Britain

UK eases curbs on blood donations for gay and bisexual men

Those who have had the same sexual partner for the last three months will now be eligible to donate, NHS Blood and Transplant said.

published on : 14th June 2021

Boris Johnson expected to announce delay in next England unlocking

British scientists and doctors urged the prime minister to err on the side of caution and postpone implementing the fourth stage of his government's four-step unlocking plan for England. 

published on : 14th June 2021

UK Brexit border tensions intrude on G-7 summit

Britain and the EU are in a spat over post-Brexit trade arrangements that could see British sausages banned from entering Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK that borders the 27-nation bloc.

published on : 13th June 2021

Meltdown? Turmoil at Sanjeev Gupta's Liberty Steel stokes job fears in UK

Gupta was once seen as the saviour of British steelmaking but is now fighting for survival following the collapse of its main lender Greensill Capital and fraud allegations.

published on : 30th May 2021

Britain's PM Boris Johnson weds in secret ceremony: Reports

When elected in 2019, he became the first prime minister to live at Downing Street as part of an unmarried couple.

published on : 30th May 2021

Boris Johnson to wed fiancee Carrie Symonds in July 2022: Report

Johnson, 56, and Symonds, 33, based at their Downing Street flat, were engaged in late 2019 and together have a one-year-old son, Wilfred.

published on : 24th May 2021

Former aide says UK's Johnson lied over Covid response

The influential adviser was sacked at the end of last year, and has recently been involved in a war of words with Downing Street, which accused him of leaking internal conversations and documents.

published on : 23rd May 2021

Animal rights activists block McDonald's distribution centers in UK

The group said it intends to remain at the sites for at least 24 hours, causing "significant disruption" to the McDonald's supply chain.

published on : 22nd May 2021

UK launches booster COVID vaccine study as B1.617.2 variant cases rise

The Cov-Boost study will trial seven vaccines to provide data on the impact of a third dose on patients' immune responses.

published on : 20th May 2021

Nothing conclusive on B1.617.2 variant to deviate from lockdown plans, says UK PM Boris Johnson

Johnson said the government is keeping everything under "very close observation" following the emergence of the B1.617.2 variant of concern.

published on : 18th May 2021

Nurse who helped saved Boris Johnson's life quits in protest

Jenny McGee was one of two intensive-care nurses who gave Johnson round-the-clock treatment a year ago when he was struck down with Covid. 

published on : 18th May 2021

Lockdown in Bolton city not ruled out to curb spread of B1.617.2 variant: UK health secretary

Bolton town has seen a sharp spike in infections since mid-April, Public Health England said.

published on : 16th May 2021

UK set to rediscover freedom after vaccination success

Thanks to an efficient vaccine rollout programme, Britain is finally saying goodbye to months of tough lockdown restrictions.

published on : 14th May 2021

UK economy showed resilience ahead of big lockdown easing

The economy even managed to grow by a monthly rate of 2.1% in March when the country began easing some restrictions, notably by reopening schools.

published on : 12th May 2021

US downplays prospect of post-Brexit trade deal with UK

Antony Blinken said any deal would take “some time” and that U.S. President Joe Biden wants to ensure any trade agreement would benefit American workers and their families.

published on : 6th May 2021
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