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UK coronavirus live: PM to outline further steps to tackle Covid in 8pm address; Scotland to lock down at midnight

Latest updates: Johnson to make TV address this evening; Welsh lockdown restrictions set to last for whole of January Scotland to go into full lockdown at midnight, Sturgeon announces Boris… »

UK coronavirus live: PM says Christmas rules will not change but urges caution and minimal contact with others

Latest updates: PM calls for ‘shorter, smaller’ Christmas; Scottish first minister says no household mixing is safest and Wales to lock down from Christmas Eve UK to stick with relaxed… »

UK coronavirus live: 4,926 new cases recorded as Boris Johnson warns of six months of restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon announces tighter household measures as PM says England’s new restrictions ‘likely to remain in force for six months’ Boris Johnson sets out new Covid restrictions at ‘perilous turning… »

UK coronavirus live: George Eustice urges furloughed workers to pick fruit; death toll rises by 545

Official total now at to 35,341; UK facing ‘severe recession the likes of which we haven’t seen’, says Rishi Sunak Excess deaths in UK reached almost 55,000 in early May,… »

Coronavirus UK live: Hancock unable to promise MPs some hospitals won’t run out of gowns this weekend

Health secretary takes questions from Commons committee; further 58 deaths in Scotland brings total to 837 Boris Johnson and coronavirus: the inside story of his illness Coronavirus latest: at a… »

Jeremy Corbyn apologises to Labour MPs for defeat ‘for which I take responsibility’ – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including parliamentary Labour party meeting for first time since election Johnson’s speech to MPs PM: this parliament ‘vast improvement on predecessor’ Sturgeon’s speech… »

General election: Council tax more likely to go up under Tories than Labour, IFS suggests – live news

Lib Dem leader said leaders should be ‘very careful’ about relationship with US president, ahead of his arrival for Nato Sign up for our morning briefing Parties attack Boris Johnson… »

Tories left on ice in TV debate as leaders vie for climate credentials

Johnson’s absence in Channel 4 debate mars milestone for environmental politics Tories threaten Channel 4 after ice sculpture takes PM’s place Opposition leaders attempted to outbid each other on Thursday… »

General election: Corbyn says Labour has documents that confirm NHS ‘for sale’ in US trade talks – live news

Labour leader says he has obtained 451 pages of unredacted documents that reveal the US is demanding NHS services are part of trade negotiations Sign up for the morning briefing… »

Question Time leaders special: Sturgeon faces audience after Corbyn says he would be neutral on Brexit – live news

Labour leader commits to remaining neutral in a second referendum on Brexit as party leaders appear on BBC Question Times leaders’ special running order McDonnell rejects claims Labour would leave… »

General election: Liberal Democrats launch manifesto after Johnson’s tax pledge – live news

Lib Dems to promise £50bn windfall from stopping Brexit; prime minister reveals national insurance manifesto pledge Lib Dems’ manifesto pledges £5bn duty rise for frequent flyers No deal made with… »

Alexei Navalny detained at airport on return to Russia

Opposition figure picked up after landing in home country following recovery from poisoning The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his return from… »




Latest news: Dido Harding facing questions from public accounts committee; UK records 599 further Covid deaths and 37,535 cases Scrap benefits cut to stop millions falling into poverty, PM told… »