UK Covid live: Javid tells MPs there are 336 UK Omicron cases and community transmission across England

The role of dedicated health and justice partnership co-ordinators, who liaise between prisons, probation and treatment providers, will be expanded to cover every region in England and Wales. This will mean services in prison and the community are better joined up and offenders’ treatment plans remain consistent, helping them to stay on track and break … Read more

Speaker voices ‘deep concern’ at reports of drug-taking in Parliament

C ommons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle is to raise reports of drug misuse in Parliament with the police “as a priority”. Sir Lindsay described reports that traces of cocaine had been found in areas of the Palace of Westminster accessible only to people with parliamentary passes as “deeply concerning”. In a statement, he said that … Read more