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Give every household £320 for "spiralling" energy bills, says Green Party

"We are tired of a Tory government playing divide and rule... tired of this country's leaders looking at Covid rates... yet refusing to mandate masks or even wear them themselves in parliament" Green co-leader Carla Denyer says Labour "fails the public"

UK Covid cases top 50,000 for first time in three months

The government’s anti-terrorism Prevent strategy needs to be “less woolly” and should slim down the number of people involved in assessing individuals, former communities secretary Robert Jenrick says

MPs are debating a bill that says fire-and-rehire should not be allowed unless employees are properly consulted first

Government blocks law to curb "fire and rehire" No 10 wants new guidance for businesses, rather than a law

"Get your booster jab," says PM Boris Johnson He says high levels of infection "are not outside the parameters of what was predicted"

Leaving 1.5 million lettuces to rot in the fields, culling pigs that may be wasted - #BBCFoodChain  talks to UK farmers about the effects of widespread worker shortages Listen:


#Marr asks Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming to explain footage from China of handcuffed and blindfolded detained people

#COVID19 : "Testing is central because that leads to early detection" South Korean Foreign MinisterKang Kyung-wha explains how they’ve been tackling th #CoronavirusPandemic  #Marr 

Singing of Auld Lang Syne starts in the European Parliament as the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is approved by MEPs

Matt Hancock acted unlawfully over pandemic contracts, court rules

"I was denounced as somebody that wanted to spend more money than we could possibly afford" Outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the government's coronavirus response proves he was "right" about public spending at the 2019 election @bbclaurak 

Jess Phillips MP reads the names of the women killed in the UK in the last year, where a man has been convicted or charged as the main perpetrator It takes her more than four minutes

The government’s daily briefings on #Covid_19  are "not trustworthy communication of statistics" says Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter from the University of Cambridge #Marr 

"At the age of 42, I had to prove that I've got cerebral palsy" Youth worker Dominic Hutchins confronts Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg outside the party's conference in Manchester, saying "your party shut my job down"