Alex Salmond had been due to give evidence to the inquiry into how the Scottish government handled complaints against him.
Scotland’s first minister has said she expects the coronavirus outbreak to continue to decline after the country’s infection rate fell slightly. Nicola Sturgeon said the so-called R number – essentially the rate at which the virus spreads – was now estimated to be between 0.6 and 0.8. This is lower than the previous estimate of […]
Image copyright AFP Sir Ed Davey has been elected leader of the Liberal Democrats, beating fellow MP Layla Moran to the top job. He has served as energy and climate change secretary, received an award for a life-saving act of heroism, almost became a spy – and Ed Balls used to copy his homework. But […]
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf Chris Whitty: “The chances of children dying from Covid are incredibly small” Children are more likely to be harmed by not returning to school next month than if they catch coronavirus, the UK’s chief medical adviser says. Prof Chris Whitty said “the chances of children dying […]