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Johnson urges UK to 'move on' from Cummings row
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,752
The PM rules out an inquiry into the conduct of his top aide at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.
Minister quits over Cummings' lockdown actions
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 14,545
Douglas Ross quits the government as more than 35 Conservative MPs call for Dominic Cummings to go.
Cummings: I don't regret what I did
25/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,297
The PM's top aide says he "behaved reasonably" as he explains why he drove to Co Durham during lockdown.
School reopening plan will go ahead, says PM
24/05/2020 | news | education | 3,226
Some year groups in England will return on 1 June, with others going back two weeks later, he says.
Key evidence on opening schools revealed
22/05/2020 | news | health | 2,510
Sources say any risk to pupils is very small but any activity outside the home has risk.
Immune clue sparks coronavirus treatment hope
21/05/2020 | news | health | 654
Better understanding of Covid-19's impact on the immune system gives hope an existing drug might aid recovery.
EasyJet passengers will be required to wear masks
21/05/2020 | news | business | 933
The airline will restart a "small number" of routes in June and flyers must use masks.
Track and trace system in place from June - PM
20/05/2020 | news | uk | 4,494
It comes as Labour accuses the government of leaving a "huge hole" in the UK's coronavirus defences.
Toy and vegetable costs rise as fuel price drops
20/05/2020 | news | business | 1,087
April's inflation tumbles to 0.8%, but the price of vegetables, toys and knitting wool rise amid lockdown.
Five and overs in UK now eligible for virus test
18/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,719
Coronavirus testing has been extended to everyone aged five and over in the UK with symptoms.
We owe it to children to open schools - Williamson
16/05/2020 | news | uk | 5,304
The education secretary acknowledges some parents are "very anxious" about schools reopening in England.
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.
Coronavirus infection 'R' rate in UK creeps up
15/05/2020 | news | health | 4,837
The figure is now much closer to one - the point at which the virus starts spreading rapidly.
Coronavirus antibody test a 'positive development'
14/05/2020 | news | health | 3,824
The test, now approved in the UK, can tell who has had Covid-19 - but gives no guarantee they are immune.
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.
MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken
12/05/2020 | news | science | 1,389
Hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chicken should remain banned in England. the government is warned.
50,000 deaths in the UK’s coronavirus epidemic
11/05/2020 | news | health | 2,964
Official statistics show a large increase in the number of UK deaths above the expected level.
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.
Bank of England warns of sharp UK recession
06/05/2020 | news | business | 5,332
Bank head Andrew Bailey tells the BBC there will be no quick return to normality after the hit to jobs and income.
UK past the peak of coronavirus, says PM
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,304
Boris Johnson says he will set out a plan next week on the economy, schools and transport beyond lockdown.
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.
This is the moment of maximum risk, Johnson says
27/04/2020 | news | uk | 5,932
The PM returns as ministers pledge £60,000 for the families of NHS and care staff who die with Covid-19.
'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.
UK 'throwing everything' at coronavirus vaccine
21/04/2020 | news | uk | 307
Matt Hancock says human trials for a vaccine developed by the University of Oxford will begin on Thursday.
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.
Scientists target a million vaccines by September
17/04/2020 | news | health | 1,310
Oxford team are hoping to have millions of vaccine doses ready by the end of 2020, but will it work?
Virus tests expanded to more public service staff
17/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,589
Capacity is rising "sharply" but fewer NHS staff than expected are coming forward, Matt Hancock says.
Social distancing needed 'until vaccine found'
16/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,249
Scientists say "significant" measures should stay for some time, with the UK lockdown set to continue.
Publish exit strategy this week - Labour
14/04/2020 | news | politics | 4,977
Labour urges clarity - but ministers say is too soon to talk about easing coronavirus restrictions.
More than 9 million workers could be furloughed
07/04/2020 | news | business | 1,957
New analysis underlines a surge in demand for the government's Job Retention Scheme.
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.
Can the UK do 100,000 coronavirus tests a day?
03/04/2020 | news | health | 3,885
The government has pledged to increase daily testing tenfold by the end of the month.
Hancock aims for 100,000 tests a day by May
02/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,889
Just over 10,000 people were tested in the UK on Wednesday, as coronavirus deaths rose to 2,921.
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.
Delay Brexit deadline amid coronavirus, say MEPs
30/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,494
The UK is due to stop following EU rules by the end of 2020 but a group of MEPs say the date should be pushed back.
How fast is the coronavirus growing in the UK?
26/03/2020 | news | health | 3,850
Comparing the UK’s epidemic to other countries after Friday saw the biggest rise in deaths so far.
'Mix-up' over EU ventilator scheme
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 4,482
Labour demands an "urgent explanation" from ministers over why they did not join EU equipment plan.
Virus crisis 'has paused Whitehall backbiting'
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 908
But a union boss questions whether ministers will value civil servants more "over the long term".
PM 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.
Stay at home to stay safe, 1.5 million advised
21/03/2020 | news | uk | 6,986
They will be advised to stay at home for 12 weeks, as the UK's death total reaches 281.
Chancellor prepares wage package rescue plan
19/03/2020 | news | business | 2,203
Rishi Sunak is expected to launch a fresh package of measures to try to protect millions of UK jobs.
UK interest rates cut to lowest level in history
19/03/2020 | news | business | 3,271
The Bank of England takes more emergency action to support the British economy.
When will the coronavirus outbreak end?
19/03/2020 | news | health | 2,128
The huge challenge the world faces to find an exit strategy to end the lockdowns and return to normal.
Pound plunges to its lowest level in over 30 years
18/03/2020 | news | business | 2,540
The pound falls to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, trading at $1.15.
Many schools 'will not be able to open past Friday'
16/03/2020 | news | education | 3,273
Many schools will not be able to stay open past the end of the week, says a head teachers' leader.
US stocks see worst fall since 1987 on virus fears
16/03/2020 | news | business | 4,540
Wall Street's Dow Jones slides 12.9% as Donald Trump says economy "may be" heading for recession.
Republic of Ireland to close schools and colleges
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,238
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the measures take effect from 18:00 on Thursday until 29 March.
'No apology' for borrowing, says chancellor
12/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,896
Rishi Sunak says low interest rates make the £30bn Budget package "the right economic thing to do".
Sunak pumps billions into economy to combat virus
11/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,936
The chancellor warns the outbreak is likely to cause a temporary but significant disruption to the UK economy, in his first Budget.
Government wins vote after Huawei rebellion
09/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,984
Rebel Tory MPs fail to pass their amendment blocking the company's involvement in the UK's 5G network.
Von der Leyen: UK 'must consider deal trade-offs'
09/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,815
She says the closer the UK's access to the single market, the more it has to adhere to EU rules.
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.
Supermarkets doubt minister's food supply claim
06/03/2020 | news | business | 1,863
One executive says the health secretary has "made up" claims of "working with the supermarkets".
Brexit preparations cost UK more than £4bn
05/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,074
In October last year, 22,000 civil servants were working on Brexit, the public spending watchdog said.
How wealthy is your local area?
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 836
New statistics highlight the wealthiest and poorest neighbourhoods in England and Wales.
Three days more sick pay for self-isolating workers
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,550
Workers will get statutory sick pay from the first day off work, Boris Johnson tells the Commons.
UK fishermen 'to face trading friction with EU'
04/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,185
Environment Secretary George Eustice says firms will "probably" need to fill in export certificates.
Parliament's petition website re-opened
03/03/2020 | news | politics | 120
The popular site allows people to raise awareness of issues and secure debates in Parliament.
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.
UK expects 0.16% economic boost from US trade deal
02/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,154
The UK sets out its strategy for trade talks with US - as separate talks with the EU get under way.
Global growth ‘could halve’ because of coronavirus
02/03/2020 | news | business | 1,678
A "longer lasting and more intensive" outbreak could halve growth in 2020, says the OECD.
No 'artificial deadlines' in EU talks, UK warned
28/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,083
France's Europe minister says the focus must be on substance, as details and timings of the talks emerge.
UK prepared to ditch EU trade talks in June
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 8,249
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy.
Javid: I resigned to uphold 'sensible' government
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,965
The ex-chancellor tells MPs No 10's plan to remove his advisers was not in the "national interest".
'No excuses for not cutting crime', police told
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,597
The home secretary signals the return of crime targets, saying "outcomes" in key areas will be measured.
Chancellor must raise taxes in first Budget - IFS
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,980
A think tank says Rishi Sunak risks breaking Treasury rules on borrowing if he is to boost public spending.
EU ministers agree UK trade talks mandate
25/02/2020 | news | politics | 5,419
The EU will follow this blueprint in talks, as UK ministers also agree their stance.
Six Nations 2020: England end Ireland's Grand Slam hopes and reignite title hopes
23/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,299
England rediscover some of their World Cup form to reignite their own hopes of landing the Six Nations title with a 24-12 win over Ireland.
Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,686
The chief negotiator says the UK's "particular proximity" to the bloc rules out a similar agreement.
No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
France warns UK of bitter post-Brexit trade talks
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,914
The UK and EU will "rip each other apart" as they vie for advantage, France's foreign minister says.
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.
Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems'
10/02/2020 | news | business | 3,198
Warning comes after Michael Gove tells firms to prepare for post-Brexit border checks from January.
Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge idea investigated
10/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,227
Number 10 says "a range of government officials" are looking at the idea of a linking bridge.
Fianna Fáil largest party but Sinn Féin celebrate
10/02/2020 | news | world | 3,096
The final results of the Irish general election show Fianna Fáil on 38 seats, one ahead of Sinn Féin.
Salmon producers warn of 'huge' Brexit burden
09/02/2020 | news | uk | 724
The industry says the UK government has told it to prepare for trade barriers with the European Union.
Poorer households may get help on energy bills
06/02/2020 | news | business | 123
The burden of paying for clean energy technology could be shifted to the tax payer.
Jofra Archer: England bowler to miss Test tour of Sri Lanka with elbow injury
06/02/2020 | sport | cricket | 267
Jofra Archer will miss England's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka next month and the Indian Premier League after suffering a low-grade stress fracture of the elbow.
Raab in Australia on Brexit trade mission
06/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,027
The foreign secretary says the UK will be a "force for good in the world" as he begins his Asia-Pacific trip.
Chancellor’s economic growth goal ‘unrealistic’
06/02/2020 | news | business | 963
There is a one-in-five chance of Sajid Javid hitting growth of about 2.8%, say economists at Niesr.
TV licence fee consultation opens
04/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,296
The culture secretary says the fee needs to remain "relevant" in a "changing media landscape".
PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
European Parliament approves Brexit agreement
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,990
MEPs overwhelmingly back the terms of the UK's exit after an emotional debate in Brussels.
Unite union backs Long-Bailey for Labour leader
24/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,414
Unite leader Len McCluskey said the shadow business secretary had the "brains and brilliance" for the job.
Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
24/01/2020 | news | world | 3,608
The deal formally ending UK membership is signed by EU leaders in Brussels.
UK has 'crossed Brexit finish line', says Johnson
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,125
The prime minister urges the UK to "move forwards as one" as legislation securing the EU exit passes.
Brexit bill clears final parliamentary hurdle
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,366
The legislation, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal, now awaits royal assent.
Give regions a 'voice' or UK may end, Brown warns
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,021
The former PM says the country is "not at ease with itself" and must change from "top to bottom".
Immigration system to 'put people before passports'
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,419
Boris Johnson says post-Brexit immigration to the UK will become "fairer and more equal".
HS2: Give me the facts, says Shapps
20/01/2020 | news | business | 2,011
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps faces a "massive decision" as a leaked report suggests the rail link could cost £106bn.
Saracens relegated from Premiership at end of 2019-20 season for salary cap breaches
19/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,827
Premiership Rugby confirms Saracens will be relegated to the Championship this season after salary cap breaches.
Stormont financial package 'falls way short'
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,769
Finance Minister Conor Murphy says government must live up to commitments made to Stormont parties.
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Liverpool: Roberto Firmino goal gives Reds win
11/01/2020 | sport | football | 2,088
Liverpool setting records in the best-ever start to a season in Europe's top-five leagues "doesn't feel special somehow", says boss Jurgen Klopp.
Harry Kane: Tottenham 'cannot play like we normally play' without striker - Jose Mourinho
10/01/2020 | sport | football | 810
No player can take the injured Harry Kane's place and Tottenham "cannot play like we normally play" without him, says manager Jose Mourinho.
Deal 'holds NI to ransom' over health staff pay
10/01/2020 | news | uk | 823
Unison accuses Julian Smith of trying to infringe on human rights with Stormont deal.
Leaders in final push for votes ahead of election
10/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
The party leaders focus on key messages in the critical final hours before polls open on Thursday.
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.
Tories target Labour Leave seats in final push
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,650
The prime minister tours Labour seats that voted for Brexit, three days before the election.
PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,130
The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.