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# uk - Thursday 3 December, 2020

UK minister says Britain is receiving vaccine before others because it is a 'better country'
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# Vaccine Race

UK minister says Britain is receiving vaccine before others because it is a 'better country'

Dec 3rd 2020, 1:06 PM 46,918 Views 81 Comments

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said the UK has the ‘best medical regulator’.

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab
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EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:04 AM 16,268 Views 37 Comments

The UK formally approved the vaccine yesterday.

# uk - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels
# Time Is Ticking
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# Time Is Ticking

Boris Johnson remains ‘optimistic’ of post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:44 PM 9,196 Views 21 Comments

Michel Barnier has briefed EU ambassadors on the negotiations amid little signs of progress as time runs out.

# uk - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

House of Commons backs Johnson’s Covid tiers despite threat of rebellion from Tory MPs
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House of Commons backs Johnson’s Covid tiers despite threat of rebellion from Tory MPs

Dec 1st 2020, 8:05 PM 9,812 Views 2 Comments

MPs voted for the measures to replace the second national lockdown in England by a majority of 213.

Pat Finucane murder: Taoiseach notes President-elect Joe Biden's support as he pushes for international pressure on UK
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# Belfast

Pat Finucane murder: Taoiseach notes President-elect Joe Biden's support as he pushes for international pressure on UK

Updated Dec 1st 2020, 3:00 PM 24,148 Views 79 Comments

The UK announced yesterday that no immediate inquiry would be held into the solicitor’s murder.

UK judge set to award damages against Irish suspect over bombing that killed four British soldiers
# Hyde Park Bombing
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# Hyde Park Bombing

UK judge set to award damages against Irish suspect over bombing that killed four British soldiers

Dec 1st 2020, 7:08 AM 20,873 Views 14 Comments

The High Court found that John Downey was an active participant in the 1982 bombing.

# uk - Sunday 29 November, 2020

UK Culture Secretary to write to Netflix amid fears The Crown could damage the image of British royals
# Royal Grumble
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# Royal Grumble

UK Culture Secretary to write to Netflix amid fears The Crown could damage the image of British royals

Nov 29th 2020, 3:21 PM 77,870 Views 48 Comments

Oliver Dowden feels Netflix should put a ‘health warning’ before each episode of the series.

UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats
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# Deal

UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats

Nov 29th 2020, 7:19 AM 8,668 Views 0 Comments

The deal will see more police deployed in the route.

# uk - Saturday 28 November, 2020

UK and France sign agreement to prevent migrant crossings in English Channel
# Migration
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# Migration

UK and France sign agreement to prevent migrant crossings in English Channel

Nov 28th 2020, 5:50 PM 18,163 Views 14 Comments

The number of French police officers patrolling a 150km stretch of coastline is to be doubled.

Sturgeon has 'never been more certain' of Scottish independence
# Scotland
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# Scotland

Sturgeon has 'never been more certain' of Scottish independence

Nov 28th 2020, 12:34 PM 26,082 Views 58 Comments

Opinion polls in recent months have shown that a majority of public opinion in Scotland now supports independence.

UK police investigate after activists change Kent road signs to welcome visitors to the 'Toilet of England'
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# You Kent Be Serious

UK police investigate after activists change Kent road signs to welcome visitors to the 'Toilet of England'

Nov 28th 2020, 11:30 AM 39,754 Views 22 Comments

A number of signs across the English county were changed by campaigners.

# uk - Friday 27 November, 2020

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries
# Brexit Saga
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# Brexit Saga

Talks on 'almost impossible' trade deal spill into weekend as focus shifts to fisheries

Nov 27th 2020, 2:30 PM 10,027 Views 8 Comments

Although the focus has mostly been on State aid and the level-playing field, that is shifting to fisheries in the past few weeks.

Boris Johnson 'facing Tory revolt' over plans to impose tough restrictions on 99% of English population
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

Boris Johnson 'facing Tory revolt' over plans to impose tough restrictions on 99% of English population

Nov 27th 2020, 8:17 AM 21,797 Views 13 Comments

More than 55 million people will be placed into Tier 2 and Tier 3 from next week.

# uk - Thursday 26 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 26th 2020, 7:31 PM 19,635 Views 6 Comments

The new restrictions will take effect after 2 December.

# uk - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

UK Foreign Office minister resigns over plans to slash aid budget
# Baroness Sugg
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# Baroness Sugg

UK Foreign Office minister resigns over plans to slash aid budget

Nov 25th 2020, 5:54 PM 24,869 Views 21 Comments

Baroness Sugg, whose brief included sustainable development, said promises should be kept in the ‘tough times as well as the good’.

# uk - Saturday 21 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 21st 2020, 4:08 PM 33,171 Views 28 Comments

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

# uk - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Draft report into Priti Patel bullying allegations found she broke the UK's ministerial code
# Investigation
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# Investigation

Draft report into Priti Patel bullying allegations found she broke the UK's ministerial code

Nov 19th 2020, 7:14 PM 38,330 Views 22 Comments

An investigation was launched in March over allegations that Patel belittled colleagues and clashed with officials.

# uk - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Each day of greater Christmas freedom in England ‘could mean five days of tighter measures’
# Covid Christmas
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# Covid Christmas

Each day of greater Christmas freedom in England ‘could mean five days of tighter measures’

Nov 18th 2020, 8:30 PM 18,779 Views 7 Comments

Public Health England director Dr Susan Hopkins said people will have to be ‘very responsible’ and reduce contacts again after Christmas.

# uk - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Boris Johnson has tested negative for Covid-19, but remains in self-isolation
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# UK

Boris Johnson has tested negative for Covid-19, but remains in self-isolation

Nov 17th 2020, 4:01 PM 11,921 Views 13 Comments

Johnson was tested as part of a pilot scheme for staff in No 10 Downing Street.

# uk - Friday 13 November, 2020

Nurse (30) accused of murdering eight babies in England appears in court
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# Chester Crown Court

Nurse (30) accused of murdering eight babies in England appears in court

Nov 13th 2020, 7:50 PM 36,979 Views 0 Comments

Lucy Letby, aged 30, is alleged to have murdered five baby boys and three baby girls.

# uk - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Man (26) pleads guilty to murdering three men in Reading park knife attack
# Old Bailey
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# Old Bailey

Man (26) pleads guilty to murdering three men in Reading park knife attack

Nov 11th 2020, 7:11 PM 23,420 Views 0 Comments

James Furlong, aged 36, David Wails, aged 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, aged 39, all died in the attack on 20 June.

Coronavirus: UK becomes the first country in Europe to surpass 50,000 deaths
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# Covid Death Toll

Coronavirus: UK becomes the first country in Europe to surpass 50,000 deaths

Nov 11th 2020, 5:55 PM 36,180 Views 19 Comments

Meanwhile, Italy has recorded 1 million cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

# uk - Thursday 5 November, 2020

England's new Covid-19 lockdown starts today - here are the rules
# New Rules
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# New Rules

England's new Covid-19 lockdown starts today - here are the rules

Nov 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,162 Views 3 Comments

Labour’s Keir Starmer said it would be “madness” not to extend the measures if they didn’t work.

# uk - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

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Confusion sown by UK ministers over rules for England's lockdown

Nov 3rd 2020, 2:51 PM 19,605 Views 12 Comments

New rules are coming into effect in England on Thursday in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19.

# uk - Monday 2 November, 2020

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning
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# Centenary

Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning

Nov 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 22,228 Views 27 Comments

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.

# uk - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner
# David Jamieson
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# David Jamieson

UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner

Oct 28th 2020, 12:01 PM 25,832 Views 20 Comments

David Jamieson also spoke of his fears of a ‘time bomb’ of civil unrest.

# uk - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Tory MP in UK criticised for saying ‘chaotic parents’ send children to school hungry
# John Penrose
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# John Penrose

Tory MP in UK criticised for saying ‘chaotic parents’ send children to school hungry

Oct 27th 2020, 10:20 PM 25,837 Views 12 Comments

John Penrose is a former minister who is married to NHS Test and Trace chief Diana Harding.

UK Labour calls for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane
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# Pat Finucane

UK Labour calls for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane

Oct 27th 2020, 1:50 PM 18,432 Views 14 Comments

The solicitor was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989 amid claims of collusion with state security forces.

# uk - Friday 23 October, 2020

Tougher Covid-19 restrictions come into force in UK
# Manchester
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# Manchester

Tougher Covid-19 restrictions come into force in UK

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:26 AM 18,905 Views 1 Comment

Greater Manchester moved into the highest alert level, Tier 3, this morning, and Wales will introduce its two-week “firebreak” lockdown at 6pm.

# uk - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming
# Endgame
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# Endgame

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:12 AM 10,033 Views 13 Comments

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

# uk - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told
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# Peers

UK government suffered 'biggest political defeat' in House of Lords over Brexit bill, TDs are told

Oct 21st 2020, 5:14 PM 30,290 Views 17 Comments

Members of the UK’s House of Lords addressed an Oireachtas Committee about the Internal Market Bill.

# uk - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'Immoral': Mayor informed of £22 million for Greater Manchester during press conference
# Tier 3 Restrictions
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# Tier 3 Restrictions

'Immoral': Mayor informed of £22 million for Greater Manchester during press conference

Oct 20th 2020, 6:06 PM 33,392 Views 12 Comments

A Labour MP tweeted that they had been informed the £22 million would only go towards helping the test and trace system.

# uk - Monday 19 October, 2020

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue
# Looming Deadline
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# Looming Deadline

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 3:10 PM 34,896 Views 52 Comments

The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19
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# Coronavirus

Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19

Oct 19th 2020, 2:24 PM 23,453 Views 21 Comments

The “sharp and deep” lockdown will begin at 6pm on 23 October.

# uk - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Migrant boats cross the Channel as hundreds greet asylum seekers at barracks
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# Channel Crossing

Migrant boats cross the Channel as hundreds greet asylum seekers at barracks

Oct 17th 2020, 5:22 PM 43,480 Views 44 Comments

Up to 200 people gathered outside a military barracks in Kent where asylum-seekers are being housed.

# uk - Monday 12 October, 2020

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?
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# Coronavirus

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?

Oct 12th 2020, 7:02 PM 40,352 Views 12 Comments

The new restrictions are expected to become law on Wednesday.

NI Secretary to decide whether to hold Pat Finucane murder inquiry 'by end of November'
# Belfast
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# Belfast

NI Secretary to decide whether to hold Pat Finucane murder inquiry 'by end of November'

Oct 12th 2020, 3:40 PM 9,149 Views 0 Comments

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast.

# uk - Saturday 10 October, 2020

North of England leaders call for more cash as further lockdowns loom with three-level system of restrictions
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# Coronavirus

North of England leaders call for more cash as further lockdowns loom with three-level system of restrictions

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 3:07 PM 32,863 Views 25 Comments

Ireland has a five-level system, with the whole country currently under Level 3.

# uk - Friday 9 October, 2020

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal
# Time Running Out
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# Time Running Out

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal

Oct 9th 2020, 1:59 PM 9,578 Views 9 Comments

No 10 says there have been ‘useful discussions’ but that differences remain on some ‘important issues’.

# uk - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Around 17,000 UK driver licences in Ireland need to be traded in before the end of the year
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Around 17,000 UK driver licences in Ireland need to be traded in before the end of the year

Oct 8th 2020, 1:38 PM 25,980 Views 18 Comments

The NDLS is expecting a surge in applications in the final weeks before the transition period ends on 31 December.