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

Downing Street parties: Met police launch investigation into alleged lockdown rule breaking – live updates

Good morning. There have now been reports of so many parties or gatherings at No 10 during lockdown that it is hard to keep track (my colleague Aubrey Allegretti has … 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 Covid live: Boris Johnson had birthday party at No 10 during 2020 lockdown, report claims

Latest updates: ITV News reports that prime minister’s wife, Carrie Johnson, organised gathering for him in Cabinet Office Minister resigns in protest at handling of fraudulent Covid loans I don’t … Read More

Academic recounts police strip-search as CCTV exposes ‘dehumanising’ language – video

Dr Konstancja Duff was given an apology and compensation by the Metropolitan police after she obtained CCTV footage of officers making sexist and derogatory comments about her. Here she recounts … Read More

Kill the Bill and period protests: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

Microphones in front of a banner outside a court in Koblenz, Germany. Anwar Raslan, a former colonel with the Syrian intelligence service, was convicted by the court of crimes against … Read More

Boris Johnson: Wakeford defection has made Tories think twice about confidence vote, MP says – live

Good morning. The best play on regicide in English literature is Macbeth, which includes the sound advice: “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done … Read More

Boris Johnson to face MPs as speculation mounts over confidence ballot – UK politics live

Latest updates: some Conservative MPs believed to be preparing letters of no confidence in PM ahead of PMQs Tory MPs openly discuss Johnson challenge as mood ‘turns dramatically’ Vote of … Read More

Covid news live: England expected to ease Omicron restrictions; WHO chief says pandemic is ‘nowhere near over’

12.47am GMT 00:47 Key developments Hello it’s Samantha Lock with you on the blog today as we unpack all the latest Covid developments from across the world. I’ll be reporting … Read More