UK government loses billions to COVID fraudsters

The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the government’s failure to implement anti-fraud measures allowed fraudsters to steal £4.9 billion ($6.51 billion) of taxpayers’ money from the Covid Bounce Back Loan scheme. Established during the pandemic, the scheme…

UK sees red over record number of illegal migrants

The UK government is outraged after the number of migrants illegally arriving in small boats via the English Channel hit a new daily record. Officials accused France of reneging on the deal to stop traffickers, reports say. “The number of…

Ed Sheeran reveals he’ll be taking daughter Lyra on mammoth tour next year

Pop star Ed Sheeran revealed during his appearance on Capital Breakfast on Friday that he was making a highly-anticipated return to the stage with a series of concerts in 2022 in the UK and Europe, according to Mirror. What is…

US, European partners pledge to ‘revive’ alliance, work together on Iran

The US, France, Germany, and the UK pledged to mend their alliance and work together to tackle Iran’s nuclear programme. This marks a major shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” approach. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, along with…

UK set to launch points-based post-Brexit Immigration system

New immigration rules will be “simple and flexible”, ministers have promised, as the UK’s points-based post-Brexit system prepares to go live. From Tuesday most foreign nationals, including from the European Union, who want to work in the UK from 1…

UK records highest daily toll of coronavirus since May

The UK recorded its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since May, while India broke its own troubling related world record — with another 90,632 residents confirmed overnight to have the disease. The United Kingdom announced Sunday that it…

She just came back from the UK and we are scared, but we can’t report her because we owe her

If in a few days I begin to show signs of Coronavirus infection then I will out my wife’s sister. She is the culprit and I will never forgive her. The only reason I am still keeping this info to…

New Brexit deal agreed, says Boris Johnson (BBC)

A Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.” The two sides have been…

I wanted a husband: come and see the wahala I got

The other day, I overheard my mother-in-law talking to someone on the phone. No, I was not eavesdropping. I was on my way to work and my car is usually parked outside her sitting room area. Anyway, she was saying…

A lizard fell into our soup and then my brother died

We were six in number, but we are now reduced to five. My mother’s first born, our brother is gone! Nobody knows how bro Gabriel died. All we know is that he went abroad, the UK, to study engineering. He…

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