Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Test and trace programme 'hit by more problems' on day two
Contact tracers say they are still encountering technical difficulties and other problems, including delayed pay, on the second day of the track and trace scheme.
Fri, 29 May 2020 11:13:00 +0100
Businesses must pay towards furloughed staff from August - as chancellor reveals end date
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled plans for employers to start paying towards the wages of their furloughed staff .
Fri, 29 May 2020 14:54:00 +0100
'We're taking a risk': Scientist who advises govt warns lockdown being eased too soon
The government has been warned of moving too quickly to ease lockdown, with scientists forecasting as many as 80 people could still die from coronavirus every day in England without a second peak.
Fri, 29 May 2020 16:07:00 +0100
No further action over death of rail worker from coronavirus after 'spitting attack'
British Transport Police (BTP) say no further action will be taken after a train ticket collector who was allegedly spat at died with coronavirus.
Fri, 29 May 2020 15:43:00 +0100
Another 324 coronavirus deaths take UK total over 38,000
More than 38,000 people in the UK have died with coronavirus after another 324 deaths were recorded in the latest daily figures.
Fri, 29 May 2020 18:36:00 +0100
Current lockdown plans are 'confusing' for the vulnerable millions shielding, govt warned
Millions of vulnerable people shielding during the coronavirus outbreak must get more clarity about when their lives can start to return to normal as lockdown across the UK eases, a group of charities has demanded.
Fri, 29 May 2020 10:55:00 +0100
People asked to conserve water where possible after 'driest May on record'
People in parts of the UK are being asked to help "make sure there is enough water for everyone", as companies see huge demand during what looks set to become the driest May on record.
Fri, 29 May 2020 11:21:00 +0100
Is it hay fever or COVID-19? How to tell the difference
With Britain firmly in hay fever season, some people may be worried about confusing its symptoms with those of coronavirus.
Fri, 29 May 2020 10:53:00 +0100
'Chemsex' being live-streamed on Zoom, police warn after rise in crimes involving drug GHB
Police have warned of the deadly risk of taking GHB after a rise in reported crimes involving the drug which was used by Britain's worst ever rapist Reynhard Sinaga to target his victims.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:41:00 +0000
My son was killed by GHB - it beggars belief it is not a Class A drug
Paddy Bloor was just 21 when he died after overdosing on the drug GHB at a Brighton house party in March 2018.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:34:00 +0000

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