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# uk - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
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Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’

Jan 28th 2021, 8:58 AM 46,267 Views 34 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.

# uk - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
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Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,409 Views 104 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths
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Johnson takes 'full responsibility' for pandemic response as expert warns UK could see 50,000 more deaths

Jan 27th 2021, 7:08 AM 27,861 Views 26 Comments

The UK Prime Minister offered his “deepest condolences” to those whose relatives have died from Covid-19.

# uk - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants
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Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants

Jan 26th 2021, 10:00 AM 16,817 Views 25 Comments

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said an announcement on the plans will be made later today.

# uk - Monday 25 January, 2021

Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court
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Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 2:12 PM 14,963 Views 0 Comments

The bronze memorial was dumped into Bristol Harbour before being retrieved by the council.

Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?
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Opinion: Is the Brexit war over or has it just begun - what now for the Union?

Jan 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 33,632 Views 40 Comments

UL’s Dr Owen Worth says the Brexit question may have been answered, but the greater concept at stake is the Union itself.

# uk - Sunday 24 January, 2021

'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson
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'Special relationship' between US and UK raised in first call between Biden and Johnson

Jan 24th 2021, 11:54 AM 32,221 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson is believed to be the first European leader to have spoken to the new president.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
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More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,144 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

# uk - Saturday 23 January, 2021

UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses
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UK officials resist calls by doctors to cut the delay between vaccine doses

Jan 23rd 2021, 3:53 PM 19,180 Views 27 Comments

The British Medical Association said extending the gap between the first and second Pfizer vaccine doses is not justified by the science.

# uk - Friday 22 January, 2021

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough
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Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:41 PM 16,015 Views 11 Comments

B117 emerged in the the south east of the country last September.

UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'
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UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:51 AM 26,889 Views 43 Comments

The plan has been prompted by polling that indicates only 17% of people with symptoms are coming forward for testing.

# uk - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
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UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Jan 20th 2021, 8:48 AM 11,152 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll
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UK scientists warn Covid deaths will keep rising after record-high daily toll

Jan 20th 2021, 7:43 AM 15,730 Views 24 Comments

The UK recorded a further 1,610 coronavirus deaths yesterday – the highest number reported on a single day.

# uk - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins
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'It signalled the end of our relationship': Meghan Markle's privacy case over letter to her father begins

Jan 19th 2021, 10:44 PM 43,712 Views 0 Comments

The duchess is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline.

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system
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Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system

Jan 19th 2021, 6:37 PM 15,223 Views 34 Comments

Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.

Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK
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Major incident declared as Storm Christoph heads to the UK

Jan 19th 2021, 9:48 AM 117,640 Views 24 Comments

More than 100 flood warnings and alerts have been issued in England.

# uk - Sunday 17 January, 2021

UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context
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UK minister says controversial statues should be put in context

Jan 17th 2021, 11:47 AM 16,914 Views 30 Comments

His comments follow the dumping of a statue into Bristol Harbour by protestors last year.

# uk - Friday 15 January, 2021

Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge
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Boris Johnson scraps travel corridors and introduces mandatory quarantine as UK Covid rates surge

Jan 15th 2021, 5:46 PM 26,352 Views 25 Comments

Boris Johnson said ‘we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country’.

Covid-19: UK bans passengers from South America amid concerns over new Brazilian variant
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Covid-19: UK bans passengers from South America amid concerns over new Brazilian variant

Jan 15th 2021, 7:20 AM 21,192 Views 25 Comments

The ban also covers Panama, Portugal and Cape Verde.

# uk - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

UK discloses record number of deaths as NHS risks being 'overwhelmed'
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UK discloses record number of deaths as NHS risks being 'overwhelmed'

Jan 13th 2021, 5:19 PM 41,443 Views 14 Comments

Boris Johnson said NHS staff were being placed under colossal strain by the pandemic.

# uk - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors
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Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors

Jan 12th 2021, 9:42 AM 99,777 Views 150 Comments

One driver asked if a border guard could “take off the meat and you leave me the bread”.

# uk - Monday 11 January, 2021

Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs
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Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs

Jan 11th 2021, 1:08 PM 15,627 Views 47 Comments

Seven mass vaccination centres opened across England today.

# uk - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk
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Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk

Jan 10th 2021, 3:02 PM 51,697 Views 53 Comments

“I’m absolutely going to back the police because the challenge here is that every flex can be fatal,” the UK Health Secretary said.

Brexit deal's 'rules of origin' spark trade confusion
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Brexit deal's 'rules of origin' spark trade confusion

Jan 10th 2021, 12:50 PM 48,513 Views 45 Comments

The rules determine whether an export is considered British or not.

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
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'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response

Jan 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 94,397 Views 69 Comments

The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.

# uk - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?
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Opinion: What lessons, if any, can we learn from German reunification in considering a united Ireland?

Jan 9th 2021, 8:30 AM 37,879 Views 114 Comments

In the wake of Brexit, as some debate continues about a united Ireland in the future, Dr Thamil Ananthavinayagan looks at the reunification of Germany and the lessons it can provide.

# uk - Friday 8 January, 2021

Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’
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Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’

Jan 8th 2021, 5:03 PM 21,343 Views 85 Comments

Former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett made the prediction as peers debated the agreement between the UK and EU.

People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt
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People going to England and Scotland will need a negative Covid-19 test to enter - but Ireland is exempt

Jan 8th 2021, 9:58 AM 26,026 Views 14 Comments

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the move was designed to prevent new variants of the disease coming into the UK.

# uk - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

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 96,524 Views 87 Comments

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

# uk - Monday 4 January, 2021

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England
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Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England

Jan 4th 2021, 8:06 PM 95,905 Views 71 Comments

The British Prime Minister made the announcement in a televised address setting out new emergency measures.

'Extremely small' number of consignments refused at Dublin Port for having incorrect documents
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'Extremely small' number of consignments refused at Dublin Port for having incorrect documents

Jan 4th 2021, 4:13 PM 14,693 Views 10 Comments

Four vans looking to travel to the UK had issues yesterday at Dublin Port.

# uk - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January
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Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January

Dec 30th 2020, 7:45 PM 49,669 Views 17 Comments

Both variants are feared to be more transmissible, and research is ongoing.

'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons
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'A new and great future': Britain's EU trade deal clears the Commons

Updated Dec 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 19,178 Views 40 Comments

Britain will leave the European single market and customs union at 11pm tomorrow.

Covid-19: UK health service facing 'unsustainable' pressure as ambulances queue outside hospitals
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Covid-19: UK health service facing 'unsustainable' pressure as ambulances queue outside hospitals

Dec 30th 2020, 9:30 AM 33,221 Views 35 Comments

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to announce more Tier 4 restrictions.

# uk - Monday 28 December, 2020

UK reports record number of new Covid-19 infections as case numbers continue to surge
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UK reports record number of new Covid-19 infections as case numbers continue to surge

Dec 28th 2020, 4:31 PM 93,796 Views 31 Comments

A total of 41,385 new cases were recorded today.

# uk - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'
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Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'

Dec 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,177 Views 30 Comments

The EU and the UK published full 1,246-page text of the treaty yesterday.

# uk - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’
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Congestion eases at UK border but hauliers warn ‘it’s not over yet’

Dec 26th 2020, 2:38 PM 22,194 Views 7 Comments

15,000 lorry drivers have been tested for coronavirus as of noon today.

Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’
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Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’

Dec 26th 2020, 1:31 PM 51,063 Views 18 Comments

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack insists the UK Government has struck a “‘fantastic deal”.

'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published
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'The devil is in the detail': Scrutiny of Brexit deal begins after full text of trade agreement is published

Dec 26th 2020, 12:43 PM 33,626 Views 26 Comments

The 1,246-page document waspublished this morning.

# uk - Friday 25 December, 2020

'That approach can't continue forever': Britain travel ban to be replaced by strict health regulations
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'That approach can't continue forever': Britain travel ban to be replaced by strict health regulations

Dec 25th 2020, 10:54 AM 32,050 Views 26 Comments

The government first introduced a suspension on flights and passenger ferries from Britain last Sunday night for an initial 48-hour period.