52-year-old Andrew Pugh thought he was a "hero" for not getting vaccinated, but now says other people "don't want to end up like me" after he was admitted to intensive care.
Saja Ali, from northwestern England, said getting COVID "really, really bad" changed her mind about getting vaccinated.
A spokesman for the prime minister said the U.K.'s current COVID-19 restrictions are sufficient despite positive cases and hospitalization numbers spiking.
November was the busiest month for English Channel crossings, with 6,869 people making the voyage. On November 11 alone, 1,185 people crossed using 33 boats.
The five powers, who also are permanent members of the UN Security Council, recommitted to never targeting other states with nuclear weapons
The prime minister urged people to follow current protocols, including wearing face coverings and providing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that while he doesn't like requiring masks for students, "we won't keep them on a day more than is necessary."
"In short, we panicked," wrote the infectious disease expert in his new book.
Officials are uncertain whether the hospitals will need so many extra beds, but wanted to make sure they were in place just in case.
Support for the U.K.'s withdrawal from the European Union is dropping among those who favored the exit.
Five years after a police constable used his stun gun and kicked Dalian Atkinson, resulting in his death, the new police chief apologized to Atkinson's family.
Jaswant Singh Chail said he planned to kill the Queen in response to the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in India.
The judgment of the legal case said the publishing of a letter sent by Meghan Markle to her father "interfered with that reasonable expectation" to privacy.
Police said "security processes were triggered within moments" of the man intruding on the castle grounds.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that Omicron is the city's "dominant variant" of coronavirus.
Hospitality and leisure businesses will be able to receive grants worth up to 6,000 pounds, or nearly $8,000 in USD.
After Princess Haya fled to the U.K., terrified of husband Sheikh Mohammed, a court ruled he would have to pay her and their children 550 million pounds.
The British government is struggling with fallout from Christmas parties that allegedly violated COVID-19 rules.
"Delighted to have perpetrated the most complained about moment on UK TV for 2021," Morgan tweeted.
A French humanitarian group sued several rescue groups for their failure to save more lives when a migrant boat capsized in the English Channel.
President Joe Biden and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have warned of the impact the Omicron variant will have on the unvaccinated and the rest of society.
Train company Eurostar's tickets sold out after France announced on Thursday that it would restrict travel to and from the U.K.
A U.K. scientist has said that people who catch Omicron seem likely to have cold-like symptoms.
France announced that travelers from the U.K. would have to provide a negative COVID-19 test less than a day old and quarantine for 2 days to enter the country.
France plans to introduce new restrictions on travelers from the U.K. and on non-French residents to slow the spread of the highly transmissible new variant.
Opposition support was able to successfully pass Johnson's measure, which requires people to show vaccine passports to enter nightclubs and other venues.