British prime minister Boris Johnson has not received any further fine for breaching Covid lockdowns, Downing Street said. Photograph: Mauri Ratilainen/EPA

The Metropolitan police has issued another 50 fines to UK government officials as part of its inquiry into coronavirus rule-breaking in Downing Street(...)

Munira Mirza, head of Number 10 Downing Street’s policy unit, who has resigned over Boris Johnson’s failure to apologise for a smear against Labour leader Keir Starmer. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s leadership plunged deeper into crisis on Thursday night when four of his most senior Downing Street aides resigned within four hours. (...)

 The move plunges British prime minister Boris Johnson into deeper jeopardy ahead of the publication of the investigation by Sue Gray, a senior civil servant in the British cabinet office. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A cabinet office report on allegedly lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street could be published as early as Wednesday despite a Metropolitan Polic(...)

Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said the prime minister acted in accordance with the guidance because his wife Carrie, who was pregnant, was in the country residence. Photograph: PRU/AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street has confirmed that British prime minister Boris Johnson commuted from his country residence at Chequers during March 2020 when cor(...)

Boris Johnson appeared to be unassailable in October. Now the Tories are looking towards their next leader

Last weekend, Boris Johnson was relishing his latest escape after he misled his ethics adviser, Christopher Geidt, over the lavish refurbishment (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson is set to make his first public appearance since the leak on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has joined opposition leaders at Westminster in calling on Boris Johnson to resign after the prime minister (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson has refused to say  whether he sanctioned the ‘bring your own booze’ party in Downing Street in May 2020. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The British government has rejected calls for Boris Johnson to resign over allegations that he attended a “bring your own booze” party in the Downing (...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson has faced a barrage of criticism over allegations that there were parties in breach of Covid-19 rules in government offices, including his own. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s staff were invited to a “bring your own booze” party in the garden of his Downing Street residence during the f(...)

After the weekend’s events in Navan, which saw another dismal instance of a GAA referee having to be given a police escort off the field because some (...)

Cormac Breatnach, “I went from a situation of being relatively innocent to feeling under siege.” Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Cormac Breatnach has the long, slender fingers of a flute player. He is a tall, mild mannered and soft spoken man; a thoughtful artist with a gentle d(...)