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# uk - Today’s News

Explainer: Who's in charge of the UK if a prime minister is incapacitated? Boris Johnson This post contains videos

Explainer: Who's in charge of the UK if a prime minister is incapacitated?

Dominic Raab is deputising for Boris Johnson with the British Prime Minister in intensive care.

# uk - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests over Covid-19 symptoms

Downing Street released a statement this evening.

'We will be a responsible opposition': Keir Starmer announces new look Labour team

The new Labour leader appointed leadership rival Lisa Nandy as shadow foreign secretary.

'We will meet again': Queen Elizabeth sends message to Britain during Covid-19 crisis UK
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Rooney says footballers have been made 'scapegoats' with 30% cut demands

Now with Derby in the Championship, the 34-year-old has criticised UK health secretary Matt Hancock.

# uk - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Covid-19 stricken UK Health Secretary returns to work after seven days in self-isolation

Matt Hancock announced plans to test 100,000 people per day by the end of the month.

Eddie Large, star of comedy double act 'Little and Large', dies after contracting coronavirus UK

Eddie Large, star of comedy double act 'Little and Large', dies after contracting coronavirus

The comedy star was in hospital being treated for heart failure.

# uk - Monday 30 March, 2020

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

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

# uk - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Covid-19: Normal life will not resume for six months, says UK government doctor Coronavirus This post contains videos

Covid-19: Normal life will not resume for six months, says UK government doctor

Dr Jenny Harries aid the nation will not be in “complete lockdown” for half a year but social distancing measures will be lifted gradually.

'Worse before they get better': Boris Johnson issues letter to every UK household over Covid-19

The Northern Ireland Executive also announced a raft of new measures last night.

# uk - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Coronavirus: UK death toll passes 1,000 as 260 die in 24 hours

More than 120,000 coronavirus tests have taken place, with more than 17,000 positive results.

# uk - Friday 27 March, 2020

Boris Johnson and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus

Johnson said he would still lead the ‘national fightback’ against Covid-19.

# uk - Thursday 26 March, 2020

UK records over 100 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours as police in England given new powers

Those who ignore tougher restrictions on movement could also be fined.

# uk - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Packed trains on the Underground again today despite Boris Johnson's appeal in lockdown London

The prime minister said last night that people can travel to work “only where this is absolutely necessary”.

# uk - Monday 23 March, 2020

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

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

From shaking hands to a potential 'total lockdown': How the UK has rapidly shifted its position on Covid-19

After reports of the public flouting social distancing guidelines, the pressure is on Boris Johnson to take tougher action on the coronavirus.

# uk - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 48 more deaths in the UK as Boris Johnson resists closures of parks and playgrounds

This represents the biggest jump in deaths for the nation since the crisis began.

# uk - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis

Schools across the UK will close from Friday until further notice for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable.

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI

The plans will deliver on the government’s promise to protect its former soldiers.

# uk - Monday 16 March, 2020

Why the UK's reliance on 'herd immunity' is being condemned as 'wrong' and 'letting the fire burn'

“Their view really is to let this fire burn, and they will try and damp it down where they can,” Dr Gabriel Scally said today.

# uk - Sunday 15 March, 2020

UK to ask over 70s to self-isolate for up to four months

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the request would be made in coming weeks.

# uk - Saturday 14 March, 2020

UK to ban mass gatherings from next week under emergency laws

There could also be moves to get more people to work from home.

# uk - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Thomas Kavanagh (52) charged with drugs and firearms offences in UK

Kavanagh will appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court next Thursday.

# uk - Monday 9 March, 2020

Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster UK

Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster

The incident is not being treated as terror-related.

# uk - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme

The former Justice Minister said that “if there was a gap”, it could “of course” have an effect on prisoners held here.

# uk - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Priti Patel expresses ‘regret’ at resignation of Home Office civil servant after bullying claims

The Home Secretary urged staff in the department to come together as ‘one team’ after she was accused of bullying subordinates.

# uk - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Twelve new Covid-19 cases confirmed in UK, bringing total to 35

The UK health secretary said shutting down cities was possible despite a “huge economic and social downside”.

# uk - Friday 28 February, 2020

Irishman given three-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle migrants into UK in roof box of his car

Robert Rooney pleaded guilty to violating UK immigration law at Canterbury Crown Court.

# uk - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Canada to stop paying to protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'in the coming weeks'

There has been speculation about who will pay the bill for keeping the couple safe after they step down from royal duties.

UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June

The UK has published its negotiating guidelines ahead of talks with Brussels on Monday.

# uk - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks

The terms also include a controversial clause stating that Britain should “return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin”.

# uk - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Coronavirus cruise ship passengers arrive back in the UK

The passengers will now go into quarantine in Wirral.

# uk - Friday 21 February, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to drop royal branding after ending official duties

The couple said on Wednesday that their lives as working royals will end on 31 March.

# uk - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Corbyn accuses Johnson of showing 'true colours' by staying away as 106 areas at risk of flooding in UK Flooding This post contains videos

Corbyn accuses Johnson of showing 'true colours' by staying away as 106 areas at risk of flooding in UK

There are six severe warnings indicating lives are in danger in communities near the Welsh border.

# uk - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Parts of the UK preparing for a month's worth of rain over the next 24 hours

A status yellow rainfall is also in place for some parts of Ireland.

# uk - Monday 17 February, 2020

'Celebrities are being hounded': Politicians hit out at press intrusion in wake of Caroline Flack's death

The 40 year-old was found dead at her east London flat on Saturday.

# uk - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Britain sees spinning cranes and collapsed stadium walls as Storm Ciara hits

Here in Ireland, a snow and ice warning kicks in at midnight.

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four

The positive test is related to a previous case, and comes after an evacuation flight arrived in England from China.

# uk - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in England

More than 28,000 people are now known to be infected worldwide in the outbreak.

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