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# 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 16,086 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 23,009 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 18,375 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 23,442 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 17,506 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 84,997 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 46,768 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 17,043 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 24,101 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 13,311 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 29,017 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 7,737 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 34,579 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 11,779 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 28,760 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 12,606 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 60,335 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 26,597 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 62,707 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 81,795 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 16,776 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 38,856 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 54,394 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 39,307 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 22,577 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 31,353 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 20,051 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 22,557 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 16,495 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 49,842 Views 79 Comments

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

# britain - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

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 12,741 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).

# britain - Friday 3 July, 2020

UK Government publishes list of 73 countries exempt from quarantine from next weekend
# Air Bridges
# Air Bridges

UK Government publishes list of 73 countries exempt from quarantine from next weekend

Jul 3rd 2020, 4:14 PM 50,300 Views 22 Comments

Countries including Barbados, Hong Kong and Vietnam will be exempt from the quarantine regulation in the UK.

# britain - Monday 29 June, 2020

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future
# The Countdown Is On
# The Countdown Is On

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

Jun 29th 2020, 7:11 AM 8,532 Views 7 Comments

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

# britain - Monday 22 June, 2020

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists

Jun 22nd 2020, 7:10 AM 9,841 Views 8 Comments

Johnson will tomorrow outline the plans to parliament for pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers to reopen in England.

# britain - 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 14,356 Views 29 Comments

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

# britain - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Insect repellant given to British armed forces as 'an additional layer of protection' against Covid-19
# Citriodiol
# Citriodiol

Insect repellant given to British armed forces as 'an additional layer of protection' against Covid-19

May 12th 2020, 10:11 PM 35,547 Views 27 Comments

A Citriodiol-based spray has been given to personnel in light of the surgeon general’s advice

# britain - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Boris Johnson promises 'comprehensive plan' in first press conference since recovering from Covid-19
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Boris Johnson promises 'comprehensive plan' in first press conference since recovering from Covid-19

Apr 30th 2020, 6:47 PM 13,035 Views 18 Comments

The plan is to include ways in which people might travel to work and how children can go back to school or into childcare

# britain - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

UK now has third-most deaths from Covid-19 as latest figures show death toll above 26,000
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK now has third-most deaths from Covid-19 as latest figures show death toll above 26,000

Apr 29th 2020, 9:58 PM 26,952 Views 21 Comments

A further 3,811 deaths have been recorded in UK care homes and the wider community, and these will now be counted in the daily figures.

# britain - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Britain records 917 new deaths in 24 hours pushing death toll close to 10,000
# Covid19
# Covid19

Britain records 917 new deaths in 24 hours pushing death toll close to 10,000

Apr 11th 2020, 4:36 PM 39,078 Views 81 Comments

The number of new infections from the disease climbed by 5,234.

# britain - Monday 23 March, 2020

British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’

Mar 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 10,074 Views 14 Comments

Over the weekend, photos emerged showing crowds of people visiting open spaces across many parts of the UK and Ireland.

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