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UK government accused of mixed messaging over allowing 60,000 fans at Wembley
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UK government accused of mixed messaging over allowing 60,000 fans at Wembley

17 hours ago 8,292 Views 5 Comments

All ticket-holders for the matches at Wembley will need to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of two doses of a vaccine.

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals
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There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals

23 hours ago 22,449 Views 20 Comments

EU citizens and their families have been asked to apply to the Home Office scheme by 30 June.

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
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No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated Tue 5:57 PM 20,920 Views 33 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated
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UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated

Mon 3:33 PM 13,515 Views 9 Comments

Under the plan, the ten day quarantine period could be axed in favour of daily lateral flow tests.

Tory MP facing trial over alleged sexual assault of teenage boy
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Tory MP facing trial over alleged sexual assault of teenage boy

Fri 5:51 PM 21,698 Views 0 Comments

Imran Ahmad Khan is alleged to have groped the teenager in Staffordshire.

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world
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Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world

Jun 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,248 Views 28 Comments

Lorna Bogue says the writing is on the wall for the ‘charade’ that is Ireland as a tax haven.

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears
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Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears

Jun 14th 2021, 6:09 PM 46,115 Views 46 Comments

Cases have significantly increased across Great Britain in the last three weeks.

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland
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Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Jun 14th 2021, 1:05 PM 26,598 Views 50 Comments

The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze
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Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze

Jun 14th 2021, 12:45 PM 7,442 Views 0 Comments

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution
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Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 42,982 Views 45 Comments

Ministers are considering putting back the final easing of controls in England for four weeks as cases of the Delta variant surge.

Biden declares ‘United States is back’ as he urges democracies to stand together
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Biden declares ‘United States is back’ as he urges democracies to stand together

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 10:52 PM 46,047 Views 63 Comments

Biden and wife Jill are kicking off an eight-day trip to Europe.

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UK records highest number of daily coronavirus cases since late February

Jun 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 38,574 Views 33 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland has today recorded its lowest daily figures since 14 December.

England may need to delay its roadmap to normality, but only for 'a couple of weeks'
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England may need to delay its roadmap to normality, but only for 'a couple of weeks'

Jun 8th 2021, 3:53 PM 9,465 Views 3 Comments

Of 126 people admitted to hospital with the Indian variant, just three had had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

UK press hypes 'sausage trade war' with EU over Northern Ireland checks on chilled meats
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UK press hypes 'sausage trade war' with EU over Northern Ireland checks on chilled meats

Jun 8th 2021, 12:25 PM 19,388 Views 26 Comments

The EU has warned it will “react swiftly” if the UK acts unilaterally again in relation to the NI Protocol.

Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard
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Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard

Jun 8th 2021, 10:21 AM 37,852 Views 0 Comments

Wayne Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard but was not asked to enter a plea to a charge of murder.

Zero Covid deaths in the UK for first time in months as British scientists debate their Great Unlock
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Zero Covid deaths in the UK for first time in months as British scientists debate their Great Unlock

Jun 1st 2021, 7:15 PM 15,344 Views 11 Comments

The last day on which no deaths were reported was July 30.

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony
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Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony

May 30th 2021, 7:40 AM 38,073 Views 44 Comments

The wedding was attended by close friends and family at the end of a difficult week in Westminster for the Prime Minister.

No human remains found in search for suspected Fred West murder victim
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No human remains found in search for suspected Fred West murder victim

May 27th 2021, 12:23 PM 7,768 Views 2 Comments

Police received information that Mary Bastholm, 15, could have been buried in the cellar of the cafe.

Irish people's trust in British government down at 12% amid Brexit 'adventure'
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Irish people's trust in British government down at 12% amid Brexit 'adventure'

May 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,678 Views 33 Comments

This makes more distrusted than the US government or the European Commission.

Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant
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Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant

May 23rd 2021, 7:27 AM 43,704 Views 55 Comments

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs have been found to be highly effective against the B1617.2 strain.

Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'
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Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'

May 22nd 2021, 11:48 PM 83,270 Views 141 Comments

After a gap last year, the contest was held in front of a live crowd of 3,500 in Rotterdam.

Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'
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Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'

May 17th 2021, 10:44 PM 34,349 Views 39 Comments

Early indications are that the variant is even more transmissible than the B117 strain.

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says
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‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says

May 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 18,588 Views 21 Comments

The British Health Secretary said it is “appropriate” to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.

Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson to discuss Northern Ireland and the Covid-19 response
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Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson to discuss Northern Ireland and the Covid-19 response

May 13th 2021, 4:54 PM 8,390 Views 17 Comments

The two leaders are expected to discuss recent unrest in Northern Ireland.

Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants
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Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants

May 13th 2021, 7:24 AM 28,056 Views 21 Comments

Boris Johnson has said there is ‘increasing concern’ in the UK about the variant first identified in India.

UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic
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UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

May 12th 2021, 10:44 PM 11,051 Views 14 Comments

The inquiry will begin in spring 2022.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
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Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

May 12th 2021, 7:01 AM 32,418 Views 15 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

Union slams UK company after email promising workers a bonus was actually a cybersecurity test
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Union slams UK company after email promising workers a bonus was actually a cybersecurity test

May 10th 2021, 7:29 PM 24,827 Views 20 Comments

West Midlands Trains has been accused of “totally crass and reprehensible behaviour”.

Johnson invites UK's devolved leaders to summit after local election results
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Johnson invites UK's devolved leaders to summit after local election results

May 9th 2021, 8:16 AM 19,047 Views 16 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon said a Scottish independence referendum was the “will of the country”.

Sturgeon tells Johnson not to block Indyref2 after 'emphatic' SNP election win
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Sturgeon tells Johnson not to block Indyref2 after 'emphatic' SNP election win

Updated May 8th 2021, 7:03 PM 47,797 Views 84 Comments

The SNP failed to secure an overall majority, but the Greens’ success could lead to a majority among pro-independence parties.

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years
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UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years

May 7th 2021, 7:18 AM 17,277 Views 40 Comments

The defeat will be a blow to Keir Starmer’s leadership of Labour.

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
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Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

May 6th 2021, 6:15 AM 19,363 Views 22 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

India's Foreign Minister self-isolating at G7 after possible covid exposure
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India's Foreign Minister self-isolating at G7 after possible covid exposure

May 5th 2021, 1:35 PM 7,271 Views 1 Comment

India is not part of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies but was invited to the talks by Britain.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released as UK pays Iran £400m debt - report
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released as UK pays Iran £400m debt - report

May 2nd 2021, 3:26 PM 89,077 Views 45 Comments

Iranian state TV said deals have been reached to release prisoners with Western ties held in Iran.

Ryan Giggs appears in court and denies charges of assaulting two women and controlling behaviour
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Ryan Giggs appears in court and denies charges of assaulting two women and controlling behaviour

Apr 28th 2021, 11:48 AM 22,498 Views 0 Comments

The 47-year-old appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today.

Boris Johnson accused of saying he'd rather let Covid-19 'rip' than impose 'mad' lockdown last year
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Boris Johnson accused of saying he'd rather let Covid-19 'rip' than impose 'mad' lockdown last year

Apr 27th 2021, 7:04 AM 28,398 Views 54 Comments

It is the latest allegation levelled at the Prime Minister.

Dominic Cummings hits back at Downing Street sources who blamed him for leaking Dyson texts
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Dominic Cummings hits back at Downing Street sources who blamed him for leaking Dyson texts

Updated Apr 23rd 2021, 6:09 PM 43,176 Views 31 Comments

A series of allegations about Boris Johnson’s handling of leak inquiries, and the Covid-19 crisis, have been made by his former adviser.

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government
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Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government

Apr 21st 2021, 10:10 PM 24,084 Views 12 Comments

The former British Army officer has stood down as veterans minister.

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds
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A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 37,639 Views 113 Comments

As Northern Ireland prepares to mark its centenary the poll found that the majority felt the region would not be part of the UK in 25 years.

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness
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Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness

Apr 20th 2021, 6:06 PM 17,964 Views 45 Comments

The British Prime Minister announced an antivirals taskforce that would help identify new medicines to treat Covid-19.

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