Prince William has enjoyed a pint at his local pub and asked the landlords if they are worried about people “getting a bit out of hand”, as bars and restaurants prepare to reopen for the first time in three months. https://news.sky.com/story/prince-william-enjoys-pint-of-cider-at-his-local-as-pubs-across-england-prepare-to-reopen-12020716#:~:text=Prince%20William%20has%20enjoyed%20a,first%20time%20in%20three%20months.
People returning to England after trips to Spain, France, Italy and Germany will no longer have to self-isolate from 10 July.
Thunderstorms and torrential rain are set to sweep across the UK, bringing an abrupt end to a week of baking hot weather. https://news.sky.com/story/uk-weather-thunderstorms-and-torrential-rain-bring-abrupt-end-to-heatwave-12015054
Boris Johnson will announce on Tuesday which sectors of England’s economy can reopen from 4 July – and he is expected to set out a reduction in the two-metre social distancing rule. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-boris-johnson-set-to-reveal-further-reopening-of-economy-on-tuesday-12012248
One of the most famous episodes of 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers has been removed from a streaming service because it has “racial slurs”. https://news.sky.com/story/fawlty-towers-episode-pulled-from-streaming-service-due-to-racial-slurs-12005118
Workers have boarded up a statue of Sir Winston Churchill and the Cenotaph in central London ahead of weekend protests. https://news.sky.com/story/guys-and-st-thomas-hospitals-to-remove-statues-linked-to-slavery-after-protests-12005037
Two Formula One races will go ahead at Silverstone this summer, with teams being given an exemption from the 14-day quarantine period for international arrivals. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-formula-one-given-go-ahead-at-silverstone-as-quarantine-exemption-made-for-international-teams-11998337
Michael Angelis, who was best known for narrating Thomas The Tank Engine series Thomas And Friends, has died at the age of 68, his agent said. https://news.sky.com/story/michael-angelis-thomas-the-tank-engine-narrator-and-auf-wiedersehen-pet-star-dies-11997794
Boris Johnson is easing more lockdown rules, this time allowing those vulnerable to coronavirus who are shielding to leave home and go outdoors. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-more-than-2-million-vulnerable-shielders-will-be-allowed-to-meet-loved-ones-from-monday-11997783
Emily Maitlis was notably absent from her role as Newsnight’s presenter on Wednesday after the BBC ruled the programme breached impartiality rules over its Dominic Cummings coverage. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-emily-maitlis-misses-newsnight-after-bbc-rules-cummings-coverage-breached-impartiality-rules-11995970