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2nd Dose For UK’s 50+ To Be Sped Up Over India-Dominated Strain Concerns

Britain has been gradually reopening its economy, after months of coronavirus restrictions. (File) London: A rise in cases of the coronavirus variant dominant in India could “pose serious disruption” to Britain’s reopening plans, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Friday. England will take the next step of reopening on Monday as planned, but the final stage, […]

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UK’s Anti-fraud Agency Probes Sanjeev Gupta-led GFG Alliance

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on Friday that it is investigating suspected fraudulent trading and money laundering related to companies within the Gupta Family Group Alliance (GFG), led by British-Indian businessman Sanjeev Gupta. GFG Alliance includes the embattled Liberty Steel business that continues to find alternative financing after its main backer, Greensill Capital, […]

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UK’s PM Boris Johnson Bids To Cancel Debt Owed To COVID Conspiracy Theorist

The ‘Covid Conspiracy Theorist’ has allegedly launched many claims against the PM (File Photo) London, United Kingdom: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is applying to strike out a court judgment for unpaid debt, Downing Street said, after reports that a “Covid conspiracy theorist” had alleged defamation. Johnson has yet to settle the debt of 535 […]

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UK’s Boris Johnson paid for apartment refurbishment himself, minister says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally covered the cost of refurbishing his Downing Street flat. AP Photo LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally covered the cost of refurbishing his Downing Street flat, a minister said, seeking to quash claims by Johnson’s former top adviser that the prime minister had planned to get donors to […]

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UK’s Heathrow Airport Refuses to Allow Extra Flights from India Ahead of ‘Red List’ Ban

Heathrow Airport in London, the UK’s largest and busiest airport, has declined requests from at least four international aircraft carriers to land eight extra flights from India on Thursday, ahead of the coronavirus pandemic “red list” travel ban which comes into force from Friday. The airport said the decision to decline requests for additional flights […]

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Shirley Williams, co-founder of UK’s Social Democratic Party, dies aged 90

LONDON: British politician Shirley Williams, who changed the country’s political landscape in 1981 by quitting the Labour Party to co-found the Social Democratic Party, died on Monday aged 90. Williams, who told the Guardian newspaper in 2015 her happiest memories were of living at her mother’s countryside cottage during World War Two, left the Labour […]