The United States is expected to impose sanctions to punish Russia for the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as early as Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Holiday company Pontins discriminated against Traveller families by drawing up a list of Irish surnames to block them from making bookings. A whistleblower revealed there was a list of so-called "undesirable guests" which call handlers were told to consult. The Equality and Human Rights Commission investigated and says the practices amounted to racial discrimination. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The UK will examine European Union proposals for a vaccine passport in the hope of reviving international travel for the summer holidays.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Britain was working with the EU and countries around the world on the issue.
But England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said there was still "great uncertainty" around holidays on the continent, partly because the EU’s vaccination programmes were behind the UK's.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said plans for a "digital green pass" will be set out this month, which would allow people to prove they have had a jab or show the results of Covid tests. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Ahead of Wednesday's Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak held a virtual call with around 50 people who have been helped by the government's support schemes during the pandemic - such as furlough. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Matt Hancock has told MPs in the House of Commons that people will need to be provided with the ability to certify that they have had a coronavirus vaccination. The health secretary spoke while responding to a question from Conservative Sir Edward Leigh, who expressed concern about Covid passports from a constituent who was unable to receive the jab due to medical reasons. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that the government was "not in a position" to enforce the wearing of face masks in secondary school classrooms but "strongly" advised the wearing of the coverings during lessons. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A 33-year-old mother of two was crowned Miss Germany on Saturday in a revamped contest which organisers say focused on a woman's conviction and personality rather than her looks, ditching the classic swimsuit walk.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a penal colony outside Moscow to serve his prison sentence, a public commission said on Sunday (February 28), weeks after he returned to Russia after being poisoned. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.