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BBC Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Huawei: UK government weighs up UK ban of Chinese firm's products
The National Cyber Security Centre has presented its report into the Chinese firm to government.

BBC Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Sunak to give firms £1,000 cash bonus to hire trainees
The government pledges £111m for schemes in England to get young people into work.

BBC Politics
Jul 06, 2020

UK sanctions regime to target human rights abusers
Those set to be punished could include Russian officials implicated in the death of Sergei Magnitsky.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

UK to impose sanctions independently for first time
The first post-Brexit sanctions to punish those accused of human rights abuses are to be announced.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Number of renters in arrears doubles, says charity
Shelter says action is needed before a ban on evicting tenants ends next month.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Arts venues welcome £1.57bn government support
The money will help protect the futures of theatres, galleries and music venues in the UK.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

Traineeships to triple as unemployment fears mount
The government pledges £111m for schemes in England to get young people into work.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

Sunak to give firms £1,000 'bonus' to hire trainees
The government pledges £111m for schemes in England to get young people into work.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

PM joins nationwide clap on NHS 72nd anniversary
The applause was inspired by the weekly Clap for Carers during the peak of the coronavirus lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

NHS anniversary: PM joins clap to celebrate health service
The applause was inspired by the weekly Clap for Carers during the peak of the coronavirus lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

Leicester lockdown: Hancock 'worried' about practices at clothing factories
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he is "worried" about poor social distancing in some factories.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

Hancock 'worried' over Leicester clothing factory practices
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he is "very worried about employment practices in some factories".

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Ministers pledge to double staff in job centres
The chancellor is expected to announce plans to recruit 13,500 extra staff at job centres.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

Social care reform needed within a year - NHS England boss
Sir Simon Stevens tells the BBC the Covid-19 crisis has shone a "very harsh spotlight" on the sector.

BBC Politics
Jul 05, 2020

Ministers pledge to double staff in job centres
The chancellor is expected to announce plans to recruit 13,500 extra staff at job centres.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2020

NHS anniversary: PM to join nationwide clap to celebrate health service
People across the UK will applaud later to celebrate 72 years since the founding of the health service.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus: UK PM's father says he hopes for 'air bridge' with Greece
Boris Johnson's father Stanley has defended his trip to Greece, which critics said broke lockdown rules.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Nigel Farage pub trip raised with Kent Police
The acting leader of the Liberal Democrats asks whether Nigel Farage has broken quarantine rules.

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Pubs and hairdressers reopen as England's lockdown eases
Midnight haircuts as coronavirus restrictions ease - but people are urged to be "tremendously cautious".

BBC Politics
Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen in England
Some hair salons opened at midnight as pubs prepare to see customers for the first time since March.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus: UK government's quarantine-free list 'absurd'
Portuguese leaders say the country's exclusion from a list drawn up by the UK government is "absurd".

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Pubs reopening: 'We're not out of the woods yet'
The prime minister urges people to act responsibly as pubs prepare to re-open.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus: England lockdown easing 'biggest step yet', says PM
Boris Johnson urges people to act "safely" as businesses including pubs and hairdressers reopen on Saturday.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus: England's quarantine-free list of countries published
Greece, Belgium and Spain are among the countries on the list but Portugal and the US are not.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Israel's ex-UK ambassador Mark Regev warns of 'two-state illusion'
The comments come as Israel plans to annexe part of the West Bank, which critics say threatens peace.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon attacks 'shambolic' air bridges decision
Scotland's first minister criticises the UK government over a plan to relax quarantine restrictions for many overseas visitors.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Boris Johnson says recreational cricket can't resume because of 'teas and dressing room' risk
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says recreational cricket is not yet safe to play because of issues surrounding "communal teas and dressing rooms".

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Cricket teas and dressing rooms a risk - PM
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says recreational cricket is not yet safe to play because of issues surrounding "communal teas and dressing rooms".

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus: Pubs can't open in England until 6am as lockdown eased
No 10 says it is a "sensible precaution" against midnight parties taking place across England.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus: UK government air bridges decision 'shambolic'
Nicola Sturgeon criticises Westminster over a plan to relax quarantine restrictions for some overseas visitors.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

UK government takes £400m stake in satellite firm OneWeb
The UK helps rescue company from bankruptcy as part of a plan to replace the EU's Galileo sat-nav system.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Labour: Dodds on job losses from coronavirus pandemic
The shadow chancellor says the reward for workers after the coronavirus pandemic "cannot be a redundancy notice".

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Public not asked for addresses for weeks during virus tests
The data in England was missing for weeks, leading to concerns about the local spread of the virus.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Labour urges more support to stem post-Covid job losses
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds calls for jobs schemes to be extended during local lockdowns.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus: PM urges people to be sensible as England lockdown eased
Boris Johnson says "we are not of the woods yet," as pubs and restaurants in England prepare to re-open.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned
The PM is accused of inventing an allegation that wildlife rules are holding back house-building.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus: England's quarantine scrapped for arrivals from 50 'low risk' countries
Arrivals from Germany and Italy will also no longer need to isolate, ministers confirm.

BBC Politics
Jul 03, 2020

UK government plans to hold daily White House-style televised press briefings
The televised format is expected to be brought in by October, a Downing Street source says.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Quarantine scrapped for arrivals from 'low risk' countries to England
Arrivals to England from Germany and Italy will also no longer need to isolate, ministers confirm.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: What are the new rules when pubs reopen?
Pubs and restaurants in England will reopen in July, but do I need to book ahead?

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: England to scrap quarantine for arrivals from 'low risk' countries
Arrivals to England from Germany and Italy will also no longer need to isolate, ministers confirm.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Labour to urge more support to stem post-Covid job losses
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds will call for jobs schemes to be extended during local lockdowns.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Public should 'act responsibly' as England's lockdown is eased, says PM
Boris Johnson will make the appeal to the public ahead of rule changes and reopenings on Saturday.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Bobby Storey funeral: Arlene Foster calls for Michelle O'Neill to step aside
Arlene Foster says she cannot currently stand with Michelle O'Neill and "give public health advice".

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Green Party announces leadership candidates
Sian Berry and Jonathan Bartley face a challenge from two candidates and six are vying for the deputy job.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Katie Price calls for penalties for online abuse
The former model and reality TV star talks about her experiences as MPs launch a new inquiry.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Black Lives Matter: Sir Keir Starmer 'regrets' calling movement a 'moment'
The Labour leader says he should not have referred to the movement as a "moment" in a BBC interview.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Katie Price wants new law for social media abuse trolls
Katie Price says her autistic son should not be "hidden away" and should be able to use social media.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Brexit: Serious differences over trade deal, say UK and EU
The latest round of talks, the first held in person since Covid-19 struck, broke up a day early.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Katie Price discusses online abuse with MPs
The former model and reality TV star talks about her experiences as MPs launch a new inquiry.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Stanley Johnson Greece flight raised in Commons
Jacob Rees-Mogg reaches for a Biblical quote when questioned about Stanley Johnson's trip to Greece during the UK's coronavirus lockdown.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: PM's father Stanley Johnson criticised for lockdown trip to Greece
Stanley Johnson shared pictures on Instagram showing him arriving in Athens on Wednesday.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Face coverings to become mandatory in Scottish shops
The use of face coverings is to be made mandatory in shops in Scotland when coronavirus restrictions are eased.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: School safety plans will keep groups apart
Safety plans are announced for how all England's schools will return full time in September.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Gambling in football: Betting sponsorship on shirts should be banned - Lords report
Premier League clubs should not be allowed to show betting firms on their shirts, according to a House of Lords Select Committee report.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: When will schools reopen?
Which children are going back to school, and what about the rest?

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Mandatory attendance for all pupils from September - Williamson
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson addresses the newly released safety plans for the return to school.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Councils offered £500m to help with costs
The money comes on top of £3.2bn already given, but a think tank says more is needed to keep services going.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: School safety means two cases and pupils go home
Safety plans announced for England's schools in autumn will be based on separate "bubbles".

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Katie Price to discuss online abuse with MPs
The former model and reality TV star will discuss her experiences as MPs launch a new inquiry.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Dozens of countries not in UK quarantine
UK government sources indicate that UK tourists will not have to isolate on return from up to 75 countries.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law
The US House Speaker said the law was a "brutal, sweeping crackdown" against Hong Kong's people.

BBC Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: Year groups kept isolated in back-to-school plan
Safety plans to be announced for England's schools in autumn will be based on separate "bubbles".

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Russia report: Intelligence committee faces credibility challenge
The effectiveness of the committee, which has not sat since the 2019 election, has been questioned in the past.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Coronavirus: UK travel quarantine rules 'not worth it', says Theresa Villiers
Only a tiny number of fines have been handed out and a former minister says the policy is not working.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Coronavirus: Scottish government to announce 2m rule decision
Many pubs, restaurants and other businesses want the distance reduced before they reopen later this month.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Stars back plea to support UK live music industry
Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney sign letter warning government of Covid-19 impact.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Loot boxes: Lords call for 'immediate' gambling regulation
Loot boxes, skins and player packs should be regulated immediately, says a Lords committee.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Robert Jenrick: MPs say minister made 'serious mistakes' in planning case
Housing committee says it "respectfully disagrees" with the PM that Westferry planning case is closed.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Coronavirus: All lockdown fines 'should be reviewed' - MPs group
Police chiefs are under fire from cross-party group over "unlawful" and "discriminatory" fines.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Kirsty Blackman steps down as SNP deputy at Westminster
The MP is taking a step back for mental health reasons and will still continue to serve her Aberdeen constituency

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Tory peer lambasts 'discriminatory' attendance fee cut
Lord Shinkwin says a decision to halve the Lords allowance has left him thousands of pounds in debt.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Coronavirus: English councils face 'funding gap of £7.4bn'
Vital local services could be cut unless further funding is found, local authorities say.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Bobby Storey funeral: O'Neill says critics are 'point-scoring'
There have been calls for NI's deputy first minister to resign after she attended Bobby Storey's funeral.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

PMQs: Starmer and Johnson on UK jobs and economy
Sir Keir Starmer calls for an extension to the furlough scheme, amid rising job losses in the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

PMQs: Blackford and Johnson on government spending
The SNP's Westminster leader accuses Boris Johnson of not providing support "for the most vulnerable in our society".

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

PMQs: Starmer and Johnson on Leicester coronavirus lockdown
The Labour leader asks why the government took 11 days to acts on warnings of a coronavirus outbreak.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

PMQs: Dorans and Johnson on WPC Yvonne Fletcher killing
The SNP's Allan Dorans asks the PM to open an inquiry into the fatal shooting outside the Libyan embassy in 1984.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents
Up to three million people living in the former colony are being given the chance to settle in the UK.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Coronavirus: Local testing data to be shared with councils
Until now, local authorities did not have full access to data on Covid-19 cases in their areas.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Hong Kong: Raab to set out UK's response to 'anti-protest' law
The UK has vowed to support British overseas passport holders as "anti-protest" law takes effect.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Hexham MP Guy Opperman 'devastated' at twin boys' deaths
Guy Opperman thanks NHS doctors and nurses for trying to save the lives of his newborn sons.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Universities on losing UK and foreign students
The coronavirus pandemic could see universities losing staff with the loss of fees from domestic, and particularly foreign, students.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Bobby Storey funeral: Arlene Foster calls for Michelle O'Neill to apologise
The first minster says Michelle O'Neill's attendance undermined the executive's work to tackle Covid-19.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Michelle O'Neill defends Bobby Storey funeral attendance
The deputy first minster says the funeral of Bobby Storey took place "in accordance" with coronavirus guidelines.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Coronavirus: Data needed quicker to target local outbreaks, say doctors
The call from doctors follows a lockdown in Leicester, amid a rise in Covid-19 cases.

BBC Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Government plans new office to attract scientists to UK
The government says it wants to make immigration "easy and quick" for researchers and innovators.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Coronavirus: Calls for government to plan public inquiry
The NHS ombudsman asks government to listen to patient complaints in order to learn from mistakes.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Campaigners hail move to ban 'rough sex' defence
Labour's Harriet Harman calls government's amendment a "milestone" in ending violence against women.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Rental e-scooters to be made legal on roads in Great Britain from Saturday
Hired, but not private, e-scooters will be allowed on roads in Great Britain, the government says.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Leicester lockdown: Police given 'minimal guidance' on new restrictions
Leicester's police and crime commissioner complains that agencies have been "drip-fed" information.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Boris Johnson: Economy speech fact-checked
The PM outlined £5bn worth of infrastructure projects, but what was behind the numbers?

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Sinn Féin leadership criticised over Bobby Storey funeral
The health minister says no-one is above the guidance laid down by the NI Executive.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Huawei: Ministers signal switch in policy over 5G policy
Digital secretary says US sanctions are "likely to have an impact on the viability" of using firm's kit.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

UK on track for V-shaped recovery, says Bank of England economist
But the Bank of England's Andy Haldane also says the country risks 1980s-style levels of unemployment.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 15 'safe' countries
Australia, Canada and Japan are included on the safe list, but the US and Brazil are not.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Hong Kong: UK says new security law is 'deeply troubling'
China has "ignored its international obligations regarding Hong Kong", says the foreign secretary.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Coronavirus: Johnson sets out 'ambitious' economic recovery plan
Boris Johnson vows a "new deal" for UK after coronavirus - but Labour says saving jobs is top priority.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Ynys Môn constituency 'protected' from cut in number of MPs
The island is set to gain "protected status", to stop it being lost as a UK Parliamentary seat.

BBC Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Why I want to prosecute Dominic Cummings'
A law student is seeking a private prosecution of the PM's top aide over his trips during lockdown.

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