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February 6, 2023, 1:09 PM

UK nurses, ambulance crews strike, straining health system

Tens of thousands of nurses and ambulance staff are walking off the job in the U.K. in what unions called the biggest strike in the history of the country's public health system
February 6, 2023, 1:09 PM
UK nurses, ambulance crews strike, straining health system
February 6, 2023, 1:09 PM

UK nurses, ambulance crews strike, straining health system

Tens of thousands of nurses and ambulance staff are walking off the job in the U.K. in what unions called the biggest strike in the history of the country's public health system
February 6, 2023, 1:09 PM
UK nurses, ambulance crews strike, straining health system
February 5, 2023, 7:54 PM

It wasn’t me: Ex-UK PM Truss blames 'system' for her failure

Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss says her failure wasn’t her fault
February 5, 2023, 7:54 PM
It wasn’t me: Ex-UK PM Truss blames 'system' for her failure
February 3, 2023, 2:09 PM

Ex-pop star Gary Glitter freed from UK prison

Former pop star Gary Glitter has been released from prison in England after serving half of a 16-year prison sentence for sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s
February 3, 2023, 2:09 PM
February 3, 2023, 2:08 PM

Ex-pop star Gary Glitter freed from UK prison

Former pop star Gary Glitter has been released from prison in England after serving half of a 16-year prison sentence for sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s
February 3, 2023, 2:08 PM
February 3, 2023, 2:00 PM

UK man admits treason over crossbow plot against queen

A man who was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle with a loaded crossbow has pleaded guilty to treason for planning to attack Queen Elizabeth II
February 3, 2023, 2:00 PM
UK man admits treason over crossbow plot against queen
February 2, 2023, 6:31 PM

UK to probe whether 1998 Omagh bomb could have been stopped

The U.K. government says it will hold a public inquiry into whether the deadliest bombing in Northern Ireland’s decades of violence could have been prevented
February 2, 2023, 6:31 PM
UK to probe whether 1998 Omagh bomb could have been stopped
February 1, 2023, 4:37 PM

Boris Johnson talks war in Ukraine and British royal family

"ABC News Live Prime" anchor Linsey Davis sat down for an exclusive interview with the former British prime minister while he was in Washington lobbying Republicans for continued support of Ukraine.
February 1, 2023, 4:37 PM
Boris Johnson talks war in Ukraine and British royal family
February 1, 2023, 3:38 PM

Day of disruption in UK as hundreds of thousands join strike

Up to half a million workers are estimated to be on strike across the U.K. in the biggest day of industrial action Britain has seen in more than a decade
February 1, 2023, 3:38 PM
Day of disruption in UK as thousands join mass walkout
January 30, 2023, 2:28 PM

UK's Sunak defends handling of ethics breaches in government

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has defended his record on integrity and decisiveness amid criticism of the way he has handled ethics scandals involving senior Conservatives
January 30, 2023, 2:28 PM
January 30, 2023, 12:17 PM

Boris Johnson says Putin said he could hit him with missile

Former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that President Vladimir Putin didn’t seem serious about avoiding war in the days before Russia invaded Ukraine
January 30, 2023, 12:17 PM
Boris Johnson says Putin said he could hit him with missile
January 29, 2023, 1:08 PM

UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has fired the chairman of the governing Conservative Party for a “serious breach” of ethics rules in failing to come clean about a tax dispute
January 29, 2023, 1:08 PM
UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations
January 27, 2023, 12:53 PM

UK student nurse charged with taking bomb to maternity ward

A student nurse has appeared in a British court charged with planning to attack an air force base and taking a home-made bomb to a hospital maternity unit where he worked
January 27, 2023, 12:53 PM
UK student nurse charged with taking bomb to maternity ward
January 26, 2023, 10:08 PM

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter confirms pregnancy

Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II, is pregnant.
January 26, 2023, 10:08 PM
Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter confirms pregnancy
January 25, 2023, 1:39 PM

Amazon workers hold first UK strike, adding to labor turmoil

The strike adds to a wave of industrial labor action across the country.
January 25, 2023, 1:39 PM
Amazon workers hold first UK strike
January 24, 2023, 5:08 PM

UK govt says scores of child asylum-seekers are missing

The U.K. government says scores of children who arrived in Britain as asylum-seekers have disappeared
January 24, 2023, 5:08 PM
January 24, 2023, 1:55 PM

UK's Princess Eugenie expecting second child this summer

Buckingham Palace says U.K. Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting their second child this summer
January 24, 2023, 1:55 PM
January 20, 2023, 7:53 PM

UK leader Rishi Sunak fined for failing to wear seat belt

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined by police for taking off his seat belt to film a social media video in a moving car
January 20, 2023, 7:53 PM
UK leader Rishi Sunak fined for failing to wear seat belt
January 20, 2023, 2:38 PM

Scientists say pollution not cause of UK mass crab deaths

British scientists say they don’t think pollution killed thousands of crabs that washed up on beaches in northeast England in late 2021
January 20, 2023, 2:38 PM
Scientists say pollution not cause of UK mass crab deaths
January 19, 2023, 5:58 PM

UK leader Rishi Sunak says sorry for not wearing seat belt

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has apologized for taking off his seat belt to film a social media video in a moving car
January 19, 2023, 5:58 PM
UK leader Rishi Sunak says sorry for not wearing seat belt
January 19, 2023, 12:21 PM

UK's king asks windfarm deal profits be directed to public

King Charles III has asked that profits from a 1 billion-a-year ($1.2 billion) Crown Estate windfarm deal be used for the public good rather than the royal family
January 19, 2023, 12:21 PM
UK's king asks windfarm deal profits be directed to public
January 18, 2023, 2:23 PM

UK nurses stage new walkout as strike wave intensifies

Thousands of nurses in Britain have walked out in a new strike over pay, with no end in sight to a wave of industrial action that has piled pressure on the U.K.’s overburdened public health system
January 18, 2023, 2:23 PM
UK nurses stage new walkout as strike wave intensifies
January 18, 2023, 2:08 PM

Church of England refuses to back same-sex marriage

It will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time.
January 18, 2023, 2:08 PM
January 18, 2023, 9:53 AM

UK inflation eases for a 2nd month, falling to 10.5%

U.K. inflation eased for a second month in December, boosting confidence that the cost-of-living crisis has peaked
January 18, 2023, 9:53 AM
UK inflation eases for a 2nd month, falling to 10.5%
January 17, 2023, 2:38 PM

UK police reviewing cases after officer's serial rape plea

Britain’s Metropolitan Police says it's reviewing more than 1,600 cases of alleged sexual offenses and domestic abuse involving its staff after it emerged that a London police officer who was a serial rapist managed to stay in his job for two decades
January 17, 2023, 2:38 PM
UK police reviewing cases after officer's serial rape plea
January 16, 2023, 7:38 PM

Boris Johnson signs deal for memoir of turbulent premiership

Publisher says the book will be a prime ministerial memoir “like no other.”
January 16, 2023, 7:38 PM
January 16, 2023, 2:38 PM

London police officer admits multiple counts of rape

A London police officer has admitted sexually assaulting a dozen women over a 17-year period
January 16, 2023, 2:38 PM
London police officer admits multiple counts of rape
January 15, 2023, 2:38 PM

7-year-old seriously wounded in London drive-by shooting

British police say two children and four women were injured in a drive-by shooting in central London
January 15, 2023, 2:38 PM
January 14, 2023, 8:38 PM

UK to supply tanks; Russian missiles hit across Ukraine

Prime Minister Sunak says the U.K. will provide Challenger 2 tanks and more.
January 14, 2023, 8:38 PM
January 13, 2023, 6:49 PM

Homophobic chant in English soccer deemed punishable offense

There have been allegations of the chants being made in recent Chelsea games.
January 13, 2023, 6:49 PM
1 month ago

UK ambulance workers walk out, joining wave of strike action

Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers have gone on strike as they walked out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay
1 month ago
UK ambulance workers walk out, joining wave of strike action
1 month ago

UK ambulance workers walk out, joining wave of strike action

Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers have gone on strike as they walked out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay
1 month ago
UK ambulance workers walk out, joining wave of strike action
1 month ago

UK government meets unions but fails to end wave of strikes

British government ministers have met trade union leaders but have fallen short of ending a wave of strikes that has hobbled the U.K.’s rail network and overburdened health system
1 month ago
1 month ago

UK leader calls crisis meeting over struggling health system

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is gathering government ministers, medics and health service managers in 10 Downing St. for talks aimed at fixing a health care crisis that has seen thousands of patients stranded outside overflowing hospitals
1 month ago
1 month ago

UK trains disrupted again as workers stage fresh strikes

Commuters returning to work after the Christmas break are advised not to travel as tens of thousands of British rail workers stage a fresh round of strikes that will disrupt services all week
1 month ago
UK trains disrupted again as workers stage fresh strikes
1 month ago

UK problems won't go away in 2023, Sunak warns

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says the U.K. has had a tough 12 months and its problems will not “go away” in 2023
1 month ago
UK problems won't go away in 2023, Sunak warns
1 month ago

Brian May: Knighthood comes with 'a little bit more clout'

Queen guitarist Brian May is now a “Sir.”
1 month ago
1 month ago

Christmas Eve shooting at UK pub leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded

Police say a Christmas Eve shooting at a pub in northwest England killed a young woman and wounded three men
1 month ago
Christmas Eve shooting at UK pub leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded
2 months ago

Don't get drunk: UK govt urges caution amid ambulance strike

Thousands of ambulance workers in Britain are staging a 24-hour strike.
2 months ago
Don't get drunk: UK govt urges caution amid ambulance strike
2 months ago

Don't get 'so drunk' you need hospital during ambulance strike, UK health official says

Brits have been urged to “drink responsibly” during pre-Christmas celebrations to avoid hospital visits as thousands of ambulance workers strike.
2 months ago
Don't get 'so drunk' you need hospital during strike, UK health official says
2 months ago

UK govt refuses to give way on pay as nurses, medics strike

The British government says it will not offer more money to nurses and ambulance crews to end strikes that are piling pressure on an already overstretched health system
2 months ago
2 months ago

2nd person dies after crush at London venue during Asake gig

A second person has died after a crush at a London concert venue last week
2 months ago
2nd woman dies after crush at London venue during Asake show
2 months ago

Court: UK plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda is legal

Judges at Britain’s High Court say the U.K. government’s controversial plan to send asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda is legal
2 months ago
Court to rule on UK plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda
2 months ago

UK sending 1,200 troops to fill in as ambulance crews strike

The British government says it will dispatch 1,200 troops to fill in for striking ambulance drivers and border staff as multiple public sector unions walk off the job in the week before Christmas
2 months ago
2 months ago

Woman injured in London concert crowd crush dies in hospital

Police say a woman injured in a crush outside a London concert venue has died
2 months ago
2 months ago

3 in critical condition after crush at London concert venue

Three people are hospitalized in critical condition after a suspected crush at a London concert venue
2 months ago
4 in critical condition after crush at London concert venue
2 months ago

4 confirmed dead after boat capsizes in English Channel

U.K. authorities say helicopters and lifeboats have been dispatched to the English Channel off the coast of Kent in southern England to rescue a small boat that capsized in the freezing water
2 months ago
4 confirmed dead after boat capsizes in English Channel
2 months ago

Rail workers walk off job to start month of UK strikes

Railroad workers across England have walked off the job, disrupting trains throughout the U.K. and starting what is expected to be a month of strikes by public service workers
2 months ago
Rail workers walk off job to start month of UK strikes
2 months ago

3 children die after fall into icy lake; UK gripped by storm

There are severe weather warnings for large parts of the United Kingdom.
2 months ago
3 children die after fall into icy lake; UK gripped by storm
2 months ago

Death toll in Jersey fire rises to 5; 4 still missing

Police say the number of people killed in an apartment building explosion and fire on the English Channel Island of Jersey has risen to five, and four others are still unaccounted for
2 months ago