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Covid-19: Three households can mix over Christmas in UK
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,254
People can form a "Christmas bubble" and mix in homes and outdoors between 23 and 27 December.
Covid-19: England arrivals to be able to cut quarantine with private test
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,065
People arriving in England can end their self-isolation with a negative test taken after five days.
UK car industry warns of £55bn no-deal Brexit hit
24/11/2020 | news | other | 336
Big losses will be seen in the next five years if the UK fails to strike a deal with the EU, the sector warns.
Northern England facing economic crisis 'worse than 1980s'
24/11/2020 | news | business | 221
Covid has increased regional inequalities, Labour Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham warns.
Deaths in UK 'a fifth higher than normal levels'
24/11/2020 | news | health | 1,711
Nearly 14,000 deaths occurred in the week ending 13 November - with 3,000 linked to Covid.
Rishi Sunak's Spending Review: Four things to look out for
24/11/2020 | news | business | 626
The Spending Review marks the start of the chancellor's economic recovery strategy. Here's what to watch for.
Brexit: Hauliers fear 'mayhem' at Holyhead port
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 481
There are claims Holyhead port will not be ready for the end of the Brexit transition period.
Covid-19: PM sets out 'tougher' post-lockdown tiers for England
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,128
England will return to a regional approach from 2 December but the tiers will be "tougher", the PM says.
Covid-19: Daily coronavirus test plan to cut contacts' 14-day self-isolation
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 617
Contacts of people with the virus will not need to quarantine if they test negative, the government says.
Covid: Boris Johnson to unveil post-English lockdown plans
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,206
Boris Johnson will unveil the latest Covid plans, including lifting a ban on outdoor grassroots sport.
Rishi Sunak says Spending Review will not spell austerity
23/11/2020 | news | business | 1,190
The chancellor says he will uphold pre-Covid funding pledges on police, nurses and schools.
Brexit: Progress made in tough areas, says EU chief
20/11/2020 | news | politics | 4,017
The president of the EU Commission says there has been recent "movement" in important areas.
Coronavirus: Christmas socialising poses 'substantial risks' - scientist
19/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,573
Proposals to ease restrictions over Christmas will be set out next week, a No 10 spokesman said.
Defence funding boost 'extends British influence', says PM
19/11/2020 | news | uk | 5,192
Boris Johnson says "the safety of the British people must come first" as he outlines a new package.
Cineworld eyes UK cinema closures and rescue deal
19/11/2020 | news | business | 513
The cinema chain has appointed restructuring experts to negotiate unlocking more cash from lenders.
Climate change: Can sending fewer emails really save the planet?
19/11/2020 | news | technology | 396
UK officials are reportedly considering asking us to stop sending "thanks" emails - but why?
Brexit: UK 'will be less safe without EU security deal' - police chief
19/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,464
The UK's counter-terrorism head says a deal is "incredibly important" for the country's security.
Covid-19: Family Christmas get-togethers being considered
18/11/2020 | news | uk | 6,554
Rules could be relaxed for a few days, with people urged to travel by car and not hold big gatherings.
Covid vaccine: Pfizer says '94% effective in over-65s'
18/11/2020 | news | health | 2,714
The jab works equally well in people of all ages and ethnicities, further data suggests.
Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan
18/11/2020 | news | science | 6,946
The PM confirms he is bringing the ban forward as he sets out his "green industrial revolution".
Brexit: NI businesses 'not ready for Irish Sea border'
18/11/2020 | news | uk | 731
Meanwhile, Naomi Long warns of potential crime "bonanza" on Irish border if there is no Brexit deal.
Nissan warns on its UK future without a Brexit deal
18/11/2020 | news | business | 1,049
The carmaker, which runs Britain's biggest car plant, said the factory 'will not be sustainable'.
Coronavirus: Doctors spell out how to exit England's lockdown
18/11/2020 | news | health | 767
The British Medical Association fears a surge in infections will cripple the NHS if unlocking goes wrong.
Coronavirus: Ministers want 'greater consistency' in tier system
17/11/2020 | news | uk | 706
England's Covid alert levels are being reviewed ahead of plans to bring them back, one minister says.
Covid: 'A fifth' of hospitality sector jobs lost in 2020
17/11/2020 | news | business | 133
The head of the industry's trade group tells MPs 660,000 jobs were lost before the latest lockdown.
Boris Johnson 'called Scottish devolution disaster'
17/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,979
No 10 does not deny reports the PM made the comment in a meeting with Tory MPs.
Travel rules changed for Christmas turkey farm workers
17/11/2020 | news | business | 1,120
Seasonal workers are now able to work during quarantine to ensure demand for Christmas is met.
EasyJet slumps to first annual loss amid pandemic
17/11/2020 | news | business | 369
The airline reports an annual loss for the first time in its 25-year history as demand collapses.
FTSE 100 and Dow Jones jump on second Covid vaccine hopes
16/11/2020 | news | business | 266
The Dow hits a new record on hopes of a second coronavirus vaccine breakthrough from US drugs firm Moderna.
Covid-19: Boris Johnson and six Tory MPs self-isolating after No 10 meeting
16/11/2020 | news | uk | 5,202
Boris Johnson, six Tory MPs and two aides have been told to self-isolate after a breakfast meeting in No 10.
Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection
16/11/2020 | news | health | 3,057
The results add to growing confidence that vaccination can end the pandemic.
Brexit: PM confident UK 'will prosper' without EU trade deal
16/11/2020 | news | politics | 7,165
Boris Johnson's comments come ahead of another week of negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal.
Clintons boss: Supermarkets selling greeting cards 'grossly unfair'
16/11/2020 | news | business | 1,430
Supermarkets should not be able to sell non-essential goods in lockdown, says boss of Clintons cards.
Covid-19: Normal life back next winter, says vaccine creator
15/11/2020 | news | health | 1,546
Prof Ugur Sahin also raises hopes the vaccine, developed with Pfizer. could halve Covid transmission.
Brexit: Trade deal sticking points 'can be resolved', says UK minister
15/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,397
The UK's environment secretary says "agreement exists" with the EU, but time is "very, very short".
EU-UK talks: 'Make or break' moment approaching, say both sides
14/11/2020 | news | politics | 6,422
The two sides say big gaps remain between them as the "moment of truth" is nearing for an agreement.
Tata: Concern over future of Port Talbot steelworks
13/11/2020 | news | uk | 804
Urgent talks are being sought to see how a funding plan will affect Port Talbot's workforce.
R number for UK has fallen to between 1 and 1.2
13/11/2020 | news | health | 2,121
ONS data also says the number of people infected with coronavirus is slowing down.
Stonehenge A303 tunnel plan approved by transport secretary
12/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,834
The £1.7bn project will see a two-mile tunnel built near the ancient monument in Wiltshire.
Brexit: EU's 'penny is dropping' on UK sovereignty, says Gove
12/11/2020 | news | politics | 4,331
Brussels is starting to accept UKs independent status as trade talks deadline looms, says minister.
Xbox and Call of Duty cause record broadband data use in UK
12/11/2020 | news | technology | 240
BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are among broadband providers that saw record demand on Tuesday.
Covid: Car use down as second lockdown takes effect
12/11/2020 | news | politics | 119
But the roads are much busier than during the first lockdown, new government figures show.
UK out of recession but growth slows in September
12/11/2020 | news | business | 1,869
The economy grows by a record 15.5% in July to September, but is still smaller than before the pandemic.
Brexit: UK has to 'knuckle down' and get a trade deal with EU - Irish PM
12/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,168
Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin warns that failing to reach an agreement would be "very damaging".
Capital gains tax: Rate should double, says government review
12/11/2020 | news | business | 2,141
The chancellor commissioned the report in July as part of efforts to cover Covid-19 costs.
Are big retailers exploiting lockdown loopholes?
12/11/2020 | news | business | 748
Some chains are capitalising on rules that allow them to sell non-essential goods alongside food.
Post-Brexit trade talks to continue next week
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,393
The UK government does not expect to reach a deal with the EU in this week's talks.
£3.6bn struggling English towns fund 'not impartial', say MPs
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 531
The way towns in England were selected for a cash boost was "not impartial", a spending watchdog says.
Covid vaccine: No guarantees on Pfizer roll-out but NHS ready - Hancock
10/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,280
The health secretary also announces that, from Tuesday, NHS staff will be tested twice a week.
Covid: Mass testing for 67 local areas in England
10/11/2020 | news | uk | 642
Areas including Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and parts of the West Midlands will receive new rapid tests.
Brexit: Government's bill suffers heavy House of Lords defeat
10/11/2020 | news | politics | 3,269
Peers vote overwhelmingly to remove a section that would allow ministers to break international law.
Covid: Hope for quarantine-free air travel - minister
09/11/2020 | news | uk | 827
A new testing regime could also reduce the 14-day self-isolation period, the transport secretary says.
Brexit: EU and UK negotiators resume trade talks in London
09/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,732
Negotiators are meeting again after Boris Johnson insists a post-Brexit deal is "there to be done".
Covid vaccine: First 'milestone' vaccine offers 90% protection
09/11/2020 | news | health | 5,815
The vaccine is a "significant step" forward for getting life back to normal, but challenges remain.
Brexit: 'Significant differences remain' over trade deal
07/11/2020 | news | politics | 10,796
The PM and EU Commission president agree to "work hard" to reach a deal when talks resume on Monday.
Covid: Johnson says Covid statistics 'irrefutable' amid new row
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,460
The PM insists the "upward curve" in deaths is "unmistakeable" after government charts had to be revised.
Retailers criticise lockdown rules on essential items
06/11/2020 | news | business | 217
A leading retail lobby group says government guidance over what products are essential is arbitrary.
UK coronavirus infections may be 'stabilising'
06/11/2020 | news | health | 1,434
Although the number of new cases continues to rise, the growth rate is slowing, latest data show.
Covid-19: Will the pandemic shift the power balance in England for good?
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 308
The pandemic has boosted the profile of local leaders - but will it lead to something bigger?
NHS England's IT plan expensive and risky, say MPs
06/11/2020 | news | technology | 264
The Public Accounts Committee says massive sums of public money could be wasted.
Brexit: Watchdog warns of 'significant' border disruption
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,653
The National Audit Office says traders are unlikely to be ready for changes due from next January.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson stresses 'stay at home' message for England
05/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,706
Boris Johnson says four weeks of the new measures will be enough to make "a real impact".
Covid: Regulator criticises data used to justify lockdown
05/11/2020 | news | health | 2,381
Government used out-of-date model predicting 4,000 deaths a day in TV briefing.
Covid-19: Warning over tough fines as new lockdown begins
05/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,178
People who seriously flout the new rules in England will face fines, the justice secretary says.
Bank of England boss pledges to do 'everything we can'
05/11/2020 | news | business | 1,813
Policymakers vote to pump an extra £150bn into the economy as a second lockdown in England begins.
Covid-19: Northern Tory MPs demand England lockdown exit plan
05/11/2020 | news | politics | 222
The PM is urged not to leave large parts of England "locked into" restrictions after 2 December.
Covid: MPs vote to back four-week England lockdown
05/11/2020 | news | politics | 3,387
Boris Johnson sees off a rebellion by 34 Tory MPs over restrictions which came into force at midnight.
Coronavirus: Extremely vulnerable advised not to go to work from Thursday
04/11/2020 | news | health | 647
The advice for people at higher risk from Covid-19 is to stay at home as much as possible for a month.
Covid: MPs to vote on England's four-week lockdown
04/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,359
It comes as the head of NHS England says nearly 11,000 patients with Covid are now in hospital.
Mass exodus of students is expected as lockdown starts
04/11/2020 | news | education | 894
The NUS warns students are preparing for a mass exodus before England's lockdown starts on Thursday.
Covid-19 self-isolation fines 'tend not to work'
04/11/2020 | news | uk | 143
Fines should be "an absolute last resort," a Welsh Government advisor says.
Covid: Destructive rules only current option, says Chris Whitty
03/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,060
England's chief medical officer defends lockdowns as a further 397 coronavirus deaths are recorded.
Rishi Sunak 'must come up with six-month economy plan'
03/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,893
Labour accuses the chancellor of "panicked" decision-making after he extended furlough.
Covid-19: Liverpool to pilot city-wide coronavirus testing
03/11/2020 | news | health | 1,875
It will use rapid results tests that could be offered to "millions" by Christmas, the PM says.
Covid: Deaths 10% higher than normal as virus deaths rise
03/11/2020 | news | health | 1,421
There were nearly 12,300 deaths in latest week - 1,100 linked to Covid.
Third of staff 'fear catching Covid at work'
03/11/2020 | news | business | 440
The poorest paid are particularly worried - but are also the least likely to speak up, research finds.
Coronavirus lockdown: PM warns UK faces 'medical disaster' without action
02/11/2020 | news | uk | 5,160
Boris Johnson says lockdown rules will expire on 2 December - with MPs to vote on what happens next.
Nigel Farage: Brexit Party to focus on fighting lockdown
02/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,227
The party leader applies to change its name to Reform UK, calling the PM's Covid response "woeful".
Mortgage holidays extended for up to six months
01/11/2020 | news | business | 1,399
The scheme to help borrowers facing financial difficulty had been due to end on 31 October.
Covid-19: Ministers striving to avoid blanket rules - Raab
30/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,563
It comes amid calls from some scientists to introduce a strict national lockdown in England.
House prices climb to record high, says Nationwide
30/10/2020 | news | business | 319
House prices rise at their fastest rate for five years as buyers race to avoid paying stamp duty.
Covid: Are we heading back into a full lockdown?
30/10/2020 | news | health | 893
Infection rates are rising and European countries are going into lockdown. Could the UK be next?
Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day - study
29/10/2020 | news | health | 3,475
England is at a "critical stage" with infections doubling every nine days, a major analysis estimates.
Covid-19: 'Too early to say' what Christmas rules will be says minister
28/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,312
Environment Secretary George Eustice says people "may not be able to get together in larger groups".
Heathrow overtaken as Europe's busiest airport amid pandemic
28/10/2020 | news | business | 409
Paris Charles de Gaulle is now busier as passenger numbers at Heathrow dive 84% because of Covid.
Brexit border software developers warn of delays
27/10/2020 | news | technology | 648
Software designed to solve post-Brexit border friction is unlikely to be ready in time, they say.
Covid: Don't let north get 'left behind' Tory MPs warn PM
27/10/2020 | news | uk | 3,025
More than 50 Tory MPs call for a "clear road map" out of lockdown restrictions for northern England.
Covid Christmas: Rapid tests could get students home
27/10/2020 | news | education | 646
Covid testing pilot projects are launched in universities - as plans begin to get students home at Christmas.
Boots to offer 12-minute turnaround on Covid nasal swab test
26/10/2020 | news | health | 1,297
The £120 nasal swab test will be available to people not showing any symptoms.
Post-Brexit trade talks extended
25/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,518
The EU's Michel Barnier will stay in London, rather than returning to Brussels later.
Coronavirus infections continue to rise across UK
23/10/2020 | news | health | 2,629
The highest levels continue to be in the north of England, says the Office for National Statistics.
Brexit: Trade talks continue as negotiators meet in London
23/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,938
The EU's Michel Barnier has warned "every day counts" ahead of December's deadline to reach a deal.
Britain and Japan sign post-Brexit trade deal
23/10/2020 | news | business | 2,557
The countries formally sign a deal described by the UK's international trade secretary as "ground-breaking".
Covid: Starmer attacks 'miserly' Johnson in Covid cash row
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,065
The Labour leader accuses the PM of "grubby" deals with struggling regions after Manchester stand-off.
'We didn't have exact measures' in place for Covid says ex-civil service head
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,091
Lord Sedwill, former civil service head, talks to the BBC about coronavirus, Dominic Cummings and Donald Trump.
Brexit: Standoff continues in trade talks after negotiators' call
20/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,028
Both sides are calling on one another to compromise over a deal, as a December deadline looms.
UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials
20/10/2020 | news | health | 1,511
Volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the virus in trials due to start in January.
Covid-19: First UK airport coronavirus testing begins
20/10/2020 | news | business | 553
The aim is to help people travelling to destinations where a negative result is required on arrival.
Bank boss: UK facing 'unprecedented economic uncertainty'
19/10/2020 | news | business | 1,415
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey warns there is significant risk of lower economic growth.
Covid-19: Firms warn of 'catastrophic' impact of new coronavirus rules
18/10/2020 | news | business | 265
More financial support is needed to avoid mass redundancies and closures, businesses say.
Brexit: Trade talks with the EU are over, says No 10
17/10/2020 | news | politics | 17,913
"No point" in further discussions with the EU unless it changes course, Downing Street says.
Covid: Andy Burnham holding the government 'over a barrel', says Raab
16/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,458
Do "the right thing" and accept tougher rules, the foreign secretary urges Greater Manchester's mayor.
Brexit: EU leaders call for UK trade talks to continue
15/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,391
The UK's negotiator accused the EU of expecting the UK to make "all future moves" towards a deal.
Covid alert level: London, Essex, York and other areas moving to Tier 2
15/10/2020 | news | uk | 3,335
Millions of people face more restrictions from Saturday, including a ban on households mixing indoors.
Brexit: PM 'disappointed' with progress ahead of EU summit
15/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,336
Boris Johnson has previously set Thursday's EU meeting as the deadline for a post-Brexit deal.
Covid: NHS staff testing 'dismantled' in virus hotspots
15/10/2020 | news | health | 115
Health leaders' representative says it has taken a "herculean effort" to restore capacity.
Covid: Decision on pausing in-person university lectures due 'shortly' - DfE
15/10/2020 | news | education | 73
The move will help students return home for Christmas safely, the Department for Education says.
Coronavirus: 'Long Covid could be four different syndromes'
15/10/2020 | news | health | 820
People with long-lasting effects of coronavirus infection are not being believed or treated, a review says.
Covid-19: Boris Johnson defends regional curbs but 'rules nothing out'
14/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,499
England's new three-tier system can both control the virus and prevent economic harm, Boris Johnson says.
Covid-19: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer calls for circuit breaker
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 592
Sir Keir Starmer says the government has lost control of coronavirus, as daily deaths rise to 143.
Covid: Health secretary defends three-tier strategy
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,582
Another 143 deaths are reported as ministers defend rules after criticism expert advice was ignored.
Covid: Local leaders react to the three-tier system
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 350
Some are resisting higher alert levels, while others are calling for them to be introduced urgently.
Covid: Sage scientists called for short lockdown weeks ago
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,515
The government took "robust action" at the time, such as the rule of six, a cabinet minister says.
Tax rises of more than £40bn a year 'all but inevitable'
13/10/2020 | news | business | 732
Rises of more than £40bn a year will be needed to stop government debt getting out of control, warns think tank.
Covid reinfection: Man gets Covid twice and second hit 'more severe'
13/10/2020 | news | health | 878
The report raises questions about how much immunity can be built up to the virus and how long it may last.
Agriculture bill: Bid to protect post-Brexit food standards rejected
12/10/2020 | news | politics | 910
MPs overturn a Lords amendment requiring trade deals to meet post-Brexit UK food standards.
Downing Street joins criticism of 'crass' job ad
12/10/2020 | news | business | 1,388
Downing Street and the culture secretary disown an ad suggesting a ballerina retrain in cyber security.
Covid: Nightingale hospitals in northern England told to get ready
12/10/2020 | news | health | 3,214
Advisers say the situation is "hotting up", and hospitals in England must prepare for more Covid patients.
Brexit: Time for trade deal getting short, PM warns
12/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,205
The UK and EU say they are making progress, but remain at loggerheads on fishing and help for firms.
Hospitality firms threaten legal action over lockdown
12/10/2020 | news | business | 1,272
Industry leaders will challenge new local restrictions that could force pubs and other venues to close.
Two-thirds pay at firms told to shut over Covid
09/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,320
The chancellor says his Job Support Scheme "expansion" comes ahead of "what may be a difficult winter".
Brexit: Trade negotiators meet, as deadline looms
09/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,062
The EU and UK still disagree on important issues, but Downing Street calls talks in London "useful".
UK economic growth slows despite restaurant boost
09/10/2020 | news | business | 1,268
The economy grew 2.1% in August, below expectations, despite a lift from Eat Out to Help Out.
Covid cases increase rapidly as next steps planned
09/10/2020 | news | health | 2,905
There has been a marked increase in cases over recent weeks in England, especially in the north.
Covid: MPs call for more clarity on local lockdowns
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,977
Pubs and restaurants in worst-hit areas could close next week in an effort to stall rising infection rates.
Coronavirus: Nottingham has highest Covid infection rate in UK
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 881
Data shows the infection rate is 689.1 per 100,000, with restrictions yet to be imposed in the city.
Covid-19: New restrictions to be announced for parts of England 'within days' - Jenrick
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,943
Minister Robert Jenrick did not rule out closing pubs and restaurants in the worst-affected areas.
Covid deaths three times higher than flu and pneumonia
08/10/2020 | news | health | 1,943
Office for National Statistics data looked at the underlying cause of death in England and Wales.
Covid-19: Councils get millions of pounds for marshals
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 493
Marshals will advise people of virus rules while police forces share £30m to help with enforcement.
EasyJet to make first annual loss in its history
08/10/2020 | news | business | 204
The airline will fly at 25% capacity into next year, with losses in 2020 possibly topping £800m.
Tighter England Covid measures likely next week
08/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,376
Closing pubs and restaurants and banning overnight stays in the worst-affected areas are being discussed.
Coronavirus: Coastal areas demand £1bn 'kick-start'
08/10/2020 | news | politics | 106
Councils urge the government to invest more in zero-emissions ships and offshore turbines.
PM challenged to publish 10pm pub closure evidence
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,211
Labour's Sir Keir Starmer says the early closing time in England must be reviewed if it isn't justified.
Health experts join global anti-lockdown movement
07/10/2020 | news | health | 1,622
Scientists warn of the "devastating" effect of Covid-19 policies, calling for a return to normal for healthy people.
Johnson lays out vision of post-Covid UK
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,653
The prime minister says he wants to build a "new Jerusalem" but warns the UK cannot return to "normal".
Wind farms could power every home by 2030 - PM
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 864
Boris Johnson is promising to "build back greener in his leader's speech to the Conservative conference.
Sunak vows to 'balance books' despite pandemic
05/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
The chancellor told party members the Conservatives had a "sacred duty" to spend responsibly.
Things 'bumpy to Christmas and beyond' - PM
04/10/2020 | news | politics | 623
Boris Johnson says there is "hope" in fighting the virus, but it could be "a very tough winter".
Johnson: Post-Brexit trade deal 'up to EU'
02/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,251
The PM calls for Brussels to be "commonsensical" ahead of crucial talks with the EU Commission president.
01/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,669
30/09/2020 | news | politics | 355
30/09/2020 | news | politics | 955
30/09/2020 | news | business | 2,607
UK beef served up in the US after a 20-year ban
30/09/2020 | news | business | 483
The US banned British beef exports in the wake of the Mad Cow Disease scandal in the 1990s.
Government's Brexit plan gets MPs' final backing
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,852
A bill giving the UK the power to override parts of the EU deal passes with a majority of 84.
North East households mixing ban 'confusing'
29/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,350
People face a maximum £6,400 fine for mixing indoors, but council bosses say more detail is needed.
Lib Dems: Ed Davey promises 'to be the voice of carers'
28/09/2020 | news | politics | 845
Sir Ed Davey draws on his personal experiences in his first leader's speech at party conference.
Gove stands by Brexit bill after EU concerns
28/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,605
The EU wants to see parts of the Internal Market Bill removed, but the UK says the disputed clauses are a "safety net".
Covid-19: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England
28/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,156
Anyone in England who tests positive has a legal duty to self-isolate or face a fine of up to £10,000.
Coronavirus R number increases as cases rise
25/09/2020 | news | other | 2,286
Every case is estimated to result in between 1.2 and 1.5 further infections, government estimates find.
Covid-19: Leeds household mixing ban confirmed by government
25/09/2020 | news | uk | 469
The ban comes in at midnight after a rise in Covid-19 cases, Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirms.
UK borrowing soars in August as Covid costs mount
25/09/2020 | news | business | 1,200
Public borrowing hit £35.9bn last month as the pandemic forces the government to borrow more money.
Tory MPs in bid to increase scrutiny over Covid rules
25/09/2020 | news | politics | 247
Backbenchers raise concerns that measures are being brought in without Parliament having a say.
UK 'lacking leadership' during coronavirus crisis
24/09/2020 | news | politics | 870
Ministers have "over-promised and under-delivered", former civil service head Lord O'Donnell says.
Christmas lockdown of students 'not ruled out'
24/09/2020 | news | education | 1,496
Matt Hancock refuses to rule out stopping students returning home, to limit spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England
24/09/2020 | news | health | 594
Under a third of tests done in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours.
Brexit: Lorries will need a permit to enter Kent
23/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,168
The government plans to create an internal border to prevent gridlock on the county's motorways.
Sunak to announce new job protection plans
23/09/2020 | news | business | 2,874
The chancellor will give an update on Thursday about "protecting jobs" as the furlough scheme winds down.
Asda to crack down on shoppers without face masks
23/09/2020 | news | business | 2,574
Its staff will soon offer customers disposable face masks to be paid for at the end of their trip.
Scientific advisers faced 'herd immunity' backlash
23/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,177
Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were alarmed by questions over the controversial concept, emails show.
Get serious about winning, Starmer tells Labour
22/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,840
The Labour leader also attacks Boris Johnson's "serial incompetence" in his first conference speech.
Work from home 'if you can', says minister
22/09/2020 | news | uk | 229
Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove says the message for England is changing as infections surge.
No 10 'ruling by decree' on virus, says senior MP
21/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,725
Sir Graham Brady suggests the public are being "treated like children" and MPs must have more say.
Rail franchises axed as help for train firms grows
21/09/2020 | news | business | 1,085
The rail franchising system has been scrapped and a £3.5bn survival scheme for train firms extended.
UK at 'critical point', top scientists to warn
21/09/2020 | news | uk | 466
The government's most senior advisers are to hold a televised briefing, as coronavirus cases surge.
18/09/2020 | news | uk | 686
18/09/2020 | news | health | 4,729
PM's Brexit compromise is 'not enough', says Lord Howard
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,471
The ex-Tory leader said government plans to amend a controversial legislation do not go far enough.
Why Biden's intervention on Brexit matters
17/09/2020 | news | business | 298
American politicians have always taken a keen interest in matters affecting Ireland, that matters more now than ever.
Biden says US trade deal hinges on UK 'respect' for Good Friday Agreement
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,211
The presidential candidate says peace in Northern Ireland cannot become a "casualty of Brexit".
People waiting longer for virus test results
17/09/2020 | news | health | 985
Only one in three tests carried out in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours.
John Lewis scraps bonus for first time since 1953
17/09/2020 | news | business | 508
The partnership posted a huge £635m loss in the six months to July as costs soared during the pandemic.
PM in compromise with Tory critics over Brexit bill
17/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,577
No 10 agrees MPs will get a vote before the government can use powers that would break international law.
PM: Speak to rule-breakers before calling police
17/09/2020 | news | uk | 521
Boris Johnson says he is not a fan of "sneak culture" over his new rule banning gatherings larger than six.
Eat out scheme drives inflation to five-year low
16/09/2020 | news | uk | 880
The UK inflation rate fell sharply to 0.2% as Eat Out to Help Out scheme pushed down restaurant prices.
Coronavirus: Testing problems to be solved in weeks, says Hancock
15/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,226
The health secretary says testing policy will be updated to prioritise the most urgent cases.
Coronavirus: Families 'mingling' would be breaking rule of six - home secretary
15/09/2020 | news | uk | 3,855
Even stopping to talk in the street could breach the rules, the home secretary says.
Don't give PMs power to choose election date - MPs
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 498
Boris Johnson wants to scrap the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, which sets the date of the next election.
Coronavirus: Sir Keir Starmer calls for furlough scheme replacement
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,396
The Labour leader also warns of the "scarring effect" of "mass unemployment" on communities.
PM's Brexit bill clears first hurdle in Commons
15/09/2020 | news | politics | 6,008
MPs back the Internal Market Bill by 77 votes despite criticism it risks breaching international law.
Brexit: Arlene Foster says NI is not EU's plaything
14/09/2020 | news | uk | 740
Arlene Foster makes her comments as MPs back a bill to override part of the Brexit deal relating to NI.
Fifth ex-PM speaks out against post-Brexit bill
14/09/2020 | news | politics | 6,113
David Cameron says he has "misgivings" about the proposed law to override the withdrawal agreement.
Back me over Brexit bill, Johnson tells Tory MPs
11/09/2020 | news | politics | 5,738
The PM calls for no return to "squabbling", but the EU ramps up opposition to UK government plans.
UK and Japan in first major post-Brexit trade deal
11/09/2020 | news | business | 2,672
Symbolic trade deal will cover 99% of UK exports to Japan but boost economy by just 0.07%.
EU ultimatum to UK over Brexit talks
10/09/2020 | news | politics | 11,728
Drop plans to rewrite withdrawal agreement by end of month or risk scuppering trade deal, UK is told.
New rules 'no longer than we have to' - Hancock
10/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,292
The health secretary says England's new rule limiting social gatherings to six people is "vital".
Concerns over PM's mass virus testing plans
10/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,946
Medical experts raise doubts about plans to have "millions" of coronavirus tests processed every day.
'We must act' to prevent second lockdown - PM
09/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,901
Boris Johnson outlines a new "rule of six" on gatherings and details a "moonshot" testing plan.
PM defends planned Brexit deal changes
09/09/2020 | news | politics | 4,888
The government publishes a bill which overwrites key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU.
People without Covid symptoms 'misusing testing'
09/09/2020 | news | health | 2,151
The health secretary says 'inappropriate' use was making it harder for people to get tested.
Minister: New bill will 'break international law'
08/09/2020 | news | politics | 5,919
Brandon Lewis says a new post-Brexit law will go against agreements in a "specific and limited way".
Ministers' concern over 'sharp rise' in Covid cases
08/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,961
The health secretary is among those warning the virus is on the increase, especially amongst the young.
UK Brexit negotiator calls for 'realism' from EU
08/09/2020 | news | politics | 2,263
Lord Frost says there is "still time" to do a trade deal with the bloc as the latest talks begin.
07/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,856
07/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,766
07/09/2020 | news | politics | 489
Brexit: UK 'sleepwalking into disaster' over border plans, hauliers warn
04/09/2020 | news | uk | 6,575
Haulage companies warn supply chains could be "severely disrupted" when the Brexit transition period ends.
Airport tests will cut quarantine - senior Tory David Davis
04/09/2020 | news | politics | 305
David Davis says results can be ready within two hours, but the prime minister rejects the idea.
HS2 project work begins with pledge of 22,000 jobs
04/09/2020 | news | business | 1,280
Work on the controversial rail line formally starts on Friday, with Boris Johnson saying it will "fire up growth".
Amazon to create 7,000 UK jobs
03/09/2020 | news | business | 1,141
The online retail giant is recruiting at more than 50 sites in response to growing customer demand.
Government 'overseeing the demise of UK aviation'
03/09/2020 | news | business | 1,123
Leading UK aviation figures say the government must show "leadership" on airport coronavirus testing.
No tax rise 'horror show', Sunak tells Tory MPs
02/09/2020 | news | politics | 1,985
The chancellor seeks to calm Tory MPs' nerves over the cost of coronavirus, ahead of his autumn budget.
England under pressure to impose Greece quarantine
02/09/2020 | news | uk | 895
Rising coronavirus cases prompted Scotland and Wales to introduce their own self-isolation rules.
Furlough wind down: 'We prepared for the worst'
01/09/2020 | news | business | 1,582
With the furlough support scheme now starting to unwind, many firms are poised for job cuts.
Campaign to encourage workers back to offices
28/08/2020 | news | uk | 5,083
It follows warnings that city centres could become "ghost towns" if more staff do not return.
Army of health workers to deliver Covid vaccine
28/08/2020 | news | health | 796
They would include midwives, physiotherapists and possibly even dentists, the government says.
Fitness industry 'devastated' by lockdown
28/08/2020 | news | business | 169
Gym owners call for government support similar to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
27/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,761
27/08/2020 | news | uk | 806
27/08/2020 | news | business | 239
26/08/2020 | news | education | 4,795
26/08/2020 | news | business | 1,435
Coronavirus: UK worst hit among major economies
26/08/2020 | news | business | 667
The OECD think tank says the UK was the worst affected among major economies between April and June.
Scotland's public spending deficit rises to £15.1bn
26/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,111
The Scottish government figures do not reflect the full economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
26/08/2020 | news | business | 437
Scots pupils to wear face coverings from 31 August
25/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,657
Students will be asked to use masks in corridors, school buses and communal areas where physical distancing is difficult.
Co-op Bank to shed 350 jobs and close branches
25/08/2020 | news | business | 226
Economic uncertainty and the shift to online banking have prompted the cuts, the bank says.
25/08/2020 | news | education | 410
'Vitally important' children return to class - PM
24/08/2020 | news | uk | 3,401
Boris Johnson tries to reassure parents that schools are Covid-secure, ahead of term starting.
Bailiffs return but are told not to shout at people
24/08/2020 | news | business | 602
Bailiffs are resuming operations after a five-month suspension with new coronavirus restrictions.
24/08/2020 | news | politics | 1,715
24/08/2020 | news | world | 509
New 'no socialising' rules for parts of North West
21/08/2020 | news | uk | 2,779
Residents of Oldham and parts of Pendle and Blackburn face stricter Covid-19 restrictions.
Brexit: UK-EU trade deal 'seems unlikely' says Michel Barnier
21/08/2020 | news | politics | 8,923
The bloc's negotiator says talks are "going backwards" as the UK says "little progress" has been made.
Virus spending pushes UK government debt to £2 trillion
21/08/2020 | news | business | 2,120
Public debt levels soar as spending on coronavirus measures forces the government to borrow more money.
Some TV bulletins may disappear, BBC boss says
20/08/2020 | news | entertainment | 645
There may be just one daily national bulletin on regular TV in 10 years' time, Fran Unsworth says.
'Three quarters of UK does grocery shopping online'
20/08/2020 | news | uk | 221
The coronavirus crisis has speeded up the shift to online shopping, says Waitrose.
Rail fares to rise despite passenger slump
19/08/2020 | news | business | 1,262
Passenger groups want fares overhaul after numbers collapse in lockdown. Scotland is delaying rises.
PM's call to move Lords to York rejected
19/08/2020 | news | politics | 2,354
The government will continue making the case for a temporary move outside London during repairs.
UK-EU trade deal possible next month, says No 10
19/08/2020 | news | politics | 5,634
UK negotiators will "continue to plug the gaps", the PM's spokesman says, as talks get under way.
Hands-free driving could be made legal on UK roads
19/08/2020 | news | uk | 385
Government is consulting industry on technology which can take control of a vehicle at up to 70mph.
Teacher estimates to be used for Welsh exam grades
17/08/2020 | news | uk | 841
Last week's A-level results were criticised after 42% of grades were lower than teacher assessments.
U-turn on A-levels and GCSEs as teacher grades used
17/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,944
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson apologises to students and parents for the "distress" caused.
Public Health England 'to be replaced'
17/08/2020 | news | health | 1,776
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is to announce a new body this week, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
Thousands in final rush to beat France quarantine
15/08/2020 | news | uk | 3,728
Holidaymakers had just hours to return to the UK to avoid the 14-day self-isolation requirement.
Labour call for urgent U-turn over 'exams fiasco'
14/08/2020 | news | education | 4,060
Give pupils their teacher grades, says Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.
Eurotunnel warns travellers: Don't just turn up
14/08/2020 | news | business | 221
The firm says customers trying to return early from France must have a booking to travel.
Why isn't the UK testing travellers on arrival?
14/08/2020 | news | health | 549
Some countries offer a choice - get tested or go into quarantine. Should the UK?
UK signs deals for 90 million virus vaccine doses
14/08/2020 | news | health | 696
The vaccines are being developed by the pharmaceutical company Janssen and US biotech firm Novavax.
‘Raise sick pay’ to lower virus risk
14/08/2020 | news | business | 257
It would manage a "crude" trade-off between lives and jobs as the UK economy reopens, a report says.
Jobs: Demand for workers picks up in early August
13/08/2020 | news | business | 27
Recruiters say the number of new job ads suggests that a slow recovery could be underway.
EU settlement scheme: Two million granted full rights to stay
13/08/2020 | news | uk | 626
Lib Dems calls for successful applicants to be given official documents to avoid a "Windrush-style" scandal.
Figures reveal long waits for routine ops in England
13/08/2020 | news | health | 394
The coronavirus pandemic has caused backlogs in many areas of the NHS, including cancer and A&E.
Tui sees surge in holiday bookings for next year
13/08/2020 | news | business | 795
The travel giant makes a £1bn loss in three months - but says summer bookings for 2021 are up 145%.
How will the world vaccinate seven billion people?
13/08/2020 | news | health | 708
Why fridges, vials and polling stations could be key in the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine.
Four ways it may get harder for first-time buyers
13/08/2020 | news | business | 252
UK house prices are predicted to fall but a report spells out why property may remain out of reach.
Covid death recount reduces UK toll by 5,000
12/08/2020 | news | health | 373
Deaths recorded in England had included people who tested positive months before they died.
Recession is unprecedented, says chancellor
12/08/2020 | news | business | 3,023
Rishi Sunak says it is a "difficult and uncertain time" as the UK suffers its biggest slump on record.
'We've been waiting months for a flight refund'
12/08/2020 | news | business | 485
David Hanson's dream holiday was cancelled, but like many Brits he's been waiting months for a refund.
UK in recession for first time in 11 years
12/08/2020 | news | business | 3,789
The UK suffers its biggest slump on record, while the chancellor says conditions are "unprecedented".
Coronavirus: How much will it cost the UK?
11/08/2020 | news | business | 1,109
The pandemic will cost the government hundreds of billions of pounds. Where will it all come from?
Stilton drives wedge between UK-Japan Brexit deal
11/08/2020 | news | business | 3,065
Stil-tons to do as talks over blue cheese become an unlikely obstacle to a post-Brexit trade agreement.
Heathrow boss warns quarantine strangling economy
11/08/2020 | news | business | 222
Britain is being cut off from critical markets, says the airport, which saw traffic plunge in July.
10/08/2020 | news | business | 1,803
10/08/2020 | news | uk | 2,827
Contact tracers in England cut by 6,000
10/08/2020 | news | health | 1,372
The rest will focus on reaching positive cases and their contacts in local areas, alongside local teams.
Little evidence of school transmission - minister
10/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,661
The education secretary says a new coronavirus study supports the government decision to reopen schools.
Coronavirus: Australia records deadliest day but fewer new infections
10/08/2020 | news | world | 656
An outbreak in Victoria has seen over 100 deaths in the past week, but new infections may be slowing.
UK 'won't hesitate' to add to quarantine list
07/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,663
Chancellor warns there is "always the risk" holidays may be disrupted, as virus cases climb in France.
Virus cases 'may be levelling off' in England
07/08/2020 | news | health | 2,450
After a low in cases at the end of June, the ONS estimated infections had been rising slightly in July.
Mini house-buying boom leads to highest prices ever
07/08/2020 | news | business | 784
The housing market is showing a 'surprising spike' as people return to buying property after the lockdown.
Government pledges £355m to ease GB-NI trade
07/08/2020 | news | uk | 670
Ministers set up a new service to help businesses which want to import goods after 1 January.
Coronavirus: Chancellor rules out extending furlough
07/08/2020 | news | uk | 938
Rishi Sunak says it's wrong to "keep people trapped" in the government's job support scheme.
Bank of England boss backs end of furlough scheme
06/08/2020 | news | business | 3,735
UK economy is still set for worst performance in 100 years according to the UK's central bank.
UK 'made serious mistake' over virus border policy
05/08/2020 | news | politics | 3,836
A Commons committee says ministers were slow to recognise the risk of importing Covid-19 from Europe.
Pizza Express may close 67 sites and cut 1,100 jobs
04/08/2020 | news | business | 1,362
High Street chain the latest to look to restructure and refinance as virus deals extra blow to trade.
Dixons Carphone to cut 800 store management jobs
04/08/2020 | news | business | 204
The Currys PC World owner said it was "not an easy decision" but it must respond to rising online sales.
EasyJet increases flights to cope with demand
04/08/2020 | news | business | 1,781
The airline adds more flights to cope with increasing demand from holidaymakers.
Government urges post-Brexit drug stockpiles
03/08/2020 | news | business | 1,440
Firms should have six weeks' worth of post-Brexit drug stockpiles by the end of 2020, the government says.
DW Sports chain collapse threatens 1,700 jobs
03/08/2020 | news | business | 1,445
The firm, founded by former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan, ran 73 gyms and 75 stores across the UK
Ads for large polluting cars 'should be banned'
03/08/2020 | news | uk | 1,726
A new campaign says the government should ban adverts for large cars like sports utility vehicles.
Coronavirus infections rising in England
31/07/2020 | news | health | 4,288
A study that involves swabbing a randomly select group of households found positive tests were increasing.
House prices 'bounced back in July'
31/07/2020 | news | business | 247
Pent-up demand and the stamp duty holiday boosted prices, but Nationwide warns it could be a false dawn.
Holiday firm Tui to shut 166 High Street shops
30/07/2020 | news | business | 434
The UK's largest tour operator says the move is partly down to more people booking online.
England highest level of excess deaths in Europe
30/07/2020 | news | health | 4,632
Office for National Statistics analysis shows how countries compared in the first six months of the year
'More Zoom medicine needed' in NHS says Hancock
30/07/2020 | news | health | 315
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says unless there is a clinical reason not to, patients should have tele-consultations with their GPs.
Redundancy pay to be protected by new law
30/07/2020 | news | business | 512
Furloughed workers losing their jobs will be eligible for redundancy pay based on their normal wages.
Home working trend could 'revive the High Street'
30/07/2020 | news | business | 475
Commercial property firms say there could be a high street revival as businesses exit city centres.
Can 'yellow halo' lead Lib Dems out of wilderness?
30/07/2020 | news | politics | 815
As voting gets under way in their latest leadership contest, new research offers hope to the Lib Dems.
Travel bosses demand end to blanket quarantine
29/07/2020 | news | business | 3,486
Regional travel corridors would allow quarantine-free visits to some areas of Spain, they tell the PM.
Discharging of untested patients 'reckless' - MPs
29/07/2020 | news | politics | 833
A committee says moving NHS patients into care homes without Covid tests was an "appalling error".
Closing furlough 'could lead to 10% unemployment'
28/07/2020 | news | business | 482
An economic research group says there is a risk the scheme is coming to an end prematurely.
Greggs on a roll as customers rush back
28/07/2020 | news | business | 905
The bakery chain saw losses in the first half of 2020 but says sales are now 72% of last year's level.
UK pandemic-repatriation response 'too slow'
28/07/2020 | news | politics | 823
Many Britons abroad felt forgotten by the Foreign Office as the crisis unfolded, says MPs' report.
Amazon takes on supermarkets with free food delivery
28/07/2020 | news | business | 876
Same or next-day delivery will now be free for Prime subscribers in London on orders above £40.
Coronavirus: Spain races to save tourism as cases surge
27/07/2020 | news | world | 1,917
The UK imposed a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from Spain after a spike in infections.
UK economy 'might not recover until 2024'
27/07/2020 | news | business | 3,432
Analysts say it will take longer than expected for the economy to return to its pre-coronavirus size.
Retail sales near pre-lockdown levels in June
24/07/2020 | news | business | 1,559
Sales rose by 13.9%, official figures show, as the reopening of shops released pent-up demand.
Factory takeover says much about government policy
23/07/2020 | news | business | 164
The government is buying a former fish vaccine plant - a small deal but a big strategic signal.
Virus response shows 'might of UK union' - PM
23/07/2020 | news | uk | 4,593
Boris Johnson visits Scotland as the SNP says he is worried about support for independence.
UK-EU trade deal some way off, both sides say
23/07/2020 | news | politics | 5,717
UK and EU negotiators say progress has not been made in difficult areas, such as fishing and competition rules.
UK's pandemic planning an 'astonishing' failure
23/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,745
A committee says the economic reaction to Covid-19 was rushed and the impact could be long-term.
Guitar sales rise as UK gets into lockdown groove
23/07/2020 | news | business | 188
As more people learn guitar amid lockdown, the UK's biggest online seller of instruments sees sales surge.
Chancellor 'turning his back on people in need'
23/07/2020 | news | business | 588
MPs say Rishi Sunak has "effectively drawn a line" under helping 1m people needing virus support.
UK passport backlog reaches 400,000 due to virus
22/07/2020 | news | uk | 110
Reduced staffing to allow social distancing is one reason for the mounting backlog, a minister says.
Coronavirus: London police to enforce face masks 'as last resort'
22/07/2020 | news | uk | 714
Dame Cressida Dick hopes shoppers who refuse to wear masks will be "shamed" into compliance.
'My hotel is losing about £40,000 a month'
22/07/2020 | news | business | 298
Despite restrictions being eased, many firms have been unable to fully restart operations.
Airlines call for joint US-EU virus testing scheme
22/07/2020 | news | business | 117
Major carriers in the US and Europe want a coordinated programme to get passengers flying again.
Coronavirus not over by Christmas, experts warn
21/07/2020 | news | uk | 2,472
Even progress in developing a vaccine is unlikely to mean the virus will be eliminated, MPs hear.
Coronavirus: EU leaders reach recovery deal after marathon summit
21/07/2020 | news | world | 2,542
After four days of fractious talks, leaders approve €750bn ($859bn) in aid to hard-hit member states.
UK property sales in coronavirus summer slump
21/07/2020 | news | business | 200
Sales of homes picked up in June as the market reopened but remain 30% down on last year.
UK quarterly borrowing hits record high
21/07/2020 | news | business | 1,361
The government borrowed £127.9bn between April and June, the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Back-to-office parents need childcare, says Starmer
20/07/2020 | news | education | 567
Labour leader wants a summer childcare plan for parents, while the PM hails school funding boost.
Oxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response
20/07/2020 | news | uk | 1,521
Study shows the vaccine is safe, but it is still too soon to know if it can stop people from being infected.
Covid treatment trial described as 'breakthrough'
20/07/2020 | news | health | 612
Synairgen says preliminary results suggest its nebuliser treatment can lower the risk of disease.
UK signs deals for 90 million virus vaccine doses
20/07/2020 | news | health | 962
The vaccines are still being researched, but offer hope of getting life back to normal.
PM 'does not want second national lockdown'
19/07/2020 | news | uk | 579
Having the option of a nationwide shutdown is like a "nuclear deterrent", the prime minister says.
17/07/2020 | news | health | 4,946
17/07/2020 | news | entertainment | 56
17/07/2020 | news | politics | 213
17/07/2020 | news | business | 1,221
17/07/2020 | news | uk | 185
17/07/2020 | news | business | 1,522
Emergency loans for universities about to go bust
16/07/2020 | news | education | 910
Universities at financial risk will have to change subjects and bosses' pay to qualify for rescue package.
Banks urge 'student loans style' plan to avoid job cuts
16/07/2020 | news | technology | 388
UK banks fear up to three million jobs could be lost if firms cannot defer payments on coronavirus loans.
KFC, Nando's and Pret lower prices after VAT cut
15/07/2020 | news | business | 783
Starbucks and McDonald's also say they will cut prices after the chancellor's VAT reduction.
PM promises an independent coronavirus inquiry
15/07/2020 | news | politics | 4,588
But a bereaved families group says an inquiry is needed now to learn lessons if there is a second spike.
Clothing and games push up UK shop prices
15/07/2020 | news | business | 302
Consumer price inflation rises slightly to 0.6% in June, although food prices fell.
14/07/2020 | news | politics | 9,714
'Unfettered' NI to GB trade promise questioned
14/07/2020 | news | uk | 977
A group of MPs said the promise will need a concession from the EU that it has not yet granted.
13/07/2020 | news | politics | 5,470
Brexit: Ads highlight changes for UK holidaymakers
13/07/2020 | news | uk | 2,085
Government campaign will also carry advice for UK and EU firms before the transition period ends.
Patel sets out post-Brexit immigration plans
13/07/2020 | news | politics | 3,968
The new points-based system has a visa for health staff but most care home workers will be excluded.
10/07/2020 | news | politics | 3,033
UK opts out of EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme
10/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,926
The UK's ambassador to the EU confirms the move, saying the UK would not have a say on decisions.
10/07/2020 | news | uk | 334
'Significant divergences' in UK-EU talks - Barnier
09/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,271
The EU's chief negotiator made the remarks after the latest trade deal talks in London.
Tax boss questions value of Sunak job schemes
09/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,306
Chancellor Rishi Sunak rejected fears job retention bonus and meal discount are not value for taxpayers.
Leicester lockdown: No plans for extra Covid cash, minister says
09/07/2020 | news | uk | 464
Local businesses and politicians say they were expecting more financial support from the government.
Coronavirus: Data shows cases in England falling
09/07/2020 | news | health | 856
Two reports charting coronavirus show cases in England falling - with Leicester also seeing a fall.
09/07/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,900
09/07/2020 | news | business | 1,903
09/07/2020 | news | business | 297
Nursing and midwife numbers jump by record amount
09/07/2020 | news | health | 55
There are 18,000 more registered than a year ago, but some fear the pandemic could hit recruitment.
08/07/2020 | news | business | 3,679
08/07/2020 | news | business | 336
WHO rethinking how coronavirus spreads in air
08/07/2020 | news | world | 1,608
The WHO has acknowledged there is evidence that Covid-19 can be spread by airborne particles.
08/07/2020 | news | health | 317
Robust plan for PPE 'must be in place for winter'
07/07/2020 | news | health | 321
There must be no shortages in protective gear if the UK faces a second wave of coronavirus, say MPs.
07/07/2020 | news | health | 2,541
07/07/2020 | news | uk | 2,961
07/07/2020 | news | uk | 629
07/07/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,697
Sunak to give firms £1,000 'bonus' to hire trainees
06/07/2020 | news | business | 452
The government pledges £111m for schemes in England to get young people into work.
06/07/2020 | news | politics | 197
England’s quarantine-free list of places published
03/07/2020 | news | uk | 1,348
Greece, Belgium and Spain are among the countries on the list but Portugal and the US are not.
Pubs can't open until 6am as lockdown eases
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,518
No 10 says it is a "sensible precaution" against midnight parties taking place across England.
PM plans daily White House-style press briefings
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,386
Boris Johnson says the televised format will give the public "direct engagement" with decision-makers.
PM urges people to be sensible as lockdown eased
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 1,895
Boris Johnson says "we're not out of the woods yet" as English pubs and restaurants ready to reopen.
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 4,295
Labour urges more support to stem job losses
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 391
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds calls for jobs schemes to be extended during local lockdowns.
02/07/2020 | news | education | 1,776
02/07/2020 | news | uk | 3,391
02/07/2020 | news | business | 554
02/07/2020 | news | politics | 405
02/07/2020 | news | business | 93
UK businesses cut more than 12,000 jobs in two days
01/07/2020 | news | business | 3,147
Businesses including Topshop owner Arcadia, Harrods, John Lewis, Airbus and EasyJet are cutting back.
01/07/2020 | news | business | 544
House prices 'fall for first time in eight years'
01/07/2020 | news | business | 782
Values were lower in June than they were a year ago, the Nationwide says, as the virus hit the market.
Calls grow for coronavirus inquiry
01/07/2020 | news | health | 553
The NHS ombudsman asks government to listen to patient complaints in order to learn from mistakes.
30/06/2020 | news | business | 78
This is the moment to be ambitious – PM
30/06/2020 | news | politics | 5,830
Boris Johnson vows a "new deal" for UK after coronavirus - but Labour says saving jobs is top priority.
EasyJet plans to close bases and cut staff
30/06/2020 | news | business | 666
The airline says it is consulting on plans to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle.
Death rate 'back to normal' in UK
30/06/2020 | news | health | 1,394
It is the first time weekly deaths have been below the five-year average since mid March.
30/06/2020 | news | business | 1,809
Cineworld delays reopening UK cinemas to 31 July
30/06/2020 | news | business | 296
The cinema chain says it pushed back the opening date to tie in with upcoming movie releases.
29/06/2020 | news | politics | 2,576
29/06/2020 | news | business | 2,453
29/06/2020 | news | education | 2,438
29/06/2020 | news | education | 220
Johnson warns over virus rules after beach crowds
26/06/2020 | news | uk | 6,388
The PM says other countries have had virus spikes after people took "liberties" with distancing rules.
26/06/2020 | news | business | 366
26/06/2020 | news | business | 86
25/06/2020 | news | uk | 166
Bournemouth beach: 'Major incident' as thousands flock to coast
25/06/2020 | news | uk | 4,196
A major incident is declared in Bournemouth as thousands hit the coast in soaring heat.
New laws to ease outdoor drinking and dining rules
25/06/2020 | news | business | 469
Pubs and restaurants will more easily be able to get "pavement licences" under plans to boost hospitality.
UK to lift quarantine for many European countries
25/06/2020 | news | business | 1,613
Ministers look set to exempt France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and several other European countries.
25/06/2020 | news | uk | 1,388
Human trial of new coronavirus vaccine starts
24/06/2020 | news | health | 1,345
Over the coming weeks, 300 healthy people will each be given two doses of the jab.
UK must prepare for second wave - health leaders
24/06/2020 | news | uk | 2,016
The warning comes as the prime minister announced sweeping relaxations to lockdown rules in England.
24/06/2020 | news | uk | 1,185
Starmer presses Johnson on test and trace
24/06/2020 | news | politics | 3,437
The PM dismisses the Labour leader's claim there was a "big problem" in contacting all cases in England.
Airports giant set to halve UK workforce
24/06/2020 | news | business | 655
More than 4,500 jobs could be lost at the ground handling firm due to coronavirus effects on air travel.
Daily coronavirus press conference scrapped
23/06/2020 | news | politics | 1,499
The Downing Street briefings began in March, when the UK's coronavirus death toll stood at 55.
Lockdown to be relaxed in England as 2m rule eased
23/06/2020 | news | uk | 4,247
Two households will be able to meet, and pubs, restaurants and hairdressers can reopen from 4 July.
23/06/2020 | news | health | 712
Ex-chancellor warns against return to austerity
23/06/2020 | news | business | 654
Sajid Javid calls for lower taxes on businesses to aid the UK's economic recovery.
PM to announce on Tuesday if pubs can reopen
22/06/2020 | news | politics | 4,470
Boris Johnson is also expected to announce a relaxation of the 2m distancing rule in England.
GCSEs and A-levels likely to be later next summer
22/06/2020 | news | education | 617
Next year's exam season in England could be delayed to allow more teaching time, MPs are told.
'Do it at home' coronavirus saliva test trialled
22/06/2020 | news | health | 135
More than 14,000 key workers in the UK will try out the 'no swab' test that can spot new infections.
UK's Covid-19 alert level reduced
19/06/2020 | news | uk | 4,466
The virus is now "in general circulation" with a "gradual relaxation of restrictions" possible.
19/06/2020 | news | business | 1,399
UK debt now larger than size of whole economy
19/06/2020 | news | business | 2,346
May's record borrowing as income drops and spending balloons sees country's debt outstrips its economy.
New leader not enough for victory - Labour report
19/06/2020 | news | politics | 1,095
Labour has a "mountain to climb" to regain power, a major review of its 2019 election defeat says.
UK virus-tracing app switches to Apple-Google model
18/06/2020 | news | technology | 4,344
Government now intends to launch an app in the autumn but it may still lack contact-tracing tech.
Bank pumps £100bn into UK economy to aid recovery
18/06/2020 | news | uk | 1,937
Bank of England announces huge stimulus to aid recovery from the "unprecedented" coronavirus downturn.
US says a UK trade deal 'unlikely' before November
17/06/2020 | news | business | 936
America and the UK are at odds on a range of issues from agriculture to to taxes on tech firms.
17/06/2020 | news | business | 247
17/06/2020 | news | uk | 602
Record fuel price slump pushes down UK inflation
17/06/2020 | news | business | 1,431
Fuel costs fell sharply in May, pushing the inflation rate down to a fresh four-year low of 0.5%.
16/06/2020 | news | health | 2,471
16/06/2020 | news | politics | 2,115