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British people: Citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, British Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies, and their descendants
The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territories, and the Crown dependencies. British nationality law governs modern British citizenship and nationality, which can be acquired, for instance, by descent from British nationals. When used in a historical context, "British" or "Britons" can refer to the Celtic Britons, the indigenous inhabitants of Great Britain and Brittany, whose surviving members are the modern Welsh people, Cornish people, and Bretons. It may also refer to citizens of the former British Empire.

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'We'll Meet Again': Queen Elizabeth Spirit [Video]

'We'll Meet Again': Queen Elizabeth Spirit

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth told the British people on Sunday that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in the face of lockdown and self-isolation, invoking the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published
Repatriation flights from Peru arrive in UK [Video]

Repatriation flights from Peru arrive in UK

Two more flights carrying British citizens home from Peru have landed at Gatwick Airport. The British Airways flights took off from Lima on Monday evening and arrived safely in the UK on Tuesday..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published
Thornberry calls for military support to get Britons home [Video]

Thornberry calls for military support to get Britons home

Emily Thornberry has criticised the Government’s new arrangement with airlines to carry stranded British citizens to the UK. Under the arrangement, airlines are responsible for bringing passengers..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:14Published
Government and airlines to bring Britons home [Video]

Government and airlines to bring Britons home

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announces a “new arrangement between the Government and airlines to fly home tens of thousands of stranded British travellers where commercial flights are no longer..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:57Published
Coronavirus: Charter flights to help stranded Britons get home [Video]

Coronavirus: Charter flights to help stranded Britons get home

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said “tens of thousands” of stranded British travellers would be flown home under a new partnership between the Government and airlines. Speaking at the Downing..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published
UK officials say lockdown may last six months [Video]

UK officials say lockdown may last six months

UK officials said on Sunday (March 29) that Britons may be subject to some form of lockdown measures for six months or even longer. Gloria Tso reports.

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UK plans to compensate self-employed workers due to virus hit [Video]

UK plans to compensate self-employed workers due to virus hit

Hundreds of thousands of Britons respond to government's call for front-line volunteers to fight coronavirus spread.

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Applause, UK landmarks lit in blue to celebrate NHS [Video]

Applause, UK landmarks lit in blue to celebrate NHS

Britons take part in mass round of applause and landmarks are lit in blue to show appreciation for National Health Service (NHS) staff working on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak.

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When can I go outdoors during the lockdown? [Video]

When can I go outdoors during the lockdown?

As Britons grow accustomed to spending the majority of their time indoors in efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, many have been left asking: “In what circumstances can I go outside?” Here..

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Raab challenged over British citizens stranded abroad [Video]

Raab challenged over British citizens stranded abroad

Former immigration minister Caroline Nokes has challenged foreign secretary Dominic Raab on the efforts being made by the Foreign Office to repatriate Britons stranded abroad because of Covid-19. It..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:41Published
A bird's eye view of London in lockdown [Video]

A bird's eye view of London in lockdown

Britain awoke to a virtual lockdown on Tuesday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered people to stay at home, shops to close and an end to all social gatherings to halt the spread of coronavirus.

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'You must stay home:' UK PM Johnson [Video]

'You must stay home:' UK PM Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered Britons to stay at home to try to halt the spread of coronavirus, closing non-essential shops, telling people not to meet with friends or family and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published
UK locks down 66 million people to slow spread of coronavirus [Video]

UK locks down 66 million people to slow spread of coronavirus

Britons must remain home where possible, says prime minister, as he warns police will fine anyone caught flouting rules.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:42Published
Vera Lynn releases new video on 103rd birthday [Video]

Vera Lynn releases new video on 103rd birthday

Vera Lynn, who entertained British troops during World War Two with songs that captured a longing for home and peace, turns 103.

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British Artist Reveals Coronavirus Glass Sculpture [Video]

British Artist Reveals Coronavirus Glass Sculpture

This is a glass sculpture showing the structure of coronavirus. Measuring 23cm (9 inches) in diameter, it is 1 million times larger than the actual virus. Created by internationally-renowned British..

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Britons on board Covid-19-infected cruise ship fly back from Cuba [Video]

Britons on board Covid-19-infected cruise ship fly back from Cuba

British passengers have touched down in Heathrow after being stuck on a Covid-19-stricken cruise ship in Cuba. Those who have been isolated on board the Braemar cruise ship, operated by Fred Olsen..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published
Dominic Raab updates MPs on repatriation efforts [Video]

Dominic Raab updates MPs on repatriation efforts

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has updated the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on the Foreign Office's plan to repatriate British citizens abroad amid the Covid-19 outbreak following advice for..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:50Published
Dominic Raab gives sense of scale facing Foreign Office from Covid-19 [Video]

Dominic Raab gives sense of scale facing Foreign Office from Covid-19

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gives a sense of the scale of the challenge ahead for the Foreign Office in helping Britons abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic. He advises Britons abroad to "think very..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published
Britons among hundreds stranded in Panama after ‘tribal’ festival [Video]

Britons among hundreds stranded in Panama after ‘tribal’ festival

Between 400 and 500 foreigners are stranded in Panama after a festival ended with many of them being quarantined at the concert site. Some of those stranded are from the UK. James Baker, an organiser..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published
Coronavirus: Britons advised against non-essential foreign travel [Video]

Coronavirus: Britons advised against non-essential foreign travel

Britons have been advised against non-essential travel to anywhere in the world as the coronavirus crisis closed borders around the globe. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the fast-paced nature of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published
Elderly Britons May Be In Self-Isolation For Four Months [Video]

Elderly Britons May Be In Self-Isolation For Four Months

Britain has taken a distinctly different approach to tackling coronavirus from European countries such as Italy, Spain and France. The latter have imposed stringent lockdowns to try to slow the spread..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published
'Buy what you need', urges UK health secretary [Video]

'Buy what you need', urges UK health secretary

Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the UK government will have the power to force people to isolate if necessary, and urged Britons to avoid panic buying because "there's an impact on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Over a fifth of Brits fear an alien invasion [Video]

Over a fifth of Brits fear an alien invasion

More than a fifth of Brits say they fear for their futures in the event of an alien invasion.

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