Pedestrians pass a social distancing sign on Waterloo Bridge in London, Britain, on Friday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

New coronavirus cases in the UK have risen to the highest level since mid-May. A total of 3,539 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the UK on Friday,(...)

US president Donald Trump at  adiscussion on the reopening of American schools. File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US New cases of Covid-19 rose by nearly 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third conse(...)

 The UK is continuing with quarantine measures intended to curb the spread of Covid-19  but, as the infection rate falls, government officials are discussing the terms under which it would ease the lockdown. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The first minister of Wales on Friday gave the clearest insight yet into the limited easing of social distancing measures that could be brought in acr(...)

Public benches  taped off in Brockwell Park in London. The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, says  the scientific data needed to assess the impact of the lockdown will not be available until next week. Photograph: Reuters/Reade Levinson

Senior ministers and the leaders of Britain’s devolved institutions will on Thursday discuss the coronavirus lockdown after a further 938 deaths were (...)

Attorney general Geoffrey Cox leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday.  Ministers continue to seek legally-binding changes to Theresa May’s Brexit deal in order to get backing from MPs when they vote on the deal in parliament next week. Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly on Tuesday passed identical motions calling on British prime minister Theresa May’s government to rule (...)

Northern Ireland Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: “We need the type of investment in jobs, in infrastructure, which will make us economically competitive.” File photograph: PA

Finance ministers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have called for a cash injection in next month’s UK budget. The brakes should be taken off (...)

Finance Ministers from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have agreed to work together to “speak with one voice” in discussions with the UK Governme(...)