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UK news headlines

This is a collection page for UK news, including the biggest stories from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland relating to politics, accidents, terrorism, business and technology.

The UK economy is estimated to be the fifth largest in the world, with predictions India is set to overtake it in this position. The UK prime minister meets regularly with Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. Australia, as one of the UK's former colonies, retains close links with the UK. Check this page for latest UK news updates and breaking headlines.

'Deeply touched' Queen thanks subjects for Platinum Jubilee

In a crowning moment for her Platinum Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth II waved at tens of thousands of adoring crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Sunday (early Monday AEST), delighting fans who had hoped to catch a glimpse of her during the final day of festivities marking the monarch's 70 years on the throne.

Rare monkeypox disease detected in UK

British health authorities say they have identified four "rare and unusual" cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic.

Sherpa breaks own Everest record

The 48-year-old broke her own record as the most successful female climber of Mount Everest by reaching the summit of the world's highest peak Thursday.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv as a show support for the people of Ukraine.

UK PM Boris Johnson in surprise visit to Ukraine

The UK is to send 120 armored vehicles and new anti-ship missile systems to Ukraine, Downing Street announced Saturday, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid an in-person visit to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.