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From TheJournal.ie Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules Amber Heard

Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules

The actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher and its executive editor over an April 2018 article which referred to him as a “wife beater”.

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 EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future The Countdown Is On

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson warns people ‘taking liberties’ could trigger serious infection spike Coronavirus

Boris Johnson warns people ‘taking liberties’ could trigger serious infection spike

Johnson’s comments came after the Health Secretary reminded people the Government has powers to close public spaces such as beaches.

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 New Zealand reports first new Covid-19 cases in 25 days Coronavirus

New Zealand reports first new Covid-19 cases in 25 days

Both the new patients were recent arrivals from the United Kingdom, the health ministry said.

From TheJournal.ie Couple wrongfully arrested over Gatwick Airport drone incident receive €220,000 settlement from police London

Couple wrongfully arrested over Gatwick Airport drone incident receive €220,000 settlement from police

Paul and Elaine Gait settled their claims against Sussex Police.

From TheJournal.ie Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police London

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police

Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.

From TheJournal.ie Winston Churchill's grandson says 'society has lost its compass' after statue defaced this week Black Lives Matter

Winston Churchill's grandson says 'society has lost its compass' after statue defaced this week

The statue was defaced by protesters in the UK capital and has since been boarded up.

From TheJournal.ie People living alone in Northern Ireland can reunite with families today Support Bubbles

People living alone in Northern Ireland can reunite with families today

It means an isolated grandparent will be able to see their grandchildren again, or partners separated by the pandemic can meet up.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil digs up bones to make space in graveyards for Covid-19 victims as death toll hits almost 42,000 Death Toll

Brazil digs up bones to make space in graveyards for Covid-19 victims as death toll hits almost 42,000

The country now has the second highest death toll from Covid-19 behind the United States.

From TheJournal.ie McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms Brexit

McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms

The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.

From TheJournal.ie 375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018 Health

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018

More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.

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 Tensions flare between mounted police and Black Lives Matter protesters in London Whitehall

Tensions flare between mounted police and Black Lives Matter protesters in London

Protests were held in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield and Newcastle today.

From TheJournal.ie UK human rights watchdog to launch inquiry into racial inequalities surrounding Covid-19 Coronavirus

UK human rights watchdog to launch inquiry into racial inequalities surrounding Covid-19

The EHRC said it was a “once in a generation” opportunity to tackle deep-seated inequalities.

From TheJournal.ie It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June UK

It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June

Here in Ireland, advice on wearing face coverings on public transport is a guidance, not a rule.

From TheJournal.ie Clashes with police after thousands join Black Lives Matter rally in London London

Clashes with police after thousands join Black Lives Matter rally in London

Videos shared on social media showed protesters and police clashing outside Downing Street.

From TheJournal.ie UK warned to brace for 'many job losses' as deaths pass 50,000 Covid-19

UK warned to brace for 'many job losses' as deaths pass 50,000

Boris Johnson said the UK government will take an ‘interventionist’ approach to support the economy.

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 Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates UK

Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates

“It is very, very important that we keep control of this moment,” Star Wars actor John Boyega told the crowd earlier.

From TheJournal.ie 'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons House Of Chaos

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons

The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.

From TheJournal.ie UK report shows BAME people at higher risk of Covid-19 Coronavirus

UK report shows BAME people at higher risk of Covid-19

The study shows that black, Asian and ethnic minority people are at a higher risk of dying from Covid-19

From TheJournal.ie UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political' Coventry

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'

Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.

From The42 'Netflix wore off after a few weeks' - Champion jockey Murphy welcomes return of British racing Back In The Saddle

'Netflix wore off after a few weeks' - Champion jockey Murphy welcomes return of British racing

The Kerry native has three rides at Newcastle tomorrow as action gets back underway.

From TheJournal.ie Britain facing 'dangerous moment' as scientists join together to highlight 'huge risk' of lockdown easing Covid-19

Britain facing 'dangerous moment' as scientists join together to highlight 'huge risk' of lockdown easing

The comments came as the UK government confirmed that elite sport events would begin again next week behind closed doors.

From The42 European Tour to resume in July with six UK-based tournaments in six weeks Golf

European Tour to resume in July with six UK-based tournaments in six weeks

Beginning with the British Masters, the season will be played behind closed doors and run until December.

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 British woman jailed in Iran 'on the cusp of good news' over possible clemency Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British woman jailed in Iran 'on the cusp of good news' over possible clemency

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport in 2016.

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 'He acted legally and with integrity': Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings over 260-mile lockdown trip Cummings And Goings

'He acted legally and with integrity': Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings over 260-mile lockdown trip

Conservatives have been putting the Prime Minister under pressure to sack his controversial adviser.

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 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.

From TheJournal.ie UK infection rate increases as over 41,000 now confirmed dead from disease R Number

UK infection rate increases as over 41,000 now confirmed dead from disease

The UK’s R number is between 0.7-1.0.

From TheJournal.ie Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks Brexit Fallout

Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks

Fisheries is the other major stumbling block to agreeing an EU-UK trade deal.

From TheJournal.ie More than 3.5 million EU citizens have applied to remain living in the UK post-Brexit Settlement Scheme

More than 3.5 million EU citizens have applied to remain living in the UK post-Brexit

There’s a backlog of around 320,000 applications to go through, according to the UK Home Office.

From TheJournal.ie Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure' Free Movement

Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure'

According to the infringement decision, the UK has failed to “comply with EU law on the free movement of EU citizens”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson calls for 'proper marshalling' at train stations to stop crowding on public transport UK

Boris Johnson calls for 'proper marshalling' at train stations to stop crowding on public transport

Ministers have defended the easing of lockdown restrictions in England amid signs of confusion.