Tag: London

Mixed feelings, a leader in quarantine mar UK ‘freedom day’

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LONDON — Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England’s nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining...

‘United Pingdom:’ Firms in England fret over staff shortages

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LONDON — Businesses in England warned Monday that a “pingdemic” of people receiving notifications on their phones telling them to self-isolate because of contact...

Nightclubs elated, but doubts cloud England’s ‘Freedom Day’

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LONDON — Sparkling wine, confetti, a midnight countdown: It’s not New Year’s Eve, but it might as well be for England’s clubbers. After 17...

UK’s Johnson avoids quarantine after colleague catches COVID

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LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been identified by the country’s test-and-trace system as a contact of a confirmed coronavirus case —...

Not rotten: Ex-Sex Pistol defends TV show in row with singer

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LONDON — Former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones said Friday that he dislikes former bandmate John Lydon and hasn’t spoken to him since 2008...

Freedom or folly? UK’s end to mandatory masks sows confusion

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LONDON — For many, it’s a common courtesy or a sensible precaution. For others, it's an imposition, a daily irritation. ...

UK’s top medic warns of ‘scary’ COVID numbers in hospital

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LONDON — The British government’s top medical adviser has warned that the number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus could reach “quite scary” levels...

Anarchy in UK court? Ex-Sex Pistols sue singer Johnny Rotten

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LONDON — Two former members of the Sex Pistols are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an...

No change here: London to retain masks on public transport

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LONDON — Mask-wearing will be required on London's transport network even after the legal obligation to wear them in England is lifted on July...

UK to ban online racists from games after Euro 2020 uproar

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LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from attending soccer matches after three...