The government is being urged to remove all restrictions on hospitality businesses on 21 June, as reports suggest that the final stage of England’s roadmap out of lockdown could be delayed by two weeks. The British Beer & Pub Association has warned that thousands of pubs “could still be lost forever”, even though indoor service
Welsh leader Mark Drakeford has expressed concern about the Indian coronavirus variant spreading across the border from England hotspots as his country moves to further ease lockdown restrictions. While ruling out a ban on travel, the first minister has urged visitors from the North West to take “all the precautions” in order to keep themselves
CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout reports from Victoria Park in Hong Kong as authorities warn members of the public to not enter the park or take part in any “unauthorized assembly”. Victoria Park has traditionally been the home to the annual vigil of the Tiananmen anniversary in Hong Kong however, this year’s vigil is not permitted
Michael Gove has received an alert from the COVID app less than a week after attending the Champions League final in Portugal with his son. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster had to abandon a meeting with Boris Johnson and the devolved leaders on Thursday afternoon after receiving the notification that he had come
Boris Johnson has had his second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. The prime minister received his jab at the Francis Crick Institute in London on Thursday evening, having had his first dose back in March. His first jab was administered at St Thomas’ Hospital, where he was treated in intensive care last year after
The Volusia County Sheriff’s office released body camera and aerial video of the incident when the Sheriff says two runaways broke into a home and used weapons they found inside to fire at deputies. CNN’s Leyla Santiago reports on the latest developments. #LeylaSantiago #KateBolduan #CNN
CNN’s Chris Cuomo says there’s a conspiracy contagion being fueled by Republicans that is putting Americans most at risk. #ChrisCuomo #CuomoPrimeTime #CNN
DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who defended the Capitol on January 6, speaks out after Senate GOP blocked a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection. #MichaelFanone #DonLemon #DonLemonTonight
Boris Johnson is set to face a major Commons rebellion next week over his policy to slash foreign aid. Rebel Tory MPs believe they have enough support for new legislation that will see aid spending increase by 2022. Conservative former chief Whip Andrew Mitchell is leading the parliamentary push, backed by a further 14 Tory
Boris Johnson has seen “nothing in the data” to mean the 21 June easing of lockdown measures can’t go ahead – although he said there was a need to wait “a little bit longer” for a firm decision. Speaking in Downing Street, the prime minister said: “I can see nothing in the data at the
A COVID rescue plan to help children in England catch up on lost lessons, costing £1.4 billion, is being unveiled by the government. But plans to add half an hour to the school day, extending it from 8am to 5pm or 6pm, are reported to have been postponed after a Whitehall row over the cost.
Former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter spoke to CNN’s Ana Cabrera about former President Trump’s one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn appearing to endorse a Myanmar-style coup in the United States. #CNN #News #Newsroom
The vast majority of Scotland’s central belt will remain in Level 2 restrictions as Nicola Sturgeon delayed the easing of COVID measures for many parts of the country. The first minister said there would be a “slight slowing down” in the lifting of lockdown rules for much of Scotland due to spread of the Indian
A £200m national flagship will be used to promote British trade and industry around the world, Boris Johnson has said. The boat will sail across the world and be used to host trade fairs, ministerial summits and diplomatic talks as the UK seeks to build links and boost exports following Brexit, the prime minister added.
Carrie Symonds is now married to the prime minister – but her influence inside Number 10 has already been under scrutiny. The former Tory Party communications chief – who is taking her husband’s surname – was first romantically linked to Boris Johnson in media reports in early 2019, before he became Tory leader. The couple
The UK’s coronavirus failures have revealed the need for a “revolution in the way we run this country”, a former head of the civil service has said. Whitehall needs to be “more agile” and “we crucially need to be more prepared”, Lord Kerslake told Sky News. While stressing that he was not attacking Whitehall, which
CNN’s Brian Stelter says that comments from Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann is an example of how media outlets who share misinformation are dividing American’s view of the facts. #BrianStelter #ReliableSources #CNN
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have released a photograph of their wedding day after the couple tied the knot in a surprise ceremony. The prime minister, 56, married Ms Symonds, 33, in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday. The image shows the couple in the Downing Street garden after the wedding. The ceremony
Boris Johnson’s approval rating has slumped in the wake of Dominic Cummings’ explosive evidence about the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an opinion poll suggests. According to the Opinium study, the prime minister’s approval rating now stands at -6% -compared with +6% two weeks ago. But it seems that Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer
Downing Street has defended a meeting between Viktor Orban and Boris Johnson amid renewed criticism over the Hungarian leader’s derogatory comments about migrants. Mr Orban has previously spoken of “Muslim invaders” and said migration is “a poison”, forcing Number 10 to condemn the comments as “divisive and wrong” ahead of their meeting on Friday afternoon.
The government’s refusal to implement an insurance scheme for mass events this year means the festival industry is looking at a “lost summer”, according to a Commons report. Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has previously ruled out the introduction of such a scheme, claiming it could “pull the rug out from underneath” organisers. Boomtown Festival, which