England could face third Covid wave if 'balance not struck' on rules

The Foreign Secretary has refused to rule out a third national lockdown across England if Covid-19 cases spike again in the new year. The dire warning comes as ministers try to persuade Tory rebels to back the new Tier system.

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PM: Covid tiers will have February 3 expiry date for reconsideration

The PM is facing a revolt from his own MPs over the updated Tier system for England once national lockdown ends.

Brexit: Fishing rights ‘bone of contention’ but deal there to be done

Arriving at continued trade talks on Sunday, Mr Barnier told reporters: “Work continues, even on a Sunday.”

Dave Prowse: Darth Vader actor and Green Cross Code Man dies aged 85

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, led tributes describing Prowse as “a kind man” who “loved his fans as much as they loved him”.