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British lawmakers back smoking ban for those born after 2009

MPs have backed a plan to ban anyone born after 2009 from buying cigarettes, effectively ensuring it will become law. The measures, championed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, survived despite opposition from several leading Tory figures – including two ex-PMs. The Tobacco and Vapes Bill passed by 383 votes to 67. If they become law, […]

UK Begins Dependantsā€™ Ban For Migrant Care Workers

The United Kingdom (UK) has started the implementation of the dependantsā€™ ban on migrant caregivers.  In a post on its X handle on Monday, the UK Home Office said the move is part of plans to cut migration, and promptly, care workers entering the UK on Health and Care Worker visas can no longer bring […]

Emilia Clarke and Mother Receive MBEs from Prince William

Emilia Clarke, known for starring as ā€˜Khaleesi mother of Dragonsā€™ in the fantasy series Game of Thrones alongside her mother, have received their MBEs from Prince William at Windsor Castle.  The pair were named in the New Year Honours list for ā€œservices to people with brain injuries.ā€  The actress suffered two brain haemorrhages in her […]

UK sanctions Russian prison chiefs after activist Navalny’s death

The UK has frozen the assets of six Russian prison bosses in charge of the Arctic penal colony where opposition leader Alexei Navalny died.  The sanctioned individuals will also be banned from travelling to the UK. Western leaders say the blame for Navalny’s death lies with the Russian authorities, including President Putin. UK Foreign Secretary […]

EE British Academy Film Awards2024 WinnersĀ Announced

Best FilmWINNER – OPPENHEIMERANATOMY OF A FALL THE HOLDOVERS KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON POOR THINGS Outstanding British FilmWINNER – THE ZONE OF INTERESTALL OF US STRANGERSHOW TO HAVE SEX NAPOLEON THE OLD OAKPOOR THINGS RYE LANE SALTBURNSCRAPPER WONKA DirectorWINNER – OPPENHEIMER – Christopher NolanALL OF US STRANGERS – Andrew HaighANATOMY OF A FALL – Justine TrietTHE HOLDOVERS – Alexander PayneMAESTRO – Bradley CooperTHE ZONE […]

King Charles III diagnosed with Cancer

King Charles of England has been diagnosed with a form of cancer. Buckingham Palace clarified that it is not prostate cancer, but was discovered during his recent treatment for an enlarged prostate. The type of cancer has not been revealed, but according to a palace statement, the King began ā€œregular treatmentsā€ on Monday. Buckingham Palace […]

UK Tightens Visa Requirements To Reduce Regular Migration

In an effort to reduce frequent migration, the UK Home Secretary has unveiled a new set of regulations. The new visa regulations will also make it tough for UK health and social care workers to enter the country with dependent family members. The existing Ā£26,000 threshold will be raised to Ā£38,700. It also suggests that […]

Wizkid Bags BRIT Billion Award For Reaching 1 Billion Streams In The UK

Wizkid has received the Brit Billion Award which is a prize given to artists who have surpassed a billion streams in the United Kingdom. The award was presented to the Grammy winner after his landmark show at the Tottenham Stadium on July 29, 2023, thus making Wizkid the first African artist to receive the prestigious […]

Tiwa Savage To be the First Female Afrobeats Artist to Headline Wembley Arena

Tiwa Savage will perform at the 13,000-seat Wembley Arena in the UK for the first time also being the first female Afrobeat artist to do it. Tiwa Savage discussed her rise to fame, the impact of her Nigerian heritage on her music, performing at Prince Charles’ coronation, and her upcoming event in the UK when […]

Taylor Swift Adds 14 Shows To Her Eras Tour

Taylor Swift has announced 14 extra European dates for her Eras tour, including three in the UK. The pop star will play extra nights in Liverpool, Edinburgh and London next June, in addition to the 10 dates she had already announced. However, the new shows rule out the possibility of Swift’s heavily-rumoured headline slot at […]