Sunday Mirror

WE’RE OFF! No blood clot fear for 70% Brits

For a £1billion spend-up on ‘Manic Monday’

- EXCLUSIVE BY NIGEL NELSON Political Editor s.hayward@ sundaymirr­

On The Lash in Wooburn Green, Bucks, co-owner Jen Atkinson, 37, said: “It’s been manic – my phone’s not stopped buzzing.

“It’s been tough but I can’t wait to get back to creating amazing lashes and brows.”

The Government’s “stay

SEVEN in 10 unvaccinat­ed Brits are happy to have the AstraZenec­a jab – despite the risk of blood clots.

That includes 55% in the 18-to-24 age group who will now be offered Pfizer or Moderna. Almost eight in 10 who have already been jabbed were not bothered which vaccine they got. local” instructio­n also ends tomorrow, so families can book staycation­s and visit theme parks and zoos.

Gyms will also reopen so punters can shift the pounds they put on during lockdown.

But bargain hunters will be throwing their weight behind

More than seven in 10 said they thought a vaccine should be made compulsory for public sector workers, NHS and care-home staff.

A Redford & Wilton Strategies Sunday Mirror poll of 2,000 voters also found that six in 10 approved of vaccine passports for sporting events, festivals and nightclubs. And 70% of all those questioned said they would be comfortabl­e using them if they were also needed in pubs, shops and restaurant­s.

But two in three said they would not be visiting a pub or restaurant when they reopen tomorrow as they were still nervous about catching the virus.

THRILLS Spectators at the races the high street where many stores will slash prices to shift winter stock.

Debenhams, which went bust in December, is having a sale at 97 stores before its closes down next month.

There are fears the big spend won’t be enough to save thousands of shops reeling from lockdown and growing online competitio­n. Dragon’s Den

JUMP Minella Times leads the field stars Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis want a fairer tax system and are urging Chancellor Rishi Sunak to permanentl­y cut business rates.

Deborah told the Sunday Mirror: “If high streets are to thrive they need a vision and strategic plan to create an exciting place to shop and socialise.”

Theo added: “The Chancellor must recognise that if business rates – or as I call it, the business destroyer – returns, it will have a catastroph­ic effect on physical retail.”

But some economists hope the estimated £150billion saved during lockdown will fuel a consumer boom.

And others are warning Manic Monday could be followed by an even more tumultuous Tuesday.

Joshua Bamfield of the Centre for Retail Research said: “Tuesday could be even busier. Monday is going to look manic. But there will be a lot of people still cautious who will leave it for a day.”

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BUSY Beauty salon boss Jen

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