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A poster of the Manchester Bee in Albert Square, Manchester. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Boris Johnson will impose the highest level of lockdown on 2.8 million people in Greater Manchester after talks with local leaders about financial sup(...)

From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazing a trail for independent women. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/ AFP/ Getty

The convent school prefect is having a moment. From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazi(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “He is a prime minister with advisers out of control, looking for political stunts to reinforce the insurgent nature of Brexit, happy to sacrifice the rule of law...” Photograph:  Eddie Mulholland

The Internal Market Bill, which would allow British ministers to renege on parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, has begun its passage through the(...)

Ms Ní Sheaghdha said there was ‘simply no excuse’ for not employing permanent staff. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), Phil Ní­ Sheaghdha has questioned the HSE’s recruitment policy saying it i(...)

 New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at an election night event in Auckland on Saturday. Photograph: David Rowland/EPA

Jacinda Ardern has held out the possibility of forming a coalition government despite securing a historic election victory that will enable her Labour(...)

Jacinda Ardern pictured after an election night event at Auckland Town Hall, will govern New Zealand for a second term. Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg.

Jacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term, after the Labour party secured a landslide victory in the general election, attracting so ma(...)

In a Word . . .

I have a weakness for off-the-cuff political wit. A master, of course, was Winston Churchill. For instance, when an MP blurted angrily, “Mr Churchill,(...)

Labour leader Alan Kelly says an antigen test kit  costs €5-€10. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The State is to begin testing new rapid Covid-19 antigen kits in the hope of rolling them out nationwide by the end of the year. It is understood tha(...)

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham speaks to the media outside the Central Library in Manchester. Photograph: Martin Rickett/AFP

 More than half of England’s population will be under enhanced coronavirus restrictions after London and a number of other areas were moved into (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson  in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty

As one European country after another moves closer to a second coronavirus lockdown, Boris Johnson is treading a narrow path between scientific eviden(...)

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