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'The end is in sight': UK papers rejoice after Boris Johnson outlines roadmap out of lockdown
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'The end is in sight': UK papers rejoice after Boris Johnson outlines roadmap out of lockdown

Tue 7:51 AM 28,659 Views 85 Comments

While there was a general welcome, there was some criticism of how long it will take.

Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars
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Eight Britons arrested for hacking phones of US celebrities and sport stars

Feb 10th 2021, 11:53 AM 12,522 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.

People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'
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People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:41 AM 60,221 Views 62 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said NPHET will “be looking at enhanced surveillance of these passengers coming in”.

Covid-19 in the UK - What do the stats tell us about the current situation?
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Covid-19 in the UK - What do the stats tell us about the current situation?

Dec 21st 2020, 3:15 PM 26,538 Views 15 Comments

The country has seen a new variant of coronavirus spread through parts of London, the south-east and Wales.

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New coronavirus strain reported in three European countries, ECDC says

Dec 21st 2020, 2:51 PM 62,568 Views 42 Comments

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

Here's the advice so far for those who were due to travel from Britain to Ireland
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Here's the advice so far for those who were due to travel from Britain to Ireland

Dec 20th 2020, 6:38 PM 81,630 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.

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas
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English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 2:43 PM 16,771 Views 19 Comments

The idea to close schools early for Christmas was also raised in Ireland in recent weeks.

Graham Norton ranks as third-highest earning BBC presenter
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Graham Norton ranks as third-highest earning BBC presenter

Sep 15th 2020, 3:42 PM 38,709 Views 38 Comments

The BBC revealed its list of 10 highest earning presenters.

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
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Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 10:49 PM 54,386 Views 65 Comments

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

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

Sep 12th 2020, 12:11 PM 39,298 Views 15 Comments

Police in Manchester said they broke up a house party of 30 people in the early hours of today.

Coronavirus cases rise across UK as R number creeps above 1
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Coronavirus cases rise across UK as R number creeps above 1

Sep 11th 2020, 9:50 PM 22,572 Views 18 Comments

According to government advisers, the last time R was above 1 in the UK was in early March.

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics
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'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:08 PM 31,301 Views 54 Comments

The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”

UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June
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UK in worst recession on record after GDP plunges 20.4% between April and June

Aug 12th 2020, 7:55 AM 20,029 Views 32 Comments

The recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic led to the biggest fall in quarterly GDP on record.

British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds
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British government delay in closing borders 'accelerated' spread of Covid-19, Westminster report finds

Aug 5th 2020, 7:42 AM 22,549 Views 7 Comments

The Government was also criticised for treating children ‘as an afterthought’ during the pandemic.

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

Jul 28th 2020, 2:25 PM 16,359 Views 19 Comments

The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney
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US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

Jul 17th 2020, 12:32 PM 49,725 Views 79 Comments

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

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England
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Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England

Jul 14th 2020, 7:24 AM 12,738 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).

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

Jul 3rd 2020, 4:14 PM 50,234 Views 22 Comments

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

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future
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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.

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

Jun 22nd 2020, 7:10 AM 9,840 Views 8 Comments

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

Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action
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Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action

May 28th 2020, 1:55 PM 14,214 Views 29 Comments

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

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

May 12th 2020, 10:11 PM 35,542 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Apr 30th 2020, 6:47 PM 13,033 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

UK now has third-most deaths from Covid-19 as latest figures show death toll above 26,000
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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 records 917 new deaths in 24 hours pushing death toll close to 10,000
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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.

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

Mar 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 10,069 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Mar 17th 2020, 10:55 PM 49,380 Views 66 Comments

The package comes after the public was told to avoid all non-essential contact and travel.

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

Mar 16th 2020, 3:29 PM 47,845 Views 71 Comments

“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.

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors
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Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors

Mar 15th 2020, 6:52 PM 4,800 Views 11 Comments

The move is likely to take place later in the week, initially until the end of March.

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak
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Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 6,396 Views 6 Comments

The Electoral Commission yesterday wrote to ministers warning of ‘real risks’ to holding the elections as planned on 7 May.

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

Updated Mar 1st 2020, 2:29 PM 40,871 Views 20 Comments

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

British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America
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British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America

Feb 23rd 2020, 5:02 PM 23,982 Views 45 Comments

George Eustice also defended the Government’s new immigration system after businesses raised fears of a shortage of workers.

Stink bombs, celebration, and a 'hesitant' public: When Britain joined the EEC in 1973
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Stink bombs, celebration, and a 'hesitant' public: When Britain joined the EEC in 1973

Feb 1st 2020, 6:00 PM 8,320 Views 10 Comments

Britain joined the same year that Ireland joined the then-EEC.

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour
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British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

Jan 31st 2020, 8:12 PM 23,536 Views 74 Comments

As the clock strikes 11pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc.

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight
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Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight

Updated Jan 31st 2020, 8:21 AM 13,125 Views 61 Comments

He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.

Boris Johnson unveils ‘most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation'
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Boris Johnson unveils ‘most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation'

Dec 19th 2019, 12:10 PM 29,336 Views 26 Comments

Of the 25 Bills detailed in Johnson’s second Queen’s Speech in less than three months, seven are devoted to Brexit.

Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January
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Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 10:13 PM 27,300 Views 59 Comments

Johnson lead the Tories to a massive victory in the general election.

Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar
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Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar

Dec 13th 2019, 12:34 PM 24,571 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach said the tectonic plates of the political landscape in the North have shifted.

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal
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Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal

Dec 6th 2019, 1:22 PM 9,986 Views 21 Comments

The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.

Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK
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Italian could overtake Irish in list of most common non-British nationalities in UK

Nov 28th 2019, 10:44 PM 23,357 Views 22 Comments

An estimated 322,000 Irish people were living in the UK in the year to June 2019, new figures suggest.

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