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# united-kingdom - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# united-kingdom - Friday 31 January, 2020

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.

# united-kingdom - Friday 11 October, 2019

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Column: Britain doesn't have a written constitution. Today isn't the first time that that's led to major problems

Another constitutional crisis took place in Britain over 100 years ago.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol

The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member nations in 1999.

# united-kingdom - Friday 6 September, 2019

Irishman pleads guilty to smuggling 60 guns into UK in car

Robert Keogh was stopped last month by border force officers at the Port of Dover en route from Calais.

# united-kingdom - Friday 30 August, 2019

A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears

A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North.

# united-kingdom - Friday 2 August, 2019

FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign?

The UK foreign secretary made the statement on BBC Radio 4 on Monday.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 9 June, 2019

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 8 June, 2019

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations

Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

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