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Boris Johnson: will not seek an extension to the transition period but he does want a deal with the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

At the end of its second week back from recess, when Jacob Rees-Mogg put a stop to remote voting and promised a return to business as usual, the Palac(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Wednesday’s Downing Street press conference should have been a good news moment for Boris Johnson as he announced a loosening of social-distancing rul(...)

Dominic Cummings leaving his home in London on Sunday following allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling across the England in March. Photograph: Glyn Kirk  via Getty

Boris Johnson has refused to sack Dominic Cummings over multiple alleged breaches of lockdown rules, asserting that his chief adviser acted “responsib(...)

Dominic Cummings was spoken to by police after he appeared to breach UK government lockdown rules in late March, according to reports. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s closest adviser, Dominic Cummings, travelled more than 400km from his London home after showing symptoms of cor(...)

Boris Johnson: whether Britain’s death toll is the second, third or fourth-highest in the world, the government’s performance during the crisis has compared unfavourably with that of most of its European neighbours.  Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

When Boris Johnson addressed the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers by Zoom on Friday, the MPs unmuted their microphones so they could bang t(...)

Prof Lockdown: the front pages of today’s Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and Sun

On Tuesday the UK’s death toll from coronavirus passed 32,000, overtaking that of Italy. But if you were getting your news from certain sections of th(...)

 Video grab taken from BBC of Professor Neil Ferguson, director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London, appearing on The Andrew Marr Show. Photograph: BBC/PA Wire .

A scientist whose research aided UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to impose a lockdown has resigned from the Scientific Advisory Group for E(...)

Under Boris Johnson, the UK is now playing a desperate game of catch-up made worse by the depletion of emergency stocks by an austerity-fixated government and which was redeploying resources to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: 10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

The ad for a popular headache tablet was couched in reassuringly authoritative, but facile science – an actor in a white lab coat pointed to three hal(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Of the 15 bear markets since 1950, the initial major low was retested on all but one occasion. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The recent stock market rebound has been almost as sharp and rapid as the sudden plunge that preceded it. Although markets “went from 1929 to 1999 in (...)

 Atletico Madrid fans celebrate victory after the Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Liverpool at Anfield on March 11th. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Liverpool’s Champions League tie at Anfield with Atlético Madrid should not have been played, the city council’s director of public health has said, a(...)

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