‘Humbled’ Sadiq Khan re-elected as London mayor, giving Labour a victory as party reels from by-election setbacks

Follow RT on London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been re-elected to lead a city rocked by knife crime and controversial Covid-19 lockdowns, giving the Labour Party a victory to celebrate after being embarrassed in this week’s by-election. Khan was pronounced winner of 55.2% of the mayoral vote on Saturday, besting Conservative Shaun Bailey’s 44.8%. While […]

Labour sacks Angela Rayner as party chair after election upset – reports

Follow RT on Labour Party deputy leader Angela Rayner has been sacked as party chair, according to several media reports. Rayner’s firing comes after leader Keir Starmer said he would take “full responsibility” for Labour’s poor performance. Rayner was sacked on Saturday, according to numerous reports in the British media. With counting still ongoing, Labour […]

Scotland’s Sturgeon warns Boris Johnson not to block SECOND independence vote, says he’d be ‘picking a fight’ with Scottish people

Follow RT on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to block another independence referendum. However, Sturgeon may not be in a position to demand such a vote. With counting still underway in Scotland’s parliamentary election, Sturgeon’s is on track for a fourth term as first minister, winning 62 out […]

Amid national embarrassment, Labour wins working majority in Welsh Senedd

Follow RT on Despite a bloodbath of an election for the Labour Party, it will remain in power in Wales, scraping a working majority in the Senedd. Thursday’s by-election appeared to crush any hopes that new Labour Party leader Keir Starmer could steer his party back into power by charting a more centrist course than […]

Rail service hit by ‘significant disruption’ in England after cracks found on high-speed trains

Follow RT on Rail operators in England have launched snap inspections of their fleets of high-speed trains after cracks were found in carriages. Passengers have been warned of delays and service cancellations. The Great Western Railway (GWR), the London North Eastern Railway (LNER), Hull Trains, and the TransPennine Express (TPE) suspended some services out of […]

UK announces ‘Pet Theft Taskforce’ following huge rise in dog abductions over lockdown

Follow RT on The UK government has launched a dedicated taskforce to tackle the theft of household pets, after dog abductions rose by 170% during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020. The government announced the formation of the taskforce on Saturday, saying its mission was “to gather evidence to understand the factors that may be contributing […]

UK minister lists ‘green’ countries approved for English tourists in major Covid rule easing

Follow RT on UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a “green list” of a dozen countries holidaymakers from England can visit from May 17 without having to enter Covid-19 quarantine on their return home. A new ‘traffic light’ system announced on Friday will mean that travelling abroad for leisure purposes will no longer be […]

Boris Johnson urged to tackle underage access to porn, activist groups cite violence against women & Sarah Everard murder – report

Follow RT on Citing a link between pornography and violence against women, a coalition of UK schoolteachers and children’s rights groups has urged Boris Johnson to take immediate action to curb the ease of access to online porn for minors. In a letter to the prime minister on Thursday, the activists reportedly called on Johnson […]

UK’s Johnson says govt must be ‘very careful’ as Indian Covid strain labelled ‘variant of concern’

Follow RT on The British prime minister has said there is reason to be careful as the country opens up following months of restrictions and a fast-paced vaccination campaign, as health authorities raise concerns about an Indian Covid variant. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government would be carefully monitoring […]

Not only blood clots? EMA ‘assessing reports’ of AstraZeneca jab link to rare IMMUNE DISORDER

Follow RT on The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is investigating reports of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine causing Guillain-Barre syndrome, as the pharmaceutical company remains embroiled in controversy over the jab’s link to blood clotting. In a meeting this week, the European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) revealed that it was “assessing reports” of the […]

19-storey tower block reportedly clad with flammable panelling catches fire in London (VIDEO)

Follow RT on Firefighters in the UK’s capital were dispatched to a blaze at a 19-storey apartment block in east London, with ambulance crews and command support vehicles also on the scene. The fire brigade said the blaze is now under control. In a statement on Friday morning, the capital’s firefighters said “we have sent […]

UK vaccination committee says under-40s should opt for alternative to blood clot-linked AstraZeneca… unless it causes ‘delays’

Follow RT on The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that under-40s be vaccinated with an alternative to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab due to cases of blood clotting – but only if doing so causes no “delays”. JCVI Chairman Professor Wei Shen Lim said on Friday that “as Covid-19 rates continue […]