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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus in the UK: Five things you need to know about Covid-19 Many more people may be forced to self-isolate as part of efforts to stop the coronavirus spreading in Britain, the head of NHS England has warned. Sir Simon Stevens said more than 80 people discharged […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The chairman of the Grenfell Tower inquiry has backed a request from firms that refurbished the building that evidence they give should not be used against them in criminal prosecutions. Some firms had threatened to stay silent in the inquiry into how Grenfell was covered in flammable cladding. Sir Martin Moore-Bick […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Firms involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower are as much to blame for the victims’ deaths as if they had “pulled the trigger” of a gun, an inquiry into the tragedy has heard. The insulation supplier saw the block as a “flagship” for its product and promoted it despite knowing […]

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Image copyright Ben Stansell/Getty Images Image caption Mr Ratcliffe arrived for the meeting with his daughter Gabriella and mother Barbara The husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran said there has been “no breakthrough” in efforts to secure her release after talks with Boris Johnson. Richard Ratcliffe said his wife was being used as […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption PC Stuart Outten suffered several injuries including six wounds to the head A police officer who was severely injured in a machete attack had earlier texted his partner saying he was “off to cause trouble”, jurors heard. PC Stuart Outten, 29, was stabbed in the head as he tried […]

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Image copyright Marius Zarnescu Image caption Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi was stabbed in Knightsbridge near Harrods A man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing near the luxury department store Harrods. Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi, 20, died at the scene near the Knightsbridge store on 5 December 2019. Badir Rahim Alnazi, of no […]

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Image copyright Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for train tickets from today. The rise, announced by industry body the Rail Delivery Group in November, is lower than the 3.1% increase at the start of last year. Train companies say it is the third year in […]

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Eoin Morgan has joined IPL outfit Kolkata Knight Riders for a second time having previously played for them between 2011 and 2013 England’s Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran have all earned six-figure contracts in the Indian Premier League’s player auction. Morgan, who led England to World Cup success in 2019, was […]

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Image copyright Goldsmith’s University Image caption Non-native parakeets have thrived across the country since first being “officially” seen in the 1860s, the researchers note The rumour parakeets arrived in the UK when rock star Jimi Hendrix released a pair in London’s Carnaby Street in the swinging 60s has finally been scotched. They also didn’t escape […]

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