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Boris Johnson has said there is “absolutely nothing to indicate” the country will enter a new lockdown this winter, although he added the government would “do whatever we have to do to protect the public”. On a visit to a vaccination centre in west London on Friday, the prime minister repeated his call for those […]

A further 180 COVID-related deaths and 49,298 new infections have been recorded in the UK, the latest daily government figures show. It compares to the 52,009 new cases and 115 deaths reported yesterday and 44,932 new infections and 145 fatalities last Friday. Image: Patient samples are transferred by scientists into plates before entering the PCR […]

Petrol prices are nearing a record high, the AA has said. The cost of petrol is being artificially inflated as increases in the wholesale cost of diesel is being “loaded on to petrol”, according to an analysis by the motoring organisation. Average petrol pump prices moved within a fraction of 1p of the record on […]

In the hour before kick-off the supporters’ bar at Leyton Orient is packed. Stories and match predictions are shared over a few pints before they head into the ground for kick-off. Not since the mid-1980s have fans of league clubs in English football been allowed to drink alcohol while watching the game. Image: Leyton Orient’s […]

A man and a woman have been seriously injured in an explosion at a house in Portsmouth. South Central Ambulance Service said it responded to reports of an explosion at a property on Nelson Avenue before 2pm. An air ambulance, two ambulance crews and four ambulance officers were part of rescue operations along with more […]

A man has been arrested at an airport in connection with the terror attack at Manchester Arena in 2017. The 24-year-old was arrested at Manchester Airport on suspicion of assisting or engaging in the preparation of acts of terrorism, Greater Manchester Police said. The man, who is from the Fallowfield area of Manchester, was detained […]

Boris Johnson and his staff used the £2.6m White House-style briefing room in Downing Street to watch the new James Bond film, Number 10 has confirmed. The prime minister attended the screening on Thursday night, after working hours, with his staff in the studio that was built for televised news conferences. The film, titled No Time To […]

People in Liverpool are being advised by the city’s health chief to work from home, as the council looks to “let the pressure out” in the face of rising COVID cases. It comes following the rise in the R number for England to between 1.0 and 1.2 and a week where the daily number of […]

England’s regional mayors have welcomed a £6.9bn spending boost for local transport – but they are also being warned of a “massive sting in the tail” to come from Chancellor Rishi Sunak. At next week’s budget and spending review, Mr Sunak is expected to announce £5.7bn will be put into transport settlements for city regions, […]

The government will not change the six-month gap between second doses of the coronavirus vaccine and the booster jab unless the UK’s vaccine advisory body recommends it, a health minister has said. Care minister Gillian Keegan told Kay Burley on Sky News that ministers will “do whatever” the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) […]