Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Scotland bans household visits as COVID-19 rules tightened
People in Scotland have been banned from visiting other households indoors, in tough new restrictions that go further than those announced for England.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:19:00 +0100
UK records highest daily number of COVID-19 cases in four months
Another 4,926 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK - the highest daily figure since 7 May.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:19:00 +0100
Face masks, fines, pub curfews and working from home: New coronavirus crackdown revealed
Face masks will become compulsory for bar staff, shop workers, waiters and taxi passengers in an effort to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England, the prime minister has announced.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:56:00 +0100
New COVID restrictions: What you can and can't do - and the penalties for breaking the rules
Boris Johnson has announced further restrictions in an attempt to curb the growing spread of COVID-19 across the UK amid warnings cases and deaths could increase rapidly.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:44:00 +0100
Plans to let people change gender without medical checks abandoned
The government has abandoned plans to let people officially change gender without medical checks - but ministers have promised to make the process cheaper and "more straightforward".
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:50:00 +0100
Dark web crackdown on opioid traffickers triggers 179 arrests
Police have arrested 179 people, including four in the UK, as part of a global crackdown on dark web opioid trafficking.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:41:00 +0100
Mystery of broadband outage for entire Welsh village finally solved
The mysterious cause of an entire rural Welsh village's broadband being knocked out at 7am each morning has finally been uncovered - an old television set.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:46:00 +0100
Coronavirus: UK excess deaths could hit peak levels 'by November' without action
Death rates could go back to previous levels within two months if nothing is done to stop the spike in coronavirus cases.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:45:00 +0100
Leighton Buzzard hit by third earthquake in two weeks
Leighton Buzzard has been hit by a 3.0 magnitude earthquake - the third tremor in two weeks - according to the British Geological Survey (BSG).
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:05:00 +0100
Premier Inn owner cuts 6,000 jobs as Wetherspoon calls time on airport roles
Two major employers in the UK's hospitality sector announced thousands of proposed job losses between them, hours before Boris Johnson outlined new restrictions to tackle rising COVID-19 infection rates.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:02:00 +0100

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