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Tue, 11 Aug 2020 21:55:00 GMT
UK to formally enter recession as chancellor prepares for budget delay
Chancellor said to be prepared to shelve budget in event of second spike

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:31:05 GMT
Boris Johnson risks 'robbing' a generation of young people of their future as students await A-level results
Sir Keir Starmer's comments follow chaos in Scotland where predicted grades are to be reinstated after thousands of pupils were downgraded by a statistical model

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:08:38 GMT
'I am too tired to carry on': Desperate asylum seekers threaten to jump overboard if stopped from crossing Channel
UK ships would be required to withdraw under maritime law

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:58:05 GMT
Keep moderation for grades, headteachers and teachers in England say ahead of A-level and GCSE results day
'It's not a criticism of teachers to say there is going to be some downgrading,' one school leader says

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:36:49 GMT
Nearly half of British public have little or no sympathy for migrants crossing Channel from France, survey finds
Figure rises to 73 per cent among Brexit voters and among Tory voters

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:43:00 GMT
More children likely to risk Channel crossing to reunite with relatives under new rules, charity warns
'If children and separated families cannot access family reunion, they are going to have no choice but risk their lives'

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:39:00 GMT
UK police not always treating suspects' medical emergencies as 'genuine', watchdog warns
New national guidance issued after investigation into restraint of man over London parking violation

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:40:00 GMT
Sheep farmer tried to extort £1.4m worth of Bitcoin from Tesco by lacing baby food with metal, court hears
Defendant claims travellers threatened to kill his family unless he paid them £1m

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:57:00 GMT
Stephen Lawrence: Black teenager's remaining racist killers still at large as Met Police closes investigation
'It is well-known that other suspects were also involved in the events which unfolded that night and it is deeply frustrating that we have been unable to bring them to justice,' says commissioner

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:22:00 GMT
Tory MPs claim migrants crossing Channel are 'invading' UK
'Common sense group' of backbenchers condemned for lacking 'humanity and decency' – but its chair claims people can simply 'paddle in'

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:29:00 GMT
Coronavirus: 'Rapid response' testing units taking days to turn up since private firms assumed control
In one case, 900 Royal Mail workers were told they may have deadly bug - but would have to wait four days to get checked on site

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:15:00 GMT
Facial recognition has been used unlawfully and violated human rights, Court of Appeal rules in landmark case
Calls for 'sinister' technology to be banned, but police vow to continue using it

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:45:00 GMT
Boris Johnson news - live: Employment drops by 220,000 within three months as Tory MPs claim migrants crossing Channel are 'invading' UK
Job situation may worsen after furlough scheme winds down in October, warn experts

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:47:36 GMT
Escaped emu on loose in Doncaster for sixth day
Bird is six foot tall and can't fly – but officials and owner struggling to find it

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:29:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Oldham becomes worst hit area in England as Covid-19 cases surge despite town being part of northern lockdown
Swindon, Preston and Bedford also placed on government's at-risk register.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:31:11 GMT
Chickens at farms supplying Tesco, Ocado and McDonald's made to die of thirst or had necks crushed
Exclusive: Undercover footage also reveals birds deemed unprofitable at Red Tractor-backed business killed painfully by the neck

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:55:19 GMT
At-home beauty treatments giving a third of women 'disaster' results, poll claims
Some have reported shaving off eyebrows and DIY highlights resulting in green hair

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:02:00 GMT
All religious marriages must be registered to protect women from abuse and discrimination, report warns
'The fact that religious-only marriages can go under the radar effectively allows men to enter into polygamous relationships that leave the women with absolutely no marital rights,' says report author

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:24:00 GMT
Two friends' bodies recovered from sea in Brighton after empty inflatable dinghy found
Large search launched on Monday afternoon after blow-up boat containing phone and other possessions found off Lancing

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:19:59 GMT
'Irresponsible and wrong': Boris Johnson's decision to merge aid and Foreign Office could cost £50m, says Labour
Follows revelation aid budget will face multi-billion pound cut due to economic fallout of pandemic

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:52:08 GMT
Waxham death: Mother dies trying to rescue son and his friend from sea off Norfolk coast
Former partner describes mother as 'wonderful person' who loved gardening

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:10:00 GMT
Horsey Gap incident: Bomb squad attends scene after 'unexploded device' found at beach car park
Car park cordoned off and public told to stay away while explosive disposal experts examine item

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:38:06 GMT
Margaret Thatcher 'didn't like being interviewed by women', says Kirsty Wark
Former Conservative prime minister attempted to get BBC presenter 'taken off the job'

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:44:00 GMT
Health minister warns data on coronavirus in schools is incomplete after Gavin Williamson says it shows 'little evidence' of transmission
'I haven't seen the final results of that and I don't think anyone else has,' says Edward Argar

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:06:00 GMT
UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast
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Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:51:50 GMT
Brexit: UK-Japan trade deal 'consensus' crumbles over Stilton
Negotiations hit snag as trade secretary Liz Truss insists on preferential treatment for Britain's blue cheese makers

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:22:00 GMT
UK weather: Heatwave continues as thunderstorms bring sudden flooding to Lancashire
Potential for flooding in some areas while sweltering heat persists

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:10:00 GMT
Channel crossings: Priti Patel was warned government policies were pushing migrants into dangerous voyages nine months ago
Exclusive: Home secretary sat on committee that concluded asylum seekers had 'little choice but to make dangerous journeys by land and sea'

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:33:55 GMT
England could see drive-thru flu vaccination centres
It comes after major expansion of eligibility criteria

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:42:00 GMT
'Knee-on-neck' Met Police officer subject to criminal investigation, watchdog says
IOPC launches witness appeal and probes whether officers treated Marcus Coutain differently 'because of his race'

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:09:59 GMT
Universities must hold places for students challenging their A-level grades after exams scrapped, ministers urge
The government is expected to face a huge backlash from parents and pupils when results are announced

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:44:33 GMT
Feline affliction: How coronavirus was discovered in a cat
Since the pandemic began, scientists have been monitoring our furry friends to understand what role they might play. Willie Weir explains how they found the disease in a cat, and what this might mean

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:27:40 GMT
Why the government's new obesity plan won't work for everyone
Yes, a comprehensive scheme is long overdue, but No 10's one-size-fits-all approach falls short of what is required to tackle the problem, say Lucie Nield and Jenny Paxman

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:25:00 GMT
Coronavirus: National NHS Test and Trace system to reduce contact tracers by 6,000 as local authorities handed more control
Number of contact tracers will be scaled back from 18,000 to 12,000 in two weeks' time

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:18:00 GMT
Birmingham fire: Warnings of harmful fumes after huge blaze breaks out at plastics factory
Smoke seen from miles away as at least 100 firefighters tackle flames

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:37:00 GMT
Four police officers injured breaking up fight near Caribbean cookout on Kent beach
Organisers admit the party 'got out of hand'

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:17:57 GMT
Missing girl found dead in river in Scotland named by police
Police had been called to reports of three youths in difficulty in River Leven

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:58:00 GMT
Boris Johnson denies Met Police are 'institutionally racist' after black MP Dawn Butler was pulled over by officers
Accusation of racial profiling

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:53:42 GMT
British beaches lined with rubbish, faeces, vomit and urine after thousands gather during weekend heatwave
Sites in Kent, Sussex, Dorset and Cornwall left filthy after daytrippers go home

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:57:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Pubs could have to close to keep schools open in local lockdowns, No 10 says
Pubs will have to close to keep schools open if there is a local outbreak of Covid-19 next month, No 10 has confirmed. Schools will be the "absolute last" group to close in a local lockdown, Downing Street said.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 08:48:00 GMT
Channel Crossings: Boris Johnson calls for legal change to 'send away' more asylum seekers amid surge in migrant boats
Ministry of Defence deploys surveillance aircraft to Channel as crossings continue

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 07:54:00 GMT
UK weather: Severe thunderstorms likely amid scorching temperatures
'Not out of realms of possibility' a month's worth of rain could fall in three hours, Met Office says

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 05:08:00 GMT
Metal detector user uncovers 'significant' Bronze Age artefacts less than 2ft underground
'I was shaking with happiness,' says treasure hunter after discovering pre-Christian items

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:11:07 GMT
Minke whales filmed breaching off coast of Yorkshire in 'wonderful spectacle'
Group of whales were feeding less than half a kilometre from coast

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:07:17 GMT
Coronavirus outbreak among Tesco supermarket staff in Swindon
New cluster comes days after 51 staff at Iceland distribution centre test positive

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:14:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson insists schools are safe hours after children's commissioner calls for more testing
Prime minister praised efforts to make schools safe.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:53:46 GMT
Missing 12-year-old girl found dead in river in west of Scotland after police search
Death comes after surge in incidents for HM Coastguard during weekend heatwave

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 08:40:00 GMT
Carol Kirkwood: BBC weather presenter responds to awkward 'doggers' mix-up live on air
Slip comes as UK set to experience high temperatures and severe thunderstorms this week

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 15:18:00 GMT
Dawn Butler: Labour MP accuses Metropolitan Police of racial profiling after being stopped by officers
She claims there is 'institutional racism' in police

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 05:18:01 GMT
Coronavirus: Halt 'failing' Serco's new contract to run test-and-trace services, Labour says
'The stakes are too high to tolerate failure in either the operation or the design of this crucial public service', Matt Hancock told

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 05:15:49 GMT
Brexit: Boris Johnson's promise of lucrative trade deals in trouble, study warns
PM vowed to 'take back control' – but dithering has handed advantage to countries on other side of the table, Institute for Government says

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 22:22:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Schools could teach pupils on 'week on-week off' basis, says union
Government plan is for all children to be back from September

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:12:00 GMT
Coronavirus: UK daily cases tops 1,000 for first time in over a month
It comes days after tightened restrictions for Preston were announced

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:29:55 GMT
Coronavirus: Pub customers told to 'urgently' self-isolate after outbreak linked to barbecue
'Everyone needs to stay incredibly vigilant – the virus is still out there, and the situation remains extremely serious,' says council chief

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 11:57:00 GMT
'Toxic' debate around transgender rights harming the UK, says human rights expert
'We have to acknowledge there are lots of difficult issues in relation to women-only spaces, but shouting at each other doesn't help anybody,' says former EHRC chief

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 11:01:00 GMT
Home Office spends more than £1m deporting hundreds of people at height of lockdown, figures show
Exclusive: Nearly 300 people removed to eastern Europe, escorted by 374 immigration officers, despite UK government instructing against all non-essential travel

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:35:00 GMT
UK heatwave: Chaos at beaches as Britons swarm coastlines and cause two-mile traffic jams
Councils, coastguard and police issue multiple warnings for people to stay safe or find less busy spots

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 09:34:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Obese people may be told to stay home if second wave hits
Ministers looking to pinpoint vulnerable groups, including elderly people, to avoid national lockdown

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:46:00 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn's complaint of 'sabotage' confirms he was unfit for office
Labour's former leader claims the party was fewer than 2,500 votes away in key seats from forming a government and blames Blairites for his failure

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:56:00 GMT
Coronavirus: 'Very low' risks to children mean school reopenings are safe, expert says
Public Health England research finds 'very little evidence' of coronavirus transmission where pupils have returned

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 22:09:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson calls school closures 'morally indefensible' despite safety concerns
Push for return comes as Downing Street says PM would sooner close pubs than schools in second lockdown

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 07:52:00 GMT
Tate & Lyle: Brexit-backing firm that donated to Tories set to save £73m from trade change
Company denies 'sweet deal' that will import sugar cane from countries with lower employment and environmental standards

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:45:00 GMT
Defiant Priti Patel steps up plans for navy warships to block migrants crossing Channel despite backlash
Warnings of drowning, threats of legal action and idea branded 'completely potty' – but home secretary puts ex-royal marine in charge

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:48:00 GMT
Boris Johnson 'to travel to Scotland' for two-week family staycation
Prime minister reportedly set to travel with his fiancee and their son next weekend

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:09:45 GMT
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson urged to help out travellers stuck in quarantine
'If the government changes the rules while you're away, and it costs you two weeks' work, then it's the government's responsibility,' says MP David Davis

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 07:52:17 GMT
UK weather: Heatwave continues throughout south with temperatures to hit 35C
Thunderstorms are expected to start today, intensifying as the week begins

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 19:11:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Pubs 'the perfect storm' for spreading disease, experts warn
'If you ask me would I rather fly on a plane or go to a pub, I'd rather fly on a plane,' says professor

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 06:45:57 GMT
'Deeply concerning': Only just over half of Britons are committed to taking coronavirus vaccine, study finds
Warning that 'conspiracy theories and mistrust of government, authority and science' threaten best chance of beating Covid-19

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 18:21:25 GMT
'Appalling': Police forces fail to recruit more black officers despite government pledge
Exclusive: Flop attacked after Black Lives Matters protests proved need to 'build trust and confidence in the police among black communities'

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 17:48:36 GMT
Arrest of black woman outside jewellers to be probed by policing watchdog
Police say suspected resisted arrest made on suspicion of racially aggravated assault

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 08:19:00 GMT
'Too young to retire, too old to work': How the pandemic has ravaged women hit by state pension age rise
'If you had a decent pension, like Germany or France, then you could have a holiday. Or do the things you dreamed of doing in your retirement, that you didn't have time to do when you were younger,' says Pauline Hinder

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 07:57:00 GMT
UK weather: Heatwave continues across southeast England, with milder temperatures in north and Scotland
Record temperatures could see UK experiencing exceptionally long-running heatwave

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 07:28:00 GMT
Coronavirus: 16,000 people may have died as direct result of lockdown, new figures show
But government report says fatalities would have been far greater had restrictions not been put in place and virus allowed to run wild

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 08:05:00 GMT
Anger as Boris Johnson's Tory racism inquiry yet to start eight months after he launched it
Exclusive: No call for evidence issued – three months after it was promised – risking action by equalities watchdog which has threatened its own probe

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:38:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Blackburn's contact tracing team reaching 90 per cent of people 'world-beating' national system was missing
System's success put down down to using local number and callers with local knowledge

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:22:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Randox recalls up to 750,000 test kits over safety concerns
Packs have been sent out to care homes and individuals

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:48:00 GMT
Areas of Britain with up to 60 unemployed for every vacancy revealed
Some areas see 63 unemployed people for every job listing amid fears of surging poverty

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 09:04:00 GMT
More money to be handed to schools 'in leafy suburbs' than in poorer areas, minister admits
Asked about the winners from new funding rules, introduced under pressure from Tory MPs, Nick Gibb says 'They may well be in leafy suburbs'

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 07:37:00 GMT
Migrants at risk of drowning if Priti Patel sends Navy warships to Channel, warns ex-home secretary
Hardline Australia-style tactics to block fragile vessels also condemned as 'completely potty' by defence official

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:51:00 GMT
Home Office restarts deportation of asylum seekers despite coronavirus fears
Exclusive: Ministers accused of prioritising immigration enforcement over public health as charter flight set to remove up to 20 asylum seekers next week

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:06:35 GMT
Dominic Cummings: Senior MP calls for Metropolitan Police to investigate claims over adviser's alleged second lockdown trip
Committee chair joins calls for PM to publish purported evidence proving adviser's innocence

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 22:27:00 GMT
Schools to receive £40m in funding to set up socially-distant transport networks
Initiative aims to help deliver government's goal of getting all pupils back into full-time education by September

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:59:00 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn accuses hostile party officials of sabotaging Labour's election campaign
Submission to party internal inquiry says there was 'clear evidence of factional activity' against the leadership

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:59:00 GMT
UK border: 13 boats carrying over 130 migrants intercepted on English Channel
Figures follow suggestion home secretary could use Royal Navy to tackle surge in crossings

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:58:00 GMT
UK weather: England sees hottest August day for 17 years as heatwave set to continue into next week
Met Office warns 'exceptionally warm and humid nights' are expected this weekend

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:29:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Government must replace failing test and trace scheme so schools can reopen, Independent Sage warns
Centralised system failing and resources must be redirected, experts say

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 06:38:00 GMT
Coronavirus: UK 'will not hesitate' to add France to quarantine list
France has been placed 'on notice' to crack down on new cases or face being placed on the list

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:45:00 GMT
UK weather news – live: 'Red alert' issued for beaches as UK records hottest August day in more than 15 years
People could underestimate heat, which could cause dehydration and sunburn, Met Office warns

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:49:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Preston added to lockdown area after spike in infection rate
Restrictions in other parts of the country to remain in place

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:52:00 GMT
Mile-long cluster of jellyfish with 'very painful' sting spotted off southwest coast as thousands flock to beaches
Photographer says he saw 'couple of thousand' jellyfish at coast around Devon

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:57:00 GMT
'Inappropriate and disproportionate': Priti Patel suggestion to use navy to combat migrant crossings attacked by MoD
The Home Office is yet to provide a full breakdown of the crossings, meaning the total number could be higher still

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:21:21 GMT
UK weather: 'Red alert' issued along south coast as heatwave draws huge crowds to beaches
Social distancing not possible on packed beaches, council warns

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:11:18 GMT
Coronavirus: Pub landlord regrets not being 'strong enough' to enforce social distancing rules after venue linked to outbreak
There are fears the heatwave may tempt people to stop social distancing

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:57:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Bame communities could be disproportionally hit by economic fallout of pandemic, Doreen Lawrence warns
Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are at risk of being disproportionately hit by the economic impact of Covid-19, Doreen Lawrence has warned.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:28:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon says 'clear' link between outbreaks across world and reopening of pubs
Sturgeon says situation in Aberdeen is 'extremely challenging' with 101 cases confirmed as part of cluster

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:07:00 GMT
Keir Starmer overtakes Boris Johnson as voters' choice for PM, poll shows
Labour leader overseen sharp rise in party's popularity since taking over in April

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:28:12 GMT
Greater Manchester lockdown: Extra police to be flooded onto streets as force vows to get tough on people flouting new coronavirus laws
'We have been fair with people,' says deputy chief constable. 'Now this weekend we are going to be using a lot more enforcement. Enough is enough'

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:40:00 GMT
Eric Joyce: Former Labour MP sentenced over making indecent image of child
Former shadow minister had pleaded guilty to offence

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 07:56:25 GMT
Rishi Sunak says he doesn't want to become next PM: 'Oh gosh, I don't have that desire'
'What we've said, in all cases, there won't be a return to austerity,' chancellor adds on government spending plans

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 07:31:59 GMT
'Totally unacceptable': Children with Down's syndrome and autism left in court cells for hours, report finds
The treatment of vulnerable people is a 'matter of embarrassment', custody watchdog says

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 06:56:02 GMT
UK weather: Unprecedented heatwave to last days across south and east
Temperatures to reach 37C in London and southeast England

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:02:00 GMT
Guernsey police ridiculed for recruitment advert featuring cars chases and armed raids despite low crime rate
The force only used firearms once last year.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:44:00 GMT
UK adds Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas to 'no-go' list as coronavirus cases soar
Infections in Belgium have soared to triple the UK rate

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:25:47 GMT
Young women 'most likely to suffer depression, anxiety and loneliness in lockdown'
'Our findings clearly highlight high levels of difficulties being experienced by young people aged 19 and 30, especially young women,' says report author

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:24:36 GMT
Chancellor heads to Scotland to fight independence as over a million companies receive government loans
SNP says Sunak should apologise to people in Scotland 'paying the price' for his party's Brexit policy

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:17:00 GMT
Coronavirus tracked: Where in the UK are infection rates spiking?
Several new hotspots appear to be emerging in areas throughout the country

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:33:00 GMT
'Completely dehumanising': Nigel Farage describes group of children and adults landing in Kent as 'invasion'
Charities and anti-racism campaigners point out people have right to claim asylum in the UK

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 07:17:00 GMT
UK weather forecast: Blistering heatwave looms as authorities urge beachgoers to follow safety advice
Met Office issues heatwave warning as temperatures to reach 37C

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:26:34 GMT
Researchers identify 'Cummings effect' undermining public trust in government during lockdown
Boris Johnson's refusal to sack aide branded 'a monumental misjudgment'

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:09:00 GMT
Dominic Cummings lockdown trip 'witnesses' complain to police watchdog about investigation
Downing Street urged to prove evidence of Johnson adviser's whereabouts after new Durham sightings reported

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 08:30:00 GMT
Coronavirus: National tracing system 'hampering' efforts to fight Covid-19 in Greater Manchester, as figures show barely half of contacts reached
In one borough, just 47 per cent of people exposed to deadly bug have been tracked down

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:01:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Preston facing new lockdown restrictions as infection rates surge in Lancashire city
'We are surrounded by areas that have had enforced measures implemented by government and we want to act now to stop that from happening'

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:12:00 GMT
Brexit: Germany's foreign minister says Boris Johnson must be more 'realistic and pragmatic' if he wants a trade deal
Flagging trade talks have seen little progress

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:46:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson insists all pupils should be back in school by September to help economy recover
As hopes of a V-shaped recovery fade

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:01:00 GMT
Government planning reforms will make it harder to build affordable homes, Sadiq Khan warns
Ministers want to abolish Section 106 powers responsible for half of social housing construction

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:45:00 GMT
Caroline Flack: Love Island presenter took her own life, inquest rules
Coroner rules television star's struggles with mental health and assault charge part of reason for suicide

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:31:00 GMT
Coronavirus: One in five reported to test and trace scheme cannot be found, admits Serco chief
'It's about 20 per cent at the moment where people can't remember or never knew the contact'

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:09:00 GMT
Coronavirus: 50m PPE items bought by government scrapped over safety concerns
Mask supplier Ayanda Capital under scrutiny as legal document reveals government contract was arranged by adviser to Department for International Trade

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 07:58:00 GMT
Westferry project: Robert Jenrick insists he does not regret approving controversial property scheme
'I wish I hadn't been sat next to a developer at an event and I regret sharing text messages with him afterwards'

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:17:59 GMT
Workmen rescued from rubble after roof collapse in Windsor
One man is being treated for serious injuries at Oxford hospital

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:39:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Number of families hit by benefit cap doubles in three months during pandemic
Charities call for immedate suspension of policy to stop wave of homelessness

Sat, 25 Jul 2020 10:07:00 GMT
'We're far from home, but here we have a little corner to ourselves': Latin Village protesters call for market to be reopened
Ian Johnston speaks to Latin Americans living in north London who fear the market, which hosts the second-largest Latino community in the UK, could soon be forced to close its doors for good

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:03:00 GMT
Lifeguards 'in awe' after 10-year-old boy survives hour stranded at sea using tips learnt from TV
Youngster found lying on back with arms and legs outstretched as TV documentary recommends

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:23:00 GMT
'Wrecking our lives': Foreign nationals unable to work or see dying relatives because of visa gridlock
'I feel guilt and desperation every day knowing that my family needs my support, but I cannot promise them I will be there soon,' says Elif Gunes, who cannot visit her dying father because of visa system delays

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:46:00 GMT
Trafficking victims' financial support slashed unlawfully during coronavirus pandemic, lawyers warn
Exclusive: Home Office facing legal challenge after subsistence rates for modern slavery survivors in hotel accommodation reduced to nothing without warning, leaving some without basic essentials and forced to beg

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 23:44:00 GMT
Exam algorithm will punish pupils from struggling areas with lower grades, Labour warns
Education secretary told to step in after 'disastrous handling' of Scottish results – blamed on use of 'prior attainment' figures

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 07:50:30 GMT
Biased AI could worsen racial inequality, researchers say
Experts stress the need for a diverse demographic of developers

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:53:00 GMT
Aberdeen lockdown: Pubs and restaurants close amid 'significant outbreak' as Sturgeon hints pub crawls could be banned
Lockdown restrictions reimposed after 54 new cases emerge in coronavirus cluster

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 05:17:00 GMT
Parents, carers and disabled people twice as likely to face redundancy during pandemic, charity warns
Certain groups being 'pushed to the front of the queue' when it comes to redundancy, Citizens' Advice warns

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 23:46:00 GMT
Keeley Bunker murder: Wesley Streete convicted of raping and killing friend he was 'trusted' to walk home
Killer dumped victim's body face-down in stream and covered her with branches after night out to celebrate her birthday

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 05:54:13 GMT
Female doctors are going through menopause with no support from bosses 'due to sexist attitudes putting them off getting help'
'There can be grave dangers from not being fully on the ball. But the menopause is a taboo. It really would not have occurred to me to mention it to my bosses,' says doctor

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:32:00 GMT
Government's 'pitiful' planning reforms 'will cost Britain decades in fighting climate change'
New system will 'cut red tape' and boost construction firms, ministers say

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:35:19 GMT
Stargazing in August: Getting to the core of the Milky Way
Nigel Henbest on the celestial mystery at the centre of the Milky Way. Plus, what to look out for in the skies this month

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:41:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Luton mayor resigns after breaking lockdown rules at garden party
'There is no excuse for what I did – I should have known better,' says Labour councillor pictured on social media less than two metres from other guests

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:43:00 GMT
UK announces £5m and rescue teams for Beirut as international community sends aid to Lebanon
Government announces emergency relief package as 300,000 made homeless by blast

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:50:00 GMT
PC Andrew Harper's widow launches campaign for whole-life sentences for killers of police officers
Debbie Adlam criticises 'lenient and insufficient way in which the justice system deals with criminals who take the lives of our emergency workers'

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:34:00 GMT
Boris Johnson accused of 'actively ignoring' bereaved coronavirus families
Families say government does not want to acknowledge huge death toll and mistakes

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:34:37 GMT
John Hume funeral: Tributes paid to Northern Irish hero who 'never lost faith in peace'
'He focused on unity and peace, and giving that dignity to every person'

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:32:00 GMT
Tory insiders being handed top Whitehall jobs despite promise of 'independent' appointees
Departmental boards meant to be staffed through 'transparent competition' – but roles go to allies of ministers they are meant to scrutinise

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:53:02 GMT
Police dog finds missing mother and baby on first shift
German Shepherd cross Max locates pair on ravine edge

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:29:00 GMT
Brexit: Hardline European Research Group branded 'a corruption of Conservatism' by senior Tory MP
Organisation which drove UK to a hard Brexit made up of 'climate change deniers' and 'Trump sympathisers', new book is told

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:14:18 GMT
Face mask found in McDonald's chicken nugget
Mother claims daughter nearly 'choked' on disposable face covering

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:23:00 GMT
Shaun Bailey: Tory candidate for mayor of London hits out at racist abuse from left and right
'People on one side of the political divide have sent me threatening letters,' says Shaun Bailey

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:51:00 GMT
Cecil Rhodes theatre changes name after campaign sparked by Black Lives Matter protests
Identity shift comes less than two months after Oxford University said it was looking into removing statue of Victorian imperialist from outside Oriel College

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 08:06:00 GMT
'Not even virus beating': Government scientific adviser dismisses Boris Johnson's claim test and trace system is world leading
Sir Keir Starmer also warns PM's 'repeated refusal to accept that test and trace isn't functioning properly is a roadblock to fixing the issues and restoring public confidence'

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:07:00 GMT
John Hume: Principled politician who put peace in Northern Ireland above all else
Like so many, the Derryman took part in the civil rights protests and marches that began in 1968. Despite harassment and death threats from every side, he went on to form a party that eschewed violence and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his cr...

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:58:00 GMT
Meghan Markle wins court battle to keep friends' identities secret
Duchess of Sussex suing Associated Newspapers over article that reproduced 'private and confidential' letter she sent to estranged father

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:11:00 GMT
Coronavirus: 'Inexplicable' failure to quarantine travellers to the UK made pandemic 'far worse', say MPs
UK 'almost unique' in rejecting border checks in crucial March period – without scientific basis – as hundreds of infected passengers arrived every day

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:13:00 GMT
Woman claims she saw Prince Andrew with Ghislaine Maxwell and Virginia Giuffre on 'Woking Pizza Express' night
She alleges she saw them at London nightclub Tramp, US lawyer says

Fri, 24 May 2019 02:59:00 GMT
Home Office failed to ensure innocent students were not wrongly detained in cheating scandal, report finds
International students targeted by immigration enforcement may have been 'branded as cheats, lost their course fees, and been removed from the UK without being guilty of cheating or being given adequate opportunity to clear their names', says Nationa...

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:04:10 GMT
Coronavirus: Number of empty beds in English care homes almost doubles in a year, survey finds
Action is needed to stop nationwide provider failure, care home alliance chairperson says

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:30:25 GMT
Coronavirus: Three Sunderland pubs shut after drinker has 'big night out' while awaiting Covid test results
'It's stupid behaviour, he has put lives at risk'

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:12:40 GMT
UK weather: Showers to sweep across northwest but bright and warm in south
Highs of 27C expected around Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:20:01 GMT
Coronavirus: Fifth of people 'do not think their finances will recover this year' due to pandemic
Research finds 21 per cent of people now rely on credit to get by

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:12:30 GMT
Coronavirus: Pubs and shops must close before schools in any future lockdown, children's commissioner warns PM
'Too often during the first lockdown, children were an afterthought,' says Anne Longfield

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:45:00 GMT
Women's charities and unions call on parliament to suspend 'rape MP' after Tories refuse
Conservatives have not suspended the MP, who was detained over four alleged incidents

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 18:34:00 GMT
Headteachers say better test and trace system needed to give students and parents 'confidence' to return
All students are expected to return in September

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 22:06:58 GMT
Man accidentally burns down his flat while proposing to girlfriend
Girlfirend says yes after fire service puts out blaze

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:20:00 GMT
Scotland exam results: Pass rates rise as grades set by teachers due to coronavirus
Pupils received grades by post, text or email

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:59:04 GMT
Kate Middleton: Duchess of Cambridge wears face mask at event for first time
Royal dons face covering during visit to baby bank in Sheffield

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:16:00 GMT
Manchester coronavirus lockdown: Sex ban back on as new regulations released
Gatherings of two or more people banned in 'private dwellings' in Manchester, east Lancashire and West Yorkshire

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:21:00 GMT
Home Office agrees to scrap 'racist' visa application algorithm
'Streaming tool' said to contribute to disproportionate rate of visa refusals for people from African countries

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:09:00 GMT
Beirut explosions: Boris Johnson responds to 'shocking' scenes in Lebanon and confirms British nationals may be affected
'All of my thoughts and prayers are with those caught up in this terrible incident,' tweets Prime Minister

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:51:00 GMT
EU dismisses Iain Duncan Smith's demand to reduce Brexit costs
Iain Duncan Smith says the financial liabilities signed up to by Boris Johnson in the withdrawal agreement were too great

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:21:00 GMT
Pilot dies after light aircraft crashes into Sussex field
Air Accidents Investigation Branch looking into incident after craft found north of Heathfield

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:03:43 GMT
Black civil servant accused of trying to steal car while jogging
Andrea Charles Fidelis, who works for the Ministry of Justice, said she felt 'humiliated and broken' by officer who she says racially profiled her

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:38:00 GMT
Brexit: Fears of dead chicks in lorries and 10 months of ports chaos detailed in new government document
Emergency traffic measures to last until 'end of October 2021' – with a giant lorry park to hold 2,000 goods vehicles

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:03:16 GMT
Working adults in their 30s set to become the wealthiest generation, study claims
Despite having healthy financial attitude, 53 per cent of those aged 60 and over still worry about money

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:27:00 GMT
Sadiq Khan proposes priority access to housing for key workers like nurses and teachers
Key worker housing could make a comeback in the capital

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:02:00 GMT
Man has penis grown on his arm after losing genitalia to sepsis
'When I saw my penis go black I was beside myself. It was like a horror film,' says Malcolm MacDonald

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:23:36 GMT
Coronavirus: Microbusiness owners fear they have nine weeks left before they are forced to close
Three quarters of those polled unsure how they will continue to keep business afloat in coming weeks

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:09:58 GMT
Trump's Scottish golf course accused of using pandemic to 'jack up profits' and cut jobs
Trade union suggests luxury resort is using health crisis to make 'savage cuts'

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:56:00 GMT
English speaking-countries were less likely than French or Italian to comply with lockdown rules, study says
Durham University study says belief in effectiveness of measures is important for compliance

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:02:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Blackburn Council sets up its own contact-tracing system — as 'world beating national scheme' not reaching enough people
Borough has highest infection rates in England — but hundreds of residents falling through gaps of Boris Johnson's 'world beating' service

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:00:00 GMT
PC Andrew Harper death: Attorney general asked to consider whether sentences for killers were 'unduly lenient'
Police officer's widow Lissie has written to Boris Johnson asking for retrial

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:02:00 GMT
Bakery manager sacked for using own bank card to help elderly customers blocked from paying with cash
'I was just trying to do the right thing,' says Megan Metcalfe, who worked at Birds Bakery for over 40 years

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:12:00 GMT
Alexander Kareem death: Seven arrested in case of 'mistaken identity' murder
Investigators scour CCTV to trace route taken by white Range Rover thought to be linked to shooting

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:04:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Full reopening of schools next month 'not up for debate' despite fears of second wave, minister insists
'Schools are going to reopen in full in autumn,' says Simon Clarke

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:31:00 GMT
Climate change 'driving UK's extreme weather' and temperature records, Met Office warns
More climate change-induced heatwaves and flooding to come, scientists predict

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:37:00 GMT
Amazon removes shoe description following complaint from MP David Lammy
'Is it 2020 or 1720? Please ⁦⁦Amazon take it down', Mr Lammy wrote

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:25:48 GMT
UK weather: Temperatures forecast to reach as high as 37C by weekend
High temperatures could trigger thunderstorms, Met Office says

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:10:54 GMT
UK faces 'brain drain of educated British citizens' as EU migration rises 30% after Brexit, study shows
Migration from UK to Europe states averaged 56,832 people per year from 2008-15, but climbed to 73,642 a year from 2016-18

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:14:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Pubs in England likely be exempt from any new restrictions
Government to focus on restricting mixing of households if outbreaks occur

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:30:56 GMT
Joaquin Phoenix pleads for goats at disgraced Far Marsh farm to be rescued
Exclusive: Hollywood stars and other actors and singers back open letter asking for animals to be handed over after The Independent revealed horrors behind closed doors

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:52:00 GMT
Government says medicines must be stockpiled for no-deal Brexit on top of Covid-19 pressures
But pharmaceutical industry has warned that sufficient buffer stocks may not be possible by December

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 05:17:52 GMT
Call for 'traffic light' quarantine system to make planning holidays easier
Government urged to be more transparent about why restrictions are placed on foreign countries

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:22:27 GMT
Why BMI may not be the best way to measure health and how we can improve it
Sarah Sauchelli Toran and Karen Coulman explain that while we depend on BMI, it may not actually be the best measure of our health. But there are better ways

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:47:46 GMT
'Flabbergasted' motorist handed parking fine after taking drive-through coronavirus test
'I think it's completely ridiculous to charge someone for looking after the health of their family, neighbours and work colleagues,' says penalty recipient Geoff Pugh

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:27:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Reopening schools without scaled-up track and trace system could lead to worse second wave, experts warn
Current test-trace-isolate system 'not good enough', say researchers

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:35:00 GMT
Eat Out to Help Out: Crowds gather at restaurants on first day of government's half-price dining scheme
'It means I'm getting more of my team out of furlough,' says manager

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:46:00 GMT
Coronavirus UK: What might lockdown look like in event of second wave?
The government appears to be focusing on avoiding a second nationwide lockdown

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:17:00 GMT
Surge in dognapping as crime gangs cash in on demand for pets during lockdown
Owners warned after spike in thefts of pets worth thousands of pounds

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:56:00 GMT
Rise in mothers having children taken into care during pandemic, report suggests
'It is indicative of the state becoming more punitive rather than supporting people,' says campaigner

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT
Samantha Jones: British woman avoids death penalty, sentenced to 42 months in prison in Malaysia
Murder convictions carry mandatory death sentence in the country

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:55:00 GMT
Chief whip says alleged rape is matter for police after woman says he 'did not take her seriously'
Party's chief whip had conversation with alleged victim on 1 April – four months ago

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:51:00 GMT
Government did not tell Sadiq Khan of plan to seal off London in case of coronavirus outbreak
'War game' suggested motorway would be boundary in event of Covid-19 outbreak

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:59:00 GMT
UK coronavirus cases experience highest daily increase since June
Increase in cases accompanies slight upward trend in infections confirmed by department for health and social care

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:04:00 GMT
Boris Johnson news – live: Chief whip defends lack of action over Tory MP accused of rape as Northern Irish 'political titan' John Hume dies
Follow the latest political developments

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:31:00 GMT
Russian hackers stole classified US trade documents from Liam Fox's account, report says
Ex-trade secretary's account broken into multiple times in attack with 'hallmarks of state-backed operation', it is alleged

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:04:20 GMT
Manchester lockdown: Confusion as GPs text patients saying families can meet, contravening new regulations
Follow-up message admits mistake

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:50:00 GMT
Man and woman found dead inside car at Dorset park
Bodies were discovered in Swanage, police say

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:35:00 GMT
Brexit: British expats in EU have deserted the Conservatives, new research shows
Just 6.2 per cent backed Boris Johnson's party in last year's election – throwing doubt on whether he will carry out pledge to abolish time limit on expat voting

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:31:00 GMT
Farm worker feared murdered found living alone in woods five years after going missing
Police discover Lithuanian Ricardas Puisys in woods near Wisbech and now believe he fled exploitation in 2015

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:04:23 GMT
Coronavirus map: Latest deaths and Covid-19 cases for UK
A closer look at the spread of Covid-19 across the UK

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:34:00 GMT
John Hume death: Northern Irish politician who won Nobel Peace Prize dies, aged 83
The SDLP founder was recognised for his part in ending paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:59:00 GMT
Images of packed pubs 'made me want to cry', says Nicola Sturgeon
Scottish first minister warns restrictions could be re-imposed if virus returns in earnest

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:00:00 GMT
Rashid Abbasi: NHS doctor dragged from side of dying six-year-old daughter by police in shocking footage
Police bodycam video reveals violent scuffle inside intensive care ward after father refuses to leave critically ill daughter

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 13:36:00 GMT
Care worker lost husband to Covid-19 – and now needs thousands of pounds to guarantee family can stay in UK
'Free and automatic indefinite leave to remain would give me space to grieve,' she says

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:12:14 GMT
Rare 17th century gold coin of 'unprecedented' quality on sale for £162,750
It was created in limited numbers during reign of James I and just 20 pieces are known to have survived

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:07:00 GMT
Third man arrested for attempted murder of NHS worker in racially motivated car attack
Arrests follow attack on 21-year-old man on 22 July

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:35:08 GMT
Coronavirus tracked: Top 20 worst affected local authority areas for Covid-19 infections in England
Blackburn with Darwen has highest infection rate, with 78.6 cases per 100,000 people

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:21:12 GMT
Coronavirus Manchester: Why has a major incident been declared?
Announcement made three days after health secretary Matt Hancock imposed local lockdowns across region

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:04:00 GMT
Coronavirus: 'Ignorant' holidaymakers criticised by Cornwall Council for refusing to wear masks amid fears of infection spike in UK tourist hotspots
Locals 'concerned' as visitors crowd popular UK destinations during pandemic

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:58:32 GMT
UK weather: Temperatures to soar in second half of week after mixed spell
Met Office predicts that parts of south-east could reach 36C on Friday

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:04:00 GMT
What is the true story behind Nigel Farage's claim that 'illegal' immigrants are staying in hotels?
Brexit party leader makes remarks in 10-minute video cataloguing failed attempt to book hotel room in late July

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 13:41:00 GMT
Police shut down illegal London house party attended by more than 150 people
Neighbours call police after Airbnb property used to host 'gigantic party that quickly got out of hand'

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 18:50:00 GMT
Coronavirus: 19 people test positive in outbreak linked to Staffordshire pub
Pub failed to enforce social distancing in packed beer garden

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:35:00 GMT
New 90-minute tests to aid winter fight against coronavirus and flu
The announcement follows a leak showing regular care home testing has been delayed

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:06:00 GMT
Coronavirus: 'Major incident' declared in Greater Manchester as infection rates rise
City mayor calls on government to reimpose shielding advice across region

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:18:28 GMT
Local economies could miss out on £1bn in emergency coronavirus funding if government stops support schemes, councils warn
Local Government Association urges ministers to recycle any leftover funds into small business support

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:13:37 GMT
Couple separated during lockdown celebrate 65th anniversary with 'cushion cuddle'
Daughter had pillows made with pictures of their faces on so they can 'hug'

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:12:19 GMT
Men more deluded than women about their own fitness levels, says Dr Michael Mosley
Broadcaster and doctor fronting new Channel 4 series to help people who have piled on pounds in lockdown

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:18:00 GMT
Coronavirus: No plan to extend shielding to over-50s, minister insists as government faces backlash
Robert Jenrick also distances government from reports on proposed lockdown 'border' around London

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:31:26 GMT
Campaigners demand reform as official figures show one in five found guilty of cannabis possession is black
Warning of link between convictions and police stop-and-search policy

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:28:00 GMT
Tory failure to suspend MP over alleged rape is 'shocking', says Jess Phillips
Fomer minister was questioned by police in London on Saturday and released on bail

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 17:42:00 GMT
Eat Out to Help Out: Pubs, cafes and restaurants prepare for half-price meal scheme
Dining bills slashed by up to £10 per diner from Monday morning

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:04:34 GMT
Special Forces emails about SAS killings in Afghanistan 'deeply troubling', says lawyer
Solicitor acting for relatives concerned evidence 'nearly remained hidden'

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:24:00 GMT
TV licence website down as BBC introduces fee for over-75s
Asking over-75s to send in bank statements could put pensioners at risk, campaigners warn

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 11:54:00 GMT
Government still planning to reopen all English schools in September despite lockdown setbacks, says minister
Teaching union calls for more clarity after confusion over direction of lockdown

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:39:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Ministers accused of 'negligence' towards care home residents and staff
Rollout of regular Covid-19 testing delayed because of problems with supplies

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 13:52:37 GMT
Dangerous driver calls 999 to order police to 'abort' high-speed chase
'I've got a minor on board. I'm going off the f***ing bridge,' claims Samuel Birch during pursuit

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:07:00 GMT
Former Trump aide Steve Bannon endorses Dominic Cummings as a 'brilliant guy'
Far-right activist predicts Boris Johnson will become more populist

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:55:00 GMT
Sir Keir Starmer warned not to take Unite's Labour funding for granted by union leader
Len McCluskey plans 'gathering' of the left and warns Labour will 'go under' if leader steers it to the right

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 06:58:00 GMT
Boris Johnson told to resume daily coronavirus press conferences to keep 'confused' public informed
Exclusive: Lib Dem leadership contender Layla Moran voices concern after experts reveal one-third do not know symptoms of Covid-19

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 20:32:00 GMT
Conservative MP 'arrested on suspicion of raping woman'
Former parliamentary employee reportedly accuses ex-minister of sexual assault and coercive control

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 15:25:00 GMT
Hundreds of demonstrators gather at Brixton to commemorate Afrikan Emancipation Day
Protesters temporarily block major junction, forcing cars and buses to stop and turn around

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:01:00 GMT
Why isn't Boris Johnson less popular (and Keir Starmer more so)?
The prime minister seemed to be contradicting himself in his news conference yesterday, yet maybe that's what the people want him to do

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 07:52:00 GMT
Coronavirus England: What are the latest changes to lockdown restrictions?
Saturday sees easing of some measures but many postponed due to rising infections

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 07:26:00 GMT
Forest of Dean: Police disperse rave due to coronavirus risks
Gloucestershire Constabulary say they expect the issue to take 'some time' to be resolved

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 07:58:17 GMT
UK weather forecast: Sunshine and showers as nights turn cooler
Fresher conditions bring relief after UK's hottest day of the year on Friday

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 22:11:00 GMT
Elderly people 'may be asked to stay at home' to avoid new lockdown
Vulnerable people could be allocated specific times a week for exclusive access to shops under 'differential shielding' proposal, according to report

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 18:43:27 GMT
Financial support for jobs and businesses must be Rishi Sunak's 'number one goal' even if UK debt worsens, says shadow chancellor
Exclusive: Anneliese Dodds urges chancellor to look to example of French and German schemes stretching years into the future

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:01:00 GMT
Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms again to get England close to 'zero Covid' before winter, Independent Sage expert says
Professor Susan Michie calls for financial support and accommodation for self-isolation as part of a drive to eliminate coronavirus from the community

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 17:59:23 GMT
Poll shows Conservatives lead over Labour has slumped to just three points
Opinium survey finds 75 per cent expecting second wave of coronavirus this year

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 15:29:00 GMT
Queen's Coldstream Guards and footmen investigated after 'boozy punch up'
'It was full-scale. The soldiers were more used to fighting than the footmen. They got quite badly injured'

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 17:54:00 GMT
Teenagers arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after 'racist hit-and-run attack' on NHS worker
Victim scarred for life following Bristol attack which left glass and gravel lodged in his face

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 08:24:00 GMT
'A thousand body bags were on standby': a year on, new details emerge of desperate race to avert Whaley Bridge dam catastrophe
Derbyshire town faced being wiped off map if reservoir walls had collapsed

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 14:53:41 GMT
Coronavirus: Robot cleaners deployed in bid to keep city centre Covid-free
Autonomous machines identify street furniture and high risk touch points - then spray them with alcohol dilute

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:57:00 GMT
UK's first e-scooter trial scaled back amid widespread misuse – including underage riders zipping through shopping centres
Hire vehicle scheme billed as having potential to tackle climate change and coronavirus is 'as useful as chocolate fire guard,' says local MP

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:30:26 GMT
Court papers include document on Prince Andrew's alleged sexual encounter with Epstein victim
Duke of York whispered 'sweet nothings' in ear of Virginia Giuffre and licked her feet, claim papers filed during now-settled defamation lawsuit

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