Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Face masks, fines, pub curfews and working from home: New coronavirus crackdown revealed
Face masks will become compulsory for bar staff, shop workers, waiters and taxi drivers in an effort to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England, the prime minister has announced.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:56:00 +0100
New COVID restrictions: What you can and can't do - and the penalties for breaking the rules
Boris Johnson has announced further restrictions in an attempt to curb the growing spread of COVID-19 across the UK amid warnings cases and deaths could increase rapidly.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:44:00 +0100
Leighton Buzzard hit by third earthquake in two weeks
Leighton Buzzard has been hit by a 3.0 magnitude earthquake - the third tremor in two weeks - according to the British Geological Survey (BSG).
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:05:00 +0100
Premier Inn owner cuts 6,000 jobs as Wetherspoon calls time on airport roles
Two major employers in the UK's hospitality sector announced thousands of proposed job losses between them, hours before Boris Johnson outlined new restrictions to tackle rising COVID-19 infection rates.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:02:00 +0100
People who get flu and coronavirus will be in 'serious trouble', top health expert warns
People who are infected with both coronavirus and flu have a serious increased risk of death, Public Health England has warned.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 04:19:00 +0100
British 'Dark Overlord' hacker jailed for five years in US
A British man who helped steal information from several companies as a key member of The Dark Overlord hacking group has been jailed for five years in the US.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 05:09:00 +0100
National Trust reveals how 93 of its properties have links to colonialism and slavery
The National Trust has revealed how 93 of the properties it looks after have links to historic colonialism and slavery.
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:23:00 +0100
Prisoners forced to use buckets as toilets at jail for weeks during pandemic
Prisoners were forced to use buckets as toilets and spent five months almost totally confined to cells at a jail, the chief inspector of prisons has said.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:42:00 +0100
'Jokers': Pubs bosses insist early shutdown won't help cut coronavirus rates
Boris Johnson's 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants are being roundly criticised by the hospitality industry, with one pub boss describing the government as "jokers" who are "ruining the country".
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 02:45:00 +0100
Venezuela goes to court over £800m of gold held by Bank of England
Nearly a billion pounds' worth of Venezuela's gold being held by the Bank of England will be the subject of a landmark legal case over who the UK government recognises as the country's leader.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:16:00 +0100

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