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Boris Johnson to consider using army to supply petrol stations

Ministers to discuss emergency plan Operation Escalin after BP reveals a third of forecourts have shortages

Lorry driver shortage: Temporary visa scheme to run until Christmas Eve

A temporary visa scheme to make it easier for foreign lorry drivers to work in the UK is set to run for three months, ending on Christmas eve.

Analysis: UK and France reheat one of the world's oldest rivalries at a risky time for both

In the week that world leaders gathered in New York City for the UN General Assembly, one person's absence cast a long shadow over what was already set to be a tense few days.

Vatican Secretary of State voices concern over nuclear subs

Going nuclear is "not the way to maintain peace and security," Cardinal Parolin says.

"Carry On As Normal": UK Urges Public Calm Over Shut Fuel Stations

Reports said with the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit triggering an ongoing crisis in the haulage industry.

Give ‘moi’ a break: UK PM Johnson tells France to get over their AUKUS deal grievances

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has blasted France for its reaction to the AUKUS pact, which saw Canberra pull out of a major submarine deal it had with Paris, saying that its Gallic neighbours need to get over it.

European Union To Decide On Covid Booster Shot Next Month

An European Medicines Agency expert also said the "evidence was becoming clearer" on the need for boosters shortly after the first jabs for people with weakened immune systems.

Christmas tree shortage and price warning as sellers hit by labour and supply chain issues

Post-Brexit regulations and a stretched labour market could lead to shortages - since one-tenth of real Christmas trees sold in the UK are imported.

Ministers preparing for 'worst-case scenario' of persistently high gas costs beyond 'short spike'

Speaking to Kay Burley on Sky News, business minister Paul Scully says high wholesale gas costs are placing "pressure" on the energy price cap.

Energy crisis: What do you do if your energy supplier goes bust - and which companies have already folded?

Wholesale prices for gas have surged 250% since January, with a number of smaller firms entering insolvency - here is what to do if your energy firms goes bust.

Analysis: Europe is paying record prices for energy. A winter crisis looms

Energy prices are skyrocketing, and as winter approaches, Europe is getting worried.

Gas firms may face windfall tax as energy crisis hits households

Another 800,000 households fall victim to energy crisis as Avro Energy and Green collapse

Chris Whitty warns MPs it is ‘inevitable’ unvaccinated children will catch Covid

Chief medical officer says transmission in England highest among 12- to 15-year-olds

‘Donnez-moi un break’: Johnson deepens rift with France over defence deal

UK prime minister hits out after Paris reacted with fury to announcement of defence pact

French ambassador to return to Washington after Macron-Biden talks

In what could appear as a mea culpa from Washington, Biden and Macron said in a joint statement “that the situation would have benefitted from open consultations among allies on matters of strategic interest to France and our European partners."

Boris Johnson says dealing with Joe Biden is ‘a breath of fresh air’

British prime minister Boris Johnson says working with President Joe Biden has been "a breath of fresh air," particularly on the issue of climate change.

COVID-19 vaccine skeptic Bolsonaro gets a pass at U.N. but not New York restaurants

Unvaccinated heads of state attending the United Nation General Assembly this week may have to settle for a piece of pizza on a sidewalk instead of fine dining at New York's restaurants.

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden meet at White House

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are holding face-to-face talks in the White House.

CF Industries: Government to meet CO2 firm's costs to start plant

The government will meet the operating costs of a US-owned fertiliser plant so it can restart production of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the UK after warnings of food shortages.

Johnson aides knew he had crush on me, says Jennifer Arcuri

American businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri has said members of Boris Johnson's staff knew he had a "crush" on her when he was mayor of London.

Britain’s hopes of early post-Brexit trade deal with US appear dashed

Little likelihood of progress on free-trade agreement as Biden focuses attention elsewhere, say insiders

Boris Johnson pleads with Jeff Bezos to pay Amazon’s swelling UK tax bill, seemingly to no avail

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has attempted to confront Amazon founder and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos over his company’s minimal tax payments in the country during the UN General Assembly, Downing Street has confirmed.

Boris Johnson dismisses fears over tough winter

Boris Johnson has said people should not worry about putting food on the table this winter, amid surging energy prices and a cut to universal credit.