Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has acknowledged that coronavirus rates are in a "bad place in all parts of the country" but has said the government does not want a second national lockdown.
The bosses of three of Britain's biggest supermarket chains have urged Rishi Sunak to use an overhaul of the business rates system to "level up" the economy amid pressure on the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the north of England.
A Labour MP charged with fraud says she will "vigorously" contest the allegations made against her.
Less than a year ago, Jeremy Corbyn was Labour's candidate to be prime minister.
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the party and has had the whip removed.
Scots are being warned to avoid car sharing after it was linked to 1,000 new coronavirus cases over a seven-day period.