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# britain - Yesterday’s News

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’
# Kabul
# Kabul

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’

Thu 1:47 PM 20,107 Views 18 Comments

Boris Johnson has been accused of lying after leaked emails contradicted his stance of denying his involvement.

# britain - Friday 7 January, 2022

UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages
# UK
# UK

UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages

Jan 7th 2022, 9:39 AM 11,290 Views 17 Comments

The deployment will include 40 military medics and 160 general duty personnel.

# britain - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Boris Johnson sticks with Plan B in bid to ‘ride out’ Omicron without lockdown
# England
# England

Boris Johnson sticks with Plan B in bid to ‘ride out’ Omicron without lockdown

Jan 4th 2022, 10:50 PM 27,348 Views 72 Comments

Mr Johnson said now is the time for the ‘utmost caution’ but argued the booster rollout has given substantial protection to the nation.

# britain - Thursday 30 December, 2021

France suspends transit ban for Britons living in EU
# France
# France

France suspends transit ban for Britons living in EU

Dec 30th 2021, 4:43 PM 31,548 Views 26 Comments

Under stricter Covid-19 travel rules being applied since December 28, only Britons whose official primary residence is in France were to be allowed in.

# britain - Saturday 25 December, 2021

Arrest of armed man who tried to breach security at British Queen's residence
# Britain
# Britain

Arrest of armed man who tried to breach security at British Queen's residence

Dec 25th 2021, 4:13 PM 37,999 Views 0 Comments

The British Queen is spending Christmas at the castle located in the English area of Berkshire.

# britain - Saturday 18 December, 2021

More than half of people in Ireland think less of Britain since Brexit
# Polling
# Polling

More than half of people in Ireland think less of Britain since Brexit

Dec 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 28,754 Views 73 Comments
  • 63% of people say their view of Britain has changed since it left the EU, new polling has found.
  • Of those, 95% say it has changed for the worse, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Green Party and Social Democrat voters are especially likely to say their views on Britain have changed since Brexit.

# britain - Friday 17 December, 2021

UK Prime Minister denies claims of split with experts in face of ‘considerable’ Omicron wave
# Covid Britain
# Covid Britain

UK Prime Minister denies claims of split with experts in face of ‘considerable’ Omicron wave

Dec 17th 2021, 3:56 PM 12,464 Views 4 Comments

Boris Johnson deflected questions over his premiership, insisting people want him to focus on the pandemic.

# britain - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Patrick Kielty: The past left trauma on all sides, but the future of this whole island looks bright
# A Shared Island
# A Shared Island

Patrick Kielty: The past left trauma on all sides, but the future of this whole island looks bright

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:10 AM 28,421 Views 39 Comments

The comedian and broadcaster shares the text of his stirring speech made at the Shared Island Forum earlier this week.

# britain - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Guests return home after three nights trapped at snowed-in Yorkshire pub
# Time Please Folks
# Time Please Folks

Guests return home after three nights trapped at snowed-in Yorkshire pub

Nov 30th 2021, 8:54 AM 47,967 Views 36 Comments

The pub’s manager described being stranded as ‘like a party with a big group of friends’.

# britain - Monday 29 November, 2021

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’

Nov 29th 2021, 9:30 PM 13,165 Views 21 Comments

Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.

# britain - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Boris Johnson asks France to take back all migrants who crossed Channel
# English Channel
# English Channel

Boris Johnson asks France to take back all migrants who crossed Channel

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 10:40 PM 49,611 Views 53 Comments

Seven women, 17 men, and three minors died when the inflatable boat lost air and took on water off the northern port of Calais.

# britain - Monday 18 October, 2021

Man who organised Emiliano Sala air crash flight to stand trial today
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

Man who organised Emiliano Sala air crash flight to stand trial today

Oct 18th 2021, 6:58 AM 29,675 Views 0 Comments

David Henderson, 66, arranged the flight in January 2019 which crashed killing footballer Sala and the pilot, Dave Ibbotson.

# britain - Friday 8 October, 2021

The Explainer: How is post-Brexit Britain handling migration?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How is post-Brexit Britain handling migration?

Oct 8th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,662 Views 3 Comments

We look at migration, visas for EU workers and potential impacts on supply chains.

# britain - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Police officer killed Sarah Everard after making ‘false arrest’, court told
# London
# London

Police officer killed Sarah Everard after making ‘false arrest’, court told

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 12:22 PM 38,884 Views 0 Comments

Wayne Couzens was a serving Pc with the Metropolitan Police when he murdered Sarah Everard.

# britain - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Man charged with murder of mother and three children in Derbyshire
# England
# England

Man charged with murder of mother and three children in Derbyshire

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:03 AM 21,736 Views 0 Comments

Damien Bendall was charged with four counts of murder on Tuesday.

# britain - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Australia announces plans to build nuclear-powered subs as part of pact with US and Britain
# Security Pact
# Security Pact

Australia announces plans to build nuclear-powered subs as part of pact with US and Britain

Sep 16th 2021, 7:46 AM 15,607 Views 36 Comments

The submarines are not intended however to carry nuclear weapons.

# britain - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Seven jailed for life over murder of law student in bungled drive-by shooting
# Britain
# Britain

Seven jailed for life over murder of law student in bungled drive-by shooting

Aug 5th 2021, 7:02 PM 19,340 Views 11 Comments

Aya Hachem was an innocent passer-by during the shooting in Blackburn, Lancashire.

# britain - Monday 12 July, 2021

Police surprised by Euro 2020 final security breach at Wembley
# London
# London

Police surprised by Euro 2020 final security breach at Wembley

Jul 12th 2021, 7:36 PM 43,448 Views 35 Comments

Footage posted on social media showed people forcing their way through barriers and a line of security staff.

# britain - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute

Jun 30th 2021, 7:01 AM 10,622 Views 19 Comments

The UK and the European Union are set to announce an extension to a grace period.

# britain - Monday 28 June, 2021

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum

Jun 28th 2021, 3:05 PM 16,101 Views 33 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said the EU is willing to accommodate permanent flexibilities to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# britain - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'
# One Nation One Britain
# One Nation One Britain

'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'

Jun 23rd 2021, 3:06 PM 23,098 Views 36 Comments

One Britain One Nation Day is due to be celebrated in schools on Friday.

Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims
# Black Sea
# Black Sea

Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims

Jun 23rd 2021, 1:12 PM 18,407 Views 50 Comments

The incident took place in Cape Fiolent off the coast of Crimea.

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals
# Uk Residency
# Uk Residency

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:06 AM 23,479 Views 20 Comments

EU citizens and their families have been asked to apply to the Home Office scheme by 30 June.

# britain - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Over 10,000 daily Covid cases recorded in UK for first time in four months
# Rising Figures
# Rising Figures

Over 10,000 daily Covid cases recorded in UK for first time in four months

Jun 17th 2021, 5:04 PM 17,516 Views 29 Comments

The death rate remains low, however, with 19 fatalities recorded today.

# britain - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland
# Delta Concerns
# Delta Concerns

Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Updated Jun 13th 2021, 1:23 PM 85,122 Views 74 Comments

Simon Coveney said it could include longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

# britain - Saturday 5 June, 2021

English exit from lockdown reportedly to be delayed by two weeks as Covid cases surge
# England
# England

English exit from lockdown reportedly to be delayed by two weeks as Covid cases surge

Jun 5th 2021, 7:54 AM 46,788 Views 48 Comments

Social distancing and mask wearing could be set to remain in place until 5 July, according to multiple reports.

# britain - Sunday 30 May, 2021

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says

May 30th 2021, 10:51 AM 17,075 Views 29 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.

# 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 24,155 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 13,330 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 29,059 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 7,746 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 34,642 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 11,882 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 28,777 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 12,621 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 60,382 Views 62 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 26,622 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 62,760 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 81,878 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 16,785 Views 19 Comments

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

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