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People can "start to think" about booking overseas summer holidays, transport secretary Grant Shapps has said.
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Leading Muslim figures in the NHS – and beyond – urge those fasting for Ramadan to take up the vaccine.
Scientists advising government concluded BLM "facilitated open dialogue which increased knowledge" about the pandemic.

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