- Holiday bookings jump as UK Covid travel tests axed
Jet2 says bookings increased by 30% after it was announced test rules would be relaxed.
- London bus crash: Children injured as double-decker hits shop
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the “terrible incident”.
- Police to investigate Downing Street lockdown parties
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick says the force will look into “potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations”.
- Royal Mail to cut jobs amid ongoing postal delays
Around 700 management roles will go as the firm struggles to cope with Covid-related absences.
- Government borrowed less than expected in December
Borrowing hit £16.8bn last month as pandemic support for the economy continues.
- NI peatlands threatened by ‘toxic’ nitrogen rainwater
The gas poses a threat by killing critical species in Northern Ireland’s peatlands.
- Birthday celebration for PM sparks new party row
Frustration from MPs grows amid revelations of another gathering held at No 10 during lockdown in 2020.
- Thousands needed to try new Covid antiviral treatments
A UK study aims to find out who will benefit most from two pills designed to treat Covid-19.
- The Beatles and John Lennon memorabilia to be sold as NFTs
John Lennon’s eldest son Julian will keep the physical items as he sells digital versions of them.
- Marmite maker Unilever to cut thousands of jobs worldwide
Unilever, which also makes Dove soap and PG Tips, will cut the roles in more than 100 countries.
- State pension age crucial for lower earners
Low earners are more likely to keep working for longer when the state pension age rises, a report finds.
- Climate change threatening buried UK treasures
Our ability to understand of Britain’s history is at risk, warn archaeologists.
- Louise Smith death: Covid-19 restrictions ‘could have prevented appropriate support’
A review finds 16-year-old Louise Smith did not receive enough support after reporting a rape.
- Conservative minister resigns in anger over Covid fraud
Lord Agnew says the government had made “schoolboy errors” when handing Covid loans to business.
- Mayhill riot: South Wales Police response criticised in independent review
South Wales Police apologises for slow response after independent panel finds “significant failings”.
- No 10 staff gathered indoors for PM birthday in lockdown
Downing Street admits staff gathered to wish Boris Johnson well, following a report from ITV News.
- Gay couple refused south London house viewing and purchase
The sellers defended their decision to deny the viewing and purchase based on their religious beliefs.
- Koshka Duff: Met apology to woman over language in strip search
Police apologise to an academic over the “sexist, derogatory and unacceptable” language.
- Covid left Manchester student who took own life ‘literally isolated’
Finn Kitson took his own life while self-isolating after a flatmate tested positive, an inquest hears.
- Brewdog chief James Watt accused of inappropriate behaviour
Former US workers at the brewing giant say James Watt’s behaviour made female bartenders feel “uncomfortable” and “powerless”.