Covid live: Minister says ‘I’d rather over-react’ to variant as mask mandates back in England; Japan confirms first Omicron case

UK to press ahead with increased booster programme amid rule changes in England; Namibian diplomat tests positive near Tokyo airport with Omicron Hong Kong and Ecuador join ranks of countries … Read More

Domestic abuse offenders in England – not their victims – to be moved away from the family home

Local councils are looking to minimise disruption to children but concerns remain about safety and the underfunding of refuges Councils in England are looking for ways to provide housing for … Read More

Starmer says Boris Johnson’s social care plans are a ‘complete betrayal’ of north of England – UK politics live

Latest updates: Labour leader intensifies attack on the government’s social care plan, calling it the latest in a ‘string of broken promises’ from Tories Dozens of people drown after refugee … Read More