Shoppers, some wearing a face mask or covering, walk past a sign alerting pedestrians to social distancing  in Newcastle city centre on September 17th. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus cases have doubled in the majority of English cities and towns that are subject to long-term local lockdowns, amid growing concern that re(...)

There is surprise and anger on both sides of the Irish border and in Brussels at a reported British plan to potentially undermine the withdrawal pact. Photograph: Getty

Politicians and senior officials in the Irish Government played down the reports that the British government was preparing to override parts of the EU(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

British ministers will face questions from MPs on Tuesday about their government’s commitment to the Northern Ireland protocol after Downing Street de(...)

Dispute over whether to allow certain US foodstuffs into Britain, including chicken dipped in chlorine baths, was a symptom of more trouble to come, the think tank said. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP

Boris Johnson’s government has made “unforced errors” by rushing into trade negotiations with third countries before resolving its regulatory position(...)

World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: ‘We will continue providing strategic leadership to co-ordinate the global response.’ Photograph: Christopher Black/WHO/AFP via Getty

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) vowed on Tuesday to continue to lead the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after US presi(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid leaves 11 Downing Street. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty

Outgoing chancellor Sajid Javid has warned Boris Johnson not to undermine the credibility of the treasury as the prime minister’s team took effective (...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster: the withdrawal agreement ‘poses a threat to the integrity of the UK’.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The DUP has said it will not support Theresa May’s government if it tables a fresh meaningful Brexit vote because “the necessary changes we seek to th(...)

'The Tories have stabbed the DUP not in the back, but in the front.' Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

I apologise to the Democratic Unionist Party. After it did a deal to keep Theresa May in power, I suggested it would eventually be stabbed in the back(...)

President Michael D Higgins meets Queen Elizabeth’s race horse, Micras. Photograph: Steve Parsons/Reuters

The pigs squabbled, the hens were friendly and the cows scratched themselves in the midday sun when President M(...)