Britain commits $283 mln to Rolls-Royce for small nuclear reactors
10 November 2021 | 6:27 am
Britain has backed a $546 million Rolls-Royce funding round to develop the country's first small modular nuclear reactor, in a drive to reach net zero carbon emissions and promote new technology with export potential. Hitting this goal by 2050 will require a huge increase in low-carbon power generation such as wind, solar and nuclear, but while large-scale new nuclear projects have struggled for funding, Britain is now banking on smaller versions.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday congratulated entrants to Hold Still, a photography project launched by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to capture a snapshot of the nation in coronavirus lockdown.
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Britain's Prince William launches the "most prestigious" environmental prize of all time, aimed at fuelling "optimism" by rewarding innovative solutions to the planet's biggest problems.
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass met his counterparts Dominic Raab and Jean-Yves Le Drian in Berlin for talks on the Iran nuclear deal. The trio hopes for a change in US policy once Joe Biden is sworn in.
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21 Dec 2020
An English Heritage blue plaque is put up in Brixton, south London, for Winifred Atwell, the first Black artist to have a number one in the UK singles chart. The Trinidad-born ragtime pianist released 'Let's Have Another Party' in 1954, when it spent five weeks at the top spot. The installation of the blue plaque is the culmination of a campaign devised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust, in which temporary plaques acknowledging Black Londoners have been put up in different locations around the capital.
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Countries around the world have begun banning flights and travellers from Britain after the UK government said Sunday that the spread of a more-infectious new coronavirus strain was "out of control".
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Flight and freight bans from the UK due to a new strain of the coronavirus have sparked a stock market sell-off across Europe. The blow comes while Britain and the EU remain deadlocked over a trade deal.
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During the early days of the pandemic last spring, the World War II veteran became famous for walking around in his garden in a bid to raise money for UK health care workers.
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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's 99-year-old husband, spent a second night in a London hospital after he felt unwell at Windsor Castle and was admitted in what Buckingham Palace said was a precautionary measure.
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Britain's Prince Charles visits a pop-up NHS Covid-19 vaccine clinic at Jesus House church in northwest London as the royal family faces a crisis unseen since the anguished days of Harry's late mother, Diana, in the 1990s.
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Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday led Britain in a one-minute's silence in memory of her late husband, Prince Philip, as she bid him a final farewell at a funeral restricted by coronavirus rules but reflecting his long life of military and public service.
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