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# britain - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government
# Tensions
# Tensions

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government

Apr 21st 2021, 10:10 PM 24,044 Views 12 Comments

The former British Army officer has stood down as veterans minister.

# britain - Monday 12 April, 2021

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row
# Greensill Capital
# Greensill Capital

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row

Apr 12th 2021, 2:16 PM 13,299 Views 5 Comments

The probe will examine how government contracts were secured by Greensill Capital.

# britain - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Priti Patel defends overhaul of UK asylum seeker rules amid allegations plan is 'inhumane'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Priti Patel defends overhaul of UK asylum seeker rules amid allegations plan is 'inhumane'

Mar 24th 2021, 9:51 AM 28,973 Views 68 Comments

The British Home Secretary’s new plan for immigration will be set out later today.

# britain - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

UK falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since its first lockdown
# One Year On
# One Year On

UK falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since its first lockdown

Mar 23rd 2021, 1:10 PM 7,731 Views 15 Comments

The public is also being urged to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm with a candle or light.

# britain - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,522 Views 79 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# britain - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s
# Highly Effective
# Highly Effective

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:50 AM 11,749 Views 29 Comments

The results of the study, which analysed both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, was hailed as “extremely good news” yesterday.

# britain - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'The end is in sight': UK papers rejoice after Boris Johnson outlines roadmap out of lockdown
# The Papers
# The Papers

'The end is in sight': UK papers rejoice after Boris Johnson outlines roadmap out of lockdown

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:51 AM 28,753 Views 85 Comments

While there was a general welcome, there was some criticism of how long it will take.

# britain - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
# Scam
# Scam

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars

Feb 10th 2021, 11:53 AM 12,585 Views 0 Comments

The suspects used a SIM-swapping scam to take control of the wealthy targets’ mobile phones and steal cash, bitcoin and personal data.

# britain - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'
# New Strain
# New Strain

People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:41 AM 60,294 Views 61 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said NPHET will “be looking at enhanced surveillance of these passengers coming in”.

# britain - Monday 21 December, 2020

Covid-19 in the UK - What do the stats tell us about the current situation?
# Britain
# Britain

Covid-19 in the UK - What do the stats tell us about the current situation?

Dec 21st 2020, 3:15 PM 26,565 Views 15 Comments

The country has seen a new variant of coronavirus spread through parts of London, the south-east and Wales.

New coronavirus strain reported in three European countries, ECDC says

New coronavirus strain reported in three European countries, ECDC says

Dec 21st 2020, 2:51 PM 62,654 Views 42 Comments

A few cases with the new variant have been reported already by Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands.

# britain - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Here's the advice so far for those who were due to travel from Britain to Ireland
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Here's the advice so far for those who were due to travel from Britain to Ireland

Dec 20th 2020, 6:38 PM 81,723 Views 30 Comments

New restrictions will come into effect at midnight and will remain in place for an initial period of 48 hours before being reviewed.

# britain - Saturday 12 December, 2020

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas
# Christmas
# Christmas

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 2:43 PM 16,775 Views 19 Comments

The idea to close schools early for Christmas was also raised in Ireland in recent weeks.

# britain - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Graham Norton ranks as third-highest earning BBC presenter
# TV And Radio
# TV And Radio

Graham Norton ranks as third-highest earning BBC presenter

Sep 15th 2020, 3:42 PM 38,810 Views 38 Comments

The BBC revealed its list of 10 highest earning presenters.

# britain - Monday 14 September, 2020

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
# Internal Markets Bill
# Internal Markets Bill

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 10:49 PM 54,390 Views 65 Comments

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

# britain - Saturday 12 September, 2020

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns

Sep 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 39,304 Views 15 Comments

Police in Manchester said they broke up a house party of 30 people in the early hours of today.

# britain - Friday 11 September, 2020

Coronavirus cases rise across UK as R number creeps above 1
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Coronavirus cases rise across UK as R number creeps above 1

Sep 11th 2020, 9:50 PM 22,574 Views 18 Comments

According to government advisers, the last time R was above 1 in the UK was in early March.

# britain - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics
# Ruling The Airwaves
# Ruling The Airwaves

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:08 PM 31,325 Views 54 Comments

The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”

# britain - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June

Aug 12th 2020, 7:55 AM 20,045 Views 32 Comments

The recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic led to the biggest fall in quarterly GDP on record.

# britain - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds
# London
# London

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds

Aug 5th 2020, 7:42 AM 22,555 Views 7 Comments

The Government was also criticised for treating children ‘as an afterthought’ during the pandemic.

# britain - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain

Jul 28th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,442 Views 19 Comments

The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.

# britain - Friday 17 July, 2020

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney
# Travel
# Travel

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

Jul 17th 2020, 12:32 PM 49,793 Views 79 Comments

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

# britain - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England

Jul 14th 2020, 7:24 AM 12,741 Views 18 Comments

The order comes into force on 24 July and people who don’t comply could face a fine of up to £100 (€110).

# britain - Friday 3 July, 2020

UK Government publishes list of 73 countries exempt from quarantine from next weekend
# Air Bridges
# Air Bridges

UK Government publishes list of 73 countries exempt from quarantine from next weekend

Jul 3rd 2020, 4:14 PM 50,283 Views 22 Comments

Countries including Barbados, Hong Kong and Vietnam will be exempt from the quarantine regulation in the UK.

# britain - Monday 29 June, 2020

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future
# The Countdown Is On
# The Countdown Is On

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

Jun 29th 2020, 7:11 AM 8,532 Views 7 Comments

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

# britain - Monday 22 June, 2020

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists

Jun 22nd 2020, 7:10 AM 9,841 Views 8 Comments

Johnson will tomorrow outline the plans to parliament for pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers to reopen in England.

# britain - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action
# Durham
# Durham

Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action

May 28th 2020, 1:55 PM 14,352 Views 29 Comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he believes his senior aide “behaved reasonably and legally”.

# britain - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Insect repellant given to British armed forces as 'an additional layer of protection' against Covid-19
# Citriodiol
# Citriodiol

Insect repellant given to British armed forces as 'an additional layer of protection' against Covid-19

May 12th 2020, 10:11 PM 35,546 Views 27 Comments

A Citriodiol-based spray has been given to personnel in light of the surgeon general’s advice

# britain - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Boris Johnson promises 'comprehensive plan' in first press conference since recovering from Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Boris Johnson promises 'comprehensive plan' in first press conference since recovering from Covid-19

Apr 30th 2020, 6:47 PM 13,033 Views 18 Comments

The plan is to include ways in which people might travel to work and how children can go back to school or into childcare

# britain - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

UK now has third-most deaths from Covid-19 as latest figures show death toll above 26,000
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK now has third-most deaths from Covid-19 as latest figures show death toll above 26,000

Apr 29th 2020, 9:58 PM 26,952 Views 21 Comments

A further 3,811 deaths have been recorded in UK care homes and the wider community, and these will now be counted in the daily figures.

# britain - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Britain records 917 new deaths in 24 hours pushing death toll close to 10,000
# Covid19
# Covid19

Britain records 917 new deaths in 24 hours pushing death toll close to 10,000

Apr 11th 2020, 4:36 PM 39,078 Views 81 Comments

The number of new infections from the disease climbed by 5,234.

# britain - Monday 23 March, 2020

British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’

Mar 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 10,073 Views 14 Comments

Over the weekend, photos emerged showing crowds of people visiting open spaces across many parts of the UK and Ireland.

# britain - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

UK's Covid-19 support package includes three-month mortgage freeze and cash grants for small businesses
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

UK's Covid-19 support package includes three-month mortgage freeze and cash grants for small businesses

Mar 17th 2020, 10:55 PM 49,387 Views 66 Comments

The package comes after the public was told to avoid all non-essential contact and travel.

# britain - Monday 16 March, 2020

Why the UK's reliance on 'herd immunity' is being condemned as 'wrong' and 'letting the fire burn'
# Flattening The Curve
# Flattening The Curve

Why the UK's reliance on 'herd immunity' is being condemned as 'wrong' and 'letting the fire burn'

Mar 16th 2020, 3:29 PM 47,868 Views 71 Comments

“Their view really is to let this fire burn, and they will try and damp it down where they can,” Dr Gabriel Scally said today.

# britain - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors
# TAKING ACTION
From The42
# TAKING ACTION

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors

Mar 15th 2020, 6:52 PM 4,800 Views 11 Comments

The move is likely to take place later in the week, initially until the end of March.

# britain - Friday 13 March, 2020

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 6,396 Views 6 Comments

The Electoral Commission yesterday wrote to ministers warning of ‘real risks’ to holding the elections as planned on 7 May.

# britain - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Twelve new Covid-19 cases confirmed in UK, bringing total to 35
# Matt Hancock
# Matt Hancock

Twelve new Covid-19 cases confirmed in UK, bringing total to 35

Updated Mar 1st 2020, 2:29 PM 40,881 Views 20 Comments

The UK health secretary said shutting down cities was possible despite a “huge economic and social downside”.

# britain - Sunday 23 February, 2020

British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America

Feb 23rd 2020, 5:02 PM 23,984 Views 45 Comments

George Eustice also defended the Government’s new immigration system after businesses raised fears of a shortage of workers.

# britain - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Stink bombs, celebration, and a 'hesitant' public: When Britain joined the EEC in 1973
# Fanfare For Europe
# Fanfare For Europe

Stink bombs, celebration, and a 'hesitant' public: When Britain joined the EEC in 1973

Feb 1st 2020, 6:00 PM 8,325 Views 10 Comments

Britain joined the same year that Ireland joined the then-EEC.

# britain - Friday 31 January, 2020

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour
# Brexit
# Brexit

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

Jan 31st 2020, 8:12 PM 23,542 Views 74 Comments

As the clock strikes 11pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc.

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