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Coronavirus: Cobra meeting to be held on Monday as UK cases rise to 19 – latest updates 02/28/2020 - 14:03

First case in Wales; Nigeria, New Zealand and Lithuania also report first cases as WHO says epidemic could get ‘out of control’. Follow live news

UK races to find extra 50,000 staff for post-Brexit paperwork 02/28/2020 - 14:01

New recruits needed to process millions of extra declaration forms from 1 January 2020

A race to hire 50,000 people in the next six months to process Brexit paperwork is under way after the government confirmed they would be needed for border operations.

But experts have warned it...

Labour leadership: Can Jeremy Corbyn secure a legacy? 02/28/2020 - 13:47
Allies of the Labour leader are worried about how the contest to replace him is shaping up, writes Iain Watson.
Labour leadership: Corbyn appears in Long-Bailey campaign video 02/28/2020 - 13:32
The Labour leader has said he will not be publicly backing any of the candidates to succeed him.
Johnson shows again he can get away with stuff other PMs couldn’t 02/28/2020 - 12:58

For a leader to holiday while floods hit the country isn’t normal, but ours believes in his own exceptionalism

Eight years after she died, Whitney Houston is to make a stadium comeback tour. At least a hologram of her is. So thousands of people will be paying to see someone who isn’t...

Boris Johnson calls emergency coronavirus meeting - for three days time 02/28/2020 - 12:22
In the UK, 19 people have contracted the illness so far
Boris Johnson government 'may be breaking own climate change laws' with £28.8bn roads programme 02/28/2020 - 12:02
Transport Action Network is now seeking legal advice 'on whether the government is also acting outside the law in pursuing its road building programme'
Leasehold property buyers 'misled by developers' 02/28/2020 - 10:43
Many homeowners find themselves in "serious traps" after being mis-sold properties, a watchdog says.
While Dominic Cummings fiddles, the civil service burns | Jane Dudman 02/28/2020 - 09:13

Government hitlist of senior Whitehall staff distracts from the toxic bullying culture facing many civil servants

Last March, when Philip Rycroft left his job as the most senior civil servant in the Department for Exiting the...

How the humanities became the new enemy within | William Davies 02/28/2020 - 08:30
The current British government looks on them with disdain, putting an entire infrastructure of culture under threat

The strain of conservatism that has now taken up residence in Downing Street is tireless in its identification of enemies. The BBC and Channel 4 were put on notice during the latter...

Boris Johnson warned over 'really ill-judged' language on women and ethnic minorities by senior Tory 02/28/2020 - 08:14
New chair of parliament's Woman and Equalities Committee Caroline Nokes singles out PM's widely condemned comparison of women wearing niqabs to 'letter boxes'
Post-Brexit talks: We'll find out what's going on, TUC boss warns PM 02/28/2020 - 07:01
Frances O'Grady says "sister unions" in Europe will make sure she's "plugged in" on workers' rights.