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UAE becomes first Gulf country to announce monkeypox case, further cases in Europe and UK
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UAE becomes first Gulf country to announce monkeypox case, further cases in Europe and UK

6 hours ago 7,990 Views 0 Comments

Transmission of monkeypox occurs through close, sustained skin-to-skin contact with someone who has an active rash.

Downing Street denies Boris Johnson sought to block release of Sue Gray report
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Downing Street denies Boris Johnson sought to block release of Sue Gray report

Updated 13 hours ago 19,599 Views 10 Comments

Earlier, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insisted that Johnson did not believe he was at a lockdown-breaking party.

Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do
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Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do

Updated Mon 10:28 PM 81,249 Views 31 Comments

The UK PM is seen raising a glass while surrounded by at least nine people and six bottles of wine during the second lockdown.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed

Mon 2:03 PM 15,252 Views 7 Comments

The former Iranian detainee said she expects Tehran will use it against her in the future.

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
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Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated Fri 9:20 PM 78,543 Views 65 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report
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Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report

Updated Fri 3:20 PM 16,376 Views 8 Comments

Johnson said he was ‘very grateful’ for the Met Police’s investigation, which resulted in him being fined once for a lockdown breach.

Boris Johnson faces no further action in 126-fine partygate investigation
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Boris Johnson faces no further action in 126-fine partygate investigation

Updated Thu 3:12 PM 8,131 Views 7 Comments

Downing Street said the Met Police told the UK Prime Minister he will not get another fine as they closed the investigation.

Up to Truss to confirm if she made Irish 'turnip' remarks around a no-deal Brexit - Varadkar
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Up to Truss to confirm if she made Irish 'turnip' remarks around a no-deal Brexit - Varadkar

Updated Thu 1:17 PM 67,630 Views 26 Comments

A no-deal Brexit would only affect a few Irish ‘farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks’, Truss allegedly said.

‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is ‘extraordinary’, court told during closing arguments
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‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is ‘extraordinary’, court told during closing arguments

Updated Thu 1:04 PM 28,707 Views 0 Comments

Barrister David Sherborne, representing Coleen Rooney, makes his closing remarks on the final day of the trial.

Russian airlines hit with new sanctions as UK targets Putin’s economy
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Russian airlines hit with new sanctions as UK targets Putin’s economy

Thu 12:27 PM 21,677 Views 7 Comments

The move will prevent three Russian airlines from selling off landing slots at UK airports.

British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape
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British MPs under investigation could be barred from Parliament as Tory accused of rape

Thu 10:56 AM 7,869 Views 0 Comments

Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said discussions are ongoing to decide on the matter.

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America
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Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America

Thu 7:44 AM 25,561 Views 27 Comments

Britain has confirmed nine cases of the virus since 6 May, and the United States verified its first on Wednesday.

Tory MP accused of rape released on bail
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Tory MP accused of rape released on bail

May 18th 2022, 8:49 AM 12,310 Views 0 Comments

Tory chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris urged the unnamed MP in his 50s to stay away from Parliament.

EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol
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EU will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol

Updated May 17th 2022, 2:54 PM 47,415 Views 72 Comments
  • Liz Truss addressed the Commons this afternoon.
  • "This is not about scrapping the Protocol," she told MPs.
  • Truss said she would prefer to do a deal with the EU instead of passing legislation.
UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
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UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals

May 17th 2022, 7:35 AM 7,493 Views 7 Comments

It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.

Coleen Rooney finishes evidence in ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial
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Coleen Rooney finishes evidence in ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial

Updated May 16th 2022, 7:27 PM 51,640 Views 0 Comments

Mrs Rooney was asked about the aftermath of her ‘reveal’ post and Rebekah Vardy’s response.

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
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Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'

May 16th 2022, 6:56 PM 63,285 Views 30 Comments

The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.

Putin likely to have lost a third of his invasion force, says UK Ministry of Defence
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Putin likely to have lost a third of his invasion force, says UK Ministry of Defence

May 15th 2022, 5:37 PM 33,156 Views 25 Comments

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Russia must suffer a ‘sustained defeat’ in Ukraine.

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
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Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 27,941 Views 4 Comments

Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
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Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function

May 13th 2022, 10:15 AM 41,669 Views 63 Comments
  • The DUP leader is refusing to sit in Stormont until issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
  • Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said the party are "disgracefully holding the public to ransom for their Brexit mess".
  • The UK Government has indicated that it is set to override parts of the post-Brexit agreement.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 12th 2022, 9:06 PM 8,167 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Rebekah Vardy wipes away tears after claims she threw her agent ‘under the bus’
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Rebekah Vardy wipes away tears after claims she threw her agent ‘under the bus’

Updated May 12th 2022, 7:45 PM 72,806 Views 0 Comments

Vardy is due to finish her evidence today, with Rooney due to begin hers tomorrow.

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
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Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’

Updated May 12th 2022, 6:23 PM 39,701 Views 49 Comments
  • European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier said the UK plans to scrap swathes of the Protocol are "unacceptable".
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions of any possible escalatory response from the EU as "crazy".
  • DUP MP Sammy Wilson said his party has adopted a wait-and-see approach over what the UK Government will do about the Protocol.
Conservative MP claims people use food banks because they cannot budget or cook properly
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Conservative MP claims people use food banks because they cannot budget or cook properly

May 11th 2022, 4:34 PM 22,197 Views 19 Comments

Tory MP Lee Anderson made the remarks during a debate in the UK parliament.

Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’
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Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’

Updated May 11th 2022, 3:36 PM 41,945 Views 0 Comments

Vardy earlier told the court that she was “joking” about a claim that she wanted to leak a story about a celebrity affair

Tweaked Troubles amnesty plan met with opposition
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Tweaked Troubles amnesty plan met with opposition

May 11th 2022, 9:59 AM 4,945 Views 2 Comments

Under UK Government proposals, immunity for Troubles-related crime will depend on co-operation with an information retrieval body.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
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Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

May 11th 2022, 7:35 AM 13,150 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is a detective story 'about betrayal', UK High Court told
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‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle is a detective story 'about betrayal', UK High Court told

Updated May 10th 2022, 6:18 PM 38,077 Views 0 Comments

The case had its first hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in November 2020.

Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol
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Taoiseach and Boris Johnson hold 'serious' talks over Protocol

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:51 PM 62,842 Views 49 Comments

The protocol effectively creates checks on goods flowing from Britain to Northern Ireland to allow an open border.

Plans to legislate on Irish language set out in Queen’s Speech
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Plans to legislate on Irish language set out in Queen’s Speech

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:24 PM 33,307 Views 8 Comments

Prince Charles read out the speech instead of his mother due to her health problems.

Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches
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Keir Starmer says he'll resign if he is fined for alleged lockdown breaches

May 9th 2022, 5:46 PM 19,059 Views 14 Comments

UK police have reopened an investigation into an event Starmer attended in Durham which was dubbed ‘Beer-gate’ by critics.

Scottish government to make refreshed case for independence, says Sturgeon
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Scottish government to make refreshed case for independence, says Sturgeon

May 9th 2022, 11:36 AM 11,748 Views 21 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon said there was a ‘growing sense’ the UK is not currently serving the needs of people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Keir Starmer ‘not ducking scrutiny’ over Covid questions, ally insists
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Keir Starmer ‘not ducking scrutiny’ over Covid questions, ally insists

May 9th 2022, 10:30 AM 3,735 Views 3 Comments

UK ahadow health secretary Wes Streeting defended the Labour leader from what he called Tory mud-slinging.

Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row
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Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row

May 8th 2022, 8:32 AM 10,920 Views 12 Comments

A leaked memo suggested the beer and curry Starmer had with colleagues during UK coronavirus restrictions was planned in advance.

Boris Johnson accused of putting off voters as Tories down hundreds of council seats
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Boris Johnson accused of putting off voters as Tories down hundreds of council seats

May 7th 2022, 9:28 AM 16,218 Views 7 Comments

Labour celebrated gains but their joy was overshadowed by the announcement of a police probe into whether Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules.

Boris Johnson under fire over ‘attacks’ on lawyers contesting Rwanda migrant plan
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Boris Johnson under fire over ‘attacks’ on lawyers contesting Rwanda migrant plan

May 5th 2022, 8:47 PM 16,156 Views 16 Comments

The UK Prime Minister claimed that the proposal could be scuppered by ‘liberal lawyers’.

New evidence found against Madeleine McCann prime suspect, prosecutor says
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New evidence found against Madeleine McCann prime suspect, prosecutor says

May 4th 2022, 11:50 AM 35,896 Views 0 Comments

Convicted sex offender Christian Brueckner was declared a suspect in the case by Portuguese officials last month.

Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK
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Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK

May 2nd 2022, 5:25 PM 9,431 Views 2 Comments

Small boat journeys from France to the UK began again on Sunday after a break of more than a week.

Tory Neil Parish admits watching pornography in House of Commons and quits as MP
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Tory Neil Parish admits watching pornography in House of Commons and quits as MP

Updated Apr 30th 2022, 3:25 PM 28,704 Views 0 Comments

Parish had initially vowed to continue working as an MP after he was suspended from the party yesterday.

Acting premier of British Virgin Islands ‘very concerned’ by direct UK rule advice
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Acting premier of British Virgin Islands ‘very concerned’ by direct UK rule advice

Apr 30th 2022, 1:34 PM 33,044 Views 10 Comments

It comes after the country’s premier, Andrew Fahie, appeared in a US court after being arrested on drug trafficking charges.

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