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UK govt must crack down on apps promoting extremism, Labour leader Starmer says, taking special aim at Telegram
The UK government must do more to crack down on platforms that fail to tackle violent content online, Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said, taking special aim at messenger app Telegram.
The UK has more new Covid-19 cases than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined
Last December, as the first of several worrying Covid-19 variants ripped through the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the unwelcome decision to cancel Christmas plans for millions of Brits.
UK Gov't Stands Firm on Household Price Cap Amid Energy Market Jitters
Rampant speculation on the energy market has seen the price of natural gas futures more than double in recent weeks — before crashing back after Russia pledged to honour all existing contracts via its network of pipelines. But entreprene...
Boris Johnson Government Under Spotlight As Covid Cases Rise Again In UK
Coronavirus: For two weeks, the number of new cases in Britain has wavered between 35,000 and 40,000 a day.
Arguing for vax passports and mandates on the basis some schools require polio jabs for kids is infantilizing and dishonest
Once a “conspiracy theory” denigrated by the mainstream media, vaccine passports are becoming increasingly common in so-called liberal democracies.
15 Beautiful Bags From The Spring/Summer 2022 Runways
Here are 15 trendy Spring/Summer 2022 bags straight from the runway, from layered bags on bags to mini party purses.
Sunak: Ministers "doing all we can” to fix supplies for shops.
Well, this brave statement is exactly the problem and not the solution. When politicians say we're "doing all we can", it generally means - as in this case - they're doing nothing, just blowing hot air. If they were able to do something...
Boris Johnson’s holiday villa linked to offshore tax havens, documents suggest
Marbella villa was lent to prime minister by Zac Goldsmith
Missoma and Harris Reed Celebrate Their Jewelry Collaboration With a Gothic-Themed Party
The collection marks Reed’s first foray into jewelry and a continuation of his signature gothic-meets-baroque romantic aesthetic.
EU offers cut in red tape in olive branch to UK over NI Brexit row
The proposals outlined by Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič aim to ease trade complications but will likely not meet UK demands to replace the Brexit protocol.
Vaccine Mix-And-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Says Study
The US government-sponsored trial is the first major US study to compare the effects of using different vaccines as boosters from the initial shot or shots.
Moderna Or Pfizer Booster Works Well For Those Vaccinated With J&J: Study
The study was conducted on 458 adults who had been vaccinated with one of three US-approved brands (Pfizer, Moderna or J&J) for at least 12 weeks.
Premier questions if blatant UK corruption is benchmark for VI’s good governance
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called out the blatant corruption in the United Kingdom’s management of its COVID-19 pandemic and asked whether that is the benchmark the Virgin Islands (V...
Bereaved relatives of Covid victims slam Boris Johnson after UK Prime Minister pictured painting on vacation
Relatives of Covid-19 victims have hit out at "deeply upsetting" images of Boris Johnson seen painting while on vacation -- just one day after his government was slated for its handling of the pandemic.
‘Alarming’ drop in life expectancy in England even before Covid pandemic hit, new university study shows
Life expectancy across the UK was falling even before the Covid pandemic hit, with researchers finding an “alarming” drop over the past decade, according to a study published by Imperial College London (ICL).
Brexit: Most NI checks on British goods to be scrapped
The EU has released its plan for a reduction of post-Brexit checks on goods and medicines arriving into Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.
Britain’s Covid Missteps Cost Thousands of Lives, Inquiry Finds
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s slowness last year to impose a lockdown and institute widespread testing had tragic results, according to a parliamentary report.
Legal challenge to ‘government by WhatsApp’
The government is facing a High Court challenge over its use of WhatsApp and instant messaging.
Lawmakers slam UK's Covid response, say 'herd immunity' strategy a public health failure
The U.K government’s approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak at the start of the pandemic has been called one of the country’s worst ever public health failures, following an inquiry by British lawmakers.
Brexit chaos - how much worse can it get? - more questions and answers.
Following Boris Johnson's Tory Party conference speech where he told the party faithful that the U.K. was to be transformed from a low skill/low pay economy to a high skill/high pay version without giving any idea how this nonsense might...
'UK justice system is like the abuse has continued,' says victim
A traumatised domestic abuse victim has said her experience of the justice system was so bad it was "like the abuse has continued".
Analysis: Anti-trans rhetoric is rife in the British media. Little is being done to extinguish the flames
Britain faces a critical shortage of workers, leading to fuel supply constraints, a run on petrol stations and unstacked shelves in supermarkets due to lack of staff or undelivered foodstuffs. Despite this immediate crisis affecting mill...
Boris Johnson responds with laughter to the exposure of Pandora's papers regarding the multi-million dollar house Tony Blair received for free as a bribe from Bahrain
Tony Blair sent thousands of British troops to be killed and wounded in the war against Iraq, in defense of the Gulf states and the region that paid him generously, while deceiving the military and the public as if Saddam had nuclear wea...
Iceland Suspends Moderna Covid Vaccine Over Heart-Inflammation Fears
"As the supply of Pfizer vaccine is sufficient in the territory ... the chief epidemiologist has decided not to use the Moderna vaccine in Iceland," said a statement published on the website of the Health Directorate.
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