Politics

Boris Johnson should have a word with the Conservative-controlled local council in his west London constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip about Marcus Rashford’s school meals campaign. “Hillingdon Council will be offering free school meals to eligible children during the half term holiday,” the council announced this weekend. “Full details of the scheme and how
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Local leaders in Greater Manchester have been told that the “door is open” for further talks, despite the prime minister imposing Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions on the region. Boris Johnson announced that tougher COVID-19 restrictions will be introduced in Greater Manchester from Friday. Moving into Tier 3 means pubs and bars in Greater Manchester will
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Talks with Greater Manchester about the region entering tougher coronavirus restrictions have ended “without an agreement”, a minister has said. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick, who had set a midday deadline for Greater Manchester moving into Tier 3, said: “I’m disappointed that despite recognising the gravity of the situation, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has been
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The EU’s chief negotiator has offered to “intensify” post-Brexit trade discussions – based on legal texts – after the talks were left teetering on the brink of collapse. Michel Barnier has held a call with his UK counterpart Lord Frost after being told not to bother travelling to London for face-to-face talks. This came after
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