On Thursday, the FBI arrested Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell on six charges, including enticing minors to engage in illegal sex acts. Prince Andrew is a close friend of both Epstein and Maxwell and has been accused by one of the late banker’s alleged victims of having sex with her when she was just 17.
On Monday, Nicola Sturgeon made it clear that she could not rule out quarantine checks for English travellers if there is a risk of COVID-19 coming to Scotland from "other parts of the UK".
Robert Jenrick has recently found himself in hot water since approving the development of 1,500 homes in East London worth more than $1.2 billion in a cash-for-favours scheme. His decision was ruled unlawful by the UK High Court.
The Sussexes started a new chapter in their lives, having dumped their senior royal roles in March, however it seems their bold and abrupt move has had certain psychological side effects.
A recurring theme of the coronavirus pandemic the world over has been the frequency with which politicians’ statements seemingly contradict reality – claims of success in battling COVID19, and “flattening the curve” while rates of infection and deaths rise being a prime example.
In March, Rishi Sunak reportedly indicated the UK government's readiness to write a blank cheque for the NHS, which is marking the 72nd anniversary of its creation on Sunday.
In late February, the British government announced that it would give Huawei a limited role in building the UK's 5G infrastructure, despite previous US warnings that the move could potentially compromise US-British intelligence sharing.
The development comes as England announces a major relaxation of safety measures introduced to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and even cinemas have been allowed to open, as well as places of worship.
The UK government has published guidlines for businesses on measures that should be implemented to reduce COVID-19 transmission, including reducing the number of people in enclosed spaces, providing sanitisers, and improving ventilation.
He drove home and visited hospital the next day, before submitting complaints to the City of London Police and Metropolitan Police, and police watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct. He claims to have since experienced severe paranoia while driving.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow considers the London High Court's ruling to deny Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's right to withdraw Venezuela's UK-stored gold assets outrageous, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan previously criticised illegal mass gatherings in the capital, calling them "deeply irresponsible", and the cabinet condemned unauthorised parties after several clashes occurred between law enforcement and revellers in various parts of the country.
Early July is set to see a new phase in Britain's lockdown relaxation, with quite a few eateries and pubs allowed to reopen their doors to the party-thirsty public. Brits have been warned that social distancing and other precautions are by all means in place, and the possibility of local lockdowns is still there.
Ghislaine Maxwell, arrested on Thursday and charged with sex trafficking, was high-profile pedophile and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's mistress. Prince Andrew, who was reportedly a close friend to the pair, is now being urged by prosecutors to come forward on the matter.
Earlier, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab refused to take a knee, arguing that the gesture felt like it was symbolising "subjugation and subordination" rather than liberation, and erroneously suggested that it had been taken from the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones", sparking a scandal.
Sadiq Khan's management of the police budget appears to be at odds with the central government, which remains committed to its initial plan to recruit additional law enforcement personnel, say British security experts, commenting on the mayor's "austerity" prognosis for the British police.
The WikiLeaks publisher is wanted in the United States for his role in publishing classified US documents which revealed war crimes perpetrated by US-led forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In February this year Safiyya Shaikh pleaded guilty to preparing the attacks and disseminating terrorist publications. As she is sentenced to a long prison sentence, Sputnik looks at who she is and why she wanted to kill so many people in the heart of Britain’s capital.
The news comes as the UK Foreign Office is also set to reveal the full list of "Air Bridge" countries exempted from quarantine rules on Friday, with countries being designated with threat levels red, amber or green according to the severity of infection rates.
The UK Cabinet could effectively ditch its air bridge plans in favour of simply ending the quarantine for 75 countries. This comes as the police confirm they have yet to issue a fine for anyone in breach of the 14-day quarantine and former minister Theresa Villiers claimed the travel industry had been damaged without cutting the COVID-19 risk.