The two vaccine manufacturers both said they remained on course to meet delivery commitments, denying any disruption to supplies.
Their statements appeared to contradict a letter from NHS England, which warned vaccination centres there would be a “significant reduction” in supplies in April.
Vaccination centres and community pharmacy-led services were told to close unfilled bookings and “ensure no further appointments are uploaded” to booking systems next month.
Inquest into the death of Sarah Everard to set to open
A coroner will begin proceedings in Maidstone, Kent, as police continue their investigations into what happened to the 33-year-old.
It comes after a second post-mortem examination was carried out on Ms Everard’s body when the first proved inconclusive, police said.
Ms Everard went missing on March 3 while walking home after visiting a friend in south London.
Her body was found in woodland near Ashford in Kent a week later, and serving police officer Wayne Couzens has been charged with her murder.
Asylum seekers ‘could be sent abroad to be processed’
Asylum seekers could be sent to processing centres abroad under the Home Secretary’s plans to overhaul the immigration system, according to reports.
The British overseas territory of Gibraltar is a location under consideration by officials, according to The Times, as well as the Isle of Man and other islands off the British coast.
Priti Patel has vowed to stop migrants making the perilous journey across the English Channel and is expected to publish details of plans overhauling the UK’s asylum and immigration system next week.
Plans due to be set out by the Home Secretary will reportedly include a consultation on changing the law so that migrants seeking asylum can be sent to processing centres in third countries.
UK ’halfway to net zero as emissions tumble 11% during pandemic’
The UK is halfway to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero after a record annual fall in pollution during the pandemic, analysis shows.
But emissions are likely to increase as the economy recovers, highlighting the challenge in cutting carbon in areas such as transport and housing to meet the goal to end the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050.
The assessment by climate and energy website Carbon Brief estimates that UK greenhouse gases fell by 11% in 2020, the biggest annual fall in at least 30 years and a bigger drop than after the global financial crisis in 2009.
Lions make most of snow day after historic storm
The lions at a Colorado zoo were seen frolicking in the snow after a huge storm caused it to close for three days.
Four five-year-old lion brothers were filmed enjoying the snow in their Benson Predator Ridge enclosure by keepers at Denver Zoo.
The video, which also showed a hyaena tentatively exploring the powder, clocked up around 500,000 views on Facebook.
The zoo was closed over the weekend as Winter Storm Hylia dumped over 27 inches of snow on Denver – the fourth largest storm ever recorded in the city.