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From TheJournal.ie UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns Pandemic

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Major incident' declared in Manchester over rising Covid-19 rates Manchester

'Major incident' declared in Manchester over rising Covid-19 rates

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said the decision to declare the incident was about protecting the population by aiming to reduce infection rates.

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 Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England Coronavirus

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England

Health officials have said there is no evidence pets can transmit the disease to humans.

From TheJournal.ie China hits out at UK decision to strip Huawei out of 5G networks by 2027 Technology

China hits out at UK decision to strip Huawei out of 5G networks by 2027

The decision was made at a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by Boris Johnson this morning.

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 Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown England

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown

Non-essential shops will be closed from today as Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks to shift focus to the recovery from the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Man appears in court accused of stabbing three friends to death in Reading park attack Reading

Man appears in court accused of stabbing three friends to death in Reading park attack

Khairi Saadallah (25) is charged with murdering three men in England on 20 June.

From TheJournal.ie UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’ Brexit

UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’

European Council chief Charles Michel said the EU would not be pressured into buying a “pig in a poke”.

From TheJournal.ie Two-week quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force Self-isolation

Two-week quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force

People who fail to comply could be fined £1,000 (€1,124) in England.

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 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 Boris Johnson should have disclosed ‘close association’ with Jennifer Arcuri, but faces no police probe Mayor

Boris Johnson should have disclosed ‘close association’ with Jennifer Arcuri, but faces no police probe

The IOPC said it ‘would have been wise’ for Johnson to declare this link as a conflict of interest.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms Coronavirus

Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms

He will be staying in contact with the rest of the Downing Street team during his quarantine period.

From TheJournal.ie UK's Covid-19 support package includes three-month mortgage freeze and cash grants for small businesses SUPPORTS

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson urges British people to avoid social contact and to work from home Covid19

Boris Johnson urges British people to avoid social contact and to work from home

The British prime minister also advised people to stop all non-essential travel.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit Brexit

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

As the UK prepares to leave the EU tonight, Noelle O Connell explores what practical changes it can expect to see.

From TheJournal.ie EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson Brexit

EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, Varadkar warns Johnson

The Taoiseach is meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie UK employment tribunal rules that ethical veganism is a belief protected by law Veganuary

UK employment tribunal rules that ethical veganism is a belief protected by law

Jordi Casamitjana said he was sacked by the League Against Cruel Sports after raising concerns that its pension fund was being invested into companies involved in animal testing.

From TheJournal.ie Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online Data Breach

Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online

It has been described as a “farcical and inexcusable mistake”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rewarding cruelty and failure': A knighthood for Iain Duncan Smith sparks controversy Honours List

'Rewarding cruelty and failure': A knighthood for Iain Duncan Smith sparks controversy

In Northern Ireland, The Singing Priests – Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan, and David Delargy – were honoured, as was Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody.

From TheJournal.ie Two women killed after 'stabbing' incident in English village West Sussex

Two women killed after 'stabbing' incident in English village

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

From TheJournal.ie 'A dark day': Man who fought off London Bridge terrorist with tusk speaks of attack London Bridge

'A dark day': Man who fought off London Bridge terrorist with tusk speaks of attack

“I feel we all have a duty to challenge the spread of fear, hatred or intolerance within our communities,” Darryn Frost said.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Britain doesn't have a written constitution. Today isn't the first time that that's led to major problems Unlawful

Column: Britain doesn't have a written constitution. Today isn't the first time that that's led to major problems

Another constitutional crisis took place in Britain over 100 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol Brexit

Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol

The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member nations in 1999.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman pleads guilty to smuggling 60 guns into UK in car Dover

Irishman pleads guilty to smuggling 60 guns into UK in car

Robert Keogh was stopped last month by border force officers at the Port of Dover en route from Calais.

From TheJournal.ie A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears High Court

A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears

A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign?

The UK foreign secretary made the statement on BBC Radio 4 on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock Brexit

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

From TheJournal.ie No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated Mental Health

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago Tory Leadership

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations State Visit

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations

Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal Once More

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

From TheJournal.ie Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls Out And Out Lead

Farage claims 'will of the people' is for UK to crash out with no deal as his Brexit party soars in polls

The Conservatives, meanwhile, look set for a battering at the polls this month.

From TheJournal.ie 'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections Going To The Polls

'A simple message': Conservatives and Labour take serious hit in UK local elections

More than 200 of the 248 English councils have now announced their results.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law Child Protection

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How will the UK’s new porn blocking law work? Podcast

The Explainer: How will the UK’s new porn blocking law work?

Age verification will be required to access online pornography in the United Kingdom from July.

From TheJournal.ie 'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK Budd Chiari Syndrome

'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK

Sinead Lowndes was diagnosed with a rare liver condition just six weeks before she was due to get married.

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