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Knifeman is shot dead by police after stabbing female officer to death

President Emmanuel Macron said that France would never give in to “Islamist terrorism”

UK

Mark Drakeford says UK is ‘no longer in a pandemic’

The Welsh First Minister said the public would still need to make sure “the current progress is not reversed”.
UK

AstraZeneca jab guidance change for under-30s has not caused hesitancy – study

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has said there is a possible link between the vaccine and ‘extremely rare’ blood clots.
UK

Royal Navy keeps watch over seven Russian warships in English Channel

The Navy said the monitoring mission was made more challenging by adverse weather conditions.
UK

Union starts Chivas Brothers strike ballot over ‘corporate greed’ pay freeze

GMB Scotland said Chivas parent company Pernod Ricard had awarded pay rises to its workers in France earlier this year.
UK

Duke of Edinburgh ‘quite a presence’

Philip would ask more challenging questions than the cautious Queen, historian Hugo Vickers said.
UK

Judge orders Vietnamese teenager to be extradited over Essex migrant deaths

Ngo Sy Tai is wanted in Belgium over allegations he ran a so-called ‘safe house’ for his fellow Vietnamese nationals in Brussels.
UK

Should I be worried about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine?

Regulators gave updates on their investigations into whether the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is linked to rare blood clots.
UK

Government-listed Covid test supplier criticised for ‘appalling’ service

Quarantined travellers who paid £175 for the tests have complained of delays in receiving the kits and results.
UK

Government ‘must determine whether testing can control a third wave’

The Government has published documents showing an increase in hospital admissions and deaths is ‘highly likely’ in the later stages of the road map.
UK

International astronomy team reveal images of star-forming galaxies

The light from the galaxies has been travelling for billions of years to reach the Earth.
UK

Deliveroo workers strike in pay and conditions dispute

The walkout coincided with the start of full trading in the delivery firm’s shares.
UK

Raab and G7 counterparts condemn reported ‘human rights abuses’ in Tigray

A statement from the G7 called for an ‘independent, transparent and impartial’ investigation into the reported crimes.
Books

The Little Man of Archangel by Georges Simenon review

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a Jewish bookseller’s young wife provides another treat for Georges Simenon fans after the delights of his Maigret series, says Martin Bentham

UK

Drakeford: Foreign holidays risk bringing Covid variants back home

Wales’ First Minister said he hoped Boris Johnson will push back the May 17 date for the UK allowing international travel.
UK

Government and social media urged to do more to tackle online racism

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called for ministers and online platforms to clamp down on online abuse in the wake of the race report.
World

French president Macron orders nationwide lockdown amid Covid surge

Mr Macron also revealed 44% of people currently in intensive care are under 65

UK

Should I be worried about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab?

The European Medicines Agency and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have said the vaccine is safe and effective.
UK

What the papers say – March 31

A report into race commissioned in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests leads many papers.
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UK

What the papers say – March 30

News of the Novavax jab being produced in the UK leads many of Tuesday’s papers.
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UK

Johnson urges caution as lockdown restrictions ease in England

The Prime Minister warns that there is still a danger of a third wave of Covid-19 spreading from Europe.
UK

Johnson: UK looking ‘very closely’ at coronavirus surge in France

More than 4,800 patients are in intensive care in France, nearly matching the most during the country’s previous coronavirus surge in November.
UK

Ministers ‘to discuss putting France on red list’ amid rise in coronavirus cases

There are growing signs of a third wave spreading across continental Europe.
UK

The door ‘is not shut’ on foreign summer holidays, Matt Hancock says

The Health Secretary said he had a ‘lot of sympathy’ for the travel industry.
UK

Experts call for staycations instead of foreign holidays this summer

Dame Anne Johnson, professor of epidemiology at University College London, said: ‘I’m for staycations’.
UK

Outdoor sports and socialising resume as England’s lockdown eases

Keen golfers teed off shortly after midnight to make the most of the relaxation in England’s coronavirus regulations.
UK

Hauliers arriving in England to be tested for coronavirus

From April 6 drivers who are staying for more than two days will need to be tested within 48 hours of arriving.
UK

Young navy officer inspired by grandfathers who served on opposite sides

Sub Lieutenant Ben Hoffmeister, 23, from Oxford, is following in the footsteps of the two men in pursuing a life at sea.
UK

Hauliers arriving from Europe to be tested for Covid-19 under Government plans

Concerns are growing about the spread of the South African and Brazilian variants of coronavirus.
UK

AstraZeneca jab suspension did not deter UK public from getting it, study shows

Some EU nations banned use of the jab before the European Medicines Agency declared it is ‘safe and effective’.
UK

Tui cuts summer holiday capacity as fears over third coronavirus wave grow

The Anglo-German firm announced it is offering 75% of its pre-pandemic capacity in the peak travel months, down from a planned 80%.
UK

Johnson: Tougher restrictions on cross-Channel travel may be needed ‘very soon’

The Prime Minister said extra curbs on travel from France may be needed due to the prevalence of mutant strains of coronavirus.
UK

Priti Patel to announce ‘biggest overhaul of asylum system in decades’

The Home Secretary said she makes ‘no apology’ for tougher immigration rules

UK

Rising risk of wildfires across UK from climate change, scientists warn

Some areas may face several ‘exceptional danger’ days a year by 2080, which currently only happen every 50-100 years.