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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Ministers secure millions of vaccines for the UK’s booster schemes AND the Court of Appeal rules in favour of Meghan Markle

 

Here are your national headlines for today including ministers secure millions of vaccines for the UK’s booster schemes, the Court of Appeal rules in favour of Meghan Markle and Kellogg’s trials eco-friendly packaging.

One hundred and fourteen million Covid nineteen vaccines for potential booster campaigns in the next two years have been secured by ministers. Some scientists have suggested that Covid nineteen will need to be kept at bay with repeated vaccination campaigns while others have said it is too early to tell whether annual boosters will be needed.

It comes as Downing Street rejected a suggestion from a minister that staff parties should be cancelled or scaled back in the run-up to Christmas.

Coming just two days after the Prime Minister urged people to carry on as normal with their Christmas plans, business minister George Freeman appeared to muddy the waters by suggesting parties may depend on how many people are attending.

But No 10 slapped down the suggestion, saying restrictions on numbers were “not in the regulations”.

The publisher of The Mail On Sunday has lost a Court of Appeal challenge against a ruling in favour of the Duchess of Sussex over publication of a personal letter to her estranged father. Meghan Markle sued Associated Newspapers Limited over five articles that reproduced parts of a "personal and private" letter to Thomas Markle in August twenty eighteen.

The publisher of The Mail on Sunday has said it is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court after it lost the latest stage of a privacy battle with the Duchess of Sussex over a handwritten letter to her estranged father.

Kellogg's is trialling fully recyclable packaging for its boxes of Corn Flakes, with the replacement of the plastic liner for paper. The food giant has said it would prefer plastic liners to be accepted in kerbside recycling but the trial of the paper alternative from January "ensures we have an alternative".


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