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A city worker walks over a London Bridge on July 19th, England’s ‘Freedom Day’ from almost all Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It was supposed to be freedom day, when England would plunge back into normal life after almost all legal coronavirus restrictions were lifted. But Mo(...)

A mobile Covid-19 vaccination centre outside Bolton Town Hall, Bolton. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Boris Johnson is facing a furious backlash from Tory MPs as he prepares to put the final lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England on ho(...)

Passengers walk through the arrivals hall after landing at at Terminal Two Heathrow Airport, London. File photograph: Getty Images

Travellers from across South America have been banned from entering the UK amid growing concerns about a mutant coronavirus strain which has emerged i(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson visiting a  hospital in Reading, west  London.  He is weighing up whether to scrap his three-tiered local lockdown approach. Photograph:   Jeremy Selwyn/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street came under pressure on Thursday to introduce a more stringent national lockdown across England, as growing scientific evidence indicate(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson  in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty

As one European country after another moves closer to a second coronavirus lockdown, Boris Johnson is treading a narrow path between scientific eviden(...)

Customers   in the Richmond pub in Liverpool watch a statement by the British prime minister  Boris Johnson, as parts of the North of England brace  themselves for the most stringent Tier 3 controls. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA

Boris Johnson’s coronavirus press conference in Downing Street on Monday night had the same setting, the same format and the same cast list as many th(...)

British health secretary Matt Hancock has hinted at a compromise to head off  likely defeat by Tory rebels on Wednesday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty

Households in parts of the northeast of England will from Wednesday no longer be allowed to meet one another in any indoor setting, following a rise i(...)

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(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage urged Johnson to drop the deal he negotiated with the EU. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson has ruled out an election pact with the Brexit Party after Nigel Farage challenged him to abandon the deal he negotiated with the Europe(...)

“Boris Johnson’s breath-taking reversal of his previous position on the idea of a Northern Ireland-only backstop makes October 10th, 2019 – the day of his meeting with Leo Varadkar in Wirral – a watershed in British and Irish history.” Photograph: PA

If you pass through Heathrow or any other large British airport, you will be assailed by large photographic posters declaring British greatness: Innov(...)

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