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MPs have overwhelmingly backed the latest lockdown measures as the UK Covid death rate reached levels not seen since the spring peak. With Labour supporting the lockdown, the vote in the recalled House of Commons passed comfortably by 524 votes to 16, giving the Government a majority of 508. Boris Johnson, however, did face rebellion […]

Angry supporters of President Trump have stormed the US Capitol The attack forced politicians to rush from the building and interrupted challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. President Trump issued a restrained call for peace well after the protests was under way but did not urge supporters to disperse. Earlier he had seemingly egged […]

Tough new coronavirus restrictions may have to remain in place until March, senior Cabinet minister Michael Gove warned, as England enters its third national lockdown. In a televised address on Monday, Boris Johnson announced stringent new controls – including closing schools to most pupils – in an attempt to prevent the NHS being overwhelmed by […]

The Prime Minister has set out further measures as part of a lockdown in England in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus. Here are the key points from Boris Johnson’s address: – People will only be allowed to leave their house for limited reasons Mr Johnson said residents can leave their homes for […]

Derby have closed their Moor Farm training ground after a rise in positive coronavirus tests at the club. The Rams have confirmed that several first-team staff members and players have tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently in isolation, while the club are liaising with the English Football League regarding their forthcoming fixtures.   A […]

Northamptonshire is now under lockdown restrictions, the Prime Minister has announced this evening. That means there are new rules in place for the county. Pubs, restaurants and cafes will remain shut but restaurants can continue providing delivery or takeaway. Takeaway or click and collect of alcohol will no longer be allowed, and non-essential retail hospitality […]

The Prime Minister has set out further measures as part of a lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus – Here are the key points from Boris Johnson’s address to the nation: – People will only be allowed to leave their house for limited reasons Mr Johnson said residents can leave their […]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has won his fight to avoid extradition to the United States. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said at the Old Bailey that, due to the real risk of suicide, the 49-year-old should not be extradited by “reason of mental health”. Assange, who sat in the dock of Court 2 in a blue […]

Covid case rates in 13 Northamptonshire neighbourhoods are up more than 100%, latest Government figures show. More than half of the areas are in and around Northampton but they are also in places that have recently not seen coronavirus spikes, including Kettering, Daventry and Corby. The news comes as Northamptonshire as a whole was recorded […]

New Year’s Eve 2020 was the busiest day ever for voice and video calls on WhatsApp, the messaging app has said. Facebook, which owns the platforms, said it also saw a spike in group video calling on Messenger and in live broadcasts on Instagram and the native Facebook app.   According to the social network, […]


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