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# united-kingdom - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Boris Johnson says he doesn't 'think there's anything to see here' amid flat refurbishment probe
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Boris Johnson says he doesn't 'think there's anything to see here' amid flat refurbishment probe

Apr 29th 2021, 2:31 PM 11,293 Views 10 Comments

The Electoral Commission will investigate Johnson’s flat renovations.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Boris Johnson denies making ‘bodies pile high’ comment over third UK lockdown
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson denies making ‘bodies pile high’ comment over third UK lockdown

Apr 28th 2021, 12:42 PM 18,589 Views 23 Comments

The claim was first reported in the Times, but Downing Street dismissed it as a “gross distortion” of Johnson’s position at the time.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Prince Philip funeral procession ends with Duke's coffin taken from chapel to royal vault
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Prince Philip funeral procession ends with Duke's coffin taken from chapel to royal vault

Updated Apr 17th 2021, 4:22 PM 116,196 Views 112 Comments

Prince Philip will be laid to rest at the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel following the funeral mass.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 4 April, 2021

Scotland and its elections are key to the union and to a united Ireland
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Scotland and its elections are key to the union and to a united Ireland

Apr 4th 2021, 8:30 AM 42,093 Views 69 Comments

Northern Ireland’s place in the Union could be decided for it, if Scotland decides its future is better in the EU, rather than the UK.

# united-kingdom - Monday 29 March, 2021

Boris Johnson acted with ‘honesty and integrity’ amid Jennifer Arcuri claims, Downing Street says
# Allegations
# Allegations

Boris Johnson acted with ‘honesty and integrity’ amid Jennifer Arcuri claims, Downing Street says

Mar 29th 2021, 9:55 PM 27,611 Views 32 Comments

Arcuri has made fresh allegations that she and Johnson had a four-year romantic relationship when he was mayor.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Ireland yet to receive Covid vaccine offer from UK, says Coveney but government interested in discussing it
# Jabs
# Jabs

Ireland yet to receive Covid vaccine offer from UK, says Coveney but government interested in discussing it

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 1:39 PM 62,648 Views 118 Comments

The United Kingdom reportedly plans to supply Ireland with 3.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?

Mar 28th 2021, 11:08 AM 81,415 Views 128 Comments

Or should we stick to what we are already due to receive?

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Prince Philip admitted to hospital after feeling unwell
# Buckingham Palace
# Buckingham Palace

Prince Philip admitted to hospital after feeling unwell

Feb 17th 2021, 2:24 PM 60,068 Views 47 Comments

He was taken to hospital on the advice of his doctor and a palace statement said it was a “precautionary measure”.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

UK ‘past the peak’ of coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths
# Covid19
# Covid19

UK ‘past the peak’ of coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths

Feb 3rd 2021, 10:47 PM 22,844 Views 14 Comments

But Boris Johnson warned that the level of infection is still ‘forbiddingly high’.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 24 January, 2021

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,427 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
# Extradition
# Extradition

‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail

Jan 6th 2021, 12:58 PM 10,383 Views 0 Comments

Assange’s partner Stella Moris said she had hoped to be reunited with him after it was ruled he should not be extradited.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 9:01 PM 96,611 Views 86 Comments

The travel ban from Britain is set to be lifted at midnight on Friday.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK
# Second Vaccine
# Second Vaccine

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK

Dec 30th 2020, 7:09 AM 14,004 Views 26 Comments

The vaccine has been shown to prevent severe disease and stop people contracting Covid-19.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

'Extreme concern': UK reports another record number of new Covid infections
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Extreme concern': UK reports another record number of new Covid infections

Dec 29th 2020, 6:00 PM 52,329 Views 29 Comments

It’s up more than 10,000 on the record set yesterday.

# united-kingdom - 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 26,565 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 62,655 Views 42 Comments

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

# united-kingdom - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain

Dec 13th 2020, 8:35 AM 10,558 Views 44 Comments

Boris Johnson is due to speak with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later today.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 10 December, 2020

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal

Dec 10th 2020, 6:59 AM 17,348 Views 20 Comments

It comes amid tense negotiations in Brussels to salvage the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,822 Views 35 Comments

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

# united-kingdom - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 26th 2020, 7:31 PM 19,635 Views 6 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal

Nov 21st 2020, 4:08 PM 33,172 Views 28 Comments

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
# London Crash
# London Crash

Car crashing into London police station 'not terror-related', authorities say

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 7:04 AM 38,613 Views 0 Comments

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
# Special Relationship
# Special Relationship

Dominic Raab insists UK-US relationship will remain strong whoever is in White House

Nov 4th 2020, 10:45 AM 7,965 Views 5 Comments

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
# Former Leader
# Former Leader

Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party over reaction to anti-Semitism report

Oct 29th 2020, 1:21 PM 46,048 Views 63 Comments

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
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns

Sep 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 39,304 Views 15 Comments

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
# Manchester
# Manchester

'Major incident' declared in Manchester over rising Covid-19 rates

Aug 3rd 2020, 7:55 AM 66,664 Views 33 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain

Jul 28th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,444 Views 19 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England

Jul 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 28,762 Views 16 Comments

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
# Technology
# Technology

China hits out at UK decision to strip Huawei out of 5G networks by 2027

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 10:32 PM 32,864 Views 81 Comments

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
# 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).

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown
# England
# England

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown

Jun 30th 2020, 8:36 AM 19,974 Views 8 Comments

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
# Reading
# Reading

Man appears in court accused of stabbing three friends to death in Reading park attack

Jun 29th 2020, 2:48 PM 15,702 Views 0 Comments

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’
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’

Jun 15th 2020, 3:55 PM 11,848 Views 23 Comments

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
# Self-isolation
# Self-isolation

Two-week quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force

Jun 8th 2020, 7:57 AM 22,261 Views 8 Comments

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
# 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 14,352 Views 29 Comments

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
# Durham
# Durham

Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy

May 25th 2020, 7:59 PM 18,510 Views 41 Comments

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
# Mayor
# Mayor

Boris Johnson should have disclosed ‘close association’ with Jennifer Arcuri, but faces no police probe

May 21st 2020, 1:51 PM 22,084 Views 8 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 30th 2020, 10:48 AM 55,417 Views 67 Comments

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
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

UK's Covid-19 support package includes three-month mortgage freeze and cash grants for small businesses

Mar 17th 2020, 10:55 PM 49,387 Views 66 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

Boris Johnson urges British people to avoid social contact and to work from home

Updated Mar 16th 2020, 5:12 PM 70,041 Views 80 Comments

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

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