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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, passes away

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth who played a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had …

More than 100 protesters arrested in London

British police arrested more than 100 people after protests in central London on Saturday. The capital was swarmed by thousands of demonstrators as a number of protests took place simultaneously. Many were protesting the …

Study reveals danger of 'Covid-19 embarrassment'

Coronavirus 'shame' has stopped people reporting symptoms or even properly social distancing, a new report has warned. Researchers from the University of Kent and Leeds Beckett University said there was a link between …

Seven key symptoms of blood clot named

Blood clots are most likely to develop in the arms or legs, way beneath the skin's surface. These are known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and they still have the capacity to make their way into the heart or lungs. While most …

England investigating new coronavirus variant

Public Health England (PHE) said a new coronavirus variant had been identified in the UK in two people who had recently been in Antigua, adding that it shared some traits of others but would not be categorised as concerning for now. The …

Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 2.5 mln

More than 2.5 million people across the world have died due to COVID-19. At least 2,500,770 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The milestone of 2 million global …

U.K. coronavirus variant likely 30-70% deadlier

Evidence continues to grow that the U.K. coronavirus variant is likely more lethal, and leads to more hospitalizations and cases compared to wild-type strains of the virus, based on data released on a British government website. …

British armed forces supplies to be banned from Russia?

The British government is facing calls from MPs to ban Russia and China from any involvement in supplying equipment to Britain’s armed forces. The Commons Defence sub-committee said the widespread use of overseas firms in the UK …