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The five-mile restriction on travel in Wales will be lifted from Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Mr Drakeford said the end of the “stay local” requirement would coincide with allowing two households to form one extended household, enabling families to be reunited. “From Monday, we will lift the requirement to stay local and […]

A full list of the countries exempt from the coronavirus travel quarantine has been released by the government. People returning to or visiting England from around 60 countries and overseas territories deemed to have low rates of coronavirus will not need to self-isolate. Among the countries not on the list are the United States, Sweden, […]

The lawyer for dozens of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims has claimed Prince Andrew is “deliberately evading authorities” who have invited him to provide a statement about abuse by the financier. Brad Edwards represents 55 women who claim they were abused by the convicted paedophile who killed himself in jail last year, and he believes the […]

Boris Johnson has said the UK is “very much through the worst” of the coronavirus pandemic, but warned: “Let’s not blow it now, folks.” Speaking ahead of a significant easing of the COVID-19 lockdown coming into effect in England tomorrow, Boris Johnson urged Britons to “enjoy summer sensibly”. Pubs, bars and restaurants will be able […]

A minister has defended the prime minister’s father, who travelled to Greece during the coronavirus quarantine. Asked if Stanley Johnson was within his rights to fly into Athens on Wednesday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Yes. What isn’t advice and is legally-restrictive, is the quarantine. That would apply to him as much as it would […]

Historian David Starkey is facing a backlash after he said slavery was not genocide because there are “so many damn blacks” still around. Fitzwilliam College at Cambridge University has said it is considering Starkey’s position as an honorary fellow after the comments. The historian, 75, made the comments during an online interview with conservative commentator […]