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# uk - Yesterday’s News

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

19 hours ago 11,008 Views 13 Comments

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

# uk - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears

Thu 10:48 PM 44,476 Views 48 Comments

Some 44 confirmed cases of the variant have been found in south London, with a further 30 probable cases identified.

# uk - Monday 12 April, 2021

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Back to the gym, pub, and shops as restrictions ease across the UK

Updated Mon 1:50 PM 38,319 Views 58 Comments

There are variations in the way each part of the UK is easing restrictions today.

# uk - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

UK medicine regulator recommends halting rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine to under-30s
# Course Correction
# Course Correction

UK medicine regulator recommends halting rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine to under-30s

Apr 7th 2021, 3:27 PM 23,667 Views 35 Comments

People aged 18-29 will be offered Pfizer or Moderna instead.

# uk - Monday 5 April, 2021

Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week

Updated Apr 5th 2021, 5:44 PM 38,421 Views 82 Comments

However, he warned against complacency in the fight against Covid-19.

Vaccine passports would be ‘nightmare’ to put into law, UK expert warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Vaccine passports would be ‘nightmare’ to put into law, UK expert warns

Apr 5th 2021, 1:31 PM 28,762 Views 65 Comments

Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, said they would need ‘enormous scrutiny’.

# uk - Saturday 3 April, 2021

UK releases new data about AstraZeneca-linked blood clots as EMA continues to support use of vaccine
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

UK releases new data about AstraZeneca-linked blood clots as EMA continues to support use of vaccine

Apr 3rd 2021, 3:19 PM 163,098 Views 44 Comments

Several European countries have paused the use of the jab.

# uk - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

UK provisionally records hottest March day in 53 years
# Weather
# Weather

UK provisionally records hottest March day in 53 years

Mar 30th 2021, 3:55 PM 17,895 Views 19 Comments

Temperatures exceeded 24 degrees Celsius in parts of the UK today.

# uk - Monday 29 March, 2021

Johnson urges caution as lockdown restrictions ease in England
# UK
# UK

Johnson urges caution as lockdown restrictions ease in England

Mar 29th 2021, 8:20 PM 11,509 Views 8 Comments

The UK Prime Minister warned that there is a danger of a fresh wave of Covid-19 spreading from Europe.

# uk - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Boris Johnson says roadmap for easing England's lockdown is still on track
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Boris Johnson says roadmap for easing England's lockdown is still on track

Mar 27th 2021, 5:20 PM 16,577 Views 40 Comments

The UK Prime Minister said he can see absolutely nothing in the data to dissuade him from continuing along ‘our road map to freedom’.

# uk - Friday 26 March, 2021

China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang
# Uighur Muslims
# Uighur Muslims

China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang

Mar 26th 2021, 7:45 AM 18,230 Views 31 Comments

Beijing said in a statement the move by Dominic Raab was ‘based on nothing but lies and disinformation’.

# uk - Thursday 25 March, 2021

The Explainer: Why is there talk of an EU-UK 'vaccine war'?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there talk of an EU-UK 'vaccine war'?

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,419 Views 19 Comments

What’s going on? We take a look in this week’s episode.

# uk - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute
# Vaccine Row
# Vaccine Row

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute

Mar 24th 2021, 8:22 PM 16,274 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission said it would weigh how needy countries are, in terms of infection rates and how many vaccines they have.

'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant

Mar 24th 2021, 3:50 PM 31,701 Views 87 Comments

The EU has announced new vaccine export powers amid a contract row with AstraZeneca.

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 28,931 Views 68 Comments

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

Johnson says pandemic will stay with him 'as long as I live' as he faces scrutiny
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson says pandemic will stay with him 'as long as I live' as he faces scrutiny

Mar 24th 2021, 7:17 AM 27,441 Views 21 Comments

He conceded there were ‘many things that we wish we’d done differently’ at the outset of the pandemic.

# uk - 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 7,728 Views 15 Comments

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

# uk - Monday 22 March, 2021

British papers warn of 'vaccine war' as EU-UK stand-off becomes increasingly tense
# At Arm's Length
# At Arm's Length

British papers warn of 'vaccine war' as EU-UK stand-off becomes increasingly tense

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:59 AM 37,089 Views 103 Comments

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has raised the option of an export ban.

# uk - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Uber grants UK drivers employee status in world first
# Gig Economy
# Gig Economy

Uber grants UK drivers employee status in world first

Mar 16th 2021, 10:39 PM 18,835 Views 16 Comments

It is a massive change in the business model of the ride-hailing app.

Man due in court charged in connection with deaths of 39 migrants in container
# Essex Container Tragedy
# Essex Container Tragedy

Man due in court charged in connection with deaths of 39 migrants in container

Mar 16th 2021, 2:08 PM 7,184 Views 0 Comments

He is appearing in court to answer a charge of conspiracy to assist illegal immigration.

# uk - Monday 15 March, 2021

Hundreds of women leave tributes to Sarah Everard at Clapham Common
# London
# London

Hundreds of women leave tributes to Sarah Everard at Clapham Common

Mar 15th 2021, 9:17 PM 13,632 Views 0 Comments

Demonstrators also gathered in central London to protest against the police’s handling of a vigil for Everard.

# uk - Sunday 14 March, 2021

British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges
# Tehran
# Tehran

British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges

Mar 14th 2021, 1:45 PM 17,444 Views 13 Comments

Zaghari-Ratcliffe finished serving a five-year sentence last week.

# uk - Friday 5 March, 2021

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position

Mar 5th 2021, 11:20 AM 31,775 Views 48 Comments

This is Brexit: so expect to see more rows between the UK and EU, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# uk - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'
# Solo Run
# Solo Run

Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'

Updated Mar 3rd 2021, 7:16 PM 41,086 Views 56 Comments
  • The UK announced that it would extend a grace period on health certs required for agrifoods going from GB to NI.
  • This caused a stir as the decision should be made jointly by the EU and UK; and the EU had been considering it anyway.
  • Maroš Šefčovič is to speak with David Frost tonight to raise the EU's "strong concerns" about the decision.

# uk - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

UK holiday park operator used blacklist of common Irish surnames to stop bookings from Traveller families
# Pontins
# Pontins

UK holiday park operator used blacklist of common Irish surnames to stop bookings from Traveller families

Mar 2nd 2021, 10:46 AM 98,478 Views 0 Comments

The list was uploaded to the Pontins intranet under the heading ‘Undesirable Guests’.

# uk - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'
# Brexit Checks
# Brexit Checks

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'

Feb 28th 2021, 10:30 AM 48,829 Views 57 Comments

Representatives of Irish hauliers have said they are being held up for longer than they should because of French officials.

# uk - Friday 26 February, 2021

Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules

Feb 26th 2021, 10:40 AM 37,099 Views 87 Comments

Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked and now cannot return to fight her case.

# uk - Thursday 25 February, 2021

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues

Feb 25th 2021, 3:47 PM 15,211 Views 7 Comments

The EU and UK are locked in talks to make post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland work more smoothly.

# uk - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol

Feb 24th 2021, 10:10 PM 19,296 Views 34 Comments

The UK Government recently made a request to the European Commission for an extension of grace periods until 2023.

# uk - 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 28,750 Views 85 Comments

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

Ireland is getting a new Covid roadmap, but what’s happening in other countries right now?
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

Ireland is getting a new Covid roadmap, but what’s happening in other countries right now?

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 52,310 Views 70 Comments

Let’s take a look.

# uk - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Covid-19: UK researchers launch world-first study that will deliberately infect people with virus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: UK researchers launch world-first study that will deliberately infect people with virus

Feb 17th 2021, 1:30 PM 16,648 Views 12 Comments

The trial will start in the coming weeks.

# uk - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Cases of 'long Covid' in UK could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns
# Stuck With Symptoms
# Stuck With Symptoms

Cases of 'long Covid' in UK could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns

Feb 13th 2021, 12:55 PM 28,508 Views 25 Comments

Some people are still reporting significant symptoms several months after infection.

# uk - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel
# International Travel
# International Travel

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 6:08 PM 50,965 Views 48 Comments

He said there seems to be an “openness” to talking about the two islands working together.

# uk - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Johnson warned that ICUs in the UK 'still in the thick of it' as pressure grows over easing restrictions
# The Way Forward
# The Way Forward

Johnson warned that ICUs in the UK 'still in the thick of it' as pressure grows over easing restrictions

Feb 6th 2021, 2:40 PM 16,694 Views 9 Comments

Reports in the UK are suggesting pubs could re-open in April but not be permitted to sell alcohol.

# uk - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 34,148 Views 39 Comments
  • UK minister Michael Gove has asked the EU for a Northern Ireland transition period until 2023.
  • Simon Coveney conceded that some of the ways the Protocol is being implemented is causing problems.
  • SDLP MLA Colin McGrath said that there is a danger of any problem in Northern Ireland becoming a "green or orange" issue.

# uk - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,692 Views 11 Comments

Mobile testing units and home testing kits will be deployed across eight communities in England.

# uk - Monday 1 February, 2021

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
# Article 16
# Article 16

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 23,114 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

# uk - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc
# UK
# UK

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc

Jan 31st 2021, 3:57 PM 33,084 Views 94 Comments

Negotiations between the UK and the bloc are expected to start this year.

Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal
# Diplomatic Immunity
# Diplomatic Immunity

Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal

Jan 31st 2021, 3:16 PM 30,535 Views 0 Comments

Anne Sacoolas’ lawyers said she would like “nothing more than to find a path forward”.

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