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# britain - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Graham Norton ranks as third-highest earning BBC presenter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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'

“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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

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

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight

He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.

# britain - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Boris Johnson unveils ‘most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation'

Of the 25 Bills detailed in Johnson’s second Queen’s Speech in less than three months, seven are devoted to Brexit.

# britain - Friday 13 December, 2019

Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January

Johnson lead the Tories to a massive victory in the general election.

Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the tectonic plates of the political landscape in the North have shifted.

# britain - Friday 6 December, 2019

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal

The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.

# britain - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK

An estimated 322,000 Irish people were living in the UK in the year to June 2019, new figures suggest.

# britain - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe

James Le Mesurier was found dead outside his Istanbul home on November 11.

Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says

Tusk, who leaves office at the end of the month, has made no secret of his opposition to Brexit.

# britain - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

# britain - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline

“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”

# britain - Monday 14 October, 2019

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.

# britain - Friday 11 October, 2019

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

# britain - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'Who runs Britain?': UK papers divided over Supreme Court ruling as parliament returns

A Guardian writer calls Johnson a “liar” while the Express asks what’s lawful about denying the result of the Brexit vote.

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