Duffield, MP for Canterbury, resigned as whip and apologised after newspaper revelations she’d met her partner while lockdown restrictions were in place despite not living together, at a time people from separate households were still barred from meeting.
An estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed PTSD in their lifetime, according to the American Psychiatric Association, although the affliction is much more common among certain groups, including firefighters, war veterans, rape victims and teenage car crash survivors.
The development comes as the government of Boris Johnson has found itself in hot water after the prime minister’s aide, Dominic Cummings, violated lockdown rules during the pandemic and travelled to his parents’ house with his wife, who had coronavirus symptoms. The news caused huge outrage among the British public and politicians.
Brits have been circulating protest posters on social media, announcing demonstrations for the coming week, as US states have increasingly been taking top security measures to ease social unrest in the wake of an unarmed black man's killing in Minneapolis.
The US department of agriculture’s $3 billion Farmers to Families Food Box programme has been delivering surplus perishable produce like milk, meat and vegetables to food banks and pantries, although it’s uncertain how long this federal support will endure.
On 25 May, George Floyd was detained outside a corner store in Minneapolis and police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground with his knee for over eight minutes. Floyd repeatedly said that he could not breathe and eventually became unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the Hennepin County Medical Centre about an hour later.
According to a controversial article, the couple was very tired because they have been forced to take on more royal duties since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle resigned from the Royal Family, which Kensington Palace calls wrong.
Boris Johnson has reportedly put a gag on his maverick “svengali” Dominic Cummings, preventing him from making new explosive media appearances and controversial blog posts after previously rising to his defence.
Earlier this month, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon outlined a roadmap for the nation to start loosening the coronavirus restrictions.
On Wednesday, the British government launched a National Health Service (NHS) programme capable of tracking the contacts of at least 10,000 people who tested positive for COVID-19.
The UK's Labour Party entered 2020 at a historical low, having suffered their worst loss since 1935 in the December general election. With the government struggling to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the PM's top aide embroiled in scandal, and a new leader of Her Majesty's opposition entering the stage, Labour's electoral prospects have suddenly risen.
The comparison will likely evoke mixed reactions. For many, the Blair years are seen as some of Labour’s worst, highlighted in particular by the decision to join the US in invading Iraq. For others, Mr Blair was seen as a sensible centrist pair of hands, especially when compared to the hard left instincts of the more recent leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
Conservative MPs across the country have had to respond to constituents' demands over the controversial behavior of chief government advisor Dominic Cummings. In one instance, the MP for Totnes found himself responding to hundreds of emails.
The incident caused a stir in 2019 when the man was charged with sending malicious communications to a number of MPs. At the time, he refused to enter a guilty plea.
There is a growing rift between the government and its top scientific advisors as the UK looks to ease certain lockdown restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Police in the US are wrongly being used to treat the consequences of decades of de-industralisation and austerity, according to sociologist and policing expert Alex Vitale. Re-training programmes and other measures haven't worked, he argues, because it is the nature of policing itself which is the problem.
A former quarry in Buxton, UK may look like a perfect tourist attraction for those who are willing to enjoy sky blue waters and share Insta snaps with their followers. In reality, the place is a toxic lime dump that can cost its visitors not only their health, but sometimes even their lives.
The UK government has started winding down social distancing rules across the country. England was the first to announce an exit strategy, but government advisers say that the rate of new coronavirus cases is still too high and may lead to more deaths.
The United Kingdom's new track and tracing programme has officially been launched, with those who tested positive for COVID-19 now receiving messages asking for details about people they have recently been in contact with, to help identify new cases of the virus.
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson invited US President Donald Trump during phone talks to take part in a virtual Global Vaccine Summit scheduled for 4 June, the prime minister's office said on Friday.