Tipping point for northern lockdown ‘may have rested on only 14 extra positive tests’

The majority of furloughed workers have returned to work ahead of the first phaseout of the scheme this weekend, new research has shown. Despite official figures saying that 9.5 million workers are furloughed, this is “wide of the mark” as more than half of these have returned to work, new research by the Resolution Foundation, […]

Coronavirus latest news: Furloughed workers should help get the harvest in, says Environment Secretary in ‘Pick for Britain’ push

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insisted Sunday the US economy will come roaring back even amid warnings from another White House adviser of longer-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic’s unprecedented shock to the economy. Mnuchin’s upbeat assessment came amid skyrocketing unemployment figures and forecasts predicting a deep contraction in economic activity this year. In an interview with […]

UK hospital death toll jumps to 980 in 24 hours in biggest rise yet – deadlier than Spain’s worst day of crisis

The Philippines has banned doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving the country to work overseas in a bid to throw more resources at its own coronavirus outbreak, reports Patrick Sawer. With the pandemic threatening to overwhelm Phillipine’s fragile healthcare system the Government says it requires all available medics and support staff to remain […]

Tory lead cut as race enters final hours

While the Tory lead has narrowed slightly in the last week, from 13 points to 9.6, it is now still at the same level it was when the election was called. MRP model suggests hung parliament a real possibility Boris Johnson is heading for a 28 seat majority but a hung parliament is possible, according to a […]

What time is the BBC Question Time election special tonight, and who is taking part?

Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, and Jonathan Bartley, the Green Party co-leader, had the opportunity to discuss their views in two separate Question Time specials.  What happened in the Channel 4 climate change debate? All party leaders except Boris Johnson took part in Channel 4’s climate change debate. The Prime Minister declined to take part in the debate, but it […]

When is the next general election TV debate, and who is taking part?

Mr Corbyn was set to join the other party leaders at the BBC Election Debate last week, but Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, took his place. Mr Johnson did not take part either, sending instead the Conservative Party’s chief secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak. Less than a week before polling day, Mr Johnson and Mr Corbyn […]

When is the general election 2019 and when will we know the results? 

The deadline to apply for a postal vote was 5pm on Nov 26. If you are registered to vote by post, your Electoral Office must receive it by 10pm on Dec 12.  If you can’t get to your polling station and you’d like someone to vote on your behalf, apply for a proxy vote by 5pm on Dec […]