Further local lockdowns are “just days away”, Sky News understands.
Ministers will change the law in order to enforce the local coronavirus lockdown in Leicester, the health secretary has told Sky News.
NHS England has apologised after Sky News revealed that only 23% of health trusts in England have risk-assessed their BAME staff.
Sky News sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao has announced she has stage three breast cancer.
A leading British DJ has told Sky News the government’s plans for reopening the live music sector have been a “shambles”.
The government would have struggled to fund itself if the Bank of England had not intervened during the market “meltdown” of COVID-19, the Bank’s governor has told Sky News.
The health secretary has told Sky News the government is “on track” to ease the coronavirus lockdown further from 4 July.
A black officer in the UK has told Sky News her police jacket “feels heavier” after the US killing of George Floyd and the anti-racism protests which followed.
A Black Lives Matter supporter who carried an injured man to safety during violent clashes in London has told Sky News he “didn’t want to see him die”.
An official review has found “racism, discrimination and social inequalities” have contributed to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, Sky News has learned.
Eight out of 10 councils are considering the future of contentious statues in their area in response to recent protests, according to Sky News research.
Thirty lives have already been saved thanks to changes in firefighting since the Grenfell tragedy, the new London Fire Brigade commissioner has told Sky News.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News “it is undoubtedly a risk” that the number of coronavirus cases will rise in the UK following the Black Lives Matter protests.
The UK currently has the second highest coronavirus infection rate of any major European country, according to Sky News analysis.
The deaths of more than 90 health and care workers could be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Sky News has learned.
One of the government’s scientific advisers has told Sky News that people have to assume a second wave of coronavirus “is coming”.
Rapper Tinie Tempah has compared the world’s response to the death of George Floyd with reactions to animal cruelty, telling Sky News that people would not accept a dog being treated in the same way.
The Prince of Wales has told Sky News that he knows he was “lucky” and “got away with it quite lightly” when he caught coronavirus, but it’s made him even more determined to “push and shout and prod” to make sure nature is at the centre of the post-COVID recovery.
The world will never be the same again after coronavirus, and a majority of Britons wouldn’t want to go back to the way things were before, a poll for Sky News has revealed.
A review into how the BAME community has been affected by COVID-19 has been delayed again because of “worries” around “current global events”, Sky News understands.
The UK “can’t just stay in lockdown forever”, Dominic Raab has told Sky News as he defended a gradual easing of the coronavirus rules despite concerns raised by some government scientific advisers.
A woman with terminal cancer has told Sky News of her relief at a face-to-face reunion with her family after the easing of lockdown.
The government will not review fines issued to families who travelled to get childcare in lockdown, Sky News understands – despite the health secretary promising a vicar in a TV briefing he would “look at” the issue.
Thousands of coronavirus tests conducted at the government’s main testing laboratory do not produce a clear outcome, Sky News can reveal, forcing people to wait days while they are retested.
Twice as many people have died in care homes in England, Wales and Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic than would be expected in normal times, Sky News analysis has found.
A senior minister has told Sky News that “wrong” advice at the start of the coronavirus outbreak could have led to mistakes in the government’s response.
More than 20 care homes in the northeast of England have sent a legal warning to their local council over fears of a collapse in the sector, Sky News can reveal.
Children are “significantly less” affected by coronavirus, a senior minister has told Sky News, as the government attempts to allay fears about some schools reopening from June.
The daughter of a man who died with suspected coronavirus has told Sky News she wants to know who signed off on a government policy to allow untested COVID-19 patients to be sent to care homes, potentially spreading the virus.
Care homes have been “almost compelled” to take people who have not been tested for coronavirus, Sky News has been told.