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Johnson urges UK to 'move on' from Cummings row
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,757
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.
PM rejects call to scrap overseas carers NHS fee
20/05/2020 | news | politics | 926
Charging migrant health workers to use the NHS is cruel and unfair, opposition leaders tell the PM.
Government publishes 'approach' to EU trade deal
19/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,081
Michael Gove says the bloc held up talks with its "ideological approach" as the UK publishes its plans.
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.
MPs give initial backing to immigration bill
18/05/2020 | news | politics | 5,114
The legislation paves the way for the UK to create a new post-Brexit immigration system.
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.
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.
Virgin Media and O2 join forces to take on BT
07/05/2020 | news | business | 383
A tie-up is agreed that will create one of the UK's largest mobile, broadband and media firms.
PPE gowns bought for NHS from Turkey unusable
07/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,531
More than 2,000 gowns ordered by the UK do not meet British safety standards, the government confirms.
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.
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".
Swann 'shocked' at images of packed flight
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,117
Aer Lingus is boosting capacity on its Belfast-Heathrow route after a photo showed a packed aircraft.
Universal credit claims reach nearly two million
04/05/2020 | news | politics | 409
About 8,000 job centre staff have been redeployed to process claims for financial help, minister tells MPs.
'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.
Tube may be 'overwhelmed' when lockdown is lifted
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,007
Transport and police in London could come under great strain if restrictions are eased, a report warns.
US economy shrinks at fastest rate since 2008
29/04/2020 | news | business | 1,114
The head of America's central bank warns the economy will need more support.
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.
RAF plane lands with PPE from Turkey
22/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,233
The delayed flight arrived with about half of the promised protective kit for NHS staff.
Insurer to give £25 refunds as cars sit idle
21/04/2020 | news | business | 869
Pressure mounts on other motor insurers to offer refunds as people stay at home during the pandemic.
RAF plane en route to Turkey amid NHS kit row
20/04/2020 | news | uk | 4,564
The government says it is working "around the clock" to end the shortage of protective gear.
Councils 'on brink of financial failure'
17/04/2020 | news | politics | 1,723
Coronavirus has seen costs of supporting vulnerable people increase just as councils' incomes drop.
Virus tests expanded to more public service staff
17/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,589
Capacity is rising "sharply" but fewer NHS staff than expected are coming forward, Matt Hancock says.
Government extends furlough scheme to pay staff
17/04/2020 | news | business | 962
The government will extend its policy of paying salaries of furloughed staff by another month.
IMF head warns on Brexit trade deal failure
15/04/2020 | news | business | 2,158
Failure to get a Brexit trade deal would make a coronavirus recession 'even tougher' says IMF chief.
'My firm is viable – but I can’t get a loan'
14/04/2020 | news | business | 612
Businesses say coronavirus loans are being approved too slowly to help firms hit by lockdown measures.
'Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis'
08/04/2020 | news | business | 416
The World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts a contraction of between 13% and 32% this year.
Coronavirus lockdown in Wales to be extended
08/04/2020 | news | uk | 587
The lockdown will not be lifted next week, Wales' first minister confirms.
Investors seize on positive news but rally fades
07/04/2020 | news | business | 175
US shares shed gains after a global stock market rally.
Closing schools has 'marginal impact' on virus
06/04/2020 | news | health | 2,296
Countries should now question whether keeping schools shut is justified, says one team of scientists.
You can't just stop paying rent, tenants told
06/04/2020 | news | business | 1,002
Landlords say the government should make it clear that rent must be paid unless a landlord agrees to a pause.
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.
Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus - where does that leave tennis in 2020?
01/04/2020 | sport | tennis | 805
Wimbledon is cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic - so where does that leave tennis for the rest of the year?
Treasury trebles monthly borrowing plans for virus
31/03/2020 | news | business | 201
Government plans to raise cash from markets in April have been trebled in order to support the economy.
UK mortgage market goes into partial lockdown
31/03/2020 | news | business | 1,047
Lenders are cutting back on loans, unless borrowers have a huge deposit or plenty of equity.
UK coronavirus measures 'making a difference'
30/03/2020 | news | health | 274
People are heeding the advice to stay home to keep pressure off the NHS - and it's working, says adviser.
F1 team helps to create coronavirus breathing aid
29/03/2020 | news | health | 1,123
Thousands of the devices, which deliver oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator, could be made.
'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport
27/03/2020 | news | science | 712
Public transport and active travel will be the "natural first choice", the Transport Secretary says.
Minister defends wait for self-employed bailout
27/03/2020 | news | business | 1,000
Some people who fall outside the terms of the rescue grants say their hopes have been dashed.
'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.
Construction firms divided as shutdown calls grow
25/03/2020 | news | business | 1,372
Confusion deepens as some firms decide to stay open, citing government guidelines for essential work.
UK Parliament shuts down for a month
25/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,921
Commons and Lords will stay empty until after the Easter break, to combat the spread of coronavirus.
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.
No extra help for airlines, chancellor says
24/03/2020 | news | business | 404
Rishi Sunak says bailing out airlines would be a "last resort" as the sector braces for a $252bn loss.
UK construction workers fear for their safety
24/03/2020 | news | business | 2,142
Pressure is growing on government to act to protect construction workers against the coronavirus risk.
Strict new curbs on life in UK announced by PM
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 3,797
Gatherings of more than two people are banned, shops ordered to close and social events halted as part of rules to keep Britons at home and stop the spread of coronavirus.
Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,545
The government's scientific advisers say this will help to limit the spread of coronavirus.
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.
Energy bill help for vulnerable amid outbreak
19/03/2020 | news | business | 270
Prepayment meter customers may get credit through the post or funds automatically added to their meter.
'People do not buy a new outfit to stay at home'
19/03/2020 | news | business | 572
Next says both online and store sales will suffer "significant losses" as a result of coronavirus.
Europe sets up emergency lifeline worth billions
18/03/2020 | news | business | 237
European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde: "There are no limits to our commitment to the euro".
Dozens of Tube stations to shut over coronavirus
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 704
The night Tube will be stopped from this weekend as part of new contingency plans across London.
BBC delays over-75 TV licence fee changes
16/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,093
Millions were due to lose free licences on 1 June, but coronavirus means it's "not the right time".
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.
Wall Street rallies after Trump declares virus emergency
13/03/2020 | news | business | 826
The rally follows the biggest one-day declines in the US and UK since Black Monday in 1987.
BBC could scale back output if hit by coronavirus
12/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 853
The broadcaster is "gaming out" what could happen in studios and newsrooms if many staff went sick.
'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".
How hackers are preying on coronavirus fears
11/03/2020 | news | technology | 115
How to spot five of the biggest email phishing scams based around Covid-19 concerns.
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.
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.
BBC 'must reflect nation' says culture secretary
05/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 3,252
Oliver Dowden says the corporation needs to do more to reflect the UK's "genuine diversity".
How do I get a food parcel?
04/03/2020 | news | business | 1,360
At least 50,000 free weekly food parcels are to be sent out to clinically vulnerable people in England.
US makes emergency rate cut as coronavirus spreads
03/03/2020 | news | business | 422
America's central bank makes the biggest interest rate cut since the financial crisis.
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.
20mph speed limit starts in central London
28/02/2020 | news | uk | 368
Critics say the plans will make no difference because traffic in London is so slow-moving already.
Dow falls more than 4% amid coronavirus stock rout
27/02/2020 | news | business | 282
The US index shed nearly 1,200 points, one of the sharpest drops in history.
Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
27/02/2020 | news | business | 3,589
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
UK prepared to ditch EU trade talks in June
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 8,249
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy.
UK 'would be insane' to let in chlorinated chicken
25/02/2020 | news | business | 3,073
Farmers say allowing food imports that would be illegal to produce in the UK would be "morally bankrupt".
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.
UK's cash system 'will collapse without new laws'
18/02/2020 | news | business | 748
British bank notes and coins could disappear much earlier than expected, campaigners warn.
Tory MPs warn No 10 against conflict with BBC
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,349
No 10 is urged not to pick fight with broadcaster amid reports it wants it "massively pruned back".
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".
Petrol and diesel car ban 'could start in 12 years'
12/02/2020 | news | business | 3,335
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the BBC a sales ban could be brought forward again.
UK 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.
Ban on petrol and diesel car sales brought forward
03/02/2020 | news | science | 3,031
Boris Johnson unveils the plan as he launches a "year of climate action" alongside Sir David Attenborough.
Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
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.