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In a major reversal of government policy, British prime minister Boris  Johnson has urged all who can work from home to do so. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Boris Johnson has announced a six-month tightening of coronavirus restrictions, telling MPs that Britain was at a “perilous turning point” as infectio(...)

A masked waiter serves in a restaurant in Covent Garden in London on Tuesday. The British government has said all pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues in England must have a 10pm closing time from Thursday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Boris Johnson was grave as he told MPs on Tuesday about his six-month coronavirus clampdown and for the most part emollient in answering their questio(...)

Peter Geoghegan contends that the money was channelled to the DUP through the official Vote Leave campaign. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Longford-born journalist Peter Geoghegan was sitting in a train carriage in Newcastle just before the Brexit referendum in 2016 when a quest began to (...)

The deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit. File Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has sought to play down a rift at the heart of his team after one of his closest aides resigned, blasting the Labour leader’s top circl(...)

Tory MP Anna Soubry:    accused the Metropolitan Police of ignoring the abuse. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Police officers around the British parliament have been told to “intervene appropriately” after the Conservative MP Anna Soubry accused them of ignori(...)

Brexit campaign donor and businessman Arron Banks. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olovas/AFP/Getty Images

A British Labour MP has asked Theresa May whether she or any other minister had ever declined a request from the security services to conduct an inves(...)

US president Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump and British prime minister Theresa May prior to their dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday night. Photograph: Geoff Pugh/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s incendiary newspaper interview on the eve of his first official visit to the UK, in which he took aim at Theresa May’s Brexit plans and(...)

(From left) shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander who has  resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, Hilary Benn who was sacked by the Labour leader and and Gloria de Piero who has also resigned.

The British Labour Party’s shadow Commons leader Chris Bryant has resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s senior team. Mr Bryant said: “We need someone new to(...)

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow and Prime Minister David Cameron speak to the media near to the scene of the murder of Jo Cox: a 52-year-old suspect is currently in detention. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The two sides in Britain’s EU referendum extended their pause in campaigning until Sunday as Parliament was recalled for Monday to pay tribute to mur(...)

The new leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn makes his inaugural speech at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in central London. Photograph: Reuters

Left-wing veteran Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labour Party in a stunning victory that marks a dramatic ideological shift for (...)

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