Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Travel restrictions may be eased for Britons who have had both jabs
The government is considering relaxing restrictions surrounding international travel for Britons who have had both coronavirus vaccines.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 22:32:00 +0100
COVID-19 cases 'rising exponentially' in England, study finds
COVID-19 cases are "rising exponentially" across England, with the latest estimates putting the R number at 1.44.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:56:00 +0100
Inquiry into Manchester Arena attack to publish first report later today
A survivor of the Manchester Arena bombing has said better security at venues has to be one of the lasting legacies of the atrocity.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 22:40:00 +0100
Social care in England is 'a tower of Jenga held together with Sellotape', independent review warns
Social services place too much emphasis on investigating families struggling to care for their children rather than giving them support to help them through their difficulties, a review has found.
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 02:12:00 +0100
Breakthrough over Irish language set to keep power-sharing in Stormont on track
The British government has agreed to introduce an Irish language act in Northern Ireland if Stormont fails to do so by the end of September.
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 02:19:00 +0100
UK reports more than 9,000 new COVID cases - the highest daily total since February
The UK has reported 9,055 new COVID cases, the highest daily total since February.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:57:00 +0100
Third wave coming as Delta variant surges, but vaccine could be game-changer this time
If there was any doubt that we are heading towards a third wave then Wednesday's daily infection total should go some way towards dispelling those uncertainties.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 21:05:00 +0100
25 COVID variants being monitored - and without restrictions Delta could push R to 7, PHE chief says
There are 25 coronavirus variants "under monitoring", Public Health England's strategic COVID-19 response director has told MPs.
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 10:54:00 +0100
Met Police chief has 'no intention of resigning' over force institutional corruption claims
The Metropolitan Police commissioner has defied calls to quit after allegations the force was "institutionally corrupt".
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 18:10:00 +0100
Cummings reveals WhatsApp message which appears to show PM calling Hancock 'totally f****** hopeless'
Boris Johnson's former chief aide has shared a WhatsApp message in which the prime minister appears to call Health Secretary Matt Hancock's efforts "totally f****** hopeless".
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 11:50:00 +0100

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