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UK’s budget deficit highest since 1946

Office for National Statistics said public sector net borrowing — the official gauge of the difference between the government's spending and taxes — reached 303.1 billion pounds ($420 billion)

Former world No.1 Andy Murray withdraws from Miami Open

The 33-year-old Murray, who has a 28-9 record in Miami, lifted the trophy in 2009 and 2013. He had been given a wildcard for the tournament with his world ranking a lowly 118 due to his long injury layoff.

UK economy shrinks 9.9%, biggest annual decline on record

The economy expanded 1 per cent in the fourth quarter, a second consecutive quarter of growth.

UK public urged to ‘stay at home’ to fight coronavirus

Chris Whitty, England's chief medical officer, said in an advert rolled out on radio, TV and social media on Saturday: "COVID-19, especially the new variant, is spreading quickly across the country. This puts many people at risk

UK, EU begin new relationship as Brexit transition period ends

The destiny of this great country now resides firmly in our hands. We take on this duty with a sense of purpose and with the interests of the British public at the heart of everything we do," he said

Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton knighted in UK honours list

The list recognises outstanding achievements in various fields including showbusiness, sport and politics, as well as the contributions of a larger number of everyday citizens.

UK records highest daily coronavirus deaths since late April

The daily number of deaths of people who had had a positive test result for Covid-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test reached 981, bringing the total to 72,548, according to the official figures

Pet owners have bone to pick with post-Brexit rules

Pet owners in mainland Britain will now have to get an animal health certificate (AHC) no more than 10 days before travel to the EU and Northern Ireland.

France confirms first case of UK virus variant

The first French case -- found in a citizen living in Britain who arrived from London on December 19 -- is asymptomatic and self-isolating at home

Canada extends ban on UK flights till January 6

"In addition to the significant measures we already have in place, we acted quickly on additional travel restrictions in response to the situation in the UK," Trudeau said at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Iraq bans travel to 8 countries as Covid cases reach 586,503

Among the new measures, the council decided to ban travel to Britain, South Africa, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Iran, Japan, and any other country that the Iraqi Ministry of Health would recommend.

Night curfew in Mumbai on UK virus strain fears

In addition, Mumbai airport said Tuesday that all air passengers from anywhere in Europe or the Middle East will have to go into institutional quarantine upon arrival and then be tested.

Brain cell that can help track distance discovered

The findings, detailing these cells called vector trace cells (VTC), were published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

India leads the world in AI adoption, thanks to Covid-19

According to a global study by PwC India, the highest increase in use of artificial intelligence (AI) during Covid-19 times has been witnessed in India.

Britain starts virus jabs as Biden vows 100 million vaccinations

The Pfizer-BioNTech jab is one of several vaccines bringing hope for an end to the pandemic that has killed more than 1.5 million people worldwide and ravaged economies.

UK records another 17,272 coronavirus cases with 231 deaths

The coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 231 to 61,245, the data showed on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to get Covid-19 vaccine ‘in weeks’: Reports

Britain on Wednesday gave emergency approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, with health officials set to use criteria based on age and vulnerability to decide the order of people to receive it.

Netflix hit ‘The Crown’ blasted for anti-Charles bias

Royal author Penny Junor told AFP the way the series shows Charles continuing his relationship with Parker-Bowles throughout his marriage was simply not true.

Britain okays vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the move heralded a vaccination programme "that will ultimately allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again".

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for rollout from ‘next week’

Priority groups will include care home residents, health and care staff, the elderly and the clinically extremely vulnerable.

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