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UK prime minister Boris Johnson and his former special adviser Dominic Cummings. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to give full details of how the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat was funded, after former aide Domini(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson: ‘The UK government and the devolved administrations are working together on a joint approach to the Christmas period, because all of us want to ensure families can come together, wherever they live.’ Photograph: Leon Neal/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has promised Britain “as normal a Christmas as possible” if people fully comply with a national lockdown that came into force on Thursda(...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock attending a remote press conference to update the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/AFP via Getty Images

British ministers have denied an assertion by the country’s most senior diplomat that they made a “political decision” to stay out of a European Union(...)

Member of the Red Cross and Policemen waite for relatives at a monument to honour the victims of Germanwings flight 4U9525 in front of the mountains near the crash site. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Pilots with a history of depression should not be banned from flying commercial jets, according to a leading British psychiatrist, in a warning agains(...)