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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Monday, June 21

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People with both jabs may not need to quarantine after holidays, medic

Britons who have received two Covid-19 jabs may not need to isolate when returning from holiday, a top medic has said.

Dr Susan Hopkins, strategic response director for Covid-19 at Public Health England (PHE), said there may be “alternatives to isolation” for holidaymakers who have been double-vaccinated.

Asked if there is a chance those who have had two jabs could go abroad, she told the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show: “We’ll be looking at the evidence from other countries.

“We’ve talked a lot to countries like Israel who are ahead of us in the vaccination campaign, and they are now really looking at allowing people to come into their country who’ve had two vaccines and not needing to isolate.

“And they are allowing their population to travel more.

“We will need to be alert and will need to consider how we can measure the response of these vaccines to new variants that come along.

‘It’s a love story’: Meghan Markle speaks about her new book and Harry

Meghan Markle has given a new interview in which she explains her children’s book is a “love story”.

Meghan, 39, told radio station NPR that special moments her husband Prince Harry shared with their son Archie inspired her book, entitled The Bench.

“I often find, and especially in this past year, I think so many of us realised how much happens in the quiet,” she said.

“It was definitely moments like that, watching them from out of the window and watching [my husband] just, you know, rock him to sleep or carry him or, you know ... those lived experiences, from my observation, are the things that I infused in this poem.”

It is the Meghan’s first interview since her dramatic sit down chat with Oprah Winfrey in March in which she made a number of explosive claims about the Royal Family.

Police called to summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge

English Heritage pulled a live feed of the summer solstice sunrise at Stonehenge after people disregarded advice not to travel to the site.

The organisation said safety reasons were behind the lack of an available live feed of the neolithic Wiltshire monument at sunrise at 4.52am.

Video from the scene showed around a hundred people inside the stone circle and a banner reading “Standing for Stonehenge”.

Thousands of people tuned in to English Heritage’s Facebook and YouTube pages for the solstice and saw pre-recorded footage of the stones.

The live feed returned at around 5am showing largely cloudy skies.

Hundreds of young people queue at Spurs’ stadium for vaccines

Hundreds of young people flocked to a mass vaccination centre at Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Sunday to get their coronavirus vaccine.

The event was open to people aged 18 or older who booked ahead or simply turned up.

Spurs ambassadors Ledley King, Gary Mabbutt and Ossie Ardiles welcomed Londoners at the start of the day.

Spurs said that all people attending would receive a 20 per cent discount code for stadium tours and The Dare Skywalk.

London has experienced lower rates of vaccination than other parts of the country but is entering a “summer sprint”, according to the regional director for London at Public Health England (PHE).

Police name man shot dead outside his Balham home

Police have named the victim of a fatal shooting who was blasted in the chest after being ambushed leaving his south west London home.

Matthias Poleon, 27, was attacked by two suspects wearing face masks who fired at him and then fled the scene in Balham in a silver hatchback.

His friends and neighbours tried to save him after the attack in Bedford Hill at 10.50pm on June 17.

He was taken to hospital but died just after 11.30pm.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Detective Chief Inspector Katherine Goodwin is leading the investigation. She said: “Matthias was leaving his home address when he was set upon without warning by two suspects wearing facemasks who fired at him and and then fled the scene in a silver hatchback vehicle, possibly a Peugeot, or a VW Golf, in the direction of Balham town centre.

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