Coronavirus update: PM and health secretary test positive
It has been announced that the prime minister and the health secretary have both tested positive for Covid-19.
China and the US "must unite to fight coronavirus", president Xi says
Chinese president Xi Jinping has said that his country and the US must "unite" in the fight against coronavirus, following a phone call with his American counterpart, president Donald Trump.
Coronavirus update: US total cases overtake China's
Thousands stood on their doorsteps, balconies and front porches last night to clap the NHS workers on the front line in the battle against coronavirus at 8pm.
Met Police Commissioner makes appeal to retired officers
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick has written to all police officers who have retired over the last five years, asking them to return to the force to help enforce new social distancing measures intended to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
"We have had to adapt and overcome": Onsite Technologies chief talks coronavirus and why the future is bright
Toby Sillett is the co-founder and director of Onsite Technologies, a nationwide IT and telecoms support provider located on the outskirts of London in Upminster. In this feature, Sillett discusses how Onsite Technologies has met the challenge of the crisis and the lessons that the UK can learn from chartering a course through troubled waters.
Coronavirus update: Chancellor announces support for self-employed
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a scheme to support the self-employed with a taxable grant worth "80 per cent of average monthly profits over the last three years" that is capped at £2,500 a month.
Guy Pomroy, director of Starkstorm on the coronavirus pandemic: “These are unprecedented times”
“These are unprecedented times. As the business that provides medical equipment and installs and maintains it going forward for the NHS, these are challenging times. We have been designated as key workers. We are doing everything we can to ensure that we can continue to provide the level of support for the NHS, because we know that it’s testing times for them especially.”
Chair of Arts Council England announces £160 million emergency fund to help arts sector
Museums, theatres, galleries and artists who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in England will have access to a £160 million emergency fund issued by Arts Council England.
Government places order for 10,000 Dyson ventilators
The UK government has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators from Dyson which will eventually go to the front-line to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus update: No new cases in Hubei, US deaths pass 1,000
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce a package of support for the self-employed later on today at the government's daily press conference.
Chancellor to announce financial support for the self-employed
On Thursday, chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce a government package which will guarantee an income for self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus update: More than 400,000 UK volunteers step forward
The Prime Minister announced no new measures in his daily briefing, but did say that over 400,000 volunteers had stepped forward to support the NHS in its fight against coronavirus.
Valeria Luiselli announced as winner of Rathbones Folio Prize
Valeria Luiselli, author of Lost Children Archive, has been announced as the most recent winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize.
Woody Allen’s memoirs find new publisher
Woody Allen’s autobiography Apropos of Nothing has been published by Arcade Publishing following Hachette terminating their agreement with Allen earlier this month.
Parliament to close on Wednesday after passing coronavirus laws
Passing the emergency legislation to help curb the spread of coronavirus will be one of Parliament's last acts before a temporary shutdown begins on Wednesday evening.
Coronavirus update: Over 170,000 people volunteer to help NHS
The Covid-19 outbreak has now meant that roughly 25 per cent of the world's population live in some form of lockdown.
Government will only bail out airlines as a 'last resort', chancellor says
Chancellor Rishi Sunak had told airlines that the government will only issue a bailout as a "last resort", asking them instead to turn to shareholders for funds in the first instance.
Coronavirus update: Health secretary announces military-aided temporary hospital will be set up at ExCeL centre
The coronavirus press conference today was led by health secretary Matt Hancock, rather than the Prime Minister.
Former Manchester United players offer free accommodation to NHS staff
Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, former Manchester United players, have offered free accommodation to NHS staff in two hotels they co-own.
Former first minister cleared of 13 counts of sexual assault
Alex Salmond has been cleared of 13 counts of sexual assault against nine different women following a two-week trial.
Coronavirus update: UK faces first day in full lockdown
Last night, the Prime Minister announced a series of strict new measures to suppress the spread of coronavirus, telling people that they should only leave home for a very limited number of reasons.
Johnson approval ratings up in midst of Covid-19 outbreak
New YouGov polling has shown that more people support the prime minister than ever before.
Amazon and Microsoft to collaborate on coronavirus measures
US tech titans Amazon and Microsoft are to team up on a Seattle research project to help with the crackdown on coronavirus.
Automotive industry to join coronavirus battle
Car makers have begun converting their supply lines to start making ventilators and face masks and help provide vital medical resources in the fight against coronavirus.