UK officials: 4 men infected with “rare” monkeypox in London

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities say they have identified four “rare and unusual” cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic. In a statement Monday, the UK’s Health Security Agency said … Read more

Living with COVID: Experts divided on UK plan as cases soar

LONDON (AP) — For many in the UK, the pandemic may as well be over. Mask requirements have been dropped. Free mass testing is a thing of the past. And for the first time since spring 2020, people can go abroad for holidays without ordering tests or filling out lengthy forms. That sense of freedom … Read more

Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ shirt estimated to sell for more than $5 million at auction

CNN — The shirt Diego Maradona wore during the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal against England – the match in which he scored the ‘Hand of God’ and the ‘Goal of the Century’ – is estimated to fetch more than £4 million ($5.25 million) at auction . The iconic blue jersey has been in the possession … Read more

UK hits record COVID-19 levels; nearly 5 million infected

LONDON (AP) — The prevalence of COVID-19 in the UK has reached record levels, with about 1 in 13 people estimated to be infected with the virus in the past week, according to the latest figures from Britain’s official statistics agency. Some 4.9 million people were estimated to have the coronavirus in the week ending … Read more

Millions of Brits plunged into ‘fuel poverty’ as energy bills surge

A protester holds a ‘Save Us From The Energy Crisis’ placard during a rally in London. British households face soaring energy bills from April 1 as the country’s energy price cap rises by 54%. Vuk Valcic | Soup Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images The number of English households in fuel poverty will double to … Read more