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Britain faces major Brexit challenges after last-minute deal

Britain is set for a new chapter on Friday (25) after securing a hard-fought post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union as EU envoys...

Britain’s pantomime season brings cheer to COVID-19 Christmas

Like mince pies and mistletoe, pantomimes are a Christmas classic in Britain, and the stars of the cross-dressing comedy plays are determined to bring...

Britain approves world’s first vaccine against Covid-19; rollout starts next week

BRITAIN on Wednesday(2) became the first country in the world to approve the Covid-19 vaccine developed by US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner...

UK will seek to start administering a Covid-19 vaccine before Christmas, says Matt Hancock

Britain will seek to start administering a Covid-19 vaccine before Christmas with the bulk of the rollout at the start of the new year,...

UK economy lost more speed in September, before new lockdown

Britain's economy grew by a slower than expected 1.1% in September from August even before the latest COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, leaving it lagging...

UK reaches grim milestone with more than 50,000 COVID deaths

The United Kingdom reached a bleak milestone in its battle with coronavirus on Wednesday as the official death toll passed 50,000 casting a shadow...

UK independent bookshops go online to reach new audiences

Faced with closures because of coronavirus measures and fierce competition from retail giant Amazon, 250 independent UK bookshops have banded together on a new...

British Sikh group loses High Court challenge for census ethnicity tick-box

The High Court in London has dismissed a challenge brought by a British Sikh group against the UK Cabinet Office for its failure to...

We will overcome this virus: Boris Johnson hails victory of good over evil Diwali...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the Diwali spirit of the victory of light over darkness and good over evil as he delivered a...

Boris Johnson hails WWII service of black and Asian troops

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday called for greater acknowledgement of the role of black and Asian troops in World War II, ahead...