i news - June 21 lockdown lifting 'looking good' - Britain on track

i news - June 21 lockdown lifting 'looking good' - Britain on track

I News leads with positive news, following the reports the final stage in the roadmap for easing restrictions is on track and ‘looking good’. 

Online, the I reports on the lead singer from the Eurovision winning band being asked to take a drug test after it appeared he was caught on camera snorting cocaine.

In other news, the I reports SNP MSP Ruth Maguire will step back from duties with immediate effect after being diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer. 

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June 21 Covid-19 freedom ‘looking good’ 

The i newspaper leads with some positive news. The paper reports the final stage in the government’s roadmap for easing restrictions and ending lockdown in England is “looking good,” the head of the UK Health Security Agency says, reports the paper. 

The paper says Dr Jenny Harries was upbeat on the lifting of restrictions after research showed vaccines are effective against the emerging Indian variant

Headlines from i news online

Eurovision to take drugs test after cocaine questions

Online, the i reports the lead singer of the band Maneskin – who won the Eurovision contest- is to be drug tested after suggestions he was caught on camera using cocaine during the broadcast. 

Damiano Davide was seen pitting his face to the table, with viewers suggesting they saw a snorting action, according to the i. They add that a bandmate nudged him and looked concerned after noticing the camera was on them. 

Ruth Maguire steps back after cancer diagnosis 

SNP MSP Ruth Maguire, who represents Cunninghame South, has stepped back from public duties with immediate effect after being diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer.

The i reports she said she had been told her condition is treatable and she wanted to focus on getting “well and strong again.” 

World leaders condemn Belarus for ‘hijacking’ flight

The i reports EU and US leaders have condemned the arrest of Belarusian activist after the flight he was on was forced to divert and land. 

The article says EU leaders will meet in Brussels today to discuss what action to take against Belarius after their false bomb threat forced the plane to lank in Minsk.  

Self-isolation support scheme to be piloted

The government is piloting support programmes to help people self-isolate in nine areas in the UK with high Covid-19 rates, says the i. 

Adding, the £12 million initiative will provide support such as alternative accommodation, extra social care and help with translation.



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