Boris Johnson: will not seek an extension to the transition period but he does want a deal with the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

At the end of its second week back from recess, when Jacob Rees-Mogg put a stop to remote voting and promised a return to business as usual, the Palac(...)

Prof Neil Ferguson. Photograph: Parliament TV/PA Wire

The UK could have saved half the lives lost to coronavirus if it introduced lockdown a week earlier, one of Boris Johnson’s top scientific advisers ha(...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Saving Dominic Cummings has cost those around Boris Johnson dearly in terms of their reputations and personal dignity in the past week as senior cabin(...)

 Britain’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty and prime minister Boris Johnson   at a  press conference to update the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: AFP

Boris Johnson has brushed off a statement by Durham police that Dominic Cummings may have broken the law governing the coronavirus lockdown, declaring(...)

Boris Johnson: whether Britain’s death toll is the second, third or fourth-highest in the world, the government’s performance during the crisis has compared unfavourably with that of most of its European neighbours.  Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

When Boris Johnson addressed the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers by Zoom on Friday, the MPs unmuted their microphones so they could bang t(...)

A military person wearing personal protective equipment at a drive-in Covid-19 testing centre at Chessington World of Adventures Resort theme park, UK. Photograph Hollie Adams/Getty Images

The death toll from coronavirus in hospitals across the UK has risen above 20,000 after a further 813 fatalities were recorded on Saturday. British h(...)

Dominic Cummings, special adviser to Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson. A leaked list  shows Mr Cummings was among 23 attendees present at a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) on the day Mr Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown. File photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The Labour Party has urged the UK government to stop the prime minister’s chief political adviser, Dominic Cummings, from attending meetings of the se(...)

A masked pedestrian walks past boarded up shops in London as Britain’s lockdown  continues. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

At a Downing Street press conference on Thursday, chief scientific officer Patrick Vallance congratulated the British people for adhering so closely t(...)

People queueing  to enter a  store in Brixton, south London. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

Millions of key workers and their families will be able to book a free coronavirus test online from Friday in a major expansion of testing in England.(...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer (left) and Britain’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/EPA

Keir Starmer’s first prime minister’s questions lacked most of the principal elements of the weekly parliamentary spectacle, starting with the prime m(...)

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