Monday 5th April:
-Rapid tests to be offered to everyone for home delivery in the UK – Free, rapid twice-weekly Covid-19 tests will be available for everyone in England starting on Friday. You do not need symptoms or reason to request the home tests.
–Boris Johnson announced the go-ahead of lockdown easing – After a speech by the PM, he announced the restrictions will continue to ease with the roadmap staying on track. April 12th will see outdoor beer gardens, non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers, nail salons and libraries re-open.
-Warning as the North could face Covid-19 difficulties ahead – The lockdown easing seems to be going well but warnings have been made that cases still look higher in the North of England and a new variant poses risks.
Tuesday 6th April:
–Paul Ritter passes away aged 54 – The actor who starred in Harry Potter, Chernobyl, The Quantom of Solace has passed away due to a brain tumour, aged just 54. In more recent years, Ritter has been known for his role in Friday Night Dinner. The star passed away peacefully at his home, with his wife and sons by his side.
-Piloting of vaccine passports is the ‘only right thing to do’ – Vaccine minister in the UK has said piloting the vaccine passports is the ‘only right thing to do’ after ethical concerns were raised.
-New research found we are all making tea wrong – Leeds University Professor, Alan Mackie, found we should actually be adding milk into our teacup before we add hot water. This was found after evaluating the compounds…
Wednesday 7th April:
–The body of missing student, Richard Okorogheye is found – The 19-year-old went missing on March 22nd, after struggling throughout the pandemic, as he was shielding due to his diagnosis of Sickle Cell. His body was found in a lake in Epping Forest. The police do not believe a third-paty was involved but his mother demands answers.
-Tiger Woods was driving at ‘excessive speed’ – After a car crash in February left the golfer with back injuries, police have found he was driving at ‘excessive speed’. This is the third time Woods has been ivestigated for a traffic incident.
–Moderna Vaccine rolls out – The first dose of the Moderna Vaccine was given out in the UK today to unpaid carer, Elle Taylor, 24, from Ammanford.
–Britons aged 18-29 to be offered an alternate vaccine to Oxford’s jab – Where possible, the younger generation of Britons will be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine. Matt Hancock has claimed there are plenty of alternatives to go around.
Thursday 8th April:
-6 million Britons are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with 32 million having received their first dose – With over half of the population having received their first dose, and 6 million fully vaccinated, the country storms ahead with the vaccine rollout.
-Covid-19 cases fall by 60% on England – New research and statistics display a fall of 60% of cases in England which suggests vaccine rollout could be ‘breaking the link’ between infections, deaths and hospital admissions.
-Murder suspect arrested after one of the UK’s richest is killed – Millionaire hotelier, Sir Richard Sutton alongside lady were attacked and killed on Wednesday evening. Sutton was decalared dead, and a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Friday 9th April:
-Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passes away – It was announced at midday that the Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Philip had passed away, aged 99. He passed at Windsor Castle, peacefully with his wife, The Queen by his side.
–George Floyd died from ‘oxygen starvation’ – As the George Floyd case continues, a doctor at the trial, Dr Martin Tobin has insisted that even a “healthy person…would have died” from the manhandling. The fentanyl found in Floyd’s toxicology report was ruled out as a cause of death
-Debenhams to briefly reopen – Debenhams will reopen 97 of its stores next week for a closing-down sale. This is for the stores to clear stock before closing for good in May. This is followed after the chain collapsed in December 2020.
-Rapper, DMX passes away aged 50 – The family of rapper, DMX, announced he had passed away following a catastrophic cardiac arrest aged 50. The star was described as a “warrior who fought till the very end”. He is survived by his 15 children and mother.
–International travel could resume as early as May 17th – Grant Shapps, is expected to confirm a “traffic light” system, allowing international travel to potentially restart as soon as next month. However, the BBC says the government cannot yet confirm whether foreign holidays will be allowed to resume on 17 May.