Javid causes outrage with tweet while Johnson and Raab risk losing...

Health secretary Sajid Javid has come under fire for telling people not to “cower” from the virus in a tweet announcing his “full recovery from Covid a week after testing positive.” Javid said his symptoms were “very mild, thanks to amazing vaccines”, before adding: “Please...

As temperatures soar, the heat rises for a PM in splendid...

For the first time in its 167 year history, the Met Office issued an “amber extreme heat warning” for parts of the UK with the sweltering temperatures set to peak on Thursday at over 33C. The country bakes but Boris Johnson may be feeling the...

England’s ‘Freedom Day’ is a threat to the world, international experts...

England’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ is a threat to the world according to international health experts who are worried the country will become a petri-dish for new variants of coronavirus that will spread around the globe. Boris Johnson’s plan to lift almost all of the Covid...

Britain braces for more floods; PM’s COP 26 spokeswoman suggests freezing leftover bread

The Met Office has warned of further thunderstorms and torrential downpours following weekend flooding after more than a month of rain fell in a few hours in London. A yellow thunderstorm and rain warning is in place until Thursday with Scotland and England at most risk of further flooding from...

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Boris Johnson backs Matt Hancock amid calls for M15 to investigate...

The prime minister has backed his health secretary over revelations Matt Hancock breached Covid rules by kissing his aide. Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said the PM “considers the matter closed” after Hancock apologised for breaching social distancing rules after the Sun...

England’s ‘shameful’ social care system can be ‘one to be proud of’ for £10bn...

England’s "shameful" social care system can be transformed with 1% extra government spending, according to the architect of Boris Johnson's most favoured plan to reform the system. Sir Andrew Dilnot...

Priti Patel delaying Daniel Morgan report to ‘protect friends’ at Murdoch’s News International

Home secretary Priti Patel has been accused of delaying the publication of a report into the murder of Daniel Morgan to protect friends at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Chris Bryant,...

Easy Sleazy sings Jagger as Greensill inquiries hit eight and counting

In his 59 years as front man of the Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger can rarely, if indeed ever, have penned a more aptly named song that coincided so...

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Britain braces for more floods; PM’s COP 26 spokeswoman suggests freezing...

The Met Office has warned of further thunderstorms and torrential downpours following weekend flooding after more than a month of rain fell in a few hours in London. A yellow thunderstorm and rain warning is in place until Thursday with...

Javid causes outrage with tweet while Johnson and Raab risk losing their seats at...

Health secretary Sajid Javid has come under fire for telling people not to “cower” from the virus in a tweet announcing his “full recovery from Covid a week after...

As temperatures soar, the heat rises for a PM in splendid isolation

For the first time in its 167 year history, the Met Office issued an “amber extreme heat warning” for parts of the UK with the sweltering temperatures set to...

U-turn on Covid vaccine passports for England – 200 deaths per day forecast by...

Boris Johnson has announced another major U-turn by recommending England’s nightclubs and large events require people to show a Covid vaccine passport to gain entry. The prime minister confirmed England...

England’s ‘Freedom Day’ is a threat to the world, international experts...

England’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ is a threat to the world according to international health experts who are worried the country will become a petri-dish for new variants of coronavirus that will spread around the globe. Boris Johnson’s plan to lift...

Branson’s ‘extraordinary’ tourist space flight – cost £100m per minute – is delayed by...

Sir Richard Branson’s Unity 22 space tourism test flight has been delayed by weather conditions at New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Billionaire British celebrity-businessman Branson is now set to take off...

Soldier F’s Bloody Sunday murder trial collapses as prosecutors deem key evidence ‘inadmissible’

The murder trial of the only British soldier charged for Bloody Sunday has collapsed after prosecutors deemed key evidence in the form of military police statements was inadmissible. The unnamed...

Wales to launch universal basic income scheme

Wales is launching the UK’s first universal basic income (UBI) pilot scheme, first minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The policy will “see whether the promises that basic income hold out...