Of the hundreds of elections taking place on 6 May, few could be more important than the race to be mayor of the West Midlands.
It will take five years for some hospitals to catch up with the backlog of patient care caused by the coronavirus pandemic, NHS Providers has warned.
The foreign secretary is set to reveal which UK projects around the world will be axed or reduced following a decision to slash foreign aid spending by almost a third, Sky News understands.
Whitehall's spending watchdog has launched an investigation into Greensill Capital's involvement in government-backed COVID support schemes prior to the firm's collapse.
The Foreign Office has summoned the Russian ambassador over concerns of "a pattern of malign behaviour", as the US announced sanctions against Moscow.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is being accused of "cronyism at the heart of government" by Labour after it was revealed he has been given shares in a family firm that has done business with the NHS.