Speech - coronavirus update from the Prime Minister

Mr Speaker, with your permission, I will make a statement on our response to the rising number of Coronavirus cases

and how we must act now to avoid still graver consequences later on.

Diary - more restrictions coming our way

Bad news in that the UK's coronavirus alert level was upgraded from 3 to 4, meaning transmission is "high or rising exponentially". It came after the government's scientific adviser warned there could be 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action.

Letter to the Telegraph - no more lockdowns

SIR – A major rethink on how we battle coronavirus is urgently needed. Now, we’re far better informed, so locking us all down and destroying more lives and livelihoods are not the answer.

Diary - Durlston Country Park's a winner

Another lovely day, with a strong wind from the east. I say that because the sea off Durlston Country Park was awash with white seahorses. Most spectacular. Two cruise ships at anchor offshore reminded me of the consequences of all these lock-downs, which I disagree with.

Diary - DCH to get an extra £2 million

I was over the moon with the news that DCH is to receive a further £2 million to increase capacity and improve its emergency department. The money is to help DCH through the winter months. More restrictions imposed today as coronavirus cases rise.