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.
The new mandates were economically damaging and limited individual freedoms, argued many Conservatives legislators, with one calling them "a slippery slope."
French authorities identified 26 people who died when a migrant boat sank between France and the U.K. last month.
The medic criticized restrictions in response to Omicron, but her comments have been dismissed as "the most dangerous kind of message" and "utter rubbish."
Caregiver Chloe Girardier was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma five months after first seeking medical help.
According to U.S. intelligence officials, Russia moved 70,000 troops close to Ukraine's border and is readying for a potential invasion early next year.
Boris Johnson set a December 31 goal to get a booster shot to eligible England residents, adding that the rest of the U.K. should speed up its rollout, too.
Florida has been the subject of some of the United States' most devastating COVID-19 waves over the course of the pandemic.
Acacia Surridge-Hill was eventually diagnosed with a diffuse midline glioma—a rare and aggressive form of cancer.