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‘Shambolic’ error causes 16,000 cases of Covid-19 to go unreported in England

A technical glitch which meant almost 16,000 Covid-19 cases in England went unreported has led to a delay in efforts to trace contacts of...

EU chief calls for trade talks with UK to ‘intensify’

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has called for trade talks with the UK to “intensify” as she prepared to take stock of...

Johnson pledges to get students home for Christmas despite rising Covid rates

Students will be able to go home for Christmas, despite coronavirus cases rising “quite rapidly” among young people. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to...

UK civil servants to have migration and race training after Windrush scandal

All staff at the UK's Home Office will be trained on the country's “history of migration and race” in efforts to address failings which...

Johnson’s controversial Brexit bill clears Commons

Boris Johnson’s controversial Brexit bill has cleared its final Commons hurdle – even though a number of senior Tories failed to vote for it. Former...

Boris Johnson apologises for lack of clarity over restrictions

The UK Prime Minister has apologised after he failed to clarify the new local lockdown measures for large parts of the North East of...

Fines of up to £10,000 for failing to self-isolate in England

People in England who refuse an order to self-isolate will face fines of up to £10,000 (€10,900), the UK government has warned amid deepening...

Amal Clooney quits as UK envoy over Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill

Amal Clooney has quit as Britain’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the UK government’s “lamentable” decision to override the Brexit divorce...

Johnson agrees compromise with rebel MPs on controversial internal market bill

The UK government has agreed to a compromise with Tory rebels over the controversial UK Internal Market Bill giving MPs a vote before using...

Barbados to remove Queen as head of state by November 2021

Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen of England as its head of state and become a republic by November, 2021. A speech...

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Americans travel home for Thanksgiving despite coronavirus surge

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the roads ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring petrol on the coronavirus fire, disregarding...

France warns masks and social distancing will remain after vaccine

France’s health minister says his country is readying to start administering Covid-19 vaccines in late December. But Olivier Veran has warned that people will still...

Owl rescued from New York Christmas tree returns to the wild

An owl that was rescued from the Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree has been released back into the wild. The tiny Saw-whet owl was named Rockefeller...

Suspect in Swiss knife attack had tried to travel to Syria

Police in Switzerland say a woman suspected of carrying out a knife attack that is being investigated as possible terrorism formed an online relationship...

Iran says British-Australian academic freed in exchange for three Iranians

Iran has released detained British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in exchange for three Iranians held abroad, according to Iran state TV. Ms Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne...
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