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May 6 elections

Live results, updates and latest news on UK local elections, the London mayoral election, the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Senedd elections on May 6, 2021.

Get a jab! Londoners urged to get vaccine this weekend as capital moves within 3million jabs of target for ending lockdown

  • Londoners were urged to get vaccinated this weekend as the capital moved within three million jabs of the government’s target for ending lockdown. About 1.8m first doses and 1.2m second doses have to be administered over the next three-and-a-half weeks to bring London in line with the Government’s targets to lift lockdown on July 19. Boris Johnson wants all people over 18 to have been offered a first jab and for two-thirds of adults to have been “double jabbed” to maximise safety.

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  • Evening Standard

    Get a jab! Londoners urged to get vaccine this weekend as capital moves within 3million jabs of target for ending lockdown

    Londoners were urged to get vaccinated this weekend as the capital moved within three million jabs of the government’s target for ending lockdown. About 1.8m first doses and 1.2m second doses have to be administered over the next three-and-a-half weeks to bring London in line with the Government’s targets to lift lockdown on July 19. Boris Johnson wants all people over 18 to have been offered a first jab and for two-thirds of adults to have been “double jabbed” to maximise safety.

  • The Guardian

    Football thriving in Wales as Bale and co raise Euro 2020 hopes

    Football thriving in Wales as Bale and co raise Euro 2020 hopes More children playing football than rugby, and streets will be empty as national team take on Denmark A display outside Tammy Rees’s barber shop in Llanelli town centre. Photograph: Gareth Phillips/The Guardian

  • Evening Standard

    When is the London Ulez expanding and who will have to pay?

    The ultra-low emission zone is due to expand from central London to the boundaries of the North and South Circular roads, here is everything you need to know ahead of the major change for motorists in London.

  • Evening Standard

    There’s still ‘a high level of uncertainty’ on autumn booster Covid jabs, warns vaccines adviser

    There is still "a high level of uncertainty" over whether booster vaccinations will be needed this autumn, a vaccines adviser has said. Professor Adam Finn, from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said booster vaccines to protect against coronavirus could be needed to avoid “the risk of a winter surge”. "So that would include the very elderly and potentially healthcare workers as well, who got the vaccines earlier on in the year,” Prof Finn told Sky News.

  • Evening Standard

    Evening Standard Comment: Get jabbed, London — and get back to normal

    Londoners: your city needs you to get vaccinated. About three million jabs — 1.8 million first doses and 1.2 million second doses must be administered over the next three-and-a-half weeks to bring London in line with the Government’s target to lift lockdown on July 19. Arsenal, Charlton, Crystal Palace and Watford’s grounds are being used as mass-vaccination centres.

  • PA Media: UK News

    William sets time and place for his inaugural environmental prize awards

    The duke’s first Earthshot ceremony will be held at London’s Alexandra Palace on Sunday October 17.

  • Evening Standard

    Queen describes Matt Hancock as a ‘poor man’ during her weekly audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

    Mr Johnson replied: “Beans”, but the Queen continued: “He thinks that things are getting better.” The comment, caught on camera, came after Hancock was criticised as “hopeless” by Mr Johnson in messages revealed by the PM’s former top adviser Dominic Cummings.

  • Evening Standard

    Carrie Hope Fletcher interview: I’m pleased we said no to Boris Johnson’s Cinderella pilot

    After waiting two years to play the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, Carrie Hope Fletcher would rather perform to half an audience than not at all

  • Evening Standard

    Lewis Hamilton adamant Mercedes are not on the back foot ahead of Styrian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton has denied that Mercedes are on the back foot as they look to wrestle back control in the championship fight with Max Verstappen and Red Bull. Mercedes won the double-header in Austria last season – ending a period of dominance there by Red Bull since 2017 – and a return to form at their rival’s home circuit, the Red Bull Ring, would be the ultimate way to swing momentum back in their favour. Hamilton starts the weekend 12 points behind his title rival having been outclassed in

  • Evening Standard

    Keep culture of mask-wearing on the Tube - ministers

    Ministers were today urged to promote a “culture of mask wearing” on the Tube if as planned they are no longer mandatory from July 19. Liberal Democrat health spokeswoman Munira Wilson called for the campaign, stressing many people would be “far more confident” using public transport if most passengers had face coverings. Environment Secretary George Eustice outlined the plan yesterday for all legal requirements on Covid-19 restrictions, including for the wearing of face masks, social distanci

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