Phil Hazlewood
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Barbie and gun salutes: Queen Elizabeth II 96th birthday highlights
by Phil Hazlewood - April 22, 2022 - 9:46am
Queen Elizabeth II turned 96 on Thursday, receiving a rousing "Happy Birthday" from a military band and ceremonial gun salutes, after a troubled year hit by health concerns.
Queen Elizabeth returns to work after COVID-19; Prince Charles under probe
by Phil Hazlewood - March 2, 2022 - 10:05am
The Platinum Jubilee year has also been overshadowed by the Queen's second son, Prince Andrew, who settled a US civil case for sexual assault.
UK freezes BBC funding for two years
by Phil Hazlewood - January 18, 2022 - 8:26am
The UK government came under fire on Monday for freezing the BBC licence fee, with critics accusing it of a politically motivated attack to save the prime minister's job.
Queen vows to address Harry and Meghan racism claims
by Phil Hazlewood - March 10, 2021 - 7:32am
"The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," she said in a statement.
UK court blocks Assange's extradition to US
by Phil Hazlewood - January 4, 2021 - 8:11pm
In court, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wiped his forehead as the decision was announced while his fiancee Stella Moris burst into tears and was embraced by WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson.
UK starts mass COVID-19 vaccination program
by Phil Hazlewood - December 8, 2020 - 4:53pm
The historic inoculation was given to Margaret Keenan at a hospital in Coventry, central England.
UK to outline early pub closing as virus alert level raised
by Phil Hazlewood - September 22, 2020 - 7:50am
Under new rules to come into force on Thursday, English pubs, bars and other hospitality venues will be required to close at 2100 GMT while food and drink outlets will be restricted to table service only.
UK PM gives October 15 deadline for Brexit deal
by Phil Hazlewood - September 7, 2020 - 1:19pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given an October 15 deadline for a post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union, brushing off fears about "no-deal" chaos if talks fail.
Russia accused of vaccine hacking as Brazil crosses 2 million cases
by Phil Hazlewood - July 17, 2020 - 7:46am
The US, UK and Canada have accused Russia of trying to steal coronavirus vaccine research as the pandemic surges across the world, with Brazil announcing it has surpassed two million confirmed cases.
UK says virus lockdown to be lifted gradually
by Phil Hazlewood - May 4, 2020 - 8:21am
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was  expected to unveil the government's plans in coming days, after announcing the country had passed the peak of the virus.
UK PM in hospital as queen says united effort will defeat virus
by Phil Hazlewood - April 6, 2020 - 9:03am
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital on Sunday after failing to shake off coronavirus symptoms, as Queen Elizabeth II said a united effort would defeat the outbreak.
Glimmer of hope in virus-hit Europe as US girds for 'hardest' week
by Phil Hazlewood - April 6, 2020 - 8:56am
European nations most ravaged by the new coronavirus on Sunday reported encouraging signs in their fight against the deadly pandemic, as the United States braced for what may be its "hardest" week in recent mem...
Prince Charles out of virus isolation: royal officials
by Phil Hazlewood - March 31, 2020 - 8:31am
Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is no longer in quarantine after showing mild coronavirus symptoms, his office said on Monday, as scientists said strict measures put in place...
UK govt orders three-week lockdown to tackle virus
by Phil Hazlewood - March 24, 2020 - 7:33am
"Stay at home," Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country's death toll climbed to 335.
Playing the word game
by Phil Hazlewood - September 17, 2006 - 12:00am
BIRD FLU, BLOGOSPHERE, ISLAMA-phobe and MP3 player have made it into the latest Chambers Dictionary, the august work of record used by crossword fans and Scrabble players the world over. At 1,800 pages of dictionary...
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