Clinical trials of the anti-coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company in partnership with Oxford University were previously halted in the UK after one of the British participants contracted an “unexplained illness”, but resumed days later.
Last week, Sir Ivan Rogers, former UK ambassador to the EU, told the Observer that Johnson was "biding his time" and was likely to choose a no-deal option if Trump defeats Biden in the upcoming election.
With the end of the post-Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021 looming, questions have arisen as to how the UK’s public procurement remedies system might be rebooted once the country ceases to be bound by EU law, enjoying greater autonomy to regulate its own domestic procurement laws and procedures.
LONDON (Sputnik) – UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Monday that the crew of a Liberian-flagged oil tanker that was stormed by special forces on Sunday night after the vessel had been reportedly hijacked by stowaways are safe, and the police investigation is still ongoing.
The Nave Andromeda was spotted sailing erratically near the Isle of Wight early on Sunday and authorities were unable to contact the crew by radio. Late in the day, the elite Special Boat Service was given the green light by ministers, and commandos boarded the ship from navy helicopters and detained seven suspected hijackers.
Nigeria has been gripped by violent protests since early October when a rally against police brutality in Lagos resulted in law enforcement personnel opening fire at peaceful demonstrators, triggering unrest with buildings being set on fire, vehicles destroyed and shops looted.
The Nave Andromeda tanker left Nigeria last week and was due to dock in Southampton earlier in the day. Reports say a Coastguard helicopter is circling the ship. Law enforcement has set up a restriction zone of five nautical miles around the vessel.
Supermarkets are banned from selling goods deemed to be non-essential - including clothes, school stationary and mobile phone chargers - during the Welsh government's 17-day 'firebreak. lockdown. The move is ostensibly to protect small shops forced to close under the measures from unfair competition, but has angered residents.
House of Commons speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle barred Parliament's many bars from serving alcohol a week ago - but officials admitted there was nothing they could do to stop MPs stocking their offices with booze and throwing private parties.
Earlier this month, British Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed that COVID-secure marshals will not have the power to enforce the law and should instead advise people on how to follow the rules on social gatherings as the coronavirus pandemic persists.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse was set up in 2014 to expose official failures to bring child abusers to justice. But a victim of the Rotherham grooming gang accused the inquiry of trying to "bury" the scandal of Asian men abusing teenage girls for decades with impunity.
The Royal Thames Yacht Club of Knightsbridge, London, is the world’s oldest operational yacht club. Past commodores include a number of monarchs from the Royal Family. Andrew was gifted the position as commodore by The Queen in 2015 in celebration of his 55th birthday.
Last week, UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that the government hopes the country's new three-tiered COVID-19 local lockdown system will be effective enough so that the strict social distancing measures can be lifted in time for the Christmas holidays.
Earlier this month, Boris Johnson's government introduced a new three-tier system, meaning different levels of anti-pandemic response for areas with varying infection rates. The capital was at first on medium alert (tier one), but was then moved to tier two as the number of cases spiked.
Last year, the UK Department for International Development voiced concern over a drastic increase in the number of sexual exploitation- and harassment-related allegations against its staff.
Russia has repeatedly denied allegations of interfering in the domestic affaris of other countries, stressing that they are all unsubstantiated.
Prince Charles' words of sympathy for the Queen's representative in Australia came just four months after the ouster of the Whitlam cabinet, which resulted in a constitutional crisis in the country in the mid-1970s.
The British government has been revealed to be the main, if not sole, funder of key anti-corruption and transparency organisations based in Venezuela, according to information obtained via freedom of information requests.
Diana Christea, who was 18 at the time, and her boyfriend Joel Osei injected Adrian Murphy with the drug Scopolamine so they could rob him. Later Christea tried to pin the blame entirely on Osei, who had posed as a gay man on hook-up app Grindr to gain access to Murphy's home.
The Shetland Space Centre could see up to 30 rocket launches per year carrying satellites of up to 600 kg in weight into orbit following the decision by Lockheed Martin's UK division. The remote far northern location of the Shetland Islands would avoid rockets overflying built-up areas.