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A funeral attended by around 250 people in Blackburn has led to renewed warnings that the town is heading for a local lockdown.

A large fire that broke out at Bournemouth beach in front of hundreds of sunbathers was started by cooking, emergency services said.

The UK has secured early access to 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses through partnerships with pharmaceutical companies.

The foreign secretary has said he is “absolutely confident” Russian spies are trying to sabotage or steal UK scientists’ coronavirus vaccine research, calling the action “outrageous and reprehensible”.

Councils in England now have extra powers to impose shutdowns if clusters of coronavirus appear – but central government will step in if local authorities don’t go far enough or act fast enough, Grant Shapps has told Sky News.

Councils across England have been given fresh powers to shut down shops and cancel events in a move aimed at preventing local lockdowns.

Councils across England have been given fresh powers to shut down shops and cancel events in a move aimed at preventing local lockdowns.

A 26-year-old man has been jailed for the “ferocious” killing of his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend and their baby during a jealous rage.

Local councils will be able to shut down businesses and cancel events and government ministers will be able to restrict travel to and from certain areas under new powers.

The statue of a Black Lives Matter protester has been taken down after it was secretly installed to replace the monument of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol.




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