The latest from England
WTX News brings you all the latest stories – politics, crime, breaking news, sports, arts and entertainment, business – from all regions in England, local and national. On social media we’re dedicated to delivering reliable and fast news in its simplest form – we engage with our readers on all the biggest stories and the latest from England.
Is England a country?
England has a strong political, economic, and cultural legacy. England has a strong sporting heritage and is widely considered the birthplace of modern sport. Sports that originated in England include association football (sometimes called soccer), cricket, rugby union, rugby league, tennis, boxing, badminton, squash, rounders, hockey, snooker, billiards, darts, table tennis, bowls, netball, horse racing. The country helped develop golf, sailing and Formula One.
The England national football team has represented England in international football since the first international match in 1872.
England football team
England is the joint oldest national team in football. It played in the world’s first international football match in 1872, against Scotland. England’s home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and its training headquarters is St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent. The team’s manager is Gareth Southgate.
Is England a safe country?
The UK is a relatively safe place but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise caution. Overall crime in the UK is low. But petty crimes such as pickpocketing, car theft and street robberies do happen. As long as you use common sense and don’t take risks you wouldn’t at home your trip should be trouble-free.
England, UK, Great Britain – understanding the difference
At WTX News we’ll bring you the latest news from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – as well as news from around the world. Get to know Great Britain and how to use the terms United Kingdom (UK), Great Britain (Britain) and England.
England and the UK have plenty of national newspapers – both in print and online – that are left and right-leaning. The Guardian is the UK’s most trusted newspaper – it is politically left-wing, the Independent, the I are other left-wing papers. The Daily Mirror is a left-wing British tabloid.
Newspapers such as the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Daily Telegraph are right-wing papers. Tabloids such as the Daily Mail and the Sun are two of the most untrustworthy papers, they are gossip papers and cover heavily the entertainment news.
At WTX News – our news briefing service – brings you the biggest stories from the UK’s national and regional newspapers – that are both politically left, right and centre – so you can compare the headlines and decide who to trust.
Is England and UK the same?
England is a country within the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
The United Kingdom (UK)
How many countries are in the UK?
Four – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain (also known as ‘Britain’)
Great Britain is not a country; it’s a landmass. It is known as ‘Great’ because it is the largest island in the British Isles, and houses the countries of England, Scotland and Wales within its shores.
Is Britain and United Kingdom the same?
Britain is a landmass that houses England, Scotland and Wales within its shores. The UK is short for The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The British Isles
The British Isles is the name of a group of islands situated off the northwestern corner of mainland Europe. It is made up of Great Britain, Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Isles of Scilly, The Channel Islands (including Guernsey, Jersey, Sark and Alderney), as well as over 6,000 other smaller islands.
Just like Wales and Scotland, England is commonly referred to as a country but it is not a sovereign state. It is the largest country within the United Kingdom both by landmass and population and its capital London also happens to be the capital of the UK.
A quick summary of England, the UK and Great Britain
- The UK – a sovereign state that includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Great Britain – an island situated off the northwest coast of Europe.
- British Isles – a collection of over 6,000 islands, of which Great Britain is the largest.
- England – a country within the UK.