A plane used by the Royal Family and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be painted red, white and blue to “better represent the UK around the world,” a patriotic makeover after Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Haircuts, holidays and a pint at the pub remain off limits but prices for takeaway coffees, muffins and fitness classes have returned to Britain’s inflation data, giving a picture of how the coronavirus lockdown is easing.
Health minister Matt Hancock apologised on Wednesday to England soccer player Marcus Rashford for getting his name wrong, suggesting that confusion with the star of the Harry Potter films was behind the slip-up.
Britain has increased the amount of dexamethasone it has in stock and on order to 240,000 doses, health minister Matt Hancock said on Wednesday, after a preliminary trial result showed it reduced mortality in the most severe COVID-19 cases.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader taunted Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday for batting back questions, quipping that if he wanted to change places then he would be happy to so right now.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Charities and former British prime ministers condemned the government’s decision on Tuesday to merge its diplomatic and aid departments, warning it could not come at a worse time and that “the world’s poorest will pay the price”.
Britain is continuing medical trials to see if it can combine other drugs with a steroid treatment shown to reduce deaths among some COVID-19 patients, Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said on Tuesday.
Britain will merge its diplomatic and aid departments, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, promising that a combined department would better promote British interests without cutting spending on overseas projects.
The number of people on British employers’ payrolls fell by more than 600,000 in April and May as the coronavirus lockdown hit the labour market, and vacancies plunged by the most on record, data showed on Tuesday.
Scientists at Imperial College London will start the first clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine this week with more than 45 million pounds in backing from the UK government and philanthropic donors.
Britain’s government expects to receive a report on the findings and recommendations from a new cross-government commission on racism by the end of this year, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty on Monday to a charge of outraging public decency and was sentenced to 14 days in jail after he urinated next to a memorial to a murdered policeman during far-right protests in central London.
Statues of historical figures including Winston Churchill have been boarded up ahead of more expected protests on Saturday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was “shameful” that the monument to Britain’s wartime leader was at risk of attack.
Britain said on Friday it would introduce border controls in stages on European Union goods after the end of the Brexit transition period, to try to soften the blow for companies already battling the coronavirus pandemic.
The EU’s executive said on Friday it was reassured that London was keen to step up the momentum of talks to implement the Withdrawal Agreement divorce deal agreed with Britain last year, but it warned that the window of opportunity was closing fast.
Britain’s government are adopting a “pragmatic and flexible” approach to help businesses adjust to the changes when the status quo transition period ends with the European Union, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
British courts are preparing to fast-track prosecutions for the Black Lives Matter protests, as justice secretary Robert Buckland has told magistrates to model the process along the lines of the response to rioting in London in 2011, The Times newspaper reported.