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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: ONE YEAR ON & HOLIDAY TRAVEL BAN

 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer are amongst those marking the anniversary of the UK's lockdown, in the fight against coronavirus.

A minute's silence was held at midday, as the death toll from covid across the UK nears one hundred and fifty thousand.

Foreign holidays will be banned until the end of June under new laws set to be approved by MPs. Anyone attempting to leave the country from Monday will face a fine of up to five thousand pounds - with ministers reiterating concerns around the impact on the UK of a third covid wave across Europe.

Research from Barclaycard reveals the habits we could continue post-pandemic. Online supermarket spend surged by 115.2 per cent in February 2021 v February 2020, whilst support for independent businesses soared, by over two thirds.


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