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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 a spell of low pressure bringing persistent rain. London was submerged...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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 on-board Unity 22’s four minute...

Huge shift from ‘rules and fines’ to relying on people’s collective common sense

Boris Johnson has confirmed almost all coronavirus restrictions in England are expected to end on July 19 signalling a huge shift in the government's strategy for dealing with the pandemic. However, the prime minister also...

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 former paratrooper referred to as...

Hancock and Patel referred to SFO; Test and Trace lose 600 million tests and...

Matt Hancock and Priti Patel have been referred to the Serious Fraud Office for their roles in awarding PPE contracts. The prime minister’s longstanding advisor Munira Mirza has also been referred to the SFO along...

Boris Johnson backs Matt Hancock amid calls for M15 to investigate security breach

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...