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UK pandemic handling revives calls for independence in Scotland


Growing backing for Scotland's leader and disapproval of Brexit are driving renewed support for independence from the UK.
UK pandemic handling revives calls for independence in Scotland
#Europe #UnitedKingdom #Coronaviruspandemic #Scotland
 

UK announces $37bn budget to revive economy


It is aimed at saving jobs and pumping new life into an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
UK announces $37bn budget to revive economy
#Europe #UnitedKingdom #Business&Economy
 

British aid worker in Syria held 'incommunicado' after abduction


Sharif's family and friends say armed group Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham has not provided official charges for his arrest.
British aid worker in Syria held 'incommunicado' after abduction
#SyriasWar #BattleforIdlib #MiddleEast #UnitedKingdom
 

Right-wing UK minister under fire for 'Islamophobic fake news'


Nadine Dorries on Thursday retweeted a far-right Twitter account known for Islamophobic misinformation.
Right-wing UK minister under fire for 'Islamophobic fake news'
#UnitedKingdom #ConservativeParty #Europe
 
Antibody tests are being touted as critical to reopening economies, but many questions remain. #UnitedKingdom #Europe #Coronaviruspandemic
 
European Commission says legal action would be taken if needed after Poland and the Netherlands complain about quality. #China #Europe #UnitedKingdom #Coronaviruspandemic
 
Hatice Cengiz urges Newcastle football club's fans to reject takeover by group linked to Mohammed bin Salman. #Business&Economy #Sport #SaudiArabia #UnitedKingdom #Europe
 
Conservative rebels had tried to block 'chlorinated chicken' and hormone injected beef in post-Brexit deals. #UnitedKingdom #Food #Europe
 
Anti-racism and Muslim groups slam decision by Equality and Human Rights Commission to abandon inquiry. #ConservativeParty #Europe #Racism #Islamophobia #LabourParty #UnitedKingdom
 
Some Britons urged to return to work if they are unable to do jobs remotely as signs of sharp economic malaise emerge. #Business&Economy #Coronaviruspandemic #UnitedKingdom #Europe
 
Critics say government failed to protect elderly in nursing centres early on. #Europe #UnitedKingdom #Health
 
Strict conditions are to be imposed for training under lockdown, according to a new protocol. #Football #Sport #UnitedKingdom #Europe
 
Belly Mujinga, a mother of one, died two weeks after a member of the public claiming to have COVID-19 spat at her. #Coronaviruspandemic #Europe #UnitedKingdom
 
Figures from UK's statistics office highlight worsening death toll, with concerns deaths at care homes are not falling. #UnitedKingdom #Coronaviruspandemic
 
The British prime minister's new lockdown plans led to confusion, chaos and parody. #UnitedKingdom #BorisJohnson #Health #Europe #Coronaviruspandemic
 
Annexing occupied Palestinian land would make a two-state solution more difficult, said a foreign office minister. #UnitedKingdom #Palestine #OccupiedWestBank #UnitedStates #Europe #Israel
 
UK statistics office says men working in lowest skilled occupations face highest rates of death involving coronavirus. #UnitedKingdom #Coronaviruspandemic #Europe
 
Prime minister to outline plans for easing lockdown measures, including a colour-coded coronavirus risk system. #UnitedKingdom #Coronaviruspandemic #BorisJohnson #Europe
 
Meet the elderly people in UK and Russia fundraising to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. #Coronaviruspandemic #UnitedKingdom #Russia #Health #Europe
 
Reclusive artist Banksy has unveiled new artwork that pays tribute to front-line medical staff battling coronavirus. #Coronaviruspandemic #UnitedKingdom #Europe #Health
 

Amid the coronavirus, bailing out mosques is essential


Mosques provide important community services that are needed now more than ever, but many may not survive without help.
Amid the coronavirus, bailing out mosques is essential
#UnitedKingdom #Coronaviruspandemic #Islam
 
Why European governments think cycling is part of the solution as they lift lockdowns. #Europe #UnitedKingdom #Arts&Culture
 

Europe marks 75 years since end of World War II


Reflective wreath laying and socially distant street parties rang in the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Europe marks 75 years since end of World War II
#Europe #WorldWar #UnitedKingdom #France #Russia #Germany
 

Outrage as UK officer seen tasering black father in front of son


Incident, which is being shared online, prompts accusations police officer in Manchester used disproportionate force.
Outrage as UK officer seen tasering black father in front of son
#UnitedKingdom #Police #Europe
 

In 2001, a British-Chinese protest against virus-related racism


Foot-and-mouth was unfairly blamed on China and fuelled hatred in the UK, prompting a diaspora resistance movement.
In 2001, a British-Chinese protest against virus-related racism
#UnitedKingdom #Racism #Environment #Health #China #AsiaPacific #Europe #Coronaviruspandemic #History
 

UK towns fear crowds after lockdown eases


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce the lockdown exit strategy on Sunday
UK towns fear crowds after lockdown eases
#Europe #UnitedKingdom #Health #Coronaviruspandemic
 

'No problems': Turkey refutes claims it sent faulty PPE to UK


UK media reports claimed 400,000 gowns sent from Turkey failed to meet safety standards.
'No problems': Turkey refutes claims it sent faulty PPE to UK
#Turkey #UnitedKingdom #Coronaviruspandemic #Europe
 

No UK lockdown lifting yet, Johnson to detail strategy on Sunday


Despite tabloid speculation, officials have tried to rein in expectations of an imminent end to lockdown.
No UK lockdown lifting yet, Johnson to detail strategy on Sunday
#UnitedKingdom #Europe #Coronaviruspandemic #BorisJohnson
 

UK: 400,000 Turkish gowns 'not good enough' for front-line staff


As PPE fails UK standards, Ankara official highlights that medical equipment was from private company, not government.
UK: 400,000 Turkish gowns 'not good enough' for front-line staff
#Health #UnitedKingdom #Europe #Turkey #Coronaviruspandemic
 

Black people in UK four times more likely to die of COVID-19: ONS


Socioeconomic disadvantage puts Black people and ethnic minorities at risk of coronavirus, says UK statistics office.
Black people in UK four times more likely to die of COVID-19: ONS
#Coronaviruspandemic #UnitedKingdom #Europe
 

Why do so few rapes result in a conviction?


The MeToo movement sparked a rise in reports to police, but convictions remain three times lower than for other crimes.
Why do so few rapes result in a conviction?
#WomensRights #UnitedKingdom #HumanRights #Europe
 

Starmer changes Corbyn's Kashmir stand as he woos British Indians


Labour Party leader reverses stance to reach out to people of Indian origin, the UK's largest ethnic minority.
Starmer changes Corbyn's Kashmir stand as he woos British Indians
#Kashmir #LabourParty #Asia #UnitedKingdom #India #Pakistan
 

UK Muslim, 100, walks garden laps for virus victims while fasting


Inspired by Tom Moore, Dabirul Choudhury raises tens of thousands for coronavirus victims from UK to Bangladesh.
UK Muslim, 100, walks garden laps for virus victims while fasting
#UnitedKingdom #Europe #Coronaviruspandemic #Charity #Bangladesh #Ramadan2020
 

UK asylum seekers fear for safety in cramped temporary housing


Everyone who needs safe asylum accommodation must be able to properly self-isolate, say campaigners.
UK asylum seekers fear for safety in cramped temporary housing
#UnitedKingdom #Refugees #HumanRights #Europe #Coronaviruspandemic
 

State-backed hackers targeting COVID-19 responders, warn US, UK


US, UK officials did not say which countries were responsible for the attacks on healthcare and research institutions.
State-backed hackers targeting COVID-19 responders, warn US, UK
#Coronaviruspandemic #UnitedStates #UnitedKingdom #Cybersecurity #US&Canada #Europe
 

Coronavirus and the banality of evil


The UK government's failure to respond swiftly and effectively to the pandemic can and should be considered evil.
Coronavirus and the banality of evil
#UnitedKingdom #Coronaviruspandemic #Europe
 

UK reports Europe's highest COVID-19 death toll, outpaces Italy


ONS figures add several thousand deaths to earlier government data, lifting coronavirus toll to above 32,000 people.
UK reports Europe's highest COVID-19 death toll, outpaces Italy
#UnitedKingdom #Europe
 

Captain Tom promoted to colonel on 100th birthday


The British veteran who raised millions for the NHS is celebrating his 100th birthday with an honourary promotion.
Captain Tom promoted to colonel on 100th birthday
#Coronaviruspandemic #UnitedKingdom #Europe #Health
 

UK deaths second highest in Europe. When will lockdown ease?


UK, fast becoming Europe's worst-affected nation, is being cautious in lifting coronavirus containment measures.
UK deaths second highest in Europe. When will lockdown ease?
#Coronaviruspandemic #Europe #UnitedKingdom #BorisJohnson
 

UK made contingency plans in case Johnson died in COVID-19 battle


Prime minister tells The Sun doctors gave him 'litres and litres of oxygen' to keep him alive.
UK made contingency plans in case Johnson died in COVID-19 battle
#Coronaviruspandemic #Europe #BorisJohnson #UnitedKingdom
 

UK coronavirus death toll surges 621 in 24 hours


More than 28,130 people killed by COVID-19 in UK, now closely behind Italy as Europe's hardest-hit nation.
UK coronavirus death toll surges 621 in 24 hours
#Coronaviruspandemic #BorisJohnson #UnitedKingdom #Europe
 

UK zoos' future threatened by COVID-19 lockdown


Government is working on a fund to support its 141 zoos and aquariums which have suffered a financial setback, but some say it will not be enough to cover their losses.
UK zoos' future threatened by COVID-19 lockdown
#Europe #UnitedKingdom #Health
 

UK: Black Africans dying at much higher rate than white Britons


Exposure to infection and health risks combined with social inequalities could explain alarming figures, IFS says.
UK: Black Africans dying at much higher rate than white Britons
#Europe #UnitedKingdom
 

Coronavirus: Filipino front-line workers pay ultimate price in UK


Leilani left the Philippines, the largest supplier of nurses, in her 20s and gave her life to the British people.
Coronavirus: Filipino front-line workers pay ultimate price in UK
#Health #Europe #Philippines #UnitedKingdom #NHS
 

UK coronavirus toll nears Italy's, PM says nation 'past the peak'


Boris Johnson has briefed the press on the fight against coronavirus, following his own battle with the disease.
UK coronavirus toll nears Italy's, PM says nation 'past the peak'
#UnitedKingdom #Coronaviruspandemic #BorisJohnson #Health #Europe
 

Death at a distance: Zoom funerals in the time of coronavirus


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social media and videoconferencing apps are the only ways people can connect and mourn.
Death at a distance: Zoom funerals in the time of coronavirus
#Coronaviruspandemic #Family #UnitedKingdom #Science&Technology #Socialmedia #Health
 

On the importance of teaching colonial history


Writer Afua Hirsch and ex-footballer Eniola Aluko discuss the need to teach a complete history of the British Empire.
On the importance of teaching colonial history
#UnitedKingdom #Colonialism #Education #Racism #Africa #Ghana #Nigeria
 

UK farmers forced to throw away fresh produce


British farmers' union has predicted a national catastrophe in dairy and beef industries and some are already suffering.
UK farmers forced to throw away fresh produce
#Europe #UnitedKingdom #Business&Economy
 

COVID-19 vaccine trials starting in UK


Scientists at Oxford Jenner Institute began a trial involving 1,100 people last week, which they will expand to 6,000 in May.
COVID-19 vaccine trials starting in UK
#Europe #UnitedKingdom #Science&Technology #Coronaviruspandemic
 
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