Leaked files reveal the husband of a woman who gave the Conservative Party £1.7m received money from a Russian oligarch who has close ties to the president.
Over 80,000 firms have returned furlough scheme payments they did not need or took in error.
The country is facing a "tipping point", the health secretary says, as the government considers further restrictions.
Children's Commissioner suggests hundreds of thousands pupils are at home with pandemic-related issues.
Plan to end VAT-free shopping for international visitors could cost 70,000 jobs, say retail and travel firms.