Mattie Brignal

Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary speaks in the House of Commons

No end of Troubles

Daily briefing: Troubles-era prosecutions set to end, quibbling over face masks continues and violence in South Africa claims more lives.

Bubble burst

Daily briefing: School “bubbles” are scrapped, Vauxhall invests in a UK car plant and an Afghan commander describes the secret US exit from Bagram.

Is freedom back to stay?

Daily briefing: End of lockdown is confirmed, Cummings launches another attack against the PM, and Afghan troops flee the Taliban.

Merkel backs down

Daily briefing: Angela meets Boris, Labour holds Batley and Spen, and US troops leave Bagram airbase.

End of the line for lockdown

Daily briefing: Javid sets out his stall, questions are asked over the PM’s handling of Hancock, and Wimbledon applauds vaccinologists.

Data behind lockdown delay too gloomy

Daily briefing: vaccines work better than expected, the Manchester Arena bombing inquiry delivers its verdict and miners discover one of the world’s largest diamonds.

Sausage Wars: No New Hope

Daily briefing: Biden issues a warning over Northern Ireland, the super rich avoid billions in tax, and quantum theory leads to a major medical breakthrough.

The Dom bomb

Daily briefing: Cummings gets his revenge, Lukashenko condemns the West and is that a zeppelin on the horizon?

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