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Covid exposes faultlines in UK

UK’s Covid-19 testing capacity is reaching only 10,000 per day. Three weeks ago Boris Johnson had hoped for 25,000 tests...

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Scientific, political opinions combine to build UK’s corona strategy

London:The UK government has rightly said it was and would be guided by science. Nobody expects politicians to be scientists...

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Wuhan, London flights continued for long

Analysts are wondering why UK’s strategic manufacturing capacity is so under prepared and what happened to UK’s pandemic/disease monitoring systems....

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UK’s financial heartthrob Rishi Sunak impresses with budget

UK’s new financial heartthrob, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, delivered an impressive and ambitious budget on behalf of the Conservative government....

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Carry on, says Johnson as plans follow for Covid-19 delay phase

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that containing Covid-19 phase is over; UK is now into the delay phase—the...

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Ejiao decimates Kenya’s donkey population

Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has banned the commercial slaughter of donkeys in Kenya. The decision has been taken because of the...

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Boris Johnson carries out a cathartic reshuffle

London: Boris Johnson’s reshuffle might be remembered as the Valentine’s Eve Massacre that eliminated the remnants of the Remainer mindset...

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Johnson adhering to campaign promises, says Rupert Lowe

“Boris Johnson is making encouraging sounds and adhering to his campaign promises” Rupert Lowe told this reporter. Since the end...

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School friends spritz up life with Pedrino

School friends Sam Showering, Joe Knopfler and Tom Hockedy are young entrepreneurs who have reinvented modern spritzers and cocktails; from...

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Political correctness trumps paedophilia as young girls suffer

London: Child grooming resulting in sexual exploitation of white under-age girls has been exposed again, most recently in an independent...

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Smart parties lead up to India Art Fair

The India Art Fair is the flagship event of Angus Montgomery, who were previously in partnership with the MCH Group out...

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Brexit has royal assent, United Kingdom is sovereign again

London: Boris Johnson welcomed 21 African Heads of State-Government and business leaders at the first UK-Africa Summit. The PM congratulated...

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UK’s criminal justice system to undergo a Royal revamp

London: With Parliament set to resume on 6 January, it seems that criminal justice will a close runner up to Brexit...

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First week of 2020 witnesses a push towards Brexit

London: The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) passed through its final reading in the House of Commons, all the new clauses and amendments...

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex choose to go their own way

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised everyone by issuing a joint statement about their future role as members of...

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Brexit will happen by 31 January 2020, as planned

London: The Queen’s Speech introduced Boris Johnson’s priorities: Brexit and trade agreements, the unitedness of the United Kingdom, national security in...

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Witnessing a time honoured tradition

On 12 December, a blue and crispy day, 242 Officer Cadets passed out in the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal...

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‘Get Brexit done’ wins the day for Johnson

London: “Get Brexit Done” won the day, Boris Johnson successfully steered Leavers and a respectable proportion of Remainers who were terrified...

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‘If Antarctica ice melts global sea level will rise by 50 metres’

Increased pollution and diversification of tourism activities are challenging the Antarctic and application of protocols.   London: The All-Party Parliamentary Group...

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Tories ahead in run-up to UK general poll

A YouGov Multilevel Regression and Post-stratification (MRP) poll predicts a resounding 68-seat majority for Boris Johnson if the general election...

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Three things to do before Christmas

First stop is a visit to Bicester Village, less than an hour from London this retail park offers 160 international...

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Need 9 more votes than May for a majority, says Johnson

London: When this goes to print candidates will have been selected for all the seats to be contested by all parties...

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Nicky Haslam has a vision of how he wants things to be

Nicky Haslam, London’s most timeless interior designer, is auctioning the contents of his early 18thC country retreat, The Hunting Lodge,...

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There’s a serious side to this pantomime

Pantomime season begins this year in the Harold Pinter Theatre (previously the Royal Comedy Theatre) with their annual charitable pantomime;...