The health secretary has played down criticism from Dominic Cummings, who described the Department of Health and Social Care as a "smoking ruin" in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
The government is being urged to do far more to protect women than simply introducing "headline-grabbing quick fixes".
As fears of a third COVID-19 wave mount and British holidaymakers brace themselves for a second year without a break abroad, all eyes are on Europe.
When American military scientists drilled a mile down into Greenland's ice sheet during the Cold War in 1966, and filled a 15ft canister of dirt, they did not know what secrets they would find inside.
Police are warning students and universities not to access Sci-Hub, an "illegal website" that allows users to download scientific research papers normally locked behind expensive subscriptions.
The UK says it wants to shape a world where democracies can thrive, but be ready for one marked by increased conflict and division, with China seen as the biggest state threat to economic security and another pandemic regarded as a "realistic possibility".
A sonic boom-type explosion heard across France, Wales, and England this weekend has been tied to an extremely rare "daytime fireball" meteor believed to have crashed into the Bristol Channel.
Plain clothes police officers could patrol bars and nightclubs around the country as part of plans to protect women from "predatory" offenders.
Holidaymakers planning on going on a "staycation cruise" will have to prove they have had both doses of a vaccine or they will not be allowed on board.
Eight tug boats have helped to partially refloat a huge container ship which ran aground, blocking Egypt's Suez Canal.