England to move into tougher tier system after lockdown 2

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will confirm that the lockdown 2 restrictions he implemented across England are to end on December 2, his office said on Saturday. The lockdown will be followed by a return to a three-tiered set of regional restrictions as part of the government's "C

Post-Brexit UK announces military spending boost

Britain pledged to end the “era of retreat” by announcing a major increase in military spending, despite the coronavirus crisis pummeling the economy, as it seeks to define its post-Brexit role on the world stage.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the extra spending reflected the need t

Arrests made as UK anti-lockdown protest hits Bristol

British police arrested 14 people in the south-west town of Bristol on Saturday as around 200 people protested against nationwide lockdown measures. Authorities had already warned against the march going ahead because of recently introduced, month-long restrictions. Piers Corbyn, the brothe

UK to Test All Liverpool Residents for the Virus

The British government plans to trial a new citywide coronavirus testing program in Liverpool, offering regular testing to everyone who lives and works in the city of 500,000 in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Testing will take place throughout the city using a variety of technologies,

Johnson Locks down England as UK COVID-19 Cases Pass 1 Million

Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England back into a national lockdown after the United Kingdom passed the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases and a second wave of infections threatened to overwhelm the health service. The United Kingdom, which has the biggest official death toll in Europ

UK Police Arrest 31 Suspected of Online Child Abuse

Police in Britain said Monday they had arrested 31 suspected online child abusers for exploring thousands of sexual abuse images, as part of a large scale operation to fight these practices, AFP reported. The raids took place between September 28 and October 3 and led to the arrest of "31 suspect

UK reports highest daily COVID death toll since June

The United Kingdom reported 143 new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest daily figure since June, as parts of the country were facing tougher social distancing restrictions under a new three-tiered alert system.Tuesday’s figure raised the total number of people who have died in the U

British PM to unveil new coronavirus rules

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce new measures to tackle a growing coronavirus crisis on Monday, moving to work more closely with local leaders from England’s worst affected areas. With Johnson reluctant to repeat a national lockdown that would further hurt a stru

Large Study Shows 45,000 New Daily COVID Infections in England

There are as many as 45,000 new COVID infections in England each day, the largest study on prevalence of the coronavirus in the population said on Friday, adding that a resurgence in the north of the country could be replicated elsewhere in weeks. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to avert

Boris Johnson warns UK of 'bumpy' lead up to Christmas

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has warned that the coronavirus crisis will be “bumpy through to Christmas” as the UK faces a growing second wave of infections. Mr Johnson, speaking before the Conservative Party conference, said his government was taking a “balanced&r

UK seeking to move early on Covid-19, not spook people, says minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is not trying to scare people with Covid-19 restrictions but simply to move early in an attempt to limit the potential economic damage of a much more serious outbreak, a minister said today. “We’re not really trying to scare peop

Govt Adviser: UK May Be Moving Too Slowly to Tackle Sharp Rise In COVID-19

Britain could be moving too slowly to tackle the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases because of a lag between case numbers and deaths which means fatalities have remained relatively low, a government adviser said on Saturday. Graham Medley, a professor of infectious disease modelling, said he worried th

Police officer shot dead inside London station

A British police officer has been shot dead by a suspect inside a south London police station. The custody sergeant was killed and the suspect then turned the gun on themselves, according to the Evening Standard. The prisoner was being charged for possession of ammunition at around 2am, the Stan

UK 'heading in the wrong direction' as coronavirus cases rise

The UK’s battle with coronavirus is “heading in the wrong direction” and the country will face a very challenging winter, the country's chief medical officer said. On Monday, Prof Chris Whitty is going to make public the state of Britain’s pandemic response. The gove

Coronavirus: people in England who break self-isolation rules could be fined up to £10,000

People in England who refuse to follow an order to self-isolate to prevent the spread of the coronavirus could be fined up to £10,000 (Dh47,440), the UK government said on Saturday. The new legislation, which comes into effect on September 28, says that if someone tests positive for Co

Bodyguard of UK’s Raab Suspended after Leaving Gun on Plane

A bodyguard who was traveling with Britain’s foreign secretary has been suspended from duties after he reportedly left a loaded gun on a plane. British media reported Saturday that the police protection officer traveling with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on a visit to the United States le

UK government could use emergency powers to push through unlicensed vaccine

The British government is preparing to invoke emergency powers to allow the use of a coronavirus vaccine for the public, even if it has not met EU licensing requirements, the i newspaper reported. The UK would use its own emergency regulations to bypass EU law and roll out a vaccine for

Johnson's plan to break Brexit divorce treaty faces vote in UK parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to break international law by breaching parts of the Brexit divorce treaty with the European Union faces a vote in parliament on Monday amid growing opposition from within his own party. The House of Commons will on Monday debate the Internal Mark

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