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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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"Let's not blow it now, folks" says PM Johnson [Video]

"Let's not blow it now, folks" says PM Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britons on Friday not to abuse their new found freedoms this weekend when pubs and restaurants reopen for the first time in months, telling people to act responsibly..

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Carbon monoxide ‘could have incapacitated Sydney Seaplanes pilot’ [Video]

Carbon monoxide ‘could have incapacitated Sydney Seaplanes pilot’

The pilot of a plane which plunged into a bay near Sydney killing five Britons may have had his flying ability impaired by carbon monoxide, investigators have said.British businessman Richard Cousins,..

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Confusion over UK 'travel corridor' plans as quarantine exemption list delayed [Video]

Confusion over UK 'travel corridor' plans as quarantine exemption list delayed

The British government is under pressure to clarify plans to exempt arrivals from some countries from quarantine rules and allow Britons to travel abroad.View on euronews

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UK ditches quarantine for low-risk arrivals [Video]

UK ditches quarantine for low-risk arrivals

Britons can start packing their bags, as the country announces it will ease its two-week quarantine rule to let them go on holiday. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Mass round of applause for NHS staff for tenth week running [Video]

Mass round of applause for NHS staff for tenth week running

Britons hold a tenth mass round of applause to show their appreciation for National Health Service (NHS) staff working on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Screen showing Boris Johnson videos parks outside Cummings' home [Video]

Screen showing Boris Johnson videos parks outside Cummings' home

A van with a jumbo screen showing videos of Boris Johnson's coronavirus warnings was parked outside Dominic Cummings' home in Islington, London on Sunday.

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Green-fingered Britons turn to gardening during lockdown [Video]

Green-fingered Britons turn to gardening during lockdown

Lockdown has seen a surge in interest in gardening, according to a survey, with around a million people in Britain joining Facebook gardening groups since March. The Opinion Matters survey found 45% of..

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Locked-down Brits in need of a haircut can just get one in Paris [Video]

Locked-down Brits in need of a haircut can just get one in Paris

Would you travel 450 km for a haircut? Our reporter hopped onto the Eurostar to get his locks pruned. Et voilà!View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:19Published
England lockdown eases amid fears for low-skilled, BAME employees [Video]

England lockdown eases amid fears for low-skilled, BAME employees

Some Britons urged to return to work if they are unable to do jobs remotely as signs of sharp economic malaise emerge.

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Britons clap their support for health workers

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Johnson tells Britons to 'Stay Alert' as lockdown easing starts

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Britons' anxiety doubles after COVID-19 lockdown

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Britons fear leaving homes even if lockdown lifted, poll shows

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Newly recovered UK leader Johnson joins applause for coronavirus carers

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UK PM Johnson thanks Britons for abiding by lockdown on return to work

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