Boris Johnson ‘will not have to resign’ if police interview him under caution – UK politics live news

Good morning. As one journalist on the Today programme put it this morning, it’s Grayja vu. We’re still waiting for the report from senior civil servant Sue Gray into partygate … Read More

Covid news live: Johnson vows to fight on despite lockdown party outrage; Moderna begins trial of Omicron-specific booster shot

6.33am GMT 06:33 Moderna begins trial for Omicron-specific booster shot Moderna Inc says it has started a mid-stage study, testing a booster dose of its Covid-19 vaccine specifically designed to … Read More

Downing Street parties: Boris Johnson does not yet have Sue Gray’s report, says Liz Truss – live

Good morning. The much-awaited report from the civil servant Sue Gray into partygate – which has joined the small and select group of official Whitehall reports in history seen as … Read More

Covid news live: Johnson to face MPs as report into lockdown parties looms; the Netherlands to reopen bars and cafes

The Dutch government will today further ease Covid restrictions despite record numbers of infections, with restaurants, bars and theatres set to re-open on Wednesday. Prime minister Mark Rutte told a … Read More

Covid live news: Johnson faces outrage over lockdown birthday; Japan to impose restrictions on 70% of the country

5.16am GMT 05:16 Hello it’s Samantha Lock with you on the blog as we unravel all the latest coronavirus developments. Let’s jump in with some news straight from the UK … Read More

UK’s Boris Johnson attended a gathering for his birthday while the rest of the country was in lockdown

In a statement, a Downing Street spokesperson said: “A group of staff working in No 10 that day gathered briefly in the Cabinet Room after a meeting to wish the … Read More