United Kingdom - Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announces that a referendum on introducing the alternative vote system for national elections will be held on 5 May 2011.
China temporarily bans travellers arriving from many countries including Belgium, France, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom due to concerns over the growing spread of COVID-19 in those countries.
Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom receives an honorary BAFTA award for her support of British film and television and she is honored as the "most memorable Bond girl" for her appearance at the 2012 London Olympics.
In a BBC interview British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg promises that the Liberal Democtrats will be "a moderating influence" on the Conservatives and will block planned reforms of the National Health Service unless changes are made to them.
In the United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne of Liberal Democrats threatens legal action over "untruths" told by Conservatives opposed to the Alternative Vote system as the country prepares to vote on the issue.
Pakistani intelligence officials cancel a planned visit to the United Kingdom after British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Pakistan to avoid links with groups that "promote the export of terror". However, a visit by President Asif Ali Zardari will go ahead.