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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has received a questionnaire as part of the police inquiry into alleged COVID lockdown-busting parties in Downing Street. During the Metropolitan Police’s ongoing Operation Hillman, more than 50 people have been sent a document to ask for their account and explanation of participation in “partygate” events. Scotland Yard has warned recipients that
Boris Johnson has described Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a “catastrophe for our continent” as he prepares to unveil fresh sanctions against Moscow. The prime minister will make an address to the nation this morning after explosions were heard in Ukrainian cities as Russia launched a military offensive. He will also speak to fellow G7
Boris Johnson has made clear the UK will not send troops to Ukraine if Russia launches a full-scale invasion, but there are other ways of aiding the European ally. Moscow sent “peacekeeping” forces into Russian-backed rebel-held areas of western Ukraine on Monday night, after President Vladimir Putin said the country would recognise the self-proclaimed republics
The Queen has tested positive for coronavirus, Buckingham Palace has said. The monarch, 95, is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms and expects to continue light duties at Windsor this week, the palace said. She is understood to be triple vaccinated. COVID news live: Messages of support pour in for Queen Image: The Queen at Windsor Caste
More than 14,000 people suffered power outages and uprooted trees created chaos on roads and train lines as Storm Dudley pummelled the UK and Ireland with winds of more than 80mph. Northern Powergrid, which maintains electricity networks across northern England, said on Wednesday evening that it had reconnected 10,000 homes within hours, but it could