Boris Johnson has warned that the reduction in coronavirus infections, hospitalisations and deaths "has not been achieved" by the rollout of COVID vaccines.
Over-45s are now able to book their COVID jabs after the government reached its target of offering a first dose to the nine most vulnerable groups - including all over-50s.
The COVID variant first detected in Kent spreads more easily but does not increase disease severity, according to two studies.
Engineering giant Babcock International is to cut 1,000 jobs - most of them in the UK - as part of a shake-up.
The BBC has reportedly received more than 100,000 complaints about its coverage of the death of Prince Philip, a record in British TV history.
Prince William has said he will "support The Queen in the years ahead" in a tribute to his late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Harry has said the Duke of Edinburgh was "a legend of banter" and he and Meghan "will always hold a special place for you in our hearts".
A £1,000 reward is being offered after a rabbit said to be the biggest in the world was stolen from its Worcestershire home.
The largest surge testing operation so far is taking place in areas of south London after more than 70 confirmed or probable cases of the South African variant of COVID-19 were detected.
COVID rules have been relaxed throughout the UK but infection rates vary widely with seven local authority areas reporting rates at least three times the national average in the week ending 4 April.