Department says House panel has ‘sufficient reasons’ for requesting returns as Nancy Pelosi hails ‘victory for the rule of law’ The US Department of Justice on Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to hand Donald Trump’s tax returns to a House committee, saying the panel had “invoked sufficient reasons” for […]

Exclusive: two ministers and Keir Starmer among those accepting gifts from gambling, drinks and sports firms Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage MPs enjoyed a bonanza of free tickets this summer worth more than £100,000 from gambling, drinks and sporting companies as they took advantage of the […]

Unsettled weather forecast across England and Wales with ‘torrential thundery downpours’ in the east The Met Office has issued weather and flood warnings as Storm Evert moved eastwards across Britain with thunderstorms forecast for the weekend. Yellow wind warnings are in place for coastal areas in south-east England and East […]

Transport secretary Grant Shapps ‘acted irrationally and unlawfully’ when he approved the £1.7bn project, judge rules Campaigners including archaeologists, environmental groups and druids have won a high court battle to prevent a controversial road project that includes a tunnel near Stonehenge. The £1.7bn scheme to overhaul eight miles of the […]

Failings have led to ‘unjustified inequalities’, says landmark report that finds little progress in 22 years since Macpherson Police and governments have done too little to stamp out racial injustice in the ranks, with the failings being systemic and leading to “unjustified inequalities”, a report by an all-party committee of […]

Experts warn against drawing conclusions from fluctuations as 31,117 daily infections reported Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The daily number of Covid cases reported in the UK has risen for the second day in a row, although experts have cautioned against drawing premature conclusions from the […]