Rory Challands

Rory Challands

Rory Challands is a journalist based in London who has experience working for some of the UK's most respected broadcasters.

Asia Pacific

China-UK relations suffer over Hong Kong and Huawei

China also accuses the UK of interfering in Chinese internal affairs.

China-UK relations suffer over Hong Kong and Huawei

Europe

UK eases lockdown: Crowds and queues as hospitality venues open

Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and hotels have opened in England for the first time since late March.

UK eases lockdown: Crowds and queues as hospitality venues open

Europe

England requires no quarantine for travellers from 59 countries

Scotland and Wales will not be pressured into following England's lead for now.

England requires no quarantine for travellers from 59 countries

Europe

Coronavirus: UK emergency housing funding running out

When COVID-19 erupted, the UK government told local authorities to find rooms for the homeless and people in shelters.

Coronavirus: UK emergency housing funding running out

Europe

England's schools to reopen as coronavirus curbs ease

More than half of parents surveyed say they would not send children back to school.

England's schools to reopen as coronavirus curbs ease

Europe

In the UK, popular beaches are still mostly empty

Restrictions are being partially lifted in England, but confusion and worry reign.

In the UK, popular beaches are still mostly empty

Europe

Cycling lanes: Europe rethinks public transport as cities reopen

Why European governments think cycling is part of the solution as they lift lockdowns.

Cycling lanes: Europe rethinks public transport as cities reopen

Europe

100 laps before he turns 100: How to raise $25m for the NHS

WWII veteran Tom Moore's fundraiser captured imaginations and brought in over $25m for the UK National Health Service.

100 laps before he turns 100: How to raise $25m for the NHS

Europe

UK to invest in weather supercomputer amid huge flood threats

Hundreds of flood warnings remain in place across the UK after some areas recorded the highest water levels in 40 years.

UK to invest in weather supercomputer amid huge flood threats

Europe

Cyprus struggling with influx of refugees

Some believe the country is deliberately making life unpleasant to discourage others from arriving.

Cyprus struggling with influx of refugees

Europe

Cyprus gas dispute: Island divided over resource control

Turkey's gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean raises concern among neighbours Greece and Cyprus.

Cyprus gas dispute: Island divided over resource control

Europe

Storms Elsa, Fabien wreck parts of Western Europe

Widespread destruction across Spain, Portugal, France as continent braces for more bad weather

Storms Elsa, Fabien wreck parts of Western Europe