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Covid contracts: Priti Patel accused of lobbying for face mask firm

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 18:37
Labour calls for an investigation into a letter from Priti Patel, saying she did "a favour to her friend".

Rough sleepers in England to get £203m funding to help them off the streets

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 01:27
But the number of people helped by the funding "will only scratch the surface", charity Crisis warns.

Covid: Indian variant could disrupt 21 June easing, PM says

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 19:23
Second jabs for the over-50s and clinically vulnerable will be given sooner to ease concerns, PM says.

Edwin Poots is elected DUP leader

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 18:53
The NI agriculture minister will succeed Arlene Foster as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.

New variant may cause disruption to roadmap, says PM

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 18:49
Boris Johnson says the Indian variant, which has spiked in Bolton, could affect the lifting of restrictions.

Third of council leisure centres in England face closure, according to survey

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 18:19
Council-run sports and leisure facilities are running out of money, according to a survey.

All the investigations facing the government, explained

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 14:49
From the Greensill affair to renovations of Boris Johnson's flat, lots of questions are being asked.

Gupta empire facing UK fraud probe over Greensill

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 12:36
The group run by Liberty Steel owner Sanjeev Gupta is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.

Labour MP Wes Streeting diagnosed with kidney cancer

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 12:12
The 38-year-old MP said the news came as "an enormous shock", but his prognosis was "very good".

Indian variant: Second jabs could be brought forward to tackle rise

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 10:10
Local restrictions have also not been ruled out in areas worst affected by the Indian variant.

UK and Irish PMs hold talks amid Northern Ireland tensions

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 09:55
Boris Johnson will host Taoiseach Micheal Martin at Chequers later, days after the Ballymurphy inquest.

DUP leadership: Party to elect new leader and deputy

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 07:44
NI Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots and MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson are bidding to succeed Arlene Foster.

Brexit: NI Protocol challenge to be heard in High Court

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 06:43
The judicial review into part of the Brexit deal has been brought by unionist political leaders.

DUP leadership: The party that went from firebrands to government

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 06:34
BBC News NI traces the history of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), ahead of a leadership contest.

MPs urge Boris Johnson to deliver on social care reform vow

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 01:39
It comes after the Queen's Speech failed to give detailed proposals for the new system.

SNP holds Airdrie and Shotts seat in by-election

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 01:37
Anum Qaisar-Javed wins the seat for the SNP after holding off a challenge from Scottish Labour.

COP26: Alok Sharma urges nations to banish coal

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 00:22
In a speech ahead of the COP26 event, Alok Sharma will say the coal business is "going up in smoke".

Howard Beckett: Labour suspends union official after Patel tweet

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 00:14
Howard Beckett had apologised for posting that Home Secretary Priti Patel "should be deported".

Ignore hype over hydrogen heating, government told

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 00:04
The benefits of hydrogen-powered heating have been overplayed, say environmentalists.

Covid: Boris Johnson 'anxious' about Indian variant

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 18:38
Asked about the possibility of surge vaccinations, a No 10 spokesman says nothing is being ruled out.