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# uk - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Cases of 'long Covid' in UK could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns
# Stuck With Symptoms
# Stuck With Symptoms

Cases of 'long Covid' in UK could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns

Feb 13th 2021, 12:55 PM 28,570 Views 25 Comments

Some people are still reporting significant symptoms several months after infection.

# uk - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel
# International Travel
# International Travel

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 6:08 PM 51,084 Views 48 Comments

He said there seems to be an “openness” to talking about the two islands working together.

# uk - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Johnson warned that ICUs in the UK 'still in the thick of it' as pressure grows over easing restrictions
# The Way Forward
# The Way Forward

Johnson warned that ICUs in the UK 'still in the thick of it' as pressure grows over easing restrictions

Feb 6th 2021, 2:40 PM 16,704 Views 9 Comments

Reports in the UK are suggesting pubs could re-open in April but not be permitted to sell alcohol.

# uk - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 34,609 Views 39 Comments
  • UK minister Michael Gove has asked the EU for a Northern Ireland transition period until 2023.
  • Simon Coveney conceded that some of the ways the Protocol is being implemented is causing problems.
  • SDLP MLA Colin McGrath said that there is a danger of any problem in Northern Ireland becoming a "green or orange" issue.

# uk - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,713 Views 11 Comments

Mobile testing units and home testing kits will be deployed across eight communities in England.

# uk - Monday 1 February, 2021

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
# Article 16
# Article 16

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 25,255 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

# uk - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc
# UK
# UK

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc

Jan 31st 2021, 3:57 PM 33,167 Views 94 Comments

Negotiations between the UK and the bloc are expected to start this year.

Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal
# Diplomatic Immunity
# Diplomatic Immunity

Harry Dunn suspect ‘willing to discuss resolution’ despite extradition refusal

Jan 31st 2021, 3:16 PM 30,557 Views 0 Comments

Anne Sacoolas’ lawyers said she would like “nothing more than to find a path forward”.

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,677 Views 89 Comments

Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move

Jan 31st 2021, 9:34 AM 38,155 Views 60 Comments

The bloc backtracked on the move, imposed unilaterally as it faces shortfalls on vaccine supplies.

# uk - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’

Jan 28th 2021, 8:58 AM 46,342 Views 34 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.

# uk - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,739 Views 105 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths

Jan 27th 2021, 7:08 AM 27,871 Views 26 Comments

The UK Prime Minister offered his “deepest condolences” to those whose relatives have died from Covid-19.

# uk - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants

Jan 26th 2021, 10:00 AM 16,824 Views 25 Comments

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said an announcement on the plans will be made later today.

# uk - Monday 25 January, 2021

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court
# UK
# UK

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 2:12 PM 15,005 Views 0 Comments

The bronze memorial was dumped into Bristol Harbour before being retrieved by the council.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,703 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

# uk - Sunday 24 January, 2021

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson
# Say Hi
# Say Hi

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson

Jan 24th 2021, 11:54 AM 32,257 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson is believed to be the first European leader to have spoken to the new president.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,738 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

# uk - Saturday 23 January, 2021

UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses
# Covid-19 Vaccine
# Covid-19 Vaccine

UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses

Jan 23rd 2021, 3:53 PM 19,242 Views 27 Comments

The British Medical Association said extending the gap between the first and second Pfizer vaccine doses is not justified by the science.

# uk - Friday 22 January, 2021

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough
# B117
# B117

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:41 PM 16,022 Views 11 Comments

B117 emerged in the the south east of the country last September.

UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:51 AM 26,906 Views 43 Comments

The plan has been prompted by polling that indicates only 17% of people with symptoms are coming forward for testing.

# uk - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Jan 20th 2021, 8:48 AM 11,170 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

Jan 20th 2021, 7:43 AM 15,734 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

# uk - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins
# Daily Mail
# Daily Mail

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins

Jan 19th 2021, 10:44 PM 43,756 Views 0 Comments

The duchess is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline.

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system

Jan 19th 2021, 6:37 PM 15,270 Views 34 Comments

Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK
# Warnings
# Warnings

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK

Jan 19th 2021, 9:48 AM 117,831 Views 24 Comments

More than 100 flood warnings and alerts have been issued in England.

# uk - Sunday 17 January, 2021

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context
# Frozen In Time
# Frozen In Time

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context

Jan 17th 2021, 11:47 AM 16,942 Views 30 Comments

His comments follow the dumping of a statue into Bristol Harbour by protestors last year.

# uk - Friday 15 January, 2021

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
# New Measures
# New Measures

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge

Jan 15th 2021, 5:46 PM 26,391 Views 25 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.

Covid-19: UK bans passengers from South America amid concerns over new Brazilian variant
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: UK bans passengers from South America amid concerns over new Brazilian variant

Jan 15th 2021, 7:20 AM 21,216 Views 25 Comments

The ban also covers Panama, Portugal and Cape Verde.

# uk - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

UK discloses record number of deaths as NHS risks being 'overwhelmed'
# Grim Record
# Grim Record

UK discloses record number of deaths as NHS risks being 'overwhelmed'

Jan 13th 2021, 5:19 PM 41,448 Views 14 Comments

Boris Johnson said NHS staff were being placed under colossal strain by the pandemic.

# uk - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors
# Batch-stop
# Batch-stop

Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors

Jan 12th 2021, 9:42 AM 99,972 Views 151 Comments

One driver asked if a border guard could “take off the meat and you leave me the bread”.

# uk - Monday 11 January, 2021

Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs

Jan 11th 2021, 1:08 PM 15,637 Views 47 Comments

Seven mass vaccination centres opened across England today.

# uk - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk
# Covid Lockdown
# Covid Lockdown

Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk

Jan 10th 2021, 3:02 PM 51,761 Views 53 Comments

“I’m absolutely going to back the police because the challenge here is that every flex can be fatal,” the UK Health Secretary said.

Brexit deal's 'rules of origin' spark trade confusion
# DUTIES
# DUTIES

Brexit deal's 'rules of origin' spark trade confusion

Jan 10th 2021, 12:50 PM 48,668 Views 45 Comments

The rules determine whether an export is considered British or not.

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response

Jan 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 94,756 Views 69 Comments

The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.

# uk - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?

Jan 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 38,071 Views 114 Comments

In the wake of Brexit, as some debate continues about a united Ireland in the future, Dr Thamil Ananthavinayagan looks at the reunification of Germany and the lessons it can provide.

# uk - Friday 8 January, 2021

Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’

Jan 8th 2021, 5:03 PM 21,397 Views 85 Comments

Former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett made the prediction as peers debated the agreement between the UK and EU.

People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt
# Common Travel Area
# Common Travel Area

People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt

Jan 8th 2021, 9:58 AM 26,649 Views 14 Comments

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the move was designed to prevent new variants of the disease coming into the UK.

# uk - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 9:01 PM 96,784 Views 86 Comments

The travel ban from Britain is set to be lifted at midnight on Friday.

# uk - Monday 4 January, 2021

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England

Jan 4th 2021, 8:06 PM 95,931 Views 71 Comments

The British Prime Minister made the announcement in a televised address setting out new emergency measures.