The tight race for West Midlands mayor could have national significance - this is why

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.

'A very significant problem': Fears that patient backlog in some hospitals may last for years

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.

UK aid cuts: Foreign secretary to reveal which projects around the world will be axed

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 spending watchdog to probe Greensill's role in COVID support schemes

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.

'Malign' Russian spies blamed for major cyber attack on US and UK as Biden imposes sanctions

The Foreign Office has summoned the Russian ambassador over concerns of "a pattern of malign behaviour", as the US announced sanctions against Moscow.

Hancock accused of 'cronyism' after it emerges he has shares in family firm used by the NHS

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.

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