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UK plans to end virus restrictions after July 19

GBNEWS24 DESK// British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Monday to end social and economic COVID-19 restrictions in England in two weeks' time, a test of whether a rapid vaccine rollout offers enough protection from the highly…

Sajid Javid UK’s new Health Minister

GBNEWS24 DESK// British former finance minister Sajid Javid will replace Matt Hancock as the country's health minister, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said on Saturday, reports Reuters. Javid resigned as Finance Minister last…

UK inflation hits highest level since before pandemic

GBNEWS24 DESK// British inflation has soared to the highest level since before the coronavirus pandemic, with clothing, fuel and oil prices rebounding as the economy reopens, official data showed Wednesday. The Consumer Prices…

British PM Johnson married in stealth ceremony

GBNEWS24 DESK// Only a week ago, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain and his fiancée, Carrie Symonds, sent friends save-the-date cards for a wedding in July 2022, according to several British newspapers. But on Saturday, Johnson and…

UK regulator looking into $39b AstraZeneca-Alexion deal

GBNEWS24 DESK// Britain's competition regulator is reviewing AstraZeneca's $39 billion buyout of US-based Alexion on concerns it could reduce competition in the UK market or elsewhere. The UK's Competition and Markets Authority…

BBC journo apologises to William, Harry

GBNEWS24 DESK// Martin Bashir, the BBC journalist who tricked princess Diana into giving an explosive interview, yesterday apologised to Princes William and Harry, but said claims linking his actions to her death were "unreasonable".…

UK stocks flat as miners stymie strong retail sales

GBNEWS24 DESK// London's FTSE 100 was flat on Friday, posting a weekly loss, as weakness in mining stocks countered a bigger-than-expected jump in retail sales and business activity. The blue-chip index was flat, with miners Anglo…

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