Cash withdrawals surge ahead of England lockdown

About £412m was taken out of cash machines two days after the PM announced new Covid…

Businesses making eco-friendly claims to be vetted by watchdog

Competition and Markets Authority says rising demand may lead to ‘greenwashing’Companies that market their products or…

Ryanair: no refunds for flights during Covid lockdown in England

Europe’s biggest airline reports £178m loss as it warns there could be more cancellations Coronavirus –…

Covid job losses lead MPs to call for trials of universal basic income

Large cross-party group urges government to allow councils to run pilot schemes Coronavirus – latest updates…

UK coronavirus: calls for national lockdown as about 560,000 people in England had Covid last week – as it happened

This live blog is now closed. For all the latest coronavirus updates from around the world,…

Plant inspectors and rising prices: UK garden industry set for Brexit shock

Nurseries say doubling up of regulations will mean a rise in costs and EU suppliers going…

Pizza Express to axe 1,300 jobs in latest cuts

Voluntary and compulsory redundancies affecting 370 sites as chain’s trading suffers effects of coronavirus Coronavirus –…

Banks lent £1.9tn linked to ecosystem and wildlife destruction in 2019 – report

Lack of policies regulating impact on natural world means finance industry effectively bankrolling biodiversity loss, analysis…

The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it's Google's turn

The tech giant claims that no one is forced to use its search engine. All power…

Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM announces reopening plan as protesters in Melbourne pepper-sprayed

Scott Morrison announces new reopening plan and aims to get 26,000 Australians stuck overseas home by…