Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

Brexit And Independence Are Top Of Mind For Scottish Voters

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

The Scottish National Party has pledged to push for a referendum for independence from the United Kingdom if they win a majority in the Scottish Parliament.

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Behind The Surge In Support For Welsh Independence

Monday, May 03, 2021

Recent polls show a surge in support for Welsh independence, with 33% of the people of Wales now saying that they would vote for independence if a referendum were to be held tomorrow.

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How A U.K. Imam Countered Vaccine Hesitancy And Helped Thousands Get The 'Jab'

Monday, April 26, 2021

Sheikh Nuru Mohammed began to fight disinformation during Friday sermons — and turned his mosque into a vaccination center. It was the first of its kind in Britain and paved the way for dozens more.

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Vaccinated U.S. Travelers Will Be Allowed To Visit Europe Again Starting This Summer

Monday, April 26, 2021

The European Commission president says she expects all 27 EU member states will accept visitors who've received COVID-19 vaccines, but the CDC is still warning against travel to much of Europe.

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Religious Leaders Had To Fight Disinformation To Get Their Communities Vaccinated

Friday, April 23, 2021

Israel and the United Kingdom are among the top five most vaccinated countries. But to get there, they had combat rumors about the vaccines circulating in faith and minority communities.

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The Fight To Change Attitudes Toward COVID-19 Vaccines In The U.K.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Millions of people in the U.K. who were hesitant or against taking the COVID-19 vaccine have changed their minds. NPR visited a mosque-turned-vaccination center at the cutting edge of that battle.

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Pubs In England Open

Monday, April 12, 2021

After being closed for months, England's pubs — at least those with outdoor beer gardens — will reopen Monday, along with non-essential shops and beauty salons.

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Loyalist Protests In Northern Ireland Threaten To Inflame Old Tensions

Friday, April 09, 2021

A week of protests by loyalists in Northern Ireland who object to the impact of Britain's Brexit deal with the EU threatens to inflame intercommunal tensions in the province.

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Violent Protests Over Brexit Continue In Belfast

Friday, April 09, 2021

Youths from the loyalist community in Northern Ireland continue violent protests against the UK government's Brexit policy, which they fear will lead to unity with the Irish Republic

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After Months Of Lockdown, The U.K. Is Slowly Reopening

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the pace of vaccinations means Britain can expect a major relaxation of restrictions next week, but summer travel rules have yet to be set.

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The Impact Of Brexit Is Being Felt Across Britain — Down To Oysters, Wine And Cheese

Friday, April 02, 2021

Now that the U.K. has severed its final links with the EU, the effects of Brexit are starting to be felt across Britain — down to oysters, wine and cheese.

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U.K. Government Report Draws Criticism Over 'Historic Denial' Of Race Issues

Thursday, April 01, 2021

"To have published it any time in the last 20 years would have been seen as a whitewash," one commentator wrote. Now, he said, it's "almost criminally negligent."

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Air Travel Is Opening Up Again, But That Doesn't Mean The Pandemic Is Over

Monday, March 22, 2021

As the world emerges in fits and starts from the darkest days of the pandemic, travel is once again becoming possible for more people. Our correspondents talk about their recent experiences.

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Police In London Clash With Crowd Mourning Sarah Everard's Death

Monday, March 15, 2021

The head of London's Metropolitan Police says she won't step down, as the force faces new questions over clashes at a vigil for a woman whose alleged killer was a police officer.

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As U.S. Vaccine Rollout Speeds Up, Inequality Stunts Progress Worldwide

Saturday, March 06, 2021

More and more countries are getting shipments of vaccines and starting to inoculate their populations. But it's an unequal picture across the globe.

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New Coronavirus Variants Postpone Recovery Of Leisure Travel

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The spread of new coronavirus variants is postponing the recovery of leisure travel. Now the global airline industry says any solution must include digital vaccine passports.

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British Broadcast Regulator Cancels License For Chinese Government's News Channel

Thursday, February 04, 2021

The British broadcast regulator has canceled the broadcast license for CGTN, the Chinese government's international English language news channel.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Disrupts Whisky Tastings In Scottish Highlands

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Scotland's signature whisky business continues to struggle. That because of the coronavirus pandemic, and U.S. tariffs that are part of a long-running, unrelated trade dispute over airplanes.

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Capt. Sir Tom Moore, Who Raised Millions To Fight COVID-19, Dies At 100

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Captain Sir Tom Moore, a World War II veteran who raised more than $40 million to help Britain's health service fight the coronavirus, has died from COVID-19 at 100 years old.

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What Europe Expects From The Biden Administration

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Biden administration has a lot of work ahead to repair alliances, particularly in Europe. NPR takes a look at what the U.K. and European Union expect from an incoming administration.

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