Rising coronavirus cases in a small number of areas in England has led the deputy chief medical officer to warn: “Don’t wreck this now.”
The 15 areas of England to have vaccinated the lowest proportion of adults against COVID-19 are all in London.
Last month had the highest January mortality rate in England since 2002, according to new data.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “very optimistic” that he will be able to remove all coronavirus restrictions in England by 21 June under his four-stage plan for lifting lockdown.
The prime minister has said England is going to start “reclaiming our freedoms” – with all legal limits on people’s social contact set to end by 21 June.
Boris Johnson has unveiled long-awaited plans that set out how lockdown measures will be eased in England.
Vaccine and testing certificates could be used in England to enable the economy to fully reopen and international travel to go ahead, the government has suggested.
Boris Johnson has revealed his four steps to easing England’s lockdown for different parts of society and the economy.
Outdoor learning centres have warned they could be “lost forever” if they aren’t included on Boris Johnson’s roadmap to reopen from England’s latest lockdown.
The prime minister is still aiming to reopen all schools in England next month despite concerns from teachers and scientists.
Care home residents in England will be able to hold hands with one named visitor starting from 8 March, the government has announced.
Care home residents will be allowed to have a regular indoor visitor from 8 March as part of the government’s plan to ease lockdown in England.
A significantly smaller proportion of black people in England aged 70 and over have been given the COVID-19 vaccine compared to other ethnic groups.
Boris Johnson has said he will be focusing on data and not dates when it comes to the easing of England’s coronavirus lockdown.
Around 1.7 million more people will be added to the shielding list in England, after being found to be at potential serious risk from COVID-19.
“Meaningful progress” is being made in the campaign to overcome COVID vaccine hesitancy, but it is happening amid a “pandemic of disinformation”, the head of the NHS in England has said.
Surge testing is being introduced in more areas of England after a few more cases of the coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa were detected.
Boris Johnson has said he is “optimistic” ahead of the launch of his “roadmap” for easing England’s lockdown, and hinted at which industries will reopen first.
A record low temperature for February has been recorded in England for a second consecutive night as parts of North Yorkshire dipped below -15C (5F).
Almost a third of all hospital patients who needed treatment for coronavirus in England during the pandemic were admitted last month.
There were 8,433 deaths linked to coronavirus in the final full week of January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
People aged 70 and over in England who have not yet had a coronavirus vaccine are being urged to book an appointment with the NHS to get a jab.
Scotland have sealed their first victory over England at Twickenham since 1983 with an 11-6 victory in the Six Nations.
Large swathes of the UK will see a return to biting cold temperatures over the next few days, with heavy snowfall and a month’s worth of rain forecast for parts of England and Scotland.
The Bank of England has forecast a rapid recovery for the economy as vaccines are rolled out – but downgraded its growth outlook for the year as a whole.
The coronavirus infection rate in the UK is “still alarmingly high”, the prime minister has said, but England’s chief medical officer has suggested we are past the current peak.
About one in seven people in private households in England had contracted coronavirus by mid-January, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates.
England may not return to regional coronavirus restrictions when the current lockdown is eased, the prime minister has suggested.
It is “absolutely vital” that people in areas of England where the South African variant of coronavirus has been identified minimise all social contact, the health secretary has said.
The number of people suffering from the flu in England has plunged by more than 95% to levels not seen for 130 years.