None essential shops reopen

The prime minister confirmed England can proceed to the next step of lockdown easing (Picture: REX)

All non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen from April 12, Boris Johnson has confirmed.

The prime minister announced England can move to the next stage of easing its coronavirus lockdown one week from today.

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