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From TheJournal.ie Covid 'trade off': Pubs in England may have to close again so schools can reopen On The Limit This post contains videos

Covid 'trade off': Pubs in England may have to close again so schools can reopen

More than 4,000 new cases were occurring daily last week in England.

From The42 Setback for UK sports as Johnson confirms pilots of crowds won't take place Fans

Setback for UK sports as Johnson confirms pilots of crowds won't take place

Some 5,000 racegoers had been due to attend the Glorious Goodwood Festival on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain Coronavirus

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Heart Foundation urges government to follow UK's lead and tackle obesity Coronavirus

Irish Heart Foundation urges government to follow UK's lead and tackle obesity

The UK government today asked overweight people to lose five pounds to save the NHS money.

From TheJournal.ie Lose 5lbs to help save the NHS money, says UK Health Secretary Obesity

Lose 5lbs to help save the NHS money, says UK Health Secretary

Cabinet minister Matthew Hancock has set the target as the Government prepares to unveil its obesity crackdown.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson admits UK government could have handled pandemic ‘differently’ Covid-19

Johnson admits UK government could have handled pandemic ‘differently’

More than 50,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson plays down possibility of second coronavirus lockdown in UK Covid-19

Boris Johnson plays down possibility of second coronavirus lockdown in UK

Johnson said he did not want to use a lockdown any more than Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent.

From The42 Planning underway for fans in Britain to return to sports stadiums in October Looking Ahead

Planning underway for fans in Britain to return to sports stadiums in October

The World Snooker Championship, the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival and two county cricket friendly matches will be among pilot events.

From TheJournal.ie Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England Boris Johnson

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).

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks London Calling

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks

Significant differences remain between the EU and the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court Both Sides Now

Phil Hogan hopeful of Brexit deal but says the ball is in the UK's court

The fourth round of Brexit trade talks ended a day early this week.

From TheJournal.ie People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson Black Lives Matter

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson

Johnson said he believed in practical action to tackle prejudice and discrimination.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change Phone Diplomacy

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson spoke by phone about Brexit, Covid-19 and climate change

The UK prime minister congratulated the new taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May criticises Boris Johnson for appointing key security advisor with 'no proven expertise' Conservatives

Theresa May criticises Boris Johnson for appointing key security advisor with 'no proven expertise'

Sir Mark Sedwill had stepped down from his role in the UK government amid reports of clashes with Johnson’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson announces plan to deal with 'aftershock' of Covid-19 pandemic Coronavirus

Johnson announces plan to deal with 'aftershock' of Covid-19 pandemic

The British Prime Minister promised his response would not be a return to the austerity that followed the financial crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson says Covid-19 pandemic has been an ‘absolute nightmare’ for the UK Coronavirus

Johnson says Covid-19 pandemic has been an ‘absolute nightmare’ for the UK

Leicester recorded 866 new cases of the coronavirus in the last two weeks – leading to speculation the city will be locked down again.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, all UK residents won't have to get microchipped starting from January 2021 Debunked

Debunked: No, all UK residents won't have to get microchipped starting from January 2021

The letter was confirmed as a fake by the UK Cabinet Office.

From TheJournal.ie England replaces two-metre social distancing rule with 'one-metre plus' Two Becomes One

England replaces two-metre social distancing rule with 'one-metre plus'

Pubs will also re-open in England from the start of July.

From TheJournal.ie Britain is a nation that can no longer agree on what ‘Britishness’ means Opinion

Britain is a nation that can no longer agree on what ‘Britishness’ means

Peter Flanagan says the UK is having an identity crisis, fuelled by a government that doesn’t listen to science and an education system that ignores its history.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson to discuss easing lockdown and two-metre rule with scientists Covid-19

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's car involved in collision after protester runs onto road Westminster This post contains videos

Boris Johnson's car involved in collision after protester runs onto road

The demonstrator ran into the road outside the gates to Parliament at around 2.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie UK government u-turns and offers summer meals for children after campaign from footballer Rashford SCHOOL MEALS

UK government u-turns and offers summer meals for children after campaign from footballer Rashford

Downing Street announced a £120 million fund which will benefit some 1.3 million children in England.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson to hold video call with Ursula von der Leyen in bid to revive post-Brexit trade talks Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson to hold video call with Ursula von der Leyen in bid to revive post-Brexit trade talks

The high level meeting will take place by video conference as the clock counts down on the transition period.

From TheJournal.ie Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement

The British Prime Minister said on Twitter: ‘We cannot now try to edit or censor our past.’

From TheJournal.ie UK mulls move to one-metre distancing as expert says earlier lockdown could've saved thousands of lives Social Distancing

UK mulls move to one-metre distancing as expert says earlier lockdown could've saved thousands of lives

Professor Neil Ferguson said that if the UK government imposed restrictions a week earlier, the death toll could’ve been halved.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country Black Lives Matter

Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country

The Prime Minister also condemned what he described as “thuggery” during Black Lives Matters protests at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie UK backtracking on key Brexit commitments, says Michel Barnier Brexit Negotiations

UK backtracking on key Brexit commitments, says Michel Barnier

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier lamented that no progress had been made in the fourth round of post-Brexit trade talks

From TheJournal.ie UK and China clash as Boris Johnson offers 'route to citizenship' for 3 million Hong Kong residents Security Law

UK and China clash as Boris Johnson offers 'route to citizenship' for 3 million Hong Kong residents

The UK offer follows China’s decision to impose a new security law on Hong Kong.

From TheJournal.ie No Brexit trade deal if Boris Johnson doesn't stick to promises, Michel Barnier warns Brexit

No Brexit trade deal if Boris Johnson doesn't stick to promises, Michel Barnier warns

Barnier told The Sunday Times there would not be an “agreement at any cost”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Boris Johnson has presided over a broken Kingdom in which Covid-19 has been able to flourish' Opinion

'Boris Johnson has presided over a broken Kingdom in which Covid-19 has been able to flourish'

Peter Flanagan says Johnson’s failure to sack Dominic Cummings is just another in a long line of disastrous moves for the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Barbecues to be order of the day from Monday as UK eases lockdown restrictions Covid-19

Barbecues to be order of the day from Monday as UK eases lockdown restrictions

Groups of up to six people will be able to meet in private gardens, Boris Johnson said this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action Durham

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”.

From TheJournal.ie BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules' Newsnight This post contains videos

BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules'

The British Prime Minister is standing by his senior aide despite mounting pressure to fire him.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson to face grilling from senior MPs as Dominic Cummings controversy continues Controversy

Johnson to face grilling from senior MPs as Dominic Cummings controversy continues

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to face questions at a Commons committee meeting later today.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy Durham

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Arguably this was a mistake': Cummings says he did not speak to Johnson before travelling to Durham with family Durham Trips

'Arguably this was a mistake': Cummings says he did not speak to Johnson before travelling to Durham with family

Last night, Boris Johnson defended his senior adviser over the 260-mile trip to Durham.

From TheJournal.ie 'What planet are they on?', 'Bojo stands by top aide': UK front pages react to Dominic Cummings crisis Front Pages

'What planet are they on?', 'Bojo stands by top aide': UK front pages react to Dominic Cummings crisis

The left-leaning Daily Mirror leads the attack on the pair, labelling Cummings a “cheat” and Johnson a “coward”.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings Dominic Cummings

Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings

The UK Prime Minister is being criticised for defending his senior adviser’s actions in driving 260 miles during lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after new allegations of lockdown travel emerge Under Pressure

Fresh calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after new allegations of lockdown travel emerge

Downing Street has said it would “not waste time” replying to the fresh allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after reports he broke rules and travelled 260 miles from home Boris Johnson

Calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after reports he broke rules and travelled 260 miles from home

Downing Street had previously confirmed Cummings had displayed symptoms of Covid-19.

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