World Jul 05Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubs
The reopening of pubs in England does not seem to have overwhelmed emergency services as many had feared ahead of the biggest easing of Britain’s coronavirus lockdown. But one senior police officer said Sunday it was “crystal clear” that drunk people…
World Jun 26Person shot in Glasgow has died. 6 others injured, police say
The individual shot by armed police during an incident in Glasgow has died and six other people, including a police officer, were in a hospital being treated for injuries, Scottish police said Friday.
World Jun 25Thousands defy social distancing rules to cram onto English beaches amid hot weather
Police around the southern English coastal town of Bournemouth urged people to stay away as thousands defied social distancing guidelines and flocked to local beaches on what has been the U.K.’s hottest day of the year so far.
Education Jun 09U.K. drops plan to get all young children in school by summer
The British government has abandoned plans to have all younger children return to school in England before the summer holidays following concerns raised by principals that they could not meet coronavirus-related social distancing requirements.
World Jun 03Thousands in London decry racial injustice, police violence
Thousands of people demonstrated in London against police violence and racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd in the United States.
Health Jun 02U.K. study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death
A British study says people from ethnic minorities have died in larger relative numbers with COVID-19 than their white compatriots. The Public Health England study was published Tuesday and it found that people of Bangladeshi ethnicity had about twice the…
World May 19Pandemic threatens ‘years of progress’ on climate change
The World Economic Forum says that the coronavirus pandemic threatens to derail any progress made in recent years to deal with the climate crisis.
World May 10UK’s Johnson lays out road map for easing virus lockdown
The British government has replaced its “stay at home” coronavirus slogan with a new “stay alert” message, a move that has met with widespread criticism ahead of a speech Sunday in which Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lay out the…
World May 08Europe holds low-key Victory Day commemorations due to virus
Europe marked the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces in low-key fashion Friday because of coronavirus lockdown restrictions across the continent.
Economy Apr 27Over 4 million U.K. jobs furloughed under government plan
The British government says more than 4 million jobs have been saved in the U.K. as a result of a government scheme aimed at making sure firms hold onto staff during the coronavirus lockdown.