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MINISTERS should be able to jump the vaccine queue as they are doing vital work fighting the pandemic, George Osborne suggested yesterday. The former Chancellor weighed in to express his dismay that the...

Ministers finalise £100m post-Brexit package to revive British fishing fleet so it can land catches normally taken by the French and Dutch Ministers are finalising plans for a £100million post-Brexit...

MINISTERS have launched a £310million drive to get homeless people off the streets. The cash will go to councils in hotspot areas. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...

A MULTI-BILLION pound support package for industries worst hit by a No Deal Brexit is being drawn up, it has been reported. The cash would help sheep farmers, fishermen, car manufacturers and chemical...

TECH giants who fail to protect kids online will escape criminal prosecution as ministers prepare to water down their internet crackdown. The government will next week unveil plans to slap an online duty...

Ministers could send Army troops to Hull as a ‘Covid emergency’ is declared with the city battling the worst infection rates in England Council bosses and MPs issued statement after Covid-19...

Lord Feldman’s PR firm started working for coronavirus testing company that landed £28million government deal AFTER he advised ministers on Covid-19 Lord Feldman began advising Department of Health...

Ministers will overhaul controversial planning system changes after Tory revolt over use of algorithm to decide where to build thousands of new homes Theresa May said the algorithm ‘flies in the...

Ministers are ‘biased’ when they hand out cash from the £3.6billion Towns Fund, MPs warn Accounts committee said Jenrick’s department used ‘sweeping assumptions’  Panel...

MINISTERS and spooks will be handed sweeping powers to stop hostile takeovers of British companies by rogue states. Under new laws, officials and security agents will be able to screen transactions in...

A MINISTER’S wife has hit out at the abuse MPs receive saying they “take bullet, after bullet for their useless government.” Felicity Cornelius-Mercer, 40, wife of veterans minister Johnny Mercer,...

Millions of pounds being wasted on ‘ineffective’ private contact tracers should be spent on boots-on-the-ground local public health teams, leading doctors say Doctors said the  ability of...

Alcohol IS essential, but hairdryers aren’t: Welsh ministers flounder as they try to defend ‘power mad’ Mark Drakeford’s new ‘trolley police’ as he orders supermarkets...

The HS2 money pit: Ministers are told first stage of high-speed rail line may cost another £800m… six months after a budget increase saw total costs soar by £20.6bn to £43billion Phase One between...

Ministers snub move to protect British farmers from poor-quality foreign food as Environment Secretary George Eustice says he will not support amendment to Agriculture Bill Mr Eustice said amendment was...

MINISTERS are designing a new support package to help millions of unemployed Brits get back into work after the Covid crisis. Rishi Sunak said the Department for Work and Pensions was looking at launching...