Downing Street says Prime Minister and Chancellor will no longer take part in contact testing pilot scheme and will self-isolate as normal
Downing Street says Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been contacted by Test and Trace and will "isolate as required" and will not be taking part in the testing pilot
Downing Street says the Prime Minister "was at Chequers when contacted by Test and Trace and will remain there to isolate" adding "He will not be taking part in the testing pilot" and "will continue to conduct meetings with ministers remotely"
UK PM to self-isolate when not working, following minister's infection: Downing St
Downing Street says the Prime Minister and Chancellor "will be participating in the daily contact testing pilot to allow them to continue to work from Downing Street"
Downing Street says Prime Minister and Chancellor "have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace" adding they will "continue to work from Downing Street" and "will be conducting only essential government business during this period"
This wildfire in Howth, Dublin is still burning
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House of Commons votes for a *diplomatic* boycott of @beijing2022 - motion passes unanimously
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RAF Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 BATMAN11 heading towards the Black Sea
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Strategic Sealift Service roro, operated by Foreland (previously AWSR) under a 22year charter, UK flag Point class Eddystone departs Black Sea after long delay due to red tape & transits Bosphorus towards Mediterranean
A @RoyalNavy spokesperson said CarrierStrikeGroup has transited through the Suez Canal "with a defensive ring of highly capable ships", adding: "HMS Diamond has experienced some technical issues and has detached from the Task Group She is expected to re-join"
Ben Wallace speaking about the approach of different countries on China: "I am not sure I have a handle on anyone's China policy"
Iran - "Finding a ways to resolve Iran's issues is unfortunately getting harder with the election of this latest president" per Britain's @BWallaceMP "We have to double our efforts." "I am more anxious about Iran than I've been in a long time.not very optimistic"
"China's scale, China's power, its speed of its military development." per Britain's @BWallaceMP "It's not good pretending we can send China backwards"
"For us in the #UnitedKingdom, Russia is the most direct, pressing challenge for us" per @BWallaceMP "It's also a worry bcs it's not well thought out" Wallace says of Putin "For all of his aggression, strategically, in the long term, he's made problems for himself"
"Russia is quite an acute issue for us" per @BWallaceMP, noting Kremlin's use of poison in Britain "That is a real hard-edge threat. What are the boundaries left"
Russia, & China, "They proliferate & use proxies" like the Wagner Group, per @BWallaceMP
"Our adversaries seemed to have worked out our risk appetite & we haven't worked out how to put them off-balance & to communicate to them what's acceptable" Britain's Secretary of State for Defence @BWallaceMP tells @AEI re: Russia
UK reports 36,660 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase since January, and 50 new deaths, the highest since April
Five arrested for domestic abuse incidents following Euro 2020 final. Wiltshire Police say: "We strongly condemn domestic violence and encourage people who believe they have been a victim to speak out"
US withdrawal from Afghanistan without a single casualty "has truly been historic" per @SecDef Lloyd Austin, hosting Britain Secretary of State for Defence @BWallaceMP at the Pentagon
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Brent: A 23-year-old man is in hospital after he was found with gunshot wounds in Stonebridge last night. Met Police say at 11:22pm they were called to Hillside, NW10. The victims condition has been described as "non-life changing". No arrests as yet
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Bottles thrown as Leicester Square, London, becomes unofficial 'fan zone' for thousands of England fans
The European Commission has confirmed to Sky News that the UK is liable to pay the EU €47.5 billion as part of its post-Brexit financial settlement
Ireland's Micheál Martin is setting out his views on the future of the EU this evening: Ireland as a more engaged member, an expanded EU budget to do more, more EU powers on health, and respect for rule of law as a 'basic requirement'
British Ambassador to the Security Council: We call on all parties to refrain from any unilateral action on the Renaissance Dam
British Prime Minister: Most of our troops have already left Afghanistan
confirms the majority of British forces have now withdrawn from Afghanistan. But he says this does not mean the end of UK commitment to the country. "We are not about to turn away". PM says UK is under no illusion about the perils of the situation
PM Johnson pays tribute to 457 British personnel who "laid down their lives in Afghanistan to keep us safe". He also pays tribute to Afghan translators who risked their lives helping the UK mission in the country and talks about resettlement programme for translators and families to UK
Foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany expressed "grave concern" over Iran's latest move to enrich uranium in its nuclear programme, saying the step endangered talks in Vienna