UK leader touts local virus rules but pubs are in distress
Members of Parliament will vote later Tuesday on the proposed tier system as the country prepares to come out of lockdown. But pubs and restaurants face strict limits in Tier 2 and closure in the topmost Tier 3. Other parts of the U.K. — Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — are all following their own local restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. Pubs in Tier 2 areas can open and serve alcohol but only alongside a “substantial meal.” Ministers have given mixed messages about whether a Scotch egg fits the bill. The measures are likely to be approved, despite the opposition, because the main opposition Labour Party says it will abstain rather than vote against them.
UK urges US to return diplomat's wife who left after fatal crash
The United Kingdom has urged the return of an American diplomat's spouse who left the country while a suspect in a fatal traffic collision. Northamptonshire Police Superintendent Sarah Johnson said in a statement on Saturday that a 42-year-old American woman "being treated as a suspect in our investigation into a fatal road traffic collision... has left the country." Harry Dunn, 19, died in the accident while riding his motorbike, according to a statement from his family. Unfortunately, we were latterly advised that the waiver had been declined and that the suspect had left the UK." She added that the suspect "must return to the UK to face justice."