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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 also refers to citizens of the former British Empire, who settled in the country prior to 1973, and hold neither UK citizenship or nationality.

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Around 695,000 jobs lost since March as unemployment rises [Video]

Around 695,000 jobs lost since March as unemployment rises

Around 695,000 UK workers have been removed from the payrolls of Britishcompanies since March when the coronavirus lockdown began, according toofficial figures. Britain's unemployment rate rose to 4.1%..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published
Britons return home from Greece hours before quarantine deadline [Video]

Britons return home from Greece hours before quarantine deadline

Holidaymakers travel back to the UK from Mykonos to London Heathrow just hoursbefore the Government deadline to have to self-isolate for 14 days comes intoforce. Brits returning from seven Greek..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published
Harry Maguire pleads not guilty in Greek court after Mykonos arrest [Video]

Harry Maguire pleads not guilty in Greek court after Mykonos arrest

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has pleaded not guilty to chargesrelated to an alleged altercation with police on the Greek island of Mykonos.The 27-year-old centre-back was on holiday in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:22Published
Air bridges: Quarantine rules lifted for Britons travelling back from Portugal [Video]

Air bridges: Quarantine rules lifted for Britons travelling back from Portugal

A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, after Portugal is removed from the list.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published
How Britons see arrival of migrants crossing English Channel [Video]

How Britons see arrival of migrants crossing English Channel

As the UK tries to stop migrant arrivals across the English Channel, Al Jazeera asks residents on the coast if they think the situation is under control.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published
Covid-19 pandemic: Britons rush home as France quarantine comes into force [Video]

Covid-19 pandemic: Britons rush home as France quarantine comes into force

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 05:19Published
British home sales hit record after lockdown [Video]

British home sales hit record after lockdown

Britons bought and sold a record number of homes between mid July and early August as pent-up demand from the coronavirus lockdown and a desire to leave London bucked the usual summer slowdown,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published
Britons set for another hot day before severe thunderstorms strike [Video]

Britons set for another hot day before severe thunderstorms strike

Many Britons are set to bask in another hot day, with temperatures in the30Cs. The mercury looks set to reach 35C on Sunday - with Kent, Sussex andparts of London being the most likely to see the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published
UK sizzles as heatwave grips the country [Video]

UK sizzles as heatwave grips the country

Health officials are warning Brits to take extra care as a heatwave grips parts of the country with temperatures potentially hitting above 37 degrees Celsius - making it one of the hottest days of the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:58Published

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