Daily rise in Covid cases up 10,000 on average in first week of October

The latest ONS data suggests the average daily rise in Covid cases jumped by an average of 10,000 in the first week of October compared to the week before.

'More than 100,000 in England have had coronavirus' in past week, ONS reveal

The figure reveals the stark 60% jump from the previous week, where there was 59,800 cases of coronavirus, the ONS infection survey shows.

August borrowing hits £35.9bn as public debt soars to new record high

The UK’s national debt hit, once again, hit a new record at the end of August, as the country’s coronavirus struck public sector borrowed another £35.9 billion.