Politics

Official figures published on Friday suggest England's R rate has fallen slightly at between 1.1 and 1.4.
Wales will exempt double-jabbed adults from Covid isolation from August 7.
NIESR says ‘a large enough proportion’ of population is protected from the virus
Hopes raised that family and friends can finally meet up after months apart due to Covid travel restrictions.
PM firm that ‘pingdemic’ will end for the fully vaccinated as testing replaces isolation
Party would also grant a 'right to switch off' outside work hours to avoid bosses' emails
Boss of Timpson’s chain says PM should help offenders to get jobs instead
Shadow child poverty minister back on frontbench duty
‘Professor Lockdown’ sparks hope that autumn will see the back of the worst of the crisis
Blanket powers strengthened despite disproportionate impact on black communities