A national emergency is declared in the United Kingdom, with the first ever red alert for extreme heat being issued by the Met Office, ahead of a heat wave which is now expected to break temperature records in the British Isles.
The Cabinet Office announces that eight British towns will become cities as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. The new cities are Milton Keynes, Colchester, and Doncaster in England, Dunfermline in Scotland, Wrexham in Wales, and Bangor in Northern Ireland, as well as Stanley, Falkland Islands, and Douglas, Isle of Man, which become the first towns in the British Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies, respectively, to receive city status.
The Met Office issues travel warnings for parts of Wales, Scotland and England as Storm Doris, described as a “weather bomb”, brings gales, heavy rain and snow to the United Kingdom. At least one person is killed.
Tata Steel is to cut 1,050 jobs in the United Kingdom, with the majority going in South Wales. The Indian multinational steel-making company announced there will be 750 job losses at its Port Talbot Steelworks in Port Talbot, Wales while another 300 jobs will go at its plants in Corby and Hartlepool in England.
As many as 400,000 public sector workers in the United Kingdom resolve to stage a 24-hour mass strike in protest against planned pension cuts. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-uk-18010526 (BBC)] [http:--www.scotsman.com-news-workers-strike-over-pension-reform-1-2285112 ("The Scotsman")]date=July 2019 More than 30,000 police officers from across the UK protest against police reforms, budget cuts and pay cuts in the biggest demonstration by police officers ever held in England and Wales. [http:--www.guardian.co.uk-uk-2012-may-10-police-officers-march-cuts ("The Guardian")]As many as 400,000 public sector workers in the United Kingdom resolve to stage a 24-hour mass strike in protest against planned pension cuts. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-uk-18010526 (BBC)] [http:--www.scotsman.com-news-workers-strike-over-pension-reform-1-2285112 ("The Scotsman")]date=July 2019
United Kingdom - Sarah's Law, a scheme which allows parents to check if someone with access to their children is a sex offender, will be extended to cover the whole of England and Wales by Spring 2011 after proving successful in four pilot areas.
The British–Irish Council meets in Guernsey, with those attending including Taoiseach Brian Cowen, Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson, Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales, and the Chief Ministers of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.