It’s also a week since England’s first pilot of city-wide mass testing began in Liverpool.
More than a million university students across Britain will be encouraged to get rapid coronavirus tests before they return home for Christmas.
It’s looking likely that the rate of coronavirus infections in England and Wales is slowing down. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest a smaller increase in the number of infections last week than the week before that. But they are still going up. In the last 24 hours, 23,287 new coronavirus cases…
If it’s a success, the government says the scheme could be rolled out to millions of people by Christmas.
Latest figures show Nottingham now has the fifth highest infection rate in England.
Landowners are still being allowed to burn moorland on grouse shooting estates in the UK, despite a Government pledge to phase it out.
The Home Office has stressed it will take necessary precautions to protect people in their care
The governments in Westminster and Cardiff confirmed they would change their advice to pupils on face coverings.
England’s chief regulator has resigned in the wake of the exam grading chaos that has engulfed schools and universities.
Despite intensive efforts to stop transmission, nearly 250,000 people face the prospect of further restrictions.
Rail commuters in England and Wales could face a rise of 1.6% in the cost of their tickets from January.
A small number of veterans of that gruelling war in the Pacific are still alive.
Labour has called on ministers to act immediately to sort out what it says is a “fiasco”.
Spas and beauty therapists had been preparing to begin offering facials and other “close contact” services at the start of this month. But rising coronavirus cases prompted the prime minister to shelve those plans with just a few hours notice.
The government had been criticised for loosening the lockdown on a Saturday but the mass breakouts of bacchanalian brawling didn’t materialise.