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"This is no normal recession. It's the deepest in history" IFS think tank says taxpayers face a day of reckoning when the government's massive coronavirus support measures have to be paid off

"Our concern is the action they've taken isn't focused on the right places" Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says many of those who will be eligible for the £1,000 job retention bonus "would have been brought back in any event"

Tax boss questions value of Rishi Sunak's job bonus and meal discount plans, but is overruled by chancellor

Fourth senior civil servant announces exit in six months Sir Richard Heaton is to step down as a permanent secretary at the Ministry of Justice

Government promises 'relief' for public toilet users

Government says sorry to hundreds of women 'ignored' by doctors The Cumberlege review found lives were ruined because officials failed to hear concerns of women given drugs and procedures that caused them or their babies harm

Gyms, nail bars, swimming pools and tattoo parlours are among the places still closed in most of the UK Why are they not yet open and what might change? 💅 🏊🏽‍♂️

'Significant divergences' in UK-EU trade talks, says EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is expected to announce further reopening of businesses in England Follow live here:

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The government's priority is to act big and act fast

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

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]

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