'Human error' blamed for wiping of thousands of police records

Hundreds of thousands of fingerprint, DNA and arrest history records were accidentally wiped from police databases because of "human error" and "defective code", the policing minister has said.

Coronavirus border tests detect 'very low levels' among hauliers

More than 66,000 hauliers have so far been tested at the Channel crossing with only "very low levels" of coronavirus detected, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has told Sky News.

Economy returned to reverse gear in November with 2.6% contraction

The UK economy returned to a reverse gear in November as tightened coronavirus restrictions took their toll on the fightback from the steepest recession on record, according to official figures.

'Don't take travel advice from me,' says transport sec after holiday debacle

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says he is the last person people should take travel advice from after he imposed quarantine restrictions on Spain within an hour of arriving on holiday there.

Home secretary told to 'get a grip' after mass police data loss

Home Secretary Priti Patel has been told to "get a grip" after 150,000 fingerprint, DNA and arrest history records were accidentally wiped from police databases.

All UK travel corridors to close from Monday to keep out new variants

All travel corridors will close from Monday, meaning everyone arriving in the UK will have to self-isolate.


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