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Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with president Donald Trump on January 6th, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

January 6th: Donald Trump, refusing to accept his defeat in the US presidential election, holds a rally outside the White House, urging his supporters(...)

Alleged event was held on the same day that Matt Hancock, then UK health secretary, urged people to ‘please stick with the rules’. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Pool/AFP via Getty

It has been alleged that the British prime minister attended a party with No 10 staff during the first UK lockdown in May last year. The Guardian and(...)

Christian Eriksen: suffered a mid-game cardiac arrest at the Euros, prompting a flurry of searches. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty

Squid Game, Bernie Sanders’s mittens and how to wear skinny jeans were among the most searched for subjects on Google around the world this year, and (...)

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 hypocrisy reached its nadir when it turned out that Britain’s former health minister  Matt Hancock,  who effectively imposed a sex-ban on  single people, had breached guidelines to conduct an extra-marital affair. Peter Flanagan in London is not amused

I am back living in England, and I’ll probably catch Covid. There’s a sense of inevitability to it. While the British government would never admit to (...)

Close contact: many thousands of people in the UK were potentially asked to isolate unnecessarily. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Many thousands of people around the UK may have isolated unnecessarily because a British government error meant they were pinged by the NHS Covid app (...)

 Allies of Rishi Sunak  insist he is focused on the health of the economy in his job as chancellor following reports the prime minister has considered demoting him.  Photograph: Hannah McKay/ PA

Senior Conservative MPs have warned Boris Johnson not to move against Rishi Sunak, following weekend reports that the British prime minister had threa(...)

 UK’s health secretary Sajid Javid said on Twitter: “Please – if you haven’t yet – get your jab, as we learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus.” Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

British health secretary Sajid Javid apologised for saying it was time to stop “cowering” from Covid, after an outcry from families bereaved by the vi(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak. Photograph: PA

UK prime minister Boris Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak will both self-isolate in line with national guidance, abandoning heavily criticised (...)

Britain’s health secretary Sajid Javid, wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of  coronavirus, has tested positive. (Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty

England’s coronavirus crisis could return again surprisingly quickly and the country is not yet out of the woods, the British government’s chief medic(...)

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