London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
The newly elected leader of the Labour party on Tuesday sent his best wishes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who is in intensive care at a London hospital with Covid-19. Sir Keir Starmer said..
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The new Labour party leader Sir Keir Starmer says he is reassured the "business of government will continue" while Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hospitalised with coronavirus at St Thomas' Hospital,..
Boris Johnson has said he is still suffering the symptoms of coronavirus after being admitted to hospital on Sunday, more than a week after he first tested positive for the disease. The Prime Minister..
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Parks in London were busy on Sunday as many people took advantage of the warm weather. Some were seen lying on the grass despite Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying that public sunbathing is against..
The warm spring weather attracted runners, cyclists and many others to Hampstead Heath in north London on Saturday, despite the current lockdown and social distancing measures. Report by Jonesia. Like..
UK deaths from the coronavirus could rise to between about 7,000 and 20,000 under measures taken to slow the spread of the virus, Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial College in London who has helped.. Reuters - Published
It will take a week or two before Britain's social distancing measures start to translate into lower hospitalization rates but there has been a bit of a plateauing in London in recent days, NHS England.. Reuters - Published
Britain's Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London on Friday, erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with the coronavirus and built in just nine days in a huge conference centre. Reuters - Published
The rise in new coronavirus cases in Britain is concerning, as are the rates of hospital admissions in London and the Midlands, Public Health England's medical director Yvonne Doyle said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
A drive-through coronavirus testing facility for health workers has begun operating in the car park of a popular resort near London, part of a British government drive to ramp up testing for those on.. Reuters - Published
London's second-busiest airport, Gatwick, said on Friday it would shut one of its two terminals next week following a collapse in flight numbers and government restrictions on unnecessary trips. Reuters - Published
Britain was given a chance to participate in a European Union scheme to buy ventilators to fight the coronavirus, the EU said on Friday, after London said it had not joined because it missed the.. Reuters - Published
Britain is working as quickly as it can to get ventilators, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday, after London was criticized for not taking part in an EU scheme to try to buy.. Reuters - Published
As most of Britain headed indoors to wait out the coronavirus, rough sleeper Mohamed Sisi stayed on a patch of pavement opposite London's Charing Cross rail station with nowhere else to go. Reuters - Published
The owner of a popular north London cafe is among more than 400,000 people who signed up to help Britain's National Health Service cope with the coronavirus crisis within 24 hours of a government.. Reuters - Published
New York extended its lead over London to head Z/Yen Group's rankings of global financial centers on Thursday, with Tokyo leap-frogging Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai into third place. Reuters - Published
The U.S. ambassador to London has said China had endangered the world by suppressing information about the coronavirus outbreak thus allowing it to spread far beyond the Communist republic's borders. Reuters - Published
The world's oldest zoo is shut to the public for the first time since World War Two as London locks down because of the coronavirus pandemic, but for the roughly 18,000 animals housed there, life must.. Reuters - Published
Britain’s health minister and London’s mayor were at odds on Tuesday over whether the city's transport system could run more services as commuters travelled on packed tube carriages despite.. Reuters - Published
The number of coronavirus deaths in Britain jumped on Tuesday, the first day of a national lockdown, while the government called for 250,000 volunteers for the health service and announced a temporary.. Reuters - Published
The United Kingdom went into lockdown on Tuesday as the number of coronavirus deaths jumped and the government called for 250,000 volunteers for the health service, as it announced a temporary hospital.. Reuters - Published
As coronavirus deaths surge in Britain, a group of London volunteers has set up a catering service to provide free meals for hard-pressed nurses at a major public hospital fighting the pandemic. Reuters - Published
Britain is assessing how London's Excel Centre might help relieve some of the pressure on the National Health Service (NHS) during the coronavirus pandemic, the defense ministry said on Monday. Reuters - Published
The United Kingdom put 20,000 military personnel on standby over the coronavirus crisis on Thursday as dozens of underground train stations closed across London and Queen Elizabeth left the city for.. Reuters - Published
Britain may have to impose stricter measures in London to tackle the coronavirus because compliance with the government's advice in parts of the capital has been patchy, Prime Minister Boris Johnson.. Reuters - Published
The United Kingdom put 20,000 military personnel on standby, closed dozens of underground train stations across London and Queen Elizabeth left the city for Windsor Castle as the coronavirus crisis.. Reuters - Published
The world's wealthiest nations poured unprecedented aid into the reeling global economy on Thursday as coronavirus cases ballooned in the current epicentre Europe and London became the latest major.. Reuters - Published
The British government has no plans to bring in blanket travel restrictions for London or to close down the capital's transport system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Thursday. Reuters - Published
British shoppers were queuing around the block early on Thursday morning to buy basic goods such as bottled water and tinned goods ahead of an expected toughening of measures to contain the coronavirus.. Reuters - Published
The United Kingdom was bracing on Thursday for the virtual shut down of London as underground train stations across the capital closed and Prime Minister Boris Johnson mulled tougher measures to tackle.. Reuters - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government was ruling nothing out when asked whether he would bring in measures to lock down London because people were flouting warnings to avoid social.. Reuters - Published
Queen Elizabeth canceled her annual garden parties and will leave London for Windsor Castle earlier than planned because of the coronavirus outbreak, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
Delta Air Lines Inc said Sunday it will halt service to London from Detroit and Dublin flights from New York after the White House announced it was imposing new travel restrictions on United Kingdom.. Reuters - Published
An increasing number of supermarket shelves in London were empty on Friday as people rushed to buy pasta, toilet paper, flour and frozen food after the government ordered people with coronavirus to.. Reuters - Published
The Coq D'Argent restaurant in the heart of London's financial district is normally packed at lunchtime with diners enjoying Chateaubriand or Sole Meuniere while knocking back wines that go for up to.. Reuters - Published
Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has asked a grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan to explain where he got the money from to buy a multi-million pound mansion in one of north London's.. Reuters - Published