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British Defence Contractors Stand to Benefit From AUKUS Pact
The AUKUS announcement on 15 September preceded the news that BAE Systems PLc, the UK’s largest defence contractor and third biggest globally, along with Rolls Royce Holdings PLc, had been awarded a Ministry of Defence...
British Golf Club Workers Unearth Bronze Age Coffin
Workers at the Tetney Golf Club were tending to the landscape of the area when they unearthed an extraordinary find - a 4,000-year-old coffin that is believed to come from the Bronze Age. While Britain...
Pearls of Wisdom From British Centenarians
The  American journalist Alexander Chase once said, "memory is the thing we forget with," and yet memories may also be interwoven with the processes of recalling, reminiscing, reflecting, and memorializing. Most people would agree that...
An illustration picture shows a smartphone screen displaying a Covid-19 vaccine record on the National Health Service (NHS) app in London on May 18, 2021.
UK Government Scraps COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Plan
Sajid Javid, the UK’s Health Secretary, has announced that the government will not be mandating Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine passports for cinemas, nightclubs, and other large venues. The decision followed the intense public debate...
UK government is looking at whether to mandate vaccinations for NHS staff members.
UK Government Launches Consultation on Making Vaccination Compulsory for NHS Workforce
The UK government is considering making full COVID-19 vaccination a requirement for employment at the National Health Service (NHS). Last week, the government launched a consultation on the issue, exploring mandatory vaccination for all frontline...
Geronimo – Long Legal Battle Ends With the Death of a British Alpaca
The eight year old alpaca Geronimo, owned by a veterinary nurse, was finally put down four years after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis, a disease that attacks the respiratory system in cattle. For the protection...
The UK is planning to raise the National Insurance tax to meet the demands of social care.
For Sustaining Social Security, UK Plans to Raise Taxes, Low Income Groups Most Affected
The British government is planning to raise individual taxes to fund the National Health Service (NHS) and social care reforms. If the plans materialize, the Tory Party’s 2019 election manifesto promising not to raise taxes...
An illustration picture shows a smartphone screen displaying a COVID-19 vaccine record on the National Health Service (NHS) app in London on May 18, 2021.
10 Downing Street Party Asked for Vaccine Passports, Tory MPs Displeased
Boris Johnson reportedly asked Tory Members of Parliament (MPs) to bring their Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) passports or provide a recent negative test result to attend a party at his residence on 10 Downing Street....
Children have been facing increased stress during the pandemic, especially with lockdowns.
Loneliness and Lockdowns: UK Sees Record Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions to Children
A record number of youngsters in the UK are being prescribed antidepressants by the National Health Service (NHS). There has been a steep rise in mental health issues, especially among children and youngsters over the...