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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock sets aim of 100,000 tests a day by end of April

2 hours 9 min ago
Just over 10,000 people were tested in the UK on Wednesday, as coronavirus deaths rose to 2,921.

Coronavirus: How feasible is a 'virtual Parliament'?

6 hours 5 min ago
Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle wants the Commons to go digital - but is the UK's Parliament built for it?

Coronavirus: EU settlement applicants warned to expect delays

6 hours 15 min ago
The Home Office said new applications would take longer to process because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Labour leadership: Voting enters final hours

13 hours 4 min ago
Voters have until 12:00 BST to choose between Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer.

Coronavirus: Testing will 'unlock puzzle', PM says

19 hours 30 min ago
It comes after it was revealed some 2,000 NHS England staff have been tested, out of 1.2 million workers.

Coronavirus: Nearly a million universal credit claims in past two weeks

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 22:56
Officials say the benefit system is coping despite unprecedented demand due to pandemic.

Coronavirus: Commons Speaker calls for 'virtual Parliament'

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 19:31
MPs should take part in PMQs and debates via video if they can't return to work, says Sir Lindsay Hoyle.

Coronavirus: UK deaths rise to 2,352 amid rush to test medics

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 19:29
Following criticism the government says it plans to test "hundreds of thousands" of NHS workers within weeks.

Coronavirus: Renters threatened with eviction 'should stay put'

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:56
Charities fear people in England and Wales are being forced out of their homes, despite a ban on evictions.

Coronavirus: David Cameron's tutor Prof Peter Sinclair dies

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:48
Prof Peter Sinclair taught the future prime minister at Brasenose College in the 1980s.

Dr Phillip Lee: UK coronavirus reaction 'beggars belief'

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:33
A GP and former MP says the UK government reaction to coronavirus makes it "a lot harder for ourselves".

Premier League clubs in 'moral vacuum' and players should sacrifice salary - politicians

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:13
Premier League clubs are living in a “moral vacuum” and players should be first to sacrifice salaries during the coronavirus pandemic, say politicians.

Coronavirus: What measures are countries taking to stop it?

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:06
As the virus spreads around the world, what measures are different countries implementing?

Coronavirus: Ex-Crewe MP Laura Smith fights credit impact

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:01
Laura Smith, who is unemployed, says people's credit scores should not be affected by the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Hospitals urged to use lab space to test NHS staff

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:07
The advice comes as the government faces growing criticism over a lack of testing for frontline staff.

Coronavirus: Crisis 'has paused Whitehall backbiting'

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 01:11
But a union boss questions whether ministers will value civil servants more "over the long term".

Coronavirus: MSPs to agree emergency laws

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 00:23
MSPs are expected to pass new emergency powers in a single day in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: MPs call for 'digital Parliament' to be set up

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 20:18
Opposition MPs says Parliament must carry on, after Westminster shut up shop amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: UK must go 'further, faster' to increase testing capacity

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 20:08
The government is working to increase coronavirus tests, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove says.

Virus-hit charities 'need substantial support'

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:37
MPs are told voluntary organisations could lose £4bn in income over the next three months.

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