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Jobs support scheme to 'top-up' workers wages this winter

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new jobs support scheme to top up wages and replace furlough for the coming winter. It comes after new coronavirus restrictions were announced across... → Read More

Soldier turned into 'frail, old man' after fighting coronavirus for 11 weeks

The super-fit sergeant major had no underlying health conditions but lost four stone and almost died three times as he battled coronavirus in hospital. → Read More

Woman, 64, arrested for murder after man killed in house fire

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was died in a house fire. The victim was found by dead at a home in Stockport, Greater... → Read More

Keir Starmer to give TV address in response to PM's bombshell announcement

The Labour leader will tonight get a 'right of reply' to the Prime Minister's speech, which warned Brits of tougher restrictions if the rate does not fall. → Read More

New lockdown is 'too little, too late' government's own science adviser says

Professor John Edmunds said we did not act quick enough back in March and the same ‘mistake’ is about to be repeated. → Read More

Six biggest coronavirus U-turns in the six months since lockdown

Today marks six months since Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown, and the country is once again waking up to another government U-turn. The Prime Minister officially dropped the government’s... → Read More

Weddings limited to just 15 guests but funerals are exempt

Boris Johnson has announced weddings will be limited to just 15 people amid a wave of new lockdown measures. The Prime Minister warned the nation has reached a 'perilous turning... → Read More

Weekly coronavirus deaths rise for first time in five months

The number of people dying from coronavirus in England and Wales has risen for the first time in five months. New data published today by the Office for National Statistics... → Read More

Boris Johnson planning 'enforcement blitzkrieg' to patrol pubs for rule-breakers

Pubs and restaurants could be shut down if they are caught flouting Boris Johnson’s ‘rule of six’, reports say. Boris Johnson is reportedly planning an ‘enforcement blitzkrieg’ on businesses ignoring the lockdown restrictions following a dire warning about the spread of coronavirus from the UK’s top scientists today. This is a breaking news story, more to follow. → Read More

Thousands of renters at risk of homelessness as ban on eviction ends

Without the ban on evictions, landlords can take tenants to court if they don't pay their rent and ultimately make them homeless. → Read More

Wetherspoons boss warns pubs could be wiped out by another lockdown

Spoons boss Tim Martin said further restrictions would be ‘even more devastating’ for a sector already hit hard by the pandemic. → Read More

Four people stabbed outside pub as man arrested for attempted murder

A man has been arrested after four people were stabbed outside a pub in Plymouth. A suspect initially fled the scene but a 50-year-old man was later detained on suspicion... → Read More

Girl, 14, dies after being hit by car as two teenagers are arrested

A 14-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car. Two men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the crash... → Read More

Britain’s brightest ignore social distancing as they head out for Fresher’s Week

Hundreds of freshers in Leeds and Portsmouth descended on pubs and clubs to celebrate the start of the new university term. → Read More

Racist who sent black man a banana at Wetherspoons convicted of hate crime

Louie Kincella, 20, claimed he sent the banana 'for a joke' but his victim realised it was someone ‘trying to be racist’. → Read More

Big Issue seller marries woman he gave his last 50p to

When Jack Richardson, 51, asked Toni Osborne for some change she broke down in tears and confessed she had no money and couldn’t even afford to pay her electricity bill. → Read More

Children crammed onto packed 'standing room only' school buses

Pupils in Greater Manchester were pictured sitting on staircases and luggage racks, while others crowded round the bus driver's cab. → Read More

Migrants run past fisherman after landing dinghy on Kent beach

These dramatic pictures show a rubber dinghy packed with migrants landing on a Kent beach after crossing the Channel. About 10 people were crammed on board the small vessel as... → Read More

One dead and several injured after bin lorry crashes into house

A man has died and several people left injured after a bin lorry ploughed into a house. The rubbish truck hit three parked vehicles before crashing into a semi-detached house... → Read More

Brits told they should call police on neighbours breaking 'rule of six'

People face fines of up to £3,200 if they do not abide by the new measure, which comes into force in England today, and applies to both indoor and outdoor settings. → Read More