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Cabinet fixing: Liz Truss has replaced Dominic Raab as foreign secretary. Raab will appointed as deputy prime minister, lord chancellor and justice secretary
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has replaced Dominic Raab as foreign secretary. Raab demotion comes after he was heavily criticised for being on holiday as the Taliban took power in Afghanistan and for lying in his public testimony.
Reshuffle: Boris Johnson fires Gavin Williamson as he rings cabinet changes
Boris Johnson has fired a string of cabinet ministers - and promoted new faces to replace them - in a major reshuffle.
Who is on the move in Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle?
What we know so far about who is in and who is out of key positions in the UK government
Johnson faces Tory battle over tax rise as cabinet reshuffle looms
PM’s plan to raise national insurance to fund NHS and social care set to be opposed by some of his own MPs as parliament returns
Sturgeon & nationalists scolded as WHO data show almost half of Europe’s most Covid-infested areas are in Scotland
The latest data from the World Health Organization has put Scotland’s health boards at the top of the charts for Covid-19 prevalence, and not for the first time, as many complain the SNP’s pandemic masterplan has been a failure.
Prince of Wales charity launches inquiry into ‘cash for access’ claims
Prince’s Foundation investigating claims that individuals could pay £100,000 for dinner with royal heir
Scottish charity urges Raab to help evacuate two Afghan aid workers
Female employees work for Linda Norgrove foundation, set up by parents of aid worker, which finds scholarships for Afghan women
Afghanistan: Boris Johnson says he has full confidence in Dominic Raab
Boris Johnson says he "absolutely" has full confidence in his foreign secretary amid criticism of Dominic Raab's decision not to call Afghan ministers over evacuating translators.
Covid vaccine status proof will not be required for students in England
Department for Education says it encourages take-up of Covid jabs but has no plans for passport system
Covid: Self-isolation rule changes on 16 August 'nailed on' - PM
The end of remaining coronavirus rules in England on 16 August for those fully vaccinated is "nailed on", the prime minister says.
Britain calls EU view of N Ireland offensive in Brexit spat
Britain accused European Union leaders on Sunday of holding the “offensive” view that Northern Ireland is not fully part of the United Kingdom, as Brexit cast a shadow over the Group of Seven summit.
Britain digs in over N Ireland in simmering Brexit trade row
Britain yesterday hit back at French President Emmanuel Macron’s uncompromising stance on Brexit, in a simmering row over new trading arrangements for Northern Ireland.
The ‘Global Britain’ Conundrum
Both London and Washington hope to build democratic alliances. Yet can-and should-they lead them?
Covid: Scotland and Wales send urgent supplies to India
Life-saving medical equipment has been flown to India from Scotland and Wales to help the country deal with its Covid-19 crisis.
Senior Tory says Boris Johnson should resign if he breached ministerial rules
Leader of Scottish Conservatives says PM should ‘of course’ quit if he has not been honest about payments for Downing Street refurb
Dominic Raab says ‘we’ve clearly got to do more’ to protect women
His comments came as demonstrators again took to the streets and the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill passed its second reading
Covid-19: Vaccination rollout begins for over-70s in England
People in England aged 70 and over, as well as those listed as clinically extremely vulnerable, will begin receiving offers of a coronavirus vaccine this week.
Boris Johnson condemns 'disgraceful scenes' in US
Boris Johnson has condemned the "disgraceful scenes" in the US, where protesters stormed Congress.
Tory minister quits in protest at foreign aid budget cut
A Foreign Office minister has resigned in protest at Rishi Sunak's plans to cut the overseas aid budget, amid a growing Tory revolt over the decision.
Boris in a spin: can the PM find his way again?
Something strange is going on in Westminster: nearly every minister and Tory MP has a spring in their step. It’s not (just) the vaccine breakthrough, or the magic money tree now bearing such fruit in the back garden of HM Treasury.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson stresses 'stay at home' message for England
The prime minister has stressed that people in England should stay at home, as a second lockdown begins.
Britain Joins France, Germany in Locking Down
For weeks, Britain’s Boris Johnson has resisted mounting calls to impose a national lockdown as coronavirus cases have risen inexorably, saying that closing the country for a second time this year would be a “disaster.” But the British l...
UK to lock down NEXT WEEK to ‘save Christmas’ as SAGE warns of Covid-19 ‘worst-case scenario’
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reportedly impose a national lockdown next week after his scientific advisers warned that the NHS could be overwhelmed by mid-December and more than 85,000 people could die this winter.
Foreign Office refuses to help investigation into Britain's role in US torture and kidnappings
THE Foreign Office has allegedly refused to help Scottish police with an investigation into British complicity in US torture and extraordinary rendition, drawing criticism from human rights groups today.
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