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Mikey Poulli: The Blind Cypriot Boy Who Stunned England’s Football World

Blindness can't stop 10-year-old Greek Cypriot Mikey Poulli, who lives in London, from pursuing his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. After his parents took him for a routine eye exam when he was just six years of age,...

Greek Orthodox Churches in Britain to Close Due to Lockdown

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain announced on Saturday that all its churches will close across the country. This comes as a result of the new national lockdown imposed in England and the rest of the nations...

Brexit: The Changes Greek Citizens Need to Be Aware of From January 1

As the transition period of Brexit ends on December 31, 2020, millions of Europeans, among which thousands of Greek citizens who live in Britain, should get ready for the new reality of January 1, 2021. London and Brussels managed to...

EU and UK Agree on Brexit Trade Deal

A historic deal on the UK’s future trading and security relationship with the European Union has been struck on Christmas Eve, a week before the end of the Brexit transition period. The European Commission president Von der Leyen said at...

New Corona Variant: How Dangerous is it? What Does it Mean for the Vaccine?

As European Union officials meet on Monday to discuss a coordinated response to a new, even more infectious coronavirus variant in the UK, which has led many countries to impose travel bans, an expert in the evolution of pathogens...

EU Counties Ban UK Flights Over New Variant of Coronavirus

Several European countries placed new restrictions on travel to and from the United Kingdom on Sunday due to concern over a new strain of the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly there. The Netherlands banned passenger flights from the UK until...

Greek Restaurant “The Athenian” Named Best in the United Kingdom

The Greek street food restaurant "The Athenian" has been awarded the title of Best Restaurant in the UK by food delivery giant Deliveroo at the Deliveroo Restaurant Awards, held virtually on Monday. Founded by Efthymios Vasilakis and Neofytos Christodoulou, born...

British Woman Becomes First in the World to Receive Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

A 90-year-old woman from Northern Ireland has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine outside trial conditions. Margaret Keenan said she felt "so privileged" to receive the shot at University Hospital, Coventry. The UK will...

Breathtaking Monuments of London’s Iconic Greek Cemetery Under Restoration

In an attempt to protect and maintain the iconic monuments in the Greek Orthodox section of London's historic West Norwood Cemetery, the many sculptural masterpieces there are set to undergo a massive restoration campaign. The effort to maintain the Greek...

UK Becomes the First Country in the World to Approve Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. British regulator MHRA, says the shot, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe for roll out beginning...