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Trump impeachment trial to begin in the second week of February 8

DONALD TRUMP’s US Senate trial will begin in the second week of February, days after a fresh impeachment case against the former president is transmitted by the House, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. The newly announced schedule reflects a deal struck by Senate leaders to delay the substantive portion of the trial for two […]

Britain to discuss tighter travel restrictions -BBC

BRITISH ministers will discuss further tightening travel restrictions on Monday(25), the BBC reported on Saturday(23), adding that people arriving in the country could be required to quarantine in hotels. Prime minister Boris Johnson told a news conference on Friday(22) that the UK may need to implement further measures to protect its borders from new variants […]

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

A group of British doctors have written to England’s chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12. Britain is prioritising giving first doses of Covid-19 vaccine, allowing up to 12 weeks before a second dose, to give the […]

UK police break up Covid-19 rule-breaching wedding with 150 guests

BRITISH police had broken up a wedding with about 150 guests in violation of Covid-19 lockdown rules, which only allow six people to attend. Weddings are currently supposed to take place only under “exceptional circumstances”. However, officers on Friday(22) found a large gathering in Stamford Hill, in north London, with the windows covered to stop […]

Miss England Dr Bhasha Mukherjee gets COVID-19 jab, endorses safety

Miss England and frontline National Health Service (NHS) doctor Bhasha Mukherjee has received her first of the two COVID-19 jabs and endorsed the safety of the vaccines being rolled out among those most at risk from coronavirus. The 25-year-old beauty queen and a medical professional has been working on the COVID frontlines at Pilgrim Hospital […]

Vijay Mallya has applied for ‘another route’ to stay in the UK, says lawyer

Vijay Mallya has applied to home secretary Priti Patel for “another route” to be able to stay in the UK, the liquor tycoon’s barrister representing him in bankruptcy proceedings in the High Court of London confirmed during a remote hearing on Friday. The 65-year-old businessman, whose legal challenge to the Indian government’s extradition request was […]

UK imams mobilise to counter Covid vaccine disinformation

Imams across Britain are helping a drive to dispel coronavirus disinformation, using Friday sermons and their influential standing within Muslim communities to argue that Covid-19 vaccines are safe. Qari Asim, chairman of the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB) which is leading a campaign to reassure its faithful, is among those publically advocating that […]

Siraj visits father’s grave after fulfilling test dream

WHILE his India team mates lapped up the acclaim after returning from their triumphant Australia tour, Mohammed Siraj drove straight from Hyderabad airport to a burial ground to pay his respects to his father, who passed away in November. The right-arm quick was one of the heroes of India’s epic 2-1 series victory in Australia, […]

Indian-origin people in the UK are reluctant to take Covid-19 vaccine, reveals new survey

A NEW survey has revealed that only 56 per cent of Indian-origin people in the UK would take a Covid-19 vaccine and women are less likely to take a jab over fertility concerns. The research by the 1928 Institute follows concerns about a lower uptake of Covid-19 jabs among Britain’s ethnic minority populations and is […]

Statues of William Beckford, Sir John Cass to be removed

THE City of London Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee has voted to move statues of William Beckford and Sir John Cass which currently stand in its historic Guildhall headquarters. The statue of William Beckford, a two-time Lord Mayor of London in the late 1700s who accrued wealth from plantations in Jamaica and held African slaves, […]

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