British people currently abroad will be helped to return home by the UK government, with a £75 million airlift operation. India’s lockdown causes a mass migration, the navy rolls into New York city as hospitals there continue to be overrun and one of Van Gogh’s paintings is stolen from a museum near Amsterdam.
Priti Patel has seen a meteoric rise within the government since becoming an MP in 2010. However, the home secretary has also packed in numerous controversies in that time in relation to her views, undeclared meetings with senior Israeli officials and the announcement of a controversial post-Brexit immigration policy that has divided many.
Successive storms have brought widespread damage across the UK as unprecedented flooding ruins homes, businesses and property. Is this Britain’s new normal in the face of climate change and can the government do more to help people that live close to rivers and coasts?
A week after Brexit and Boris Johnson has outlined a tough opening position for trade negotiations by talking up an Australia-style relationship, but does it mean anything? It’s hard for journalists to really take a look with the government taking a Trumpian turn by trying to lock out critical media from a key briefing this week. Meanwhile, Labour’s leadership election lets the prime minister run amok in the party’s former strongholds. Arj Singh is joined by Paul Waugh, Rachel Wearmouth and UK In A Changing Europe’s Anand Menon to work out what comes next for Britain.
With the withdrawal agreement signed and ratified, Britain is out of Europe! Well, not quite. First of all, we have to go through the transition period. Not much will initially change. You will still be able to travel, live and work in Europe as previous but Boris Johnson’s government has a tough twelve months to hammer out what the future relationship with Europe will look like.
After the referendum result on Brexit in 2016, fashion writer Sorcha McCrory began to question whether the Britain she was born and raised in was still the same. As Brexit dominated headlines, incidents of racism and blame began to swirl around the topic and in 2019 Sorcha moved to Copenhagen, Denmark as she felt that the UK was no longer a place where she could stay and wanted to remain a european citizen.
In Watford, voters feel that Brexit has cast a long shadow over politics and taken attention away from the issues that they care most deeply about. It's led to a sense of alienation from politics and sense of mistrust that nothing in the manifestos is true.
It’s been three years since the UK voted to leave Europe. As the EU delay their decision on how long the next extension should be until after Boris Johnson’s demand to have a snap general election is resolved in Parliament, take a look at Brexit’s tortuous journey to this point from the referendum vote in 2016.
An American cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times in a row. Sarah Thomas, 37, completed the feat of endurance at 6:30 on Tuesday 17th September 2019 after more than 54 hours of swimming in strong tides and a year after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
The home of Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, will be available on Airbnb for a one night stay. The stately home will open its doors to two guests who will get to experience what life might have been like for the Crawleys.