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Unvaccinated over-60s face monthly fine in Greece; UK reports another 84,429 cases and 85 deaths – as it happened
Un-jabbed older people in Greece face penalties starting at a €50; UK cases continue downward trend

Samantha Lock (now); Jedidajah Otte, Lucy Campbell and Martin Belam (earlier)

18, Jan, 2022 @1:37 AM

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Boris Johnson lied about lockdown party, Dominic Cummings claims
Johnson told MPs he did not realise 20 May 2020 event was social gathering but ex-aide says PM was advised not to allow it

Rowena Mason, Heather Stewart and Rajeev Syal

17, Jan, 2022 @7:26 PM

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No 10 defends PM’s trips between London and Chequers in March 2020
Boris and Carrie Johnson did not break Covid rules by travelling to Buckinghamshire mansion, says spokesperson

Heather Stewart Political editor

17, Jan, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Boris Johnson accused of targeting BBC to save his premiership
Government insider says announcement about abolishing licence fee was not expected this weekend

Andrew Sparrow, Josh Halliday and Heather Stewart

16, Jan, 2022 @8:11 PM

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Boris Johnson prepares a populist offensive to save his skin
Analysis: scandal-tainted PM hopes barrage of right-wing policy plans will provide cover for his greatest escape yet

Heather Stewart

16, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Which of Johnson’s colleagues will be first to publicly withdraw support?
With the PM on the ropes, senior Tories’ lukewarm endorsements may be withdrawn as their ambitions rise

Peter Walker and Heather Stewart

15, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Covid live: Poland advisers quit over concerns government not following science – as it happened
More than two thirds of Poland’s Covid-19 medical advisory body resigns; Coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands will be eased from Saturday

Tom Ambrose (now); Georgina Quach, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

14, Jan, 2022 @11:09 PM

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Former Covid taskforce head ‘sorry’ for holding Cabinet Office leaving party ‘with drinks’ in December 2020 – as it happened
Kate Josephs apologises for farewell gathering on same date as separate Simon Case party on 17 December 2020

Tom Ambrose, Matthew Weaver and Lucy Campbell

14, Jan, 2022 @7:39 PM

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Keir Starmer vows ‘great renewal’ of NHS in bid to make Labour a vote winner
Leader drawing up strategy to win next general election – and this May’s locals – as Tories battered by scandal

Heather Stewart, Jessica Elgot and Peter Walker

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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No 10 apologises to Queen over parties on eve of Prince Philip funeral
Boris Johnson’s spokesperson says ‘it’s deeply regrettable that this took place at a time of national mourning’

Heather Stewart, Rowena Mason, Jessica Murray and Steven Morris

14, Jan, 2022 @1:19 PM

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No 10 party inquiry will reveal ‘farcical’ culture, say Whitehall sources
Investigation by Sue Gray expected to unearth more lockdown drinks events in government buildings

Rajeev Syal, Heather Stewart and Peter Walker

13, Jan, 2022 @8:16 PM

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No end in sight for Dominic Cummings’ briefing war against Johnson
Analysis: the ex-adviser’s revelation about the 20 May party is unlikely to be his last attempt to wound the PM

Dan Sabbagh and Heather Stewart

13, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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