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Boris Johnson has suggested Parliament could move to York while the Palace of Westminster undergoes renovation. In a letter, the prime minister said the government was considering establishing a hub in the northern city and “it would therefore make sense to consider this as a potential location”. Plans to move MPs out of Westminster are […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Two of the UK’s biggest High Street retailers, John Lewis and Boots, have announced 5,300 job cuts. Boots has said 4,000 jobs will go, while John Lewis is shutting down eight stores, putting 1,300 jobs at risk. The moves come amid warnings that new economic support from Chancellor Rishi Sunak will […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption All pupils and year groups are expected to be back full time next term The government has published its safety plans for England’s return to school in September – built on the principle of keeping classes or whole year groups apart in separate “bubbles”. But it means if there […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Jonty Bravery was 17 years old when he was charged A teenager “smiled and shrugged” after throwing a six-year-old from a 10th floor balcony at the Tate Modern, a court heard. Jonty Bravery, 18, searched for the most vulnerable child at the London art gallery before “scooping up” the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103. The singer was best known for performing hits such as We’ll Meet Again to troops on the front line in countries including India and Egypt. Her family said they were “deeply saddened […]

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Image copyright Getty Images England’s lockdown restrictions are easing, with changes aimed at reducing loneliness among people who live alone. Each of the four UK nations has different rules. So what can you do now? What is a support bubble? From Saturday, in England, single adults living alone – or single parents with children under […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption Officers were called to Energen Close in Harlesden A young child was among four people hurt in a shooting in north London, police have said. Shots were fired in Energen Close, Harlesden, at about 21:45 BST, Scotland Yard said. The child and a man were taken to hospital with gunshot […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thursday’s Clap for Our Carers could be the last one for some time This evening many of us in the UK will grab our pots and pans, scoop up the dog, and nervously look out of the window to make sure our neighbours are doing the same. Then, when […]

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Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Boris Johnson with Jennifer Arcuri at an event in 2014 Boris Johnson will not face a criminal investigation into his dealings with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri when he was Mayor of London. The Independent Office for Police Conduct said there was no case to answer after a nine month review. […]

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Image copyright Louise Wigginton Image caption The 29-year-old said she does not get to see her daughter often, but when she does she is physically and mentally exhausted As lockdown begins to ease and unlimited exercise is allowed in England, a nurse has pleaded with people to adhere strictly to social distancing rules. Louise Wigginton, […]

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