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Boris Johnson urged to publish ‘public-friendly’ data on route out of lockdown

Tory former minister calls for clear information showing progress on tackling Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe former minister behind a group of more than 50 Conservative MPs in northern England who have warned Boris Johnson their constituencies risk being left behind amid the pandemic has urged Downing Street to provide people with clear data showing a route out of restrictions.Jake Berry called for information to be published in an “easily digestible, con...
Tags: Politics, England, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, North Of England, Jake Berry, Coronavirus


UK faces new legal challenge over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Campaigners seek judicial review of renewal of sales after court ruled them unlawfulCampaigners have filed for a judicial review of the UK government’s decision to renew arms sales to Saudi Arabia.The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) said the weapons would “fuel destruction and prolong the conflict” in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has employed widespread bombing in a war that has killed thousands of civilians. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Yemen, Arms trade, Liz Truss, Trade Policy, Campaign Against Arms Trade CAAT


Ending lockdown, airport testing and Dominic Cummings: your Covid questions answered

You asked us about the politics of the coronavirus. Here are the answersWe asked readers what they wanted to know about the government’s response to coronavirus. Our political correspondent, Peter Walker, has the answers.What are the protocols for taking places out of local lockdown? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Peter Walker, Coronavirus


BP leads energy companies preparing two major UK carbon capture projects

17m tonnes of carbon dioxide to be stored beneath the North Sea every yearAfter decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to help meet the government’s climate ambitions.BP has set out plans to lead an alliance of energy companies in siphoning off the carbon dioxide from factory flues under new plans in which almost half the UK’s industrial emissions will be stored b...
Tags: Energy, Business, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, UK News, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, Britain, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bp, North Sea, Carbon capture and storage (CCS


Keir Starmer contacted by police after collision with cyclist in London

Rider taken to hospital after incident involving car said to be driven by Labour’s leaderPolice are investigating a collision involving the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, in which a cyclist was taken to hospital.Starmer is understood to have been driving through north-west London around midday on Sunday when the crash occurred in Kentish Town. Continue reading...
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Police hope DNA from helmets will solve 1982 Troubles murder case

Crash helmets linked to landmine attack in Northern Ireland that killed three police officersDNA contained within two crash helmets will, police believe, reveal the identities of IRA suspects who carried out a landmine attack that killed three police officers in Northern Ireland four decades ago, the head of an investigation into historical killings during the Troubles has said.The head of Operation Kenova, which is reopening the files on several unsolved historic and controversial crimes from t...
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Proportion of people in England with Covid antibodies has fallen, study says

Figure has dropped by over a quarter in three months, fuelling concerns over reinfectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe proportion of people in England with coronavirus antibodies dropped by more than a quarter in the space of three months, researchers have revealed, fuelling concerns over reinfection. The findings come from the React-2 study, which is based on home finger-prick antibody test results from random participants across all 314 local authorities. Cont...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: 'We cannot give up' warns WHO chief; protests flare in Italy

Protests against Covid restrictions turn violent in Milan and Turin; US deaths up 10%; Pope to celebrate Christmas without congregation. Follow the latest updatesPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.30pm GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Helen Sullivan, you can get in touch with me here, and this is the place to be for the latest globa...
Tags: Science, Milan, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Pope, Francis, Turin, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: fears of violence at Italian protests against restrictions

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.26pm GMT Stock markets in the US and Europe fell sharply as investors focused on signs that rich countries’ efforts to cont...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Belgium, Merkel, Xinjiang, Coronavirus, COVID, Roman Prymula


Director at Grenfell Tower TMO describes how fatal cladding saved £800,000

Peter Maddison challenged at the inquiry over his ‘candour’ in relation to cost-cuttingA director at the landlord of Grenfell Tower has apologised for the “devastating” fire after he described his role overseeing hundreds of thousands of pounds in cost savings relating to combustible cladding installed on the council block.Peter Maddison, director of assets and regeneration at the Kensington and Chelsea tenants management organisation (TMO), was close to tears at the end of his testimony to the ...
Tags: Law, UK News, Chelsea, Kensington, TMO, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Grenfell tower inquiry, Grenfell Tower TMO, Peter Maddison


US and European markets dip as Covid containment efforts founder

Investors’ summer optimism replaced by insecurity as curfews and lockdowns returnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStock markets in the US and Europe fell sharply oas investors focused on signs that rich countries’ efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic were foundering.In Europe the Stoxx 600 index lost 1.8%, after heavy falls in German blue-chip stocks. In the US the benchmark S&P 500 had lost 2.2% by the middle of afternoon trading on Wall Street and the Dow Jone...
Tags: Europe, Business, US, Economics, UK News, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Infectious Diseases, Airline Industry, Economic recovery, Intercontinental Hotels, Ftse, Rolls-royce, Tui Travel, Carnival


Man arrested after car accident in west London leaves toddler dead

Individual in his 40s arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs after incident that left another pedestrian in a critical conditionA man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs following the death of a toddler who was struck by a car in west London.Metropolitan police officers were called to Eastcote Road in Ruislip just after 4pm on Sunday after reports of a collision involving a car and three pedestrians, including a 22-month-old in a pushchair. Con...
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Ex-paratrooper jumps 40 metres from helicopter for charity

John Bream was briefly unconscious after hitting the sea off Hayling Island at 80mphA British former paratrooper has dropped 40 metres from a helicopter into the sea in an attempt to break the world record for jumping without a parachute.John Bream was taken to hospital to be examined following the leap after he landed in the water awkwardly and briefly fell unconscious. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Military, Charities, Southampton, Hayling Island, John Bream


Seven held on suspicion of trying to hijack oil tanker off Isle of Wight

Arrests made for allegedly ‘seizing or exercising control of a ship by use of threats or force’Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to hijack the oil tanker that was stormed by members of the Special Boat Service (SBS) off the coast of the Isle of Wight on Sunday night.Hampshire police said they had detained the men – who are understood to be Nigerian nationals – for allegedly “seizing or exercising control of a ship by use of threats or force”. The seven are being held at pol...
Tags: UK News, Hampshire, Wight


Harry: life with Meghan made me aware of unconscious racial bias

Prince blames royal upbringing for prior lack of insight and calls on others to educate themselvesThe Duke of Sussex has said his upbringing as a privileged member of the royal family resulted in him having no understanding of unconscious racial bias, and called for others in a similar situation to “educate themselves”.Prince Harry made the comments during a conversation with Patrick Hutchinson, the south London personal trainer who was photographed carrying a far-right protester to safety durin...
Tags: London, Race, UK News, Prince Harry, Harry, Prince, Black Lives Matter Movement, Meghan, Duke of Sussex, Patrick Hutchinson, Duchess of Sussex


Nottingham and Warrington to enter tier-3 Covid restrictions

Measures will come into force from midnight on Monday in Warrington and midnight on Wednesday for NotthinghamCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNottingham and Warrington will become the latest areas of England to come under the tightest Covid restrictions, with pubs closed and all household mixing banned.Tier 3 restrictions will come into force at 12.01am on Tuesday for Warrington and 12.01am on Thursday for Nottingham. Continue reading...
Tags: England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Warrington, North Of England, Nottingham Continue, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: Italians warned not to travel abroad due to rise in Covid cases

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT Low and middle income countries are facing a looming debt crisis as a result of economic pressures arising from th...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Belgium, Un, Merkel, Xinjiang, Coronavirus, KashgarPope Francis


Coronavirus live: Belgium's intensive care units at risk of being overrun, officials warn

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.29pm GMT Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed it will be easier and cheaper to invest in a cure for Covid-19 rather than a ...
Tags: Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Belgium, Brazil, Merkel, Xinjiang, Reuters, BRASILIA, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


UK coronavirus live: Warrington will move to tier 3 at midnight, government confirms

Warrington moves into highest tier as Downing Street faces continued anger at refusal to extend free school meals schemeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.28pm GMT Rotherham Hospital reported higher numbers of Covid positive inpatients on Monday than at the height of the first wave.A spokesman for the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust said: As of 8am this morning, we had 96 patients in Rotherham Hospital who have tested positive for Covid-19, of these six were in cri...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Greater Manchester, Schools, Bolton, Downing Street, Warrington, School meals, Coronavirus, Rotherham Hospital, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Breightmet, Dorothy Foster, Jean Barrass


UK coronavirus live: Johnson promises no child will go hungry as he faces free school meals backlash

Downing Street faces Tory revolt as MPs grow angry at government’s refusal to extend scheme during October half-termCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.23pm GMT In this Guardian video, Boris Johnson claims that no child will go hungry this winter and says he “salutes” Marcus Rashford. The prime minister defended the government’s position saying that councils had been given extra cash and universal credit had increased. 1.20pm GMT A petition demanding an end to ...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, School meals, Marcus Rashford, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: Germany on verge of losing control of Covid fight, warns Merkel

Latest updates: German leader speaks of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions; WHO warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’; Israel to begin first vaccine clinical trials next month US comes close to new daily case recordChina: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarDread of history repeating itself grows in Italy as infections rise againWhich European nations are getting it right on Covid?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.13pm GMT A partial l...
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Our Brexit future? Come January, it looks more and more like 1980s Russia

The shorthand we used to understand Russia back then was: nobody could get a pair of Levi’s. An upcoming VAT change could create something similar in the UK Masochistically, if I ever see a story about VAT, I’ll read it. In the old days, it just made my brain ache (17.5%? What kind of maths even is that?). This year, it has been the symbol of the seriousness of the coronavirus crisis (I’ve known cuts to it and bumps to it, in the service of a choppy economy, but until the pandemic I had never kn...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Tax and spending, Foreign Policy, Levi, Brexit


UK coronavirus live: 'increased funding' planned for poorest families over Christmas amid free school meals row

Downing Street faces Tory revolt as MPs grow angry at government’s refusal to extend scheme during October half termCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.20am GMT Thousands of free meals will be provided to children by businesses, local authorities and community groups across England, including Conservative-run councils, on the first day of half term as the government faces a damaging revolt on the issue (see 9.44am.).Dozens of people from a range of organisations h...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, UK News, Downing Street, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


NHS short of over £1bn for Covid second wave and onset of winter

Exclusive: Hospitals in England each have up to £20m less than they need to cope in coming monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS has been given in excess of £1bn less than it needs to tackle the second wave of Covid-19, deal with the coming winter and restart routine operations, the Guardian has learned.The disclosure raises questions about the pledge from the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, at the start of the pandemic to give the NHS “whatever resources it needs” t...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Health policy, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


NHS short of over £1bn for second Covid wave and onset of winter

Exclusive: Hospitals in England each have up to £20m less than they need to cope in coming monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS has been given in excess of £1bn less than it needs to tackle the second wave of Covid-19, deal with the coming winter and restart routine operations, the Guardian has learned.The disclosure raises questions about the pledge from the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, at the start of the pandemic to give the NHS “whatever resources it needs” t...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Health policy, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: China confirms 137 local cases as Spain enters state of emergency

Restrictions eased in Australian state of Victoria; WHO warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’; Israel to begin first vaccine clinical trials next month. Follow the latest updatesUS comes close to new daily case recordChina: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarDread of history repeating itself grows in Italy as infections rise againWhich European nations are getting it right on Covid?See all our coronavirus coverage 5.37am GMT South Korea urged citizens to get vaccinate...
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Coronavirus live news: US sees new case highs as Spain curfew begins

Five aides to US Vice President Mike Pence test positive; WHO warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’; 137 new cases in Xinjiang, China. Follow the latest updatesUS comes close to new daily case recordDread of history repeating itself grows in Italy as infections rise againWhich European nations are getting it right on Covid?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.24am GMT The coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the White House itself, with the chief of staff to Mike Pence and four others in th...
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Covid leaves 6m UK small businesses and 16m jobs in 'precarious position'

Survey finds nearly two-thirds of entrepreneurs believe their business may not survive pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn estimated 6m small businesses in the UK supporting 16.6m jobs are in a financially precarious position as a result of the pandemic, a London business school has warned.Nearly two-thirds of entrepreneurs felt their business might not survive the pressures of Covid-19, while more than half predicted they would run out of money within the next...
Tags: Business, UK, London, Small Business, Economics, UK News, Job losses, King, Brexit, Coronavirus, COVID


What do we know about the SBS?

The Special Boat Service that stormed a tanker off the Isle of Wight is closely aligned to the SASThe secretive Special Boat Service, which stormed a tanker off the coast of the Isle of Wight on Sunday evening and detained seven stowaways suspected of seizing it, is Britain’s elite military unit tasked with tackling terrorist and other localised, violent incidents at sea. Its origins date back to the second world war, and the Ministry of Defence refuses to say how many fighters it comprises or g...
Tags: UK News, Britain, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Essex, SBS, Wight, Tilbury, Theresa May Continue


Frank Bough, host of BBC's Grandstand, dies aged 87

The star was one of the corporation’s highest-profile presenters in the 1970s and 1980sThe former TV presenter Frank Bough, best known for presenting the BBC’s flagship sports show Grandstand, has died at the age of 87.Bough, also known for presenting Nationwide and Breakfast Time, was one of the corporation’s highest-profile and highest-paid television hosts in the 1970s and 1980s. Continue reading...
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