Alice Jaspars

Alice Jaspars

Culture Editor

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UK changes course to avoid "catastrophic epidemic"

In the first of the prime minister’s daily coronavirus press conferences, Boris Johnson said the country would now change course in order to avoid the deaths of up to a quarter of a million people in this "catastrophic epidemic".

Financial plans put in place to combat coronavirus’ impact on the economy

The government is expected to disclose a number of financial plans to aid the economy following prime minister Boris Johnson’s first daily press conference on coronavirus yesterday.

More flights cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

Travel restrictions due to coronavirus have resulted in staff redundancies and the cutting of flights across providers.

Daily press conferences held to brief general public on coronavirus

From today, prime minister Boris Johnson will deliver daily press conferences to brief the general public on the coronavirus outbreak.

Labour party cancel special conference to announce Corbyn’s successor

The special conference, due to be held on 4 April has been cancelled in favour of holding a “scaled-back event”.

Food banks facing shortages due to coronavirus panic buying

Food banks across the country are facing shortages as a result of coronavirus panic buying.

Electoral Commission granted election delay due to coronavirus

Recommendations from the England and Wales polling watchdog have been heeded, delaying the local elections in May by one year to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus could cost 50 million tourism jobs

The World Travel and Tourism Council have announced that the coronavirus outbreak could cost up to 50 million jobs in the industry.

Borrowing is “the right economic thing to do" says chancellor

Rishi Sunak, chancellor for the exchequer, has said that is "not going to make an apology" for the Budget he issued on Wednesday.

UK’s chief science adviser defends move from “contain” to “delay” phase in coronavirus plan

The UK’s chief science adviser has defended measures to move from the “contain” to the “delay” phase of Britain’s coronavirus plan.

Republic of Ireland to shut schools in response to coronavirus outbreak

From 6 o’clock this evening, schools across the Republic of Ireland will be closed in response to the nation’s coronavirus outbreak.

Huawei 5G network to go ahead in spite of backbench objection

Boris Johnson faced his first backbench rebellion during his time as prime minister yesterday, regarding the government’s plans to allow Huawei to be in used for the UK’s 5G network.

Interest rates cut to support businesses during coronavirus outbreak

Interest rates have been cut in an attempt to help banks support firms amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Marcelo Bustamante’s Handi SOS proves that “good things come in small packages”

It is surprising how much peace of mind a button no larger than a 50 pence piece can bring, yet Handi SOS does just that.

Ministers need to act faster to meet 2050 climate target, says report

A report has revealed that the UK will not be able to go climate neutral before 2050 unless people stop flying and eating red meat.