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Nissan backs UK plant but protests erupt in Spain
28/05/2020 | news | business | 704
Almost 3,000 jobs will be lost in Spain but the carmaker says its Sunderland factory will stay open.
Brexit deal 'could bring advantages to NI'
27/05/2020 | news | uk | 248
The advantages would be dependent on minimising checks between GB and NI, says agriculture minister.
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.
Johnson to face grilling by senior MPs next week
22/05/2020 | news | politics | 3,126
The PM will be questioned by the Commons' Liaison Committee for the first time since taking office.
UK borrowing at record high as virus cost soars
22/05/2020 | news | business | 1,663
The government borrowed £62bn in April - the highest monthly figure since records began.
UK arrivals could be fined for breaking quarantine
22/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,904
Travellers to the UK must self-isolate for 14 days from next month, the government is expected to announce.
Acting earlier would have cut deaths - Sage member
21/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,065
Locking down the UK sooner would have made a big difference to the death rate, a scientific adviser says.
English Football League: Promotion and relegation to remain if seasons curtailed
21/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,073
Promotion and relegation will remain in the English Football League if seasons are ended amid the coronavirus crisis.
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.
Net migration from outside EU hits 'highest level'
21/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,399
Official figures show an estimated 282,000 more non-EU citizens came to the UK than left in 2019.
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.
Rees-Mogg sticks by plan to bring MPs back
19/05/2020 | news | politics | 961
MPs are set to return to Westminster in two weeks' time, despite opposition concerns over safety.
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.
Top 10 tips for combating climate change revealed
19/05/2020 | news | science | 1,401
A report lists some of the best ways people can tackle their own contribution to climate change.
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.
League Two clubs vote to end season, but League One teams fail to decide
15/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,153
The League Two season is brought to an early conclusion after talks between clubs and the English Football League.
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.
Doctors 'told not to discuss PPE shortages'
15/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,527
One NHS doctor tells BBC Newsnight he was told by managers at his hospital to "stop causing a fuss".
UK urges EU to uphold rights of British expats
14/05/2020 | news | politics | 460
The UK says there is a "serious risk" to the Brexit agreement if its citizens are not treated fairly.
Lockdown in Wales could be relaxed in two weeks
14/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,468
Wales' first minister announces a cautious plan for easing restrictions on daily life.
'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.
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.
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.
Foreign holiday season 'likely to be cancelled'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 3,665
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says "big, lavish international holidays" are unlikely this summer.
Coronavirus leaves £4bn black hole in TfL budget
12/05/2020 | news | uk | 145
During the lockdown Transport for London has lost 90% of its overall income, new documents reveal.
Coronavirus: How will golf differ when courses reopen in England?
11/05/2020 | sport | golf | 248
Golf courses in England are getting ready to host a somewhat different game, but perhaps better co-ordinated, writes Iain Carter.
Study pours cold water on oil firm net zero claims
11/05/2020 | news | science | 286
Doubt is cast on claims fossil fuel companies are curbing their CO2 in line with net zero targets.
New face covering advice for people in England
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 283
Wearing face coverings on public transport and in some shops is advised in a new government document on easing the lockdown.
Non-essential trips to Scotland 'could break law'
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,779
Nicola Sturgeon says people in Scotland should only be out of their homes for "essential reasons".
'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.
Arrivals from France to escape UK quarantine
10/05/2020 | news | business | 2,669
The UK government says the new measures will not apply to those travelling from France.
Messi or Ronaldo? Your best Ballon d'Or winner of Premier League era revealed
10/05/2020 | sport | football | 114
In the latest MOTD podcast the experts discussed the top 10 Ballon d'Or winners of the Premier League era - and here's how you ranked them.
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.
US unemployment claims hit 33.3 million amid virus
07/05/2020 | news | business | 380
Data shows roughly one-fifth of the US workforce has filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March.
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 first European country to pass 30,000 deaths
06/05/2020 | news | uk | 3,919
The UK records a further 649 deaths, taking the total number of coronavirus deaths to 30,076.
PM 'bitterly regrets' care home crisis
06/05/2020 | news | politics | 4,336
The PM says government is "working hard" to tackle it - and sets 200,000 test aim by end of month.
Rick Parry: English Football League clubs face '£200m hole' by September
05/05/2020 | sport | football | 758
English Football League chairman Rick Parry says the season needs to be concluded before 31 July and that clubs face a "£200m hole".
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".
Sturgeon sets out options for easing lockdown
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,635
The moves could include a gradual reopening of schools and allowing people to spend more time outside.
Labour calls for virus workplace safety standards
04/05/2020 | news | politics | 616
Sir Keir Starmer urges politicians, employers and unions to work together to address public "anxiety".
US to borrow record $3tn in pandemic spending
04/05/2020 | news | business | 632
The sum is more than five times the previous quarterly record, in the 2008 financial crisis.
Government pays nearly quarter of worker wages
04/05/2020 | news | business | 1,775
Programme to help people put on leave due to coronavrius is now being used by 6.3 million people.
'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".
Nightingale Hospital in London placed on standby
04/05/2020 | news | health | 1,815
The hospital will no longer be taking patients in the coming days - but could be used again if needed.
Starting gun to be fired on UK-US trade talks
04/05/2020 | news | politics | 1,027
Ministers say they will drive a "hard bargain" but Labour say they must be "wary" of President Trump.
Thousands signal interest in Covid-19 plasma trial
01/05/2020 | news | health | 1,251
It is hoped the antibodies recovered patients have built up will help clear the virus in others.
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.
UK hospital trials new coronavirus treatment drug
01/05/2020 | news | health | 584
The new drug is based around a protein that is commonly used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
Greggs U-turn over sausage roll rush fears
01/05/2020 | news | business | 810
Concern about too many customers means the bakery chain will now reopen behind closed doors.
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.
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.
'Too early' to start easing lockdown - Sturgeon
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 870
Scotland's first minister says it is unlikely any restrictions will be eased at the next review date on 7 May.
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.
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.
Next sets out shop opening plans amid t-shirt glut
29/04/2020 | news | business | 672
The fashion retailer said it will prioritise opening larger, out-of-town shops first after lockdown.
Big offices may be in the past, says Barclays boss
29/04/2020 | news | business | 803
The bank is rethinking its office strategy as many work from home during the coronavirus crisis.
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.
Scottish government suggests covering face in shops
28/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,712
Nicola Sturgeon says there may be "some benefit" in wearing a cloth face covering in enclosed areas.
The weekly shop is back in fashion, says Tesco
27/04/2020 | news | business | 690
Supermarket boss Dave Lewis says shopping trips are less frequent but basket sizes have doubled.
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.
Some High Street names won't be back, warns Timpson
27/04/2020 | news | business | 1,939
The repair company will reopen some of its outlets this week with strict safety measures in place.
'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.
Frozen airline food mountain to feed those in need
24/04/2020 | news | uk | 265
Disadvantaged people across Greater Manchester will receive meals intended for air passengers.
TfL furloughs 7,000 staff as financial woes deepen
24/04/2020 | news | uk | 562
London's transport commissioner says fare revenues have plummeted by 90% during the pandemic.
Shoppers swap clothes for drink as retail sales sink
24/04/2020 | news | business | 1,043
Shopping declines at the steepest pace since the Office for National Statistics started collecting data.
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.
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.
UK inflation falls as lockdown begins to bite
22/04/2020 | news | business | 955
Clothing and fuel prices slide as economists warn of sharp falls in inflation ahead.
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.
NHS staff struggle to access coronavirus tests
21/04/2020 | news | health | 1,371
Public Health England plans to offer home testing kits across the UK to improve uptake.
Primark boss: We have sold nothing
21/04/2020 | news | business | 762
Primark sales fall to nothing while John Lewis furloughs thousands and Cath Kidston shops close for good.
MPs approve new way of working as Commons returns
20/04/2020 | news | politics | 1,231
Questions via video link and a restriction on the number of MPs in the chamber are among the new measures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chancellor warns of 'tough times' for UK economy
14/04/2020 | news | business | 4,408
A forecast suggests coronavirus will have "serious implications" for the UK economy, Rishi Sunak says.
Furlough scheme extended for recently employed
14/04/2020 | news | business | 711
Staff hired before 19 March may now benefit from government support, but some will still miss out.
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.
Airbnb restricts UK bookings due to coronavirus
09/04/2020 | news | technology | 605
NHS staff and other key workers can still book accommodation through a programme called Frontline Stays.
Tesco tells people to visit stores to get food
08/04/2020 | news | business | 2,664
The supermarket says there is "simply not enough capacity" to supply everyone with online shopping.
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.
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 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.
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.
Defence firm Babcock to make 10,000 ventilators
06/04/2020 | news | business | 670
The move comes as tech giant Apple says it will start making face shields for medical workers.
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.
Premier League clubs to consult players on 30% wage cut as resumption delayed
03/04/2020 | sport | football | 2,831
Premier League clubs will ask players to take a 30% wage cut as it is announced the season will not resume from 30 April.
First coronavirus field hospital opens in London
03/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,001
It comes as the Queen will address the nation on Sunday, as the number of deaths rises to 3,602.
When will we know if the UK lockdown is working?
02/04/2020 | news | health | 2,307
Almost two weeks after Britons were confined to their homes, is the coronavirus curve flattening?
Labour leadership ballot closes
02/04/2020 | news | politics | 808
Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy or Sir Keir Starmer will be announced as leader on Saturday.
Universal credit claims soar to nearly a million
01/04/2020 | news | politics | 356
Officials say the benefit system is coping despite unprecedented demand due to pandemic.
Should more of us wear face masks?
01/04/2020 | news | science | 1,621
Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.
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.
A fifth of smaller firms 'will run out of cash'
31/03/2020 | news | business | 1,757
Despite government help, almost 20% of UK firms are unlikely to get the money they need to survive.
Supermarkets scrap some product restrictions
31/03/2020 | news | business | 2,699
Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda ease limits on how many of some individual items people can buy.
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.
Things to get worse before getting better, PM says
28/03/2020 | news | politics | 5,154
Measures to target coronavirus may get tougher, Boris Johnson says in letter sent to every UK home.
'Emotional' tribute paid to NHS and care workers
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,059
The UK thanks frontline coronavirus staff as firefighters agree to drive ambulances to help the NHS.
Medics protective gear guidance 'to be updated'
26/03/2020 | news | health | 665
New rules on when health staff should wear masks and gloves are expected amid the Covid-19 crisis.
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 urged to face MPs during parliamentary break
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 693
Parliament has closed down for a month, meaning Boris Johnson will not be scrutinised by MPs.
Great Barrier Reef suffers another mass bleaching
26/03/2020 | news | world | 507
The third such event in five years prompts scientists to renew urgent warnings about climate change.
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.
New Tube restrictions to stop non-essential trips
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 888
London mayor Sadiq Khan said the number of Tube passengers fell by a third on Wednesday.
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.
Eviction protections watered down - Labour
24/03/2020 | news | politics | 211
Critics accuse the government of breaking its promise to renters to bring in a complete ban on evictions.
Burger King boss: We’re not going to pay our rent
24/03/2020 | news | business | 323
Hundreds of High Street businesses are set to withhold their quarterly rent payments, due on Wednesday.
Global economy will suffer for 'years to come'
23/03/2020 | news | business | 688
OECD boss Angel Gurría says the economic shock is already bigger than the financial crisis.
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.
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.
Bank of England boss: Don't fire people
18/03/2020 | news | business | 736
There is help for firms thinking of cutting jobs because of the coronavirus crisis, says Andrew Bailey.
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.
Euro 2020 postponed until next summer
18/03/2020 | sport | football | 1,434
Euro 2020 is postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Renters to be protected from eviction, PM says
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 433
The government had been urged to do more for families, workers and tenants affected by coronavirus.
Most UK cinemas shut after virus advice
17/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 505
The move comes a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people to avoid public venues.
Shopping centre giant Intu warns it could go bust
12/03/2020 | news | business | 1,023
The owner of the Trafford Centre and Lakeside shopping centres reports a loss of £2bn.
'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".
Pavement parking could be banned in England
11/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,030
Ministers consult on a ban to help pedestrians, but the AA warns it could lead to "parking chaos".
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.
Budget to be unveiled amid coronavirus pressures
10/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,194
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will present plans to deal with the outbreak in his first Budget.
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.
Middlesbrough 2-2 Nottingham Forest: Jonathan Woodgate's side stay in relegation zone
02/03/2020 | sport | football | 79
Middlesbrough remain in the Championship relegation zone as Nottingham Forest deny them a first win for two months.
Labour 'braced for losses' in council elections
02/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,988
The party faces "one of its worst" performances in recent history in May, internal research suggests.
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.
Everton 1-1 Manchester United: Toffees see late goal disallowed
01/03/2020 | sport | football | 1,230
Everton are denied a late winning goal and manager Carlo Ancelotti is shown a red card as the Blues and Manchester United draw 1-1 at Goodison Park.
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.
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".
UK government 'well prepared' for coronavirus
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,618
The number of UK cases rose to 13 after cruise ship passengers returned to Britain on Saturday.
Voting opens in three-way Labour leadership race
23/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,083
Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey remain in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
Frank Lampard: VAR decisions 'soul destroying' for Chelsea fans
17/02/2020 | sport | football | 979
The video assistant referee (VAR) "didn't get it right" in Chelsea's loss against Manchester United and it was "soul destroying" for the fans, says Blues boss Frank Lampard.
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".
BBC chairman warns over subscription fee
12/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 2,034
Sir David Clementi says putting the broadcaster's services behind a paywall would have a big impact.
HS2 go-ahead 'controversial and difficult'
11/02/2020 | news | business | 2,848
The prime minister says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
PM pledges £5bn for bus and cycling services
10/02/2020 | news | politics | 663
Labour says the plan "doesn't make up for deep cuts" to services since 2010.
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".
Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City (Villa win 3-2 on aggregate): Villa into Carabao Cup final
28/01/2020 | sport | football | 646
Trezeguet's dramatic injury-time winner puts Aston Villa into the Carabao Cup final with victory over Leicester City.
Seriously ill wait more than hour for ambulance
27/01/2020 | news | health | 769
Heart attack and stroke patients are among those facing long delays for crews to arrive, BBC finds.
Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,272
The Irish PM says it will be "difficult" to reach a deal this year, but Boris Johnson is bullish.
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.
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.
Nandy joins Starmer on Labour leadership ballot
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,428
The Wigan MP receives backing from Chinese for Labour, meaning she joins Sir Keir in the final round.
Sturgeon: Wellbeing as important as economic growth
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,030
In a speech later, Ms Sturgeon will say Scotland is creating an economy where "collective wellbeing" is as fundamental as GDP.
Labour leadership hopefuls bid for union backing
21/01/2020 | news | politics | 208
The GMB will announce its favoured candidate amid speculation Jess Phillips could quit the contest.
Devolution politicians reject PM's Brexit bill
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,339
Welsh politicians refuse consent to Brexit bill after politicians in Scotland and NI did the same.
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".
Lord Hall to step down as BBC's director general
20/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,753
After leading the corporation for seven years, Tony Hall is to become chair of the National Gallery.
Harry Maguire made Manchester United captain to succeed Ashley Young
17/01/2020 | sport | football | 588
Harry Maguire is named as the new Manchester United captain just five months after he joined the club from Leicester City.
Tears and relief as the UK's MEPs bid goodbye
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,369
It's been a "grim" last week for some but others are "delighted" to be leaving the European Parliament.
Full UK-EU trade deal 'impossible' by end of 2020
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,737
The EU Commission president says the sides must prioritise areas of agreement to meet talks deadline.
Corbyn won't endorse any leadership contenders
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 369
The Labour leader says he won't publicly back any of the six candidates hoping to succeed him.
'Infrastructure revolution' in March Budget
06/01/2020 | news | business | 678
Chancellor Sajid Javid sets 11 March as the date for his first Budget - the first since the general election.
Energy customers hit with backdated bills
06/01/2020 | news | business | 326
Householders are getting billed extra for energy they used years ago, despite a ban on the practice.
New Labour leader to be announced on 4 April
05/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,287
The party's top body has agreed the timetable for the contest and who is eligible to vote.
Jess Phillips joins Labour leadership race
03/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,016
The third MP to join the contest says Labour members are "ready to try something different".
Barnsley 1-1 West Bromwich Albion: Tykes hold high-flying Baggies for second time
26/12/2019 | sport | football | 40
Barnsley draw with West Bromwich Albion for the second time this season but the Baggies stay top of the Championship on Boxing Day.
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.
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.
Corbyn's 'comic indecision' on Brexit - Blair
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,496
Former prime minister Tony Blair says Labour "let our country down" at the general election.
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.
Thornberry 'warned Labour over Brexit neutrality'
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,652
The shadow foreign secretary told the BBC in September a pro-Remain stance would help its election chances.
Let the healing begin, urges PM after poll win
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,831
Boris Johnson says he hopes his party's "extraordinary" election victory will bring "closure" to years of acrimony.
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.
Dinamo Zagreb 1-4 Manchester City: Gabriel Jesus has to 'keep scoring' after hat-trick inspires win
11/12/2019 | sport | football | 496
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus says he has to "keep scoring" after his hat-trick inspires the Blues to come from behind to beat Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
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.
West Bromwich Albion 5-1 Swansea City: Matheus Pereira masterclass sends Baggies top of Championship
08/12/2019 | sport | football | 98
Matheus Pereira scores one and sets up West Brom's other four goals as they thrash Swansea to go back top of the Championship.
Joshua reclaims heavyweight world titles
07/12/2019 | sport | boxing | 1,622
Anthony Joshua wins his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia.
Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side dent City's title hopes
07/12/2019 | sport | football | 1,788
Manchester United dent neighbours Manchester City's Premier League title hopes with a superb counter-attacking victory in the Manchester derby.