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Recent articles by Pan:

Logjam at busiest UK commercial port adds to Christmas fears

A logjam at the U.K.‘s busiest commercial port has ratcheted up concerns that the country could see an array of shortages in the crucial Christmas trading period including of toys and food → Read More

UK eases travel restrictions further by slashing 'red list'

The British government said it is to relax travel rules further next week, a move that will open up many long-distance holiday destinations to travelers for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year and half ago → Read More

'Pandora papers' show London is a key hub for tax avoidance

The British government is facing calls to tighten up defenses against “dirty money” after a leak of offshore data showed how London, in particular, is the venue of choice for some of the world’s richest and most powerful people to conceal their cash → Read More

UK extends truck driver visa program as fuel crisis persists

The British government has extended an emergency visa program for truck drivers as fuel shortages frustrate motorists lining up at empty pumps → Read More

US private equity firm wins auction for Britain's Morrisons

An American private equity group has narrowly won the battle to buy British supermarket chain Morrisons following a dramatic auction for the company → Read More

Queen Elizabeth reflects on 'deep' affection for Scotland

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II opened the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament on Saturday and reflected on the “deep and abiding affection” she and her late husband, Prince Philip, shared for Scotland. The 95-year-old monarch arrived for the ceremony with her son, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, who in Scotland are known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay. The ceremony in… → Read More

UK's Johnson says COVID bereaved will have role in inquiry

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he will appoint a chair this year to the planned public inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic and that bereaved families will have a role in the proceedings. → Read More

EXPLAINER: Why and how the UK is experiencing a fuel crisis

The U.K. is experiencing its fifth day of fuel shortages, with supply hobbled by a shortage of truck drivers → Read More

UK's Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has conceded that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. is not imminent as he voiced confidence that the decades-long U.S. ban on the import of British lamb would be lifted → Read More

UK posts the biggest jump in annual inflation on record

The U.K. posted the biggest jump in annual inflation on record last month as global supply shortages and rising wages magnified the scale of price increases after pandemic-related discounts a year ago → Read More

UK payrolls above pre-pandemic level and job vacancies soar

U.K. government figures show that the number of people on payroll in Britain has soared back to levels last seen before the coronavirus pandemic struck a year and a half ago → Read More

UK payrolls above pre-pandemic level and job vacancies soar

U.K. government figures show that the number of people on payroll in Britain has soared back to levels last seen before the coronavirus pandemic struck a year and a half ago → Read More

Furlough total in UK falls to new low as many return to work

The number of workers still on furlough in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since a salary support program was first introduced at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic 18 months ago → Read More

EasyJet rejects bid approach as it seeks to raise more money

British airline easyJet said it has rejected an unsolicited takeover approach as it announced plans to raise another 1.2 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) from shareholders to shore up its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

London honors Muppets creator Jim Henson with blue plaque

LONDON (AP) — Kermit the Frog. Miss Piggy. Animal. Statler and Waldorf. The Swedish Chef. The list goes on and on. Everyone has their favorite Muppet. And everyone owes a debt of gratitude to one man for bringing them to life: Jim Henson. The American creator of The Muppets was honored Tuesday in Britain with a blue plaque at his former home in north London, which he bought after 'The Muppet… → Read More

UK Brexit minister warns of 'cold mistrust' era with EU

Britain’s Brexit minister has warned of a long-term chill in relations between the U.K. and the European Union if previously agreed trading arrangements governing Northern Ireland are not resolved → Read More

UK Brexit minister warns of 'cold mistrust' era with EU

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit minister warned Saturday of a long-term chill in relations between the U. K. and the European Union if agreed-upon trading arrangements governing Northern Ireland are not resolved. David Frost said in a speech at the British-Irish Association in Oxford that the Northern Ireland Protocol needed “substantial and significant change. → Read More

Concerns rise over UK flu outbreak amid vaccine delays

One of the U.K.’s largest suppliers of seasonal influenza vaccines warns there could be delivery delays of up to two weeks as a result of a shortage of truck drivers → Read More

UK's vaccine assessor opts against COVID jabs for children

The independent body advising the British government on the rollout of coronavirus vaccines says the direct health benefits of offering the jabs to all healthy 12-to-15-year-olds are marginal → Read More

'Imbecilic.' Former U.K. Leader Slams Afghan Withdrawal

Tony Blair, the prime minister who deployed U.K. troops to Afghanistan 20 years ago, has strongly criticized the U.S. decision to withdraw. → Read More