Grant Shapps

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Downing Street parties: Sue Gray report could come this week as police signal no objection – as it happened
Latest updates: prime minister welcomes Met police investigation into allegations of lockdown rule-breaking

Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

26, Jan, 2022 @12:06 AM

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Solid or tepid? The Tory ministers still defending Boris Johnson
A core group of cabinet ministers are continuing to back PM – some more vehemently than others

Ben Quinn

25, Jan, 2022 @7:28 PM

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Cake and singing on PM’s birthday was not a party, says Grant Shapps
Transport secretary says Sue Gray will be using incident in her report, and ‘we’ll wait to see what she says’

Jessica Elgot and Jamie Grierson

25, Jan, 2022 @9:04 AM

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HS2 protesters plan ‘nationwide day of action’ over rail expansion
Activists say bill being presented to parliament sanctions irreversible destruction of environment

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

24, Jan, 2022 @11:34 AM

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The Observer view on the use of dirty tactics to bolster Boris Johnson | Observer editorial
This corrupt government risks damaging public trust in democratic institutions

Observer editorial

23, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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All aboard for a distracting announcement | Brief letters
Brief letters: Grant Shapps | Working from the pub | Big dog attitude | Masking boredom


21, Jan, 2022 @5:43 PM

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Train passengers in England to be given break from ‘endless’ announcements
Transport secretary Grant Shapps calls for ‘bonfire of the banalities’ as he commissions review

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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We’ll be taking no lectures from Tory vandals | Brief letters
Brief letters: Colston Four | Today programme | Special deliveries | Going commando


09, Jan, 2022 @5:19 PM

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Minister vows to close ‘loophole’ after court clears Colston statue topplers
Grant Shapps leads calls to change law limiting prosecution of people who damage memorials

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

06, Jan, 2022 @12:14 PM

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At least 24 NHS trusts declare critical incidents due to Covid pressures
Cabinet minister acknowledges ‘very real pressures’ of Omicron variant on health service in England

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

06, Jan, 2022 @9:55 AM

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UK parliament may be recalled to vote on further Covid curbs, says minister
Grant Shapps says stricter measures would necessitate recall, amid disquiet in wake of Tory rebellion

Archie Bland

15, Dec, 2021 @9:24 AM

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Raab, Shapps and Gove isolate after contact with Australian deputy PM, Barnaby Joyce
Ministers waiting to hear if Joyce, who tested Covid positive after UK visit, is infected with Omicron variant

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

09, Dec, 2021 @8:43 PM

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