Tag: England

Brexit Behind Him, Boris Johnson Tries to Stop Scotland From Leaving U.K.

LONDON — Barely six months after Britain broke away from the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is increasingly consumed with trying to stop the breakaway of restive parts of the United Kingdom. On Friday, Mr. Johnson sent his popular Treasury chief, Rishi Sunak, to Scotland, to tamp down nationalist sentiment that has surged there […]

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A Formula 1 Season Like No Other

Five months ago, Formula 1 came within two hours of starting its season. The coronavirus was spreading globally, and when a member of McLaren tested positive and the team withdrew from the Australian Grand Prix in mid-March, the event was canceled before the first practice session on a Friday morning. It sparked a tumultuous period […]

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New Nominations to U.K. House of Lords Raise Old Concerns of Cronyism

LONDON — One is a Russian-born British newspaper baron whose father was once a K.G.B. officer. Another is a retired cricket player who goes by the nickname Beefy, and yet another is the prime minister’s younger brother. With a collection of names like that, it was perhaps little wonder that Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided […]

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In a 19th-Century Cart House, a Designer Creates a Room of Her Own

When the British designer Harriet Anstruther first moved into the 500-year-old wattle-and-daub West Sussex farmhouse she shares with her husband, the photographer Henry Bourne, in 1998, there wasn’t much of a garden. “It was a nest of brambles and snakes,” she recalls of the square half-acre walled plot that separates the timber-frame home from the […]

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In Britain, the Economic Comeback Is in the Suburbs

READING, England — The British economy is facing its worst recession since “The Great Frost” of 1709, a horrifically cold winter. Large retailers are shutting stores, and inconsistent quarantine rules are raising anxiety about a second pandemic wave. And yet Summertown, a suburb north of Oxford, has something to look forward to: Its main shopping […]

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U.K. Has Europe’s Worst Surge in Deaths During Pandemic, Study Says

LONDON — England has had the greatest rate of excess deaths of any country in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic, with a surge that lasted longer and spread to more places than those in hard-hit nations like Italy and Spain, according to a government report released on Thursday. The findings, in a report by Britain’s […]

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Colonialism Made the Modern World. Let’s Remake It.

“Decolonize this place!” “Decolonize the university!” “Decolonize the museum!” In the past few years, decolonization has gained new political currency — inside the borders of the old colonial powers. Indigenous movements have reclaimed the mantle of “decolonization” in protests like those at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline. Students from South Africa to Britain […]

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Rare Rides: A 2001 Spectre Supersport R45, One of Two

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Europe Said It Was Pandemic-Ready. Pride Was Its Downfall.

The coronavirus exposed European countries’ misplaced confidence in faulty models, bureaucratic busywork and their own wealth. By David D. Kirkpatrick, Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan July 20, 2020 LONDON — Prof. Chris Whitty, Britain’s chief medical adviser, stood before an auditorium in a London museum two years ago cataloging deadly epidemics. From the Black Death […]

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Long Waits for U.K. Hospital Treatment as N.H.S. Fights Coronavirus

LONDON — After nine months of waiting for surgery, Ruth Fawcett’s knee muscles wasted away, causing her joint to come loose in its socket and leaving her unable to walk without assistance. “They’ve just stopped doing surgery for cases that they call nonlife-threatening and when they start again, they will probably have to prioritize the […]

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Queen Knights Captain Tom, in a Rare Public Appearance

LONDON — When Queen Elizabeth II tapped Sir Tom Moore on both shoulders with a sword at Windsor Castle on Friday, she confirmed the noble status of a 100-year-old man whose achievements during the pandemic had already propelled him into the ranks of Britain’s most exalted citizens. Yet the ceremony was remarkable in a couple […]

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U.K. Police Step Back on Victims’ Data, a Flash Point in Rape Cases

LONDON — The police in England and Wales said on Thursday that they would stop routinely asking victims of crime to allow checks of their electronic devices, such as computers and laptops, after critics said the practice discouraged people from reporting offenses, particularly in sex cases. Tim De Meyer, a top official for the National […]

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Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester After Just One Day

LONDON — Jen Reid, the Black Lives Matter protester whose statue was erected in place of a toppled slave trader in Bristol, England, on Wednesday, said just before the unauthorized installation that she did not know whether the city’s authorities would let it stand there for a few months or a single day. It turned […]

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Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors for Coronavirus Deaths

An analysis of more than 17 million people in England — the largest study of its kind, according to its authors — has pinpointed a bevy of factors that can raise a person’s chances of dying from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The paper, published Wednesday in Nature, echoes reports from other countries that […]

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