Fallen British Empire Soldiers Overlooked Because of Racism, Inquiry Finds

The graves of between 45,000 and 54,000 people who died in service during World War I did not receive proper memorials, the report said. At least 116,000 others were not commemorated at all.

#africa, #colonization, #discrimination, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #world-war-i-1914-18

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Vaccines Are Effective Against the New York Variant, Studies Find

The research adds to a growing number of findings suggesting the Pfizer and Moderna shots are protective against the variants identified so far.

#antibodies, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #new-york-city, #pfizer-inc, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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French Authors Lead International Booker Prize Shortlist

Éric Vuillard and David Diop are among the authors contending for the prestigious award for translated literature.

#books-and-literature, #diop-david, #great-britain, #in-memory-of-memory-book, #man-booker-prize, #mcdowell-megan, #rijneveld-marieke-lucas, #the-dangers-of-smoking-in-bed-stories-book, #the-discomfort-of-evening-book, #the-war-of-the-poor-book, #vuillard-eric, #west-adrian-nathan, #writing-and-writers

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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Britain’s Town Criers Put It in Writing

A clear ringing voice will be of no use to contemporary criers in this year’s British Town Crier Championships, which will be judged only on written proclamations because of the pandemic.

#contests-and-prizes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #town-crier

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Boris Johnson Opposes Super League, Scores Political Points

The British prime minister was able to take the moral high ground by opposing the breakaway European soccer league that proved to be highly unpopular with fans.

#europe, #european-super-league-soccer, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #soccer

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Sleeping Too Little in Middle-Age May Raise Dementia Risk, Study Finds

The research, tracking thousands of people from age 50 on, suggests those who sleep six hours or less a night are more likely to develop dementia in their late 70s.

#alzheimers-disease, #brain, #dementia, #great-britain, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #research, #sleep, #your-feed-healthcare

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U.N. Panel Is Scathing in Its Criticism of a British Report on Race

The criticism adds to a backlash against findings by the Johnson government that called Britain a “model for other white-majority countries.”

#black-people, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #great-britain, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-nations, #whites

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Irish Leader Apologizes for Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

#apologies, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #great-britain, #ireland, #irish-republican-army, #mcdonald-mary-lou, #mountbatten-louis, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #sinn-fein, #terrorism

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Sinn Fein Leader Apologizes for 1979 Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

#apologies, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #great-britain, #ireland, #irish-republican-army, #mcdonald-mary-lou, #mountbatten-louis, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #sinn-fein, #terrorism

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Prince Philip Is Laid to Rest in a Somber 50-Minute Ceremony

The televised and live-streamed rite afforded Britons a chance to witness a seeming slight easing in the strained relations between Princes William and Harry.

#funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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$40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight on Literary Prize Scams

The organizers of at least five British awards received emails asking them to transfer prize money to a PayPal account. One of them paid out.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #brown-craig-1957, #frauds-and-swindling, #great-britain, #luiselli-valeria-1983, #mcguinness-patrick, #paypal, #phishing-computer-fraud, #writing-and-writers

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Prince Philip’s Funeral Marks the End of an Era for U.K. Royal Family

The prince’s death is the monarchy’s dress rehearsal for the far more consequential passing of the queen, a reckoning that seems likely to reverberate in British history.

#elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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How Can the City of London Survive Brexit?

Other European cities are eating away at Britain’s edge in financial services. The government is trying to find ways to keep it.

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Prince Philip’s Funeral Will Include a Call to Battle

The prince approved plans for his own funeral and, despite coronavirus restrictions, the ceremony will reflect his wishes, officials say.

#elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods

Focus on conflict. Feed the algorithm. Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative. Don’t worry if it is true.

#great-britain, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #robinson-tommy-1982, #social-media, #southern-lauren-1995, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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A Man Who Shipped Himself in a Crate Wants to Find the Men Who Helped

Over 50 years after Brian Robson mailed himself out of Australia, emerging almost 8,000 miles away, he is looking for two friends who assisted.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #australia, #content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #london-england, #melbourne-australia, #robson-brian-1945, #smuggling

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Some Pubs and Shops Reopen in England, Raising Hopes for Economic Recovery

The pandemic has left Britain with deep economic wounds, but “Monday is a really positive start.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #great-britain, #london-england, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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UK Eases Its Coronavirus Lockdown, and Britons Rejoice

Experience with the pandemic has taught Britons to be wary of setbacks, but as some pubs and stores reopened and the coronavirus abated, it was hard not to hope.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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From William and Harry, Loving but Separate Tributes to Prince Philip

The brothers paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s service to the nation and to the Queen, but also shared personal memories of their grandfather.

#elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #william-duke-of-cambridge

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David Cameron Faces Inquiry Into His Dealings With Greensill

The British former prime minister has said that he did nothing illegal, but he has acknowledged mistakes in pleading Greensill Capital’s case with government ministers.

#cameron-david, #great-britain, #greensill-capital, #lobbying-and-lobbyists

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As U.K. Mourns Prince Philip, Some Hope Royals’ Rift Will Heal

Will Prince Harry come home? Will Meghan join him? The patriarch’s death on Friday opens an uncertain chapter for the House of Windsor.

#great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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For Prince Philip, Royal Family Plans Pandemic-Muted Honors

Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will not lie in state for public viewing and the funeral will not be open to the public, in a nod to a ban on mass gatherings and the prince’s own wishes.

#buckingham-palace, #college-of-arms-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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Prince Philip’s Life in Pictures

Philip’s life spanned almost a century of upheaval for Britain: He had lived with a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and he died nearly 100 years old in an era of smartphones and the internet.

#charles-prince-of-wales, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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For a U.K. Satirist and His Online Fans, Comedy Is Catharsis

Lockdown has helped establish Munya Chawawa as a sardonic voice for young people who don’t often recognize themselves in the comedians they see on TV.

#chawawa-munya, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #england, #great-britain, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Vaccine Passports Could Unlock World Travel and Cries of Discrimination

Vaccine rollouts in some countries have a long-locked-down world dreaming of travels abroad again. But they have also set off a fraught debate about the fairness of a two-tier system for haves and have-nots.

#aruba, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #great-britain, #israel, #japan, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #saudi-arabia, #singapore, #travel-and-vacations, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Prince Philip: King of the Awkward and Offensive One-Liner

Over seven decades, the outspoken husband of Queen Elizabeth II has produced a remarkable collection of politically incorrect, tone deaf and, on occasion, genuinely funny quips.

#great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh

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Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99

The Duke of Edinburgh, who married the future queen in 1947, brought the monarchy into the 20th century, but his occasional frank comments hurt his image.

#deaths-obituaries, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh

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Help! I Want to Go to Europe in August. Is This a Pipe Dream?

Much of the continent remains closed to Americans because of the virus, but many travelers want to visit this summer. Will their plans materialize?

#content-type-service, #delta-air-lines-inc, #europe, #four-seasons-hotels-ltd, #great-britain, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #icelandair, #italy, #lisbon-portugal, #oliver-wyman-group, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Faces New Setbacks in U.K. and European Union

Britain said it would give alternative shots to people under 30, while the European regulator said it had found a ‘possible link’ with rare blood clots.

#astrazeneca-plc, #blood-clots, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-medicines-agency, #great-britain, #oxford-university, #vaccination-and-immunization

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Faces Setbacks in U.K. and European Union

Britain said it would give alternative shots to people under 30, while the European regulator said it had found a ‘possible link’ with rare blood clots.

#astrazeneca-plc, #blood-clots, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-medicines-agency, #great-britain, #oxford-university, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.K. Community Leaders Fight Covid-19 Vaccine Misinformation

Local initiatives across the country are working to dispel misinformation and encourage Covid-19 vaccination in communities that have been disproportionately hurt by the pandemic.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #mosques, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization, #volunteers-and-community-service

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The ‘Joy and Envy’ of Vaccine FOMO

As some people start to shake off coronavirus precautions, those who are waiting their turn for a vaccine say the FOMO is real. “It’s like when every friend is getting engaged before you.”

#age-chronological, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brazil, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #european-union, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Boris Johnson Announces Free Covid Tests and Status Certificates for England

The U.K. leader’s plans are the next step in a cautious reopening after a lockdown that began in January.

#england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Britain at the Turn of the 20th Century Was Dealing With a Lot, Badly

Simon Heffer’s “The Age of Decadence” describes a society in ferment and a complacent ruling class.

#books-and-literature, #edward-vii-king-of-england, #edwardian-era, #great-britain, #heffer-simon, #ireland, #the-age-of-decadence-britain-1880-to-1914-book, #victoria-queen-of-england, #victorian-era

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Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say

Declining infection rates over all masked a rise in more contagious forms of the coronavirus. Vaccines will stop the spread, if Americans postpone celebration just a bit longer.

#astrazeneca-plc, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #europe, #florida, #germany, #great-britain, #immune-system, #influenza, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #novavax-inc, #oxford-university, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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David Cameron Comes Under the Spotlight for His Business Dealings

The former British prime minister has lobbied the government on behalf of an Anglo-Australian finance firm, Greensill Capital. While apparently legal, his activities set off a debate about lobbying by former leaders.

#cameron-david, #conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #greensill-capital, #greensill-lex, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #politics-and-government

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London Police Officer Convicted of Membership in Neo-Nazi Group

Benjamin Hannam, 22, is the first British police officer to be convicted of a terrorism offense, according to the local news media. He joined the neo-Nazi group National Action in 2016 and became a police officer in 2018.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #great-britain, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

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150,000 Painted Hearts, Each for a Life Lost to Covid-19 in Britain

The National Covid Memorial Wall in London aims to remember those who die during the pandemic. “It’s therapeutic,” said a volunteering painter who lost her grandmother to the disease.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-health-service, #river-thames-england

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BBC’s John Sudworth Leaves China, Citing Growing Risks

John Sudworth left with his family after a propaganda campaign against him that followed coverage of the origins of Covid-19 and of a crackdown on Muslim minorities.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #china, #great-britain, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #taiwan

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Britain Holds On to a Colony in Africa, With America’s Help

And together they are sabotaging their own efforts to curb China’s advances in the South China Sea.

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Boris Johnson’s Government Is Built on Cruelty

Determined to make good on the nativist promise of Brexit, it has embraced anti-migrant authoritarianism.

#asylum-right-of, #conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #johnson-boris, #patel-priti-1972

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Women Are Calling Out ‘Rape Culture’ in U.K. Schools

Thousands of anonymous online accounts have shone a spotlight on sexual violence against young women and girls.

#education-k-12, #everyones-invited, #great-britain, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #women-and-girls

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Upbeat Official Report on Race in Britain Draws a Swift Backlash

The government report, while acknowledging enduring racism, said Britain provided a model for other white-majority countries on issues of race. Critics accused it of ignoring racial injustice in the country.

#black-people, #colston-edward-1636-1721, #discrimination, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #minorities, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

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Entitled to Vaccines, Undocumented Immigrants in U.K. Struggle for Access

The government has said inoculation centers won’t check immigration status, but many people remain fearful and confused about health care services.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #illegal-immigration, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Getting One Vaccine Is Good. How About Mix-and-Match?

Researchers are exploring the possible benefits of pairing doses from two different Covid-19 vaccines.

#astrazeneca-plc, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ebola-virus, #gamaleya-research-institute-of-epidemiology-and-microbiology, #great-britain, #immune-system, #pfizer-inc, #proteins, #russia, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Police Response at Sarah Everard Vigil Was Appropriate, Investigators Say

An official inquiry determined that London police officers — who were seen on video pinning women to the ground as they dispersed a crowd — were justified in their actions.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #everard-sarah, #great-britain, #london-england, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #women-and-girls

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Cautiously, Britain Begins Relaxing Strict Lockdown Rules

The move to allow larger gatherings outdoors and reopen some sports centers came as many countries in Europe are tightening restrictions as their coronavirus cases shoot up.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #quarantines, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Edward Jenner Pioneered Vaccination. Will His Museum Survive a Pandemic?

The site where Dr. Jenner first inoculated people against smallpox has struggled in the coronavirus lockdowns, one of hundreds of museums in Britain teetering amid the closures.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #jenner-edward, #museums, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Suicide and Self-Harm: Bereaved Families Count the Costs of Lockdowns

The psychological toll on young people of months in isolation and great global suffering is becoming more clear after successive lockdowns.

#anxiety-and-stress, #europe, #great-britain, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Gambling Company That Had the Best Pandemic Ever

Lockdowns helped Britain’s most profitable online betting outfit, bet365, hit the jackpot. For addicted gamblers, it has been a disaster.

#athletics-and-sports, #bet365-group-ltd, #coates-denise-1967, #coates-peter-1938, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gambling, #great-britain, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #soccer, #stoke-city-soccer-team, #stoke-on-trent-england

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