Sir Keir Starmer is facing an onslaught from both sides of Labour over its devastating by-election defeat, as the Left mocked his "flag waving and suit wearing" and moderates demanded he talk more about aspiration.
Heavy criticism was heaped on the Labour leader after the party ceded Hartlepool to the Conservatives for the first time since the seat's creation in 1974.
Sir Keir said the party must stop "quarrelling among ourselves" and he is expected to reshuffle his front bench next month. Political Editor Ben Riley-Smith outlines seven uncomfortable questions Labour must answer.
Joe Shute found out why the people of Hartlepool decided to vote Tory, with the town's new MP saying today that Labour "took Hartlepool for granted" for 47 years.
Yet Tony Diver details how Jill Mortimer, pictured below left alongside Boris Johnson and a giant blow up version of the PM, could prove to be a thorn in the side for the Tories.
Sherelle Jacobs writes the revolt against Labour is bigger than Brexit.
Sadiq Khan is widely expected to give Labour a glimmer of hope in the London mayoral election.
Polls in the final days of the campaign suggested Mr Khan has a firm lead over Shaun Bailey, his Conservative opponent. We will have the result here.
Local council election results are coming in across the country, with "the BoJo of Blackburn", who had a viral video campaign, winning his seat.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has retained her Glasgow Southside constituency in the Scottish Parliament election.
Find all the results here as they come in through the weekend.
Travel 'green list' announced with just 12 countries
Portugal, Iceland, Gibraltar and Israel are among only 12 countries or territories on the Government's green list for quarantine-free travel from May 17 unveiled today. Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, said the limited list - including countries such as Australia and New Zealand that remain closed to foreign visitors - represented a "cautious" resumption of international travel. Read the full green list. With prices spiking for flights, Emma Featherstone examines whether you are already too late for your green list holiday. Annabel Fenwick Elliott fears the race for holiday vaccinations is about to get ugly. Read on for the amber list countries that have just missed the cut and when you can travel to them.
Senator uses fake Zoom background while driving
An Ohio state politician has been caught using a virtual background photo of his office to hide that he was driving during a Zoom meeting - the same day as local legislators introduced a bill to crackdown on unsafe driving. Andrew Brenner might have fooled the state board into thinking he was home had it not been for the seatbelt across his chest - or the constant turning of his head as he apparently looked around while moving lanes. Watch the footage which was streamed to the public.
At a glance: Coronavirus evening briefing
'Safe for winter' | UK to be Covid-free by August, says taskforce chief
'Variant of concern' | New designation for Indian coronavirus strain
AstraZeneca jab | Confirmation under-40s to be offered alternatives
Cancer deaths | Majority occurred at home as hospitals battled Covid
Sputnik vaccine | 'Reliable as a Kalashnikov assault rifle' says Putin
Also in the news: Today's other headlines
Manhunt underway | Detectives searching for the killer of PCSO Julia James have issued an image of a man they believe could be key to the investigation. Police said they want to speak to the man who is understood to have been in the Aylesham area the day after the 53-year-old mother of two was murdered. See the picture released by police.
Romford murder | Mother-of-two, 45, found dead in bushes
Tower fire | Blaze at block wrapped in 'Grenfell cladding'
Noel Clarke | BBC embroiled in new sexual harassment allegations
Reducing stress | Drinking every day may help heart
Urban beehives | City-dwelling insects now running out of nectar
Around the world: Schoolgirl opens fire on classmates
A girl reported to be 11 or 12 years old has been taken into police custody after shooting two students and a cleaner at her school in Idaho, before being disarmed by a teacher. The child pulled a handgun from her backpack and fired multiple rounds inside and outside Rigby Middle School in the small city of Rigby, about 95 miles southwest of Yellowstone National Park. Read on for details.
'Covid made me question if I should keep on playing'
Rafael Nadal considered an extended break from tennis during the pandemic but now has a record 21st grand slam in his sights
Comment and analysis
Ella Whelan | BBC and arch-Remainers don't understand 'Britishness'
Steven Poole | We've learned nothing – just ask The Big Short's author
Ryan Bourne | Six reasons why working from home will stick around
Oliver Brown | Laurel Hubbard's Olympic spot is an affront to fairness
Jamie Carragher | Pep verging on his greatest achievement as coach
Editor's choice: Features and arts
Disney's problematic princess | Why Snow White is forever being cancelled
Consumer champion | 'My twins spent £2,800 on game extras and Apple refuses to help'
Business and money briefing
'Orientated towards the west' | The owner of British Airways said it is protected from a resurgence of coronavirus in the Far East despite racking up a £1bn loss for the first three months of the year.
Gaining power | How Britain came to depend on French energy
On top of markets | Live stocks and shares updates 24 hours a day
Lions teams | Our writers have picked their XVs to take on South Africa - and you can pick yours. Meanwhile, Sir Ian McGeechan reflects on Kyle Sinckler's shock omission from the British & Irish Lions squad but outlines where he may have lost Warren Gatland's faith.
Super League | Rebels will be fined substantially by Premier League
Spanish Grand Prix | See who was quickest in practice
Three things for tonight
Bedtime | The best new books for children
And finally... for this evening's downtime
Welcome back to 'The Railway Children' | The beloved 1970 film is getting a sequel, with Jenny Agutter involved. No wonder, says Ben Lawrence, its message of optimism endures through the decades.