The number of households receiving emergency rental assistance has increased steadily in recent months, with no major increase in people being turned out of their homes despite the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium
Two million eligible people will be invited to receive a COVID-19 booster jab from the NHS this week, as the government seeks to see off a sharp rise in cases without introducing Plan B measures. Instead, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has been leading calls for people to once again get jabbed in the hope that boosting the population's immunity levels will see infections drop off. Around 7.5 million people have already been invited by text, email, and letter encouraging them to book through the National Booking Service, NHS England said.
Essex Police say eight men are in custody after two "teenage boys" were murdered and a third injured in the Essex town of Brentwood. They believe it was most likely a "targeted attack" and the two groups were known to each other.
Teenagers in England have been receiving their coronavirus vaccines as a new campaign gets under way to boost take-up among 12-15-year-olds. One parent at this vaccination centre in Southampton said taking his daughter to get the jab was the "right thing to do".
Australia will aim for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but will not pass legislation about the goal. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would instead rely on consumers and companies to push towards emission reductions. Australia had so far refused to join countries such as the UK and US in pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 ahead of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow next week.