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British people: Citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, British Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies, and their descendants
The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territories, and the Crown dependencies. British nationality law governs modern British citizenship and nationality, which can be acquired, for instance, by descent from British nationals. When used in a historical context, "British" or "Britons" can refer to the Celtic Britons, the indigenous inhabitants of Great Britain and Brittany, whose surviving members are the modern Welsh people, Cornish people, and Bretons. It also refers to citizens of the former British Empire, who settled in the country prior to 1973, and hold neither UK citizenship nor nationality.

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Britons rush to book holidays after plan to ease coronavirus restrictions revealed [Video]

Britons rush to book holidays after plan to ease coronavirus restrictions revealed

Bookings to Spain, Greece and other destinations soared after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement but there is still uncertainty surrounding international travel.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:41Published
Hancock in talks with countries over vaccine travel passport [Video]

Hancock in talks with countries over vaccine travel passport

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he has been speaking to other countries about the introduction of vaccine passports for Britons travelling abroad but says there are currently no plans to use them in..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:43Published

Elton John and Michael Caine star in vaccine PSA [Video]

Elton John and Michael Caine star in vaccine PSA

Elton John and Michael Caine have released a video with the UK’s National Health Service encouraging young Britons to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 01:28Published
Bank of England: Vaccine rollout will help economic recovery [Video]

Bank of England: Vaccine rollout will help economic recovery

Bank of England boss Andrew Bailey has said the UK's vaccination programme will help the economy bounce back sharply later this year towards levels seen before the crisis. The Bank's governor said the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:53Published
'Hard to compute the sorrow': Johnson as UK passes 100,000 dead [Video]

'Hard to compute the sorrow': Johnson as UK passes 100,000 dead

More than 100,000 Britons have died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, official data showed on Tuesday. In an address from Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the heartbreak..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published
Britons break out sledges to enjoy snow during national lockdown [Video]

Britons break out sledges to enjoy snow during national lockdown

Britons enjoyed a snow day on Sunday after plummeting temperatures saw swathes of the white stuff fall across the UK.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published
Storm Christoph: Britons reduced to tears after severe floods damage homes for a second year [Video]

Storm Christoph: Britons reduced to tears after severe floods damage homes for a second year

The town of Bewdley has been inundated again with floodwaters after heavy rainfall burst the River Severn's banks.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
UK regains independence: New identity for the British public [Video]

UK regains independence: New identity for the British public

For many Brits, being a member of the European Union is part of one identity; but after Brexit, things are going to change.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published
Spain: British anti-Brexit bar throws mock EU goodbye party [Video]

Spain: British anti-Brexit bar throws mock EU goodbye party

Britons living in Spain throw a "celebration-commiseration" after the end of the Brexit transition period. Many voted to remain in the EU and express their disappointment in leaving the 27-nation..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Divided UK casts off into Brexit unknown [Video]

Divided UK casts off into Brexit unknown

The United Kingdom began the New Year outside the European Union's orbit on Friday after ending a tempestuous 48-year liaison with the European project, its most significant geopolitical shift since..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:55Published

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Drop-off in vaccinations is down to 'supply fluctuations' - but will pick up, says Van-Tam

An apparent fall in the number of Britons being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day is down to "supply fluctuations", England's deputy chief medical officer has told Sky News.
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Review into whether Britons will need 'vaccine passports' to enter pubs or theatres

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Holiday-starved Britons flock to book a break after lockdown exit plans revealed

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Holiday bookings have jumped as eager Britons see light at the end of the tunnel after Monday's roadmap announcement by the government.
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Australian Open: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid win wheelchair doubles titles

Britons Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid beat Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer to defend their Australian Open men's wheelchair doubles title.
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COVID test on your night out? PM sees 'route forward' for reopening nightclubs

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Britons could be allowed to return to nightclubs and theatres with the use of rapid coronavirus tests, the prime minister has suggested.
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Briton facing jail for sneaking out of Singapore quarantine hotel room to see fiancee

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A British man is facing up to six years in a Singapore jail after sneaking out of his quarantine hotel room to visit his fiancee in another.
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Domestic vaccine certificates 'under consideration', Raab admits

domestic vaccine certificates 'under consideration', raab admits
Vaccine certificates to let Britons prove they have been inoculated against coronavirus are "under consideration", the foreign secretary has suggested.
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'You haven't missed your chance': Eligible Britons urged to come forward if they haven't had a jab yet

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Anyone eligible for a vaccine who has not yet had a jab is being urged to come forward - with Britons in top priority groups being told it isn't too late to receive one.
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Government 'doing everything we can' to allow summer holidays this year

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News the government is "doing everything we can" to allow Britons to enjoy a summer holiday this year.
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Minister casts doubts on foreign holidays or UK staycations this summer

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Britons might not be able to enjoy a holiday either in the UK or abroad this summer, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has admitted.
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Eight Britons arrested over hacking phones of US celebrities

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Eight British men have been arrested for allegedly hacking the phones of US celebrities.
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'Too early to say' if Britons can make summer holiday plans

Britons have been told the more "elaborate" their hopes for summer holiday plans the less certainty there is about whether they can go ahead.
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Australian Open draw: Dan Evans to play Cameron Norrie in first round

Britons Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie will play one another in the first round of the Australian Open, while Johanna Konta faces Kaja Juvan.
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Britons most likely to take up COVID vaccine offer, while French remain sceptical

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Britons are more likely than any other nationality to take up the offer of a coronavirus vaccine - while the French are the most sceptical.
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Katie Boulter beaten by Naomi Osaka, Johanna Konta loses & Dan Evans wins in Melbourne

Britons Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter fall to battling three-set defeats in Melbourne, while Dan Evans advances.
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Poisonous fume leak blamed for seaplane crash that killed five Britons

poisonous fume leak blamed for seaplane crash that killed five britons
The pilot of a seaplane carrying five Britons who died when it crashed into a bay had been left confused and disoriented by poisonous exhaust fumes, according to investigators.
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At 60, some ethnic minority groups only have similar health to a white Briton who is 80

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The NHS is "failing" people from some ethnic minority backgrounds, according to the most extensive study of the issue in England.
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Six Britons among 89 foreigners fined for breaking COVID rules at Thai party

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Dozens of foreigners who violated coronavirus regulations by attending a party at a bar on an island in Thailand have received fines and a suspended jail sentence.
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Six Britons among 89 foreigners arrested at Thai bar after COVID crackdown

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Six Britons have been arrested after Thai police raided a party at a bar - in an operation targeting suspected COVID rule-breakers.
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'Far too early' for Britons to think about booking summer holidays

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It is "far too early" for Britons to be thinking about booking a summer holiday, a minister has told Sky News.
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Holidays to Spain could be delayed 'until end of summer'

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Britons hoping to escape to Spain could have their holiday plans cancelled following reports the Spanish prime minister said the country would not welcome international tourists until the "end of..
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'Quite pleasant, painless': New mass vaccination centres get thumbs-up on their first day of operation

Pensioners who today joined more than four million Britons who have now received their first coronavirus vaccine dose have described the experience as "quite pleasant" and a reason to feel "more..
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COVID-19 deaths prompt call for two weeks' paid bereavement leave

covid-19 deaths prompt call for two weeks' paid bereavement leave
Britons should be entitled to two weeks' paid bereavement leave following the death of a partner or close relative, campaigners say.
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WTA Abu Dhabi: Heather Watson beats Jodie Burrage as Britons return to tour

Heather Watson fights back to beat Jodie Burrage as the British pair return to WTA action in Abu Dhabi.
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Revealed: Top holiday destinations Britons are booking for 2021 despite new lockdowns

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Famers protest: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tears copies of Centre's farm laws in assembly

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British embassy confirms Brits can travel to Spain from June 21

The British embassy in Spain confirmed on Monday that British citizens will be allowed to travel to the Iberian country when it opens its borders next Sunday, but still advised against any..
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Digital love: Britons to embrace lessons of COVID-19 dating as rules ease

Those looking for love during the COVID-19 pandemic have had to adapt to lockdown dating, but innovations such as video "pre-dates" may end up outliving the coronavirus as restrictions on liaisons are..
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European tourist hotspots hope to lure Britons despite quarantine

With Britons still unsure if they can travel to holiday in Europe this summer, its restaurants, hotels and bars are increasingly anxious about losing their business.
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Fleeing Brexit, Britons drive up German 'naturalisations'

Britons drove up an increase in the number of foreigners obtaining German citizenship last year, with more naturalised than in any year since Britain's 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union,..
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Under new guidelines, Britons plan for a different kind of BBQ

People across Britain plan to invite friends and family to barbecues in their gardens with the latest easing of social distancing measures on Monday, but a list of rules will make them a little more..
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Britons clap their support for health workers

Britons took to their doorsteps and balconies on Thursday to show their appreciation for health workers on the front line of the coronavirus crisis, in what could be the last such celebration.
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Britons bristle at explanation of Johnson aide's lockdown trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people should make up their own minds about the decision of his senior aide Dominic Cummings to drive 250 miles (400 km) from London during lockdown. The early..
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Under fire over lockdown trip, close aide to UK's Johnson toughs it out

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's closest aide refused to resign on Monday, saying he had done nothing wrong by driving 250 miles from London to access childcare when Britons were being told to..
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Britain could experience a transport revolution sparked by the coronavirus pandemic with up to 14 million people ready to swap cars for bikes, British Cycling believes.
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'Never give up, never despair': Queen praises Britons on VE Day

Britain's Queen Elizabeth honoured those who died in World War Two on Friday, the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, and used the occasion to say she was proud of how people had responded to..
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Duchess Kate launches photo project to capture lockdown Britain

Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, launched a project on Thursday to encourage Britons to submit pictures of their current daily lives and the work of "Helpers and Heroes" to capture a snapshot of..
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Britons' anxiety doubles after COVID-19 lockdown

More than twice as many British people reported a high level of anxiety after the coronavirus lockdown compared with the end of 2019, according to official figures on Monday which show widespread..
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Britons fear leaving homes even if lockdown lifted, poll shows

Many Britons would be uncomfortable leaving their homes even if the government ordered the lifting of strict coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a month's time, according to a poll on Friday.
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Newly recovered UK leader Johnson joins applause for coronavirus carers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined in a nationwide round of applause on Thursday to thank hospital and care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic, as many Britons also sang happy birthday to..
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UK lays on more flights to evacuate Covid-19 stranded Brits from India

The UK on Thursday announced seven further charter flights to bring over 2,000 stranded British travellers stranded in India due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown back home to the UK.All the new..
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UK PM Johnson thanks Britons for abiding by lockdown on return to work

Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked Britons for abiding by the lockdown as he returned to work on Monday after recovering from a serious COVID-19 infection, saying Britain was turning the tide against..
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Accepting, suffering or resisting: study groups Britons' response to coronavirus lockdown

Britons can be broadly split into three groups by their response to the coronavirus lockdown: those accepting the situation, those suffering as a result of it and those resisting it, analysis published..
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'Dreadful' that Britain can't get more people tested for COVID-19: minister

It is dreadful that more Britons are not getting tested for COVID-19, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said on Thursday, saying the authorities were putting a phenomenal effort into meeting..
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Britons holed up in Kosovo due to coronavirus lockdown

Scotsman Mike Elm and his partner Rosie Watson, who are travelling from Europe to Asia to raise awareness of climate change, have been trapped in Kosovo for more than a month due to border closures..
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