Boris Johnson has been told not to raise business taxes in next week's Budget by Tory MPs in the North - as new Conservatives MPs told Sky News they "won't be here in four years' time" if he doesn't deliver funding for major projects.
The UK government has been told to "act unilaterally" over the controversial Northern Ireland protocol in its trade deal with the EU.
A-level and GCSE students in England will get their teacher-assessed grades earlier in August to give them more time to appeal.
Face masks may not be required indoors in public places over the summer, one of England's deputy chief medical officers has suggested.
All adults on the learning disability register will be prioritised to get a coronavirus vaccine, the government has said, following calls from broadcaster Jo Whiley.
Labour has reopened its candidate selection process in the race for the mayor of Liverpool, less than two months before nomination papers have to be submitted.
Boris Johnson is facing another showdown with rebel Tory MPs on China and genocide after the House of Lords triggered a further Commons vote on the issue.