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# united-kingdom - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Prince Philip admitted to hospital after feeling unwell
# Buckingham Palace
# Buckingham Palace

Prince Philip admitted to hospital after feeling unwell

Feb 17th 2021, 2:24 PM 59,827 Views 47 Comments

He was taken to hospital on the advice of his doctor and a palace statement said it was a “precautionary measure”.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

UK ‘past the peak’ of coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths
# Covid19
# Covid19

UK ‘past the peak’ of coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths

Feb 3rd 2021, 10:47 PM 22,796 Views 14 Comments

But Boris Johnson warned that the level of infection is still ‘forbiddingly high’.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 24 January, 2021

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 48,327 Views 154 Comments

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

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
# Extradition
# Extradition

‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail

Jan 6th 2021, 12:58 PM 10,369 Views 0 Comments

Assange’s partner Stella Moris said she had hoped to be reunited with him after it was ruled he should not be extradited.

# united-kingdom - 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 96,412 Views 87 Comments

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

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK
# Second Vaccine
# Second Vaccine

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK

Dec 30th 2020, 7:09 AM 13,992 Views 26 Comments

The vaccine has been shown to prevent severe disease and stop people contracting Covid-19.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

'Extreme concern': UK reports another record number of new Covid infections
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Extreme concern': UK reports another record number of new Covid infections

Dec 29th 2020, 6:00 PM 52,318 Views 26 Comments

It’s up more than 10,000 on the record set yesterday.

# united-kingdom - Monday 21 December, 2020

Covid-19 in the UK - What do the stats tell us about the current situation?
# Britain
# Britain

Covid-19 in the UK - What do the stats tell us about the current situation?

Dec 21st 2020, 3:15 PM 26,544 Views 15 Comments

The country has seen a new variant of coronavirus spread through parts of London, the south-east and Wales.

New coronavirus strain reported in three European countries, ECDC says

New coronavirus strain reported in three European countries, ECDC says

Dec 21st 2020, 2:51 PM 62,577 Views 42 Comments

A few cases with the new variant have been reported already by Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain

Dec 13th 2020, 8:35 AM 10,541 Views 44 Comments

Boris Johnson is due to speak with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later today.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 10 December, 2020

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal

Dec 10th 2020, 6:59 AM 17,348 Views 20 Comments

It comes amid tense negotiations in Brussels to salvage the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,813 Views 35 Comments

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

# united-kingdom - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead
# Tier System
# Tier System

Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead

Nov 26th 2020, 7:31 PM 19,629 Views 6 Comments

The new restrictions will take effect after 2 December.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 21 November, 2020

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal

Nov 21st 2020, 4:08 PM 33,170 Views 28 Comments

Business groups welcomed the announcement but warned that firms face a ‘cliff edge’ without deals with the EU and other nations.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Car crashing into London police station 'not terror-related', authorities say
# London Crash
# London Crash

Car crashing into London police station 'not terror-related', authorities say

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 7:04 AM 38,612 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Dominic Raab insists UK-US relationship will remain strong whoever is in White House
# Special Relationship
# Special Relationship

Dominic Raab insists UK-US relationship will remain strong whoever is in White House

Nov 4th 2020, 10:45 AM 7,962 Views 5 Comments

The UK Foreign Secretary said he would not ‘sucked in’ to a debate over postal votes after Donald Trump branded the election ‘a fraud’.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party over reaction to anti-Semitism report
# Former Leader
# Former Leader

Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party over reaction to anti-Semitism report

Oct 29th 2020, 1:21 PM 46,011 Views 63 Comments

Corbyn has said he will “strongly contest the political intervention to suspend” him from the party.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 12 September, 2020

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns

Sep 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 39,299 Views 15 Comments

Police in Manchester said they broke up a house party of 30 people in the early hours of today.

# united-kingdom - Monday 3 August, 2020

'Major incident' declared in Manchester over rising Covid-19 rates
# Manchester
# Manchester

'Major incident' declared in Manchester over rising Covid-19 rates

Aug 3rd 2020, 7:55 AM 66,659 Views 33 Comments

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said the decision to declare the incident was about protecting the population by aiming to reduce infection rates.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain

Jul 28th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,367 Views 19 Comments

The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.

# united-kingdom - Monday 27 July, 2020

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England

Jul 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 28,760 Views 16 Comments

Health officials have said there is no evidence pets can transmit the disease to humans.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

China hits out at UK decision to strip Huawei out of 5G networks by 2027
# Technology
# Technology

China hits out at UK decision to strip Huawei out of 5G networks by 2027

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 10:32 PM 32,863 Views 81 Comments

The decision was made at a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by Boris Johnson this morning.

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England

Jul 14th 2020, 7:24 AM 12,738 Views 18 Comments

The order comes into force on 24 July and people who don’t comply could face a fine of up to £100 (€110).

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown
# England
# England

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown

Jun 30th 2020, 8:36 AM 19,972 Views 8 Comments

Non-essential shops will be closed from today as Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks to shift focus to the recovery from the pandemic.

# united-kingdom - Monday 29 June, 2020

Man appears in court accused of stabbing three friends to death in Reading park attack
# Reading
# Reading

Man appears in court accused of stabbing three friends to death in Reading park attack

Jun 29th 2020, 2:48 PM 15,692 Views 0 Comments

Khairi Saadallah (25) is charged with murdering three men in England on 20 June.

# united-kingdom - Monday 15 June, 2020

UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’

Jun 15th 2020, 3:55 PM 11,848 Views 23 Comments

European Council chief Charles Michel said the EU would not be pressured into buying a “pig in a poke”.

# united-kingdom - Monday 8 June, 2020

Two-week quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force
# Self-isolation
# Self-isolation

Two-week quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force

Jun 8th 2020, 7:57 AM 22,252 Views 8 Comments

People who fail to comply could be fined £1,000 (€1,124) in England.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action
# Durham
# Durham

Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action

May 28th 2020, 1:55 PM 14,214 Views 29 Comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he believes his senior aide “behaved reasonably and legally”.

# united-kingdom - Monday 25 May, 2020

Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy
# Durham
# Durham

Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy

May 25th 2020, 7:59 PM 18,507 Views 41 Comments

Johnson also announced that all shops in England will be able to reopen next month if they meet guidelines.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Boris Johnson should have disclosed ‘close association’ with Jennifer Arcuri, but faces no police probe
# Mayor
# Mayor

Boris Johnson should have disclosed ‘close association’ with Jennifer Arcuri, but faces no police probe

May 21st 2020, 1:51 PM 22,077 Views 8 Comments

The IOPC said it ‘would have been wise’ for Johnson to declare this link as a conflict of interest.

# united-kingdom - Monday 30 March, 2020

Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms

Mar 30th 2020, 10:48 AM 55,411 Views 66 Comments

He will be staying in contact with the rest of the Downing Street team during his quarantine period.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

UK's Covid-19 support package includes three-month mortgage freeze and cash grants for small businesses
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

UK's Covid-19 support package includes three-month mortgage freeze and cash grants for small businesses

Mar 17th 2020, 10:55 PM 49,383 Views 66 Comments

The package comes after the public was told to avoid all non-essential contact and travel.

# united-kingdom - Monday 16 March, 2020

Boris Johnson urges British people to avoid social contact and to work from home
# Covid19
# Covid19

Boris Johnson urges British people to avoid social contact and to work from home

Updated Mar 16th 2020, 5:12 PM 70,034 Views 80 Comments

The British prime minister also advised people to stop all non-essential travel.

# united-kingdom - Friday 31 January, 2020

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

Jan 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,821 Views 16 Comments

As the UK prepares to leave the EU tonight, Noelle O Connell explores what practical changes it can expect to see.

# united-kingdom - Monday 27 January, 2020

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson

Jan 27th 2020, 8:11 AM 19,116 Views 56 Comments

The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.

# united-kingdom - Friday 3 January, 2020

UK employment tribunal rules that ethical veganism is a belief protected by law
# Veganuary
# Veganuary

UK employment tribunal rules that ethical veganism is a belief protected by law

Jan 3rd 2020, 11:46 AM 13,786 Views 25 Comments

Jordi Casamitjana said he was sacked by the League Against Cruel Sports after raising concerns that its pension fund was being invested into companies involved in animal testing.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online

Dec 28th 2019, 7:29 PM 20,208 Views 17 Comments

It has been described as a “farcical and inexcusable mistake”.

'Rewarding cruelty and failure': A knighthood for Iain Duncan Smith sparks controversy
# Honours List
# Honours List

'Rewarding cruelty and failure': A knighthood for Iain Duncan Smith sparks controversy

Dec 28th 2019, 12:23 PM 39,080 Views 27 Comments

In Northern Ireland, The Singing Priests – Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan, and David Delargy – were honoured, as was Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Two women killed after 'stabbing' incident in English village
# West Sussex
# West Sussex

Two women killed after 'stabbing' incident in English village

Dec 22nd 2019, 4:14 PM 36,236 Views 0 Comments

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'A dark day': Man who fought off London Bridge terrorist with tusk speaks of attack
# London Bridge
# London Bridge

'A dark day': Man who fought off London Bridge terrorist with tusk speaks of attack

Dec 21st 2019, 9:24 AM 33,688 Views 18 Comments

“I feel we all have a duty to challenge the spread of fear, hatred or intolerance within our communities,” Darryn Frost said.

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