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British PM denies lying about lockdown party

By Anna Malpas / Jitendra JoshiAgence France-Presse (AFP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday “categorically” denied claims by his former chief aide that he lied to parliament about a Downing Street party held during a strict lockdown. But…

UK sets New Year’s Day temperature record

(AFP) — Britain experienced its warmest New Year’s Day on record after temperatures rose above 16 degress Celsius (60.8 Fahrenheit) for the first time on January 1, the country’s Meteorological Office said. The mercury climbed to 16.2C in St James’s…

Four held over Liverpool taxi ‘terrorist’ blast

By Paul Barker with Jitendra JoshiAgence France-Presse (AFP) — Police in northwest England on Monday said they were treating a deadly blast outside a hospital in Liverpool as a “terrorist incident” involving a homemade bomb that was reportedly foiled by a quick-thinking…