England Has Lifted Most Of Its COVID19 Restrictions


England Has Lifted Most Of Its COVID19 Restrictions

England has lifted most of its domestic COVID-19 restrictions, marking a milestone as the country moves into a new phase of pandemic life — what some have dubbed “Freedom Day.” Young people gathered at nightclubs just after midnight to celebrate the return of crowds to raucous indoor spaces. “This is what life’s about,” one clubgoer…

BNO holders rush out as emergency route ends


BNO holders rush out as emergency route ends

Thousands of Hongkongers are seizing the last chance to enter the United Kingdom before an emergency route expires. The policy of “leave outside the rules” ends today at 11.59pm, UK time (6.59am tomorrow in Hong Kong). Under the policy, those who have yet to get a BNO visa can be granted LOTR status at the…

Croatia and Hong Kong to be added to England’s green travel list


Croatia and Hong Kong to be added to England’s green travel list

Travellers returning to England from Croatia, Hong Kong or Taiwan will not have to quarantine as the countries are due to be moved into the so-called COVID green list for travel, newspaper reporters said on Wednesday. The government is expected to publish any changes to its travel rules later in the day and there has…

U.K. Deploys Fastest Supercomputer to Fight Dementia


U.K. Deploys Fastest Supercomputer to Fight Dementia

Nvidia Corp. has built a U.K. supercomputer for scientists and drug makers that will allow researchers to model diseases, discover new medicines and advance knowledge of the human genome. The Cambridge-1 will be the country’s most powerful and one of the top 50 supercomputers worldwide. It was developed in partnership with AstraZeneca Plc and GlaxoSmithKline…

VinFast Posts Rise in Auto Sales in May


VinFast Posts Rise in Auto Sales in May

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnamese auto-maker VinFast Trading and Production LLC still enjoyed a month-on-month increase of 5 percent in sales in May, to 2,855 vehicles. As a subsidiary of Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup, it sold 1,868 Fadil, 457 Lux A2.0, and 530 Lux SA2.0 models. It has sold some 12,421 of the…

No bars and river views: Inside UK’s new £250M privately-run prison


No bars and river views: Inside UK’s new £250M privately-run prison

The UK’s first privately run mega-prison is getting close to completion, with new pictures showing how it looks inside. HMP Five Wells is intended to modernise the traditional prison image, with no bars on the windows and shorter corridors. It is meant to have more of a focus on rehabilitation, with those living there Category…

UK house prices rise at fastest rate since 2014


UK house prices rise at fastest rate since 2014

UK house prices have risen by their fastest annual rate in seven years, driven by demand for bigger homes outside the city and a temporary stamp duty holiday, according to the Nationwide Building Society. The UK Nationwide house price index rose 1.8 per cent in May compared with the previous month, bringing the average house…

Cambridge to play host to electric driverless bus trial


Cambridge to play host to electric driverless bus trial

British autonomous vehicle company Aurrigo has officially begun trials of its Auto-Shuttle in the English city of Cambridge, which will play host to three of the company’s 10-seat autonomous shuttle vehicles in a country first test of autonomous driving. The Coventry-based developer announced last week that three of its Auto-Shuttles will begin trials in Cambridge…

Brits spent £1.2BILLION going out on the first weekend of full reopening


Brits spent £1.2BILLION going out on the first weekend of full reopening

Britons spent an estimated £1.2billion at pubs, restaurants and cafes as they celebrated the first weekend of indoor hospitality in more than five months. Some 46.6million people are thought to have headed out between last Friday and Sunday, with Saturday being the peak day as 18.3million people spent £426million. On the first weekend that punters…