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Irish backstop – Boris Johnson says he was ‘too fat’ when he contracted Covid-19 Irish backstop – Boris Johnson says he was ‘too fat’ when he contracted Covid-19

Irish backstop – Boris Johnson says he was ‘too fat’ when he contracted Covid-19

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British prime minister Boris Johnson has said he was “too fat” in April when he was hospitalised with coronavirus, as his government launched a anti-obesity campaign as part of its pandemic response. Downing Street launched the plan on Monday with a social media video of Mr Johnson explaining how he had “wanted to lose weight…

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Irish backstop – Coronavirus: England postpones further easing of restrictions Irish backstop – Coronavirus: England postpones further easing of restrictions

Irish backstop – Coronavirus: England postpones further easing of restrictions

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Boris Johnson has put the handbrake on a further reopening of the English economy by postponing plans to reopen bowling alleys, casinos and ice rinks from Saturday – for at least another fortnight. The British prime minister has postponed pilot schemes to allow spectators back into sporting events and gigs before the autumn as coronavirus…

Northern Ireland England v West Indies: Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes inspire England to victory Northern Ireland England v West Indies: Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes inspire England to victory

Northern Ireland England v West Indies: Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes inspire England to victory

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Third Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day five of five)England 369 & 226-2dec: Burns 90, Root 68*, Sibley 56West Indies 197 & 129: Hope 31, Woakes 5-50England won by 269 runs, win series 2-1ScorecardStuart Broad’s 500th Test wicket sent England on the way to completing a series victory over West Indies on the final day of…

Boris Johnson – France, Netherlands added to UK’s 14-day quarantine list Boris Johnson – France, Netherlands added to UK’s 14-day quarantine list

Boris Johnson – France, Netherlands added to UK’s 14-day quarantine list

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LONDON (AP) — Cars lined up at ports while trains and planes filled out fast as British tourists scurried to get out of France on Friday before a deadline that would require them to quarantine at home for two weeks. Families cut summer vacations short and other travelers made hasty plans to return to the…

Boris Johnson – UK to spend millions to ease Brexit red tape for N Ireland Boris Johnson – UK to spend millions to ease Brexit red tape for N Ireland

Boris Johnson – UK to spend millions to ease Brexit red tape for N Ireland

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The British government will spend up 355 million pounds ($465 million) to help businesses in Northern Ireland deal with the red tape caused by Brexit, officials said Friday.Brexit’s supporters, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, say leaving the European Union will be a boon for U.K. businesses. Many economists are skeptical of that claim, and…

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Scotland developing its own contact-tracing app Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Scotland developing its own contact-tracing app

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Scotland developing its own contact-tracing app

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Scotland is developing its own coronavirus contact-tracing app, which it hopes to have ready for use in the autumn.It follows the failure of an NHS-branded app in England, which was trialled on the Isle of Wight.On Thursday, Northern Ireland became the first part of the UK to deploy a contact-tracing app.Both Scotland and Northern Ireland…

Northern Ireland Watch: Department of Health news conference Northern Ireland Watch: Department of Health news conference

Northern Ireland Watch: Department of Health news conference

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The Health Minister Robin Swann gives an update on coronavirus in Northern Ireland.He is joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride and Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Ian Young.It is the first official briefing to take place on coronavirus at Stormont in six weeks.The Deparment of Health has now reported 559 coronavirus-related deaths in Northern…

Irish backstop – Covid-19: Too early to see case spike as serious threat to health Irish backstop – Covid-19: Too early to see case spike as serious threat to health

Irish backstop – Covid-19: Too early to see case spike as serious threat to health

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Your Web Browser may be out of date. If you are using Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11 our Audio player will not work properly. For a better experience use Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. The 85 Covid-19 new cases announced on Thursday has jolted the mood in the relentless debate over whether the…

Boris Johnson – Pompeo hold talks in UK amid rising China tensions Boris Johnson – Pompeo hold talks in UK amid rising China tensions

Boris Johnson – Pompeo hold talks in UK amid rising China tensions

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LONDON (AP) — The United States and Britain put on a show of unity against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on Tuesday, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered stinging criticism of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and urged like-minded nations to “push back” together against China’s threatening behavior. Pompeo, who is visiting Britain, praised…

Northern Ireland Kelp found off Scotland dates back 16,000 years to last ice age Northern Ireland Kelp found off Scotland dates back 16,000 years to last ice age

Northern Ireland Kelp found off Scotland dates back 16,000 years to last ice age

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Researchers hope the discovery could help show how marine plant life survives extreme changes in climate Scientists have discovered kelp off the coast of Scotland, Ireland and France that has survived since the last ice age, around 16,000 years ago.Experts from Heriot-Watt University’s Orkney campus analysed the genetic composition…

Northern Ireland Jobs: Demand for workers picks up in early August – BBC News Northern Ireland Jobs: Demand for workers picks up in early August – BBC News

Northern Ireland Jobs: Demand for workers picks up in early August – BBC News

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Image copyright SolStock Demand for workers started to pick up in the first week of August, according to recruiters, offering glimmers of hope for the UK economy.There were almost 126,000 new job adverts, the highest weekly number since the Covid crisis began, said the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.Jobs in strong demand included builders and debt…

Irish backstop – Emollient Micheál Martin hears baby talk from Boris Johnson

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Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson seemed to get on well together at Hillsborough Castle in their first encounter as Taoiseach and British prime minister, although they both had met before when neither was so politically elevated. There was a cordial greeting at the entrance of the castle and then a walk together along one of…

Boris Johnson – UK’s Johnson names brother and Brexiteers to House of Lords Boris Johnson – UK’s Johnson names brother and Brexiteers to House of Lords

Boris Johnson – UK’s Johnson names brother and Brexiteers to House of Lords

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson named 36 new members to Parliament’s unelected House of Lords on Friday, including his brother, several prominent Brexit supporters and a Russian-born newspaper owner whose father was a KGB agent.The list of new peers also includes Brexit-backing former lawmakers and ex-cricket star Ian Botham, a vocal proponent…

Boris Johnson – Scottish Conservatives pick new leader as key election looms Boris Johnson – Scottish Conservatives pick new leader as key election looms

Boris Johnson – Scottish Conservatives pick new leader as key election looms

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LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s Conservative Party appointed a new leader on Wednesday as it prepares to fight an election next year against the dominant Scottish Nationalist Party.Douglas Ross said the party’s first goal must be “earning the trust of people looking for a positive and credible alternative for Scotland.”Ross was a minister in Prime Minister…

Irish backstop – Boris Johnson under pressure to intervene in A-level crisis Irish backstop – Boris Johnson under pressure to intervene in A-level crisis

Irish backstop – Boris Johnson under pressure to intervene in A-level crisis

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Tens of thousands of A-level students in England are set to see their grades increased after a humiliating U-turn by the British government. Following criticism from students and headteachers and a backlash by Tory MPs, this year’s final grades for A-level students in England will now be based on teachers’ assessments rather than the controversial…

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