NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: PM’s lockdown comments denied by Downing Street & young urged to get vaccine
Reports that Boris Johnson said he would "rather see bodies piled high in their thousands" than enter a third lockdown are "categorically not true" according to a cabinet minister.
England's vaccine rollout has been extended to those aged 44 and over. The news comes as the NHS launch a new TV ad encouraging under 50's to get their jab. More than 33.6 million people have now received their first dose whilst over twelve and a half million are fully vaccinated.
Nomadland was the big winner at this year's Oscars, with director Chloe Zhao making history as only the second woman to win a best director Oscar. Daniel Kaluuya scooped best supporting actor, and Anthony Hopkins best actor.
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