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#Britain

# britain - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'

Britain’s Foreign Secretary said “a whole new web of bureaucracy” could be created.

# britain - Friday 4 May, 2018

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport

Each box only had room for four crocodiles but 10 had been packed into each one.

# britain - Friday 20 April, 2018

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says

Two proposals put forward by Theresa May’s government were roundly rejected, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

# britain - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Nerve agent used in Salisbury attack delivered in 'liquid form', UK government says

Work to decontaminate sites in Salisbury affected by the nerve agent begin today.

# britain - Monday 16 April, 2018

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment

Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.

# britain - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria Attack This post contains videos

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria

In address to the American nation, President Trump announced that the US and its allies had launched precision attacks against the Syrian regime led by Bashar al-Assad.

# britain - Friday 13 April, 2018

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack

The Russian Military says it has proof that the attack was staged on orders from London.

# britain - Thursday 12 April, 2018

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

# britain - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Ex-Russian spy's daughter Yulia Skripal released from the hospital after nerve agent attack

“This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone.”

# britain - Friday 6 April, 2018

Niece of Russian nerve gas victim refused entry to UK

Viktoria Skripal was denied “on the grounds that her application did not comply with the immigration rules”.

Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'

Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

# britain - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'

Yury Filatov said he is still optimistic about Ireland’s future relationship with Russia.

UK Labour anti-Semitism row: Jeremy Corbyn in spotlight after attending radical Jewish event

Allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour party have grown since Corbyn was elected leader in 2015.

# britain - Saturday 31 March, 2018

British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears

Britain said it conducts routine checks on aircraft to protect the UK from organised crime.

# britain - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Theresa May to tour UK today to mark one-year countdown to Brexit

She is set to visit Northern Ireland for lunch before returning to London later this evening.

# britain - Sunday 25 March, 2018

First direct Australia-Europe scheduled flight touches down in Heathrow after 17 hours

Qantas’ 14,498km journey from Perth to London is the world’s third-longest passenger flight.

# britain - Saturday 24 March, 2018

How Ireland lost 25 minutes because of a British law passed after the 1916 Rising

Ireland had Dublin Mean Time that was separate to Greenwich Mean Time until 1 October 1916.

# britain - Friday 23 March, 2018

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks

However, the major issue of the Irish border still remains unresolved.

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack

Some states are also now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats.

# britain - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Policeman injured in UK nerve agent attack leaves hospital

A judge today ruled that blood samples from former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who have been left in a coma following the attack, can be released for testing.

# britain - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving

The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.

# britain - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Spy poisoning in Britain: Who stands to gain?

Sergei Skripal, 66 moved to Britain in a 2010 spy swap.

# britain - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border' Brexit This post contains videos

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'

The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.

Britain First leader and deputy leader jailed for religiously aggravated harassment

The group’s tweets had been retweeted by Donald Trump.

# britain - Monday 5 March, 2018

Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after exposure to 'unknown substance' in England - UK media

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s, were found unconscious on a bench in The Maltings in Salisbury yesterday.

# britain - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists

Niall Gibbons said there needs to be more of a focus on outdoor activities for visitors.

# britain - Friday 2 March, 2018

Theresa May to reveal her five tests for the UK's post-Brexit EU relationship

In a speech today, she will say the UK is taking back control over its borders, laws and money.

# britain - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

# britain - Sunday 4 February, 2018

FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?

We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.

# britain - Friday 2 February, 2018

Cardiff man sentenced to life imprisonment over terror attack near Finsbury Park mosque

Witnesses recalled Darren Osborne saying, “I’ve done my job, you can kill me now” in the aftermath of the attack.

# britain - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Brexit will be bad for UK under any scenario - report

The economic impact assessment showed growth would be lower under a range of potential scenarios.

# britain - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross.

# britain - Monday 1 January, 2018

UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December

Constance Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the 1916 Rising, but her life was spared because she was a woman.

# britain - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Eamonn Holmes awarded OBE by British queen in New Year's honour list

He was one of over 1,100 people who received recognition by the British monarch.

# britain - Friday 22 December, 2017

FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?

Today the Conservative Party said the UK’s exit from the EU gives it an opportunity to restore its national identity.

# britain - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

# britain - Saturday 16 December, 2017

May gets Brexit boost - but bigger battles await

The EU’s decision yesterday to move to the next stage of negotiations with Britain was a much-needed success for May.

# britain - Friday 15 December, 2017

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.

# britain - Friday 8 December, 2017

DUP 'pleased' with Brexit deal but says 'more work needs to be done' on border issue

A deal to avoid a hard border has been reached between the UK and EU.

# britain - Thursday 7 December, 2017

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.

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