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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 11 July, 2020

# uk - Yesterday’s News

Northern Ireland lifts 14-day quarantine rules for dozens of countries

The British government has published its ‘green list’ of countries that don’t require self-isolation after travelling there.

# uk - Sunday 5 July, 2020

From The42 Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events Rules

Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events

Manchester City are due to host Real Madrid in the Champions League in August.

# uk - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court

The fourth round of Brexit trade talks ended a day early this week.

Pubs and barbers return on England's 'Super Saturday'

A major easing of lockdown measures will see restaurants and cinemas also able to open their doors again in England.

Round 4 of Brexit trade talks: 'Green lane' progress, and a glimpse of the UK's IT system for customs

There was progress both at the negotiation table in Brussels, and from the UK on customs technology.

# uk - Friday 3 July, 2020

'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford accused the UK government of making an announcement and then trying to “work out” what they meant.

# uk - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster'

Today had been the date set for both sides to reach an agreement on fisheries. But of course, more time is needed.

# uk - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Johnson announces plan to deal with 'aftershock' of Covid-19 pandemic

The British Prime Minister promised his response would not be a return to the austerity that followed the financial crisis.

# uk - Monday 29 June, 2020

Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules

The actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher and its executive editor over an April 2018 article which referred to him as a “wife beater”.

Johnson says Covid-19 pandemic has been an ‘absolute nightmare’ for the UK

Leicester recorded 866 new cases of the coronavirus in the last two weeks – leading to speculation the city will be locked down again.

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.

# uk - Friday 26 June, 2020

Boris Johnson warns people ‘taking liberties’ could trigger serious infection spike

Johnson’s comments came after the Health Secretary reminded people the Government has powers to close public spaces such as beaches.

# uk - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

England replaces two-metre social distancing rule with 'one-metre plus'

Pubs will also re-open in England from the start of July.

Britain is a nation that can no longer agree on what ‘Britishness’ means

Peter Flanagan says the UK is having an identity crisis, fuelled by a government that doesn’t listen to science and an education system that ignores its history.

# uk - 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.

# uk - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

New Zealand reports first new Covid-19 cases in 25 days

Both the new patients were recent arrivals from the United Kingdom, the health ministry said.

# uk - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Couple wrongfully arrested over Gatwick Airport drone incident receive €220,000 settlement from police

Paul and Elaine Gait settled their claims against Sussex Police.

# uk - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police

Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.

Winston Churchill's grandson says 'society has lost its compass' after statue defaced this week

The statue was defaced by protesters in the UK capital and has since been boarded up.

People living alone in Northern Ireland can reunite with families today

It means an isolated grandparent will be able to see their grandchildren again, or partners separated by the pandemic can meet up.

Brazil digs up bones to make space in graveyards for Covid-19 victims as death toll hits almost 42,000

The country now has the second highest death toll from Covid-19 behind the United States.

# uk - Friday 12 June, 2020

McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms

The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.

# uk - Thursday 11 June, 2020

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018

More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.

# uk - Monday 8 June, 2020

Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country

The Prime Minister also condemned what he described as “thuggery” during Black Lives Matters protests at the weekend.

# uk - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Tensions flare between mounted police and Black Lives Matter protesters in London

Protests were held in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield and Newcastle today.

# uk - Friday 5 June, 2020

UK human rights watchdog to launch inquiry into racial inequalities surrounding Covid-19

The EHRC said it was a “once in a generation” opportunity to tackle deep-seated inequalities.

# uk - Thursday 4 June, 2020

It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June UK

It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June

Here in Ireland, advice on wearing face coverings on public transport is a guidance, not a rule.

Clashes with police after thousands join Black Lives Matter rally in London

Videos shared on social media showed protesters and police clashing outside Downing Street.

UK warned to brace for 'many job losses' as deaths pass 50,000

Boris Johnson said the UK government will take an ‘interventionist’ approach to support the economy.

# uk - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

UK and China clash as Boris Johnson offers 'route to citizenship' for 3 million Hong Kong residents

The UK offer follows China’s decision to impose a new security law on Hong Kong.

Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates UK

Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates

“It is very, very important that we keep control of this moment,” Star Wars actor John Boyega told the crowd earlier.

# uk - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons

The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.

UK report shows BAME people at higher risk of Covid-19

The study shows that black, Asian and ethnic minority people are at a higher risk of dying from Covid-19

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'

Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.

# uk - Sunday 31 May, 2020

From The42 'Netflix wore off after a few weeks' - Champion jockey Murphy welcomes return of British racing Back In The Saddle

'Netflix wore off after a few weeks' - Champion jockey Murphy welcomes return of British racing

The Kerry native has three rides at Newcastle tomorrow as action gets back underway.

# uk - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Britain facing 'dangerous moment' as scientists join together to highlight 'huge risk' of lockdown easing

The comments came as the UK government confirmed that elite sport events would begin again next week behind closed doors.

# uk - Thursday 28 May, 2020

From The42 European Tour to resume in July with six UK-based tournaments in six weeks Golf

European Tour to resume in July with six UK-based tournaments in six weeks

Beginning with the British Masters, the season will be played behind closed doors and run until December.

# uk - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules' Newsnight This post contains videos

BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules'

The British Prime Minister is standing by his senior aide despite mounting pressure to fire him.

# uk - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

British woman jailed in Iran 'on the cusp of good news' over possible clemency

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport in 2016.

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