Ashley Cowburn, The Independent

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Recent articles by Ashley:

Starmer tells Johnson bereaved families ‘deserve to know’ when Covid inquiry will begin as pressure grows on PM

Exclusive: Labour leader’s call comes six months after PM pledged probe into pandemic → Read More

Nicola Sturgeon bans all outdoor drinking in mainland Scotland and tightens rules on click-and-collect services

First minister says Covid situation in Scotland ‘remains very precarious and extremely serious’ → Read More

Jonathan Van-Tam says UK in ‘very dangerous place’ and urges people not to ‘relax’ amid vaccine rollout

‘Disease levels are very high across the whole of the country,’ says deputy chief medical officer → Read More

NHS considering plans to send patients to hotels amid Covid pressure, Matt Hancock says

‘There are huge pressures on the NHS and we are looking to all different ways that we can receive those pressures,' says health secretary → Read More

Long Covid sufferers say they are not being ‘recognised’ by GPs and employers

‘I’m 38 and I wonder if I’ll ever be able to walk properly without crutches again’ → Read More

Covid: 2m given vaccine across UK, but tougher lockdown measures may be needed, Boris Johnson warns

Boris Johnson has warned tougher lockdown measures may be required if people do not follow the rules, as he stressed that "now is the moment for maximum vigilance" amid increasing transmissions of coronavirus. The prime minister said that around two million people across the UK had received their first Covid-19 jab, but added the severe restrictions imposed last week would be kept “under… → Read More

Over third of low-income families see household spending increase during pandemic, report says

Rishi Sunak urged not to scrap increase in universal credit payments → Read More

Coronavirus: UK to face ‘worst weeks of pandemic’, Whitty warns as cases surge

‘We have a very significant problem,’ says England’s chief medical officer → Read More

Trump was ‘completely wrong’ to encourage supporters to storm Capitol, Boris Johnson says

Prime minister says ‘democracy has prevailed’ with confirmation of Joe Biden as president-elect → Read More

Tories investigating former Welsh leader for comparing Capitol rioters to campaigners for second Brexit referendum

‘If you are an office holder in any sort in the Conservative Party, resign now,' → Read More

Trump’s comments ‘directly led’ to violence at US Capitol building, says Priti Patel

Home secretary says it was ‘completely wrong’ the US president failed to condemn the violence → Read More

‘Do it now’: Starmer urges PM to announce national lockdown within 24 hours to tackle Covid crisis

‘The virus is clearly out of control,’ says Labour leader → Read More

Sturgeon set to recall Scottish parliament to consider ‘further action’ to tackle Covid surge

‘Steep increases and severe NHS pressure being experienced in other parts of the UK is a sign of what may lie ahead,’ warns first minister → Read More

Parents should ‘absolutely’ send children to primary schools tomorrow, says Boris Johnson

PM’s comments come after unions demanded delay to reopening of schools across England → Read More

Covid restrictions ‘probably about to get tougher’ says Johnson

'There are obviously a range of tougher measures that we would have to consider’ → Read More

‘Major milestone in battle against Covid’: NHS prepares to administer first Oxford vaccines

Hundreds of new vaccination centres are due to open next week as part of mass roll-out scheme → Read More

Will the government U-turn again on schools?

Unions are demanding all schools across the country close but the government so far is remaining firm, writes Ashley Cowburn → Read More

Williamson under growing pressure to keep all schools in England closed as union launches legal action

Unions call for immediate switch to remote learning amid concerns over staff safety → Read More

UK Covid vaccine adviser defends second dose delay plan as Fauci says ‘I would not be in favour’

‘I would not be in favour of that,’ says Dr Anthony Fauci on UK government’s approach → Read More

UK prepares for end of Brexit transition period as trade deal enters into law with hours to spare

Government accused of ‘gross abuse’ of parliamentary process after bill passes through Commons and Lords in one day → Read More