Monday 12th April:
–Pubs and shops have reopened, people still have to abide by social distancing rules.
–Joseph Siravo, the US actor, died aged 64. The actor starred as Johnny in The Sopranos, as well as the musical Jersey Boys.
–France may ban short-haul flights. This is a way for them to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
–David Cameron has his day on the lobbying situation. The former British Prime Minister has said that there are lessons to be learnt from his actions.
–Madrid officials suspend animal testing. Undercover footage has been discovered of animal cruelty at a facility.
Tuesday 13th April:
–Macaulay Culkin names his first child. Along with his partner, Brenda Song, they have called their son, Dakota.
–James Maddison may risk punishment. The Leicester footballer was seen breaching Covid rules by attending a party. Footballer, such as Gareth Southgate has called for discipline when it comes to situations like this.
–Man carried an axe near Buckingham Palace. The man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying a weapon.
–Scotland’s quick recovery from Covid. Nicola Sturgeon is lifting restrictions earlier, such as meet-ups for larger groups.
Wednesday 14th April:
–The Queen executes her first royal duty. It has been her first one since her husband, HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away.
–The UK needs to plant more trees. Whilst woodland cover has increased, according to the Climate Change Committee, the UK needs to 2 billion trees by 2050.
–Second wave takes over India. This new variant is said to spread faster and has caused India’s Covid cases to rapidly increase.
–2021 Census issue. People who have already completed the census are getting letters threatening to fine them. The Office for National Statistics has told people to ignore it if they have already finished their census.
Thursday 15th April:
–The world’s habitats are in decline. A study has shown that only 3% of the world’s habitats are healthy and undisturbed.
–New variant found in the UK. Known as B.1.617, it was first found in India and there are now some cases in the UK.
–M&S sues Aldi. This comes as Aldi released a caterpillar cake that looks similar to M&S’s Colin the Caterpillar cake.
–Cat owners may face fines of £500. That is only if they do not microchip their cat. This is a result of pet theft, in which the UK has seen numbers of stolen pets soar.
Friday 16th April:
–Helen McCrory died, age 52. The actress was best known for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter, as well as Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders. Her husband, Damian Lewis, tweeted she: “died peacefully at home.”
–Pregnant women can be the vaccine. This comes as US research found that 90,000 women had the jab with no safety concerns.
–John Dawes died, age 80. The rugby sportsman played for England, Wales and Ireland.
–The Oscars may be in trouble. For years, the Oscars’ viewers have been decreasing, what does this mean for the future of the awards show?