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Will Russell

'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

EasyJet resumes flying with COVID-19 measures in place

15 Jun 2020

LONDON EasyJet aircraft took to the skies for the first time since March 30 on Monday, as the British carrier resumed a small number of mainly domestic flights after weeks of lockdown. | Video

Jamaican bobsleigh team push a Mini to keep Olympic dream alive

02 Jun 2020

PETERBOROUGH, England The Jamaican bobsleigh team is used to training without snow, but the coronavirus lockdown has seen its male athletes resort to pushing a car around the streets of an English city to stay in shape, with an eye on Olympic qualification. | Video

London's "temples of gastronomy" improvise to survive COVID-19

07 May 2020

LONDON Andrew Wong knew from an early age that running a restaurant required improvisation, having watched his parents steer their London Chinese restaurant through nearly 30 years of good times and bad.

Ancient mill rises as Britain bakes at home

06 May 2020

TETBURY, England Shipton Mill, which was milling flour when the Normans conquered England nearly a thousand years ago, has seen a rare boon from the novel coronavirus outbreak - soaring demand for its organic flour from a new generation of locked-down home bakers. | Video

In lockdown Britain, 'Mancunian Motivator' brings fun and fitness to neighbours

21 Apr 2020

CHIGWELL, England In a suburban enclave on the northeastern fringes of London residents are having their heart rates - and their spirits - lifted by the "Mancunian Motivator." | Video

'The Crown' peddles subversive republican message, says royal historian

19 Nov 2019

LONDON Television series "The Crown" might have won millions of fans across the globe with its dramatisation of the life and reign of Britain's Queen Elizabeth but one royal historian has accused it of peddling a subversive republican message. | Video

World News

China warns UK: 'Dumping' Huawei will cost you

China warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to ban Huawei from the 5G network would cost Britain dearly in investment, casting the move as the result of politicised pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.