Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
'We don't have this under control': Chief scientific adviser's stark COVID-19 warning
Coronavirus is not under control and people must follow restrictions to avoid a second full lockdown, the prime minister and his chief aides have warned.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:47:00 +0100
'Grit your teeth and pull together' - but will Britons heed PM's appeal?
The prime minister has urged the public to stick to new coronavirus rules to avoid the potential of a new national lockdown - our correspondents give their analysis.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 18:10:00 +0100
Govt bracing for four million unemployed as COVID crisis accelerates
Britain's benefits system is bracing for up to four million unemployed in the coming months as the economic fall-out of the COVID crisis accelerates.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 22:47:00 +0100
Plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers banned in England from today
A delayed ban stopping businesses from handing out plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds to customers comes into force today in England.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:18:00 +0100
Up to 10 million Brits could need mental health support after the pandemic ends
Up to 10 million people in England could need help with their mental health because of the pandemic, a charity has warned.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:13:00 +0100
Medical director with incurable lung cancer calls for a review of assisted dying laws
A leading professor with incurable cancer has called for a review of assisted dying laws saying "I want some control in my final days".
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:46:00 +0100
Eight dead and six in intensive care after 'super-spreader' COVID outbreak at Wales hospital
Eight people have died and six are in intensive care at a hospital in Wales after a major coronavirus outbreak was declared.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:16:00 +0100
Is your TSB branch among 164 sites to be closed down?
TSB revealed on Wednesday it was to close 164 branches, with the loss of more than 900 jobs, as it accelerates the shift towards digital banking.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 18:37:00 +0100
Boris Johnson's dad 'extremely sorry' after being caught with no face mask
Boris Johnson's father has said he is "extremely sorry" after being photographed shopping without wearing a face covering.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 23:56:00 +0100
Truck load of carrots dumped outside London university
Twenty-nine tonnes of carrots have been dumped outside a London university as part of an art project highlighting food wastage.
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:51:00 +0100

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