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# britain - Monday 29 November, 2021

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’

Mon 9:30 PM 13,129 Views 21 Comments

Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.

# britain - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Boris Johnson asks France to take back all migrants who crossed Channel
# English Channel
# English Channel

Boris Johnson asks France to take back all migrants who crossed Channel

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 10:40 PM 49,548 Views 53 Comments

Seven women, 17 men, and three minors died when the inflatable boat lost air and took on water off the northern port of Calais.

# britain - Monday 18 October, 2021

Man who organised Emiliano Sala air crash flight to stand trial today
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

Man who organised Emiliano Sala air crash flight to stand trial today

Oct 18th 2021, 6:58 AM 29,675 Views 0 Comments

David Henderson, 66, arranged the flight in January 2019 which crashed killing footballer Sala and the pilot, Dave Ibbotson.

# britain - Friday 8 October, 2021

The Explainer: How is post-Brexit Britain handling migration?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How is post-Brexit Britain handling migration?

Oct 8th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,609 Views 3 Comments

We look at migration, visas for EU workers and potential impacts on supply chains.

# britain - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Police officer killed Sarah Everard after making ‘false arrest’, court told
# London
# London

Police officer killed Sarah Everard after making ‘false arrest’, court told

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 12:22 PM 38,869 Views 0 Comments

Wayne Couzens was a serving Pc with the Metropolitan Police when he murdered Sarah Everard.

# britain - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Man charged with murder of mother and three children in Derbyshire
# England
# England

Man charged with murder of mother and three children in Derbyshire

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:03 AM 21,711 Views 0 Comments

Damien Bendall was charged with four counts of murder on Tuesday.

# britain - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Australia announces plans to build nuclear-powered subs as part of pact with US and Britain
# Security Pact
# Security Pact

Australia announces plans to build nuclear-powered subs as part of pact with US and Britain

Sep 16th 2021, 7:46 AM 15,603 Views 36 Comments

The submarines are not intended however to carry nuclear weapons.

# britain - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Seven jailed for life over murder of law student in bungled drive-by shooting
# Britain
# Britain

Seven jailed for life over murder of law student in bungled drive-by shooting

Aug 5th 2021, 7:02 PM 19,326 Views 11 Comments

Aya Hachem was an innocent passer-by during the shooting in Blackburn, Lancashire.

# britain - Monday 12 July, 2021

Police surprised by Euro 2020 final security breach at Wembley
# London
# London

Police surprised by Euro 2020 final security breach at Wembley

Jul 12th 2021, 7:36 PM 43,440 Views 35 Comments

Footage posted on social media showed people forcing their way through barriers and a line of security staff.

# britain - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

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.

# britain - Monday 28 June, 2021

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

EU ‘would consider bold steps’ to reduce Irish Sea border checks to minimum

Jun 28th 2021, 3:05 PM 16,101 Views 33 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said the EU is willing to accommodate permanent flexibilities to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# britain - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'
# One Nation One Britain
# One Nation One Britain

'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'

Jun 23rd 2021, 3:06 PM 23,069 Views 36 Comments

One Britain One Nation Day is due to be celebrated in schools on Friday.

Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims
# Black Sea
# Black Sea

Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims

Jun 23rd 2021, 1:12 PM 18,398 Views 50 Comments

The incident took place in Cape Fiolent off the coast of Crimea.

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.

# britain - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Over 10,000 daily Covid cases recorded in UK for first time in four months
# Rising Figures
# Rising Figures

Over 10,000 daily Covid cases recorded in UK for first time in four months

Jun 17th 2021, 5:04 PM 17,516 Views 29 Comments

The death rate remains low, however, with 19 fatalities recorded today.

# britain - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland
# Delta Concerns
# Delta Concerns

Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Updated Jun 13th 2021, 1:23 PM 85,076 Views 74 Comments

Simon Coveney said it could include longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

# britain - Saturday 5 June, 2021

English exit from lockdown reportedly to be delayed by two weeks as Covid cases surge
# England
# England

English exit from lockdown reportedly to be delayed by two weeks as Covid cases surge

Jun 5th 2021, 7:54 AM 46,787 Views 48 Comments

Social distancing and mask wearing could be set to remain in place until 5 July, according to multiple reports.

# britain - Sunday 30 May, 2021

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says

May 30th 2021, 10:51 AM 17,073 Views 29 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.

# britain - 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.

# britain - Monday 12 April, 2021

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row
# Greensill Capital
# Greensill Capital

Boris Johnson launches independent review amid David Cameron lobbying row

Apr 12th 2021, 2:16 PM 13,327 Views 5 Comments

The probe will examine how government contracts were secured by Greensill Capital.

# britain - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

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.

# britain - 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.

# britain - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,638 Views 79 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# britain - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s
# Highly Effective
# Highly Effective

Study in Britain finds vaccines more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:50 AM 11,872 Views 29 Comments

The results of the study, which analysed both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, was hailed as “extremely good news” yesterday.

# britain - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'The end is in sight': UK papers rejoice after Boris Johnson outlines roadmap out of lockdown
# The Papers
# The Papers

'The end is in sight': UK papers rejoice after Boris Johnson outlines roadmap out of lockdown

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:51 AM 28,772 Views 85 Comments

While there was a general welcome, there was some criticism of how long it will take.

# britain - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
# Scam
# Scam

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars

Feb 10th 2021, 11:53 AM 12,619 Views 0 Comments

The suspects used a SIM-swapping scam to take control of the wealthy targets’ mobile phones and steal cash, bitcoin and personal data.

# britain - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'
# New Strain
# New Strain

People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:41 AM 60,368 Views 62 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said NPHET will “be looking at enhanced surveillance of these passengers coming in”.

# britain - 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 26,617 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 62,752 Views 42 Comments

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

# britain - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Here's the advice so far for those who were due to travel from Britain to Ireland
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Here's the advice so far for those who were due to travel from Britain to Ireland

Dec 20th 2020, 6:38 PM 81,847 Views 30 Comments

New restrictions will come into effect at midnight and will remain in place for an initial period of 48 hours before being reviewed.

# britain - Saturday 12 December, 2020

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas
# Christmas
# Christmas

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 2:43 PM 16,785 Views 19 Comments

The idea to close schools early for Christmas was also raised in Ireland in recent weeks.

# britain - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Graham Norton ranks as third-highest earning BBC presenter
# TV And Radio
# TV And Radio

Graham Norton ranks as third-highest earning BBC presenter

Sep 15th 2020, 3:42 PM 38,909 Views 38 Comments

The BBC revealed its list of 10 highest earning presenters.

# britain - Monday 14 September, 2020

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
# Internal Markets Bill
# Internal Markets Bill

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 10:49 PM 54,402 Views 65 Comments

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

# britain - 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 39,310 Views 15 Comments

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

# britain - Friday 11 September, 2020

Coronavirus cases rise across UK as R number creeps above 1
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Coronavirus cases rise across UK as R number creeps above 1

Sep 11th 2020, 9:50 PM 22,582 Views 18 Comments

According to government advisers, the last time R was above 1 in the UK was in early March.

# britain - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics
# Ruling The Airwaves
# Ruling The Airwaves

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:08 PM 31,397 Views 54 Comments

The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”

# britain - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June

Aug 12th 2020, 7:55 AM 20,062 Views 32 Comments

The recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic led to the biggest fall in quarterly GDP on record.

# britain - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds
# London
# London

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds

Aug 5th 2020, 7:42 AM 22,560 Views 7 Comments

The Government was also criticised for treating children ‘as an afterthought’ during the pandemic.

# britain - 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 16,499 Views 19 Comments

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

# britain - Friday 17 July, 2020

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney
# Travel
# Travel

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

Jul 17th 2020, 12:32 PM 49,855 Views 79 Comments

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

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