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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 nor nationality.


F1 preview: A lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix [Video]

F1 preview: A lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix

Facts and figures ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton driveshis first race as a seven-time world champion. The Briton secured his latesttitle with a win at a rain-soaked Turkish Grand..

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No 'normal' UK Christmas, finance minister warns [Video]

No 'normal' UK Christmas, finance minister warns

Britons will not be able to enjoy a "normal Christmas" this year due to a second wave of COVID-19, Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday (November 22).

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London and Bristol buildings lit up for those left 'in the dark' by pandemic [Video]

London and Bristol buildings lit up for those left 'in the dark' by pandemic

Mastercard shone a light on digital and financial exclusion by lighting uptower blocks in London and Bristol. The buildings were lit up for 19 minutes40 seconds, to represent the 19.4 million Britons..

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Last drinks for Brits as lockdown takes effect [Video]

Last drinks for Brits as lockdown takes effect

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Britons hit the town ahead of second lockdown [Video]

Britons hit the town ahead of second lockdown

People all over the country have made the most of their final night of freedombefore the nation's second national lockdown comes into force. Restaurants andbars from London to Leeds were packed out on..

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Specially decorated Black History Month postboxes to honour black Britons [Video]

Specially decorated Black History Month postboxes to honour black Britons

Some of the nation’s landmark red postboxes have been painted black to honourblack Britons past and present, including Sir Lenny Henry and nursing pioneerMary Seacole. Royal Mail said four postboxes..

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WHO strongly rejects 'unfounded' Mike Pompeo allegations

US secretary of state claimed head of WHO 'bought' out by China in deal that later led to 'dead Britons'
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