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COVID-19: Boris Johnson announces Plan B restrictions to combat spread of Omicron variant
Boris Johnson has toughened coronavirus rules in England amid concern over the increasing spread of the Omicron variant.
COVID: What is Plan B and why is the government introducing restrictions again?
Fresh COVID restrictions are being brought in across England after the government implemented its 'Plan B' in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant.
COVID-19: Omicron cases 'doubling every 2-3 days' and expected to be dominant strain within a month
Boris Johnson has warned the Omicron COVID variant is "growing much faster" than Delta and its doubling rate could be between two and three days.
Allegra Stratton: Boris Johnson says he is sorry to lose 'outstanding' adviser over No 10 Christmas party video
Boris Johnson has said he is "very very sorry" to lose adviser Allegra Stratton after she quit over a video showing her joking about a lockdown Christmas party at Downing Street.
Allegra Stratton: Boris Johnson's adviser resigns over Downing Street Christmas party video
Boris Johnson's adviser has resigned after a video showed her joking about a Christmas Party at Downing Street last year while London was under Tier 3 restrictions.
Man who stood in rain to see sick father for last time 'devastated' and 'angry' over Downing Street Christmas party
A man who stood in the rain as he saw his sick father for the last time has said he is "devastated" and "very angry" that he followed lockdown rules while Downing Street staff held a Christmas party.
Mark Cavendish: Olympic cyclist victim of 'violent and targeted' knifepoint burglary by four masked men
Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish was "violently attacked" after four masked and armed men forced their way into his home in the middle of the night.
COVID-19: Thousands to take part in trial of 'game-changing' coronavirus pill molnupiravir that can be taken at home
A nationwide trial of a "game-changing" antiviral pill for vulnerable people who test positive for coronavirus is now under way.
Winter Olympics 2022: UK ministers and officials to 'effectively' boycott Beijing Games, says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has said there will "effectively" be a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China, with no UK government minister or official expected to attend.
Abdul Elahi: 'Dangerous predator' blackmailed 2,000 victims and sold 'box sets' of abuse to paedophiles
A serial online blackmailer targeted almost 2,000 victims to amass images of degrading sexual acts before selling "box sets" of abuse to other paedophiles, a court heard.