Tag: United Kingdom government

UK seeks to avert shortages with COVID tests for food staff

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LONDON — The British government has announced plans for daily COVID-19 testing of critical food industry workers, allowing those who test negative to continue...

Judge: ‘Plausible’ N Ireland bombing could have been stopped

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LONDON — A Northern Ireland judge ruled Friday that there was plausible evidence that authorities could have prevented the worst single atrocity of the...

EU chief rejects renegotiation of NI rules in Brexit pact

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LONDON — The head of the European Union's executive arm flatly refused Thursday to renegotiate post-Brexit trade rules with the U.K. after Prime Minister...

Number of undocumented migrants into UK surpasses 2020 total

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LONDON — The number of undocumented migrants reaching Britain in small boats this year has surpassed the total for all of 2020, as people...

UK government ups pay rise for health staff in England to 3%

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LONDON — The British government has tripled its pay increase offer for more than a million National Health Service employees in England, but unions...

Ex-aide launches new salvo against UK’s Johnson over virus

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LONDON — A disgruntled former top aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the British leader was dismissive of the threat posed by surging...

UK opts not to vaccinate most under-18s against COVID-19

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LONDON — The British government decided Monday not to inoculate most children and teenagers against COVID-19 until more data on the available vaccines becomes...

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...

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 —...