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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Britain

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# France
France suspends transit ban for Britons living in EU
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
Arrest of armed man who tried to breach security at British Queen's residence
The British Queen is spending Christmas at the castle located in the English area of Berkshire.
More than half of people in Ireland think less of Britain since Brexit
A report by
Lauren Boland
63% of people say their view of Britain has changed since it left the EU, and of those, 95% say it has changed for the worse.
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.
Irish trade and politics are being transformed by Brexit - but how? What can we expect in 2022?
'There are good and bad days': Are Anglo-Irish relations worse now than during Brexit negotiations?
# Covid Britain
UK Prime Minister denies claims of split with experts in face of ‘considerable’ Omicron wave
Boris Johnson deflected questions over his premiership, insisting people want him to focus on the pandemic.
Patrick Kielty: The past left trauma on all sides, but the future of this whole island looks bright
The comedian and broadcaster shares the text of his stirring speech made at the Shared Island Forum earlier this week.
# Time please folks
Guests return home after three nights trapped at snowed-in Yorkshire pub
The pub’s manager described being stranded as ‘like a party with a big group of friends’.
# migrant crisis
France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’
Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.
# English Channel
Boris Johnson asks France to take back all migrants who crossed Channel
Seven women, 17 men, and three minors died when the inflatable boat lost air and took on water off the northern port of Calais.
# Air Crash
Man who organised Emiliano Sala air crash flight to stand trial today
David Henderson, 66, arranged the flight in January 2019 which crashed killing footballer Sala and the pilot, Dave Ibbotson.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How is post-Brexit Britain handling migration?
We look at migration, visas for EU workers and potential impacts on supply chains.
# London
Police officer killed Sarah Everard after making ‘false arrest’, court told
Wayne Couzens was a serving Pc with the Metropolitan Police when he murdered Sarah Everard.
# England
Man charged with murder of mother and three children in Derbyshire
Damien Bendall was charged with four counts of murder on Tuesday.
# security pact
Australia announces plans to build nuclear-powered subs as part of pact with US and Britain
The submarines are not intended however to carry nuclear weapons.
# Britain
Seven jailed for life over murder of law student in bungled drive-by shooting
Aya Hachem was an innocent passer-by during the shooting in Blackburn, Lancashire.
# London
Police surprised by Euro 2020 final security breach at Wembley
Footage posted on social media showed people forcing their way through barriers and a line of security staff.
# Brexit
UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute
The UK and the European Union are set to announce an extension to a grace period.
# Northern Ireland Protocol
EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum
Maros Sefcovic said the EU is willing to accommodate permanent flexibilities to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
# One Nation One Britain
'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'
One Britain One Nation Day is due to be celebrated in schools on Friday.
# Black sea
Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims
The incident took place in Cape Fiolent off the coast of Crimea.
# uk residency
There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals
EU citizens and their families have been asked to apply to the Home Office scheme by 30 June.
# rising figures
Over 10,000 daily Covid cases recorded in UK for first time in four months
The death rate remains low, however, with 19 fatalities recorded today.
# delta concerns
Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland
Simon Coveney said it could include longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.
# England
English exit from lockdown reportedly to be delayed by two weeks as Covid cases surge
Social distancing and mask wearing could be set to remain in place until 5 July, according to multiple reports.
# Northern Ireland
EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.
# tensions
Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government
The former British Army officer has stood down as veterans minister.
# greensill capital
Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row
The probe will examine how government contracts were secured by Greensill Capital.
# Asylum Seekers
Priti Patel defends overhaul of UK asylum seeker rules amid allegations plan is 'inhumane'
The British Home Secretary’s new plan for immigration will be set out later today.
# One Year On
UK falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since its first lockdown
The public is also being urged to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm with a candle or light.
# Exports
Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
The minister said the EU is seeing now it is negotiating with a partner it can’t trust.
The EU is now considering legal options.
Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'
# Highly Effective
Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s
The results of the study, which analysed both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, was hailed as “extremely good news” yesterday.
# The Papers
'The end is in sight': UK papers rejoice after Boris Johnson outlines roadmap out of lockdown
While there was a general welcome, there was some criticism of how long it will take.
# Scam
Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
The suspects used a SIM-swapping scam to take control of the wealthy targets’ mobile phones and steal cash, bitcoin and personal data.
# New Strain
People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'
Dr Colm Henry said NPHET will “be looking at enhanced surveillance of these passengers coming in”.
# Britain
Covid-19 in the UK - What do the stats tell us about the current situation?
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
A few cases with the new variant have been reported already by Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands.
# travel restrictions
Here's the advice so far for those who were due to travel from Britain to Ireland
New restrictions will come into effect at midnight and will remain in place for an initial period of 48 hours before being reviewed.
# Christmas
English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas
The idea to close schools early for Christmas was also raised in Ireland in recent weeks.
# TV and radio
Graham Norton ranks as third-highest earning BBC presenter
The BBC revealed its list of 10 highest earning presenters.
# Internal markets bill
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.
# pandemic
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.