UK (United Kingdom)

UK reports highest single-day COVID-19 cases since May

The UK has reported 6,178 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since 1 May, taking the total tally to 409,729, official data revealed

Artist Bruce Munro works on installation 'Ribbon of Light', as a tribute to UK health and key workers, along a hilltop footpath, whilst under lockdown, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), near Warminster in Wiltshire, south west Britain, 7 May 2020.

Pandemic-inspired collection at London Fashion Week

Turkish designer Bora Aksu said the coronavirus pandemic inspired his latest collection, which looks back over one hundred years to the Spanish flu pandemic and the end of World War One.

Models prepare backstage of the Bora Aksu catwalk show at London Fashion Week 2020, in London, Britain, 18 September 2020.

UK says Russian spies almost certainly behind Navalny poisoning

Britain said on Wednesday that Russia had a case to answer over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny as it was almost certain that Russian intelligence services carried out the attack with a ...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny delivers a speech in Moscow, Russia, 29 September 2019.

AstraZeneca resumes COVID-19 vaccine trial after UK green light

Pharma giant AstraZeneca on Saturday said it had resumed a COVID-19 vaccine trial after getting the all-clear from British regulators, following a pause caused by a UK volunteer falling ill.

Scientists in Britain began clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday as other vaccine developers across Europe also stepped up work on experimental shots against the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

GCSE and A-level results

A British fiasco derived from algorithm

It was a British fiasco, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson termed it a "mutant algorithm". This is about the exam results of both GCSE and A-level, involving millions of pupils

UK exam U-turn exposes algorithm's deep flaws

UK judge rejects Assange bid to delay US extradition case

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, failed on Monday in a bid to further delay hearings that resumed after a pause of months ...

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain, 13 January 2020.

Harry and Meghan team up with Netflix in major Hollywood move

Britain's Prince Harry and his American-born wife Meghan have signed an exclusive multiyear production deal with Netflix Inc, a major step in their plan to make a living for themselves outside the ...

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London, Britain, 5 March 2020.

Coronavirus vaccine

Cambridge university aims for autumn trials after UK funding

"Ultimately we aim to make a vaccine that will not only protect from SARS-CoV-2, but also other related coronaviruses that may spill over from animals to humans."

An almost empty street is seen outside Cambridge University, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Cambridge, Britain, 111April 2020.

A tour of crumbling Malta villa where Queen Elizabeth lived in her 20s

The arcaded, two-storey property is a shadow of its former self. The rooms are bare, paint is peeling off the walls to reveal old murals beneath, the enclosed garden is overgrown and part of a ...

A belvedere stands on top of columns overlooking the garden at Villa Guardamangia, a former residence of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, in Pieta, Malta, 1 July 2020.
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