Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Two-week national lockdown in October proposed by top scientists - report
The UK's top scientists have proposed a two-week national lockdown in October to stem the recent increase in coronavirus cases, according to a newspaper report.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:57:00 +0100
New lockdown restrictions begin in North East as Lancashire expected to follow
People in northeast England will not be able to meet others outside their household from today - as Lancashire is also expected to be placed under tighter restrictions. 
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:04:00 +0100
UK travellers get government help to plan trips to EU in 2021
A government campaign aimed at helping British travellers prepare for Brexit changes is being launched today.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:45:00 +0100
'Critical phase': Care home restrictions planned over winter virus fears
Staff will be told to stop "all but essential" movement between care homes to protect residents during a feared second spike of coronavirus.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:47:00 +0100
'Chaos' as drivers queue for hours for coronavirus tests before being turned away
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.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:53:00 +0100
Head of Test and Trace: No one was expecting to see such a big rise in 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.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:07:00 +0100
New lockdowns mean 10 million Britons are under extra restrictions - the rules where you are
The latest local lockdown announcements mean 10 million people in Britain face extra coronavirus restrictions.
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:02:00 +0100
'People have been selfish and now we'll pay the price': Welsh towns go into local lockdown
The Welsh county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf has gone into a local lockdown after a "rapid rise" in coronavirus cases.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:12:00 +0100
London mayor calls for business rates holiday extension over fears of tens of thousands of job losses
Sadiq Khan is calling for the government to extend the business rates holiday for another year as companies say reintroducing the rates would be the "final blow" for those already struggling during the pandemic. 
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 04:30:00 +0100
Wife of 'naughty Tory' jailed for sexual assault explains why she is backing his appeal
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.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:42:00 +0100

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