UK inflation picked up pace in December after hard-hit clothing retailers held off from further steep discounts and as transport costs edged up, according to official figures.
The number of registered deaths involving coronavirus in England and Wales has almost doubled in a week, following delayed registrations over the Christmas period, new figures have shown.
More deaths were registered in England and Wales in 2020 than in any year since 1918, new figures suggest.
Almost half of the hospital deaths in England and Wales registered during the last week of 2020 involved coronavirus, new figures show.
Four in 10 adults in Britain formed a bubble to celebrate Christmas Day, figures suggest.
One in four deaths in England and Wales registered in the week leading up to Christmas involved coronavirus, figures show.
The number of coronavirus deaths registered each week in England and Wales is rising again, new figures show.
Positive cases of Covid-19 are increasing sharply in parts of the UK, with around one in 60 people now testing positive in Wales and one in 85 in England, figures suggest.
The UK’s economy grew by more than initial estimates suggested this summer as it bounced back from the deepest economic hit in more than 60 years.
Government borrowing surged to a record £31.6 billion in November as efforts ramped up to support the economy through the second wave of the pandemic, official figures have shown.
An estimated 567,300 people in private households in England had Covid-19 between December 6 and 12, new data shows.
The average UK house price hit a record high of £245,000 in October – also marking a £13,000 increase on a year earlier – according to official figures.
UK inflation slowed down in November as clothing and food prices shrank amid tightened coronavirus restrictions.
Unemployment in Scotland fell slightly between August and October, new figures show.
More people were made redundant between August and October than at any point on record as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer the labour market, official figures show.
Hopes that life will return to normal within six months are at their highest level since July, new figures show.
UK economic growth slowed sharply in October as restrictions were tightened to control the spread of a relentless second wave of Covid-19, official figures show.
Nearly three in 10 university students are not happy with the academic experience on offer this term, a report suggests.
Drug seizures in England and Wales increased by 20% in a year, figures show.
One in four deaths in England and Wales registered at the end of November involved coronavirus, new figures show.
The rise in Covid-19 deaths registered each week in England and Wales is slowing down, new figures show.
Around a quarter of adults in Great Britain believe it will take more than a year for their lives to return to normal following the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey suggests.
Excess winter deaths rose by nearly 20% in 2019-20 compared with the previous winter, new figures show.
Air travel to and from the UK fell more than 95% in the first months of lockdown when compared to last year, according to latest figures.
One in five offences recorded by police during and immediately after the first national lockdown in England and Wales involved domestic abuse, figures show.
More than 30,000 extra deaths not linked to Covid-19 have now taken place in private homes in England and Wales since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, new figures show.
The number of weekly registered deaths involving coronavirus has exceeded 2,000 in England and Wales for the first time since May, official figures show.
Households where the head is of white British ethnicity are around nine times as likely to be in the wealthiest top fifth in the UK as those where the head is from a black African background.
There are “substantial differences” in Covid-19 infection rates across England, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), although the national picture suggests there may be some impact of lockdown.
The number of divorces in England and Wales has seen its largest annual percentage increase in nearly 50 years, new data shows.