#Britain

A climate activist from Insulate Britain is arrested during a demonstration in central London in which they blocked a roundabout while calling for the UK government to fund the insulation of Britain's homes, on October 8, 2021. Photo: Daniel Sorabji / AFP
A climate activist from Insulate Britai... […]

UK cracks down on climate change activists before UN summit

Britain is eager to brandish its environmental credentials before the upcoming COP26 summit, but it is grappling at the same time with mounting protests from climate activists
Greece was the 'new destination' this year as Europeans began to venture abroad as Covid restrictions eased for the summer. Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP
Greece was the 'new destination' this ye... […]

European tourists boost sector, but can’t top Americans, Asians

European travellers helped plug a gap left by Asian and American tourists stranded at home by the pandemic, staving off a total washout this year for Europe's hospitality industry
"I'm going to be isolating for 10 days, fully vaccinated, which seems incredibly cruel," says Joan Corrigan, a 41-year-old from Northern Ireland who lives in Malaga.
"I'm going to be isolating for 10 days, ... […]

For British expats, Covid makes visits home almost impossible

After being double jabbed in Spain, Joan Corrigan thought she'd get home to see family before realising the UK authorities wouldn't recognise her vaccination and she'd have to quarantine
An undated photo released by Cornish Lithium shows exploratory drilling for lithium taking place at a former mine in Redruth, Cornwall. Cornish Lithium / AFP
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Electric car lithium demand powers mining revival in UK

As the global auto sector accelerates production of electric cars, one British company is hoping to cash in from mining lithium needed to make rechargeable batteries that power the vehicles