A growing number of expert advisers to the Government on the coronavirus crisis have expressed concern about plans to ease lockdown restrictions in England from Monday.
Fears that lockdown measures may be being eased too soon by ministers have been expressed by a number of scientists who advise the Government on the Covid-19 outbreak.
Government advisers have voiced concerns that plans to ease lockdown measures from Monday have come too soon and could cause a spike in the spread of coronavirus.
Self-employed workers will be eligible for a second and final coronavirus grant, the Chancellor announced, as he confirmed that employers must start paying towards the wages of furloughed staff from August.
An MP has explained his decision to attend a 100th birthday celebration for a Second World War veteran during lockdown.
The Chancellor is set to tell employers they will need to contribute to their furloughed workers’ salaries from August as the Government admitted the scheme cannot run “indefinitely”.
Friends and family will be able to meet in parks and gardens in socially distanced groups of six under Boris Johnson’s gradual easing of the lockdown for England.
Groups of up to six people will be allowed to meet outside provided they stay two metres apart as Boris Johnson announced a “cautious” easing of lockdown rules amid a continuing row over Dominic Cummings.
Boris Johnson is standing by his chief aide Dominic Cummings despite the police saying they would have taken action if they had stopped him on his journey to Barnard Castle.
Dominic Cummings may have committed “a minor breach” of lockdown rules when he drove to Barnard Castle but will face no further action, according to Durham police.
Boris Johnson will face a 90-minute grilling from senior MPs this afternoon over his decision to stand by Dominic Cummings.
Durham Police are examining further information and complaints in connection to Dominic Cummings.
Prime Minister is ‘taking the public for fools’ with ‘farcical’ defence of Dominic Cummings, says Ian Blackford
Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to sack Dominic Cummings today, with the SNP accusing the prime minister of "taking the public for fools".
Durham Police need to establish the facts surrounding whether Dominic Cummings potentially broke any laws or regulations, the region’s acting police and crime commissioner has said.
Calls have been made for Dominic Cummings to resign from his role as chief adviser to the Prime Minister after reports emerged he broke lockdown rules by travelling 260 miles from his London home.
Every week during the sporting hiatus, the PA news agency will be speaking to a county cricket captain. First up is Durham skipper Ned Eckersley, 30.
Sporting stars have had to find other ways to keep themselves busy with the coronavirus pandemic having decimated the global fixture calendar.
Two men have been charged in connection with an ATM raid in Torphins.
An airline is to introduce a new morning flight from Durham to Aberdeen.
A number of flights to and from Aberdeen have been cancelled today.
An airline has pulled flights from the North-east just five months after launching them.
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