UK to urge France to crack down on migrant crossings

Media playback is unsupported on your device The UK will press French authorities to crack down on migrants attempting to cross the Channel in small boats, ministers ...

Coronavirus: Face covering use expanded in England and Scotland

Face coverings have become mandatory in more indoor settings in England and Scotland following a recent spike in coronavirus cases. Places where coverings must now be worn in both ...

Gigabit broadband: Rural households urged to claim upgrade cash

The government is urging struggling rural broadband customers to apply for cash it has set aside to pay for ultra high-speed connections. Digital Minister Matt Warman said £70m ...

Jerry Falwell Jr to take leave of absence after racy photo

The president of one of the world’s largest evangelical Christian colleges has agreed to step aside after posting a photo of himself, trousers unzipped. Jerry Falwell, a vocal ...

11 of the best music videos from lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos for the music industry. Festivals have been cancelled, albums have been postponed, venues have closed and thousands of session musicians ...

US election 2020: China, Russia and Iran ‘trying to influence’ vote

China, Russia and Iran are among countries seeking to influence the US presidential election this year, a top US intelligence chief has warned. A statement issued by the director of ...

Congress’ last-ditch talks on virus stimulus fail

Last-ditch negotiations at the US Congress to forge another stimulus package for the coronavirus-ravaged economy have collapsed in stalemate. Democrats and Republicans remain at odds ...

What is Tencent?

Based in Shenzhen and founded in 1998, the Chinese company Tencent enjoys huge popularity – and profits – in China. Its cute penguin symbol is as familiar to Chinese ...

Coronavirus: Lockdown measures reintroduced in Preston

Lockdown measures are being reintroduced in Preston from midnight after a rise in Covid-19 cases. Residents in the Lancashire city are facing stricter restrictions, which include ...

Virus cases ‘may be levelling off’ in England, figures suggest

The number of people in England testing positive for coronavirus may be levelling off, according to a household survey by the Office for National Statistics. After a low in cases ...