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6 crisis issues hitting the UK as Boris Johnson returns from his Spanish holiday; Boris Johnson has been sunning himself in Marbella but he is set for a case of the holiday blues as he returns to Downing Street. Oct 15, 2021 1069
GPs to be 'named and shamed' if they fail to see patients face to face; Health Secretary Sajid Javid has been facing pressure to boost in-person appointments -but medics blasted the 'out of touch' Government and warned plans could 'sink the ship'. Oct 14, 2021 752
Only 20 visas issued to foreign drivers as Tory admits process takes three weeks; Government plans to recruit HGV drivers have been branded a 'farce' amid fears over supply shortages in the run up to Christmas. Oct 14, 2021 511
EU 'offers to cut post-Brexit checks' to resolve Northern Ireland trade row; The EU is expected to lay out plans to lift up to 50% of customs checks on goods entering Northern Ireland. Oct 13, 2021 683
Top Tory finally apologises for Covid failings which led to unnecessary deaths; Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden admitted ministers 'would do some things differently with hindsight' as a damning report by MPs found the 40,000 death toll in the first wave could have been halved by an earlier lockdown. Oct 13, 2021 544
Dominic Cummings says No10 always planned to 'ditch' Brexit deal after election; Boris Johnson's former aide said Downing Street always intended to tear up the agreement the PM told voters was "great" and "oven ready". Oct 13, 2021 523
Tory repeatedly refuses to apologise for Covid failings that cost thousands of lives; Cabinet Office Steve Barclay was asked more than a dozen times to say sorry for the Government's handling of the pandemic as a damning new report highlighted errors which led to thousands of deaths. Oct 12, 2021 441
Dominic Cummings brands Boris Johnson a 'joke PM' after damning Covid report; The divisive former No10 aide branded the Government's crisis response "a disaster". Oct 12, 2021 573
Boris Johnson's Spanish holiday 'important for the whole country,' says top Tory; Security Minister Damian Hinds weighed in to defend Boris Johnson who is sunning himself at Tory peer Zac Goldsmith's luxury Marbella hideaway. Oct 11, 2021 543
NHS Covid pass mandatory for all adults for nightclubs and large events in Wales; First Minister Mark Drakeford admitted the new rules were vulnerable to abuse but said it was the best way to ensure nightclubs could remain open over the winter. Oct 11, 2021 580
Top Tories urge parents to get children vaccinated as school Covid cases surge; Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi and Health Secretary Sajid Javid issued a plea to families to encourage 12 to 15-year-olds to get the Covid jab. Oct 11, 2021 482
Boris Johnson 'not in control' and 'lurching from crisis to crisis', says ex-deputy PM; Michael Heseltine warned Boris Johnson that 'words don't create wealth' as he blasted vague 'levelling up' plans. Oct 10, 2021 407
Boris Johnson on course for new row with Parliament and courts over Brexit deal; Boris Johnson is seeking to tear apart his own Brexit deal less than a year after it was signed. Oct 10, 2021 539
Six major crises going on in the UK as Boris Johnson jets off on holiday; Boris Johnson is enjoying a Spanish break as Brits face misery from spiralling energy costs, fuel and food shortages, and the Universal Credit cut. Oct 10, 2021 1250
Bizarre government row breaks out over energy crisis as Boris Johnson jets off to Spain; A Treasury source slapped down Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng for claiming he was in talks with Chancellor Rishi Sunak over support for industry. Oct 10, 2021 634
Brits who took part in Covid vaccine trials to get 'top-up' jabs to travel abroad; Letters will be sent to clinical trial volunteers in England offering them two doses of the Pfizer jab at eight-week intervals. Oct 8, 2021 406
BBC forced to tell Dominic Raab what misogyny is after he says it applies to men; The Justice Secretary was told that misogyny is 'hatred against/ directed towards women' in a disastrous BBC interview. Oct 6, 2021 496
Boris Johnson announces just one policy in rambling 'build back beaver' speech; The Prime Minister gave a 44-minute Tory conference speech peppered with dodgy gags but few solutions to deal with the cost of living crisis facing Brits. Conference news Oct 6, 2021 826
10 toe-curling Tory conference moments that remind us exactly who's in government; Boris Johnson spent his conference speech joking about otters and beavers while Brits face a spiralling cost of living crisis. Conference news Oct 6, 2021 1562
Boris Johnson admits only 127 EU drivers applied for visas to ease fuel crisis; Shortages of lorry drivers have hit fuel and food supply chains, prompting warnings over supplies ahead of Christmas. Oct 5, 2021 505
BBC presenter orders Boris Johnson to 'stop talking' in fraught interview clash; The Prime Minister was interrupted by Today programme presenter Nick Robinson as he answered questions about the acute shortage of lorry drivers driving the fuel crisis. Oct 5, 2021 379
Boris Johnson admits he can't look a rape victim in the face and promise they'll get justice; Millions of women feel 'fury, frustration, betrayal', the Prime Minister said -and accepted that people lacked confidence in the justice system. Oct 5, 2021 233
Tory MP slammed for saying supermarket chaos is a 'great opportunity; West Dorset MP Chris Loder branded supermarkets "commercial predators" and argued that farmers would be able to sell their milk in the village shop if logistics chains collapsed. Oct 4, 2021 428
Rishi Sunak trashes benefit pleas and says UK should be 'grateful' for austerity; The Chancellor did not rule out future tax rises, as he warned that the public finances needed to be 'back on a sustainable footing'. Oct 4, 2021 396
Nadine Dorries questions if BBC will exist in 10 years and accuses it of 'elitist' approach; Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries accused the broadcaster of 'groupthink' and suggested it needed to change before the next licence fee settlement. Oct 4, 2021 670
Sajid Javid gives GPs green light to continue online appointments despite outcry; The Health Secretary said there was a 'role for remote consultations' to continue post pandemic. Oct 4, 2021 439
General election could come in 2023 as Tory chairman refuses to rule it out; Tory Chairman Oliver Dowden would not rule out asking people to go to the polls early. Oct 3, 2021 239
Boris Johnson refuses to rule out even more tax rises on skint Brits; The PM said he wouldn't hike taxes further 'if I can possibly avoid it' after stoking Tory anger by breaking his manifesto commitment not to increase national insurance. Oct 3, 2021 525
Fuel shortages: Tory Dominic Raab says ex-offenders could plug labour gaps; The new Justice Secretary also said he was 'open-minded' on lifting a ban on letting asylum seekers work. Sep 30, 2021 748
Labour's Keir Starmer says next James Bond should be played by a woman; The Labour leader said he couldn't pick his favourite 007 but said the next actor who takes on the iconic role from Daniel Craig should be female. Sep 30, 2021 348
Exams 2022: All the changes explained from notice of topics to higher grades; Formal GCSE and A-Level exams will return but with some changes to help pupils who have suffered massive disruption to their education due to Covid-19. Sep 30, 2021 632
Keir Starmer vows mental health treatment available within a month under Labour; The Labour leader will outline plans to help a million additional people get access to treatment by funding 8,500 new staff each year. Sep 29, 2021 443
7 key announcements in Keir Starmer's Labour conference speech; Labour leader Keir Starmer gave his first in-person address to the party's annual conference, with promises to insulate homes overhaul education. Here's what he covered in his speech. Conference news Sep 29, 2021 1215
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell blast Keir Starmer over broken pledges; Labour's fragile unity was shattered in the middle of its annual conference as Andy McDonald quit the Shadow Cabinet in a row over the minimum wage. Conference news Sep 28, 2021 666
Keir Starmer says 'ball is in Jeremy Corbyn's court' over return of Labour whip; The Labour leader said his predecessor had to apologise to return to the parliamentary ranks -and insisted the party was not more divided than ever after a frontbencher dramatically resigned. Sep 28, 2021 474
Boris Johnson says fuel crisis is 'stabilising' and tells Brits 'go about your business'; The PM admitted the shortages at the pumps were "frustrating and infuriating" for families but insisted the situation was "starting to improve". Sep 28, 2021 499
Jeremy Corbyn backs Angela Rayner 'scum' comments that 'needed to be said'; The Labour Party's Angela Rayner has sparked a major row after calling Boris Johnson and his party 'vile' and 'scum' in an address to activists. Sep 27, 2021 554
Labour's Lisa Nandy says party could be back 'in power in 18 months'; Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy said Labour should take hope from the 'stunning' German election result -and attacked Boris Johnson's 'profoundly cynical and pessimistic view of the people of this country'. Sep 27, 2021 589
Army could deliver fuel as Tory Grant Shapps scrambles to stop 'manufactured' crisis; Transport Secretary Grant Shapps failed to rule out drafting in military support to end the fuel shortages caused by a lack of HGV drivers. Sep 26, 2021 505
Keir Starmer says Labour will not nationalise 'Big Six' energy firms; The Labour leader distanced himself from Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto plan to nationalise the energy sector -and appeared to ditch a leadership pledge to support common ownership. Sep 26, 2021 522
Keir Starmer refuses to rule out income tax hikes as 'nothing off the table'; The Labour leader appeared to contradict Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves, who said she had no plans to increase income tax. Sep 26, 2021 454
Teachers 'can't unsee' child poverty levels glimpsed during Covid, says union boss; National Education Union chief Kevin Courtney described the grim realities of child poverty laid bare during the pandemic at a Labour conference event organised with the Mirror. Conference news Sep 26, 2021 641
Fuel shortages: What is causing a crisis at petrol pumps -Brexit, Covid-19, DVLA delays; Drivers are facing petrol shortages due to a lack of lorry drivers to get fuel to station forecourts. Here we look at how Brexit, Covid-19 and other factors are driving the crisis. Sep 24, 2021 1058
Covid cases fall in England for second week as one in 90 people test positive; The Office for National Statistics weekly infection survey revealed around 620,100 people had the virus up to September 18 in England -as Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales report higher rates. Sep 24, 2021 446
Gas shortage could lead to bills hike next year as ministers eye price cap rise; Business Minister Paul Scully said the Government was planning for the 'worst case scenario' that gas prices remain high. Sep 23, 2021 396
Second MOD data breach uncovered putting safety of Afghan interpreters at risk; Dozens of people who may be eligible to come to the UK were mistakenly copied into an email earlier this month. Sep 23, 2021 379
Ex-MP Keith Vaz rapped for 'sustained and unpleasant' bullying of Commons clerk; The former Leicester East MP was reprimanded by the Independent Expert Panel for his behaviour towards Jenny McCullough. Sep 23, 2021 971
M25 protests: Judge grants injunction against climate activists; Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said 'invading a motorway is reckless and puts lives at risk' as he confirmed a judge had granted an injunction against protesters. Sep 22, 2021 260
CO2 shortages: Tory minister insists 'Christmas is safe' but bailout will only last 3 weeks; The Government has brokered a deal to resolve the carbon dioxide crisis, which has triggered dire warnings about food shortages. Sep 22, 2021 480
Virtually every unvaccinated child will get Covid at some point, says Prof Whitty; All children aged 12 to 15-years-old are now being offered a single dose of the Pfizer jab. Sep 22, 2021 333
Brits will suffer 'difficult winter' with benefit cut and gas bill hike, top Tory admits; Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng acknowledged that some families faced hardship when Universal Credit uplift is axed as he battled to get to grips soaring global gas prices. Sep 21, 2021 535
Fears over energy bills as No10 repeatedly fails to rule out scrapping price cap; Wholesale gas prices have surged by 70% since August, leading to warnings that smaller energy suppliers could go bust. Sep 20, 2021 285
BREAKING Energy firms WILL go bust but theres 'no cause for panic', Tory minister declares; Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng sought to downplay alarm over the gas shortages, saying there will be 'no question of the lights going out' this winter. Sep 20, 2021 203
School vaccines explained: How Covid jabs for youngsters will be rolled out; Young people aged 12 to 15-years-old will be offered the Covid vaccine in the UK from this week in a schools based vaccination programme. Sep 19, 2021 1065
Tory peer under fire over use of private emails leaves Government in reshuffle; Health Minister Lord Bethell was sacked in Boris Johnson's Cabinet shake-up after a series of Covid controversies. Sep 18, 2021 509
Top Tory insists UK will avoid energy emergency this winter as gas prices soar; It comes amid ongoing supply chain issues, with Covid and Brexit being blamed for reports of empty shelves in the UK. Sep 18, 2021 688
Nancy Pelosi warns UK-US trade deal 'unlikely' if Northern Ireland peace destroyed; The US House of Representatives Speaker said damage to the Good Friday Agreement would derail trade talks. Sep 17, 2021 392
UK travel update confirmed with amber list AXED and tests cut for double-jabbed; Sweeping changes to the UK travel system have been announced with the amber list scrapped, the red list cut down and huge new freedoms for double-jabbed Brits not to have to get a PCR test. Sep 17, 2021 288
Unvaccinated Brits may be forced to take two PCR tests for all foreign travel; The results of a formal review of Covid restrictions for overseas travel are expected within weeks. Sep 16, 2021 372
BREAKING Covid cases rise by 7% in England to highest rate since mid-July; Official Test and Trace figures show 205,679 people tested positive for Covid-19 at least once in the week to September 8 -as millions of children returned to school. Sep 16, 2021 156
Care staff given medical opt-out to mandatory Covid jab in eleventh hour 'fudge'; Care home workers are required to be fully vaccinated by November 11, with Thursday the last day to get the first jab. Sep 16, 2021 458
Covid Winter Plan: What factors would trigger Boris Johnson's 'Plan B'; The Government has unveiled a new Covid winter plan, with a toolkit of contingency measures to battle the virus ranging from vaccine passports to mandatory masks. Sep 15, 2021 927
Gavin Williamson sacked as Education Secretary as Boris Johnson begins Cabinet reshuffle; The bungling Tory was one of the first casualties of Boris Johnson's shake-up of his top team. Sep 15, 2021 433
Dominic Raab demoted from Foreign Secretary -but clings on as Deputy Prime Minister; The Foreign Secretary was one of the most high-profile casualties of Boris Johnson's ministerial shake-up, alongside Education Secretary Gavin Williamson -but unlike Mr Williamson he's clung on in high office. Sep 15, 2021 629
Covid booster vaccines for UK over-50s announced as 30million to get third jab; The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised ministers to give millions of older people a third vaccine to top up their immunity. Sep 14, 2021 443
Len McCluskey accuses Keir Starmer of 'breaking deal' over Corbyn's readmission to Labour; The former Unite General Secretary said Mr Starmer 'risks becoming fixed in the public's mind as someone who can't be trusted'. Sep 14, 2021 690
Covid winter Plan B in full -masks and vaccine passports to prevent fresh surge; Health Secretary Sajid Javid unveiled a new blueprint for battling the virus this winter -with a toolbox of measures if the situation deterioriates. Sep 14, 2021 1212
Health ministers set to back Mirror campaign for life-saving defibrillators law; The Mirror is campaigning to get defibrillators installed in schools, sports clubs, designated shops and other public buildings and the Department of Health is believed to be looking at making it law. Sep 10, 2021 329
Universal Credit cut will not be reversed and 'final decision has been made', No10 says; Millions of claimants will be hit when the £20-a-week uplift is axed next month. Sep 9, 2021 185
Kim Leadbeater gives moving first speech after replacing sister Jo Cox as an MP; The Labour MP said she would 'give literally anything' not to be making a speech in Parliament in the place of her murdered sister. Sep 9, 2021 694
Fresh doubts over school catch-up plans as Covid recovery tsar won't be replaced; Sir Kevan Collins was brought in by Boris Johnson to help pupils recover from pandemic disruption but he quit in protest at the Government's paltry £1.4bn offer. Sep 9, 2021 523
Boris Johnson blasted by MPs for 'austerity 2.0' with tax hike hit on low paid; MPs will vote on the PM's manifesto-busting plans to increase National Insurance to fund social care. Sep 8, 2021 569
Vaccine Minister says Covid passport plan 'goes against everything I believe in'; People will need to prove they are double jabbed to go to nightclubs and other large indoor venues from the end of September, says Nadhim Zahawi. Sep 8, 2021 677
Review of travel rules to come in weeks as green and amber lists could be axed; The Government will conduct a formal review of the traffic light system by October 1, with speculation mounting that the green and amber lists could be scrapped. Sep 8, 2021 438
Boris Johnson's plan for tax hike to fund social care backed by MPs; The Prime Minister saw off the threat of a Tory rebellion over his manifesto-breaking bid to increase National Insurance by 1.25% next year. Sep 8, 2021 678
What social care reform plan means for you -the costs if you're young or old; Boris Johnson announced plans to increase National Insurance by 1.25% to fund health and social care reform, in a breach of his Tory manifesto pledge. Sep 7, 2021 619
Rishi Sunak to deliver Budget and Spending Review on October 27 in D-day for Tory cuts; The Chancellor named October 27 as the date he would unveil plans to balance the books. Sep 7, 2021 186
3 Tory manifesto promises Boris Johnson casually broke in just 3 hours; The PM ripped up a commitment to voters that the Tories would not impose tax hikes -and it's not the first time he has broken a promise. Sep 7, 2021 757
Boris Johnson refuses to rule out further tax rises after manifesto-breaking NI hike; The PM broke several promises to the electorate as he unveiled new plans to increase National Insurance to fund health and social care. Sep 7, 2021 157
Tory plan to force voters to show ID passes first hurdle -costing '£30m per conviction'; A bill to battle voter fraud will cost £120m over the next 10 years, according to Government documents -despite only four cases in the last decade. Sep 7, 2021 462
British troops involved in Afghan rescue effort must get honours, says Keir Starmer; More than 15,000 people were airlifted to safety through Operation Pitting as the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. Sep 6, 2021 529
Defence minister backtracks on claim some veterans took their own lives after Afghan exit; James Heappey initially suggested that some British soldiers who served in Afghanistan had taken their own lives but later said the Government was looking at whether that was accurate. Sep 6, 2021 409
Inside the explosive Tory row over Boris Johnson's plan to fund social care with tax hikes; The Prime Minister is poised to increase National Insurance to pay for social care, in a breach of his 2019 manifesto. Sep 6, 2021 775
Vaccine passports needed for large venues to avoid new Covid restrictions, says top Tory; Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said Covid status certificates will help avoid an 'open, shut, open, shut strategy' for businesses if infections spike. Sep 5, 2021 541
Armed forces chief hits back at Dominic Raab claims over pace of Afghan takeover; The Foreign Secretary, who was on holiday when Kabul fell, sought to blame military intelligence for failing to predict the speed of the Taliban's advance. Sep 5, 2021 793
5 massive announcements to come this week from social care to jabs for kids; Parliament is back on Monday after the summer recess and there is plenty on the agenda. Here we look at the big news expected to come this week. Sep 5, 2021 960
Boris Johnson's ex-comms chief admits mixed messages undermined Covid response; Lee Cain, a former Downing Street director of communications, said the Government system buckled under the pressures of the Covid crisis. Sep 4, 2021 382
Get on with Covid booster jabs instead of waiting for experts, says Jeremy Hunt; The Tory former Health Secretary warned that 'even a few days can make a big difference' during the pandemic as pressure mounts on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to make a decision. Sep 3, 2021 500
Labour Party averts strike threat by own staff after 81 voluntary redundancies; Unite and GMB members had backed industrial action if the party imposed compulsory redundancies. Sep 3, 2021 373
Give Covid jab to under 16s as NHS 'ready' to go into schools, says Gavin Williamson; The Education Secretary ramped up pressure on vaccine experts to approve jabs for 12 to 15-year-olds, saying parents would find it 'deeply reassuring'. Sep 2, 2021 516
Top Tory rejects plea over £20 Universal Credit cut as MPs warn of 'severe hardship'; The Government was accused of being 'in denial' over the impact of the plan to scrap the £1,040 a year uplift on poorer families. Sep 1, 2021 378
Afghans who assisted UK get permanent home as evacuation dubbed 'Dunkirk by WhatsApp'; Hundreds of Afghans who worked for the British military have been left behind after Western forces quit the country. Sep 1, 2021 482
UK nationals face 'challenge' to flee Afghanistan as Raab says 'hundreds' left behind; Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the number of British national who had not been airlifted to safety by the time Western forces left Kabul was in the 'low hundreds'. Aug 31, 2021 604
Boris Johnson goes away with his family -but No 10 insists it is not a holiday; The PM cut his summer break short when Kabul fell to the Taliban earlier this month. Aug 31, 2021 359
Ex-army commander warns UK faces worst terror threat in years from Afghanistan; Colonel Richard Kemp said the situation was 'extremely dangerous' as Boris Johnson hinted the UK could offer diplomatic recognition to the Taliban if it stamps out terror. Aug 30, 2021 652
Inside Tory Michael Gove's wild night of dancing at an Aberdeen nightclub; The senior Cabinet Minister was filmed grooving enthusiastically to jungle and techno beats at 2am -as a friend denied claims he tried to dodge the entrance fee by saying he was 'Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster'. Aug 30, 2021 677
Some 2.4 million people risk losing free prescriptions -how to have your say; A consultation on Tory plans to delay free prescriptions in line with the state pension age ends in days. Aug 30, 2021 525
Self isolation rule changes in full as jabbed Brits can avoid quarantine from Monday; A major overhaul of the Covid rules come into force on August 16. Here's what you need to know on when the self isolation rule ends for double-jabbed people. Aug 15, 2021 1010
Boris Johnson pays tribute to victims of Plymouth shooting which left six dead; Police said two females and two males died at the scene, along with the man believed to be the shoots. Aug 13, 2021 268
UK troops could return to Afghanistan as Defence Secretary warns of al-Qaeda return; Ben Wallace said Donald Trump's deal with the Taliban to withdraw US forces was a 'mistake' as the country teeters on the brink of civil war. Aug 13, 2021 631

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