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London: Number 10 is emphasising that its negotiators are working with Brussels to find a Brexit deal. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

As talks between Britain and the European Union resumed in Brussels on Monday, Downing Street dialled down its rhetoric about a no-deal outcome and st(...)

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer: Margaret Beckett is to become chair of the NEC, passing over outgoing vice-chair Ian Murray from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA

Left-wingers on Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) staged a virtual walkout on Tuesday, accusing Keir Starmer of promoting factional d(...)

Former Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph:   Leon Neal/Getty Images

Labour leftwingers have reacted angrily to Keir Starmer’s decision not to restore the whip to Jeremy Corbyn, accusing the leader of endangering party (...)

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(...)

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