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.
The government's most senior advisers are to hold a televised briefing later, as coronavirus cases surge.
Over 80,000 firms have returned furlough scheme payments they did not need or took in error.
The rail franchising system has been scrapped and a £3.5bn survival scheme for train firms extended.
Eugene Levy and Zendaya are among the big acting winners at the Covid-conscious ceremony.
Monica, Rachel and Phoebe's reunion delighted fans during the virtual Emmys ceremony.
The HBO drama loved by critics won big at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
The Emotions star had been suffering health problems for several years, her family say.