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Matt Hancock’s hint that lockdown measures may not end on June 21 leads tomorrow’s digital front page

The digital front page of NationalWorld for May 27
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned it is still “too early to say” if the lifting of lockdown in England will go ahead as planned on 21 June.

While Covid-19 cases, hospital admissions and deaths are being “severed” thanks to the successful vaccine rollout and months of restrictions, it is not yet clear if it will be safe to ease rules completely.

The warning comes after Mr Hancock told MPs on Wednesday (26 May) that there were 3,180 new cases of coronavirus in the UK, which is the “highest since April 12”.

Matt Hancock's suggestion that it's too early to say whether the removal of lockdown measures will go ahead on June 21 leads tomorrow’s digital front page

Finally – Summer set to arrive this weekend

The UK will finally receive some long anticipated hot weather, as temperatures are set to soar to 24C, writes Chelsea Rocks.

From 1 June, forecasters predict a steady rise in temperatures which could continue throughout the month.

The mini-heatwave is expected to see mercury rise to the mid twenties, as early as next week.

And this won’t be a fleeting rise in temperatures, says Rocks.

The burst of sunshine comes before the reported fortnight long heatwave the country should expect from 15 June.

Revealed: the most expensive seaside towns

She teamed up with and looked at the average cost of a regular portion of fish and chips, an ice cream cone, a draught pint and a bucket and spade at shops at popular seaside destinations across the UK.

Salcombe came out on top with a single ice cream cone costing £3.00, a bucket and spade fetching £5.48, a portion of fish and chips priced at an eye-watering £12.52 and a draught pint costing just five pence shy of £4.