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Nearly half of Britons would let Hongkongers with British passports live in UK, survey finds
Calls for BN (O)-holding Hongkongers to receive the right of abode have been rising in Britain amid the city’s increasing violence from protesters and police. The survey found that only one in five people opposed granting the right of a...
Coronavirus: 100,000 may already be infected, experts warn
UK government urged to reassure public that NHS is ready for cases within days
Ofcom to be put in charge of regulating internet in UK
Web firm bosses could be fined or imprisoned if they do not protect users from harmful content
Covid-19 can finally slash Britain’s bloated overseas aid: The money should go to saving lives, not juggling lessons in Tanzania
The MPs who are about to start investigating the effectiveness of the UK’s £14 billion annual aid have the perfect reason to cut it; thanks to coronavirus, Britons are thinking of what’s best for them.
UK visas extended for people from all nationalities who can't leave country due to coronavirus
Home Secretary Priti Patel said the measure was designed to give people ‘peace of mind’ and to ensure that those working in ‘vital services’ can continue their work. It will last automatically until May 31
Boris Johnson 'stable' in hospital and does not have pneumonia, Downing Street says
Follow the latest developments as we wait for updates on the condition of the prime minister after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, here is a full summary of the Downing Street lobby briefing.
Boris Johnson is continuing to make "very good progress" in hospital
No 10 said he was receiving daily updates and pregnancy scans from his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, and had been passing the time with films and sudoku. UK Home Secretary Priti Patel suggested Boris Johnson might yet be off work for some time.
Where are women's voices in the coronavirus crisis?
The key decisions about lockdown and containment are all being made by men
UK to impose 14-day quarantine travel rules, as Starmer warns of pandemic’s ‘hidden cost’ to mental health
People arriving in the UK from overseas face spot checks and £1,000 fines if they fail to self-isolate under a quarantine order intended to stem the spread of Covid-19.
Britain urged to let BN(O) passport holders become citizens
Top British legal figure says there’s no legal reason to stop Britain from granting people with the status the right of abode. Call comes after national security law resolution presented to China’s legislation, prompting protests in the ...
UK could offer 'path to citizenship' for Hong Kong's British passport holders
The UK could offer British National (Overseas) passport holders in Hong Kong a path to citizenship if China does not suspend plans for a security law in the territory, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says.
UK: Critics round on No 10 over 'ridiculous' rules for 14-day quarantine
Tens of thousands of new arrivals to the UK will be able to go food shopping, change accommodation and use public transport from airports during a 14-day quarantine imposed to prevent a second wave of coronavirus, under draft plans to be...
Boris Johnson vows historic overhaul of visa system to accommodate Hongkongers under national security law
Prime minister says if Beijing acts, Britain will have ‘no choice but to uphold our profound ties of history and friendship with the people of Hong Kong’. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab lobbies Five Eyes allies to ‘share burden’ of possi...
Welcome to Britain? The big questions in Boris Johnson’s vague plan for Hong Kong’s BN(O) holders
The British prime minister says Beijing’s national security law will prompt changes to Britain’s immigration rules to expand rights to Hongkongers with the travel documents. But it is still not clear what those changes would be and how t...
UK: 10 police officers injured during clashes at Black Lives Matter protest
Ten officers were left injured after police clashed with a small number of demonstrators at a Black Lives Matter protest in London on Saturday.
New UK travel quarantine rules a stunt, says Ryanair boss
New rules requiring all people arriving in the UK to self-isolate for 14 days have come into effect.
‘Don’t open, racist inside’: Doctored photo of boarded-up Churchill statue shocks users online as outrage over vandalism grows
People were left “speechless” after a photoshopped image of a statue of British wartime leader Winston Churchill emerged online. The monument was vandalized during protests against racism and police brutality last week.
China will consider not recognizing British National Overseas (BNO) passports as valid travel documents anymore, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin warns.
Central government lashes out at London move paving the way for millions of Hongkongers to settle in Britain. Beijing response will do little to put off those wanting to emigrate, say observers who see UK’s offer as more generous than ex...
The Hong Kong people left out of the UK’s safe haven offer
South Indians who got UK citizenship in 1997, find spouse income rules an impossible hurdle in effort to find security.
Britain announces new class of visa for Hong Kong BN(O) passport holders
The new visas will allow applicants to live and work in Britain for up to five years, after which they will be eligible to apply to settle in the country.
China tells UK to 'correct mistakes' after visa offer for almost 3mn in Hong Kong
The Foreign Ministry in Beijing has urged London to reconsider its policy that offers visas for Hong Kongers with British overseas status and paves the way for UK citizenship.
UK minister meets Hong Kong activists as she finalises BN(O) settlement plans
Minister holds discussion with campaigners including Nathan Law and sister of Andy Li, who was held in mainland China while trying to flee.
Hong Kong lashes out at Britain over use of city’s flag, new BN(O) visa scheme
City’s government suggests Britain’s use of the flag in a meeting with Nathan Law and others inappropriately implied he represents Hong Kong.
Bank cited ‘commercial, administrative reasons’ for closing fugitive’s account
Bank of China informed fugitive Tang Kai-yin by a letter last month it had closed his account for ‘commercial and administrative reasons’.
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