Renée Filippone

Renée is a CBC correspondent based in London, U.K. She has spent a decade with the organization in a number of roles, including senior business reporter, weekend news anchor, television and radio reporter, associate producer, program director and others.

Latest from Renée Filippone

Surge in variant cases prompts calls for delayed reopening in U.K.

COVID-19 cases in the U.K. have been climbing steadily since the appearance of the coronavirus variant originally found in India, known as delta or B.1.617.2. Communities with outbreaks have launched mass coronavirus testing and stepped up vaccination campaigns, but experts are urging a delay in the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, expected June 21.

From repurposing empty offices to a month-long street party: London mayoral candidates tout post-COVID plans

Twenty candidates are running for mayor of London in this Thursday's election, each offering their own particular spin on how they'll revive the U.K.'s biggest city post-pandemic.

Battling vaccine misinformation, mistrust and systemic failure in Britain's minority communities

Turning places of worship into mass vaccinations centers and reaching out on TikTok: How groups in the U.K. are working to increase the vaccine rates in the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Migrants are crossing English Channel in record numbers this year — to a mixed reception

Nearly 8,000 people have arrived on U.K. shores this year, crossing the English Channel by boat — four times the number in 2019, when about 10 people died. The increased numbers have created issues for housing while the migrants wait for their asylum claims to be processed.

A return to a restricted life: How England is dealing with a COVID-19 surge

New lockdown restrictions are being imposed in parts of the U.K. as coronavirus cases rise, but there is concern the new strategy won't have the intended consequences and doesn't go nearly far enough. 
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No masks, no distancing: Schools in Denmark defy COVID-19 — with success so far

Students in Denmark were some of the first in the world to head back to school after COVID-19 lockdowns. Countries around the world, including Canada, have looked at the Danish model in designing their own school plans.

COVID-19 comes to Coronation Street: How the world's longest-running soap is dealing with a global pandemic

COVID-19 has been a difficult reality for months now, yet it's rarely reflected on television, aside from news programs. But now the virus has finally hit Coronation Street, the world's longest-running soap opera.

Socialite to alleged sex trafficker: Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?

On the cover of tabloid magazines and invited to the biggest events in Britain, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was part of high society. Now she's charged with helping to recruit three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died last year.

A Royal return: What's in store for the monarchy after months in isolation?

For months, the Royal Family have traded in handshakes for hashtags during the pandemic lockdown in the U.K. But questions are being raised about the Queen's future on the throne after a long stretch out of the public eye.
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Milan at a standstill: Life in a city when coronavirus fears take over

Life in Milan is at a standstill under tight restrictions to deal with Italy's coronavirus outbreak, which looms just outside the city's borders. But residents talk more about their concerns for the economy than their health.

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