Commander Craig: James Bond actor given honorary Royal Navy rank

After more than a decade playing the world’s most famous secret agent, actor Daniel Craig now shares another thing with James Bond: the military rank of commander. Ahead of the premiere of…

BP rations fuel deliveries to petrol stations

BP is being forced to ration fuel deliveries to its petrol stations due to a lack of lorry drivers.  The oil giant is struggling to transport fuel from refineries to…

What are trade deals between countries – and why does the UK want one with the US?

Britain is able to set its own trade policy as a result of its exit from the European Union, and Boris Johnson has hailed a pact with the US as…

Wednesday evening UK news briefing: The power players in Boris Johnson and Joe Biden’s White House meeting

Evening briefing: Today’s essential headlines Lagging behind | One of Insulate Britain’s organisers has failed to insulate his own home, it emerged as he stormed off a TV set. It…

Netflix plans new versions of Roald Dahl stories with takeover deal

New versions of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s stories are coming to the small screen after Netflix struck a deal to buy the company that manages his rights. The streaming giant…

Taxpayer-funded deal to curb CO2 shortage averts food industry crisis

Production is to restart at two of the UK’s most important carbon dioxide suppliers after ministers agreed to offer a multi-million pound taxpayer subsidy, staving off the threat of widespread…

Boris Johnson: Yes, I have six children – and I change a lot of nappies

Boris Johnson has said for the first time that he has six children, joking during an interview with a US broadcaster that he changes “a lot of nappies”. Mr Johnson…

Tuesday evening UK news briefing: Joe Biden tries to rebuild bridges with allies before meeting with Boris Johnson

Evening briefing: Today’s essential headlines Novichok poisonings | Police have charged the suspected ringleader of the gang of Russian agents who carried out the Novichok attack in Salisbury in 2018.…

Boris Johnson claims Dutch PM has offered to mediate on Northern Ireland protocol

Boris Johnson has warned that the post-Brexit issues with Northern Ireland “can’t go on forever” as he claimed the Dutch Prime Minister has offered to mediate on the issue.  Brexit…

MoD shared 250 Afghan interpreters’ details in mass email

Ben Wallace has ordered an investigation into an “unacceptable breach” involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces. More than 250 people seeking relocation…