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Covid-19: Three households can mix over Christmas in UK
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,991
People can form a "Christmas bubble" and mix in homes and outdoors between 23 and 27 December.
Covid-19: UK leaders reach deal on easing of Christmas rules
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,338
Three households will be allowed to meet indoors over a five-day period between 23-27 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.
Don't go to work when sick, 'peculiar' Brits told
24/11/2020 | news | health | 976
People have tendency to soldier on, potentially making colleagues sick, health secretary says.
Most Black Friday products 'were same price or cheaper' beforehand
24/11/2020 | news | business | 511
Nine in 10 products are the same price or cheaper before the sale, finds consumer group.
Deaths in UK 'a fifth higher than normal levels'
24/11/2020 | news | health | 1,705
Nearly 14,000 deaths occurred in the week ending 13 November - with 3,000 linked to Covid.
Doctor Who, Call the Midwife and Mrs Brown on BBC Christmas TV line-up
24/11/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,503
Doctor Who, Call the Midwife and Mrs Brown's Boys are among the shows in the festive schedule.
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 in Scotland: Relaxing of rules 'not expected' at Hogmanay
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,795
Nicola Sturgeon says there could be a "careful" easing at Christmas - but does not expect a relaxation at new year.
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.
UK borrowing hits highest October level on record
20/11/2020 | news | business | 2,085
The government borrowed £22.3bn in October - its highest for the month since records began.
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.
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.
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".
House prices rise as Covid sparks rural relocation
18/11/2020 | news | business | 1,025
Property prices in the South West of England have risen fastest in the UK, official statistics show.
More than 70,000 excess deaths during the pandemic
17/11/2020 | news | health | 1,640
Rising Covid-19 deaths push the total number of UK deaths further above expected levels
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.
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.
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.
Covid: UK daily cases reach new high of 33,470
12/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,800
The jump in cases comes a day after the UK became the first European country to pass 50,000 deaths.
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.
Croydon Council bans new spending under Section 114 notice
11/11/2020 | news | uk | 841
All new expenditure at the authority is halted amid "severe ongoing financial challenges".
Covid: Tory MPs form group to oppose future lockdowns
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 958
The group of around 50 MPs says a repeat of current restrictions would "devastate" the economy and "cost lives".
Bisto and Ambrosia custard-firm Premier Foods sees Covid boost
10/11/2020 | news | business | 593
Premier Foods says it has attracted a million new customers as people turn to comfort foods in the crisis.
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.
Aldi extends click and collect to 200 more shops
09/11/2020 | news | business | 463
The discount supermarket chain is expanding its trial as it faces growing competition from rivals.
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".
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.
Poor diet: Children 20cm shorter as a result, analysis says
06/11/2020 | news | health | 704
A global analysis suggests that on average the world's tallest teenagers live in the Netherlands.
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: 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.
Takeaway beer sales 'will make a significant difference'
04/11/2020 | news | business | 825
A last-minute U-turn allowing pubs to sell takeaway beer is welcomed - but may not be enough to survive, publicans fear.
John Lewis and Currys PC World extend hours ahead of lockdown
03/11/2020 | news | business | 1,439
John Lewis and Currys PC World among those opening later as demand surges ahead of lockdown.
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.
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.
Covid: Ryanair will not offer refunds for November flights
02/11/2020 | news | business | 494
The airline will allow passengers to change their travel plans for free amid new lockdown measures.
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".
Covid spreading faster in England than 'worst-case scenario', documents show
30/10/2020 | news | health | 4,062
Infection levels in England are about four times higher than the government's worst-case winter plan.
NHS Covid-19 app to issue more self-isolate alerts
29/10/2020 | news | technology | 657
Officials have decided to lower the threshold at which stay-at-home notifications are served to users.
Covid-19: Nottinghamshire tier 3 to feature 9pm alcohol rule
28/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,337
Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm in shops under tier three rules, and various businesses must shut.
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".
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.
More children in England missing school over Covid-19
27/10/2020 | news | education | 219
The percentage of pupils in England's schools fell last week from 89% to 86%, statistics show.
Covid Wales: 'Urgent clarity' needed on rules after firebreak
27/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,109
Wales' tourism industry says it is struggling to plan for the future when lockdown is lifted.
Wales lockdown: Tesco 'wrong' to say period products 'not essential'
26/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,380
It had cordoned off the aisle after a break-in, but told a customer it was due to lockdown rules.
Prue Leith: NHS can serve 'delicious' food on a budget
26/10/2020 | news | uk | 672
Prue Leith leads a review into hospital meals, suggesting digital menus and 24-hour food service.
Covid in Scotland: Students may not be allowed home for Christmas
26/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,763
John Swinney says there is a "realistic possibility" students will be asked to stay away from their families.
Post Office says a third of its cash machines will close
26/10/2020 | news | business | 666
The move raises concerns that rural and deprived communities face being cut off from access to cash.
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.
Wales lockdown: Supermarkets covering up non-essential items
23/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,757
Some shops are blocking off clothing and decorations after being told to stop selling them.
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.
New government Covid scheme to pay up to half of wages
22/10/2020 | news | business | 2,558
Chancellor Rishi Sunak increases support for firms and workers as lockdown restrictions spread.
Covid rules: Stoke, Coventry and Slough face tighter restrictions in tier 2
22/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,545
In all of these areas the infection rate is over 100 per 100,000 people, the health secretary says.
Covid: Scots told to prepare for 'digital Christmas'
22/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,856
The idea of people in Scotland having a normal Christmas in 2020 is "fiction", the national clinical director says.
Boris Johnson blames London mayor for TfL 'bankruptcy' before Covid-19
21/10/2020 | news | uk | 960
Sadiq Khan has responded to Boris Johnson's allegation by calling the prime minister "a liar".
Covid: Greater Manchester given £60m support package
21/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,549
Local leaders requested £90m but lowered their demand to £65m during talks to move into tier three.
Covid in Scotland: Hospitality curbs extended for another week
21/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,148
Restrictions targeted chiefly at bars and restaurants in the central belt will continue until November.
Covid-19: Gyms can reopen in Liverpool City Region
21/10/2020 | news | uk | 831
They were ordered to close when the area was placed into tier three of the coronavirus restrictions.
UK inflation rises after Eat Out to Help Out ends
21/10/2020 | news | business | 669
The inflation rate increased to 0.5% in September after the discount meals scheme ended, figures show.
'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.
Covid: Greater Manchester to move to tier 3 restrictions from Friday
20/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,663
Boris Johnson says he "regrets" a deal over financial support could not be reached with local leaders.
Covid: New year firebreak lockdown 'cannot be ruled out'
20/10/2020 | news | uk | 897
Ministers say they cannot rule out an early 2021 lockdown if Covid-19 spreads quickly at Christmas.
Visa and Mastercard accused of charging 'excessive' fees
20/10/2020 | news | business | 503
Retail groups say the fees charged by credit card firms have almost doubled in two years.
Pupils sent home in half of England's secondary schools
20/10/2020 | news | education | 940
Attendance figures show 46% of secondary schools had pupils isolating because of Covid outbreaks.
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.
Deaths at home: More than 26,000 extra this year, ONS finds
19/10/2020 | news | health | 721
Far more people are dying at home in England and Wales than normal from heart disease and dementia.
Coronavirus: Almost 1,500 cases recorded in NI schools
19/10/2020 | news | uk | 601
The figures come as NI's schools face a two-week closure aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Belgium facing 'tsunami' of new infections
19/10/2020 | news | world | 782
The country is close to being overwhelmed as the number of cases soars, the health minister warns.
Covid lockdown: Wales poised for decision on circuit-breaker
19/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,134
The Welsh Government is expected to announce its decision on a "firebreak" lockdown later.
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: Lancashire to move to highest alert level
16/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,392
The move to tier three, after intensive talks, sees pubs and car boot sales closed but gyms stay open.
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon reveals first loss since 1984
16/10/2020 | news | business | 1,075
Chairman Tim Martin criticises the government's "confusing" Covid restrictions as sales tumble.
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.
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: Wales to ban people coming from UK hotspots
14/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,844
People from areas with high coronavirus rates will be banned from travelling to Wales from Friday.
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.
EU to reject UK plea for Brexit electric car deal
14/10/2020 | news | business | 1,797
The European Union is about to formally reject a UK plea for special allowances for exports of electric cars.
HS2 costs rise again weeks after work begins
14/10/2020 | news | business | 1,537
Ministers admit an extra £800m is needed due to more asbestos discoveries and complexities at London Euston.
Unemployment rate hits highest level in three years
13/10/2020 | news | business | 1,453
Unemployment and redundancies hit high levels, official figures show.
Lockdown: 'I've got women working for me who are sobbing'
13/10/2020 | news | business | 458
Hospitality businesses warn of hardship and confusion as they battle with the latest restrictions.
Covid secondary school disruption getting worse in England
13/10/2020 | news | education | 891
Latest figures show increasing number of secondary schools in England sending home pupils in Covid cases.
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.
Covid-19: Are we still listening to the science?
13/10/2020 | news | health | 713
Sage and Prof Chris Whitty appear at odds with the political decisions made by government.
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.
Bank of England questions banks over negative rates
12/10/2020 | news | business | 882
The UK would be following in the footsteps of countries like Japan if it cuts the cost of borrowing.
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.
Coronavirus: Year-long waits for NHS care at highest since 2008
08/10/2020 | news | health | 501
Hospitals struggle to get care back to normal as pandemic causes major disruption to core services.
New pub rules 'will cost thousands of jobs'
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,391
Industry leaders warn new Covid restrictions could sound the "death knell" for many pubs and restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
Covid in Scotland: Tighter restrictions on Scottish pubs expected
07/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,309
The new rules are likely to be focused on licensed premises in areas with higher levels of the virus.
Tesco profits surge as online orders double
07/10/2020 | news | business | 335
Profits jumped as people bought more food during lockdown, but clothing sales fell almost 20%.
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".
Europe experiencing 'Covid fatigue'
06/10/2020 | news | health | 606
WHO urges people to redouble efforts to fight virus in spite of understandable exhaustion.
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.
Train passengers left out of pocket by lockdowns
06/10/2020 | news | uk | 208
Customers are angry at being unable to get refunds for tickets they can't use because of Covid rules.
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.
Worst September for UK car sales this century
05/10/2020 | news | business | 641
New UK car registrations fell 4.4% last month from a year earlier, the motor industry says.
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 | 705
01/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,669
Growth in Covid cases may be slowing
01/10/2020 | news | health | 768
But case numbers remain high and we are still at "a very critical period", a study suggests.
I 'misspoke' over North East Covid rules, says PM
29/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,784
Boris Johnson apologises after failing to clarify the detail of new tighter coronavirus restrictions.
Covid: Parliament stops alcohol sales after 10pm
29/09/2020 | news | politics | 877
But food can still be served after it emerged Parliament's bars are exempt from early closing times.
Covid: Manchester mayor calls for 'urgent review' of 10pm closures
28/09/2020 | news | uk | 3,730
Greater Manchester mayor says the curfew is doing "more harm than good", but ministers defend it.
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.
Is it time we learned to live with the virus?
28/09/2020 | news | health | 2,315
Infections are rising and new restrictions being introduced. But is that the right thing to do?
Tesco joins Morrisons to limit sales of some items
25/09/2020 | news | business | 1,431
Limits on loo roll and flour are back as supermarkets act to prevent a repeat of March's panic buying.
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.
NHS Covid-19 app: One million downloads of contact tracer for England and Wales
24/09/2020 | news | technology | 2,264
Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus.
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.
Barclays to send staff back to working from home
22/09/2020 | news | business | 402
City firms SocGen and Lloyd's of London also tell staff to stop coming into the office after new guidance.
Fears of second lockdown wipe £50bn off UK stocks
21/09/2020 | news | business | 1,161
Shares in the US and Europe fall sharply with travel, hotel and pub firms worst hit.
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.
18/09/2020 | news | health | 4,729
18/09/2020 | news | health | 723
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.
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.
Next says pandemic 'expensive and miserable'
17/09/2020 | news | business | 410
The retailer says staff working from home were "stultified" by boring presentations and missed office life.
Plug-in hybrids are a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'
16/09/2020 | news | science | 1,417
Although marketed as a green option, the cars cause more polluting than is claimed, campaigners say.
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.
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.
Tory MPs criticise 'rule of six' decision
11/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,293
One ex-minister says it was "outrageous" new rules were made "without consultation" of Parliament.
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".
Virus disruption causes long NHS waits to soar
10/09/2020 | news | health | 552
More than two million people on the waiting list in England have been waiting more than 18 weeks.
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.
08/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,533
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.
07/09/2020 | news | politics | 3,856
07/09/2020 | news | other | 3,154
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.
New BBC director general Tim Davie against switch to subscription
03/09/2020 | news | entertainment | 2,624
Tim Davie calls for "a radical shift" in focus so everyone in the UK gets value from the licence fee.
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.
Greater Manchester lockdown easing U-turn after cases rise
02/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,741
Plans to ease restrictions in Bolton and Trafford are scrapped following a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Tens of thousands of pupils absent from school
01/09/2020 | news | uk | 819
More than 100,000 pupils are not in class - mostly for non-Covid reasons, official figures show.
Ocado cancels orders on first M&S delivery day
01/09/2020 | news | business | 504
Angry customers have complained on Twitter, but Ocado says a "very small number" of orders were hit.
26/08/2020 | news | education | 4,795
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.
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.
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.
Morrisons considers ditching all 'bags for life'
17/08/2020 | news | business | 1,932
The grocer says customers are ready to stop using plastic bags and promises sturdy paper replacements.
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.
Coronavirus: England's contact tracing app trial gets under way
13/08/2020 | news | technology | 608
It will serve self-isolation alerts based on logs of who the user was recently in close contact with.
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%.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Aberdeen lockdown begins as Covid cluster grows
05/08/2020 | news | uk | 2,664
Travel restrictions are in force, households cannot meet inside and bars and restaurants have been ordered to close.
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.
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.
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
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.
Fans not allowed to attend pilot events
31/07/2020 | sport | other | 566
Fans will not be allowed to attend the pilot sports events scheduled for this weekend in England after a spike in coronavirus cases.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
17/07/2020 | news | health | 4,946
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.
15/07/2020 | news | health | 2,297
14/07/2020 | news | politics | 9,714
13/07/2020 | news | politics | 5,470
10/07/2020 | news | uk | 1,930
09/07/2020 | news | business | 1,903
08/07/2020 | news | business | 3,679
07/07/2020 | news | health | 2,541
07/07/2020 | news | uk | 2,961
07/07/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,697
03/07/2020 | news | politics | 4,295
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.
Over 100,000 asked to stay at home to curb virus
25/06/2020 | news | health | 923
The close contacts of people who test positive are being traced by new NHS service in England.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
Two-metre review to be completed in 'coming weeks'
15/06/2020 | news | uk | 1,352
No 10 declines to say if it will be done by the time hospitality venues in England are due to reopen.
I feel 100% safe on full planes, says EasyJet boss
15/06/2020 | news | business | 1,299
The comments come as the airline begins offering a limited numbers of flights on mainly domestic routes.
Holiday plans at risk over lack of insurance cover
15/06/2020 | news | business | 79
When overseas travel is permitted again, holidaymakers and volunteers may find insurance cover is limited.
12/06/2020 | news | business | 4,160
Growing calls for government to cut 2m rule
11/06/2020 | news | uk | 1,261
Conservative backbenchers say easing the restriction in England is essential for economic recovery.
11/06/2020 | news | business | 901
10/06/2020 | news | business | 3,672
UK post-Brexit drug stockpiles at risk amid virus
08/06/2020 | news | business | 1,725
UK is warned by the pharmaceutical sector to build up and pay for a broader stockpile of medicines.