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Coronavirus Outbreak: Formula One hopeful of racing at Silverstone despite UK's quarantine rules
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Formula One hopeful of racing at Silverstone despite UK's quarantine rules

Formula One remains hopeful about the chances of racing at Britain’s Silverstone circuit in July and August despite quarantine measures confirmed on Friday.

Controversial boxer Billy Joe Saunders apologises for joking about domestic abuse in video posted on social media
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Controversial boxer Billy Joe Saunders apologises for joking about domestic abuse in video posted on social media

In the video, Billy Joe Saunders threw two punches at a bag in his barn, saying this was how men could manage “if your old woman is giving you mouth”.

Boris Johnson backs Priti Patel as ‘fantastic’ home secretary amid allegations of bullying against her; govt launches inquiry into accusations
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Boris Johnson backs Priti Patel as ‘fantastic’ home secretary amid allegations of bullying against her; govt launches inquiry into accusations

UK prime minister Boris Johnson said Priti Patel is a "fantastic" home secretary as he backed his senior Cabinet minister amid a row over the resignation of her top civil official, while the government announced an internal inquiry into the issue.

UK launches points-based visa system to attract 'brightest and best' talent from India, across the world
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UK launches points-based visa system to attract 'brightest and best' talent from India, across the world

The new system will come into force from 1 January 2021 at the end of the transition period after the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) last month

UK launches ‘historic' points-based visa system that will come into effect in 2021; aims at cutting down numbers of low-skilled migrant labourers
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UK launches ‘historic' points-based visa system that will come into effect in 2021; aims at cutting down numbers of low-skilled migrant labourers

Home Secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday announced the launch of the UK's new points-based visa system, aimed at attracting the 'brightest and the best' from the world, including from India,

Rishi Sunak, son-in-law of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy, appointed UK finance minister in extensive Cabinet reshuffle
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Rishi Sunak, son-in-law of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy, appointed UK finance minister in extensive Cabinet reshuffle

Sunak is set to move into No. 11 Downing Street, next door to the Prime Minister''s office as he takes charge of the second most important government position as the finance minister.

David Cameron targets UK minister Priti Patel over Brexit in memoir, says her behaviour ahead of 2016 referendum shocked ‘the most’
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David Cameron targets UK minister Priti Patel over Brexit in memoir, says her behaviour ahead of 2016 referendum shocked ‘the most’

Former British prime minister David Cameron has slammed the UK's senior-most Indian-origin Cabinet minister, Priti Patel, alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other prominent leaders who backed Brexit in the lead up to the June 2016 referendum.

UK to offer EU citizens three-year immigration scheme after no-deal Brexit; move aimed at reassuring businesses recruiting staff
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UK to offer EU citizens three-year immigration scheme after no-deal Brexit; move aimed at reassuring businesses recruiting staff

New policy will allow immigrants, their close family members from European Economic Area, to apply to live and work in Britain for up to three years

Priti Patel, new UK home secretary and staunch Brexiter, has Indians optimistic about bilateral ties: Here's why
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Priti Patel, new UK home secretary and staunch Brexiter, has Indians optimistic about bilateral ties: Here's why

Lastly, what should also boost the hopes of those seeking better India-UK relations is that UK home secretary Priti Patel is a regular attendee of Indian diaspora events in the UK and is reportedly a fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Infosys founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak among 3 Indian-origin MPs to join UK PM Boris Johnson's Cabinet
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Infosys founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak among 3 Indian-origin MPs to join UK PM Boris Johnson's Cabinet

Rishi Sunak, the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, was among three Indian-origin ministers in Boris Johnson's new cabinet.

Priti Patel takes charge as first British-Indian home secretary in newly-appointed UK PM Boris Johnson's cabinet
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Priti Patel takes charge as first British-Indian home secretary in newly-appointed UK PM Boris Johnson's cabinet

Priti Patel took charge as Britain's first Indian-origin home secretary as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top team

Boris Johnson expected to appoint Priti Patel as new home secretary; all you need to know about Indian-origin MP from Essex
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Boris Johnson expected to appoint Priti Patel as new home secretary; all you need to know about Indian-origin MP from Essex

Britain's incoming prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to will promote Indian-origin politician Priti Patel to the top of government

Brexit: Indian-origin lawmaker under fire for suggesting Britain should use threat of food shortages against Ireland
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Brexit: Indian-origin lawmaker under fire for suggesting Britain should use threat of food shortages against Ireland

Priti Patel, one of the most vocal Conservative Party MPs opposed to May's deal, was reacting to a leaked UK government report indicating that there could be food shortages in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Britain's post-EU passports to be made by Paris-based firm, Brexit supporters call it 'national humiliation'
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Britain's post-EU passports to be made by Paris-based firm, Brexit supporters call it 'national humiliation'

Britain's new, blue, post-EU passports are set to be made by a Paris-based firm, reports said on Thursday, in what Brexit supporters called a "national humiliation".

British government set to undergo reshuffle as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to reassert her authority
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British government set to undergo reshuffle as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to reassert her authority

Britain's government is to undergo a reshuffle on Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May looks to reassert her authority following a string of high-profile departures, according to MPs

Theresa May's troubled Cabinet lurches from one controversy to another: List of ministers who have courted trouble
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Theresa May's troubled Cabinet lurches from one controversy to another: List of ministers who have courted trouble

In June, Theresa May was on firm political ground but a decision to call early elections ahead of the summer's Brexit negotiations backfired.

Priti Patel's exit won't affect Indian influence in Britain: Post-Brexit UK needs India more than vice-versa
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Priti Patel's exit won't affect Indian influence in Britain: Post-Brexit UK needs India more than vice-versa

The most influential British-Indian politician was ousted from the government in an unceremonious way. International Development Secretary Priti Patel was recalled from her Uganda trip and forced to submit her resignation for breaching the ministerial code of conduct.

Brexit supporter Penny Mordaunt appointed by Theresa May to replace former aid secretary Priti Patel
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Brexit supporter Penny Mordaunt appointed by Theresa May to replace former aid secretary Priti Patel

Theresa May promoted a junior minister to replace ousted aid secretary Priti Patel, maintaining the delicate Brexit balance in her cabinet.

UK minister Priti Patel resigns: Conservatives' first woman MP is a Eurosceptic, supports death penalty
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UK minister Priti Patel resigns: Conservatives' first woman MP is a Eurosceptic, supports death penalty

Troubles for the Theresa May government in the United Kingdom escalated on Thursday as UK international development secretary Priti Patel resigned.

UK Cabinet minister Priti Patel resigns over unauthorised meetings with Netanyahu, other Israeli politicians
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UK Cabinet minister Priti Patel resigns over unauthorised meetings with Netanyahu, other Israeli politicians

In a new blow to Britain's beleaguered government, Priti Patel, the UK international development secretary quit on Wednesday over unauthorised meetings with Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.