UK’s Boris Johnson faces test in two special elections

LONDON: Polls opened on Thursday in UK for two special elections that could deliver a new blow to scandal-tainted Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Wakefield in northern England and the southwestern constituency of Tiverton and Honiton are both electing replacements for Conservative lawmakers who resigned in disgrace. One was convicted of sexual assault; the other … Read more

UK says no restrictions on Russian nationals working in Britain

LONDON: UK said on Wednesday there were no restrictions on Russians working in the United Kingdom after a Russian lawmaker said members of their delegation to the organization for security and co-operation in Europe (OSCE) had been denied visas. Asked about Russian lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov‘s comments, a spokesperson for Britain’s home office said, “There are … Read more

mariupol: UK says Mariupol at risk of Cholera outbreak

Ukraine’s southern city of Mariupol is at risk of a major cholera outbreak as medical services are likely already near collapse, Britain’s defense ministry said on Friday. There is likely also a critical shortage of medicines in Kherson, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said in a Twitter update. Latest Defense Intelligence update on the situation in … Read more

Sri Lanka seeks $55 million loan from India for buying fertilizer

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has sought a $55 million loan from India for the procurement of urea amidst its worst economic crisis threatening a severe food shortage, an official said on Tuesday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had recently warned of a food crisis in the island nation due to the ongoing economic crisis. The Cabinet has … Read more

Britain’s Got Talent Winner Axel Blake Defends His Victory After Viewers Discover His Amazon Prime Special

Britain’s Got Talent winner Axel Blake has defended his victory on the show after viewers discovered he already had an Amazon Prime special. Axel was chosen as the public’s favorite during Sunday night’s final after his stand-up routine earned him almost 20% of viewer’s votes. He bagged a cash prize of £250,000 and a spot … Read more

‘Becoming Elizabeth’ Review: A Bold New Era for Starz’s Tudor Dramas

Is there really anything more TV can say about the Tudors? The 16th century British royals have inspired elegant installations of Masterpiece Theater, a tawdry Showtime soap, and all sorts of adaptations of Philippa Gregory’s best-selling, female-centric historical novels. For nearly a decade, Gregory’s books have served as the backbone of Starz’s historical romance slate: … Read more

Simon Cowell Apologises After Upsetting Young Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist With His Critiques

Simon Cowell issued an apology during Friday night’s Britain’s Got Talent live show, after upsetting a young contestant with some of his critiques. During the final stage of the semi-finals illusionist and quick change performers Matricks Illusion took to the stage, where they performed a routine in which a Simon Cowell lookalike was pushed into … Read more

Andy Murray likens Texas shooting to own experience during Dunblane massacre

Britain’s two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, made him “angry.” Key points: Murray says he “can’t understand” that “nothing changes” The Texas shooting has intensified the long-standing national debate over US gun laws In 1996, a gunman killed 16 pupils and a teacher before killing himself in Dunblane He … Read more

Piers Morgan Tries To Reignite Feud With ‘Sycophantic’ David Walliams: ‘He’s Sooo Creepy’

Piers Morgan has attempted to reignite his feud with David Walliams, labeling the Britain’s Got Talent judge “sycophantic” and “creepy”. Piers, who used to sit on the judging panel of the ITV talent show from 2007 until 2010, didn’t hold back following the latest episode. The TalkTV presenter has previously described David as a “treacherous … Read more

Chelsea Flower Show returns to May slot with bee garden and jubilee displays

T he Chelsea Flower Show returns to its traditional May slot for the first time since the pandemic struck, with themes including wildlife, wellbeing and the Platinum Jubilee. Celebrities and members of the royal family will get a first look at the Royal Horticultural Society’s showpiece event on Monday, before it opens to members of … Read more