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Pressure grows on UK to rescue citizens from coronavirus-stricken ship

Passengers on Diamond Princess liner ‘disillusioned’ with government over lack of action• All the day’s developmentsPressure is growing on the British government to airlift citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, after a Chinese tourist in France became the first person to die from the disease in Europe.The US announced late on Friday that it would be evacuating more than 400 nationals from the quarantined ship, which has had nearly 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, and Britis...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, France, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Pressure grows on UK to airlift citizens on coronavirus-stricken ship

Passengers on Diamond Princess liner ‘disillusioned’ with government over lack of action• All the day’s developmentsPressure is growing on the British government to airlift citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, after a Chinese tourist in France became the first person to die from the disease in Europe.The US announced late on Friday that it would be evacuating more than 400 nationals from the quarantined ship, which has had nearly 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, and Britis...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, France, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Shitty Person Wins Case Against UK Police Who Warned Him About His Transphobic Tweets

A high court in the UK ruled on Friday that police should not have visited a man who sent out “transphobic” tweets at his place of work and that they had a “substantial chilling effect” by doing so, the Guardian reported.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, Technology, Social Media, Courts, Lgbtq, Trans, Hate Speech, Free Speech, LGBTQA, Shitty Person Wins Case Against UK Police


Coastal floods warning in UK as sea levels rise

Communities on the coast face "serious questions" against the background of climate change.
Tags: UK, Science


Storm Dennis explodes into 'bomb cyclone' as it roars toward UK, northern Europe

Storm Dennis, which developed into a formidable "bomb cyclone" early Thursday, will bring dangerous winds and flooding to the hard-hit United Kingdom and northern Europe this weekend just days after deadly Storm Ciara triggered widespread travel disruptions.Becoming the fourth-named windstorm of the season by collaboration of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Netherlands, Dennis was officially named by the UK Met Office on Tuesday. Windstorm season in Europe traditionally runs from September throu...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Finland, Met Office, Norway, Birmingham, Iceland


Alok Sharma to be president of UN climate conference

The UK government's new business secretary will also lead this year's big UN climate meeting.
Tags: UK, Science, Un, Alok Sharma


Thousands of people could be exposed to the coronavirus on the London Underground, doctors warn after the city finds its first case

The London Underground could provide a "network" to allow rapid spread of coronavirus, say medics. The ninth UK case was confirmed in London today.
Tags: UK, Science, London, London Underground


Cigarette prices have risen following standardised packaging, despite warnings

New study highlights how the introduction of minimum excise tax and the advent of 'plain packs' for cigarettes in the UK has seen prices rise.
Tags: UK, Science


Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event in Barcelona cancelled – latest news

Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in London Mobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusShare your stories 8.06pm GMT Senior scientific figures have played down the significance of the confirmation that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK’s largest population centre. Dr Michael Tildesley, associate professor in mathemat...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Barcelona, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Who, University of Warwick, Coronavirus outbreak, London Mobile World Congress, Michael Tildesley


Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event cancelled – latest news

Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in London Mobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusShare your stories 7.27pm GMT Today marked the first cancellation of MWC in its 33-year history. Due to take place on the week of 24 February in Barcelona, the gathering of 100,000 of the world’s mobile industry is the largest and most important of...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Barcelona, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Who, Public Health England, Hove, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as 83 quarantined in Wirral test negative – latest news

Two UK prisoners also given all clear as Steve Walsh, thought to have caught the virus in Singapore, discharged from hospitalMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusWHO chief says threat of virus is greater than terrorismShare your stories 6.28pm GMT Prof Robert Steffen from the Ebola emergency committee says there is no room for complacency when it comes to tackling the Ebola outbreak. He says the “global solidarity” mentioned by Ghebreye...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, London, China, Singapore, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Steve Walsh, Ghebreyesus, Robert Steffen, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Man linked to UK outbreak gets the all-clear – latest news

Steve Walsh, thought to have caught the virus in Singapore, has been discharged from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in LondonF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusWHO chief says threat of virus is greater than terrorismWorthing hospital healthcare worker contracts coronavirusShare your stories 5.34pm GMT Coronavirus tests for two prisoners in Oxfordshire have come back negative.The men, who are inmates at HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester, had been kept in isolation. Access had been restri...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Singapore, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Brighton, Public Health England, Oxfordshire, Bicester, St Thomas, Steve Walsh


Britain Appoints Content Cops for Social Media

Social media is a content minefield, and Britain’s had it. Today, the British government announced it will appoint its media watchdog Ofcom as a regulator for social media content in a bid to rein in platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok, among others.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, UK, Science, Youtube, Social Media, Britain, Ofcom, Facebook YouTube, Content Moderation, Internet Regulation, Tiktok


2 inmates at a UK jail were tested for the Wuhan coronavirus after a prisoner collapsed in his cell. Here's why prisons are among the worst places to handle outbreaks.

British prisons are often slammed for poor sanitation and overcrowding, making them vulnerable to disease.
Tags: UK, Science, Wuhan


Coronavirus: Cruise ship turned away from five countries allowed to dock in Cambodia – latest news

MS Westerdam, which has 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, will dock on Thursday as WHO chief warns coronavirus threat is greater than terrorismCruise ship stranded after being refused port by four countriesF1’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusWHO chief says threat of virus is greater than terrorismWorthing hospital healthcare worker contracts coronavirusShare your stories 12.20pm GMT Nearly seven in 10 people in the UK support travel bans to coronavirus-infected countries and stopping f...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Cambodia, Who, Sihanoukville, Holland America Line, Coronavirus outbreak


First electrically-driven 'topological' laser developed by Singapore and UK scientists

Scientists and engineers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the University of Leeds in the UK have created the first electrically-driven 'topological' laser, which has the ability to route light particles around corners -- and to cope with defects in the manufacture of the device.
Tags: UK, Science, Singapore, University Of Leeds, Nanyang Technological University Singapore NTU


Storm Dennis to batter Europe this weekend as hard-hit communities recover from Ciara

A new windstorm threat looms for Europe just days after deadly Storm Ciara triggered widespread travel disruptions from the United Kingdom to Germany.Storm Dennis was officially named by the UK Met Office on Tuesday, making it the fourth-named windstorm of the season by collaboration of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Netherlands.The season traditionally runs from September through the end of April. Storm Ciara caused nearly 1 million power cuts, widespread travel disruption and at least five...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, Atlantic, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Met Office, Accuweather, Dennis


Coronavirus: two UK prisoners being tested as vaccine could be ready in 18 months – latest news

WHO says at least a dozen drugmakers are working on a vaccines as organisation names virus Covid-19. Follow our live updatesVirus ‘could infect 60% of public if unchecked’Academic blames Xi for ‘catastrophe’Could the coronavirus mutate?Share your stories 5.19pm GMT Hundreds of workers have been made redundant in China as the country’s economy reels from the coronavirus outbreak. 5.04pm GMT Singapore expects a 25-30% drop in visitor numbers this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, its ...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, China, Singapore, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Storm Dennis to strengthen into bomb cyclone before battering Europe

A new windstorm threat looms for Europe just days after deadly Storm Ciara triggered widespread travel disruptions from the United Kingdom to Germany.Storm Dennis was officially named by the UK Met Office on Tuesday, making it the fourth-named windstorm of the season by collaboration of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Netherlands. Windstorm season traditionally runs from September through the end of April.Dennis is expected to rapidly intensify as it tracks across the northern Atlantic Ocean wit...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, Atlantic, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Denmark, Met Office, Accuweather


Coronavirus: two UK prisoners reportedly being tested as deaths pass 1,000 – latest news

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home and global investors turn to safe havens, such as gold. Follow our live updatesVirus ‘could infect 60% of public if unchecked’Academic blames Xi for ‘catastrophe’Could the coronavirus mutate?Share your stories 3.22pm GMT The new coronavirus has been named Covid-19 by the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising. It also gives us a ...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization WHO, Carrie Lam, Frances Perraudin, Coronavirus outbreak, Jessica Murray


Coronavirus live updates: two senior Hubei officials sacked as deaths pass 1,000 – latest news

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home and nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspotsNumber of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eightCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can’t be found in time? 4.23am GMT Just while I’m on graphs and figures, here are two particularly interesting graphs from the economics research company, Capital Economics. The first shows the rate of...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Economist, Hubei, Capital Economics, Carrie Lam, Coronavirus outbreak, Simon Rabinovitch


Coronavirus live updates: Thailand bars cruise ship as deaths in China pass 1,000 – latest news

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home as nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspotsNumber of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eightCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can’t be found in time? 3.26am GMT The BBC’s correspondent in China, Stephen McDonell, has tweeted about the China’s national health commission changing the way it counts confirmed cases of the virus.I ...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, China, World news, Bbc, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Carrie Lam, Stephen McDonell, National Health Commission, Xinchao Media, Coronavirus outbreak, Zhang Jixue


Coronavirus live updates: deaths pass 1,000 as infections rise over 42,000 – latest news

Xi Jinping makes rare appearance at Beijing hospital as nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates live‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspotsNumber of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eightCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can’t be found in time? 11.58pm GMT With limited opportunities for residents in many Chinese cities to get out of their homes to shop, and with many shops closed, buses in Shinxi province have been tur...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Jincheng, Coronavirus outbreak, Shinxi province


Coronavirus: new UK cases are closely linked, official says – as it happened

Death toll inside China’s Hubei province jumps to 974, after UK government declared virus an ‘imminent threat to public health’Number of UK confirmed cases rises from four to eightSixty more cases on cruise ship as ‘depression sets in’How to protect yourself from coronavirusShare your stories 10.52pm GMT That’s all from us on this blog, though our coverage will continue overnight in a new live blog. Here’s a summary of the events since we last wrapped things up about 16 hours ago. Related: ...
Tags: UK, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Reuters, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: new UK cases are closely linked, official says – live updates

UK government declares virus an ‘imminent threat to public health’ as death toll inside China jumps to 908 with more than 40,000 infectionsNumber of UK confirmed cases rises from four to eightSixty more cases on cruise ship as ‘depression sets in’How to protect yourself from coronavirusShare your stories 5.47pm GMT British Airways has extended the suspension of flights serving Chinese cities amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. On Monday, the airline said flights to and from Beijing...
Tags: UK, Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Shanghai, Ba, British Airways, Doyle, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: new UK cases are 'closely linked', official says – live news

UK government declares virus an ‘imminent threat to public health’ as death toll inside China jumps to 908 with more than 40,000 infectionsNumber of UK confirmed cases rises from four to eightSixty more cases on cruise ship as ‘depression sets in’How to protect yourself from coronavirusShare your stories 4.45pm GMT In the same statement, PHE revealed that two of the four new cases of coronavirus are healthcare workers. Doyle added: “Two of these new cases are healthcare workers and as soon a...
Tags: UK, Science, London, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Brighton, Public Health England, Doyle, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: UK declares 'serious and imminent' threat to public health – live news

Declaration gives UK government additional powers as death toll inside China jumps to 908 with more than 40,000 infectionsNumber of UK confirmed cases rises from four to eightSixty more cases on cruise ship as ‘depression sets in’How to protect yourself from coronavirusShare your stories 2.12pm GMT At the Grenadier pub in Hove punters seemed unconcerned that a man who has been diagnosed with coronavirus was served here a few days ago.There were about a dozen customers watching football and e...
Tags: UK, Science, China, World news, Bbc, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Brighton, Sussex, Hove, Coronavirus outbreak


A massive storm battering the UK helped a British Airways plane from New York to London smash the record for the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight

The Boeing 747 took four hours, 56 minutes to travel from New York to London, as a storm battered the UK.
Tags: UK, New York, Science, London, Boeing, British Airways


Coronavirus: UK declares 'serious and imminent threat' to public health – latest news

Declaration gives UK government additional powers as death toll inside China jumps to 908 with more than 40,000 infectionsNumber of UK confirmed cases rises from four to eightSixty more cases on cruise ship as ‘depression sets in’How to protect yourself from coronavirusShare your stories 10.10am GMT One of the four new confirmed cases from Brighton — one of the three men — is a doctor who was part of the group that were skiing in the resort near Chamonix with the man who is at the centre of ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, France, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Brighton, Public Health England, Chamonix, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty


Coronavirus live updates: UK declares 'serious and imminent threat' to public health – latest news

Declaration gives UK government additional powers as death toll inside China jumps to 908 with more then 40,000 infections 8.04am GMT A team of experts headed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) flew into Beijing on Monday to help assess the latest outbreak. While China has borne the brunt of the disease with the vast majority of confirmed cases and all but two of the deaths, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there had been “some concerning instances” of transmission from people w...
Tags: UK, Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organisation WHO, Yokohama, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal



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