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# uk - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Johnson apologises in Commons after admitting attending No 10 party during lockdown
# Lockdown Party
# Lockdown Party

Johnson apologises in Commons after admitting attending No 10 party during lockdown

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 59,643 Views 55 Comments

The British Prime Minister acknowledged public anger about the situation.

# uk - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Johnson under pressure to quit over ‘bring your own booze’ party during lockdown
# Lockdown Party
# Lockdown Party

Johnson under pressure to quit over ‘bring your own booze’ party during lockdown

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 5:48 PM 49,873 Views 26 Comments

Johnson has sidestepped questions about whether he attended the alleged party in May 2020.

UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm
# Apology
# Apology

UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm

Jan 11th 2022, 10:35 AM 21,335 Views 29 Comments

Other tips included “challenging the kids to a hula hoop competition”, “doing star jumps” and “cleaning the house”.

# uk - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16

Updated Jan 9th 2022, 2:25 PM 68,702 Views 97 Comments

The DUP has welcomed comments by Truss, while the SDLP leader has said that the move would “only make things worse”.

# uk - Saturday 8 January, 2022

Covid-19: 26,122 new confirmed cases, 917 in hospital and 83 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 26,122 new confirmed cases, 917 in hospital and 83 in ICU

Updated Jan 8th 2022, 5:01 PM 101,671 Views 229 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# uk - Friday 7 January, 2022

UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages
# UK
# UK

UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages

Jan 7th 2022, 9:39 AM 11,309 Views 17 Comments

The deployment will include 40 military medics and 160 general duty personnel.

# uk - Monday 3 January, 2022

England's education minister says classes may be merged to allow schools to stay open
# Nadhim Zahawi
# Nadhim Zahawi

England's education minister says classes may be merged to allow schools to stay open

Updated Jan 3rd 2022, 6:32 PM 35,955 Views 26 Comments

The Education Secretary said it was preferable for schools to remain open, even if that meant secondary school students wearing masks.

World powers vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons
# World Powers
# World Powers

World powers vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:51 PM 16,452 Views 26 Comments

China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA released a joint statement.

# uk - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Prince Andrew cannot halt sex assault lawsuit with residency claim, judge says
# Virginia Giuffre
# Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew cannot halt sex assault lawsuit with residency claim, judge says

Jan 1st 2022, 6:40 PM 47,105 Views 0 Comments

Virginia Giuffre says she was abused by the prince on multiple occasions in 2001 while she was being sexually assaulted by financier Jeffrey Epstein.

# uk - Friday 31 December, 2021

UK approves ‘life-saving’ Pfizer antiviral to help at-risk Covid-19 patients
# Treatment
# Treatment

UK approves ‘life-saving’ Pfizer antiviral to help at-risk Covid-19 patients

Dec 31st 2021, 4:10 PM 26,255 Views 38 Comments

Paxlovid can reduce the risks of being admitted to hospital and death in people with mild to moderate infection.

# uk - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Dec 30th 2021, 8:16 PM 15,501 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

France suspends transit ban for Britons living in EU
# France
# France

France suspends transit ban for Britons living in EU

Dec 30th 2021, 4:43 PM 31,598 Views 26 Comments

Under stricter Covid-19 travel rules being applied since December 28, only Britons whose official primary residence is in France were to be allowed in.

# uk - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Afghanistan is 'biggest humanitarian crisis of our time' and West must act, Gordon Brown says
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghanistan is 'biggest humanitarian crisis of our time' and West must act, Gordon Brown says

Dec 29th 2021, 8:57 AM 14,727 Views 16 Comments

The former British PM said more than half of the Afghan population is facing extreme hunger, including a million children who are at risk of starving to death.

# uk - Saturday 25 December, 2021

Arrest of armed man who tried to breach security at British Queen's residence
# Britain
# Britain

Arrest of armed man who tried to breach security at British Queen's residence

Dec 25th 2021, 4:13 PM 38,035 Views 0 Comments

The British Queen is spending Christmas at the castle located in the English area of Berkshire.

# uk - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

UK cuts Covid isolation period to 7 days as Johnson says no more restrictions before Christmas
# Isolation
# Isolation

UK cuts Covid isolation period to 7 days as Johnson says no more restrictions before Christmas

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:06 AM 20,034 Views 12 Comments

The rule change will allow thousands of people to see their families in time for Christmas.

# uk - Monday 20 December, 2021

As new restrictions come into force here, how are other European countries tackling Omicron?
# Lockdowns
# Lockdowns

As new restrictions come into force here, how are other European countries tackling Omicron?

Dec 20th 2021, 12:25 PM 32,995 Views 26 Comments

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned that Omicron could be the dominant Covid-19 variant in Europe by mid-January.

# uk - Saturday 18 December, 2021

'Formidable' civil servant takes over probe into 'endemic' UK Government Christmas parties
# Whitehall
# Whitehall

'Formidable' civil servant takes over probe into 'endemic' UK Government Christmas parties

Dec 18th 2021, 8:08 AM 24,123 Views 15 Comments

The move comes as it was reported Christmas parties were held in Case’s own department last year.

More than half of people in Ireland think less of Britain since Brexit
# Polling
# Polling

More than half of people in Ireland think less of Britain since Brexit

Dec 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 29,173 Views 73 Comments
  • 63% of people say their view of Britain has changed since it left the EU, new polling has found.
  • Of those, 95% say it has changed for the worse, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Green Party and Social Democrat voters are especially likely to say their views on Britain have changed since Brexit.

# uk - Friday 17 December, 2021

Boris Johnson's party loses historically-Tory seat to Liberal Democrats in by-election
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Boris Johnson's party loses historically-Tory seat to Liberal Democrats in by-election

Dec 17th 2021, 7:07 AM 30,445 Views 29 Comments

North Shropshire had returned a Tory MP in every vote since 1983, which was the constituency’s first election in its current form.

# uk - Thursday 16 December, 2021

EU set to move to ensure medicines continue to flow between Britain and Northern Ireland
# European Union
# European Union

EU set to move to ensure medicines continue to flow between Britain and Northern Ireland

Dec 16th 2021, 10:45 PM 8,170 Views 3 Comments

European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic is expected to announce proposed new legislation tomorrow.

Albanian delivery driver admits killing London teacher
# Sabina Nessa
# Sabina Nessa

Albanian delivery driver admits killing London teacher

Dec 16th 2021, 9:17 PM 37,314 Views 0 Comments

However, Koci Selamaj denies murdering the woman.

Boris Johnson faces key by-election triggered by resignation of MP over lobbying scandal
# North Shropshire
# North Shropshire

Boris Johnson faces key by-election triggered by resignation of MP over lobbying scandal

Dec 16th 2021, 7:17 AM 19,349 Views 7 Comments

The constituency is considered ultra-safe for the Tories.

# uk - Monday 13 December, 2021

US diplomat's wife to face UK criminal proceedings over death of Harry Dunn
# UK Courts
# UK Courts

US diplomat's wife to face UK criminal proceedings over death of Harry Dunn

Dec 13th 2021, 7:27 PM 31,087 Views 0 Comments

Anne Sacoolas (44) is charged with causing the teenage motorcyclist’s death by dangerous driving.

# uk - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Johnson warns of Omicron 'tidal wave' in UK
# UK
# UK

Johnson warns of Omicron 'tidal wave' in UK

Updated Dec 12th 2021, 8:07 PM 95,180 Views 50 Comments

Level 4 means the epidemic is “in general circulation, transmission is high and direct Covid-19 pressure on healthcare services is widespread and substantial or rising”.

Omicron could be three times more infectious than previous strains, says UK expert
# Omicron
# Omicron

Omicron could be three times more infectious than previous strains, says UK expert

Dec 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 19,742 Views 36 Comments

Professor Andrew Hayward of the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies said that two doses of the vaccine has relatively little impact on stopping transmission of the new variant.

Boris Johnson accused of ‘culture of disregard’ for Covid rules as Christmas quiz photo emerges
# Last Christmas
# Last Christmas

Boris Johnson accused of ‘culture of disregard’ for Covid rules as Christmas quiz photo emerges

Dec 12th 2021, 7:54 AM 40,466 Views 23 Comments

Downing Street said the Conservative Party leader had ‘briefly’ taken part ‘virtually’ in the quiz.

'There are good and bad days': Are Anglo-Irish relations worse now than during Brexit negotiations?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

'There are good and bad days': Are Anglo-Irish relations worse now than during Brexit negotiations?

Dec 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,664 Views 16 Comments

More direct links with Wales and north England are planned to improve Anglo-Irish ties post-Brexit.

# uk - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Thousands queue to get Banksy t-shirts designed in aid of four defendants
# Edward Colston Statue
# Edward Colston Statue

Thousands queue to get Banksy t-shirts designed in aid of four defendants

Updated Dec 11th 2021, 2:50 PM 53,536 Views 42 Comments

Shops in Bristol were selling shirts for £25 plus VAT in aid of four people facing trial over criminal damage to the Edward Colston statue.

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It won't resolve anything': How likely is a post-Brexit trade war between the UK and the EU?

Dec 11th 2021, 1:00 PM 17,572 Views 11 Comments

There has been talk of a trade war over Article 16 – but could it actually happen?

# uk - Friday 10 December, 2021

Protocol talks to be stepped up before Christmas as agreement still not found
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Protocol talks to be stepped up before Christmas as agreement still not found

Dec 10th 2021, 10:15 PM 10,391 Views 12 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost said ‘intensive talks’ would continue next week.

Boris Johnson under pressure from Christmas party claims as Covid Plan B comes into effect
# London
# London

Boris Johnson under pressure from Christmas party claims as Covid Plan B comes into effect

Dec 10th 2021, 9:03 AM 15,358 Views 11 Comments

A senior Tory MP urged Boris Johnson to “get a grip” on matters.

# uk - Thursday 9 December, 2021

France to ask EU to start ‘litigation proceedings’ if fishing row not resolved
# Brexit
# Brexit

France to ask EU to start ‘litigation proceedings’ if fishing row not resolved

Dec 9th 2021, 10:05 PM 9,480 Views 2 Comments

Tensions are likely to run high as Downing Street says it does not recognise an EU deadline of 10 December.

Ireland to raise concerns over UK plans for non-Irish EU citizens to need visa to cross NI border
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ireland to raise concerns over UK plans for non-Irish EU citizens to need visa to cross NI border

Dec 9th 2021, 3:42 PM 24,477 Views 71 Comments

The Nationality and Borders Bill is currently going through the House of Commons.

# uk - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant
# Plan B
# Plan B

New restrictions announced in England in bid to tackle Omicron variant

Dec 8th 2021, 6:36 PM 38,255 Views 30 Comments

Boris Johnson said it’s clear the new strain is ‘growing much faster’ than Delta.

# uk - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson urged to ‘come clean’ after aides were filmed joking about No 10 Christmas party

Dec 7th 2021, 11:00 PM 39,823 Views 35 Comments

Downing Street has repeatedly denied reports staff had a Christmas party during 2020’s coronavirus lockdown.

# uk - Monday 6 December, 2021

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images
# UK
# UK

Wembley murders officers jailed over ‘shameful’ WhatsApp images

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 5:19 PM 49,260 Views 0 Comments

Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis took photos of the scene they were assigned to guard after sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead.

# uk - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

New travel test rules take effect for inbound passengers to Ireland

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 7:25 PM 57,071 Views 61 Comments

Ireland is exempt from further rules on testing announced yesterday for people travelling to the UK.

# uk - Friday 3 December, 2021

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

Police-recorded LGBT hate crimes in the UK rose sharply after lockdown eased

Dec 3rd 2021, 7:45 AM 8,445 Views 16 Comments

At least 14,670 sexual orientation hate crime offences were recorded from January to August 2021 in the UK.

# uk - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson
# UK
# UK

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson

Dec 2nd 2021, 3:59 PM 19,260 Views 31 Comments

Business minister George Freeman had suggested festive gatherings could depend on how many are attending

# uk - Monday 29 November, 2021

Barbados to become republic and cut ties with British monarchy
# Commonwealth
# Commonwealth

Barbados to become republic and cut ties with British monarchy

Nov 29th 2021, 9:54 AM 53,070 Views 51 Comments

The country is removing Queen Elizabeth as its head of state.