8:00am – Today’s key developments:
- Brexit trade deal vote: PM due to open proceedings at 9:30am.
- Tier 4 expansion: Matt Hancock will announce further tier restrictions for England later today as virus continues to surge after the Christmas break.
- Vaccine: Good news for the UK as Oxford vaccine approved for use; the UK have more than 100 million doses ordered.
7:45am – Some other big news to bring you this morning, as the government announces the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use.
The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has been speaking about the good news on TimesRadio this morning.
7:30am – This is it folks.
After 1650 days, 9 hours, and 30 minutes since the UK vote to leave the EU, Parliament comes out of recess today to vote on a deal that will define our future relationship with our European neighbours.