The roadmap out of lockdown will be “cautious but irreversible”, Boris Johnson has said, as he stressed the need for coronavirus rates to come “really, really low” first. The Prime Minister said his plan – due to be set out on February 22 – would include dates “by which we hope we can do something at the earliest”, following demands from backbench Tories for greater clarity. As daily cases fall below 10,000 for the first time since September, Mr Johnson told a Downing Street press conference that this is “not a moment to relax” after the Government hit its first vaccine target. Health Editor Laura Donnelly has this analysis of how the UK hit its vaccine goal and Jan Etherington – who has received her first jab – asks whether she must really see her grandchildren again in March – as she may struggle to fit them in around all her new activities.
Meanwhile, Roger Goncalves is settling in for 10 days in a quarantine hotel. From a room overlooking a McDonald’s car park, he is one of thousands of passengers caught up after the Government’s new travel rules came into force today. Eleanor Steafel has the story of the 23-year-old delivery driver and many others at Heathrow’s Radisson Blu Hotel. This travel Q&A answers your questions on quarantine hotels and check out the best holidays for £1,750, the same price as a quarantine hotel stay.
Why we will see little of Harry and Meghan’s new baby
Even before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their second baby news on Valentine’s Day, sources close to Meghan had said she would be unlikely to attend a series of royal events in the UK this summer, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday, “for personal and practical reasons”. Yet where does the imminent arrival of Archie’s baby brother or sister leave Prince Harry? Camilla Tominey analyses the Duke of Sussex’s position in a tug of love with his new-found family and the family Firm. In this video she explains why we will see very little of Prince Harry and Meghan’s new baby and Bethan Holt decodes the message behind Meghan’s laidback pregnancy announcement look.
£4,500 face lift helped fix Judy Murray’s ‘turkey neck’
Judy Murray has revealed she underwent a £4,500 non-surgical face lift after her tennis star sons Sir Andy and Jamie teased her for her “turkey neck”. In a discussion released by her cosmetic doctor, the 61-year-old tennis coach said: “My kids started to call me ‘turkey neck’ a few years ago and that may have had something to do with me thinking I should do something about this if I can.” Read on for details of the treatment she underwent – and see pictures of how her face has changed.
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State of emergency | Anyone who experienced the bitterly cold nights in the UK this month will extend their sympathies to residents in Texas. More than two million people have been left without power, as a fearsome winter storm has sent temperatures plummeting to -18 degrees and plunged vast swathes of the state in darkness. Read on for details.
Around the world: Aung San Suu Kyi detained longer
Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been remanded in custody for a further two days as the military warned anti-coup protesters that they could face up to 20 years in prison for obstructing the armed forces. Demonstrators returned to the streets of major cities despite the army deploying troops and armoured vehicles to deter them. Watch video of protesters and see a timeline of the coup as it happened.
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