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# uk - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Prince Andrew acknowledges court papers over sex assault claims
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Prince Andrew acknowledges court papers over sex assault claims

Sep 28th 2021, 9:39 PM 26,940 Views 0 Comments

He has been accused of sexually assaulting a then 17-year-old girl.

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find
# UK
# UK

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find

Sep 28th 2021, 3:34 PM 19,983 Views 26 Comments

Levels of MDMA and cocaine in the water were so high it could be harming wildlife further downstream, the study found.

Calls to prioritise key workers in UK fuel crisis
# Fuel Supply
# Fuel Supply

Calls to prioritise key workers in UK fuel crisis

Sep 28th 2021, 2:01 PM 8,553 Views 15 Comments

Fuel shortages at filling stations are now having a knock-on effect across several sectors.

Takeaway driver will deny murder of teacher Sabina Nessa, court told
# London
# London

Takeaway driver will deny murder of teacher Sabina Nessa, court told

Sep 28th 2021, 1:35 PM 12,012 Views 0 Comments

Koci Selamaj appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court today.

# uk - Sunday 26 September, 2021

UK police arrest man on suspicion of murder of teacher Sabina Nessa
# South East London
# South East London

UK police arrest man on suspicion of murder of teacher Sabina Nessa

Sep 26th 2021, 11:55 AM 14,898 Views 4 Comments

The 38-year-old man was detained in the early hours of this morning.

# uk - Thursday 23 September, 2021

UK police believe 28-year-old teacher was murdered as she took five-minute walk to meet friend
# Sabina Nessa
# Sabina Nessa

UK police believe 28-year-old teacher was murdered as she took five-minute walk to meet friend

Sep 23rd 2021, 11:28 AM 37,766 Views 9 Comments

Sabina Nessa’s body was discovered in London on Saturday.

# uk - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Harry Dunn's family reach deal with alleged killer as UK vows to return woman to 'face justice'
# Civil Claim
# Civil Claim

Harry Dunn's family reach deal with alleged killer as UK vows to return woman to 'face justice'

Sep 21st 2021, 5:35 PM 22,663 Views 12 Comments

The agreement means the teenager’s family will now focus on the potential criminal case facing Anne Sacoolas.

# uk - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Liz Truss becomes UK Foreign Secretary as Williamson sacked and Raab demoted
# In Liz We Truss
# In Liz We Truss

Liz Truss becomes UK Foreign Secretary as Williamson sacked and Raab demoted

Sep 15th 2021, 9:03 PM 24,791 Views 9 Comments

Nadhim Zahawi has been promoted to Education Secretary.

# uk - Monday 13 September, 2021

Boris Johnson ‘dead set’ on avoiding future lockdowns in new Covid plan
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Boris Johnson ‘dead set’ on avoiding future lockdowns in new Covid plan

Sep 13th 2021, 7:16 AM 26,913 Views 33 Comments

He is to due to set out his plan to get England through coronavirus over the autumn and winter.

# uk - Sunday 12 September, 2021

UK scraps plans to introduce vaccine passports for crowded events
# Crowded House
# Crowded House

UK scraps plans to introduce vaccine passports for crowded events

Sep 12th 2021, 11:50 AM 17,334 Views 30 Comments

Plans had been announced that people would have to show proof they have had two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in order to gain entry to clubs and other large-scale events in England.

# uk - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Lawyers representing Virginia Giuffre claim Prince Andrew has been served legal papers
# UK
# UK

Lawyers representing Virginia Giuffre claim Prince Andrew has been served legal papers

Sep 11th 2021, 7:40 AM 23,643 Views 0 Comments

Documents state a civil lawsuit was handed to a Metropolitan Police officer who was on duty in Windsor.

# uk - Friday 10 September, 2021

UK University apologises for examiner’s comments about student’s ‘short skirt’
# UK
# UK

UK University apologises for examiner’s comments about student’s ‘short skirt’

Sep 10th 2021, 5:14 PM 31,010 Views 16 Comments

The incident first emerged in June during a role play examination.

# uk - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

British government thought Kabul was 'unlikely' to fall to Taliban in 2021
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

British government thought Kabul was 'unlikely' to fall to Taliban in 2021

Sep 1st 2021, 3:09 PM 8,441 Views 25 Comments

The UK Foreign Minister is being questioned by a House of Commons committee on the country’s handling of the crisis.

# uk - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Final dedicated evacuation flight to UK departs Kabul as troops set to leave
# Kabul
# Kabul

Final dedicated evacuation flight to UK departs Kabul as troops set to leave

Aug 28th 2021, 7:01 PM 19,050 Views 7 Comments

Any further flights from Kabul would be a mix of both evacuees and UK troops and diplomatic staff.

# uk - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Watchdog slams English police for overusing Taser on black people
# Taser Use
# Taser Use

Watchdog slams English police for overusing Taser on black people

Aug 25th 2021, 9:25 PM 15,495 Views 30 Comments

The report was based on 101 independent probes of incidents involving Tasers carried out between 2015 and 2020.

From full steam ahead to cancelled: How are other countries handling concerts and festivals?
# Strike The Right Note
# Strike The Right Note

From full steam ahead to cancelled: How are other countries handling concerts and festivals?

Aug 25th 2021, 4:44 PM 16,863 Views 20 Comments

Pressure is mounting on the government to review the restrictions on live music events in Ireland.

# uk - Sunday 22 August, 2021

UK-wide antibody testing programme to be launched for Covid positive people
# Antibody Testing
# Antibody Testing

UK-wide antibody testing programme to be launched for Covid positive people

Aug 22nd 2021, 10:21 AM 16,274 Views 15 Comments

The programme will get underway in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

# uk - Friday 20 August, 2021

Boris Johnson insists he has confidence in Dominic Raab over Afghanistan
# RAAB
# RAAB

Boris Johnson insists he has confidence in Dominic Raab over Afghanistan

Updated Aug 20th 2021, 6:10 PM 32,833 Views 30 Comments

Raab has come under increasing pressure to resign after it was revealed he was on holiday as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

Inquest jury finds 2020 London knife attack could potentially have been prevented
# Terror Attack
# Terror Attack

Inquest jury finds 2020 London knife attack could potentially have been prevented

Aug 20th 2021, 3:08 PM 8,244 Views 0 Comments

It said Sudesh Amman, who was shot dead by armed police, could have been recalled to prison prior to his attack.

# uk - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Plymouth gunman shot five people after arguing with mother, inquest told
# Jake Davison
# Jake Davison

Plymouth gunman shot five people after arguing with mother, inquest told

Aug 19th 2021, 4:23 PM 31,839 Views 0 Comments

Jake Davison, 22, turned his gun on himself after his 12-minute rampage.

# uk - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul

Updated Aug 14th 2021, 6:29 PM 44,411 Views 68 Comments

It comes as the Taliban close in on Kabul after seizing a series of provincial capitals in its advance across the country.

Street artist Banksy confirms he was behind new artwork in Suffolk and Norfolk
# Banksy
# Banksy

Street artist Banksy confirms he was behind new artwork in Suffolk and Norfolk

Aug 14th 2021, 12:17 PM 40,225 Views 18 Comments

The elusive artist posted a video to his Instagram depicting him creating the works in various locations.

# uk - Friday 13 August, 2021

Plymouth gunman killed five, including three-year-old girl, before shooting himself
# UK
# UK

Plymouth gunman killed five, including three-year-old girl, before shooting himself

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 2:58 PM 58,727 Views 27 Comments

Detectives have identified ‘no motive’ for the mass shooting by Jake Davison in Plymouth.

# uk - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Appeal against decision not to extradite Julian Assange reaches UK High Court
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Appeal against decision not to extradite Julian Assange reaches UK High Court

Aug 11th 2021, 7:16 AM 12,276 Views 9 Comments

Assange has been held in Belmarsh Prison since 2019.

# uk - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

London's Tower Bridge reopens to traffic after being stuck due to technical fault
# London
# London

London's Tower Bridge reopens to traffic after being stuck due to technical fault

Aug 10th 2021, 7:14 AM 11,516 Views 15 Comments

The bridge was stuck open, leaving pedestrians and cars unable to cross.

# uk - Friday 30 July, 2021

‘Brighton cat killer’ jailed for ‘cruel’ string of attacks on pets
# UK
# UK

‘Brighton cat killer’ jailed for ‘cruel’ string of attacks on pets

Jul 30th 2021, 9:30 PM 38,957 Views 77 Comments

Steve Bouquet attacked 16 cats in the English city between October 2018 and June 2019.

# uk - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Over £200k donated to RNLI in 24 hours after criticism for rescuing migrants in English Channel
# UK
# UK

Over £200k donated to RNLI in 24 hours after criticism for rescuing migrants in English Channel

Jul 29th 2021, 5:45 PM 28,533 Views 33 Comments

The number of people seeking to volunteer with the charity also increased, while some people withdrew their financial support.

# uk - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour

Jul 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 33,547 Views 54 Comments

The UK Prime Minister set out elements of his Government’s Beating Crime Plan, including the wider use of Stop and Search powers.

# uk - Saturday 24 July, 2021

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK
# Live Music
# Live Music

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK

Jul 24th 2021, 2:41 PM 29,138 Views 37 Comments

40,000 people are in attendance this weekend.

# uk - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 1:46 PM 21,892 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission President said the EU and UK must jointly work to ensure stability in the North.

# uk - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

UK could ban wolf whistling as part of new laws against street harassment
# Street Harassment
# Street Harassment

UK could ban wolf whistling as part of new laws against street harassment

Jul 21st 2021, 12:47 PM 10,742 Views 52 Comments

The UK Government strategy is set to be announced later today.

# uk - Monday 19 July, 2021

Anti-lockdown protests held in London hours after final Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England
# Freedom Day
# Freedom Day

Anti-lockdown protests held in London hours after final Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 8:45 PM 62,618 Views 67 Comments

Protesters chanted ‘shame on police’ and ‘arrest Boris Johnson’ as they gathered in London today.

# uk - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Investigators in England raid two homes over leaking of Matt Hancock CCTV
# Matt Hancock
# Matt Hancock

Investigators in England raid two homes over leaking of Matt Hancock CCTV

Jul 15th 2021, 4:32 PM 20,140 Views 3 Comments

Hancock resigned from the Cabinet after footage showed him kissing an aide in his departmental office.

# uk - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Repaired Rashford mural ‘now a symbol of love and solidarity’
# Racism
# Racism

Repaired Rashford mural ‘now a symbol of love and solidarity’

Jul 13th 2021, 2:46 PM 27,390 Views 36 Comments

The wall art was defaced with racist slogans after England’s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.

Child killer Colin Pitchfork to be released from prison in UK
# Killer
# Killer

Child killer Colin Pitchfork to be released from prison in UK

Jul 13th 2021, 1:34 PM 34,029 Views 33 Comments

The UK Parole Board has rejected a challenge to its decision to free Pitchfork.

Flash floods cause chaos as London receives a month's worth of rain in one day
# London
# London

Flash floods cause chaos as London receives a month's worth of rain in one day

Jul 13th 2021, 11:43 AM 35,288 Views 13 Comments

Photos posted on social media show cars submerged on flooded roads.

# uk - Monday 12 July, 2021

Johnson stresses ‘pandemic is not over’ as he confirms 19 July lockdown easing in England
# Freedom Day
# Freedom Day

Johnson stresses ‘pandemic is not over’ as he confirms 19 July lockdown easing in England

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 6:52 PM 25,663 Views 79 Comments

The British Government will continue to encourage the use of face masks and domestic vaccine passports.

# uk - Friday 9 July, 2021

What does data show about England's third wave, as it prepares to 'unlock' in 10 days?
# Quick Maths
# Quick Maths

What does data show about England's third wave, as it prepares to 'unlock' in 10 days?

Jul 9th 2021, 3:25 PM 28,342 Views 41 Comments

Case rates are rising sharply, including among children, but the number of deaths remains at a low level.

# uk - Monday 5 July, 2021

England set to lift mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing rules
# Freedom Day
# Freedom Day

England set to lift mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing rules

Jul 5th 2021, 5:32 PM 25,990 Views 85 Comments

Boris Johnson said today that Step 4 will proceed, but it is yet to be confirmed whether it will still happen on 19 July.

# uk - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Sausage wars: EU and UK agree to extension of chilled meats grace period
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Sausage wars: EU and UK agree to extension of chilled meats grace period

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 5:05 PM 10,233 Views 12 Comments
  • Along with the chilled meat extension, other important changes to the Protocol were announced today by the European Commission.
  • This includes allowing for the movement of medicines, guide dogs, car insurance and livestock from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.