COVID-19 vaccines may not stop spread of Delta variant, UK Health agency warns

Scientists at the United Kingdom’s health regulator Public Health England on Friday flagged early signs that vaccination against Covid-19 may not prevent transmission of the Delta variant of the infection, Reuters reported. The observation means that those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to transmit the Delta variant as easily as those who have … Continue reading COVID-19 vaccines may not stop spread of Delta variant, UK Health agency warns

Bank of England sets financial plan to improve UK economy

The Bank of England (BoE) said on Thursday, August 5, it could see a modest reduction ahead in the huge support it has provided to Britain's economy during the COVID-19 pandemic and set out how it could gradually tighten monetary policy. Photo by Anthony on Pexels.com For now, the central bank decided to keep its stimulus at full speed, … Continue reading Bank of England sets financial plan to improve UK economy

Whistleblower Protection in the UK and USA on COVID-19

1.       Introduction Whistleblowing is central to achieving good corporate governance within a political system[1]. This explains why countries need reliable mechanisms for identifying and correcting unethical and unlawful practices in organisations. But every action is open to a reaction so it is a common occurrence for organisations to retaliate against whistleblowers. Evidence-based reports from Whistleblower … Continue reading Whistleblower Protection in the UK and USA on COVID-19

What you need to know about abortion in the UK

An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It's also sometimes known as a termination of pregnancy. The pregnancy is ended either by taking medicines or having a surgical procedure. Depression How to get an abortion Abortions can only be carried out under the care of an NHS hospital or a licensed clinic, and … Continue reading What you need to know about abortion in the UK

Why Boris will delay June 21 lockdown

BORIS Johnson is set to delay lockdown lifting “freedom day” to July 19 after cases of the mutant Indian strain exploded by 240 per cent in just a week, The Sun can reveal. Boris Johnson Under plans drawn up to be announced on Monday, a two-week review will be included meaning Covid restrictions could be dropped on … Continue reading Why Boris will delay June 21 lockdown

The Queen and Royal Family host G7 leaders

The Queen and senior members of the royal family have gathered at the Eden Project where they are hosting a joint dinner for the leaders of the G7. The monarch was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they welcomed the leaders of the … Continue reading The Queen and Royal Family host G7 leaders

COVID-19: UK Police advise victims of sextortion, ‘don’t pay a dime’

Thousands of young men each year in the UK are falling victim to a cruel scam, one that is also claiming lives.Sextortion is a cyber-entrapment crime which involves the threat of sharing images or footage - often 'nudes' - to extort money from people. The scammers use fake identities online to befriend vulnerable, often young, … Continue reading COVID-19: UK Police advise victims of sextortion, ‘don’t pay a dime’

COVID-19: UK relaxes lockdown restrictions amid fear of new virus strains

DESPITE concerns over the spread of a more infectious Covid-19 variant, most of the UK took a step towards normality on Monday (17) with lockdown restrictions being eased. Across England, Wales and most of Scotland, full indoor hospitality in pubs, restaurants and cafes returned, and cinemas, theatres and sports venues were to open their doors … Continue reading COVID-19: UK relaxes lockdown restrictions amid fear of new virus strains

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Bank of England: The UK economy will rise again

The Bank of England voiced cautious optimism Thursday about the U.K.'s economic outlook in the wake of a sharp fall in coronavirus infections and the rapid rollout of the nation's COVID-19 vaccination program. The Bank of England voiced cautious optimism Thursday about the U.K.'s economic outlook in the wake of a sharp fall in coronavirus … Continue reading Bank of England: The UK economy will rise again

NO-WAY-IRAN: UK protests new charges against Zaghari-Ratcliffe

New charges of "propaganda against the system" made by Iran against British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a week after she finished serving a five-year sentence, are "unacceptable", Britain says. It is unacceptable that Iran was pursuing a second case against British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, British foreign minister Dominic Raab has said. "It is unacceptable that … Continue reading NO-WAY-IRAN: UK protests new charges against Zaghari-Ratcliffe