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Hit squads could be sent in turn around failing groups under reforms drawn up by Keir Starmer.
Candidates across the country have chosen not to use the prime minister's image.
No Jackie Weaver, but plenty of drama – and more than 3,000 people watching live.
Councils said that a delay in funding – which was finally announced on Thursday – was behind the lack of recruiting.
Local councils have been asked to hand it out to worried constituents.
Manchester and Yorkshire leaders suggest plan for highly localised lockdowns panders to Tory MPs.
The state asks a judge to overturn Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ orders that are more restrictive than Governor Brian Kemp’s, block her from issuing any more such orders.
HuffPost UK understands that ministers are set to publish more detailed information to help people better understand the spread of Covid-19.
The warning from the BMA comes amid insight from scientists that there could be more local lockdowns in the UK.
As a summer of "staycations" looms there are fears coastal resorts could become overwhelmed, with people already "camping" at roadsides.