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Vaccine hopes rise as Oxford jab prompts immune response among old as well as young adults

12:48pm GMT

LONDON One of the world's leading COVID-19 experimental vaccines produces a immune response in both young and old adults, raising hopes of a path out of the gloom and economic destruction wrought by the novel coronavirus. | Video

'It'll be carnage': British companies dread a Brexit border breakdown

7:18am GMT

SEVINGTON, England Deal or no deal, British companies will have to confront a wall of bureaucracy that threatens chaos at the border if they want to sell into the world's biggest trading bloc when life after Brexit begins on January 1.

Johnson says London transport has been 'bankrupted' by its mayor

21 Oct 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the mayor of London Sadiq Khan had bankrupted the capital's transport system, as the government looked to force Khan to sell off land and cut running costs as part of a fractious financial COVID-19 bailout.

Britain puts more areas into lockdown as cases rise

16 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 16 Britain put more of northwest England into the highest COVID alert level on Friday in the face of rising case numbers as Prime Minister Boris Johnson bids to contain a second wave of infections through local measures.

EU tells Britain to give ground to secure trade deal, UK to respond Friday

15 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union put the onus on Britain on Thursday to compromise on their new economic partnership or stand ready for trade disruptions in less than 80 days, drawing a chilly reaction from the UK, which said it was "disappointed". | Video

Pearson's strategy pays off as COVID-19 accelerates online learning

14 Oct 2020

LONDON The outgoing boss of Pearson hailed the wisdom of his lengthy and often painful battle to rebuild the education group for a digital generation on Wednesday after COVID-19 accelerated the switch to online learning.

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