‘I can’t believe so many people would try to kill someone over tyres,’ says intended target of botched drive-by

The intended target of a drive-by shooting in which a law student was murdered has told Sky News in an exclusive interview he “can’t believe so many people would try to kill someone over tyres”.

Minister says now ‘as good a time as any’ to lift most COVID rules – but urges people to remain ‘careful’ and ‘vigilant’

A minister has told Sky News he is “confident” the government is doing the right thing by lifting almost all coronavirus restrictions in England, as a top World Health Organization (WHO) envoy warned: “This virus hasn’t gone away.”

Senior MoD civil servant at centre of probe into how sensitive documents turned up at bus stop

A senior civil servant at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is at the centre of an investigation into how sensitive military documents – including one marked “Secret UK Eyes Only” – turned up behind a bus stop in Kent, Sky News understands.

Afghan interpreters who worked with British military land in UK after fleeing Taliban

The first group of former Afghan interpreters whose lives are in danger because they worked for the British military are due to arrive in the UK from Afghanistan in the coming hours under a new government scheme, Sky News understands.

COVID link to serious illness ‘severed’, but India variant makes June 21 easing difficult – Hancock

The Indian variant of coronavirus makes the decision about lifting lockdown restrictions on 21 June “more difficult”, Matt Hancock has told Sky News, due to its higher rate of transmission.