Being a postal worker during lockdown has shown me who really values our work | Dan Bradley | Opinion

My duty begins with a long, tree-lined “dead walk”, so called at my office because there are only houses along one side of the street. Unlike the usual delivery loops, where you walk up one side of the road delivering to all the odd numbers, for instance, then cross over the road and deliver to … Read more Being a postal worker during lockdown has shown me who really values our work | Dan Bradley | Opinion

UK ministers rushed forward France quarantine by 24 hours | World news

Thousands of holidaymakers scrambled to return from France on Friday night amid chaotic scenes as it emerged ministers rushed forward the imposition of quarantine measures by 24 hours. It is understood that Downing Street had initially planned for the rules to come into force on Sunday but it was brought ahead to 4am on Saturday … Read more UK ministers rushed forward France quarantine by 24 hours | World news

Gavin Williamson under pressure to resign over A-level results ‘fiasco’ | Politics

Gavin Williamson is facing increasing pressure over the education department’s mishandling of this summer’s exam results in England, with the Liberal Democrats calling on him to resign and Labour demanding that the results be replaced by teacher assessments. Layla Moran, the Lib Dems’ education spokesperson, said Williamson should go because of the disruption caused when … Read more Gavin Williamson under pressure to resign over A-level results ‘fiasco’ | Politics

Covid-19 has pushed Britain outdoors – but will the habit stick? | Andy Beckett | Opinion

Britain is a wet, cold country that often wishes it wasn’t. So our relationship with the outdoors is complicated. We don’t trust it, but we long for it. In summer, we want as much of it as possible. This year the pandemic, and the government’s response to it, have made being outdoors almost a national … Read more Covid-19 has pushed Britain outdoors – but will the habit stick? | Andy Beckett | Opinion