But a union boss questions whether ministers will value civil servants more "over the long term".
PM urged to face MPs during parliamentary break
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 693
Parliament has closed down for a month, meaning Boris Johnson will not be scrutinised by MPs.
Construction firms divided as shutdown calls grow
25/03/2020 | news | business | 1,372
Confusion deepens as some firms decide to stay open, citing government guidelines for essential work.
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.
'Avoid using microwave to get faster internet'
24/03/2020 | news | business | 550
With millions of people working from home, media watchdog Ofcom issues tips to boost internet speed.
Bank branches close as virus affects access
24/03/2020 | news | business | 173
Customers should only call phone lines for the most urgent need, to allow vulnerable people to get through.
Why is it taking so long to help the self-employed?
24/03/2020 | news | business | 617
Getting financial aid to the self-employed will be complicated, but there are some ideas on how to do it.
UK construction workers fear for their safety
24/03/2020 | news | business | 2,142
Pressure is growing on government to act to protect construction workers against the coronavirus risk.
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.
Hancock admits ‘challenges’ over NHS equipment
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,092
It comes after some NHS staff complained of shortages and said they were being treated as "cannon fodder".
Will government rescue package be enough for firms?
23/03/2020 | news | business | 284
Firms will learn how to access urgent financial support on Monday, but there are likely to be caveats.
Greggs to close all stores to prevent virus spread
22/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,675
Restaurant chains including McDonald's and Nando's close, saying they want to protect staff and customers.
Stay at home to stay safe, 1.5 million advised
21/03/2020 | news | uk | 6,986
They will be advised to stay at home for 12 weeks, as the UK's death total reaches 281.
Call for more help for the self-employed
21/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,859
A former Conservative cabinet minister joins trade unions in pushing for more financial protection.
Supermarkets go on hiring spree amid virus crisis
20/03/2020 | news | business | 2,713
Supermarket chains to take on thousands of staff, but Topshop owner Arcadia closes all its stores.
Jaguar Land Rover halts production over virus fear
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 149
The firm said it was responding to "rapidly-changing circumstances" amid the spread of coronavirus.
Chancellor prepares wage package rescue plan
19/03/2020 | news | business | 2,203
Rishi Sunak is expected to launch a fresh package of measures to try to protect millions of UK jobs.
PM: We can 'turn the tide' on coronavirus crisis
19/03/2020 | news | uk | 429
Boris Johnson says he believes the UK can "send it packing" if people follow government advice.
UK interest rates cut to lowest level in history
19/03/2020 | news | business | 3,271
The Bank of England takes more emergency action to support the British economy.
Train cancellations due to coronavirus
19/03/2020 | news | uk | 114
A decrease in travel and an increase in staff absence has affected several routes.
Energy bill help for vulnerable amid outbreak
19/03/2020 | news | business | 270
Prepayment meter customers may get credit through the post or funds automatically added to their meter.
'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.
Asian nations face second wave of virus cases
19/03/2020 | news | world | 671
There is growing concern that people returning home as borders close could bring the virus with them.
Dozens of Tube stations to shut over coronavirus
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 704
The night Tube will be stopped from this weekend as part of new contingency plans across London.
'There isn't time. Firms are closing now'
18/03/2020 | news | business | 400
Firms are confused about how to access the government support promised to combat the impact of coronavirus.
MPs stay away from House of Commons chamber
18/03/2020 | news | politics | 272
Tories and Labour ordered that only those asking the PM questions attend, amid coronavirus fears.
Online shopping website Ocado suspends service
18/03/2020 | news | business | 3,098
Online shopping website Ocado has suspended its service as supermarkets crack down on stockpiling.
Pound plunges to its lowest level in over 30 years
18/03/2020 | news | business | 2,540
The pound falls to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, trading at $1.15.
Renters to be protected from eviction, PM says
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 433
The government had been urged to do more for families, workers and tenants affected by coronavirus.
Sweeping emergency virus powers announced
17/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,372
Airports could be ordered to close and people detained on public health grounds under government plans.
No insurance cover for most virus-hit businesses
17/03/2020 | news | business | 213
Most would not have been entitled to compensation, even if the government had ordered them to close.
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.
Coronavirus: Stocks bounce as volatility continues
17/03/2020 | news | business | 852
Markets rise as policymakers launch fresh stimulus measures to tackle the impact of the virus.
Legislation to pass without vote amid coronavirus
16/03/2020 | news | politics | 417
Emergency laws to tackle the outbreak and the Budget will get "nodded through" the Commons.
US stocks see worst fall since 1987 on virus fears
16/03/2020 | news | business | 4,540
Wall Street's Dow Jones slides 12.9% as Donald Trump says economy "may be" heading for recession.
Coronavirus: Premier League and EFL suspended in England - Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland halt
13/03/2020 | sport | football | 3,581
All elite football in Britain is suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus.
EU drafts post-Brexit trade deal ahead of talks
13/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,344
The legal text has been sent to the 27 member states, but the UK is expected to reject most of it.
Virus 'could cost millions of tourism jobs'
12/03/2020 | news | business | 191
The World Travel and Tourism Council says that up to 50 million jobs are at risk.
Budget virus plan 'substantial' but 'limited'
12/03/2020 | news | business | 191
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says Chancellor Rishi Sunak should "come back with more if necessary".
'No apology' for borrowing, says chancellor
12/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,896
Rishi Sunak says low interest rates make the £30bn Budget package "the right economic thing to do".
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.
Markets start to bounce back after steep losses
10/03/2020 | news | business | 763
US markets rallied 4.9% but investors in Europe remained nervous following Monday's dramatic falls.
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.
Supermarkets doubt minister's food supply claim
06/03/2020 | news | business | 1,863
One executive says the health secretary has "made up" claims of "working with the supermarkets".
Brexit preparations cost UK more than £4bn
05/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,074
In October last year, 22,000 civil servants were working on Brexit, the public spending watchdog said.
Government delays Budget infrastructure plan
05/03/2020 | news | business | 307
The chancellor will refocus the National Infrastructure Strategy in line with "net zero" climate ambitions.
Retailers warned not to 'exploit' coronavirus fears
05/03/2020 | news | business | 373
The competition watchdog is monitoring price rises amid reported shortages of hand gels and face masks.
BBC 'must reflect nation' says culture secretary
05/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 3,252
Oliver Dowden says the corporation needs to do more to reflect the UK's "genuine diversity".
Flybe's collapse could be 'first of many' airlines
05/03/2020 | news | business | 496
The airline industry is under huge financial pressure as passenger numbers drop during the coronavirus.
Is the NHS ready for the surge in coronavirus cases?
04/03/2020 | news | health | 405
With a peak just weeks away, the health service has been busy making preparations. Will it be able to cope?
Coronavirus pushes Flybe to brink of collapse
04/03/2020 | news | business | 432
A £100m government loan to help stabilise the business is now unlikely to happen, the BBC understands.
UK fishermen 'to face trading friction with EU'
04/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,185
Environment Secretary George Eustice says firms will "probably" need to fill in export certificates.
Face mask ads banned for 'misleading' virus claims
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 400
Adverts by two firms made false claims about preventing the spread of coronavirus, watchdog rules.
Government clarifies virus insurance stance
03/03/2020 | news | business | 639
The government says it will declare coronavirus a "notifiable disease" after pressure from businesses.
US makes emergency rate cut as coronavirus spreads
03/03/2020 | news | business | 422
America's central bank makes the biggest interest rate cut since the financial crisis.
Deal agreed to take over British Steel
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 184
Chinese firm Jingye Group says the £50m takeover of the business will be completed next week.
Fifth of workers 'could be off sick at virus peak'
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 5,061
Non-urgent NHS care may be delayed if the coronavirus outbreak worsens, the government says, as the number of UK cases rises to 51.
Coronavirus could spread 'significantly' - PM
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,680
Boris Johnson says expansion of the virus is "on the cards" in the UK, as the number of cases rises to 39.
UK expects 0.16% economic boost from US trade deal
02/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,154
The UK sets out its strategy for trade talks with US - as separate talks with the EU get under way.
Global growth ‘could halve’ because of coronavirus
02/03/2020 | news | business | 1,678
A "longer lasting and more intensive" outbreak could halve growth in 2020, says the OECD.
Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
27/02/2020 | news | business | 3,589
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
UK prepared to ditch EU trade talks in June
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 8,249
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy.
Javid: I resigned to uphold 'sensible' government
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,965
The ex-chancellor tells MPs No 10's plan to remove his advisers was not in the "national interest".
Chancellor must raise taxes in first Budget - IFS
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,980
A think tank says Rishi Sunak risks breaking Treasury rules on borrowing if he is to boost public spending.
PM launches review to 'overhaul' foreign policy
25/02/2020 | news | politics | 495
Policy experts will offer "constructive challenge to traditional Whitehall assumptions", says No 10.
Sickest NHS patients 'face hours on trolleys'
25/02/2020 | news | health | 542
BBC analysis shows a surge in hospital delays as experts warn 'little in tank' to cope with coronavirus.
Tesco bakeries overhaul puts 1,800 jobs at risk
25/02/2020 | news | business | 599
The supermarket chain says it will need fewer members of staff as it makes changes to its larger stores.
New coronavirus advice for Britons back from Italy
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 875
Several schools send pupils and staff home after they return from skiing trips in the country.
EU ministers agree UK trade talks mandate
25/02/2020 | news | politics | 5,419
The EU will follow this blueprint in talks, as UK ministers also agree their stance.
We'll find out about EU talks, TUC boss warns PM
24/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,382
Frances O'Grady says "sister unions" in Europe will make sure she's "plugged in" on workers' rights.
UK government 'well prepared' for coronavirus
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,618
The number of UK cases rose to 13 after cruise ship passengers returned to Britain on Saturday.
Whitehall HR boss sought amid Number 10 'tensions'
24/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,828
The £60,000-a-year role involves overseeing the recruitment and treatment of special advisers.
Voting opens in three-way Labour leadership race
23/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,083
Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey remain in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
Sensational Fury stops Wilder to win world title
23/02/2020 | sport | boxing | 1,522
Tyson Fury wins the WBC world heavyweight title after producing a sensational performance against Deontay Wilder.
Clothes sales fuel retail bounce-back in January
20/02/2020 | news | business | 316
Post-Christmas sales helped retailers see their best growth since March, official figures show.
Airlines warn of coronavirus earnings impact
20/02/2020 | news | business | 86
The alerts by Qantas and Air France-KLM come as concerns grow over the hit to the global economy.
Prime minister 'read and signed off Stormont deal'
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 915
Former NI Secretary Julian Smith dismisses claims the PM was unaware of the Stormont deal details.
Brexit complicates EU budget plans
19/02/2020 | news | business | 2,697
Leaders are meeting this week to discuss budget plans in challenging discussions.
Axminster Carpets collapses into administration
19/02/2020 | news | business | 80
The 265-year-old business had been trying to secure a rescue deal for weeks.
Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,686
The chief negotiator says the UK's "particular proximity" to the bloc rules out a similar agreement.
No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels
18/02/2020 | news | business | 1,698
Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.
Fears for Severn towns amid fresh flood warnings
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,523
Residents in communities on the river are being evacuated as water threatens to top flood defences.
Tory MPs warn No 10 against conflict with BBC
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,349
No 10 is urged not to pick fight with broadcaster amid reports it wants it "massively pruned back".
Further flooding as Storm Dennis damage continues
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,409
Fresh "danger to life" flood warnings are issued as the UK reels from damage caused by Storm Dennis.
France warns UK of bitter post-Brexit trade talks
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,914
The UK and EU will "rip each other apart" as they vie for advantage, France's foreign minister says.
Budget may be delayed, says cabinet minister
16/02/2020 | news | politics | 328
Grant Shapps says the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak, needs "a few days to decide on the date".
Scotland-NI bridge is £20bn 'vanity project'
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 744
Scotland's transport minister criticises Boris Johnson for not consulting Holyrood over the idea.
Hundreds warned over coronavirus after bus event
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 736
Two MPs cancel public engagements after attending a summit where an attendee was diagnosed with the illness.
Focus on delivering, PM tells cabinet
14/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,306
Boris Johnson sets priorities for his top team, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation.
Dentists hit by coronavirus face-mask shortage
13/02/2020 | news | health | 35
Some may have to "down drills" following curbs on how many they can order, the dentists' union says.
Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
Julian Smith sacked as NI secretary
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 367
Mr Smith says that serving the people of Northern Ireland was "the greatest privilege".
Cost of repairing Big Ben's tower rises by £18.6m
12/02/2020 | news | politics | 238
A survey of London's famous 177-year-old landmark revealed bomb damage, pollution and asbestos.
Plug pulled on 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications
12/02/2020 | news | education | 337
Many courses with few or no students will be scrapped as ministers prepare for T-levels in England.
Big names sacked in cabinet clear-out
12/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,039
Geoffrey Cox, Andrea Leadsom and Julian Smith are out as Boris Johnson begins cabinet reshuffle.
Petrol and diesel car ban 'could start in 12 years'
12/02/2020 | news | business | 3,335
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the BBC a sales ban could be brought forward again.
UK's 2021 census 'could be the last'
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 845
The UK's national statistician hopes other data sources could replace the 200-year-old questionnaire.
Challenger bank N26 to shut all UK accounts
11/02/2020 | news | business | 804
Customers are being told to transfer money out of the app-based bank by 15 April.
Flood defences get 1% of infrastructure spending
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 188
Nearly £5bn is due to be spent on flood defences in England up until 2026, government figures show.
HS2 go-ahead 'controversial and difficult'
11/02/2020 | news | business | 2,848
The prime minister says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
EU Commission boss seeks 'unique' UK trade deal
11/02/2020 | news | world | 602
Ursula von der Leyen says the EU has big ambitions but any deal must have a "level playing field".
Government considers ownership stake in Flybe
10/02/2020 | news | business | 88
Officials are in discussions with Europe to ensure a deal would not breach state aid rules.
PM pledges £5bn for bus and cycling services
10/02/2020 | news | politics | 663
Labour says the plan "doesn't make up for deep cuts" to services since 2010.
Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems'
10/02/2020 | news | business | 3,198
Warning comes after Michael Gove tells firms to prepare for post-Brexit border checks from January.
Government to give High Speed 2 the go-ahead
10/02/2020 | news | business | 1,091
The rising cost of the project and accusations of mismanagement have provoked anger from critics.
Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge idea investigated
10/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,227
Number 10 says "a range of government officials" are looking at the idea of a linking bridge.
How much? Six reasons why HS2 is so expensive
07/02/2020 | news | business | 908
The controversial high-speed rail project could potentially cost as much as £106bn.
Cycling lessons for all children plan
07/02/2020 | news | politics | 333
The government is promising to make cycling proficiency lessons available to every child in England.
Crimes unreported as public lose faith in police
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 948
A new report reveals that a suspect is charged in under 8% of recorded crimes in England and Wales.
Johnson rebuked over universal credit jobs claim
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 411
The UK Statistics Authority says a 200,000 jobs boost claimed by the PM was only a prediction.
Veterans guaranteed job interviews
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 845
The move follows the unveiling of a new railcard that will offer veterans discounted train travel.
Raab in Australia on Brexit trade mission
06/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,027
The foreign secretary says the UK will be a "force for good in the world" as he begins his Asia-Pacific trip.
Chancellor’s economic growth goal ‘unrealistic’
06/02/2020 | news | business | 963
There is a one-in-five chance of Sajid Javid hitting growth of about 2.8%, say economists at Niesr.
Tech firms 'need tougher ad-targeting rules'
05/02/2020 | news | technology | 80
Online political ads should be more tightly regulated, a data ethics body says.
Ministers back bill to cut school uniform costs
05/02/2020 | news | politics | 91
The new law, drafted by a Labour MP, would strengthen advice to schools to keep costs down.
TV licence fee consultation opens
04/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,296
The culture secretary says the fee needs to remain "relevant" in a "changing media landscape".
Minister defends press dealings amid briefing row
04/02/2020 | news | politics | 959
Labour questions whether rules were broken when journalists were turned away from a No 10 meeting.
Ban on petrol and diesel car sales brought forward
03/02/2020 | news | science | 3,031
Boris Johnson unveils the plan as he launches a "year of climate action" alongside Sir David Attenborough.
Aviation 'not the enemy' in climate battle
03/02/2020 | news | business | 323
The Heathrow Airport boss says flying needs to be made more environmentally friendly rather than stopped.
Pound falls on fears of 'bare bones' EU trade deal
03/02/2020 | news | business | 586
Sterling drops as Boris Johnson and Europe set out tough negotiating stances on post-Brexit trade.
Nearly one million miss tax return deadline
03/02/2020 | news | business | 647
Anyone with a genuine excuse for missing Friday night's cut-off can talk to HMRC to avoid fines.
PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
Ports plan for Brexit Irish Sea checks
02/02/2020 | news | business | 234
Stena Line said that its assumption is that new checks will be carried out in British ports.
HS2 should proceed, says government review
30/01/2020 | news | business | 255
The review, seen by the BBC, advises against cancelling the high speed rail scheme.
UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
PG Tips could be sold as cuppa goes out of fashion
30/01/2020 | news | business | 1,484
Consumer goods giant Unilever says traditional tea sales are slowing as consumers change their habits.
UK rates held as economy shows signs of picking up
30/01/2020 | news | business | 824
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says there are very early signals of economic improvement.
Wonga compensation 'an insult' to borrowers
29/01/2020 | news | business | 886
Claimants against the payday lender have been told they will receive little in compensation.
Javid backs HS2 ahead of crunch meeting
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,688
The chancellor is expected to tell Boris Johnson he supports the London to Birmingham rail link.
Tumble in UK car output 'a grave concern'
29/01/2020 | news | business | 435
A 14% fall in output last year underlines the urgency of an EU trade deal, says the industry's trade body.
Scientists race to develop a coronavirus vaccine
29/01/2020 | news | health | 403
US researchers are already working on a vaccine against the new virus that has emerged in China.
Rail firm Northern to be nationalised
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 2,085
The government is to take control of the troubled train operator after two years of passenger chaos.
Most children sleep with mobile phone beside bed
29/01/2020 | news | education | 405
The devices are "dominating" the lives of young people, says research.
European Parliament approves Brexit agreement
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,990
MEPs overwhelmingly back the terms of the UK's exit after an emotional debate in Brussels.
Laws for sustainable fishing planned post-Brexit
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 453
The government says the Fisheries Bill gives the UK power to operate as an independent coastal state.
Britons in China call for more UK coronavirus help
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 878
UK citizens criticise the government response as No 10 says it is finalising plans for their return.
Banks asked to explain 40% overdraft rates
28/01/2020 | news | business | 1,342
The City watchdog says most banks have set "very similar prices" under the new rules.
Sainsbury's pledges £1bn to cut emissions to zero
27/01/2020 | news | business | 108
The retailer says it can hit "net zero" by 2040 with action on food waste, packaging and water use.
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.
Big Ben bongs fundraising appeal closes
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,487
Money was donated to get the bell ringing on Brexit day, but it will now go to a veterans' charity.
Watchdog questions 'Get ready for Brexit' campaign
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,237
The £46m publicity blitz did not leave people "significantly better prepared", says the NAO.
Wales to bring in smacking ban after assembly vote
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,008
Wales becomes the second part of the UK to ban parents from smacking their children.
Five big decisions looming for Boris Johnson
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 840
The coming few weeks demand some big decisions from the PM and his cabinet. Find out more.
BBC red button protest ahead of switch-off
27/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 876
A petition organised by a charity for blind people asks for the BBC to roll back their decision.
Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,272
The Irish PM says it will be "difficult" to reach a deal this year, but Boris Johnson is bullish.
Starmer: We need to end Westminster 'monopoly'
26/01/2020 | news | politics | 388
The Labour leadership candidate argues against the status quo and for more power in the regions.
Stick to two drinks, Wetherspoons tells parents
24/01/2020 | news | business | 1,531
The pub chain says it wants to deter "unruly behaviour" in pubs by children left unsupervised.
Unions warn 500 jobs could go at British Steel
24/01/2020 | news | business | 102
About 10% of the workforce could be axed if the firm is bought by China's Jingye, three unions say.
UK companies see post-election boost
24/01/2020 | news | business | 269
UK manufacturing and services saw their best month for more than a year in January, a survey suggests.
Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
24/01/2020 | news | world | 3,608
The deal formally ending UK membership is signed by EU leaders in Brussels.
HS2 risks misjudged from the start, says watchdog
23/01/2020 | news | business | 539
No-one took full account of how complex the project was going to be, says the spending watchdog.
Morrisons axes 3,000 managers in shake-up
23/01/2020 | news | business | 858
But the supermarket says it will create 7,000 hourly-paid roles as part of a major restructuring.
'Increased likelihood' of China virus reaching UK
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 882
Fourteen people have now been tested for the virus in the UK, including nine awaiting results.
Number of suspects charged with crime hits new low
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 587
Only 7.3% of offences lead to a suspect being charged, figures show, as knife crime continues to rise.
UK has 'crossed Brexit finish line', says Johnson
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,125
The prime minister urges the UK to "move forwards as one" as legislation securing the EU exit passes.
Brexit bill clears final parliamentary hurdle
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,366
The legislation, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal, now awaits royal assent.
Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth' says report
22/01/2020 | news | science | 1,226
Taxes may be needed to curb eating meat and dairy in the effort to combat climate change.
'Failing' rail firm faces public ownership
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 294
The government reveals South Western Railway's franchise is "not sustainable in the long term".
Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs
22/01/2020 | news | business | 2,020
The US has warned it could start taxing UK car exports if UK's tech tax goes ahead.
UK told to 'hold fire' on April tech tax
21/01/2020 | news | business | 783
The OECD has said the UK should wait for a global agreement on taxing technology firms.
Young people's career aspirations 'disconnected'
21/01/2020 | news | education | 456
Five times as many want to work in art, entertainment and sport as there are jobs, a study suggests.
Network Rail probe over 'poor performance'
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 402
The rail regulator says Network Rail's performance was not good enough in the north and central England.
Dixons gets its sales figures the wrong way round
21/01/2020 | news | business | 645
Currys PC World owner reissues its Christmas trading statement to say sales went down, not up.
Facebook creates 1,000 new UK jobs
20/01/2020 | news | business | 162
The firm says the new roles will include adding to its team tackling harmful online content.
Government loses first votes since election
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,526
Ministers are defeated three times over Brexit legislation - on citizens' rights and court rulings.
Devolution politicians reject PM's Brexit bill
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,339
Welsh politicians refuse consent to Brexit bill after politicians in Scotland and NI did the same.
New UK housing 'dominated by roads'
20/01/2020 | news | science | 1,437
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.
Immigration system to 'put people before passports'
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,419
Boris Johnson says post-Brexit immigration to the UK will become "fairer and more equal".
HS2: Give me the facts, says Shapps
20/01/2020 | news | business | 2,011
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps faces a "massive decision" as a leaked report suggests the rail link could cost £106bn.
Ministers 'looking into' relocating House of Lords
19/01/2020 | news | politics | 408
Moving the upper chamber could "reconnect" politics with voters, the Tory party chairman says.
Retail sales fall sharply in December
17/01/2020 | news | business | 879
A fifth straight month without growth adds to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates.
No automatic deportation for EU citizens, says No 10
17/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,824
So far more than 2.7 million EU citizens have applied for settled status after Brexit in the UK.
Flybe confirms it will get a tax and duty holiday
17/01/2020 | news | business | 231
But the struggling airline says the debt with tax authorities is far lower than reported.
Tears and relief as the UK's MEPs bid goodbye
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,369
It's been a "grim" last week for some but others are "delighted" to be leaving the European Parliament.
Don't just blame 2019 campaign - Starmer
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 303
The leadership hopeful tells the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg he can restore trust in Labour as a "force for good".
'Grade inflation' in top degree grades stopping
16/01/2020 | news | education | 330
The sharp rise in first class degrees from universities has stalled after pressure from ministers.
EU reveals clues ahead of post-Brexit talks with UK
16/01/2020 | news | world | 3,056
Presentation slides published online give an insight into how the future relationship might pan out.
Fundraising appeal launched for Big Ben Brexit chimes
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,369
A crowdfunding project aims to raise £500,000 by the weekend to pay for the bell to ring on 31 January.
Estate agents report 'uplift' in housing market
15/01/2020 | news | business | 138
Expectations of future sales have "risen sharply" according to property professionals.
Health secretary hints at end to A&E target
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 677
Matt Hancock tells BBC Radio 5 Live the government should be judged on "the right target".
Brexit day gathering in London gets go-ahead
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,126
Nigel Farage says the Parliament Square party on 31 January will mark a "big moment" in UK history.
Interest rate cut chances rise as inflation falls
15/01/2020 | news | business | 929
Speculation grows that UK interest rates will be cut after inflation slows in December.
Next phase of Labour leadership contest under way
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 423
Lisa Nandy wins the NUM's backing as the candidates seek endorsements from unions and local parties.
Backlash against Flybe's government rescue grows
15/01/2020 | news | business | 2,763
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.
HS2 'threatens' natural habitats, report warns
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 226
Wildlife group says rare species could be wiped out by rail link and calls for a "greener" approach.
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Middlesbrough, FA Cup third-round replay
14/01/2020 | sport | football | 328
Tottenham gain a hard-fought victory over Championship side Middlesbrough in their FA Cup third-round replay.
PM: Public can fund Big Ben bongs for Brexit day
14/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,727
Boris Johnson said it would cost £500,000 for the famous bell to chime, but crowdfunding is an option.
Santander latest bank to set 40% overdraft rate
14/01/2020 | news | business | 897
The move comes as the bank cuts the interest rate it pays on its flagship current account.
Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
Australia fires: Dalila Jakupovic 'scared I would collapse' because of 'unhealthy' air quality
14/01/2020 | sport | tennis | 383
Dalila Jakupovic says she was "really scared" as she retired from her Australian Open qualifying match because of poor air quality in Melbourne.
Gambling on credit cards to be banned
14/01/2020 | news | business | 646
The ban, which starts on 14 April, comes after reviews of the industry by the commission and the government.
Government considers new funding for Flybe
13/01/2020 | news | business | 424
The prime minister says there is "no doubt" about the importance of regional airline Flybe.
Company rewards non-smokers with extra holiday
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 526
Recruitment agency boss Don Bryden says "a healthier workplace is a happier workplace".
Pensions row 'making bad situation worse in NHS'
13/01/2020 | news | health | 405
Doctors are still refusing overtime despite NHS bosses promising to cover tax bills, hospitals say.
Beales boss: 'Councils really don't care'
13/01/2020 | news | business | 727
The boss of struggling department store chain Beales says councils are failing to support the High Street.
Stormont financial package 'falls way short'
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,769
Finance Minister Conor Murphy says government must live up to commitments made to Stormont parties.
MPs give final backing to Brexit bill
09/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,570
The Withdrawal Agreement Bill will now pass to the House of Lords for further scrutiny next week.
Sainsbury's blames toy sales for quiet Christmas
08/01/2020 | news | business | 261
The supermarket revealed that like-for-like sales were down 0.7% in the final 15 weeks of the year.
Full UK-EU trade deal 'impossible' by end of 2020
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,737
The EU Commission president says the sides must prioritise areas of agreement to meet talks deadline.
Stormzy visits BBC Breakfast in his slippers
07/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 107
The rapper forgot to change into his trainers before he got in the cab.
Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United: Reiss Nelson goal sends Gunners into fourth round
06/01/2020 | sport | football | 1,148
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta shouted at his players at half-time to inspire an improved performance as they beat Leeds in the FA Cup.
MPs resume scrutiny of PM's Brexit bill
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,120
Legislation implementing Boris Johnson's agreement to leave on 31 January returns to the Commons.
Five crucial decisions facing Boris Johnson
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 732
The fate of HS2, Scotland and social care are some of the issues that could define the PM's tenure.
Funeral costs rise again 'to more than £4,400'
06/01/2020 | news | business | 202
Rising burial fees mean funeral costs went up by more than 9% in a year in some regions, SunLife says.
HS2 costs out of control, says review deputy chair
04/01/2020 | news | business | 426
Lord Berkeley says MPs were "misled" about the line's costs, which he says will be more than £108bn.
House price rise 'over 1% for first time in a year'
03/01/2020 | news | business | 478
Slow price growth should help first-time buyers but saving for a deposit can take years, Nationwide says.
Last decade was UK's 'second hottest in 100 years'
02/01/2020 | news | science | 2,291
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.
Northern could lose rail franchise, says Shapps
02/01/2020 | news | business | 874
The transport secretary says he is "not prepared" to tolerate the firm's "unacceptable" performance.
Commuters hit by 2.7% rail fare rise
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,722
Many passengers are facing an increase of more than £100 for annual season tickets.
MPs voting on Johnson's Brexit bill
19/12/2019 | news | politics | 3,091
The PM says the legislation, enabling Brexit to happen on 31 January, will allow the UK to "move forward".
Brexit bill to rule out extension
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 9,844
The move comes as MPs gather for the first sitting of the new Parliament after the general election.
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.
Leaders in final push for votes ahead of election
10/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
The party leaders focus on key messages in the critical final hours before polls open on Thursday.
UK growth slowest since early 2009
10/12/2019 | news | business | 2,165
The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade as growth flatlines.
Parties focus on key messages as poll day nears
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,986
Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
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".
Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push
09/12/2019 | news | business | 1,203
Exhaust emissions from new cars have been increasing for the past three years, research suggests.
Johnson's Brexit plan 'presents major challenge'
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,844
A leaked government document says customs plans for Northern Ireland may not be ready in time.
Tories target Labour Leave seats in final push
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,650
The prime minister tours Labour seats that voted for Brexit, three days before the election.
PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,130
The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.