British prime minister Boris Johnson  at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral in Armagh. ‘The numbers of infections are high, but we are within the parameters of what the predictions were. We are sticking with our plan.’ Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Daily coronavirus cases in Britain have risen above 50,000 for the first time since July, but Boris Johnson said he will not bring back compulsory fac(...)

Commuters  take  a Transport for London (TFL) Underground train in central London in recent days.  Any delay to Boris Johnson’s unlocking roadmap risks triggering a row with some politicians in his Conservative Party, who have opposed keeping Covid-19  restrictions in place.  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson on Saturday expressed “serious concern” about rising infections of the Covid-19 Delta variant, reinforcing sugges(...)