UK gov’t accused of ‘institutional racism’ against Blacks

The government will consider the recommendations made in the Race and Ethnic Disparities review, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who commissioned the report last summer following the rise of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the UK. "It is now right that the government considers their recommendations in detail, and assesses the implications … Continue reading UK gov’t accused of ‘institutional racism’ against Blacks

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The UK will do whatever it takes – Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely as the country reels from a new coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates to their highest recorded levels. Johnson, though, insisted he has “no doubt” that schools are safe and urged parents to send their children back into … Continue reading The UK will do whatever it takes – Boris Johnson

Brexit is a messy divorce for EU and UK

Brexit now a messy divorce for UK and EU

When Britons voted for Brexit in 2016, they were promised a smooth transition to a new economic relationship with the European Union. Now the two sides are hurtling toward a tumultuous split that threatens billions worth of trade and hundreds of thousands of jobs. An outcome almost no one wants looks increasingly hard to avoid, … Continue reading Brexit now a messy divorce for UK and EU

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UK issues warning on Pfizer vaccine after adverse reactions

The Britain's drug controller issued a warning to people having a history of allergies to avoid getting a jab of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine. The warning was issued after three people who received the vaccine suffered from allergic reactions.  "Any person with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food should not receive the … Continue reading UK issues warning on Pfizer vaccine after adverse reactions

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Brexit Update: UK agrees to remove law-breaking clauses in legislation

The UK has agreed to remove the law breaking elements of a piece of Brexit legislation that had been threatening to derail the prospect of a free trade deal with the EU and US. Boris Johnson's government has agreed "in principle" to remove controversial aspects of the UK Internal Market Bill, meaning there has been a resolution … Continue reading Brexit Update: UK agrees to remove law-breaking clauses in legislation

Why Margaret Keenan is trending on social media

By any standard Margaret is an extraordinary woman. She’s a healthy, spritely 90-year-old who only gave up working in a jewelery shop four years ago. Today she became even more remarkable. Margaret Keenan agreed to be the first person in the western world to be vaccinated against coronavirus. She came to University Hospital Coventry for a routine … Continue reading Why Margaret Keenan is trending on social media

UK unemployment rate highest in 3 years

Over 1.5 million Brits were unemployed from June to August, according to official figures. Meanwhile, 227,000 people were made redundant across the three summer months.The lingering coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdowns hit UK jobs particularly hard between June and August, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has acknowledged. Cash-strapped businesses had to make tough decisions … Continue reading UK unemployment rate highest in 3 years

UK coronavirus deaths reach record-high number since early March

The coronavirus death toll in UK hospitals, care homes and the wider community has risen by seven to 45,759, the lowest number reported since March 12, the government said. The figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK, which are thought to have passed 55,000, according to data from the Office for … Continue reading UK coronavirus deaths reach record-high number since early March

Top secrets to leading a healthy lifestyle

From banning unhealthy snacks being positioned at shop checkouts to the ending of Buy One Get One Free offers on junk food, the UK government has unveiled a raft of measures in a bid to tackle Britain's bulging waistlines. Currently in the UK two-thirds of adults and one-third of children are overweight which can lead to … Continue reading Top secrets to leading a healthy lifestyle

What you need to know about cats, pets and coronavirus

The UK has its first confirmed case of coronavirus in a pet cat. The cat caught Covid-19 from its owners, who tested positive for the virus, and all of them have since gone on to make full recoveries.But what do we know about the spread of the virus between humans and their pets? Can cats … Continue reading What you need to know about cats, pets and coronavirus