Pedestrians pass a social distancing sign on Waterloo Bridge in London, Britain, on Friday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

New coronavirus cases in the UK have risen to the highest level since mid-May. A total of 3,539 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the UK on Friday,(...)

Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon: “Boris Johnson has a mandate to take England out of the EU but he must accept that I have a mandate to give Scotland a choice for an alternative future.” Photograph:  Andrew Milligan

The Scottish National Party scored a landslide across Scotland as party leader Nicola Sturgeon said its “overwhelming” victory presented an undeniable(...)

 Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks with members of the media at the count centre in Glasgow on December. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed the election success of the Scottish National Party (SNP) gives her a “renewed, refreshed and strengthened” mandate for a(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon casts her vote on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Nicola Sturgeon is to declare that she has won a renewed mandate for a second independence referendum after significant gains for the SNP. The first (...)

Jo Swinson at Embankment in London after she was elected leader of the Liberal Democrats on Monday. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Jo Swinson, the new Liberal Democrat leader, is something of a veteran in the party, even in parliament, despite not turning 40 before next year. The(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and his predecessor, Nick Clegg. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Liberal Democrats added three seats in the UK election, an improvement on their disastrous 2015 performance, but their 12-seat haul masked embarra(...)

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron and Jo Swinson, local candidate for East Dunbartonshire, with activists  on the general election campaign trail. Photograph:   Victoria Jones/PA

If elections were won on street signs, there would be little doubt about the result in Milgnavie. A succession of neat hedgerows along the main road i(...)

Jennifer Nyhan: ‘I looked desperately on the Irish embassy website or for a statement from the Taoiseach about what this would mean for those of us living in the UK. But I couldn’t find a thing.’

As a woman from the Republic of Ireland living in Scotland for almost three years now, the EU referendum held last Thursday was another historic momen(...)

File photograph of Melissa Reid taken in December 2013. The Scottish woman is to be released from jail in Peru after authorities agreed to expel her from the country. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Drugs mule Melissa Reid is to be released from jail in Peru after authorities agreed to expel her from the country, according to reports. The 22-year(...)

Family of Karen Buckley write: “To everyone who has shared our terrible loss please accept this acknowledgment of our profound gratitude.”

The parents of Karen Buckley, the Irish nurse murdered in Scotland, have published an acknowledgement notice thanking the community for their support (...)

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