Why Boris Johnson’s ministers are resigning and what could happen next

Comment on this story Comment LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in serious trouble — again — with more than 40 members of his government resigning in the past two... Read more »

London mayor threatens legal action over minister’s veto on housing plan | London

The simmering row between London’s political leaders and central government over transport funding is escalating on a fresh battleground: possible legal action over suburban station car parks. London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has... Read more »

UK sanctions Russian minister’s stepdaughter with ‘£4m London pad’ over Ukraine war

Polina Kovaleva, who reportedly owns a £4m pad in Kensington, is one of 65 new sanctions targets – alongside the feared Wagner Group, which has been tasked with assassinating Ukrainian President Volodymyr... Read more »

Ministers to provide third of Hammersmith Bridge stabilisation costs

One-third of the cost of stabilising west London’s Hammersmith Bridge will be met by the Government. Ministers announced funding of £2.93 million to ensure the crossing remains open for pedestrians, cyclists and... Read more »

Covid news latest: New BA.2 variant ‘under investigation’ as ministers ‘consider delaying’ NHS vaccine mandate

Welsh First Minister says UK Government has ‘abandoned science’ in new Covid rules Health authorities are investigating BA.2, a lineage of the Omicron variant, after it was found to have caused hundreds... Read more »

Ministers say ‘nothing in the data’ to force new Omicron curbs in England

Boris Johnson today suggested NHS staff could be moved to plug shortages amid fears about the Omicron wave triggering a lockdown by default.       The PM revealed that the government is... Read more »

LIVE: Covid latest as Welsh Government ministers meet to discuss further restrictions

Latest situation with UK Government Ministers have reportedly pushed back against calls from scientific advisers for new measures to tackle the Omicron variant before Christmas. Confirmed cases of the faster-spreading strain have... Read more »

Expect mass staff absences and major shortages, UK ministers told | Coronavirus

Soaring Covid cases could cause major shortages across industry, hospitality and healthcare, ministers have been told, as rail companies cancelled services and Royal Mail said it was experiencing high staff absences. According... Read more »

UK adviser on ministers’ interests faces pressure over own financial interests | Politics

Boris Johnson’s independent adviser on ministerial interests is under pressure over his own financial dealings, with academics calling for him to step aside from his role as chair of a London university.... Read more »

Ministers order South East Surge to target empty petrol stations in London

Soldiers got behind the wheel of Britain’s fuel tankers today as ministers ordered petrol companies to target a ‘surge’ of deliveries to empty filling stations in London and the South East. Troops in combat... Read more »