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Downing Street: Street in London, England
Downing Street is a street in central London that houses the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Situated off Whitehall, a few minutes' walk from the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing.

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Cummings: I don’t regret my decisions [Video]

Cummings: I don’t regret my decisions

Dominic Cummings has said he doesn’t regret his decision to travel to Durham adding he believes his actions were reasonable. The advisor’s comments come during a statement at Downing Street. Report..

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'Out of the way!': Johnson aide dodges lockdown scandal spotlight [Video]

'Out of the way!': Johnson aide dodges lockdown scandal spotlight

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused calls from his own party to fire top adviser, Dominic Cummings, on accusations Cummings flouted government lockdown rules. On Monday Cummings avoided..

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Members of the public shout 'resign' as Dominic Cummings arrives home [Video]

Members of the public shout 'resign' as Dominic Cummings arrives home

Dominic Cummings is confronted by angry members of the public upon his return home from Downing Street on Sunday evening, following accusations that he broke lockdown rules by visiting his parents in..

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Dominic Cummings returns home after speaking to PM [Video]

Dominic Cummings returns home after speaking to PM

Dominic Cummings has arrived back home after meeting with the Prime Minister in Downing Street over allegations he broke lockdown rules. During the daily press conference Boris Johnson expressed..

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Dominic Cummings leaves No 10 after speaking to PM [Video]

Dominic Cummings leaves No 10 after speaking to PM

Dominic Cummings has left Downing Street having had several conversations with the Prime Minister today over allegations he broke lockdown rules. During the daily press conference Boris Johnson..

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PM defends advisor amid calls for resignation [Video]

PM defends advisor amid calls for resignation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended his advisor Dominic Cummings during the daily Downing Street press conference amid calls Mr Cummings should resign over allegations he broke lockdown rules...

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Grant Shapps defends Dominic Cummings [Video]

Grant Shapps defends Dominic Cummings

Grant Shapps has defended Dominic Cummings, following allegations the No 10 adviser broke lockdown rules by travelling hundreds of miles to his parents while suffering from coronavirus symptoms. Facing..

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UK's Johnson resists calls to sack aide accused of lockdown breach [Video]

UK's Johnson resists calls to sack aide accused of lockdown breach

A controversial aide to Boris Johnson has been accused of breaking lockdown rules. But the British prime minister has resisted calls to sack him. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Dominic Cummings: I behaved reasonably and legally in travelling to Durham [Video]

Dominic Cummings: I behaved reasonably and legally in travelling to Durham

Downing Street has said Dominic Cummings believed he “behaved reasonably and legally” when he travelled from his London home to County Durham during the lockdown. Opposition MPs have accused Number..

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No 10 : Cummings believes he behaved ‘reasonably and legally’ with lockdown trip [Video]

No 10 : Cummings believes he behaved ‘reasonably and legally’ with lockdown trip

Downing Street has said Dominic Cummings believed he “behaved reasonably and legally” when he travelled from his London home to County Durham during the lockdown. Opposition MPs have accused Number..

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Home Secretary pays tribute to victims of Manchester Arena bombing [Video]

Home Secretary pays tribute to victims of Manchester Arena bombing

Home Secretary Priti Patel has paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing during the daily press briefing at Downing Street.

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14 day quarantine for anyone coming into UK [Video]

14 day quarantine for anyone coming into UK

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has confirmed that people entering Britain will be required to quarantine for 14 days, with further details due to be announced by Home Secretary Priti Patel at..

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Donald Trump moves forward with G7 plans [Video]

Donald Trump moves forward with G7 plans

US President Donald Trump, having cancelled the planned summer G7 meeting, said on Wednesday he was now considering rescheduling the event in Washington DC. The White House incumbent said it would be a..

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Covid-19 tracing app unlikely to be available until after June 1 [Video]

Covid-19 tracing app unlikely to be available until after June 1

Downing Street confirmed that the track and tracing app will be rolled out “in the coming weeks” – after human contact tracing, which will be in place by June 1. The Prime Minister’s official..

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Captain Tom Moore to be given knighthood [Video]

Captain Tom Moore to be given knighthood

Second World War veteran and NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted, Downing Street has announced. The 100-year-old raised almost £33 million for health service charities by walking laps..

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All you need to know from the May 19 coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the May 19 coronavirus briefing

Environment secretary George Eustice and deputy chief scientific adviser Professor Dame Angela McLean give an update on the effort to combat coronavirus at the daily Downing Street briefing.

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All you need to know from the May 18 UK coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the May 18 UK coronavirus briefing

Deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van Tam and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab give an update on the effort to combat coronavirus at the daily Downing Street briefing.

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Williamson on schools reopening: “Based on best scientific advice” [Video]

Williamson on schools reopening: “Based on best scientific advice”

Planning can begin to bring a limited number of pupils back to school from as early as next month, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said. Speaking at the daily briefing at Downing Street, he said..

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How do some parents feel about plans to reopen schools? [Video]

How do some parents feel about plans to reopen schools?

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that schools in England could reopen on June 1. Speaking at the daily briefing at Downing Street, he said that the reopening of schools has been based on..

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Carrie Symonds joins Boris Johnson for Clap for Carers [Video]

Carrie Symonds joins Boris Johnson for Clap for Carers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds, stand in Downing Street, London, to join in the applause to salute local heroes during Thursday's nationwide Clap for Carers to recognise..

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PM acknowledges 'deeply horrifying' death figures [Video]

PM acknowledges 'deeply horrifying' death figures

Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists he is not shying away from the 'deeply horrifying' death figures, after being challenged during today’s PMQs over the decision to drop a chart showing..

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Coronavirus: Tory MPs urge Dominic Cummings to resign

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Adviser Cummings enters UK PM's Downing Street residence: Sky News reporter

Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings, facing mounting calls to resign over a journey he made during the coronavirus lockdown, was seen entering the prime minister's Downing Street residence..
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UK PM's chief aide 'made second lockdown trip'

Downing Street says fresh accusations made in newspapers about Dominic Cummings are "false".
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UK police spoke to father of PM's adviser Cummings: Mirror

British police said an officer had spoken to the father of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings about his trip during lockdown, contradicting an earlier statement issued by..
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Labour call for action after reports police spoke to Dominic Cummings over breaking lockdown rules

The Labour Party has urged Downing Street to provide a "very swift explanation" after reports suggested the prime minister's chief political aide Dominic Cummings was spoken to by police about a trip..
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Coronavirus antibody tests to be provided on NHS after government signs deal

Antibody tests for coronavirus will be provided on the NHS under a deal signed by the government, Downing Street has said.
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Coronavirus: Government admits NHSX app will not be ready for launch of contract tracing scheme

A smartphone app for tracking people who have been in contact with Covid-19 patients will not be ready for 1 June, when the next stage of the government's relaxation of lockdown is due to begin,..
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Piers Morgan says death threats only push him to criticise government further

Good Morning Britain host say 'lives depend' on challenging Downing Street strategy
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No 'French exemption' from 14-day quarantine rule for British holidaymakers, Downing Street says

Only truck drivers and scientists likely to escape requirement to self-isolate after crossing Channel
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Tory MPs reprimanded by party for sharing 'far-right' video smearing Keir Starmer

Three Conservative MPs have been reprimanded for sharing an edited video of Keir Starmer from a "far-right" Twitter account. Nadine Dorries, a health minister, assistant government whip Maria Caulfield..
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Sewage systems could be tested for coronavirus to find new hotspots, Downing Street says

In House of Commons blunder, Boris Johnson wrongly tells MPs tests will look for Covid-19 in water supplies
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Coronavirus may infect vulnerable people even after lockdown lifted, warns government scientist

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Coronavirus: Scientists advised against handshakes on day Boris Johnson boasted of 'shaking hands continuously'

Downing Street says prime minister may not have seen paper which advised government to promote alternative greetings
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Coronavirus: Public should not expect update on extending lockdown this week, No 10 hints

'Extra time' needed after review of restrictions on 7 May, Downing Street suggests - admitting 'We might not announce anything on Thursday'
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UK deadline day for 100,000 virus tests pledge

It comes as the PM is to lead the Downing Street briefing later - the first time since his return to work.
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Lockdown: Shoppers can click-and-collect items from non-essential outlets, Downing Street says

No 10 denies pick-up sales of 'pot plants and compost' at garden centres is a quiet loosening of restrictions
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UK PM Johnson back at work after birth of son: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is back at work at his Downing Street office after being present while his fiancee Carrie Symonds gave birth to their son, his political spokesman said on..
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Boris Johnson set to take paternity leave by end of June

Boris Johnson looks set to take up to two weeks of paternity leave by the end of June, after Downing Street said the new father intended to take time off "later in the year, rather than now".
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It's a boy: British PM Johnson's fiancee gives birth

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's fiancee, Carrie Symonds, has given birth to a baby boy, Downing Street said on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus: Social distancing measures will not be relaxed this week, Downing Street insists

Government's five tests for lifting lockdown have not been met, Boris Johnson's spokesman says
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From Monday, one question will be selected each day
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson back at Downing Street to lead response

Boris Johnson will chair the morning cabinet meeting, just over two weeks after leaving hospital.
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UK's Johnson could ease lockdown before May 7 deadline: The Telegraph

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce plans for easing a month-old coronavirus lockdown as early as this week after he returned to Downing Street on Sunday night, the Telegraph..
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Back from COVID-19, Johnson urged to reveal UK lockdown exit strategy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to his Downing Street residence on Sunday after recovering from COVID-19, ready to take the helm again with pressure growing for the government to explain how it..
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British PM Johnson back at Downing Street after COVID-19 recovery: Sky News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to 10 Downing Street on Sunday, Sky News reported, after spending a week in hospital with COVID-19 and two weeks recovering at his country residence.
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British PM Johnson will be back at work on Monday, office says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday, after having recovered from a case of coronavirus that sent him to intensive..
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'could be back at work at No 10 on Monday'

Downing Street plays down talk of return and says prime minister still recovering at Chequers
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Coronavirus: Downing Street refuses to guarantee independent inquiry into handling of crisis

'If tens of thousands of deaths in the first pandemic for 100 years doesn't merit a public inquiry, I don't know what does'
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Boris Johnson, feeling better, agrees with Trump on need to reopen economies: statements

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Boris Johnson to pause recuperation for phone call with Trump and audience with Queen

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Government 'absolutely' stands by 100,000 coronavirus testing target by end of April - a day after only 19,000 carried out

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Government accused of 'rewriting history' after No 10 claim Sunday Times report on failings full of 'falsehoods and errors'

Downing Street's 2,000-word statement denies claims that Boris Johnson 'skipped' emergency meetings and took 'nonchalant' approach to outbreak
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Dominic Raab confirmed the grim news: there'll be three more weeks of Dominic Raab

Three more weeks of lockdown means three more weeks of Downing Street press conferences
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Coronavirus: UK set to announce lockdown extension

Dominic Raab is expected to tell the Downing Street briefing that restrictions will continue.
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Coronavirus: Government to launch review into disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BME communities

The government will launch a review into the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on BME communities, Downing Street has confirmed.
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Government boosts testing capacity to 35,000 a day but says 'not enough demand'

National capacity for coronavirus testing has topped 35,000 a day, but "lack of demand" meant fewer than 16,000 were actually conducted in the 24 hours to 9am on Wednesday, Downing Street has said.
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Coronavirus: 'Essential' for countries to work together, says UK after Trump cuts WHO funding

The UK has "no plans" to stop its funding of the World Health Organisation in the wake of President Donald Trump's suspension of US financial support, Downing Street has said.
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Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care and back onto a ward, Downing Street has said.
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