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Britain has become the first country to approve a “next generation” Covid jab which targets both the highly infectious omicron variant and classic Covid. The vaccine will be rolled out this autumn to all over-50s, health workers and those with underlying conditions. A million travellers could see their flights axed after Heathrow extended its passenger cap to include October half-term. The draconian limit of 100,000 daily outbound passengers, which was set to end on September 11, will now last until October 29 because of staff shortages. Climate change means the UK could soon be beating Burgundy at producing world-class red wines, says The Times. A 1.4C rise in summer temperatures over the next two decades means pinot noir grapes will be able to achieve “requisite ripeness” in southern England, which has historically been too chilly for the task.