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They’re Calling It the ‘Conga Line Parliament’

They’re Calling It the ‘Conga Line Parliament’

Thanks to social distancing, the line to vote in the British Parliament snaked all over the ancient grounds, stretching over half a mile at its longest point.

A London Home Goes From Georgian to Modern, With a Detour

The owner of an apartment in an 18th-century townhouse thought she was undertaking “an easy conversion.” Then she entered a maze of rules and interpretations.
The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.
The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.
The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.
The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.
The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.
How ‘Quiz,’ a Drama About Coughing, Captivated Lockdown Britain

How ‘Quiz,’ a Drama About Coughing, Captivated Lockdown Britain

The show, about a couple who cheated on a game show, is coming to AMC. It wasn’t just a hit in Britain; it changed attitudes toward one of that country’s strangest crimes.
Byford, Ex-Subway Chief in New York, Will Be London Transport Commissioner

Byford, Ex-Subway Chief in New York, Will Be London Transport Commissioner

Andy Byford, who quit after clashing repeatedly with New York’s governor, was credited with helping revive the subway.
A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

Peter Piot, 71, one of the giants of Ebola and AIDS research, is still battling a coronavirus infection that hit him “like a bus” in March.
A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

Peter Piot, 71, one of the giants of Ebola and AIDS research, is still battling a coronavirus infection that hit him “like a bus” in March.
A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

Peter Piot, 71, one of the giants of Ebola and AIDS research, is still battling a coronavirus infection that hit him “like a bus” in March.
Future of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater Is Threatened by Lockdown

Future of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater Is Threatened by Lockdown

In a letter to Parliament, the theater warned that it was in danger of closing if it did not receive emergency funding from the government to make up for lost revenue.
Future of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater Is Threatened by Lockdown

Future of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater Is Threatened by Lockdown

In a letter to Parliament, the theater warned that it was in danger of closing if it did not receive emergency funding from the government to make up for lost revenue.
Lockdown Threatens Future of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

Lockdown Threatens Future of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

In a letter to Parliament, the theater warned that it was in danger of closing if it did not receive emergency funding from the government to make up for lost revenue.
For Boris Johnson, Parliament Is Becoming a House of Horrors

For Boris Johnson, Parliament Is Becoming a House of Horrors

In a mostly empty chamber, the blustery prime minister is sorely missing the usual whoops and catcalls as he is picked apart by the lawyerly new opposition leader, Keir Starmer.
For Boris Johnson, Parliament Is Becoming a House of Horrors

For Boris Johnson, Parliament Is Becoming a House of Horrors

In a mostly empty chamber, the blustery prime minister is sorely missing the usual whoops and catcalls as he is picked apart by the lawyerly new opposition leader, Keir Starmer.
U.K. Coronavirus Testers Pay Price for a Day of Triumph

U.K. Coronavirus Testers Pay Price for a Day of Triumph

The British government promised 100,000 daily tests by April 30. It delivered. But the frantic push to hit that deadline has left labs scrabbling for supplies just when they need to expand further.
U.K. Coronavirus Testers Pay Price for a Day of Triumph

U.K. Coronavirus Testers Pay Price for a Day of Triumph

The British government promised 100,000 daily tests by April 30. It delivered. But the frantic push to hit that deadline has left labs scrabbling for supplies just when they need to expand further.
If U.K. Schools Reopen, Will the Students Return?

If U.K. Schools Reopen, Will the Students Return?

Schools have remained open for vulnerable children and the children of essential workers, but many parents are too concerned about the spread of the coronavirus to let their children attend.