A media enquiry by Sky News has led to questions over what Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon knew of bullying concerns surrounding the office of her predecessor Alex Salmond.
There were 17,751 deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 8 January – up 7,682 on the preceding week, new figures show.
HSBC has announced plans to shut 82 UK branches this year after a shift towards telephone and internet banking.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed he is self-isolating for the next six days after being “pinged” by the NHS coronavirus app.
The “vast majority” of over-80s and care home residents should be vaccinated before local areas move on to giving jabs to lower priority groups, a cabinet minister has told Sky News.