The vaccination programme is preventing over 13,000 cases of Covid-19 a week, according to the chief medical officer. It comes as the highest number of cases in nearly seven months was reported yesterday, with 1,903 new infections. === 12 to 15 year-olds will continue to get vaccinated in pharmacies today. Over 50 thousand teenagers in that age group had registered by the end of yesterday. === There are significant road closures planned on the approach to the Dunkettle Interchange from 930am this morning. The slip road from the L-2998 Richmond Road to the M8 southbound, just north of the interchange, will be temporarily closed until Monday, August 23 at 5am. === Britney Spears' father has agreed to step down from his long time role as conservator of his daughter's estate. Jamie Spears says he doesn't want a "public battle" with the singer, who's previously described the legal arrangement controlling her affairs as humiliating and abusive.