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BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Tories face questions over co-chair's firm marketing Covid tests to rich clients
The Conservatives say Ben Elliot's business activities are separate from the party after Labour criticism.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Boris Johnson will not meet Nicola Sturgeon during trip to Scotland
Boris Johnson will not meet Scotland's first minister this week, according to a letter seen by the BBC.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Covid in Scotland: Most restrictions to end from 9 August
Social distancing will no longer be required in most locations - but the wearing of face coverings will continue.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: Belarus opposition leader hopeful after Boris Johnson meeting
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says she has been assured of further UK support, amid a crackdown on dissent.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Covid-19: Behind-the-scenes battles over amber watchlist
Cabinet divisions over international travel rules spilled out into the open this week, writes Adam Fleming.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Drug deaths in England and Wales highest since 1993
In total, 4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in England and Wales last year.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Rishi Sunak warns young home working may hurt their career
The chancellor says being in the office helped him build strong relationships when he started out.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Ministers reject calls to lower state pension age to 60
The government says lowering the state pension age is not fair or affordable for taxpayers.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Vitaly Shishov: Head of Belarus exiles group found dead in Ukraine
Vitaly Shishov lived in Ukraine and led a group helping people who fled the Belarus crackdown.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Return to the office would help young workers, says Rishi Sunak
The chancellor says being in the office helped him build strong relationships when he started out.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to set out plans for lifting restrictions
Nicola Sturgeon is to confirm whether Scotland will move beyond level zero on 9 August as planned.

BBC Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Shops and schools proposed for council election pilots in Wales
Could voting with your weekly shop boost turnout at next year's council elections?

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Covid-19: Amber watchlist travel idea scrapped
A government source says they have dropped proposals for a new category in the traffic light system.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Covid-19: Amber watch-list travel idea scrapped
A government source says they have dropped proposals for a new category in the traffic light system.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Covid-19: 'Amber watch-list' travel idea scrapped
A government source says they have dropped proposals for a new category in the traffic light system.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

PM: 'We must stop importing variants from abroad'
Boris Johnson says a "balanced approach" is needed for foreign travel but wants advice to be "simple".

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales tweaked to notify fewer contacts
The app in England and Wales will now only alert contacts from the previous two days in asymptomatic cases.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Covid: NHS app in England and Wales tweaked to notify fewer contacts
The app in England and Wales will now only alert contacts from the previous two days in asymptomatic cases.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Covid: PM defends approach to international travel
Boris Johnson says the UK must not import Covid variants amid speculation about an amber watchlist.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

UK and Iran summon diplomats after tanker attack
Two people were killed in the attack on an oil tanker, which the UK, US and Israel blame on Iran.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Labour: Tories must come clean over elite donors
Newspaper reports say party donors were given access to the PM and chancellor for their contributions.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Covid-19: First people arriving into UK after rules relaxed for fully jabbed
People vaccinated in the EU or US do not need to isolate when coming to the UK from an amber country.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Humza Yousaf reports nursery over discrimination fears
Health Secretary Humza Yousaf says his daughter was twice refused a place at the nursery, which denies any discrimination.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

UK summons Iranian envoy over tanker attack
The UK and US blame Iran for the attack in which two people were killed, and have vowed to respond.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Pingdemic: ‘I'm losing hundreds of pounds in tips'
An ill-timed alert on the NHS Covid app can mean bar staff losing out on tip income at the weekend.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

‘Covid passports': How to get the NHS Covid Pass
People in England can use the pass for travel and to visit venues which ask for them.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Coronavirus: First people arriving into UK after rules relaxed for fully jabbed
People vaccinated in the EU or US do not need to isolate when coming to the UK from an amber country.

BBC Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Coronavirus: New rules for fully jabbed US and EU arrivals begin
People vaccinated in the EU or US will not need to isolate when coming to the UK from an amber country.

BBC Politics
Aug 01, 2021

NHS pay: Call for privately employed staff to get increase
Cleaners and others employed by contractors should receive the same rise as NHS staff, a union says.

BBC Politics
Aug 01, 2021

Smaller firms hit by 'pingdemic' staff shortages
An ill-timed alert on the NHS Covid app can mean bar staff losing out on tip income at the weekend.

BBC Politics
Aug 01, 2021

Tanker attack: UK and US blame Iran for deadly ship attack
The UK accuses Tehran of violating international law, while Iran calls the accusations "baseless".

BBC Politics
Jul 31, 2021

Carrie Johnson and Boris Johnson expecting second child
Carrie and Boris Johnson are expecting a second child, months after a miscarriage left her "heartbroken".

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Guli Frances-Dehqhani: The bishop tackling England's housing crisis
The Church of England owns a lot of land - Guli Frances-Dehqhani wants to use it for the common good.

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Guli Francis-Dehqani: The bishop tackling England's housing crisis
The Church of England owns a lot of land - Guli Francis-Dehqani wants to use it for the common good.

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Prof Chris Whitty: Man sentenced for St James's Park assault
Lewis Hughes says he lost his job after assaulting England's chief medical officer in central London.

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

UK military opens first space command centre
The new operations centre will help the UK maintain a "battle-winning advantage", ministers say.

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Prof Chris Whitty: Man pleads guilty to park assault
Lewis Hughes says he lost his job after assaulting England's chief medical officer in St James's Park.

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Apsana Begum: Labour MP cleared of fraudulent housing claims
The Poplar and Limehouse MP is found not guilty of "dishonestly" obtaining social housing.

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Free England from isolation rules earlier - Starmer
Double-vaccinated people should be freed from isolation rules more quickly in England, says Labour leader.

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Covid rules: What has changed?
Major changes to lockdown rules have taken effect in England and Scotland, but some restrictions remain.

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level
The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with a further 1,339 people dying last year.

BBC Politics
Jul 30, 2021

End self-isolation for double-jabbed sooner, says Sir Keir Starmer
Labour is calling on Boris Johnson to bring England in to line with Wales on quarantine measures.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Walking and biking prioritised in new Highway Code
Greater priority for pedestrians at crossings and for cyclists at junctions are among the changes.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Migrant women and babies held in shocking conditions, MPs find
A group of MPs describes scenes at a Dover asylum unit as "wholly inappropriate" and a Covid risk.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

NI abortion: Givan vows to resist commissioning order
Paul Givan says he is taking legal advice over the order for Stormont to commission abortion services.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

David Greenhalgh death: Tributes paid to Bolton Council leader
David Greenhalgh became the first Tory leader of Bolton Council in four decades.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Global summit raises $4bn for schools despite aid row
World leaders pledge to get more children into school in the world's poorest countries.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

PM says education is universal cure despite aid row
A global summit raises £2.9bn to support education in some of the world's poorest countries.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Covid vaccines have prevented 60,000 deaths in England - Jonathan Van-Tam
He says future lockdowns are less likely the more people, including 18-25-year olds, get vaccinated.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

RNLI donations increase after migrant rescue criticism
The lifeboat charity says it has been "overwhelmed" by support after it released footage of Channel rescues.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

NHS Covid-19 app pings rise by over 70,000 to new record
The number of coronavirus alerts hits a new record, with nearly 690,000 sent in England and Wales.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Holocaust memorial outside Parliament to go ahead
Fears have been raised that the site could become a terrorist target, but ministers say it will be safe.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Malala says girls' education 'worth fighting for'
Education summit in London is raising aid to support 175 million children in the poorest countries.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Covid: University students could be told jabs are required - Raab
There will be "advance warning" if vaccines become compulsory for halls, the foreign secretary says.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Westminster Holocaust memorial given go-ahead by Robert Jenrick
Fears have been raised that the site could become a terrorist target, but ministers say it will be safe.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Fewest people on furlough since pandemic began
Under-25s are coming off furlough twice as fast as all other age brackets, says the Treasury.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Global education summit targets pandemic-hit schooling
A summit in London is raising aid to support 175 million children in the poorest countries.

BBC Politics
Jul 29, 2021

UK already undergoing disruptive climate change
Last year was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest on record in the UK, scientists warn.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Covid: Furlough scheme set to wind down further
Employers will have to contribute more to the job support scheme before it is phased out in September.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Covid: UK sends nine million vaccines to vulnerable countries
The government has promised to donate 100m surplus doses to other countries before the middle of 2022.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Official Secrets Act: Do government plans threaten investigative journalism?
Campaigners and reporters say planned changes to the Official Secrets Act threaten press freedoms.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Covid: No quarantine for fully jabbed US and EU travellers
Ministers hope the change will help reunite family and friends in England and Scotland.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Home secretary meets Birmingham pub bombings families
A group of MPs say proposed legislation would "close the book" on families' quest for justice.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Sajid Javid calls on younger people to have Covid vaccines
Fighting Covid has been a "race" with the baton now being passed from older to young people, says the health secretary

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Price tag for new flagship royal yacht could hit £250m
The defence secretary confirms the cost of the new "floating embassy" could be £100m higher than expected.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Price tag for new flagship yacht could hit £250m
The defence secretary confirms the cost of the new "floating embassy" could be £100m higher than expected.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Shapps on opening up England to visitors from US and Europe
The government has tried to "err on the side of caution and safety" on opening up borders to visitors from abroad, says the transport secretary.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Covid: No quarantine for fully jabbed US and EU travellers to England
The travel industry had been pushing for the rule change so tourists can more easily come to England.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Let more Afghan interpreters resettle in UK, say ex-military chiefs
More Afghans who worked for British forces should be allowed to resettle in the UK, former military chiefs say.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Covid: Self-isolation rule changes on 16 August 'nailed on' - PM
Recent falls in cases are encouraging but it is too early to draw conclusions, Boris Johnson says.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Matt Hancock: Newmarket Town Council passes no-confidence vote
A council in the former health secretary's constituency accuses the MP of "hypocrisy and hubris".

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Critics give mixed response to ministers' £1.6bn disability strategy
The government says it is a once in a generation transformative plan but critics say it is lacking.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Critics give muted response to ministers' £1.6bn disability strategy
The government says it is a once in a generation transformative plan but critics say it is lacking.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton announces leadership bid
Alex Cole-Hamilton is currently the only person to have put their name forward to succeed Willie Rennie.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Boris Johnson predicts steady economic recovery post-pandemic
Boris Johnson still warns of "bumps on the road" ahead as the IMF predicts 7% growth for the UK economy.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Covid travel: Fully jabbed from EU and US could avoid quarantine
Senior cabinet ministers are due to discuss the move for arrivals to England in a meeting on Wednesday.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

£1.6bn disability plan aims to tackle inequalities
The strategy outlines key pledges to improve the lives of disabled people but critics say it doesn't go far enough.

BBC Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Honda workers in Swindon to face 'reality check' after it closes
Swindon car plant prepares to stop production on July 30 after 35 years of production.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Electric car charging prices 'must be fair' say MPs
Consumers should not have to pay excessive prices to use public car charging, MPs say.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

What happens to British ships when satellites don't work?
The Royal Navy and merchant fleet have no back-up if navigation systems are disrupted, experts warn.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Zimbabwean with football dreams to be kicked out of UK
Christopher Arundell grew up in the UK but after doing time in jail is being deported to Zimbabwe.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Fully-jabbed from EU and US could avoid quarantine
Senior cabinet ministers are due to discuss the move for arrivals to England in a meeting on Wednesday.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Brexit: EU pauses legal action against UK over NI Protocol 'breaches'
The action began in March after the UK made a move to change the implementation of the protocol.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

IMF upgrades UK economic forecast
Wealth gap between countries could widen due to differing access to Covid vaccines, the IMF says.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

GMB withdraw London Labour funding over sacking
The union says it will no longer fund London Labour due to the "callous" dismissal of Gary Bolister.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Covid: UK cases fall for seventh day in a row
Despite falling numbers, the PM is urging people to "remain cautious" and "not jump to conclusions".

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Covid: UK Covid cases fall for seventh day in a row
Despite falling numbers, the PM is urging people to "remain cautious" and "not jump to conclusions".

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Covid: Turning down Covid vaccine is selfish, says Michael Gove
The Cabinet Office minister said those declining a jab could see themselves barred from events.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Boris Johnson's police numbers claim fact-checked
A look at the prime minister's claims about crime statistics, police numbers and funding.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Crime: Boris Johnson's claims checked
A look at the prime minister's claims about crime statistics, police numbers and funding.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Contaminated-blood inquiry: Former Health Minister Clarke denies responsibility
Lord Clarke is the first senior health minister from the 1980s to testify on the NHS scandal.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

My dog Dilyn can't control his romantic urges, says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson reveals Downing Street's resident Jack Russell-cross has a weakness for human legs.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Michael Gove on vaccine passports at events with big crowds
People should be "confident" those attending large-scale events are "less likely to be carriers of the virus", the Cabinet Office Minister says.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Boris Johnson pledges to to target crime and anti-social behaviour
More local officers and wider use of public 'chain gangs' are promised, but police demand extra funding.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Covid: PM warns against 'premature conclusions' as cases fall
The prime minister is urging people to "remain cautious" despite a fall in UK Covid cases.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Boris Johnson on Covid infection rates falling for six days
The prime minister urges people not to "run away with premature conclusions" amid a fall in positive test numbers.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Boris Johnson: Stop and search has 'important part" in fighting crime
The PM defends the wider use of stop and search powers, as a "kind and loving" way to get dangerous weapons off the streets.

BBC Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Labour's Wes Streeting back at work and cancer free
Wes Streeting says he counts his "lucky stars" after surgery to remove a kidney.

BBC Politics
Jul 26, 2021

Contaminated blood inquiry: Former health minister Clarke to give evidence
It is the first time a health minister serving at the time of the scandal has faced the inquiry.

BBC Politics
Jul 26, 2021

Boris Johnson pledges to target drug abuse in anti-crime push
More local officers and tagging of ex-prisoners are also promised, but police demand extra funding.

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