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British prime minister Boris Johnson criticised Labour leader Keir Starmer’s call for a time-limited ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Boris Johnson has agreed to distribute £60 million (€66m) to boroughs in Greater Manchester after the region’s mayor Andy Burnham rejected the sum as (...)

 Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer (right) leaving the Garden Museum in south London on Tuesday after holding a press conference. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

Keir Starmer has shattered Britain’s fragile, cross-party consensus on coronavirus, calling for a “circuit breaker” lockdown in England lasting two or(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: ‘he presence of alcohol can of course affect people’s willingness to physically distance.’ Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Bars and restaurants throughout Scotland will be banned from serving alcohol indoors from Friday and those in the central belt including Glasgow will (...)

Britain has tightened restrictions to stem a surge of coronavirus cases, ordering pubs to close early and advising people to go back to working from home to prevent a second national lockdown. File photograph: Getty

Local coronavirus restrictions will come into force in four more parts of England on Saturday amid growing criticism of a nationwide 10pm curfew for b(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson said the measures contained in the Internal Market Bill to set aside parts of the Brexit deal were an ‘insurance policy’ he hoped would ‘never be invoked’. Photograph: PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s plan to break international law by reneging on the Brexit withdrawal agreement has survived a backbench rebellion to pass its first st(...)

Boris Johnson: “I know it’s been tough. I’ve got to warn you it’s about to get tougher. The waters are about to get choppier. But we are going to deal with it.” Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

Boris Johnson has told Conservative MPs to prepare for “choppier waters” as the Bank of England warned that the economic hit from coronavirus could be(...)

 People wearing  face masks in the North Evington area of Leicester as a new lockdown due to coronavirus was imposed this week. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Labour has called for urgent government action to ensure that local lockdowns are robust following complaints that officials in London failed to share(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: His change of mind has been applauded by Keir Starmer as a victory for common sense. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has agreed to exempt migrant health and social care workers from paying a £400 (€450) mandatory surcharge to use the National Health Ser(...)

Labour  leader Keir Starmer (bottom right) during  prime minister’s questions  in the  Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has promised to introduce a “world-beating” coronavirus track-and-trace system by June 1st, although Downing Street suggested that the l(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have rejected his latest slogan “Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives”. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe

Boris Johnson has defended his plan for easing the coronavirus lockdown as opposition parties criticised the government’s confused messaging and his f(...)

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