Art lovers flock to London’s National Gallery as virus restrictions eased
22 May 2021 | 4:24 pm
The National Gallery in London reopens to visitors as Covid-19 restrictions are eased across the country. From pints indoors to cinema screenings and hugs with loved ones, most of Britain has seen a significant easing of coronavirus restrictions, despite new fears over a more transmissible Indian variant.
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As England supporters leave Wembley Stadium, they express their satisfaction with their team clinching first place in Euro 2020 Group D with a 1-0 win against the Czech Republic.
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Smoke rises from scene of a fire in the Elephant and Castle area of the British capital. The London Fire Brigade said the inferno had engulfed three commercial units under a railway line as well as four cars and a telephone box in the south London area not far from the Thames river.
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Kristina Varaksina’s models reveal how diverse beauty can be. The Russian photographer transcends established ideals.
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Italy fans from London to Rome celebrate a 4-2 victory over Spain on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the Euro 2020 semi-final.
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A mural commissioned by London's City Hall celebrates England's football team, who reached the finals of the Euro 2020 championship, showing Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling next to the slogan 'You did us proud'. One of the artists who created the piece, street artist 'Mr Meana' of the MurWalls collective, says the work highlights 'the importance of getting racism out of football' in the wake of racist comments about the team online.
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The London embassy will close after the UK sanctioned the son of Equatorial Guinea's president last week. Britain has barred the president's son from entry and frozen his assets.
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Hundreds of people brave the rain in London to cycle 15 miles in the second annual Black Unity Bike Ride, an event that aims to "celebrate unity within the black community" and encourage more people of colour to cycle.
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Nepalese Gurkha veterans hold a hunger strike outside 10 Downing Street, saying they are prepared to starve themselves to death in order to receive fair pensions from the UK government.
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Thousands of climate change demonstrators thronged central London on Monday, as environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion held its latest round of protests, promising two weeks of disruption.
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