Sky News Breakfast: The home of English rugby joins the fight against COVID-19

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Sky News Breakfast: The home of English rugby joins the fight against COVID-19” – below is their description.

    On Sky News Breakfast with Kimberley Leonard:

    – The home of English rugby joins the fight against COVID-19 – Twickenham is converted into Britain’s biggest vaccination centre.

    – Hundreds of Afghan nationals who risked their lives to help British troops in Afghanistan are given the chance to resettle in the UK.

    – A new way of settling whiplash claims could save motorists a billion pounds a year.

    Plus all the day’s headlines, weather and news-making interviews.

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