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UK hospice care facility throws surprise birthday party for 88-yr-old woman, video melts hearts online

August 01, 2021 10:36 am

Apart from the singing performance, the in-house catering team also baked a cake for the birthday girl.

A grandfather died in ‘swatting’ over his Twitter handle, officials say

July 25, 2021 11:48 am

Swatting is the act of reporting a fake crime in order to provoke a heavily armed response from the police.

UK PM, finance minister exposed to COVID, confined to office work

July 18, 2021 1:41 pm

However, the government's two most senior ministers will instead take part in a pilot study that allows them to continue working from their offices, and only self-isolate when not working.

Pandemic not over, PM Boris Johnson warns as England set for rule easing

July 12, 2021 8:56 am

Britain has implemented one of the world's fastest vaccination programmes, with more than 87% of adults having received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 66% having received two.

In children, risk of severe illness, death due to COVID-19 very low: UK study

July 09, 2021 2:03 pm

The researchers said these findings are important as they will inform guidance for young people as well as decisions about the vaccination of teenagers and children, not just in the UK but internationally.

Explained: The circumstances that led to resignation of UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock

June 29, 2021 7:12 am

Matt Hancock served as the UK Health Secretary for three years and was previously the Minister of State for Digital and Culture from July 2016 to January 2018.

UK's Johnson delays lockdown easing for England by 4 weeks to July 19

June 15, 2021 9:37 am

In a press briefing, Johnson voiced his confidence that he won't need to delay the plan to lift restrictions on social contact further, as millions more people get fully vaccinated against the virus.

UK PM Boris Johnson expected to delay COVID lockdown end by 4 weeks to July 19

June 14, 2021 2:57 pm

The last and fourth stage of the lockdown roadmap is now expected around July 19 instead amid a worrying spike in cases of the Delta variant, which experts fear will result in greater hospitalisations in the coming weeks.

UK study flags rise in use and costs of antidepressants during pandemic

June 05, 2021 7:52 am

It found that the total number of antidepressant prescriptions drugs dispensed during 2020 had increased by four million items since 2019, costing NHS England £139 million more than in the previous year.

Britain reports 6,238 new COVID-19 cases, highest since March

June 04, 2021 10:42 pm

There were 11 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, down from 18 on Thursday.


United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 13, 2019 7:05 am

Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.

Boris Johnson's journey from journalist to UK PM

July 25, 2019 6:39 am

Johnson is admired by many Conservatives for his ability to connect with voters, but others mistrust him for his long record of misleading and false statements, verbal blunders and erratic performance.

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

December 12, 2018 9:55 am

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

November 11, 2018 6:57 am

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I

Modi in London: PM holds talks with Theresa May on infusing new energy into post-Brexit bilateral ties

April 19, 2018 1:55 pm

PM Modi arrived in United Kingdom on Wednesday for the second leg of his three-nation visit. Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May in London and had wide-ranging talks on redefining and infusing new energy into bilateral engagement post-Brexit.

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).


Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owes India Rs 9,000-crore: News in numbers

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been in the UK for two years now, is accused of fraud and money laundering worth Rs 9,000 crore. Find more in today's news in numbers.