In this section, you will find all my news articles related to the United Kingdom. 

Endangered seahorse makes stunning comeback in the middle of lockdown

The Seahorse Trust revealed that in one dive at Studland Bay in Dorset, they found 16 spiny seahorses. This was the first sighting in two years and the largest since 2008. The charity put the sudden find down to reduced traffic due to the coronavirus lockdown. Neil Garrick-Maidment, the trust founder, told Sky News: "We have seen so many seahorses because the food chain has recovered, giving seahorses plenty of food to eat, and crucially, somewhere to hide. "The seagrass has started to repair i

Experts warn Britain could face RIOTS if coronavirus lockdowns are re-imposed

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. Parts of individual towns could be under lockdown to prevent second waves of coronavirus. Professor Clifford Stott of Keele University has warned such a model may not be appropriate for the United Kingdom. A warning in a briefing from the Professor noted there had been "far more public disquiet i

UK weather forecast: Britain set for glorious sunshine but lockdown rules remain

It will be very warm and sunny for most of the country. The Met Office meteorologist giving the latest forecast explained what we should expect. They said: “Warm start to the weekend. “Sunshine from the word go, any low misty clouds burning off through the morning. “A bit of a breeze towards the northeast of Scotland, western Scotland as well.” Along the east coast of England temperatures will be around the low 20C range. Though it is expected to be higher the further north and west you go.

Coronavirus hope! UK outbreak could end on September 30 according to model

The lab has predicted end dates for the crisis in several other countries based on data. Singapore itself will be rid of the virus on July 19, Italy by August 12 and the US by November 11 according to the modelling. The university, however, warned: "The model and data are inaccurate to the complex, evolving, and heterogeneous realities of different countries. "Predictions are uncertain by nature. Readers must take any predictions with caution. "Over-optimism based on some predicted end dates is

Police arrest 14 during anti-lockdown coronavirus protest in London

A group of around 40 to 50 individuals were dispersed by authorities. Many protestors insisted they had not consented to lockdown and some made reference to 5G conspiracy theories according to Sky News. Sky Sports News Journalist Anthony Joseph saw the events and told Sky News: "We could hear them chanting something as we approached but couldn't really make it out. "There were quite a few police there and they were just talking to them and asking them to go home. "I heard one of the officers

UK weather forecast: Torrential rain to savage Britain as lockdown continues

The clearest spells will be in southern England, the Midlands and parts of Wales. Elsewhere the picture at the start of the day will be cloudy. A Met Office meteorologist added: “Further showers or outbreaks of rain, temperatures of 6C ( 42.8F) or 7C (44.6F) but in the south where we get the longest clear spells in any sheltered spots, temperatures closer to freezing. “Despite the chilly start, well it will soon warm up, plenty of sunshine for England, Wales, southern Scotland, Northern Ireland

Activist explains key reason why vulnerable people need more protection in lockdown

Former Prime Minister Theresa May urged the Government to consider the impact lockdown might have on vulnerable individuals when planning exit strategy. A report by MPs revealed calls to a domestic helpline rose 49% weeks after the lockdown began, Dianna Nammi is the executive director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) and she told “This situation has made it very difficult for many women to feel confident and free to contact organisations to seek help

UK weather forecast: Fears of transport chaos as heavy rain batters Britain

Heavy rain is expected to strike the north and midlands. The south of the country is expected to see the best of the weather. A Met Office meteorologist explained: “Sunny start for many on Sunday but the risk of showers particularly across the northern parts of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. “Later on, some heavy showers across parts of the Midlands and Wales. “Dry and brightest in the south temperatures reaching 22C (71.6F), possibly 23C (73.4F) in the sunshine but feeling cooler fu

UK Coronavirus death toll could be 50 percent higher than officially announced

BBC Newsnight policy editor Lewis Goodall said he had seen the data from the County Council. There has been concern over the prevalence of the virus in care homes in the UK. Mr Goodall explained: “Well, I’ve got some data, a leaked email from Durham County Council, which shows just how grave that situation might be. “Have a look at the screen now, you can see on the graph, it shows deaths in Durham County Council for the last 25 days up to April 20. “The blue bit on the graph is the deaths in c

UK weather forecast: Britain set to bask in spring heat as lockdown continues

It is expected to be dry for most, with cloud breaking up. Much of the country will enjoy sunny spells. A Met Office meteorologist explained: “Sunday is looking dry for most of us with any cloud breaking up through the day to allow some decent spells of sunshine. “Though plenty of cloud across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of Eastern Scotland. “This is where a touch of frost is possible so a chilly start here on Sunday morning but mild elsewhere.” The expert continued that the cl

Police chief Cressida Dick SAVAGED after joining 'clap' where distancing was ignored

Dame Cressida Dick has been in the role since replacing Lord Hogan-Howe in April 2017. The event took place at 8pm on Thursday night. Speaking to the Metro Junior Doctor Damir Rafi, who filmed the event, said: “I'm a doctor working at the hospital that's right there. “And yes, I was also somewhat perplexed by the lack of social distancing.” Footage shows clappers being within touching distance of one another. One man was seen riding through the crowd on a bike. A nurse wrote on Twitter: “This i

Outrage after nurses forced to treat patients WITHOUT full protective gowns

Some equipment is having to be reused by healthcare workers. This comes due to fears over shortages. Reports earlier on the week suggested such measures would only come as last resort. Public Health England reversed the decision over fears some hospitals were 24 hours away from running out. In a tweet, NHS Providers CEO Chris Hopson said: "We have now reached the point where the national stock of fully fluid repellent gowns and long-sleeved laboratory coats will be exhausted in the next twent

UK weather forecast: Britain basks in heatwave as coronavirus shutdown continues

The Met Office said London could hit highs of 25C (77F) or 26C (77.8F). According to The Sun, much of England and Wales is expected to be between 18C (64.4F) and 24C (75.2F). Mr Hancock warned: "This is a national effort, and every single person in this country can play their part in this plan. "This Easter will be another test of the nation's resolve. It's a time of year when people normally come together. "But however warm the weather, however tempting your local beach or park, we need everyo

UK weather forecast: Britain set to bake on Easter weekend as lockdown continues

“This will brighten from the West although some more rain turning up in western Scotland later.” Temperatures will be high in the south of the country. “Few sharp showers breaking out but look at these temperatures low to mid 20s (c.77F) perhaps speaking it 26C (78.8F) or so in the London area on Saturday afternoon. “Fast forward into Easter Day and I think we'll see an increasingly showery unsettled picture.” The rain is forecast to be heaviest in the west. Next week is predicted to bring co

Stunning archaeological find reveals London 3,000 years older than previously thought

An archaeological find just 15 metres outside the boundary of the northern edge of the historic City of London has unearthed evidence of a prehistoric ceremonial site. The city might have been home to a popular assembly for major events and rituals in the fourth millennium BC. Jon Cotton, a consultant prehistorian working with charitable company Mola told the Independent: “This remarkable collection helps to fill a critical gap in London’s prehistory. Bible mystery SOLVED? Huge find may have pr

Coronavirus crisis could leave more than one in five Britons unemployed

The warning came from David Blanchflower who was an official at the Bank of England during the 2008 credit crunch. Mr Blanchflower warned unemployment is now rising at the fastest rate in living memory. After the Wall Street Crash in 1929, unemployment was 15.4 percent in the UK, but Mr Blanchflower warns coronavirus could push the figure to six million, which is 21 percent. Mr Blanchflower wrote in The Guardian: “There has never been such a concentrated business collapse. “The government has

UK weather forecast: Britain to bask in sunshine as shutdown continues

Though families can still venture into the garden, pollen levels are predicted to peak Sunday and Monday. London and Kent are predicted to be particularly badly hit. Met Office meteorologist Steven Keats stated: “Sunday, we’re starting off with clear blue skies across much of the UK. When will lockdown end? Stay home for infection 'reduction' Gove says “For the bulk of Scotland, Wales and England, that’s how it’ll rain for the rest of the day. “Hazy at times and that is a cloud pushes into th

UK hot weather forecast: New maps show Britain baking in 48-hours - 20C mini-heatwave hits

In spite of the warm weather, owing to the coronavirus outbreak, the Government advice remains to stay at home except for essential business. You should only go out to shop or to obtain medicine, exercise once a day or go to work if you cannot do so from home. The Met Office tweeted: “Even though the weather is looking largely dry with some warm spells of sunshine for some of us over the weekend, please protect the #NHS and save lives by #Stayingathome.” Forecaster Claire Nasir explained a "war

Coronavirus crisis: Weekend heatwave to pose huge police challenge warns commissioner

Parts of the nation are tipped to hit 20C (68F) on Sunday amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Tory PCC Katy Bourne discussed the challenges on Friday’s Newsnight, She said: “This weekend is going to be probably one of the biggest challenges for policing nationally, so far. “We know that we’re working in an environment where it’s quite fast-moving. “The legislation has only been in for a week or so.” The UK is under lockdown as it struggles to come to grips with the virus. Despite the warm weathe

Coronavirus survival: UK intensive care patients have a 50% chance of pulling through

Data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) noted since the end of February, 165 patients went into intensive care in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with 79 dying and 86 have survived and discharged. The Guardian report these figures are an audit of 775 people in intensive care with coronavirus with the remaining 610 continuing to receive the care. One doctor told the newspaper: “The truth is that quite a lot of these individuals [in critical care] are going
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