Average price of a home is now £230,700 – 5.7% higher than a year ago, says property website Zoopla UK house prices hit a new high in June and are 30% higher than the peak they hit before the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest snapshot of the market. […]

Government’s proposals include more frequent stop and search and making community service street cleaners ‘more visible’ MPs and campaigners have sounded alarm at a series of proposals in the government crime reduction plan, including more frequent stop and search, a trial of “alcohol tags” and criminals undertaking “visible” community service […]

Downing Street says latest figures are ‘encouraging’ but impact of 19 July unlocking not yet reflected Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Downing Street and scientists remained cautious about declaring a turning point in the outbreak on Monday night despite a huge drop in Covid case numbers […]

As crowds celebrate ousting of ministers blamed for economic stagnation, opposition accuses Kais Saied of staging a coup Tunisian president Kais Saied has suspended parliament and dismissed prime minister Hichem Mechichi after a day of protests against the ruling party brought the country’s political crisis to a head. Cheering crowds […]

Environment Agency issues five flood warnings across southern England and 19 flood alerts including parts of Wales Torrential rain has flooded roads and tube stations in London after thunderstorms hit the south of England on Sunday. Barts Health NHS trust declared a major incident after the flooding led to problems […]

A senior intensive care registrar urges youths to get jab saying Covid patients are ‘getting younger and younger’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Increasing numbers of young people with coronavirus are being admitted to hospital – including to intensive care wards – doctors have said, begging […]