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The government will make it easier for businesses that can stay open “to keep staff on, rather than make them redundant”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak says He says changes to its short-time work scheme will help firms in all Covid tiers

We’ve separated the NHS into “green sites and blue sites” Health Secretary Matt Hancock on formation of Covid-free “green sites” that allow other NHS services to continue during the pandemic

Stopping supermarkets selling non-essential goods during lockdown is about "fairness", Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford says

"For months, we've urged the chancellor to get ahead of the looming unemployment crisis," says Labour's shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds "We've had a patchwork of poor ideas pushed out at the last minute"

Andy Burnham's impact on coronavirus debate shows success of new Northern mayors, says ex-Chancellor George Osborne

From 2021 a scheme in France will label household items for repairability to encourage more environmentally-friendly purchases ♻️ The Lib Dems & Green Party want this scheme tested in the UK, which has a higher level of electrical waste

Access to government-provided laptops cut at some schools, head teachers say


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

#PeoplesVoteMarch organisers say more than a million people joined protests in central London [tap to expand] #Brexit 

"I'm no longer the Speaker. I don't have to remain impartial now... Brexit is the biggest foreign policy mistake in the post-war period" Former Commons Speaker John Bercow speaks his mind on Brexit

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#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 

"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 

The most British thing you'll see today happened in Downing Street this morning, and it involved and a thoughtful police officer [tap video to expand]