Relaxing the social distancing rules will be challenging because not enough is known about the way coronavirus spreads, a leading Leeds researcher has told MPs.

Researchers from the University of Leeds are among a team of academics who have been awarded £618,000 to investigate how the benefits system is responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

New research shows that electrically-assisted bikes (e-bikes) have the capability to slash carbon dioxide emissions from transport and could offer a safe and sustainable route back to work.

Experts from the University of Leeds are advising the Government on the covid-19 pandemic, including as members of influential scientific panels.