Boris Johnson has said he does not want to put the country in another national lockdown but warned the government may need to “intensify things to help bring the rate of infections down”.
It is “increasingly likely” further lockdown restrictions will be required in London, the city’s mayor has warned – and says he does not want to wait.
Lancashire Police has warned people against heading to Blackpool for one “last blast” ahead of new lockdown measures in the county.
Football league clubs are warning of financial implosion if the return of fans to stadiums is further delayed with a second national lockdown potentially looming.
A number of areas have been added to the coronavirus watchlist as scientists warned the transmission rate could now be as high as 1.4 in the UK.
Rising cases of the common cold could be giving a false picture of the spread of coronavirus among children.
Parts of the North West, West Yorkshire and the Midlands have been placed under further localised coronavirus restrictions.
The coronavirus transmission rate could now be as high as 1.4 in the UK, official figures show.
Amal Clooney has quit her role as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the government’s “lamentable” intention to “break international law” with the Internal Market Bill.
Labour is this weekend staging a party conference with a difference.
Lancashire is to be the latest part of the UK to face strict coronavirus lockdown rules, with drastic new curbs being introduced this weekend, Sky News understands.
In scenes of “absolute pandemonium” and “chaos”, drivers queued for hours as they tried to get a coronavirus test only to be turned away – as the system struggled to cope with soaring demand.
The head of Test and Trace has said she doesn’t believe “anybody was expecting to see the really sizeable increase in demand” for coronavirus tests.
New local restrictions are being introduced in northeast England – including a 10pm curfew for bars and pubs and a ban on people mixing with others outside their household.
The Welsh county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf has gone into a local lockdown after a “rapid rise” in coronavirus cases.
The wife of “naughty Tory” Charlie Elphicke – who announced she was divorcing him when he was convicted of sexual assault on two women – has revealed why she is backing his appeal.
The BBC has denied speculation that Alex Scott is the next host of A Question Of Sport after Gary Lineker tweeted his congratulations to the athlete.
Filming has resumed on the movie “The Batman”, after a two-week shutdown caused by a member of the production who tested positive for coronavirus.
None of England’s rivers are in good health, according to new data.
Large parts of the North East are set to be subjected to tighter lockdown restrictions that will be announced tomorrow.
Boris Johnson has partially climbed down on his controversial new Brexit bill in the face of a Tory rebellion.
Groups of pupils should only be sent home if there has been a positive test,
rather than someone just developing symptoms, the prime minister has said as he defended the struggling testing system.
People in England are still struggling to get a coronavirus test – a problem that the government says could take weeks to solve.
Local lockdown measures are to be imposed in the Welsh county of Rhondda Cynon Taf after a rise in coronavirus cases.
A curfew could be introduced across London to help prevent a second wave of coronavirus, according to a public health director.
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The UK recorded 20 deaths of people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, according to government figures.
Delays in getting coronavirus test results back have been condemned as “appalling and negligent” by the chair of a body representing 4,000 care homes in the UK.
A pregnant woman’s alcohol consumption could soon be mentioned on their child’s medical record – prompting significant privacy concerns.
Peers have been warned by the government not to block its controversial bid to override the Brexit deal, as an ally of Angela Merkel branded the UK a “despot” like North Korea.