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.