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# uk - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Wed 8:48 AM 10,787 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

Wed 7:43 AM 15,542 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

# uk - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins
# Daily Mail
# Daily Mail

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins

Tue 10:44 PM 43,335 Views 0 Comments

The duchess is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline.

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system

Tue 6:37 PM 14,411 Views 34 Comments

Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK
# Warnings
# Warnings

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK

Tue 9:48 AM 116,079 Views 24 Comments

More than 100 flood warnings and alerts have been issued in England.

# uk - Sunday 17 January, 2021

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context
# Frozen In Time
# Frozen In Time

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context

Sun 11:47 AM 16,878 Views 30 Comments

His comments follow the dumping of a statue into Bristol Harbour by protestors last year.

# uk - Friday 15 January, 2021

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
# New Measures
# New Measures

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge

Jan 15th 2021, 5:46 PM 26,278 Views 25 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.

Covid-19: UK bans passengers from South America amid concerns over new Brazilian variant
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: UK bans passengers from South America amid concerns over new Brazilian variant

Jan 15th 2021, 7:20 AM 20,908 Views 25 Comments

The ban also covers Panama, Portugal and Cape Verde.

# uk - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

UK discloses record number of deaths as NHS risks being 'overwhelmed'
# Grim Record
# Grim Record

UK discloses record number of deaths as NHS risks being 'overwhelmed'

Jan 13th 2021, 5:19 PM 41,392 Views 14 Comments

Boris Johnson said NHS staff were being placed under colossal strain by the pandemic.

# uk - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors
# Batch-stop
# Batch-stop

Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors

Jan 12th 2021, 9:42 AM 99,142 Views 150 Comments

One driver asked if a border guard could “take off the meat and you leave me the bread”.

# uk - Monday 11 January, 2021

Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs

Jan 11th 2021, 1:08 PM 15,593 Views 46 Comments

Seven mass vaccination centres opened across England today.

# uk - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk
# Covid Lockdown
# Covid Lockdown

Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk

Jan 10th 2021, 3:02 PM 51,609 Views 53 Comments

“I’m absolutely going to back the police because the challenge here is that every flex can be fatal,” the UK Health Secretary said.

Brexit deal's 'rules of origin' spark trade confusion
# DUTIES
# DUTIES

Brexit deal's 'rules of origin' spark trade confusion

Jan 10th 2021, 12:50 PM 47,511 Views 45 Comments

The rules determine whether an export is considered British or not.

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response

Jan 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 92,232 Views 69 Comments

The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.

# uk - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?

Jan 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 34,134 Views 114 Comments

In the wake of Brexit, as some debate continues about a united Ireland in the future, Dr Thamil Ananthavinayagan looks at the reunification of Germany and the lessons it can provide.

# uk - Friday 8 January, 2021

Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’

Jan 8th 2021, 5:03 PM 21,102 Views 85 Comments

Former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett made the prediction as peers debated the agreement between the UK and EU.

People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt
# Common Travel Area
# Common Travel Area

People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt

Jan 8th 2021, 9:58 AM 24,433 Views 14 Comments

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the move was designed to prevent new variants of the disease coming into the UK.

# uk - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 9:01 PM 95,869 Views 87 Comments

The travel ban from Britain is set to be lifted at midnight on Friday.

# uk - Monday 4 January, 2021

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England

Jan 4th 2021, 8:06 PM 95,662 Views 71 Comments

The British Prime Minister made the announcement in a televised address setting out new emergency measures.

'Extremely small' number of consignments refused at Dublin Port for having incorrect documents
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Extremely small' number of consignments refused at Dublin Port for having incorrect documents

Jan 4th 2021, 4:13 PM 14,622 Views 9 Comments

Four vans looking to travel to the UK had issues yesterday at Dublin Port.

# uk - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January

Dec 30th 2020, 7:45 PM 49,460 Views 17 Comments

Both variants are feared to be more transmissible, and research is ongoing.

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons
# Brexit
# Brexit

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons

Updated Dec 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 19,160 Views 40 Comments

Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 11pm tomorrow.

Covid-19: UK health service facing 'unsustainable' pressure as ambulances queue outside hospitals
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid-19: UK health service facing 'unsustainable' pressure as ambulances queue outside hospitals

Dec 30th 2020, 9:30 AM 33,180 Views 35 Comments

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to announce more Tier 4 restrictions.

# uk - Monday 28 December, 2020

UK reports record number of new Covid-19 infections as case numbers continue to surge
# New Strain
# New Strain

UK reports record number of new Covid-19 infections as case numbers continue to surge

Dec 28th 2020, 4:31 PM 93,600 Views 31 Comments

A total of 41,385 new cases were recorded today.

# uk - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'

Dec 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,126 Views 30 Comments

The EU and the UK published full 1,246-page text of the treaty yesterday.

# uk - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’
# Port Queues
# Port Queues

Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’

Dec 26th 2020, 2:38 PM 22,186 Views 7 Comments

15,000 lorry drivers have been tested for coronavirus as of noon today.

Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’
# Deal
# Deal

Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’

Dec 26th 2020, 1:31 PM 51,041 Views 18 Comments

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack insists the UK Government has struck a “‘fantastic deal”.

'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published
# Brexit
# Brexit

'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published

Dec 26th 2020, 12:43 PM 33,596 Views 26 Comments

The 1,246-page document waspublished this morning.

# uk - Friday 25 December, 2020

'That approach can't continue forever': Britain travel ban to be replaced by strict health regulations
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

'That approach can't continue forever': Britain travel ban to be replaced by strict health regulations

Dec 25th 2020, 10:54 AM 32,027 Views 26 Comments

The government first introduced a suspension on flights and passenger ferries from Britain last Sunday night for an initial 48-hour period.

# uk - Thursday 24 December, 2020

A look at the detail: What is in the Brexit trade deal?
# And That's A Wrap
# And That's A Wrap

A look at the detail: What is in the Brexit trade deal?

Dec 24th 2020, 8:44 PM 79,901 Views 81 Comments

From what has been published so far, the UK conceded on both fisheries and the level playing field, while the EU conceded on governance.

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK
# A Christmas Miracle
# A Christmas Miracle

Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK

Dec 24th 2020, 2:55 PM 52,509 Views 68 Comments
  • After 24 hours of speculation that there was a deal, the news was confirmed this afternoon.
  • “This agreement will write history,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
  • A Downing Street source said the deal takes the UK out of the “lunar pull of the EU” and the ECJ.
Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog
# Channel Crossing
# Channel Crossing

Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog

Dec 24th 2020, 12:01 PM 25,448 Views 18 Comments

Drivers coming from the UK need to be tested to be allowed into France – causing huge delays despite the borders being opened.

# uk - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement
# Brexciting
# Brexciting

A post-Brexit trade deal looks imminent as speculation mounts about an announcement

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 11:07 PM 35,787 Views 28 Comments

It had been reported that the negotiating teams were pushing to get a deal over the line before Christmas.

Man arrested as stranded lorry drivers clash with police in England
# Kent
# Kent

Man arrested as stranded lorry drivers clash with police in England

Dec 23rd 2020, 2:58 PM 33,563 Views 39 Comments

The British Retail Consortium has warned of possible food shortages until the backlog of more than 5,000 lorries is cleared.

# uk - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 7:41 PM 25,249 Views 23 Comments

The UK government’s chief scientific adviser said cases of the variant strain are appearing “everywhere”.

UK announces 36,804 new Covid cases today - its highest daily increase
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK announces 36,804 new Covid cases today - its highest daily increase

Dec 22nd 2020, 5:28 PM 32,725 Views 14 Comments

It tops the previous daily record of 35,928, which was recorded on Sunday.

Stormont advises against non-essential travel between NI and both Republic and Britain
# New Strain
# New Strain

Stormont advises against non-essential travel between NI and both Republic and Britain

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:56 AM 19,875 Views 33 Comments

People arriving in Northern Ireland will also be advised to self-isolate for 10 days.

# uk - Monday 21 December, 2020

Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will there be a Brexit trade deal before 31 December?

Dec 21st 2020, 9:32 AM 30,943 Views 56 Comments

Another weekend of tense negotiations failed to achieve a breakthrough.

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport
# New Strain
# New Strain

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 9:10 AM 34,879 Views 50 Comments

The Green Party leader also said increased restrictions will come into effect in Ireland “sooner than was originally planned”.

ECDC says there is a lack of evidence on how bad new virus strain is
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

ECDC says there is a lack of evidence on how bad new virus strain is

Dec 21st 2020, 8:18 AM 25,213 Views 16 Comments

The new coronavirus strain is estimated to be 70% more transmissible than previous strains.

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