Voter turnout in the referendum hits 84.5%, a record high for any election held in the United Kingdom since the introduction of universal suffrage in 1918.
France begins implementing a seven-day quarantine and pre-departure testing for EU nationals, French residents, and anyone travelling to the United Kingdom for essential reasons in order to prevent the spread of the Lineage B.1.617 variant that originated in India as all non-essential travel to the UK is currently banned.
The pound sterling weakens after the European Union says the ongoing trade negotiation between the UK and the EU would be "put at risk" if the United Kingdom failed to "withdraw or amend" its Internal Market Bill before the end of this month. The UK replies that it has "the right to overrule parts" of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Three or five of Iran's IRGC Navy gunboats unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of British oil tanker "British Heritage" in the Persian Gulf, according to UK's Ministry of Defense as well as two anonymous U.S. officials. The Royal Navy's HMS "Montrose" reportedly warns the boats to back away from the BP Shipping-owned tanker, which they do. The incident is allegedly captured on a U.S. aircraft's camera.
In an election marred by electoral fraud, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party wins with 44% of the vote while Republican People's Party comes in second with 30% of the vote. Overall, People's Alliance gets 51% of the vote while Nation Alliance receives 37% of the vote. Voter turnout was 84%.
British publisher Trinity Mirror announces that its daily newspaper, "The New Day", will close after just two months since its launch, after sales fell to around 30,000 copies per day. The last edition will be printed on May 6.
Storm Imogen is set to impact the British Isles with 80mph winds and heavy rain. The United Kingdom's Met Office issues warnings for South West England, particularly the Cornish coast due to large waves, and South Wales.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, outlines who will be able to vote in the referendum on the United Kingdom remaining a member of the European Union with the vote restricted to those eligible to vote in British elections rather than European Parliament elections.