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UK records 131 more Covid deaths, 23,511 new cases in a 24 hrs

The UK has recorded 131 more coronavirus deaths on Tuesday. These deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test. It has been the highest number of daily deaths since March amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 131 more deaths have brought the total to 129,303. Meanwhile new infections have continued to dip daily, with the UK recording just ...

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London hospital cancels operations after flooding

All planned outpatient appointments and surgery have been cancelled at a hospital in east London after heavy rain caused flooding in parts of the British capital, local media reported Monday. Officials said ambulances were being diverted away from Whipps Cross hospital while a cleanup operation was carried out, according to The Guardian newspaper. Heavy rainfall flooded parts of London on ...

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Sajid Javid’s suggestion people shouldn’t ‘cower’ from Covid ‘deeply insensitive’ to bereaved

Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s suggestion people should not “cower” from Covid-19 has been branded as “deeply insensitive” by those who have lost loved ones to the virus. Mr Javid, who tested positive for the coronavirus last weekend, said on Saturday he had made a “full recovery” and that his “symptoms were very mild, thanks to amazing vaccines”. He continued to ...

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Muslims in England return to celebrate Eid al-Adha together

Muslims in England were able to pray shoulder to shoulder for the first time since the start of the pandemic after social distancing restrictions were eased just in time for the start of Eid al-Adha. “We’re actually having two celebrations in one: one is the Eid celebration, the other one is freedom – to be able to come together, stand ...

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Bangladesh’s friend British journalist Simon Dring is no more

Noted British journalist Simon Dring has passed away at the age of 75. Dring, revered as a “true friend” of Bangladesh for his contribution to Bangladesh’s Liberation War, breathed his last at a Romania hospital on Friday. It was Dring, who first presented the genocide of the Pakistan Army on March 25, 1971, in Dhaka to the world. He is ...

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Prince Harry to publish ‘intimate’ memoir

Britain’s Prince Harry is penning an intimate and honest memoir that will expose the “mistakes” and “lessons learned” across his life, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday. The announcement comes at a time of strained relations between Harry and the British royal family, amid allegations by his wife Meghan of bullying and royal racism, and the couple’s shock move to ...

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UK records 39,950 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths in 24 hrs

UK has reported another 39,950 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,473,477, according to official figures released Monday. The country also recorded another 19 coronavirus-related deaths, with the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now standing at 128,727. These figures only include the deaths of people who ...

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UK health minister Javid tests positive for COVID-19

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said Saturday he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was self-isolating — just as his government prepares to jettison most pandemic restrictions in England. “I was feeling a bit groggy last night, so I took a lateral flow test this morning and it’s come out positive,” he said in a video message on Twitter. “So ...

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UK PM Boris Johnson pledges more powers for local leaders in levelling up plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday unveiled measures to level up the country, including by taking a more flexible approach to devolution and growing the private sector. He set out the catalytic role for government and the need to empower strong local leaders by taking a more flexible approach to devolution, with new “County Deals” to take devolution beyond ...

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