Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
'Circuit break': PM says he does not want another lockdown - but that second wave 'is coming'
Boris Johnson has said he does not want to put the country in another national lockdown but warned the government may need to "intensify things to help bring the rate of infections down".
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:13:00 +0100
'Increasingly likely' London will face tougher lockdown restrictions
It is "increasingly likely" further lockdown restrictions will be required in London, the city's mayor has warned - and says he does not want to wait.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 20:22:00 +0100
People in Lancashire warned: Don't go to Blackpool for a 'last blast'
Lancashire Police has warned people against heading to Blackpool for one "last blast" ahead of new lockdown measures in the county.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:24:00 +0100
Losing football clubs to COVID-19 would be a 'national outcry'
Football league clubs are warning of financial implosion if the return of fans to stadiums is further delayed with a second national lockdown potentially looming.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:39:00 +0100
Towns across England added to COVID-19 watchlist - find out if you're affected
A number of areas have been added to the coronavirus watchlist as scientists warned the transmission rate could now be as high as 1.4 in the UK.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:48:00 +0100
Common colds 'may account for some reported coronavirus cases'
Rising cases of the common cold could be giving a false picture of the spread of coronavirus among children.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 20:51:00 +0100
New local lockdown rules announced in parts of North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire
Parts of the North West, West Yorkshire and the Midlands have been placed under further localised coronavirus restrictions.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:59:00 +0100
'Widespread growth': R number now between 1.1 and 1.4, as cases pass 4,000 and deaths rise
The coronavirus transmission rate could now be as high as 1.4 in the UK, official figures show.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:12:00 +0100
Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over 'lamentable' plans to break international law
Amal Clooney has quit her role as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the government’s "lamentable" intention to "break international law" with the Internal Market Bill.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:35:00 +0100
Just 6% of Britons have antibodies - and levels wane over two months, SAGE warns
Just 6% of the UK's population had COVID-19 antibodies at the start of September, the government's scientific advisers have warned.
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:06:00 +0100

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