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Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak was locked in an acrimonious spat with education secretary Gavin Williamson on Monday as accusations flew over who was to bl(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “I share people’s frustrations and I understand totally why we do need to see faster turnaround times and we need to improve it,” the British prime minister told a press conference in Downing Street. Photograph:  Henry Nicholls/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has admitted that Britain’s Covid-19 test-and-trace system must be improved after new figures showed that only 15 per cent of tests were(...)

Ryanair: the star performer in Dublin. Photograph: AFP via Getty

European shares fell for a fourth straight day on Thursday, though they trimmed losses after UK chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak unveiled billi(...)

 Marcus Rashford: the British  government defeated Labour’s motion backing the footballer’s  campaign  for free school  meals to be provided for poor children during school holidays  while the coronavirus pandemic lasts. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Boris Johnson, who cut a swathe through Labour strongholds last December by promising to “level up” the neglected English provinces, has this week see(...)

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Britain’s government borrowing exceeded forecasts in September and over the first half of the financial year was more than six times higher than a yea(...)

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Britain’s unemployment rate rose by more than expected to 4.5 per cent in the three months to August, up from 4.1 per cent in the three months to July(...)

Revellers enjoy a night out in the centre of Liverpool, England, where new  Covid-19 restrictions  are set to be introduced  in the coming days. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby / AFP

Parts of England will be split into “medium”, “high”, or “very high” local Covid-19 alert areas under a new three-tier system prime minister Boris Joh(...)

Cities in northern England and other areas suffering a surge in Covid-19 cases may have pubs and restaurants temporarily closed to combat the spread of the virus. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Health authorities across the UK believe the normalisation of eating out and drinking in pubs has contributed to the UK’s second wave of Covid-19, tri(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson delivers his address to the virtual Conservative party conference. Photograph: PA Video/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has promised to defeat coronavirus and to build a “New Jerusalem” from the wreckage of the pandemic with improved productivity, more hou(...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock speaks in the House of Commons in London on Monday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty

The British government has launched an investigation into a data error that saw almost 16,000 coronavirus cases go unreported so that their contacts r(...)

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