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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Herd immunity for Britain AND rape victims face postcode lottery

Now it's time for your national headlines for today.

Herd immunity for Britain is close to being achieved - that's according to a government advisor who says the uk is likely to bounce over and below the threshold in the coming winter months. The professor for infectious disease epidemiology, who sits on a sage modelling subgroup said while we are over the worst of the pandemic, measures such as mask wearing and social distancing should continue.

Analysis of rape conviction rate statistics has found rape victims getting justice in some regions is half as likely when compared with others. Gloucestershire has the highest rape conviction rate in the country - ninety four percent - but neighbouring Warwickshire sits at only forty six percent.

And finally - the Olympic Games has come to a close after sixteen days of sporting events. Team GB had their second best performance at an overseas olympics - bringing home a total of sixty seven medals. The closing ceremony took place on Sunday, with the torch being passed to Paris for the next games in three years time.


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