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From prison camp to ballot box: North Korean defector seeks British election win

Mar 24 2021

BURY, England Sixteen years after she was left to die unremembered outside a labour camp in North Korea, Jihyun Park will enter the British political history books if she wins office in local elections this May. | Video

UK AstraZeneca vaccine plant says production unaffected by suspect package

Jan 27 2021

WREXHAM, Wales A suspicious package at an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine plant in Wales which forced a temporary suspension of manufacturing has been made safe and production schedules of the shots have not been affected, the company Wockhardt UK said on Wednesday.

Harking back to childhood, Britons mourn the decline of their high street

Dec 10 2020

CHESTER, Britain Browns department store has traded from pride of place on Eastgate Street in the northern English city of Chester since 1791, selling fashion, perfumes and afternoon tea to locals and tourists visiting the historic centre.

Some British gyms defy PM Johnson's COVID-19 lockdown

Oct 14 2020

GREASBY/LONDON For one gym owner in the northwest of England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's latest COVID-19 lockdown is a step too far. To save his business, he is defying the government's command to close, along with dozens of other gyms in the area.

We won't survive: Liverpool pubs say new UK lockdown will wipe them out

Oct 12 2020

LIVERPOOL, England The last pints could be pulled in some pubs across northern England this week as furious bosses warn new coronavirus restrictions will wipe out their businesses, which are already reeling from a national lockdown earlier this year.

We won't survive: Liverpool pubs say new UK lockdown will wipe them out

Oct 12 2020

LIVERPOOL, England, Oct 12 The last pints could be pulled in pubs across northern England this week as furious bosses warn new coronavirus restrictions will wipe out their businesses which are already reeling from a national lockdown earlier this year.

Police hunt for man in Birmingham after stabbings leave one dead, seven injured

Sep 06 2020

BIRMINGHAM, England Police said they were searching for a man in relation to a two-hour stabbing spree in the city of Birmingham, central England, early on Sunday, that left one man dead and seven people injured, two of them critically. | Video

Second wave? UK tightens lockdown in northern England

Jul 31 2020

MANCHESTER Britain imposed tougher lockdowns across swathes of northern England after a rise in the rate of coronavirus transmissions, raising concerns that a second wave could sow yet more turmoil.

Keep your distance: people queue for school and IKEA in England

Jun 01 2020

WARRINGTON, England Thousands of people across England queued up for school and IKEA on Monday as the British government eased the coronavirus lockdown by allowing some children to return to class and many shops to reopen for the first time since March. | Video

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