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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Race to chase new covid variant & MPs warn Sunak against tax rises

 

Health Officials are scrambling to trace one person in England who has be infected with the covid variant.

Originating in Brazil, this is one of six cases of the new P1 strain found in the UK. An appeal has been launched and the Royal Mail drafted in and comes as over 20 million people have received their first vaccine jab.

Now is "not the time" for tax rises - that's after a report from MPs in the Treasury Select Comittee. Chancellor Rishi Sunak will take to the commons for the budget on Wednesday, with a £5bn high streets and hospitality fund already been unveiled. We'll have full coverage of Budget 2021 on Wednesday on your Local TV channel.

Brits won big at this year's Golden Globes. With Sacha Baron Cohen and Daniel Kaluuya taking home awards, whilst The Crown took away four gongs including acting nods for Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor.


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