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‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
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‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail

Jan 6th 2021, 12:58 PM 10,346 Views 0 Comments

Assange’s partner Stella Moris said she had hoped to be reunited with him after it was ruled he should not be extradited.

All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours
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All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 9:01 PM 95,862 Views 87 Comments

The travel ban from Britain is set to be lifted at midnight on Friday.

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK
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Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK

Dec 30th 2020, 7:09 AM 13,978 Views 26 Comments

The vaccine has been shown to prevent severe disease and stop people contracting Covid-19.

'Extreme concern': UK reports another record number of new Covid infections
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'Extreme concern': UK reports another record number of new Covid infections

Dec 29th 2020, 6:00 PM 52,309 Views 26 Comments

It’s up more than 10,000 on the record set yesterday.

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 26,496 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 62,441 Views 42 Comments

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

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain
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Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain

Dec 13th 2020, 8:35 AM 10,531 Views 44 Comments

Boris Johnson is due to speak with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later today.

UK and Singapore sign free trade deal
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UK and Singapore sign free trade deal

Dec 10th 2020, 6:59 AM 17,343 Views 20 Comments

It comes amid tense negotiations in Brussels to salvage the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal.

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says
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UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,778 Views 35 Comments

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead
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Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead

Nov 26th 2020, 7:31 PM 19,625 Views 6 Comments

The new restrictions will take effect after 2 December.

UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal
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UK and Canada agree post-Brexit trade can continue under same terms as EU deal

Nov 21st 2020, 4:08 PM 33,169 Views 27 Comments

Business groups welcomed the announcement but warned that firms face a ‘cliff edge’ without deals with the EU and other nations.

Car crashing into London police station 'not terror-related', authorities say
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Car crashing into London police station 'not terror-related', authorities say

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 7:04 AM 38,609 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

Dominic Raab insists UK-US relationship will remain strong whoever is in White House
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Dominic Raab insists UK-US relationship will remain strong whoever is in White House

Nov 4th 2020, 10:45 AM 7,959 Views 5 Comments

The UK Foreign Secretary said he would not ‘sucked in’ to a debate over postal votes after Donald Trump branded the election ‘a fraud’.

Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party over reaction to anti-Semitism report
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Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the Labour Party over reaction to anti-Semitism report

Oct 29th 2020, 1:21 PM 45,987 Views 63 Comments

Corbyn has said he will “strongly contest the political intervention to suspend” him from the party.

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 39,297 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Aug 3rd 2020, 7:55 AM 66,655 Views 33 Comments

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

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 16,330 Views 19 Comments

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

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England
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Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England

Jul 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 28,746 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Updated Jul 14th 2020, 10:32 PM 32,857 Views 81 Comments

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

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 12,737 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).

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

Jun 30th 2020, 8:36 AM 19,971 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jun 29th 2020, 2:48 PM 15,678 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2020, 3:55 PM 11,848 Views 23 Comments

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

Two-week quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force
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Two-week quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force

Jun 8th 2020, 7:57 AM 22,239 Views 8 Comments

People who fail to comply could be fined £1,000 (€1,124) 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 14,213 Views 29 Comments

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

Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy
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Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy

May 25th 2020, 7:59 PM 18,506 Views 41 Comments

Johnson also announced that all shops in England will be able to reopen next month if they meet guidelines.

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

May 21st 2020, 1:51 PM 22,076 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Mar 30th 2020, 10:48 AM 55,407 Views 66 Comments

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

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 49,370 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Updated Mar 16th 2020, 5:12 PM 70,027 Views 80 Comments

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

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit
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Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

Jan 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,816 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2020, 8:11 AM 19,114 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 11:46 AM 13,782 Views 25 Comments

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.

Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online
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Home addresses of UK Honours recipients accidentally published online

Dec 28th 2019, 7:29 PM 20,201 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Dec 28th 2019, 12:23 PM 39,068 Views 27 Comments

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

Two women killed after 'stabbing' incident in English village
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Two women killed after 'stabbing' incident in English village

Dec 22nd 2019, 4:14 PM 36,235 Views 0 Comments

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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

Dec 21st 2019, 9:24 AM 33,667 Views 18 Comments

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

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban
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Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Updated Oct 15th 2019, 10:35 PM 19,609 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Oct 11th 2019, 7:26 AM 12,945 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2019, 5:31 PM 16,474 Views 20 Comments

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

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