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Second wave? UK tightens lockdown in northern England

31 Jul 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

01 Jun 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

Britain's Prince Andrew skips Christmas Day walk after royals' 'bumpy' year

25 Dec 2019

SANDRINGHAM, England Britain's Prince Andrew skipped the royals' traditional Christmas Day walk to church after what his mother Queen Elizabeth said in her seasonal address had been a "bumpy" year. | Video

British military called in to stop dam collapsing and flooding town

03 Aug 2019

WHALEY BRIDGE, England A British military helicopter dropped sacks of ballast onto the outer slope of a reservoir dam in central England on Friday in an effort to prevent it from collapsing and flooding the town below. | Video

British military drop ballast sacks on dam to prevent flooding of UK town

02 Aug 2019

WHALEY BRIDGE, England, Aug 2 A British military helicopter dropped sacks of ballast on Friday onto the outer slope of a dam that has partially collapsed and is at risk of bursting and flooding the town of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire.

English town evacuated after water cascades through damaged dam

02 Aug 2019

WHALEY BRIDGE, England Police evacuated thousands of residents from an English town on Thursday after torrents of water cascaded from a nearby reservoir after a dam was damaged, with officials warning that subsequent flooding posed a risk to life.

Wider Image: Makeshift shrines honour victims of British knife crime

30 Jul 2019

MANCHESTER, England/LONDON A cluster of flowers and candles marks the spot where Jodie Chesney, 17, was stabbed in a park in east London in an attack with no obvious motive.

Opposition leader Corbyn calls for election to break Brexit impasse

11 Jan 2019

WAKEFIELD, England British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on lawmakers on Thursday to help his opposition party "break the deadlock" over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.

UK police look for terrorism links in Manchester New Year's Eve stabbings

01 Jan 2019

MANCHESTER, England A man armed with a kitchen knife stabbed three people, including a police officer, at Manchester Victoria train station on New Year's Eve in an attack police are treating as terrorism-related. | Video

UK's Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting first baby next year

15 Oct 2018

SYDNEY Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, around a year after their glittering wedding injected Hollywood glamour into the British royal family. | Video

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