Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
COVID at lowest level since August - amid fears Indian variant could push infections back up
Coronavirus cases in England are at their lowest level since last August, a new study suggests - but it comes amid fears the rapid spread of the Indian variant could push infections up and impact the PM's final step out of lockdown on 21 June.
Wed, 12 May 2021 21:47:00 +0100
Government 'truly sorry' for events at Ballymurphy where 10 innocent people killed
The UK government has said it is "truly sorry" for the events at Ballymurphy in Northern Ireland 50 years ago in which 10 innocent people were killed during the Troubles.
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:42:00 +0100
Royal Mail issues four new stamps in memory of Prince Philip
A collection of new stamps in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh will be released by Royal Mail.
Thu, 13 May 2021 08:47:00 +0100
Almost 5 million waiting for hospital treatment in England - the most since records began
The number of people in England waiting to start hospital treatment has risen to a new record high, according to latest figures.
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:02:00 +0100
Post-Brexit fish fight: Jersey isn't backing down and French are retaliating
On Monday morning in the harbour of Granville in Normandy, the anchors were up before dawn.
Wed, 12 May 2021 14:00:00 +0100
Muslims urged to remain cautious during Eid as global celebrations muted by pandemic
One of Britain's leading imams has urged Muslims not to "drop the ball" and observe COVID restrictions on mixing indoors and hugging as Eid celebrations begin.
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:10:00 +0100
Mixing coronavirus vaccines increases side effects but is safe, new study shows
A mix of coronavirus vaccines increases the chance of suffering side effects but comes with "no safety concerns", a new study shows.
Thu, 13 May 2021 06:46:00 +0100
Major ovarian cancer screening trial fails to show any reduction in deaths
Screening the population regularly for ovarian cancer did not reduce deaths from the disease, a UK study has found.
Thu, 13 May 2021 07:55:00 +0100
Wait for COVID inquiry 'hard to take', says campaigner who lost father to virus
The fact that the independent public inquiry into the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic will not begin until spring next year is "hard to take", a campaigner who lost her father to the virus has told Sky News.
Thu, 13 May 2021 08:42:00 +0100
'He was our everything': Family pays tribute to boy, 9, killed after being struck by lightning
The family of a nine-year-old boy who died after apparently being struck by lightning have paid tribute to their "beautiful boy", saying "he was our everything".
Wed, 12 May 2021 11:50:00 +0100

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