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1. Penny Mordaunt Exclusive: I’m up to the job of Prime Minister
Penny Mordaunt has insisted her record in government shows she is ready to become Prime Minister, rebutting attacks against her during the Tory leadership race.
In her first newspaper interview since voting began with The Telegraph, the Trade Secretary said she had been the target of slander as part of a “black ops” campaign. Read the full story.
2. UK weather: Met Office warns next week is not safe to go outside and play in the sun
The public have been warned that it will not be safe to go outside and “play in the sun” next week as the Met Office issued an unprecedented warning of the upcoming heatwave.
A “red alert” has been issued across England as the forecaster said national temperature records were likely to be broken on Monday or Tuesday next week. Read the full story.
3. Heathrow flights could depart partially empty when passengers are dropped off
Heathrow has told airlines they should consider throwing holidaymakers off flights to avoid travel chaos.
Airport bosses have told airlines they should consider reducing the number of seats on individual flights, rather than eliminating them altogether. Read the full story.
4. The Queen said ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral: “Thank God Meghan isn’t coming,” the book reads
The Queen expressed relief at the Duchess of Sussex not attending the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, saying: “Thank God Meghan isn’t coming,” a biographer claimed on Friday night.
Tom Bower, who has written a new book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex called Revenge, claimed the Queen told her helpers of her feelings in a “clear voice” ahead of her husband’s funeral at Windsor Castle. Read the full story.
5. JK Rowling supports parents who have been told that a disabled daughter has no right to female-only care
The family of a disabled girl who said they had no right to female-only care in the school toilets was supported by JK Rowling.
They had accused the school of putting their child at risk of assault to “celebrate staff diversity”. Read the full story.
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