Wales set for ‘firebreaker’ lockdown, Manchester resists govt on move to...

Wales’ first minister has announced the country will go into a full lockdown on Friday for a 17-day “firebreak” to stem the rise in coronavirus cases. Mark Drakeford said the two-and-a-half weeks will provide a “short, sharp shock to turn back the clock, slow down...

Covid war of words escalates between ‘North and South’ as letter...

Northern Tory MPs have hit out at a letter by 20 of their southern Conservative colleagues - pushing for Manchester to accept tighter Covid restrictions - as “ill advised”. Labour mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham also hit back at what he called an “I’m...

Rees-Mogg attacks Welsh ‘hard-left’ border ban on fellow Brits as ‘unconstitutional’...

Jacob Rees-Mogg has attacked “hard left socialists” and denounced plans to ban people travelling from Covid hotspots to Wales as “unconstitutional”. Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford announced an entry ban to Wales on Wednesday to stop people from parts of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland....
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Asda sustainable store pilots in Leeds with value for money in mind

The well-known grocery outlet in Middleton, Leeds, has been transformed into the first Asda sustainable store. If this pilot lives up to its promise of making eco choices easy and affordable for customers, Asda intends to adapt the model across many other outlets next year. Customers can buy package-free...

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Priti Patel spends £30k for jumbo jet to deport one asylum...

The Home Office has spent £30,000 to charter a jumbo jet in order to deport a single asylum seeker to France. An investigation by Channel 4 News discovered the “deportation flight chartered by the Home Office yesterday was carrying...

Whitehall shake-up – yet another top civil servant quits

Boris Johnson's promised Whitehall shake-up is continuing apace. Director general of the Attorney General’s Office, Rowena Collins Rice, announced her resignation only hours after the departure of Sir Jonathan...

Hancock scrapping PHE is ‘desperate attempt at blame-shifting’ for govt’s coronavirus failings

Matt Hancock’s plans to scrap Public Health England (PHE) is a "desperate attempt at blame shifting" for the government's coronavirus failings, critics have said. The government has been accused of...

Outrage as over-40s face tax hike to fund social care

The government is considering introducing an age-tax on over-40s to help fund the UK’s crisis-hit social care sector. A report that ministers are studying radical plans to hike tax or...

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Barnier mocks PM on deadlines, Starmer attacks govt on Covid, Tory...

Boris Johnson is under increasing fire from all angles with the issues of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic combining with yet more rebels on his backbenches. Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator in Brexit talks with the UK, mocked Johnson...

PM ditches deadline to agree Brexit talks extension

The prime minister has ditched his mid-October deadline for a Brexit deal and agreed with the president of the European Commission to extend the talks. Boris Johnson had previously said...

‘Grossly incompetent’ PM apologizes for not understanding his own lockdown laws

Labour has slammed Boris Johnson for being “grossly incompetent” for not understanding his own lockdown laws. The prime minister has apologized in a tweet for having “misspoke” when was asked...

Pressure mounts on Johnson – Tory MPs rebel on Covid laws, Labour leads in...

Tory MPs have warned Boris Johnson to expect “certain” defeat in the Commons this week if he defies their demands to have a say on lockdown laws. More than 50...

Wales set for ‘firebreaker’ lockdown, Manchester resists govt on move to...

Wales’ first minister has announced the country will go into a full lockdown on Friday for a 17-day “firebreak” to stem the rise in coronavirus cases. Mark Drakeford said the two-and-a-half weeks will provide a “short, sharp shock to turn...

Rees-Mogg attacks Welsh ‘hard-left’ border ban on fellow Brits as ‘unconstitutional’ and comes under...

Jacob Rees-Mogg has attacked “hard left socialists” and denounced plans to ban people travelling from Covid hotspots to Wales as “unconstitutional”. Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford announced an entry ban...

Bloody Sunday massacre: PPS upholds decision not to charge 15 veterans

Almost 50 years after the Bloody Sunday Massacre, the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has upheld its decision not to charge 15 veterans for the killing of 14...

PM’s Brexit ‘climbdown’ is not enough says EU, as Biden warns UK on Good...

Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill “climbdown” with MPs over his contentious internal markets bill is not enough for Europe or senior members of his party. EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said...