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Nov 26, 2021 09:53
New B.1.1.529 Covid variant ‘worst one’ so far, UK says
New B.1.1.529 Covid variant ‘worst one’ so far, UK says
The UK has warned that the mutated strain of the Covid virus is “the most significant” yet, as London announced it will bar flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.
  • Only matter of time before ‘worst-ever’ Covid strain hits UK – genomics chief
    Only matter of time before ‘worst-ever’ Covid strain hits UK – genomics chief
    The UK’s Covid genomics chief, Professor Sharon Peacock, has warned that it's only a matter of time before the newly mutated “worst-ever” strain reaches the country, but that officials can buy some time to prepare.
    Nov 26, 2021 17:21
  • Transgender population growing in UK jails
    Transgender population growing in UK jails
    Britain’s transgender prison popuation has grown by a fifth in two years, a new report states. Most are biological men identifying as women, and the increase was noted after the High Court ruled they could be jailed with women.
    Nov 26, 2021 16:55
  • French fishermen block UK access to local ports
    French fishermen block UK access to local ports
    French fishermen have blocked British vessels from accessing the ports of St. Malo and Calais in a protest over UK authorities “withholding” their licenses.
    Nov 26, 2021 15:10
  • Tube drivers’ strike causes disruption in London on Black Friday
    Tube drivers’ strike causes disruption in London on Black Friday
    Five London Underground lines across the UK capital have been affected by a train drivers’ strike on Black Friday, with more disruption expected over the weekend.
    Nov 26, 2021 14:32
  • New B.1.1.529 Covid variant ‘worst one’ so far, UK says
    New B.1.1.529 Covid variant ‘worst one’ so far, UK says
    The UK has warned that the mutated strain of the Covid virus is “the most significant” yet, as London announced it will bar flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.
    Nov 26, 2021 09:53
  • UK government website shows explicit porn
    UK government website shows explicit porn
    A “dormant” UK transport department website has been deleted after it displayed explicit pornography instead of traffic statistics and business development charts. It is not clear whether the site was hacked.
    Nov 26, 2021 09:10
  • MP links rise in crime to women taking men’s TV roles
    MP links rise in crime to women taking men’s TV roles
    Conservative MP Nick Fletcher has identified a novel reason why so many young British men are supposedly turning to crime: Women are now filling positive TV and movie roles once occupied by men.
    Nov 25, 2021 16:58
  • UK cracks down on teen plastic surgery
    UK cracks down on teen plastic surgery
    In an apparent bid to enhance teenagers’ and children’s self-esteem, a UK regulator has announced it will soon ban the promotion of body upgrades to these age groups.
    Nov 25, 2021 16:13
  • UK asylum claims soar to record high
    UK asylum claims soar to record high
    The number of asylum applications to the UK has reached the highest levels in almost two decades, figures released by the Home Office show, amid a surge in illegal crossings of the English Channel.
    Nov 25, 2021 16:10
  • Imprisoned Assange could get married by New Year
    Imprisoned Assange could get married by New Year
    Julian Assange and his fiancée Stella Moris have formally registered their intention to get married in maximum security Belmarsh prison, where the Wikileaks co-founder is being held.
    Nov 25, 2021 14:26
  • Woman sues doctor for letting her be born
    Woman sues doctor for letting her be born
    A champion showjumper born with a spinal defect has filed a lawsuit in London against her mother’s physician, alleging that he failed to properly emphasise the importance of supplements in pregnancy, resulting in her disability.
    Nov 24, 2021 19:48
  • Plastics factory fire causes hellish inferno in Yorkshire (VIDEOS)
    Plastics factory fire causes hellish inferno in Yorkshire (VIDEOS)
    A plastics factory has caught fire in the English town of Hessle in Yorkshire. Locals have been urged to shut their doors and windows to keep out the toxic smoke, and video footage shows flames and smoke towering over houses.
    Nov 24, 2021 19:23

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