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British PM Names Baby After 2 Important People

Carrie Symonds gave birth to the boy only days after Johnson recovered his health

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, honoring their grandfathers and doctors who cared for the UK leader after contracting the coronavirus, the AP reports. Symonds made the announcement on her Instagram page, posting a picture of her cradling the... More »

Reward for Man Who Raised $34M Walking in His Garden

Tom Moore has received a deluge of cards for his 100th birthday

(Newser) - A British World War II veteran wanted to show his appreciation of the National Health Service by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30—with a goal of raising $1,250. Now that he has raised more than 27,000 times that, Britain is... More »

Ruling Is Made on Woman in Love With Her Chandelier

Amanda Liberty says she's in a relationship with the light fixture

(Newser) - Most people like a nice chandelier, but Amanda Liberty? She's in love with one. And she just learned that British regulators will not consider her attraction to light fixtures a protected sexual orientation, the Guardian reports. The UK's biggest press regulator, known as Ipso, made the ruling after... More »

UK Official: 'Things Are Getting Better' for Boris Johnson

Prime minister said to be 'stable,' 'improving' in bout with coronavirus

(Newser) - Boris Johnson is still in intensive care in London after being infected with the coronavirus, but signs are pointing toward him slowly getting better. The UK prime minister, who spent his third night in the ICU at St. Thomas' Hospital, is "stable" and "improving," Culture Secretary Oliver... More »

Boris Johnson Is Hospitalized

Britain's PM still has coronavirus symptoms, 10 days after testing positive

(Newser) - Britain's prime minister tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days ago—and Sunday he was hospitalized with symptoms that just wouldn't quit, the Guardian reports. "On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests," says a Downing Street... More »

The Queen Gives a Rare Message to Her People

Queen Elizabeth II compares the pandemic to Britain's 'darkest days'

(Newser) - Britain needed a message of hope Sunday. The queen delivered it. Queen Elizabeth II offered support to a country locked down in the coronavirus pandemic, promising the nation that it would rise to the challenge and overcome the outbreak, the AP reports. In a rare address to the nation, the... More »

As Virus Sweeps Through UK, a Rare Move From Queen

Elizabeth will be speaking to the nation Sunday evening

(Newser) - The British prime minister came down with COVID-19 ; so did Prince Charles . Now, the latter's mum will take to the mic Sunday to address the coronavirus that's already infected more than 38,000 in the United Kingdom as of Friday, with just over 3,600 deaths. The BBC... More »

People Were Still Visiting 'Blue Lagoon,' So Cops Dyed It Black

UK needed to deter visitors to tourist hot spot amid coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - The "Blue Lagoon," a former limestone quarry in Buxton, England, has become a tourist hot spot thanks to its bright blue waters—and visitors were still flocking to it, despite the prime minister ordering UK residents to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic. So local police took a... More »

Britain Tightens Restrictions, Limits Gatherings to 2 People

'Stay at home,' Boris Johnson tells nation in somber address

(Newser) - Britain has become the latest European country to go into effective lockdown to deal with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday sweeping curbs on everyday activity that include the banning of any gatherings of more than two people. As well as instructing the... More »

After a Warning, UK Marks Mother's Day Creatively

Call or meet online, Johnson advises

(Newser) - Sunday was Mother's Day in Britain, prompting the government to issue a stark warning: Visiting your mom could kill her. Prime Minister Boris Johnson implored Britons to forego the day's traditional family visits, parties and lunches, saying he could not "disguise or sugarcoat the threat" poised by... More »

Teen's 'Cuddle' With Meghan Prompts Apology Letter

Aker Okoye, who spoke at event Markle was at, writes to Harry

(Newser) - A British teen is offering an "I'm sorry" to Prince Harry after an encounter with the Duke of Sussex's wife during an event for women's rights. In a video shown on Meghan Markle and Harry's Sussex Royal Instagram account , 16-year-old Aker Okoye came up to... More »

The Queen Reaches Out to Harry and Meghan

And Meghan makes a special visit before International Women's Day

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth extended Meghan Markle and Prince Harry an invitation Sunday that marked their first public reunion since the quasi-royal couple left for Canada, E! News reports. It was simple: Come to a church service at the Royal Chapel of All saints in Windsor Great Park. "It was a... More »

Friday's Scene in London: The Rocker and the Royal

Prince* Harry, Jon Bon Jovi meet up at Abbey Road Studios in support of Harry's Invictus Games

(Newser) - As Prince Harry—or just "Harry," as he now prefers to be called —is undergoing his "transition" from senior royal to a "privately funded [member] of the Royal Family," he's squeezing in some final duties. What made it onto his itinerary Friday: a... More »

Harry, Back in UK, Doesn't Want to Be Called 'Prince'

Just Harry, he requests at working summit for his sustainable travel initiative

(Newser) - Just Harry, please: On his first trip back to the UK since he and wife Meghan agreed to the terms of their exit as senior royals, that's how Prince Harry asked to be introduced—Harry, minus the "prince." As Good Morning America reports, he also flew commercial... More »

UK Employers Get Ominous on New Immigration Rules

British businesses worry that keeping 'low-skilled' workers out will adversely affect various industries

(Newser) - Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. That's the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new UK immigration rules set to be introduced in less than a year, per the AP . Farms, food factories, and care... More »

Love Island Host's Unpublished Instagram Post Made Public

Family of late Caroline Flack releases her last words after reality-TV host's apparent suicide

(Newser) - It was the social media message that was never supposed to see the light of day. Now, the family of late Love Island host Caroline Flack, found dead Saturday of an apparent suicide, has revealed an unpublished Instagram post by the 40-year-old. The release of her words came just before... More »

Johnson Aide Who Urged Compulsory Contraception Quits

Andrew Sabisky says opponents are 'selectively quoting' his racial comments

(Newser) - An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned on Monday amid fierce criticism of his past comments linking intelligence to race and suggesting contraception should be made compulsory to avoid "a permanent underclass." Andrew Sabisky said he was quitting because he had become a distraction, the AP... More »

Britain Sounds Red Warning After Storm Dennis Hits

Parts of Wales receive a month's worth of rainfall in 48 hours

(Newser) - Storm Dennis hammered Britain on Sunday, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of South Wales, which bore the brunt of the country's second severe storm inside a week. Rivers across Britain burst their banks, and a number of severe flood warnings remained... More »

Prince Andrew's Birthday Just Keeps Getting Sadder

British government changes policy on nodding to royals on their special day after prince steps back

(Newser) - Prince Andrew will turn 60 later this month, but it sounds like it may be among the more depressing birthdays he's had. First his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, downgraded his party from a big bash to a "small family dinner." Now, per the Guardian , the UK government... More »

British MP Rips 'Everyday Sexism' After Outfit Causes Uproar

Rape survivor Tracy Brabin wore an off-the-shoulder dress in House of Commons

(Newser) - "Who knew people could get so emotional over a shoulder." Tracy Brabin, a UK member of Parliament, certainly knows now. The Labour MP and shadow culture secretary took to Twitter Tuesday to hit back at critics who berated her for wearing an off-the-shoulder dress in the House of... More »

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