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# 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.

# uk - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
# Hartlepool
# Hartlepool

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

May 6th 2021, 6:15 AM 19,381 Views 22 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

# uk - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

India's Foreign Minister self-isolating at G7 after possible covid exposure
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

India's Foreign Minister self-isolating at G7 after possible covid exposure

May 5th 2021, 1:35 PM 7,274 Views 1 Comment

India is not part of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies but was invited to the talks by Britain.

# uk - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released as UK pays Iran £400m debt - report
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released as UK pays Iran £400m debt - report

May 2nd 2021, 3:26 PM 89,543 Views 45 Comments

Iranian state TV said deals have been reached to release prisoners with Western ties held in Iran.

# uk - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Ryan Giggs appears in court and denies charges of assaulting two women and controlling behaviour
# Manchester
# Manchester

Ryan Giggs appears in court and denies charges of assaulting two women and controlling behaviour

Apr 28th 2021, 11:48 AM 22,529 Views 0 Comments

The 47-year-old appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today.

# uk - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Boris Johnson accused of saying he'd rather let Covid-19 'rip' than impose 'mad' lockdown last year
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

Boris Johnson accused of saying he'd rather let Covid-19 'rip' than impose 'mad' lockdown last year

Apr 27th 2021, 7:04 AM 28,427 Views 54 Comments

It is the latest allegation levelled at the Prime Minister.

# uk - Friday 23 April, 2021

Dominic Cummings hits back at Downing Street sources who blamed him for leaking Dyson texts
# The Battle Of Britain
# The Battle Of Britain

Dominic Cummings hits back at Downing Street sources who blamed him for leaking Dyson texts

Updated Apr 23rd 2021, 6:09 PM 43,202 Views 31 Comments

A series of allegations about Boris Johnson’s handling of leak inquiries, and the Covid-19 crisis, have been made by his former adviser.

# uk - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government
# Tensions
# Tensions

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government

Apr 21st 2021, 10:10 PM 24,149 Views 12 Comments

The former British Army officer has stood down as veterans minister.

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 37,916 Views 113 Comments

As Northern Ireland prepares to mark its centenary the poll found that the majority felt the region would not be part of the UK in 25 years.

# uk - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness

Apr 20th 2021, 6:06 PM 18,039 Views 45 Comments

The British Prime Minister announced an antivirals taskforce that would help identify new medicines to treat Covid-19.

Boris Johnson aims to give Super League 'straight red' ahead of meeting with FA and Premier League
# Super League
# Super League

Boris Johnson aims to give Super League 'straight red' ahead of meeting with FA and Premier League

Apr 20th 2021, 8:02 AM 23,173 Views 50 Comments

Six Premier League clubs faced a backlash over the plans yesterday.

# uk - Friday 16 April, 2021

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

Apr 16th 2021, 7:48 PM 12,214 Views 16 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

Apr 15th 2021, 10:48 PM 45,139 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 Apr 12th 2021, 1:50 PM 38,667 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 23,759 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 38,517 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 29,210 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 163,712 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 17,911 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 11,522 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 16,600 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 18,306 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 10,440 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 16,299 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 31,817 Views 88 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 29,049 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 27,456 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 7,744 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 37,178 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 18,889 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 7,215 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 13,670 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 17,511 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 32,116 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 41,466 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 98,793 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 49,074 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 37,169 Views 88 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 15,329 Views 7 Comments

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