Grants will be offered to stricken shops and pubs but NHS fears its pleas for cash will be ignored The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is to offer 700,000 shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels and other businesses, grants of up to £18,000 each as part of a £5bn rescue scheme to prevent mass […]

Conservatives’ 7-point lead is party’s biggest since July 2020, and a reality check for Keir Starmer Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Conservatives have secured their biggest lead over Labour since last summer amid signs Boris Johnson is benefiting from a “vaccine bounce”, the latest Opinium […]

Move prompts New York governor to request independent investigation into allegations A second woman has come forward to accuse New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment in a move that has prompted the under-fire Democrat to launch an independent investigation into the allegations. Charlotte Bennett, who was an executive […]

Spanish officials recommend 864 cows that have been at sea for two months are no longer fit for transport More than 850 cows that have spent months aboard a ship wandering across the Mediterranean are no longer fit for transport anymore and should be killed, according to a confidential report […]