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BRITAIN NEWS

Boris Johnson’s new tactic against Covid-19: Urge Britons to lose weight

July 29, 2020 10:34 am

Obesity in Britain has long been cited as a growing problem and as a drain on the NHS, and the country is usually near the top of lists ranking Europe’s fattest countries.

UK-based diaspora group to conduct 1st-ever British Indian Census

July 23, 2020 6:12 pm

The survey, available online from the Indian League website, intends to explore the diversity of heritage, identity, beliefs and behaviour of the Indian community based in the UK, whilst identifying key issues of concern to British Indians.

UK to open citizenship path to Hong Kongers from January

July 22, 2020 7:58 pm

"The UK has a strong historic relationship with the people of Hong Kong and we are keeping our promise to them to uphold their freedoms," Home Secretary Priti Patel said.

Britain's 'Skipping Sikh' awarded for fundraising efforts

June 27, 2020 5:20 pm

Rajinder Singh, who began filming exercise videos earlier this year to fundraise over 12,000 pounds for NHS charities received the Points of Light award from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Britain to change immigration rules if China imposes security law on Hong Kong: Johnson

June 03, 2020 7:39 am

Under the change, holders of British National Overseas passports from Hong Kong would be allowed to enter the UK for a renewable period of 12 months and given further immigration rights, he added, "including the right to work, which could place them on a route to citizenship".

Britain asks kids to write miniature books in lockdown

May 24, 2020 3:49 pm

The British Library hopes this all-in-one initiative will allow the young ones to gain confidence as they become authors, illustrators, bookbinders and librarians.

UK confident COVID-19 tracking system will be in place before lockdown eased

May 22, 2020 1:57 pm

Britain’s tracing coordinator John Newton said the app was not required before conventional track and tracing could start.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson names baby after coronavirus doctors

May 03, 2020 8:34 am

The baby boy was born just days after the UK's leader returned to work after being hospitalized with the novel coronavirus. The name honors the two doctors who treated his dad.

Boris Johnson back at work, says tide being turned on Covid-19

April 27, 2020 3:13 pm

Johnson, 55, had been recuperating from his intensive care treatment at a London hospital earlier this month after he contracted the deadly virus.

'Fingers crossed it'll work': Britain's Zoom parliament begin

April 22, 2020 4:31 pm

As Britain endures its fifth week of a national lockdown, with businesses shuttered and citizens ordered to stay at home, parliament returned from an extended Easter break on Tuesday and will question stand-in leader Dominic Raab at 1100 GMT.

BRITAIN PHOTOS

With British government, parliament and people divided, a disorderly Brexit looms

April 02, 2019 8:25 pm

The European Union said on Tuesday that Britain could be heading for a potentially disorderly exit in just 10 days time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with ministers to thrash out ways to break the Brexit deadlock.

City that voted for Brexit is still waiting

March 25, 2019 9:28 am

In Britain's 2016 EU membership referendum, Sunderland voted by 61 per cent to 39 per cent to leave a bloc from which many residents — rightly or wrongly — believe they have received little benefit

UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

February 02, 2015 9:10 pm

Natural History Museum director Michael Dixon said the change was part of a 10-year overhaul of the museum.

Scottish voters choose to remain with the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014 2:10 pm

Supporters of the 'No campaign' celebrate after the result was announced at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday (September 19).