Sunderland Echo

5 STORIES COMING UP TODAY

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BEGUM BANNED

Shamima Begum cannot return to the UK to pursue an appeal against the removal of her British citizenshi­p, the Supreme Court has ruled. Ms Begum was 15 when she and two other London schoolgirl­s travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group (IS) in February 2015.

R-RATE UNCHANGED

The coronaviru­s reproducti­on number, or R value, across the UK is between

0.6 and 0.9, according to the latest Government figures. This is unchanged since last week.

JABS ‘BY AGE’

People aged 40-49 are next in line for a Covid-19 vaccine, after the Government concluded jabs in order of age remains the quickest way to cut deaths, rather than by occupation­s such as police.

FAREWELL SIR TOM

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s funeral will be “quite spectacula­r”, his daughter said Lucy, with soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment to honour him at the service today.

BIRTHDAYS

Joanne Woodward, actress,

91; Steve Harley, singer, 70; Timothy Spall, actor/presenter, 64; Derren Brown, illusionis­t/ TV presenter, 50; Peter Andre, singer, 48; Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill Clinton, 41.

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