A general view of Wolverhampton Science Park where the Immensa Health laboratory is based. Photograph: Jacob King/PA Wire

Covid-19 testing operations at a private laboratory in central England have been suspended after tens of thousands of people were handed potentially f(...)

Some of the most serious early failings, the report suggests, resulted from apparent groupthink among scientists and ministers which led to ‘fatalism’, the report finds. Photograph: Getty Images

British families bereaved by coronavirus have called for a public inquiry to be brought forward after a cross-party group of MPs said the government’s(...)

The international headquarters of the US tobacco company Philip Morris in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Shareholders in the asthma inhaler maker Vectura have been urged to reject a £1.1 billion (€1.29bn) takeover by the tobacco company Philip Morris Inte(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: “This pandemic is not over. This disease coronavirus continues to carry risks for you and for your family.” Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has confirmed that almost all legal coronavirus restrictions in England will be lifted next Monday but he called on the public to act wi(...)

Education secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs that from August 16th, pupils will not have to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone who tests positive. Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s government has announced the end of classroom bubbles in England after a surge in the number of children off school due to self-isolat(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson arrives for a service  to mark the 73rd birthday of the National Health Service at St Paul’s Cathedral in  London on Monday. Photograph Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

People in England will no longer be required by law to wear face masks in any setting from July 19th as all social distancing rules are abolished(...)

A man plays a harmonica in The Greyhound Pub in Bolton as indoor hospitality reopens in England. Photograph: Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

Indoor service returned to bars and restaurants in England on Monday as museums, theatres and cinemas reopened but the spread of the variant of corona(...)

A public health digital board warns the public of a Covid-19 variant of concern affecting the community in Bolton, northwest England. Surge testing is being carried out in the area, as well as in Blackburn, Sefton and London. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

Ministers in the UK are pushing on with a major easing of restrictions on Monday despite concerns over the Indian variant of coronavirus, of which cas(...)

A man walks past a banner featuring a coronavirus testing site set up at St Mary’s church hall in the London borough of Hillingdon, England on May 14th. Photograph:   Adrian Dennis / AFP

Boris Johnson has warned that the spread of the Indian variant could derail plans to fully lift coronavirus restrictions in England at the end of next(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon (centre) during a meeting at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Tuesday. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/PA Wire

Germany and Scotland have announced that their respective Covid-19 restrictions will remain in place until at least mid-February. As of Tuesday eveni(...)

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