LONDON — Weeks after recording its highest-ever temperature, Britain was preparing for another unsettling stretch of hot weather, as officials said an extreme heat warning would be in place for much of the southern half of England and parts of Wales from Thursday through the weekend. Although meteorologists predicted temperaturesContinue Reading

Escapologist Jonathan Goodwin has been left paralysed after an accident, his fiancee Amanda Abbington has said. The Sherlock actress said he nearly died twice after last year’s accident during rehearsals for America’s Got Talent: Extreme. She said the stunt ace, who appeared in the 2019 season of Britain’s Got Talent,Continue Reading

So many health professionals and patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in England that the situation has made it hard to address a backlog of more than six million people awaiting hospital treatment for other conditions, health leaders said on Thursday. The issue of treatment backlogs is politically sensitiveContinue Reading

A potentially life-threatening storm battered parts of Britain and Northern Europe on Friday with damaging high winds, causing widespread travel disruptions, closing schools and knocking out power. The storm, called Eunice, was expected to be the worst to hit the region in 30 years, weather officials said. Britain’s national weatherContinue Reading

British children aged 5 to 11, one of the last remaining groups in the country still broadly ineligible for the coronavirus vaccine, will be offered doses under new guidance announced on Wednesday by Britain’s independent vaccine advisory committee. Sajid Javid, England’s health secretary, said in a statement that the NationalContinue Reading

England will cease on Monday to require any travelers to quarantine in government-designated hotels, by removing the last seven countries from its “red list” for coronavirus risk. The change, announced on Thursday, ends restrictions on passengers arriving from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. “Whether it’sContinue Reading