NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Millions of covid jabs to be brought forward & surge in demand for UK staycations
Ten million Brits could have their second covid-19 jab brought forward, as the government battles to slow the spread of the new Indian variant.
Figures show cases of the variant have more than doubled in a week. Indoor mixing will still go ahead as planned, despite calls from scientists for it to be postponed.
The Duke of Sussex has said he wants to "break the cycle" of the "pain and suffering" of his upbringing with his own children. Speaking on the Armchair Expert Podcast, Prince Harry explained he was not "pointing the finger" at anybody. Harry and Meghan are expecting their second child.
Results from firm Airbnb suggests a sharp interest in staycations following the UK's lockdown roadmap. The site reported a 52% surge in first quarter reservations, with interest in 'non-urban' UK destinations said to have led to the surge.
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