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Face masks leave Britain's deaf community struggling to communicate

30 Jul 2020

LONDON The introduction of mandatory face masks in most enclosed spaces across Britain was designed to protect people during the pandemic but has made life very difficult for the deaf community.

Dusting off the past: London's Natural History Museum prepares to re-open

28 Jul 2020

LONDON London's Natural History Museum is dusting off the blue whale that soars above its central hall, its dinosaur skeletons and thousands of other exhibits in preparation for re-opening next month after COVID-19 forced its closure in March.

London restaurants fret as going out goes out of style

16 Jul 2020

LONDON Restaurants might have reopened, but the owner of Etta's Seafood Kitchen in London's Brixton Village market fears the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown may have changed customer behaviour for good. | Video

'Beautiful' to have a pint, 'brilliant' to get a haircut - England reopens after lockdown

05 Jul 2020

LONDON People relished their first pub drinks in more than three months, went to restaurants and finally got haircuts on Saturday as England took its biggest steps yet towards resumption of normal life after the coronavirus lockdown. | Video

UPDATE 2-'Beautiful' to have a pint - England's pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen

04 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 4 People could get a drink in a pub, have a meal in a restaurant or get a haircut for the first time in over three months on Saturday as England took its biggest steps yet towards resumption of normal life.

Exclusive: Hong Kong activists discuss 'parliament-in-exile' after China crackdown

03 Jul 2020

LONDON Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are discussing a plan to create an unofficial parliament-in-exile to keep the flame of democracy alive and send a message to China that freedom cannot be crushed, campaigner Simon Cheng told Reuters. | Video

The world should stand up to China over Hong Kong, activist Nathan Law says

03 Jul 2020

LONDON Hong Kong's fate shows China's true authoritarianism so the rest of the world should stand up to President Xi Jinping and start to put human rights above financial gain, pro-democracy activist Nathan Law told Reuters. | Video

Cheers and fears as England's pubs prepare for 'Super Saturday' reopening

02 Jul 2020

LONDON The landlord of the Chandos Arms in Colindale, north London, is looking forward to Saturday - when England's pubs will reopen after more than three thirsty months - with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. | Video

Cheers and fears as England's pubs prepare for 'Super Saturday' reopening

02 Jul 2020

LONDON The landlord of the Chandos Arms in Colindale, north London, is looking forward to Saturday - when England's pubs will reopen after more than three thirsty months - with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. | Video

Cheers and fears as England's pubs prepare for 'Super Saturday' reopening

02 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 2 The landlord of the Chandos Arms in Colindale, north London, is looking forward to Saturday - when England's pubs will reopen after more than three thirsty months - with a mixture of excitement and apprehension.

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