Gordon Ramsay’s son Oscar celebrates his first birthday as his family share adorable snaps of the tot in coronavirus lockdown

He added: ‘Whilst we don’t know when we will re-open, what we do know is by supporting each other through this terribly challenging time, we will come through this stronger than ever!’

165 VIPs urge 20 economic powers for billions for COVID-19

United Nations: Many former global leaders and other VIPs urged the world’s 20 major industrialised nations to approve USD 8 billion in emergency funding to speed the search for a vaccine, cure and treatment for COVID-19 and prevent a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In an open letter to governments of the Group of […]

There may be trouble ahead as Sir Keir Starmer reveals shadow cabinet

More from Labour Former Labour leader Ed Miliband returns to party’s front bench New Labour leader Keir Starmer overhauls shadow cabinet New Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer puts ‘unrelenting’ focus on winning next election Sir Keir Starmer: New Labour leader is a natural fit – but still provokes more questions than answers New Labour leader […]

Barack Obama: How he became the first black US president

October 19: Former secretary of state Colin Powell, a Republican who served under President George Bush, crosses party lines to endorse Mr Obama. The Illinois senator also announces he raised a record 150 million dollars in September, more than double the record he set a month before.

165 VIPs urge G20 nations to approve $8 billion in emergency funding to fight COVID-19

In an open letter to governments of the Group of 20 nations, the leaders, ministers, top executives and scientists also called for $35 billion to support countries with weaker health systems and especially vulnerable populations, and at least $150 billion for developing countries to fight the medical and economic crisis.

‘We pray he will make a quick recovery’: Michael Gove says Boris Johnson’s intensive care battle is ‘truly frightening’ as he reveals the PM has been struggling for days – vowing No10 will be honest about his condition

But a Tory source said: ‘No 10 tried to play this down but think it through: the Prime Minister was being taken to hospital in his car at 8pm on Sunday, the precise moment the Queen was making her broadcast to the nation. It therefore cannot have been completely routine.’

Letters to Lindy: Will the Chamberlain controversy never end?

Malcolm Brown is a former journalist with Fairfax Media. He joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1972 and worked there for 40 years, as a general reporter and as a correspondent in Brisbane and London. He reported extensively on the Azaria Chamberlain case. He is married with three children, a member of the Sydney Welsh […]

New Deal is just the job

There is one other reform which ministers should examine after the election: the Dutch scheme under which anyone who has been unemployed for two years is guaranteed a job in the community. This helps not just individuals, but the community too, making the programme more publicly popular by providing additional neighbourhood wardens, park attendants, gardeners […]

George Osborne calls on Labour MPs to back welfare changes in Commons vote

“I thought British politics had taken a step forward when Labour’s acting leader Harriet Harman indicated that she would support at least some of our reforms. She recognised that oppositions only advance when they stop blaming the public for their defeat and recognise that some of the arguments made by political opponents should be listened […]

Calling all progressives: help us reform the welfare state

I believe this settlement represents the new centre of British politics, and appeal to progressive MPs on all sides to support us. On wages, our national living wage will be worth £7.20 an hour next April and well over £9 an hour by 2020. That will mean a pay rise of up to £5,000 a […]