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Honouring a historical occasion… British Hallmarking Council sanctions commemorative mark

LONDON (CU)_The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) is the non-departmental public body responsible for supervising hallmarking in the United Kingdom. Historically, commemorative marks...

Royal palace responds to scares with gunman and crossbow

LONDON (CU)_Reports have emerged of an intruder armed with a crossbow who had attempted to storm Windsor Castle on Christmas Day. 19-year-old…

‘It was only two years ago that he held Archie’: Sussexes pay tribute to human rights icon

(CU)_In September 2019, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended his first official engagement. A giggly five-month-old Archie paid...

Prince William shares his Christmas favourites!

LONDON (CU)_Prince William recently shared his Christmas favourites on the hospital radio station serving the Royal Marsden Hospitals in London. Speaking to...

Foreign Secretary takes over responsibility for Britain’s future relationship with EU

LONDON (CU)_Despite a previous agreement with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that he would leave his job in January, Brexit minister Lord...

Harry has moved on with his life, Olympic legend and once a close pal of the prince says

(CU)_Since Prince Harry moved to the United States with his wife Meghan Markle, he appears to have changed his network of friends...

The UK-Singapore deal aims to update trade laws.

London, United Kingdom (CU)_ The UK government has reached an agreement with Singapore on a digital trade pact that it claims would...

Did a laboratory leak cause the pandemic?

LONDON (CU)_It has been two years since the first COVID-19 cases was detected in the city of Wuhan, in Central China’s Hubei...

The first publicly confirmed death globally from Omicron

LONDON (CU)_The newly discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19 is making headlines across the globe, as it continues to spread at a rate...

UK revises COVID alert level

LONDON (CU)_It was just a few weeks ago that British Parliamentarian Lord Frost hailed the lack of Coronavirus restrictions in the United...

Kate delivers a hopeful Christmas message at the end of another extraordinary year

LONDON (CU)_The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Christmas carol service on Wednesday (8 Dec), at Westminster Abbey. She attended the event in...

Next virus could be ‘more lethal’, a vaccine creator says…

OXFORD (CU)_This year’s prestigious Richard Dimbleby Lecture was delivered by Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, one of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca Coronavirus...

Top Destinations

Petra tou Romiou

Legendary rock just off a scenic beach

Tombs of the Kings

Large, ancient necropolis with tombs

Comino

Rugged islet with an iconic lagoon

St. John's Co-Cathedral

16th-century high baroque cathedral

Climate change poses a financial threat to the elderly

European Council President Charles Michel said, “Humanity has waged a war against nature; we must stop. Planet Earth is our one and...

Prince William’s visit to Leeds

LEEDS, West Yorkshire (CU)_Prince William on Tuesday (30 Nov), paid a visit to Leeds, to meet with refugees from…

The Queen has finally spoken out!

LONDON (CU)_Barbados, on Tuesday (30 Nov), became the latest republic in the world, as the country's first president, Sandra Mason, was sworn...

Thousands spending fourth night without power

ABERDEEN (CU)_Over the past few days, Storm Arwen has been ravaging the United Kingdom with high winds, snow and rain, killing three...

A four-day lock in a pub: ‘We don’t want to leave!’

RICHMOND (CU)_Britain's highest pub, the remote Tan Hill Inn is located in the Yorkshire Dales, 1,732ft (528m) above sea level. On Friday...

UK Signs Trade Deal For 6,300 Products With Uzbekistan

Lucky British consumers. Those wonderful Uzbek melons, considered the tastiest in the world by this correspondent, will be heading to supermarkets up...

The UK Commits £9 Billion British International Investment A Year To Asian, African & Caribbean ‘Friends And Partners’. But Who Qualifies?

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  The British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, announced at the London Stock Exchange last Thursday that the...

UK bans flights from five Commonwealth nations

LONDON (CU)_The government of the United Kingdom on Friday (26 Nov) announced a ban on flights arriving five Commonwealth nations, namely…

Joint French-British search operation for survivors still under way

CALAIS (CU)_The number of people fleeing poverty and conflict and risking the perilous journey across the English Channel in hope of better...

Royal Family hits back in rare joint statement

LONDON (CU)_Earlier this week, the British Broadcasting Corporation aired the first part of its new documentary The Princes and the Press, which...

UK the ‘freest country in world’?

LONDON (CU)_COVID-19 infections in many European countries have soared over the recent days, forcing governments to impose curfews, new vaccine passport rules,...

The key to increasing vaccinations is to maintain the trust of people, experts warn

LONDON (CU)_As COVID-19 infections continue to surge across Europe, several states across the continent, including Germany, Norway and Belgium, announced plans to...

Top Destinations

The British Museum

A historian's treasure trove

Tower of London

Medieval castle housing the Crown Jewels

Stonehenge

Iconic prehistoric standing stone circle

Big Ben

London's iconic national timepiece

The Holy Father imparts apostolic blessing to Commonwealth Secretary-General

(CU)_Recently, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, gifted a mosaic of mother and child together with an apostolic blessing to the Commonwealth Secretary-General...

Did ‘racially biased’ medical equipment increase UK COVID deaths?

LONDON (CU)_Unite Kingdom’s Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Saturday (20 Nov), announced a review into systemic racism and bias in medical equipment...

Do not interpret my ‘reasonable tone’ as a climb down, Lord Frost warns

LONDON (CU)_Ministers of the United Kingdom are now backing away from its imminent threat to suspend Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal,...

British Sri Lankan Association celebrates a new cohort of visionaries

British Sri Lankan Association (BRISLA) – a non-party political organisation recently held its annual awards evening that was postponed last year due...

Vietnam Issues Preferential Tariffs, Rules of Origin Guidelines for UKVFTA

As the UK-Vietnam free trade agreement (UKVFTA) took effect on May 1, Vietnam has been issuing several regulations to implement the free...

The UK Foreign Minister Visits ASEAN Looking For Trade Deals – But Is Britain All At Sea Over The CPTPP?

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Dezan Shira & Associates   The British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss has been on a visit to...

Prince Charles to return to Barbados on very different terms

LONDON (CU)_ In March 2019, Prince Charles made an official visit to Barbados, and carried out a host of engagements as the...

US President says no, no, no, to Prince Charles’!

(CU)_This week, nearly 200 world leaders, together with thousands of foreign diplomats, climate experts and environmental campaigners, met in Glasgow to discuss...

Duchess of Cornwall calls on men and women to build a ‘shameless’ society

LONDON (CU)_The Sexual Harms and Medical Encounters (SHaME) research project together with the Women of the World (WOW) Foundation, organised the first...

Nirj Deva Publisher of the Commonwealth Union Media Platform at a formal gathering of 3 South Asian High Commissioners

accredited to the Court of St James meeting with him in the House of Lords, from left tonright, HE Saida Muna Tassem...

UK And Thailand To Cooperate On Smart City Development

The UK and Thailand have jointly launched the “UK Thailand Tech Export Academy”.  The purpose of the collaboration is to promote the...

Prince Charles Discusses The Sustainable Markets Initiative With Chinese Business Leaders

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  In an unparalleled first, Chinese President Xi Jinping has reached out to Prince Charles, the future...

Top Destinations

London Eye

Iconic riverside observation wheel

Buckingham Palace

Home of the British Queen & State Rooms

Tower Bridge

Iconic Victorian turreted bridge

Edinburgh Castle

Spectacular old fortress with city views