James Pheby
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Queen Elizabeth II set to resume duties as gun salutes mark 70-year reign
by James Pheby - February 8, 2022 - 9:34am
Queen Elizabeth II returned to London to resume public duties on Monday following a health scare as the capital echoed to the sound of cannon shots to mark her 70 years on the throne.
UK accuses Moscow of trying to install pro-Russia leader in Ukraine
by James Pheby - January 23, 2022 - 8:31am
London said it had seen evidence that several former Ukrainian politicians had maintained links with Russian intelligence services, and that former MP Yevgen Murayev was being considered as a potential leader.
UK launches huge booster programme in race against Omicron
by James Pheby - December 13, 2021 - 8:18pm
London sounded the alarm on Sunday by raising the national Covid Alert Level because of high levels and rising rates of transmission of the virus mutation.
Queen Elizabeth suffers 'sprained back'
by James Pheby - November 15, 2021 - 7:34am
Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday missed the annual Remembrance service at the Cenotaph with a "sprained back", further stoking fears for her health after she was forced to cancel a series of engagements on medical ...
Meghan's ex-aide tells UK court she knew letter to father could be leaked
by James Pheby - November 11, 2021 - 7:38am
Jason Knauf, who was communications secretary to Meghan and her husband Prince Harry until March 2019, said in a statement to the Court of Appeal in London that the duchess had told him that she had known it was...
England to require vaccination for all health service workers
by James Pheby - November 10, 2021 - 7:26am
All frontline workers in the National Health Service in England will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from April 1 or lose their jobs, Health Minister Sajid Javid said on Tuesday.
UK becomes first country to approve anti-Covid pill
by James Pheby - November 5, 2021 - 7:51am
Britain on Thursday became the first country to approve an anti-Covid pill, as it greenlit the use of Merck's antiviral drug to treat patients suffering from mild to moderate coronavirus, regulators said. 
UK to vaccinate over 12s against COVID-19
by James Pheby - September 14, 2021 - 7:46am
The CMOs said vaccinating 12-15 year-olds "will help reduce transmission of Covid-19 in schools", with around three million children potentially eligible for the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
William and Harry hit out at BBC over 'deceitful' Diana 1995 interview
by James Pheby - May 21, 2021 - 7:34am
Princes William and Harry on Thursday hit out at the BBC and journalist Martin Bashir over "the deceitful way" Bashir obtained his explosive TV interview with Princess Diana, their late mother, in which she detailed...
Fil-Am Olivia Rodrigo stars at landmark Brit Awards 2021; pregnant Little Mix members attend
by James Pheby - May 12, 2021 - 2:57pm
Rising stars Arlo Parks and Olivia Rodrigo are among the artists performing to 4,000 guests at Tuesday's Brit Awards, where soul singer Celeste and hit machine Dua Lipa are both tipped to win big.
Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip: the strength behind the crown
by James Pheby - April 10, 2021 - 9:27am
He often grabbed headlines for his gaffes, but Prince Philip was portrayed by royalists as the silent stalwart, who shelved his personal ambitions to support Queen Elizabeth II over seven decades.
Queen vows to address Harry and Meghan racism claims
by James Pheby - 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.
British PM Boris Johnson says evidence UK virus strain more deadly
by James Pheby - January 23, 2021 - 10:25am
The coronavirus strain that has swept Britain and beyond in recent months could be more deadly as well as more transmissible, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
Johnny Depp: Lovable loner tarnished by lurid claims
by James Pheby - July 28, 2020 - 11:37am
Johnny Depp made his name and fortune playing off-beat characters from Willy Wonka to Captain Jack Sparrow, all the while beating an increasingly destructive off-screen path like his hero Marlon Brando.
Vaccine studies offer new hope as WHO warns on Africa
by James Pheby - July 21, 2020 - 7:47am
As European leaders in Brussels struggled to salvage a 750-billion-euro coronavirus aid package for the EU, two studies published in The Lancet medical journal appear to show progress towards a vaccine. 
Trump urges US to re-open, British death toll hits 32,000
by James Pheby - May 6, 2020 - 8:37am
The growing US death toll is already more than 70,000 — by far the highest globally - while Britain's rose to 32,000, putting it above Italy in the grim ranking of national fatalities.
British virus death toll now world's third-worst
by James Pheby - April 30, 2020 - 8:47am
Britain's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 26,097 on Wednesday — the second-highest in Europe behind Italy and third-highest in the world -—as the government took into account fatalities...
WWII hero, 99, raises £13M for hero frontliners fighting COVID-19
by James Pheby - April 17, 2020 - 5:16pm
A 99-year-old British World War II veteran on Thursday completed 100 laps of his garden in a fundraising challenge for healthcare staff that has "captured the heart of the nation", raising more than £13 million...
Oscar winner Malek unveiled as Bond villain in Craig 007 swansong
by James Pheby - April 26, 2019 - 4:44pm
"I promise you all I will be making sure Mr Bond does not have an easy ride in this," Malek said.
Meghan's baby to test royal appetite for reform
by James Pheby - April 9, 2019 - 3:23pm
Hailed as a breath of fresh air in a stuffy institution, Prince Harry's wife Meghan is set to test the limits of the British monarchy's desire to modernize when their first baby arrives this month.
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