Critics of beleaguered opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer say he lacks policies, a message, politics and even the will to oppose Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government. But his Labour Party is still striving to present a front of unity amid barely-concealed infighting.
One of the hotspots for the feared "indian variant" of COVID-19 is Bolton in Greater Manchester, a town with a high population of British Pakistanis — an ethnic group that has been reluctant to be vaccinated against the deadly virus.
During the two-hour interview, which was viewed by millions of people across the world, the Duchess of Cambridge made several sensational claims about the royal family. In particular, the 39-year-old accused the Palace of racism, spreading lies, and denying her help when she felt suicidal.
In May 2019 Leon Maxwell, 38, a 20 stone bodybuilder, was shot dead outside Queensbury tube station in north London. Seven young men were charged with killing him and four of them are currently on trial.
Last spring Boris Johnson fell seriously ill with the COVID-19 virus. On 6 April 2020 he was taken into an intensive care unit and there were fears he would become the first prime minister in modern Britain to die while in office.
Last week, the Home Office launched an information campaign calling on EU citizens living in the UK to apply for the nation's settlement scheme as soon as possible.
The perpetrator John Gibson served the future monarch and her husband Prince Philip for six years. Gibson also served Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He has detailed life in royal service in a new biography callled "From Belfast's Sandy Row to Buckingham Palace".
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK unemployment dropped to 4.8 percent from January to March this year, but only 0.3 percentage points lower than in the previous quarter, as the economy began to show signs of recovery with the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions, the Office for National Statistics reported on Tuesday.
The incident occurred as "anti-Jewish sentiment" in London reportedly witnessed an increase amid the ongoing escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which flared earlier this month.
Amid the worst week of Israeli-Palestinian violence in years, which spiralled on 6 May, thousands marched through central London to call on the UK government to stop allowing what they described as "Israel's brutal violence against, and oppression of, the Palestinian people".
In UK local elections on 6 May, the Labour Party lost control of eight councils and more than 300 seats, with opposition MPs and activists stunned by the failures; former boss Jeremy Corbyn was blamed by the media and the new leadership, headed by Keir Starmer, for having tarnished the party's image.
Buckingham Palace usually opens to the public during the summer so tourists can explore state rooms and enjoy exhibitions, but its doors have been closed for a second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former leader of the United Kingdom's main opposition party Jeremy Corbyn slammed the current Labour leadership as being "weak" following the party's record low election performance.
Prince Harry appeared on the “Armchair Expert” mental wellness podcast hosted by American actor Dax Shepard on 13 May, where he vented the struggles he had experienced while a full-time royal, and allowed himself a jab at his father, Prince Charles, for “treating me the way he was treated”.
Amid ongoing global vaccination efforts, the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has stood out for its side effects, with health authorities around the world reporting dozens of cases of potentially lethal blood clots in the brain. Dozens of nations have temporarily restricted the jab’s use, or issued updated guidelines for the preparation’s use.
Jennifer Arcuri, a business student when she met then-London mayor Boris Johnson in 2012, has claimed she had a four-year fling with the current UK Prime Minister, who has never publicly accepted nor denied having an affair with the American entrepreneur.
Prince Andrew stepped back from royal duties after a growing backlash following a BBC interview about his friendship with late sex predator Jeffrey Epstein had become a "major disruption" to the Royal Family. He asked the Queen for permission to withdraw for the "foreseeable future", leaving open the issue of if he would return to public life.
LONDON (Sputnik) - Several police officers were injured at the demonstration held in support of Palestinians in London, the Metropolitan Police said.
While a spokesman for Patel argued that she "rightly followed up representations made to her about the vital supply of PPE," Labour is accusing her of "a glaring and flagrant breach of the Ministerial Code."
Amid the fallout from the ongoing trade war between the US and China, numerous countries including India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Sweden, and the UK have bowed to Washington’s pressure and banned the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, citing national security concerns rooted in allegations its 5G kit could be used to spy for Beijing.