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# uk - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

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 35,290 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 28,344 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 25,995 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.
UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU set to sign last minute truce to hold off ‘sausage war’ trade dispute

Jun 30th 2021, 7:01 AM 10,619 Views 19 Comments

The UK and the European Union are set to announce an extension to a grace period.

# uk - Thursday 24 June, 2021

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list

Jun 24th 2021, 10:59 PM 12,631 Views 11 Comments

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries may not have to self-isolate in future.

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says
# Protocol
# Protocol

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says

Jun 24th 2021, 9:24 PM 10,298 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister said he hopes progress will be made in the sausage war trade dispute between the UK and the EU.

UK man tests positive for Covid-19 for 305 days in world's 'longest ever' case of virus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK man tests positive for Covid-19 for 305 days in world's 'longest ever' case of virus

Jun 24th 2021, 2:34 PM 34,988 Views 25 Comments

Dave Smith told reporters that he was ready to die and give up on life.

# uk - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

UK government accused of mixed messaging over allowing 60,000 fans at Wembley
# Euro 2020
# Euro 2020

UK government accused of mixed messaging over allowing 60,000 fans at Wembley

Jun 23rd 2021, 1:29 PM 8,925 Views 5 Comments

All ticket-holders for the matches at Wembley will need to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of two doses of a vaccine.

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals
# Uk Residency
# Uk Residency

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:06 AM 23,476 Views 20 Comments

EU citizens and their families have been asked to apply to the Home Office scheme by 30 June.

# uk - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 5:57 PM 21,212 Views 33 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

# uk - Monday 21 June, 2021

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated
# Back To Normality
# Back To Normality

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated

Jun 21st 2021, 3:33 PM 13,697 Views 9 Comments

Under the plan, the ten day quarantine period could be axed in favour of daily lateral flow tests.

# uk - Friday 18 June, 2021

Tory MP facing trial over alleged sexual assault of teenage boy
# West Yorkshire
# West Yorkshire

Tory MP facing trial over alleged sexual assault of teenage boy

Jun 18th 2021, 5:51 PM 21,727 Views 0 Comments

Imran Ahmad Khan is alleged to have groped the teenager in Staffordshire.

# uk - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world
# Corporation Tax Rate
# Corporation Tax Rate

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world

Jun 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,542 Views 28 Comments

Lorna Bogue says the writing is on the wall for the ‘charade’ that is Ireland as a tax haven.

# uk - Monday 14 June, 2021

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears

Jun 14th 2021, 6:09 PM 46,172 Views 46 Comments

Cases have significantly increased across Great Britain in the last three weeks.

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Jun 14th 2021, 1:05 PM 26,735 Views 50 Comments

The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze
# Fire
# Fire

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze

Jun 14th 2021, 12:45 PM 7,457 Views 0 Comments

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.

# uk - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 43,055 Views 45 Comments

Ministers are considering putting back the final easing of controls in England for four weeks as cases of the Delta variant surge.

# uk - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Biden declares ‘United States is back’ as he urges democracies to stand together
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

Biden declares ‘United States is back’ as he urges democracies to stand together

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 10:52 PM 46,089 Views 63 Comments

Biden and wife Jill are kicking off an eight-day trip to Europe.

UK records highest number of daily coronavirus cases since late February

UK records highest number of daily coronavirus cases since late February

Jun 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 38,643 Views 33 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland has today recorded its lowest daily figures since 14 December.

# uk - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

England may need to delay its roadmap to normality, but only for 'a couple of weeks'
# Freedom Day
# Freedom Day

England may need to delay its roadmap to normality, but only for 'a couple of weeks'

Jun 8th 2021, 3:53 PM 9,543 Views 3 Comments

Of 126 people admitted to hospital with the Indian variant, just three had had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

UK press hypes 'sausage trade war' with EU over Northern Ireland checks on chilled meats
# Do Your Bratwurst
# Do Your Bratwurst

UK press hypes 'sausage trade war' with EU over Northern Ireland checks on chilled meats

Jun 8th 2021, 12:25 PM 19,457 Views 26 Comments

The EU has warned it will “react swiftly” if the UK acts unilaterally again in relation to the NI Protocol.

Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard
# Old Bailey
# Old Bailey

Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard

Jun 8th 2021, 10:21 AM 38,012 Views 0 Comments

Wayne Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard but was not asked to enter a plea to a charge of murder.

# uk - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Zero Covid deaths in the UK for first time in months as British scientists debate their Great Unlock
# No Deaths
# No Deaths

Zero Covid deaths in the UK for first time in months as British scientists debate their Great Unlock

Jun 1st 2021, 7:15 PM 15,347 Views 11 Comments

The last day on which no deaths were reported was July 30.

# uk - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony
# Wedding
# Wedding

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony

May 30th 2021, 7:40 AM 38,096 Views 44 Comments

The wedding was attended by close friends and family at the end of a difficult week in Westminster for the Prime Minister.

# uk - Thursday 27 May, 2021

No human remains found in search for suspected Fred West murder victim
# Serial Killer
# Serial Killer

No human remains found in search for suspected Fred West murder victim

May 27th 2021, 12:23 PM 7,781 Views 2 Comments

Police received information that Mary Bastholm, 15, could have been buried in the cellar of the cafe.

# uk - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Irish people's trust in British government down at 12% amid Brexit 'adventure'
# Everybody Needs Good Neighbours
# Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

Irish people's trust in British government down at 12% amid Brexit 'adventure'

May 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,778 Views 33 Comments

This makes more distrusted than the US government or the European Commission.

# uk - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant

May 23rd 2021, 7:27 AM 44,138 Views 55 Comments

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs have been found to be highly effective against the B1617.2 strain.

# uk - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'

May 22nd 2021, 11:48 PM 83,378 Views 140 Comments

After a gap last year, the contest was held in front of a live crowd of 3,500 in Rotterdam.

# uk - Monday 17 May, 2021

Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'
# B1617.2
# B1617.2

Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'

May 17th 2021, 10:44 PM 34,366 Views 39 Comments

Early indications are that the variant is even more transmissible than the B117 strain.

# uk - Sunday 16 May, 2021

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says

May 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 18,627 Views 22 Comments

The British Health Secretary said it is “appropriate” to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.

# uk - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson to discuss Northern Ireland and the Covid-19 response
# Chequers
# Chequers

Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson to discuss Northern Ireland and the Covid-19 response

May 13th 2021, 4:54 PM 8,401 Views 17 Comments

The two leaders are expected to discuss recent unrest in Northern Ireland.

Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants
# EMERGENCY MEETING
# EMERGENCY MEETING

Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants

May 13th 2021, 7:24 AM 28,068 Views 21 Comments

Boris Johnson has said there is ‘increasing concern’ in the UK about the variant first identified in India.

# uk - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

May 12th 2021, 10:44 PM 11,074 Views 14 Comments

The inquiry will begin in spring 2022.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

May 12th 2021, 7:01 AM 32,502 Views 15 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

# uk - Monday 10 May, 2021

Union slams UK company after email promising workers a bonus was actually a cybersecurity test
# West Midlands Trains
# West Midlands Trains

Union slams UK company after email promising workers a bonus was actually a cybersecurity test

May 10th 2021, 7:29 PM 24,869 Views 19 Comments

West Midlands Trains has been accused of “totally crass and reprehensible behaviour”.

# uk - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Johnson invites UK's devolved leaders to summit after local election results
# UNION SUMMIT
# UNION SUMMIT

Johnson invites UK's devolved leaders to summit after local election results

May 9th 2021, 8:16 AM 19,060 Views 16 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon said a Scottish independence referendum was the “will of the country”.

# uk - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Sturgeon tells Johnson not to block Indyref2 after 'emphatic' SNP election win
# Indyref 2
# Indyref 2

Sturgeon tells Johnson not to block Indyref2 after 'emphatic' SNP election win

Updated May 8th 2021, 7:03 PM 47,820 Views 84 Comments

The SNP failed to secure an overall majority, but the Greens’ success could lead to a majority among pro-independence parties.

# uk - Friday 7 May, 2021

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years
# Jill Mortimer
# Jill Mortimer

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years

May 7th 2021, 7:18 AM 17,305 Views 40 Comments

The defeat will be a blow to Keir Starmer’s leadership of Labour.