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Downing Street denies Dominic Cummings' claim Johnson 'lied to parliament' about party

Boris Johnson's former chief adviser has said the prime minister knew in advance about a Downing Street drinks party during the first coronavirus lockdown and agreed that it could go ahead, claims that have been confirmed to Sky News by a second source. [...]

'I don't recognise this caricature': Raab denies Downing Street has drinking culture

Dominic Raab has said he does not recognise the "caricature" about Number 10 as he denied there was a drinking culture in Downing Street. [...]

Man, 40, charged with manslaughter after five-year-old British girl dies following ski slope collision

A man has been charged with manslaughter after a five-year-old British girl died in a crash on the ski slopes in the French Alps. [...]

Man raped woman he met on social media after locking and chaining her in flat

A man who raped and assaulted a woman he met online after locking and chaining her front door has been jailed. [...]

Pay rises wiped out by surging inflation, official figures show

UK workers saw their wage rises wiped out by surging inflation late last year, official figures show. [...]

No more checkout queues as Aldi opens first till-free store

Aldi has opened its first checkout-free store where customers will be able to walk out without queuing to pay for their shopping. [...]

Police break up post-Ashes drinks session at cricket teams' hotel

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said it will investigate a drinking session marking the end of Australia's 4-0 Ashes series win at a hotel in Hobart which police were called to break up. [...]

Peers vote down government's 'draconian' attempt to control protests

The government's attempt to introduce laws to contain protests has been dealt a major blow after the House of Lords voted down a number of the controversial proposals. [...]

Government wins appeal over 'unlawful' COVID contract given to Cummings's friends

The government has won its Court of Appeal bid to overturn a High Court ruling that it broke the law by handing a COVID contract to a company whose founders were friends of Boris Johnson's former chief aide Dominic Cummings. [...]

'He just stopped eating': Children 'becoming fussy eaters' after getting COVID, experts suggest

More children are becoming fussy eaters after getting COVID-19, experts have suggested. [...]