Commonwealth to Observe Ghana's Dec. 7th, 2020 Elections
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Commonwealth to Observe Ghana’s Dec. 7th, 2020 Elections

Reading Time: 2 minutes An assessment has been conducted in compliance with international COVID-19 safety guidelines ahead of the group’s deployment LONDON, United Kingdom, The Commonwealth is deploying a team to observe the general election in Ghana scheduled for 7 December. Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the group following an invitation from the Electoral Commission of Ghana. Members of Read More…

UK Confirms First Case of H5N8 Strain of The Avian Flu
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UK Confirms First Case of H5N8 Strain of The Avian Flu

Reading Time: 2 minutes The risk to public health from the virus is very low and this strain of avian influenza does not pose a food safety risk Avian influenza of the H5N8 strain was confirmed at a turkey fattening premises near Northallerton on Saturday 28 November. All 10,500 birds at the farm will be humanely culled to limit Read More…

At-risk groups To Receive Free Winter Supply Of Vitamin D
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At-risk groups To Receive Free Winter Supply Of Vitamin D

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2.7 million vulnerable individuals in England to be offered free winter supply of vitamin D by the government. More than 2.5 million vulnerable people across England will be offered free vitamin D supplements for the winter, the government has announced today (Saturday 28 November). All care homes will automatically receive a provision for their residents, Read More…

UK Rolls Out New Courtroom Protections For Vulnerable Victims
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UK Rolls Out New Courtroom Protections For Vulnerable Victims

Reading Time: 2 minutes Victims of violence and sexual assaults can now testify remotely at the time of the incident New technology which spares vulnerable victims and witnesses from the trauma of attending court is now available in every Crown Court across England and Wales. Available immediately, it allows the likes of children or those who suffer from a Read More…

Trump Skips G20 Summit on Coronavirus To Go Golfing
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Trump Skips G20 Summit on Coronavirus To Go Golfing

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world stage will not mix Trump as he exits stage left US President Donald Trump tuned into the G20 virtual summit for the opening greetings, aired his grievance of the US election being stolen, then exited to play a round golf. In any other administration, this type of behavior would not only be considered Read More…

Canada Solidifies Trade Agreement With UK Post Brexit
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Canada Solidifies Trade Agreement With UK Post Brexit

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Agreement lifts tariffs on 98% of exports between the two countries In light of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union and by extension the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Government of Canada has been working hard to ensure continuity for Canada-United Kingdom trade – especially now as we Read More…

UK Increases Military Spending by £16.5 Billion
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UK Increases Military Spending by £16.5 Billion

Reading Time: 3 minutes The biggest military investment in British defence since the end of the Cold War. In a speech to the House of Commons UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a £16.5 billion increase above the manifesto commitment over four years that will protect UK citizens, help build back better from the coronavirus by creating thousands Read More…

UK Building "The Claw" To Clean Up Space Junk
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UK Building “The Claw” To Clean Up Space Junk

Reading Time: 3 minutes Space is littered with over 160 million pieces of junk Planned for 2025, Clearspace-1 is the first ever space mission dedicated to removing an existing object in orbit, and is a significant first step towards a cleaner space environment. The Clearspace-1 satellite – dubbed ‘The Claw’ – will use a pincer motion to collect debris, Read More…

UK Government Commissions Space Solar Power Station Research
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UK Government Commissions Space Solar Power Station Research

Reading Time: 2 minutes Solar energy harvested in space offers the potential for an unlimited and constant zero carbon power source The UK government has commissioned new research into space-based solar power (SBSP) systems that would use very large solar power satellites to collect solar energy, convert it into high-frequency radio waves, and safely beam it back to ground-based Read More…

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UK Set Global Standard For Rainforest Protection

Reading Time: 3 minutes Legislation will make it illegal for larger businesses to use products unless they comply with local laws to protect natural areas. The UK will go further than ever before to clamp down on illegal deforestation and protect rainforests, the government has confirmed today, thanks to world-leading new laws being introduced through the landmark Environment Bill Read More…

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UK Government Invests £33M Into Drones To Fight Fires And COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first wave of grant recipients are creating ground-breaking aviation projects that are solving major global challenges. Innovative projects harnessing the latest technology to support the fight against COVID-19 and other challenges like climate change, while creating hundreds of jobs across the country, have been backed by government investment, Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced Read More…

UK Government to Support Military Spouses With Career Opportunities
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UK Government to Support Military Spouses With Career Opportunities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hundreds of partners of UK Armed Forces personnel will receive personalized career support as part of a targeted training program. Hundreds of spouses and partners of UK Armed Forces personnel will receive personalised career support as part of a targeted training scheme, the Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer announced today (Saturday 31 Read More…

UK Launches £150 Million Housing Fund to House 3,000 Homeless People
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UK Launches £150 Million Housing Fund to House 3,000 Homeless People

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over £150 million to be made available across England to provide a permanent place to live for some of the most vulnerable in society. More than 3,300 new long-term homes for the homeless and other vulnerable people have been approved, the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced today. Backed by government investment of more than £150 Read More…

UK announces tougher criminality rules for EU citizens
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UK Announces Tougher Criminality Rules For EU Citizens

Reading Time: 3 minutes From January 2021, EU criminals could be barred from entering the UK under tougher border rules. The Home Office has today (22 October 2020) confirmed that EU criminals could be barred from entering the UK under tougher border rules designed to make the country safer. The rules for EU criminals will come into force from Read More…

UK Unveils New 50P Coin 'Diversity Built Britain'
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UK Unveils New 50P Coin ‘Diversity Built Britain’

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new coin to mark the profound contribution minorities have made to the United Kingdom (UK). Around 2.5 million of the coins, which recognize and celebrate Britain’s diverse history, will be released on Monday. The coin features a geodome, which represents a community of connection and strength, with each section working together to build something Read More…

Englands new Dstl's counter-terrorism facility opened by The Queen
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Englands new Dstl’s counter-terrorism facility opened by The Queen

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, officially opened Dstl’s new state-of-the-art Energetics Analysis Centre and met specialist scientific staff. The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been given a rare Royal visit during the COVID-19 pandemic to showcase the science inside defence and security when Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Read More…

Nimco Ali Obe world expert on violence against women, to advise UK government
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Nimco Ali Obe world expert on violence against women, to advise UK government

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nimco Ali OBE will advise UK government on Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls British Home Secretary Priti Patel has today has announced the appointment of Nimco Ali OBE, CEO of The Five Foundation, The Global Partnership To End FGM, as the new Independent government Adviser on Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls. She will Read More…

New plans to make UK world-leader with the creation of 60,000 green energy jobs
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New plans to make UK world-leader with the creation of 60,000 green energy jobs

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK government is committed towards net zero emissions by 2050 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out new plans to Build Back Greener by making the UK the world leader in clean wind energy – creating jobs, slashing carbon emissions and boosting exports. £160 million will be made available to upgrade ports and Read More…

Royal Navy seize £160 million worth of drugs in the Caribbean
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Royal Navy seize £160 million worth of drugs in the Caribbean

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Royal Navy task group has prevented £160 million worth of drugs from potentially reaching the UK RFA Argus, alongside her Wildcat and Merlin helicopters, Royal Marines and US Coast Guard teams, worked with Dutch Navy ship HNLMS Groningen to seize 1.7 tonnes of cocaine and 28kg of amphetamines. The bust was the second in Read More…

Cloudbet Gives 'Not-So-Sleepy Joe' 2 To 1 Odds To Win The US Presidency
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Cloudbet Gives ‘Not-So-Sleepy Joe’ 2 To 1 Odds To Win The US Presidency

Reading Time: 2 minutes Biden’s odds of winning the US Presidency increased after the first debate Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency, won support from the betting public as he withstood a hail of bluster and interjection from President Donald Trump during a combative and fiery first presidential debate. Odds on a Biden win shortened to 1.65, meaning Read More…

Greener homes, jobs and cheaper bills on the way for UK Residence
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Greener homes, jobs and cheaper bills on the way for UK Residence

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK Government invests into greener homes and jobs to boost slumping economy Homes, schools and hospitals across England are set to be greener and cheaper to run thanks to a £3 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s buildings the biggest in a generation. Starting today, homeowners can sign up for big savings on upgrades to Read More…

7-Eleven Hire More Than 50,000 Amid Pandemic, Expects to Add 20,000 Additional Jobs by Year end
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7-Eleven Hired More Than 50,000 Amid Pandemic, Expects to Add 20,000 Additional Jobs by Year end

Reading Time: 2 minutes 7-Eleven, World’s Largest Convenience Retailer and Independent Franchise Owners Continue to Hire to Meet Demand In March, 7-Eleven, Inc. made the call to employ 20,000 new store employees. Since then, the company estimates the organization and independent 7-Eleven franchise owners have hired more than twice that many – over 50,000. And they’re recruiting 20,000 more Read More…

250 paratroopers from UK's 16 Air Assault Brigade parachuted in Ukraine earlier Saturday morning
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250 paratroopers from UK’s 16 Air Assault Brigade parachuted in Ukraine earlier Saturday morning

Reading Time: 3 minutes British paratroopers made history this week when they jumped into southern Ukraine for the first time Flying straight from the UK, 250 soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade dropped into the Ternivsky training area, where they teamed up with thousands of Ukrainian troops ahead of Exercise Joint Endeavour. Building on the strong relationship developed between Read More…

UK Government delivers 250,000 clear face masks to support people with hearing loss
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UK Government delivers 250,000 clear face masks to support people with hearing loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes 250,000 clear face masks are to be delivered to frontline staff NHS and care workers will be given clear face masks to help them communicate with people with certain conditions like hearing loss, autism and dementia, the government has announced. The masks are see-through and have an anti-fogging barrier to ensure the face and mouth Read More…

UK military dog Kuno to be the 72nd recipient of the PDSA Dickin Medal after tackling Al Qaeda insurgents
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UK military dog Kuno to be the 72nd recipient of the PDSA Dickin Medal after tackling Al Qaeda insurgents

Reading Time: 4 minutes The PDSA Dickin Medal for valour – is the animal Victoria Cross – given to Kuno who was wounded in action while heroically saving the lives of British Forces fighting Al Qaeda. During a dangerous operation in 2019, three-year-old Belgian Shepherd Malinois Kuno and his handler were deployed in support of specialist UK and host Read More…

135 at risk music venues saved by UK Prime Minister
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135 at risk music venues saved by UK Prime Minister

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government injects £1.57 billion to save 135 music venues Grassroots music venues across England are the first recipients of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary has announced today. The £3.36 million Emergency Grassroot Music Venues Fund is being shared among 135 venues across England who applied for support to survive Read More…

Whisky goes green thanks to UK government
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Whisky goes green thanks to UK government

Reading Time: 2 minutes £10 million fund announced to help UK distilleries go green and cut emissions by switching to low carbon fuels such as hydrogen Whisky and spirit lovers the world over will soon be able to enjoy their favourite alcohol beverage knowing that they are helping to cut carbon emissions and support new green jobs, thanks to Read More…

In five years, 2 Beaver families created 28 Dams in 15 territories
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In five years, 2 Beaver families created 28 Dams in 15 territories

Reading Time: 2 minutes The five-year study was commissioned to re-introduce beavers native to the UK Today, UK Environment Minister, Pow hailed the success of a five-year beaver trial on the River Otter in Devon, recognizing its benefits to the local area and ecology. First licensed for release into the River Otter by the Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) in Read More…

50% discount given to UK restaurant customers effective Aug 3
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50% discount given to UK restaurant customers effective Aug 3

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eat Out to Help Out launches today – with government paying half on restaurant bills As of today customers will get up to 50% off on bills when visiting participating restaurants, pubs and cafes across the UK. Half price discount will run through August and applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks consumed on the Read More…

UK has a problem with runaway horses and bad owners
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UK has a problem with runaway horses and bad owners

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK has a problem with runaway horses and bad owners. October 1, All horses in the UK will be Microchipped UK Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, has today called on all horse, pony and donkey owners in England to get their animals microchipped ahead of 1 October 2020 as part of a move to tackle Read More…

UK and India agree to deeper trading relationship
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UK and India set the stage for massive trade agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trade agreement could see a £250 million annual boost for British businesses UK’s International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and India’s Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal agreed to explore opportunities for expanding and deepening the trade relationship between the two nations. This will include an Enhanced Trade Partnership as the first step Read More…

UK awards £500 million defence contract to Airbus
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UK awards £500 million defence contract to Airbus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Code Name SKYNET 6A will replace outdated SKYNET 5 A new military communications satellite is set to keep troops safe across the globe for decades to come, thanks to a £500 million contract confirmed today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. Built by Airbus Defence and Space, SKYNET 6A will soar among the stars, guaranteeing our Read More…

UK warns of “catastrophic threat” from Yemeni oil tankers
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UK warns of “catastrophic threat” from Yemeni oil tankers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The environment spill will be worst than Exxon The UK has called on the Houthis in Yemen to give UN experts access to an oil tanker off its west coast, in a bid to prevent an environmental catastrophe. The UK warned the UN Security Council today 15th July that the FSO SAFER oil tanker, which Read More…

UK label Feuerkrieg far right group terrorist organization
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UK label Feuerkrieg far right group terrorist organization

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is now a criminal offence to be a member Feuerkrieg UK Home Secretary has today moved to outlaw the far-right terror group, Feuerkrieg Division. Priti Patel has asked Parliament for permission to proscribe the white supremacist group, which was founded in late 2018 and operates across North America and Europe. They advocate the use Read More…

Nova Scotian women receives top recognition form the Queen
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Nova Scotian women receives top recognition from the Queen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Queens highest honour for volunteering, Commonwealth Points of Light award Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has recognized Rebeccah Raphael, representing Canada, as the 147th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service supporting the educational needs of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor Read More…

UK Gives the ok for recreation sports to resume July 11
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UK gives the ok for recreation sports to resume July 11

Reading Time: 3 minutes Uk gives the ok for recreation sports All sports must adhere to social distancing Recreational team sports will be permitted to begin returning outdoors from this weekend, under government guidance published today (9 July). The framework sets out the principles that sports must follow to enable the safe return of grassroots fixtures and games. It Read More…

UK lifting Self-isolation for lower risk countries
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UK lifting Self-isolation for lower risk countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes From 10 July 2020 restrictions will be lifted Passengers returning or visiting from certain destinations which pose a reduced risk to the public health of UK citizens, including Spain and Italy, will no longer need to self-isolate when arriving in England, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will set out today (3 July 2020). The new measures will come Read More…

£100 million rescue package for England’s zoos and aquariums
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£100 million rescue package for England’s zoos and aquariums

Reading Time: 2 minutes £100 million rescue package for England’s zoos and aquariums. England is still far away from opening up Zoos and aquariums in England set to receive up to £100 million in additional support to help them continue to care for their animals through coronavirus pandemic. Zoos and aquariums in England are set to receive up to Read More…

Engineering a bright future for women working in the UK
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Engineering a bright future for women working in the UK

Reading Time: 2 minutes Engineering a bright future for women working in the UK. Woman leadership is at the forefront of change Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) Manager Hannah points the way forward on International Women in Engineering Day. As a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Hannah Kozich could comfortably be a role model for women contemplating a career in engineering. Read More…

In the UK, Black people are 3 times likely to be arrested
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In the UK, Black people are 3 times likely to be arrested

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the UK, Black people are 3 times likely to be arrested. Decades of data show’s UK has an alarming stat In the UK there were 675,461 arrests in 2017/18, a fall of 9% on the previous year. The UK crime stats indicate Black people were over 3 times as likely to be arrested as Read More…

3 British Citizens jailed for dumping mustard gas bombs
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3 British Citizens jailed for dumping mustard gas bombs

Reading Time: 3 minutes 3 British Citizens jailed for dumping mustard gas bombs. Mustard gas is extremely toxic and deadly A trio of wartime memorabilia hunters have received jail sentences for dumping WWII mustard gas bombs in a Lincolnshire lake – making them the first in the country to be sentenced for possession of a chemical weapon. Martyn Tasker Read More…

UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic
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UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic

Reading Time: 5 minutes UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic. Migrant women face barriers to getting critical services (London) – The government of the United Kingdom is stalling on establishing a robust legal framework to address violence against women and girls even as reported domestic abuse spikes during the pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today.   Insufficient measures to ensure Read More…

Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK.
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Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK. Spiritual and mental health remains imperative Places of worship across England will be permitted to reopen for individual prayer from Monday 15 June, the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed today (Sunday 7 June).  This decision follows discussions between the Government and representatives of major faiths through the Places of Worship Taskforce which Read More…

76th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Tuesday, 6 June 1944 Allies invaded of Normandy
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76th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Reading Time: 3 minutes 76th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Tuesday, 6 June 1944 Allies invaded of Normandy “Today, on the 76th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, we remember and honour the brave Canadians and Newfoundlanders who fought, and those who gave their lives, alongside Allied forces in a battle that became a Read More…

RAF jets in Lithuania intercept Russian aircraft
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RAF jets in Lithuania intercept Russian aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes RAF jets in Lithuania intercept Russian aircraft. Russian jets flexing their muscle in the Baltic Area Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets deployed to Lithuania have conducted their first intercept of Russian aircraft as part of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission. The Typhoons launched on 2 June 2020 to intercept a Russian intelligence, surveillance Read More…

UK announces £160 million to Yemem to fight the coronavirus
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UK announces £160 million to Yemem to fight the coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK announces £160 million to Yemem to fight the coronavirus. UK has already committed £970 million to Yemen A new package of UK aid worth £160million will help fight coronavirus and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced today. Speaking ahead of today’s UN conference on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, the Read More…

UK introduces new system to tackling climate change
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UK introduces new system to tackling climate change

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK introduces new system to tackling climate change. UK aims to be net zero emissions by 2050 The UK Government is increasing the country’s climate ambitions through new proposals published today showing how a new UK-wide Emissions Trading System (ETS) would work – putting a cost on carbon pollution to encourage polluters to reduce the amount of Read More…

May 28, UK set to roll out National Contact Tracing
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May 28, UK set to roll out National Contact Tracing

Reading Time: 4 minutes May 28, UK set to roll out National Contact Tracing Service. 25,000 staff dedicated to contact tracing The Uk to set to launch new National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace service will launch tomorrow (Thursday 28 May) across England, the government announced. The service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread Read More…

UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic
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UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic. The funding will give cash grants to charities Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive millions of pounds in government funding, Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced today. Over £22 million in cash grants will be Read More…

200 Negotiators task to solve UK-US free trade agreement
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200 Negotiators task to solve UK-US free trade agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes 200 Negotiators task to solve UK-US free trade agreement. Virtual Negotiations have now become the norm. Around 200 negotiators from the UK and the US held the first round of negotiations for a UK-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 5-15 May 2020. More trade is essential if the UK is to overcome the unprecedented challenges Read More…

UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity
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UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity. In total, 20,000 thousand people will take part Up to 20,000 people are being asked to take part in a new government-funded study to further track the extent of the coronavirus spread across England, Scotland and Wales. The research will measure blood antibodies to help determine Read More…

Islamic Research Foundation Charity Under Investigation
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Islamic Research Foundation Charity Under Investigation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Islamic Research Foundation Charity Under Investigation. They’ve Drawn The Attention Of The Charity Watchdog The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the Islamic Research Foundation International to examine continued concerns about the administration of the charity. The charity’s objects include the advancement of the Islamic faith, and it delivers on these aims by securing Read More…

£2 Billion Package To Create New Era For Cycling And Walking
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£2 Billion Package To Create New Era For Cycling And Walking

Reading Time: 4 minutes £2 Billion Package To Create New Era For Cycling And Walking. Pop-up bike lanes will soon appear in the UK Alternative ways to travel, such as walking and cycling, could relieve the pressure on public transport. Far more people will be cycling and walking thanks to plans to boost greener, active transport, launched today (9 Read More…

UK Ventilator Challenge Delivers Another 150 Machines
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UK Ventilator Challenge Delivers Another 150 Machines

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Ventilator Challenge Delivers Another 150 Machines. The UK now has over 11,000 ventilators on hand A batch of new ventilators from the Government’s Ventilator Challenge has arrived in the UK this week. 150 Vivo65 and the Nippy4 ventilators from the Government’s Ventilator Challenge has arrived in the UK this week to continue supporting NHS Read More…

UK’s Pledges £388 Million At Virtual Coronavirus Conference
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UK Pledges £388 Million At Virtual Coronavirus Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Pledges £388 Million At Virtual Coronavirus Conference. £744 Million Euro Has Already Been Pledged UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today announced that his government will co-host a major international conference to drive forward the global race for coronavirus vaccines, treatments and tests – and call on other countries to step up their efforts and Read More…

Whirlpool To Recall A Further 55,000 Washing Machines
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Whirlpool To Recall A Further 55,000 Washing Machines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whirlpool To Recall A Further 55,000 Faulty Washing Machines. The Initial Recall Began In January 2020 Whirlpool has identified a further 21 models to be added to its list of recalled washing machines. The company estimates this will affect up to 55,000 machines in addition to more than 500,000 originally identified. In light of Coronavirus, Read More…

UK Launches Free Skills Platform For Citizens Under COVID-19
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UK Launches Free Skills Platform For Citizens Under COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Launches Free Skills Platform For Citizens Under COVID-19. Tons Of Digital Courses Offered In The Tool Kit Online platform ‘The Skills Toolkit’ will help people to build their skills during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home, has been launched today Read More…

UK Approves Clinical Trials To Use Plasma To Treat COVID-19
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UK Approves Clinical Trials To Use Plasma To Treat COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Approves Clinical Trials To Use Plasma To Treat COVID-19. Up To 10,000 Units Of Plasma Can Be Delivered Weekly If effective, a national programme will deliver up to 10,000 units of plasma a week to the NHS to help treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. A clinical trial has been given approval to determine if plasma Read More…

UK Government Sets New Guidelines For Youth Internet Usage
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UK Government Sets New Guidelines For Youth Internet Usage

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government Sets New Guidelines For Youth Internet Usage. Parents Must Be Vigilant Against Fraud And Scams With more people than ever working from home and many children using the internet for education and entertainment, there are increased risks of exposure to online harms such as cyberbullying and disinformation. To combat this UK Digital Minister Read More…

UK Sees A Rise In Fake COVID-19 Tests By Scammers
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UK Sees A Rise In Fake COVID-19 Tests By Scammers

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK Sees A Rise In Fake COVID-19 Tests By Scammers. The Government Warns Against Unvalidated, Unproven Testing Professor John Newton, national coordinator of the UK coronavirus testing programme, has warned against the purchase of unapproved antibody testing kits and has released a statement. Antibody tests – designed to detect if people have had the virus Read More…

UK Government Approves 1st Batch Of COVID-19 Ventilators
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UK Government Approves 1st Batch Of COVID-19 Ventilators

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government Approves 1st Batch Of COVID-19 Ventilators. Penlon’s Prima ES02 Model Is Now Authorized The first newly-adapted ventilator design from the government’s Ventilator Challenge has received regulatory approval and is ready to be sent to the NHS frontline to support coronavirus patients. Penlon’s Prima ES02 model is now authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare Read More…

UK Government Will Test Everyone In A Care Home For COVID-19
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UK Government Will Test Everyone In A Care Home For COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government Will Test Everyone In A Care Home For COVID-19, With An Ambitious Goal Of Testing 100K Per Day UK Government has mandated all care home residents and social care staff with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms be tested as capacity is built up, the government is announcing today. Currently, the first 5 symptomatic residents in Read More…

UK Commits Another £200 Million To Prevent Second Wave Of COVID-19
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UK Commits Another £200 Million To Prevent Second Wave Of COVID-19

Reading Time: 4 minutes UK Commits £200 Million To Prevent Second Wave Of COVID-19 Bringing Its Total Investment To £744 million UK aid will protect the British public and help prevent a second wave of coronavirus coming to the UK by slowing its spread in the most vulnerable countries, International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced today. A package of Read More…

Millions Stuck At Home Easter Weekend 2020, COVID Lockdown
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Millions Stuck At Home Easter Weekend 2020, COVID Lockdown

Reading Time: 3 minutes Millions Stuck At Home Easter Weekend 2020, COVID Lockdown. The World Has Forever Changed Arts and cultural organizations and venues will keep you entertained at home throughout the long weekend. This Easter weekend, millions of people across the UK will be able to access new arts and culture offerings from their homes as museums and Read More…

400,000 Brits Can Tell You How To Spot A Terrorist, Can You?
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400,000 Brits Can Tell You How To Spot A Terrorist, Can You?

Reading Time: 2 minutes 400,000 Brits Can Tell You How To Spot A Terrorist, Can You? The UK Government Wants You To Know-How As the ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness e-Learning course marks its second anniversary, police are launching an updated version, with the latest advice from security experts and a simplified registration system so anyone wanting to take Read More…

UK Gov. Uses Video Games To Power Up Coronavirus Message
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UK Gov. Uses Video Games To Power Up Coronavirus Message

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK Gov. uses video games to help get their message to stay home during the Coronavirus. UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is working with some of the UK’s leading video games companies to feature the government’s clear ‘Stay At Home, Save Lives’ instruction in some of their most popular games to Read More…

UK Will Grant Early Release To Prisoners In Wake Of COVID-19
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UK Will Grant Early Release To Prisoners In Wake Of COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK will grant prisoners who are within two months of their release date will be temporarily released from jail, as part of the national plan to protect the NHS and save lives. This action being taken is necessary to avoid thousands of prisoners becoming infected, overwhelming local NHS services. This is due to the Read More…

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UK Government Announces Further Measures On Social Distancing 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Entertainment and hospitality premises to close temporarily and people urged to only travel if absolutely essential. To delay the spread of coronavirus, the government has instructed some businesses and venues including all pubs, bars and restaurants to close from tonight. This follows expert advice that more needs to be done in order to tackle the spread of infection – following  Read More…

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UK Supermarkets Join Forces To Feed A Nation In Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK government has temporarily relaxed elements of its competition law as part of its Covid-19 stimulus package to allow supermarkets to work together to feed the nation. In these extraordinary and challenging times it is important that we remove barriers to our supermarkets working together to serve customers, particularly those who are elderly, ill Read More…

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UK Introduces Emergency Bill To Strengthen (COVID-19) Response

Reading Time: 2 minutes New laws will be introduced to protect public health, increase NHS capacity, strengthen social care and support the public to take the right action at the right time. Emergency measures to give ministers powers to take the right action at the right time to respond effectively to the progress of the coronavirus outbreak will be Read More…

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UK Launches Massive (COVID-19) PR Campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes Launch of the next stage of the public information campaign including TV adverts featuring CMO Professor Chris Whitty. People are being urged to stay at home for seven days if they develop a high temperature or new continuous cough as part of an expanded public awareness campaign in the fight against COVID-19, Health Secretary Matt Read More…

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Looking For 24 People To Be Voluntarily Infected With The Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the UK, 24 volunteers are being sought who are ready to specifically contract the coronavirus. After infection, they will be given an experimental drug and will be monitored for two weeks. For this, volunteers will receive 3,500 pounds (about $ 4,600), according to the Daily Mail. Volunteers who decide to get sick with the Read More…

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Women Leading The Way In Breaking Down Boundaries In Science And Innovation

Reading Time: < 1 minute UK government unveils almost £3 million new fund for visionary, entrepreneurial female innovators. Over 100 entrepreneurial women and young people are set to benefit from government-backed funds to turn inspiring ideas into thriving businesses. Today (8 March 2020), the UK’s first dedicated female Science Minister, Amanda Solloway, committed almost £3 million and a package of Read More…

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Kenyan Doctor Receives Top Honours From Queen Elizabeth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr Stella Bosire awarded the Commonwealth Point of Light award for her tireless championing of rights and mentorship of some of society’s most vulnerable people. NAIROBI, Kenya, Dr Stella Bosire was awarded the Commonwealth Point of Light award, at an event hosted by the British High Commission in Nairobi, focussed on empowering women. Cabinet Secretary Read More…

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UK Parliament Introduces Enhanced Domestic Abuse Bill

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ground-breaking Domestic Abuse Bill to receive First Reading in the House of Commons. The UK government has set out an enhanced version of the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill to Parliament, which will go even further to support and protect victims and punish perpetrators. The bill is the most comprehensive package ever to tackle this horrendous Read More…

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England Confirms 12 New Cases Of Novel Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Three patients were close contacts of a known patient infected with the Novel Coronavirus. One patient, resident in Essex, had no relevant travel and it is not yet clear whether they contracted the virus directly or indirectly from an individual who had recently returned from abroad; investigations are ongoing. Of the remaining eight cases, six Read More…

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Automatic Early Release Of Terrorists Ends

Reading Time: 2 minutes The automatic early release of terrorist offenders will end as emergency legislation to ensure the public is protected receives Royal Assent. The automatic early release of terrorist offenders will end from today (26 February) as emergency legislation to ensure the public is protected receives Royal Assent. The urgent measures – introduced by Justice Secretary Robert Read More…

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UK Government Introduces New Surveillance System To Detection Early Stages Of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new surveillance system to detect cases of COVID-19 in England has been established by Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS to strengthen existing systems and to prepare for and prevent wider transmission of the virus. There is no current evidence to show that the virus is circulating in the community in England, but Read More…

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Prime Minister Johnson Redefines Britain’s Place In The World

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Kingdom will overhaul its approach to foreign policy through a new government-wide review set out by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has committed to holding the largest review of the UK’s foreign, defence, security and development policy since the end of the Cold War. The Integrated Review will cover all aspects of Read More…

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UK Increases Nuclear Warheads

Reading Time: < 1 minute Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has today announced the start of a new nuclear replacement warhead programme in Parliament. In 2007 the UK government, endorsed by a Parliamentary vote, began a programme to maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent beyond the early 2030s. The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (Cm 9161) confirmed the UK’s commitment to Read More…