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Boris Johnson's government accused of being 'willfully negligent' as UK Covid cases mount

Britain's doctors' union has accused Boris Johnson's government of being "willfully negligent" in its handling of the latest wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, as ministers refuse to introduce mitigation measures despite soaring infection rates and increasing pressure on hospitals.
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Made in Bury: Elephant in the Room – video

A group of Bury and Rochdale residents who have lived through experiences such as prison, addiction, mental health problems and homelessness came together and called themselves the Elephants Trail. They want to be voice for others, hold local power to account – and, now, make films about what’s happening in their town. This is the second film in a collaborative video series called Made in Britain.This video references suicide and self-harm. In the UK and Irish Republic ,contact Samaritans on 116...
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Norway reveals plans for river trap system to protect wild salmon

Announcement comes as Scottish report says open-pen salmon farms pose substantial risk to wild populationNorway is to introduce new traps to protect wild salmon after experts warned they could become endangered as a result of contact with their farmed counterparts.Farmed fish and non-native pink salmon carry various diseases and lice, and in recent years have spread from Russia across the Norwegian coastline, reaching Britain and mainland Europe. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Europe, Scotland, Animals, Russia, Environment, UK News, World news, Fish, Britain, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Fishing, Norway, Europe Continue


Card Spending in UK Falls Below Pre-COVID Average - ONS

LONDON (Reuters) - Spending on credit and debit cards in Britain fell last week to 97% of its pre-pandemic average in February 2020, official data...
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British leavers and remainers as polarised as ever, survey finds

Nine out of 10 people would vote the same way again, but leavers feel better about UK politics since BrexitBrexit divisions in UK society appear to be as entrenched as ever, according to the latest British social attitudes survey, with little sign that the issue is losing its polarising force. Nine in 10 of leave and remain voters said they would vote the same way again, it found.Although Britain’s departure from the EU pushed overall public trust and confidence in government to its highest leve...
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UK, New Zealand Approve Trade Deal; Hope It Opens More Doors

Britain and New Zealand have agreed to a trade deal that eliminates tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. expands economic links around the world following its exit from the European Union.
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New Zealand and United Kingdom seal free trade deal

The United Kingdom and New Zealand announced a free trade agreement Wednesday as Britain continues to strike economic relationships after its departure from the European Union.
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Britain in Talks to Sell Missiles in Arms Deal With Ukraine -The Times

(Reuters) - The UK government is in talks with Ukraine to sell it missiles for the first time in an arms deal, the Times reported on...
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Britain and New Zealand Strike Free Trade Deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and New Zealand have reached agreement in principle on a free trade deal designed to reduce tariffs, improve services...
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Britain Secures COVID-19 Antivirals From Merck and Pfizer

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it had secured deals for two COVID-19 antivirals, one developed by Merck and the other by Pfizer,...
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Tesco opens frictionless store in London using tech from Trigo - Grocery Dive

Tesco opens frictionless store in London using tech from Trigo   Grocery Dive Britain's Tesco opens checkout-free store in London   Reuters UK Tesco takes on Amazon Fresh with launch of ‘just walk out’ store   The Guardian Tesco Tests Its First Checkout-Free Store in London   Bloomberg Tesco launches Amazon Go style 'just walk out' store   Yahoo Tech View Full Coverage on Google News
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The Royal Mint To Extract Gold From Old Phones

Gold and precious metals are to be extracted from old phones and laptops by Britain's coin-maker. From a report: The Royal Mint plans to introduce a world-first technology to the UK to recycle gold from electronic waste. Fewer than one fifth of electronic waste ends up being recycled, estimates show. The mint's chief executive Anne Jessopp said the technology would help to "make a genuine impact on one of the world's greatest environmental challenges." The Royal Mint has signed an agreement with...
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UK Fines Facebook $69.4 Million for Failing to Supply Data

Britain’s competition watchdog fined Facebook 50.5 million pounds ($69.4 million) on Wednesday for violating rules during the UK investigation into the social media giant’s purchase of Giphy.
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‘The new drugs’: Northern Ireland gateway for £150m illegal puppy trade

Animal charity says gangs shipping diseased dogs to UK mainlandNorthern Ireland has become a gateway for an “abhorrent” multimillion-pound illegal trade in puppies in Britain in what has been called the new drugs trade by animal welfare investigators.A BBC and Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigation found puppies were being bred in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and illegally moved across to Great Britain through Belfast port to cater for the rocketing...
Tags: UK, Crime, Dogs, Animals, Pets, UK News, Bbc, Britain, Ireland, Animal Welfare, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Great Britain


The UK has more new Covid-19 cases than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined

Boris Johnson lifted almost all Covid-19 restrictions in July. Now, Britain's caseload is soaring as experts warn the country could be in for a rough winter.
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UK Fines Facebook Fined 50.5 Million Pounds ($69.4 Million)

Britain’s competition watchdog fined Facebook 50.5 million pounds ($69.4 million) on Wednesday for violating rules during the UK investigation into the social media giant’s purchase of Giphy.
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Queen Elizabeth II cancels trip, advised to rest

Queen Elizabeth II has canceled a trip to Northern Ireland today and has "reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days", Buckingham Palace said, Britain's PA Media news agency reported Wednesday.
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UK Encourages Booster Jabs, Resists New Virus Restrictions

With coronavirus cases in Britain rising, the government is urging millions of people to get booster vaccine shots.
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Facebook was fined $70 million by a competition regulator for breaching an order during its Giphy acquisition

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The CMA, Britain's competition regulator, has fined Facebook $70 million. Facebook breached an order during its purchase of GIF platform Giphy, the agency said. Facebook didn't report all required information about how it was continuing to compete with Giphy, the CMA said. Britain's competition regulator has fined Facebook 50.5 million pounds ($69.6 million) for breaching an order imposed during an investigation into Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Britain, Cma, Giphy, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Mark Zuckerberg Drew Angerer Getty, Sachin Ravikumar, Joel Bamford


Britain's Lloyds Bank to Close Another 48 Branches

LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group will close a further 48 branches across England and Wales, the British lender said on Wednesday, as it...
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France Bracing for Possible Sanctions Against Britain in Fishing Row - Govt Spokesman

PARIS (Reuters) - France could announce possible retaliatory measures in its fishing dispute with Britain by the end of the week, French government...
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Little Amal in Britain: giant puppet of Syrian refugee reaches Folkestone – video

The giant puppet representing a nine-year-old Syrian girl has reached the UK, making her first stop in Folkestone, Kent, after walking thousands of miles across Europe.Choirs sang and children greeted Little Amal on the beach on Tuesday. She had made the same cross-Channel journey taken so far this year by more than 17,000 people seeking refuge from conflict, hunger and persecution.On the last leg of her journey, Little Amal will visit Canterbury, London, Oxford, Coventry, Birmingham, Sheffield ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Theatre, UK News, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Stage, Manchester, Refugees, Kent, Barnsley, Puppetry, Folkestone, Folkestone Kent, Little Amal


Britain Fines Facebook $70 Million for Breaching Order in Giphy Deal

(Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator has fined Facebook 50.5 million pounds ($69.6 million) for breaching an order imposed during its...
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At the Edge: UK Health Service Facing Growing Winter Pressures

LONDON (Reuters) -The National Health Service is close to the edge of being overwhelmed in many parts of Britain and pressure is only going to...
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GMB's Susanna Reid reaches out to unhappy guest after show makes major mistake

Susanna Reid has reached out to a guest who appeared on Good Morning Britain this week,...
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Nearly Half of FTSE 100 Companies Have No Net-Zero Target, Arabesque Says

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of the 100 biggest companies listed on Britain's FTSE Index have no net-zero target at all and just 23 have a...
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Boris Johnson declared the pandemic all but over. Now UK cases are soaring

Boris Johnson lifted almost all Covid-19 restrictions in July. Now, Britain's caseload is soaring as experts warn the country could be in for a rough winter.
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Lawyers to submit Yemen war crimes dossier to UK police

Key figures in Saudi Arabia and UAE accused of crimes against humanity include investors in Britain A group of human rights lawyers will on Wednesday file a legal complaint in the UK accusing key figures in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of being involved in war crimes relating to the war in Yemen.They plan to submit a dossier to British police and prosecutors alleging that about 20 members of the political and military elite of the two Gulf nations are guilty of crimes against humani...
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UK Manchester Airport Terminal Closed as Suspicious Package Report Assessed

LONDON (Reuters) -Terminal Two at Britain's Manchester Airport is closed as police assess reports of a suspicious package, a spokesperson said on...
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Evacuation at UK's Manchester Airport After Suspicious Package Reported -Spokesperson

LONDON (Reuters) - A "controlled evacuation" is taking place after a suspicious package was reported at Terminal Two of Britain's Manchester...
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