Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged by the CBI to extend the government’s furlough and business rates holiday schemes – and to act before March’s budget.
A British pilot punched the air with delight as he was discharged from hospital in Texas after being treated for coronavirus for 243 days.
The snow is falling in thick clumps on Blackpool’s promenade and the freezing cloud hangs so low that the top of the famous tower is almost completely obscured.
At least one in eight people in England had had COVID-19 by December last year, new survey data estimates.
Storm Christoph’s imminent arrival has triggered a major incident in South Yorkshire – ahead of strong winds, widespread flooding and snowfall.