Fines of up to £3,200 for repeatedly not wearing a mask have been announced by Boris Johnson alongside eased lockdown measures for bowling alleys, casinos, skating rinks and beauty salons.
Coronavirus restrictions in parts of England are to remain in place for at least another week, the government has announced.
Labour is demanding ministers ditch a controversial algorithm and use predicted grades from pupils' teachers for A-level results in England.
Free school meals should be permanently given to pupils from low-income migrant families who are currently ineligible for public support, charities say.
British tourists in countries that have been added to the travel quarantine - including France, Malta and the Netherlands - have been told "don't just turn up" in a bid to get back home.
Boris Johnson has said his government will be "absolutely ruthless" in deciding whether travellers from France must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in the UK.
The government has launched trials of a second contact-tracing app using technology provided by Google and Apple, after its first attempt to build a homegrown app ended in failure.
The UK's trade secretary has pledged a renewed effort to remove "damaging" tariffs on Scotch whisky, which is caught up in a 16-year old trade spat between the US and EU over aircraft subsidies.
Migrants have been met by the Border Force off the Kent coast and brought ashore for an unprecedented 10th day in a row.
The prime minister has vowed to rebuild a "stronger than ever" economy and highlighted the need for co-operation between central and devolved government.
Children under 16 made up just 1% of coronavirus cases in the first peak of the virus in England, despite accounting for around 19% of the population, according to a new study.
Hundreds of thousands of students will receive their A-level and vocational qualifications today, as the fallout continues over how they are to be graded.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has hit out at the "complete fiasco" of the 11th-hour changes to the way A-level and GCSE results in England will be assessed, saying it "smacks of incompetence".
The UK has been tipped into the "largest recession on record", according to official figures charting the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy.
Labour MP Dawn Butler was stopped by police in London because of a "human error", the Metropolitan Police has said, as the force condemned the "trial by social media" of officers.
A-level students in England will be able to use grades in mock exams to progress to university and college courses and employment, the education secretary has announced.
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has taken on Home Secretary Priti Patel over moves to stem the surge in migrant Channel crossings - and received a chilly response.
Post-Brexit trade talks between the UK and Japan have reportedly hit a "stumbling block" - blue cheese.
Exam results in Scotland that were downgraded by a controversial moderation process will be withdrawn, the Scottish education secretary has announced.
The prime minister has said he has "no doubt" that schools in England can fully reopen safely next month, despite reported warnings from scientists that secondary school pupils transmit coronavirus like adults.