As the United Kingdom - England in particular - begins to loosen lockdown measures introduced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, new cases are beginning to flare up in specific areas, leaving the government to consider the reimposition of lockdown measures in a localised form.
Boris Johnson is set to announce a new government task force,“Project Speed” led by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, which aims to deliver infrastructure projects more quickly as part of the government’s post Covid economic recovery plans. Projects in the pipeline include the building of news schools, hospitals and roads.
The UK’s most senior civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill has been reportedly at odds with Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings, and was suggested by sources as a likely scapegoat for a spate of failings amid criticism of Downing Street's handling of the coronavirus crisis.
On Friday Former Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone came under fire after an appearance on CNN Sport, where he claimed that, in his opinion, in many cases “Black people are more racist than what white people are.”
As numerous celebrities have been posting photos and videos during the COVID-19 - triggered lockdowns and quarantines, seeking to boost people’s morale and encourage hope, pop icon Madonna stirred up controversy with footage of herself naked in a bathtub, adorned with flower petals, claiming the pandemic was a “great equalizer”.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a sudden move to Los Angeles at the start of the year, sparking reports that Prince Harry has been talking about how dramatically his life has changed. For many, the couple’s decision to depart from their senior royal duties is said to have been very sudden.
Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to “apply sovereignty” over up to 30 percent of the occupied West Bank despite mounting international opposition, with PM Boris Johnson telling parliamentarians in June that the government “strongly objected” to the plan and restated support for the two-state solution.
The UK government is working on its own satellite navigation system after Brexit saw it lose membership in Europe’s joint project, Galileo. It is understood that Britain could now splash more than $600 million on the ailing satellite operator OneWeb.
Keir Starmer, who won the Labour leadership election in April and brought to an end his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure of close to five years, has been lambasting the prime minister for the “undermined public trust” in the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The famous UK rock band The Rolling Stones has warned US President Donald Trump's campaign to stop playing its songs, namely 'You Can’t Always Get What You Want', during the rallies.
The stabbing attack in the UK city of Reading was allegedly perpetrated by a 25-year-old man of Libyan origin and left three people killed, with a further three wounded. The attack, which has been declared a terrorist incident, took place on 20 June.
Hardly had the property development scandal involving tycoon Richard Desmond exhausted itself when Boris Johnson’s cabinet minister found himself under new pressure - over a meeting with another Tory donor, whom his spokesperson directly referred to as “a family friend".
The airline industry is among the sectors that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Branson, who is on the list of 500 richest individuals, previously pledged his island, worth $100 million, as collateral in order to get a government loan to save the airline.
Six people, including one police officer, were injured in Glasgow, Scotland, in a knife attack, Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said on 26 June. The police don’t consider the stabbing a terrorist attack.
The UK officially left the EU on 31 January 2020, and is currently going through a transition period lasting until December 31, 2020. Until then, London and Brussels will be trying to negotiate further arrangements,
According to the head of the Anglican Church, the Western world should revise its well-established mindset in order to be to a greater extent in line with a more universal and diverse perception of God.
The news comes as the UK government has rolled back a bill that would have allowed people to legally ‘self-identify’ their own gender instead of having to go through a medical process.
In 2018, then-UK Prime Minister Theresa May pulled out of the EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system project as Brussels excluded London from its development in preparation for Brexit.
The pictures were taken around the time when media mogul Richard Desmond’s trust pumped money into a local charity project in London’s East End.
During the incident on Friday, a man stabbed two people to death and injured six before being shot by Scottish police. The authorities are investigating the attack, stressing it is not being treated as a terrorist act - unlike last week's assault in Reading, committed by a 25-year-old refugee from Libya, known to the security services.