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Johnson urges UK to 'move on' from Cummings row
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,763
The PM rules out an inquiry into the conduct of his top aide at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.
Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low
26/05/2020 | news | health | 1,363
Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower.
John Lewis plans phased reopening of stores
26/05/2020 | news | business | 1,553
Shops in England will start to reopen next week, but will customers return or stick to online ordering?
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.
Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July
25/05/2020 | news | business | 704
The country hopes to save the summer season but UK tourists face quarantine in their own country.
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.
Cars 'from across country' cause beaches gridlock
20/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,586
A Devon car park is described as "like August", while a Merseyside council asks people to stay away.
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.
Ryanair says passenger numbers set to halve
18/05/2020 | news | business | 638
But the airline says it will weather the coronavirus crisis and emerge stronger afterwards.
Premier League's Project Restart set to move a step closer
17/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,318
Premier League clubs hope to give their players the go-ahead to return to training in small groups this week.
First hints virus vaccine trains immune system
15/05/2020 | news | health | 613
Larger trials now needed to see if the vaccine can protect against the coronavirus.
Sturgeon: Scots 'need to get some normality back'
15/05/2020 | news | uk | 879
The first minister says people "can't live like this forever" as she hints that minor lockdown changes could come next week.
'One in 400' people in England has coronavirus
14/05/2020 | news | health | 2,497
The estimate is based on tests on 11,000 people from 5,000 households over the past two weeks.
We will have summer tourist season, promises EU
13/05/2020 | news | world | 2,247
The European Union proposes a gradual lifting of borders to kick-start the tourist industry.
Chancellor says UK facing 'significant recession'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 7,223
The UK's economy shrank at the fastest pace since 2008 during the first three months of the year.
Class size of 15 when primary schools return
11/05/2020 | news | education | 2,353
Primary year groups in England could all have a month at school before summer, in latest Covid-19 plans.
'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.
'Do not drive from England to Wales to exercise'
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,896
People are warned not to travel to Wales from England for leisure activities or to second homes.
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.
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?
Scientists puzzle over impact of virus mutations
06/05/2020 | news | health | 1,253
A study has identified a mutation that its authors say could make the coronavirus more infectious.
UK coronavirus death toll higher than Italy's
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 5,283
The figure of 29,427 deaths is "a massive tragedy", the foreign secretary says, but steers clear of comparisons.
Mass testing earlier 'would have been beneficial'
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,344
The UK's chief scientist tells MPs mass testing is "part of the system that you need to get right".
UK 'set for deepest downturn in living memory'
05/05/2020 | news | business | 2,374
A closely watched survey confirms that the service sector contracted at a record pace last month.
'Huge gaps' in draft coronavirus workplace rules
04/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,041
The leader of the TUC says she cannot recommend the government's draft advice "in its current form".
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.
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.
BBC 'needs to make £125m savings this year'
29/04/2020 | news | entertainment | 2,011
Staff are told the corporation will have to "think hard about every pound" it spends on programmes.
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.
Schools will reopen in phases, says Williamson
29/04/2020 | news | education | 2,117
When schools go back it will not initially be for all pupils, the education secretary told MPs.
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.
Dyson Covid-19 ventilators are 'no longer required'
24/04/2020 | news | business | 1,498
Firm's founder says demand is less than envisioned but the government says tests are ongoing.
'Disappointing' progress in UK-EU trade talks
24/04/2020 | news | politics | 7,197
The EU's chief negotiator says the 'clock is ticking' as the UK calls for "constructive" talks.
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.
Pressure to give businesses 'hope' in lockdown
23/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,584
A senior Tory MP says the government must discuss a return to normality or risk companies folding.
Banning cars made easier to aid social distancing
20/04/2020 | news | science | 1,043
Councils in England can now ban cars from streets more easily to allow space for social distancing.
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.
Norman Hunter: Leeds United legend dies after contracting coronavirus
17/04/2020 | sport | football | 1,316
Leeds United great Norman Hunter dies in hospital aged 76 after contracting coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
EasyJet to leave middle plane seats empty
16/04/2020 | news | business | 1,649
The airline plans to introduce social distancing on flights after the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted.
One in five deaths now linked to coronavirus
14/04/2020 | news | health | 4,641
Coronavirus prompts spike in mortality with data showing weekly deaths have hit a record high.
'Shamed' despite sticking to social distancing rules
09/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,395
Even those abiding by the lockdown regulations can find themselves the target for shaming.
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.
Air pollution plummets across UK amid lockdown
07/04/2020 | news | uk | 769
Levels of nitrogen dioxide fall by an average 40% on the same period last year.
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.
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.
Morrisons store staff get bonus for coming into work
01/04/2020 | news | business | 1,201
The chain is the latest supermarket to reward staff for their extra efforts during the crisis.
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.
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.
PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
Strict new curbs on life in UK announced by PM
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 3,797
Gatherings of more than two people are banned, shops ordered to close and social events halted as part of rules to keep Britons at home and stop the spread of coronavirus.
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.
Global shares plunge in worst day since financial crisis
09/03/2020 | news | business | 4,444
Global stocks plunge after a sharp fall in the oil price hits markets already reeling from the coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
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".
UK economy saw zero growth at the end of 2019
11/02/2020 | news | business | 1,872
Growth in the services and construction sectors was offset by a "poor showing" from manufacturing.
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.
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.
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.
Five Labour leadership hopefuls reach next round
13/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,105
Emily Thornberry gains enough support just before nominations close, but Clive Lewis withdraws.
MPs back Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January
20/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,400
The PM says Brexit is "one step closer" after MPs back his EU withdrawal bill by a majority of 124.
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".
Johnson hails 'radical' Queen's Speech
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,537
Seven Brexit-focused bills and plans for extra NHS funding are unveiled in the Queen's Speech.
Thornberry enters Labour leadership race
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,259
The shadow foreign secretary tells the BBC she can win the contest "from the heart of the party".
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.
Sturgeon: PM has 'no right' to block Indyref2
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,073
Scotland's first minister says the SNP election victory strengthens the mandate for another referendum.
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.
Labour Budget to 'end austerity' in first 100 days
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,011
John McDonnell says Labour would "remake government" in a February Budget if it wins 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.