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UK's Johnson urges EU to consider post-Brexit proposals seriously

9:47am EDT

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday to consider seriously Britain's proposals to change what he called the "unsustainable" way a Brexit deal is governing trade with Northern Ireland.

Reassuring his party, UK's Johnson says 'levelling up' is a "win-win"

Jul 15 2021

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday pledged investment to tackle inequality in parts of Britain, setting out his vision for a "levelling up" strategy which, in a nod to his party, he said would not damage more affluent areas.

In boost to Starmer, UK Labour wins election reprieve in north England

Jul 02 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -British Labour leader Keir Starmer received a boost in northern England on Friday, fighting off a challenge from the governing Conservatives to hang on to a parliamentary seat that if lost, would have heaped pressure on him to stand down.

Britain's parties fight for votes in northern England

Jul 01 2021

LONDON Voters in a northern English region were casting their ballots on Thursday in a new test of whether British Prime Minister Boris Johnson can extend his Conservative Party's control over traditionally opposition-supporting areas.

Follow our lead, UK brings forward end to coal power target

Jun 30 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain will bring forward its target to end the use of coal in electricity generation by a year to October 2024, minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said on Wednesday, urging others to follow suit and wean themselves off burning fossil fuels for power.

Setting the summit pace? UK brings forward end to coal power target

Jun 29 2021

LONDON, June 29 Britain will bring forward its target to end the use of coal in electricity generation by a year to October 2024, the government said on Wednesday, part of efforts to spur other nations to move more quickly to cut emissions before a climate summit.

Britain's 'freedom day' will come on July 19, says government

Jun 28 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on July 19 in what has been dubbed "Freedom Day", the government said on Monday despite fears that an increase in coronavirus cases could lead to more deaths.

Secret UK defence documents found in soggy heap at bus stop, says BBC

Jun 27 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Classified documents from Britain's defence ministry containing details about a British warship and Russia's potential reaction to its passage through the Black Sea have been found at a bus stop in southern England, the BBC reported on Sunday. | Video

UK government, hit by Hancock scandal, to probe leak of footage

Jun 27 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's government will investigate how images of former health minister Matt Hancock kissing an aide found their way into the media and forced his resignation, in the latest scandal to hit Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.