Monday 29th March:
–Covid restrictions lowered in the UK – Relaxation of the rules begins today with groups of up to six, or two households, now being able to meet in private gardens. Stay-at-home rules have also been relaxed.
–Bailout plea refused for Liberty Steel – A request for £170m was made to support the struggling metals organisation. The request has been turned down by the government.
–Ever Given has been freed from the shoreline – The shipping vessel has been blocking the Suez Canal for over a week, creating catastrophic queues. The course has been corrected by 80% and efforts to move the boat are to be resumed today.
–Barack Obama’s grandmother has died, aged 99 – Sarah Obama has died at at a hospital in the western town of Kisumu in Kenya.
–George Floyd death: Trial begins – The officer accused of killing Floyd, Derek Chauvin has started and is expected to last for a month.
Tuesday 30th March:
–Sir Lenny leads open letter Black Britons to get the Covid-19 Jab – Other stars that have signed the open letter include KSI, Thandie Newton and Malorie Blackman. The letter comes as vaccine statistics show that only 58.8% of people identifying as Black African are getting the jab.
–Two beavers have been released into valley for first time in 400 years – The pair are the first of a group of six beavers to be released into the valley. They have been released by the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust.
–Quarantine introduced for EU travellers into Italy – Travellers arriving into Italy from European countries must now quarantine for a mandatory period of five days.
–Nike sues MSCHF over ‘Satan shoes’ – The Brooklyn art collective and Lil Nas X collaborated together to create the design. The lawsuit comes as the brand used a pair of Nike Air Max 97s for the base of their product, this can evidently be seen in the tick logo. They are also under scrutiny for using a drop of human blood in the bubble of each shoe.
Wednesday 31st March:
–Today marks the end of shielding for millions – This is the last day that the millions of the most clinically vulnerable people will have to shield.
–The Queen makes her first public appearance of 2021 – She visited Runnymede in Surrey to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Airforce.
–Minimum wage rises for two million workers – From Thursday, The National Living Wage will increase by 2.2%, from £8.72 to £8.91. The biggest change is that 23 and 24 year-olds will now be included in the higher rate that was previously only available to over-25s.
–France set for a third lockdown – President Emmanuel Macron has announced new national restrictions to fight against rising Covid cases.
Thursday 1st April:
–Microsoft make deal with US Army on AR Goggles – They are set to provide 120,000 headsets for the army, based on a 10-year deal, worth $21.9bn.
–Free legal advice in UK for sexual offence victims – According to the Department of Justice, the scheme will be the first of its kind in the UK.
–Myanmar issues result in in ‘more than 40 children killed‘ – The youngest victim was a six-year-old. It has been described as a “nightmare situation” by Save The Children.
–All over-50s to have been offered Covid-19 jab in Wales by Sunday – Wales will be the first UK nation to hit the milestone, according to the Welsh government.
–Rave in Manchester city centre sees hundreds in attendance – A councillor said that the people that attended the illegal event are “letting Manchester down”.
Friday 2nd April:
–Alex Salmond to create a new political party. The former SNP leader will take this party into the Scottish election.
–Police officer killed in US Capitol attack – The attack in Washington saw one officer killed and another injured. The suspect was shot seas at the scene.
–UK ticket-holder wins Euromillions jackpot – £122m jackpot has been received by a UK resident, the fifth biggest National Lottery win ever.
–Seven UK clotting deaths after AstraZeneca vaccine – In total, 30 out of 18 million people that were vaccinated by 24th March died of these clots.