Local elections could be delayed by coronavirus outbreak | World news

Government lawyers are assessing the possibility of delaying the local authority, mayoral and police and crime commissioner elections in May if the coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate, the Guardian can disclose. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said on Sunday the government was considering all options, from closing schools to isolating entire cities if Covid-19 became … Read more

Brexit: Trade deal with US likely to be worth far less than Trump claimed, Truss reveals – live news | Politics

Good morning. Today the UK starts trade talks with the EU, and the negotiations will take place with Boris Johnson’s government saying it is willing to abandon the process, and revert to planning for a WTO “no deal” Brexit, if it is not making enough progress by June. The government will be negotiating a trade … Read more