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England faces regional COVID-19 restrictions despite lawmaker rebellion

01 Dec 2020

LONDON Parliament approved a system of regional COVID-19 restrictions for England on Tuesday despite a rebellion within Prime Minister Boris Johnson's own party which underlined growing unhappiness at his handling of the pandemic.

England's COVID-19 infections down 30% during national lockdown: survey

30 Nov 2020

LONDON COVID-19 infections have fallen by 30% during England's month-long national lockdown and the virus is now in retreat, a large-scale study of more than 100,000 volunteers showed on Monday.

Britain expects 'very significant' week for Brexit talks as clock ticks down

30 Nov 2020

LONDON Britain and the European Union are heading into a "very significant" week, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, as talks over a trade deal enter their final days with serious differences yet to be resolved.

Johnson picks new chief of staff to lead post-Cummings 'reset'

27 Nov 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Dan Rosenfield, a business consultant and former treasury official, as his new chief of staff on Thursday as he tries to restore trust in his leadership.

A third of England face toughest COVID curbs, London spared for now

26 Nov 2020

LONDON More than 20 million people across large swathes of England will be forced to live under the toughest category of COVID-19 restrictions when a national lockdown ends on Dec. 2, while London was placed in the "high alert" second-toughest tier.

England gets new set of restrictions for end of COVID-19 lockdown

24 Nov 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out new measures on Monday to replace a COVID-19 lockdown in England from Dec. 2, reinforcing a previous regional approach to try to reopen businesses in areas where infection rates are lower. | Video

Britain must rebuild economy with an eye on debt levels, Labour says

23 Nov 2020

LONDON Britain must rebuild its economy after the COVID-19 pandemic with one eye on rising deficit and debt levels, the opposition Labour Party's finance policy chief said on Monday, criticising the government response to the crisis as wasteful and divisive.

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