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1. Queen’s Jubilee Surprise: A Lead Role with Paddington Bear (And What She Really Keeps in Her Purse)
The Queen surprised the world on Saturday as she shared afternoon tea with Paddington Bear, starred on screen with her own jam sandwiches and lit up the platinum anniversary celebrations in a way only she can.
The monarch wowed millions of viewers around the world by inviting the animated bear to tea at Windsor Castle in honor of the anniversary in a top-secret sequence. Read the full story.
2. Boris Johnson is preparing legislation to repeal the Northern Ireland Protocol
Boris Johnson is preparing to unveil new law this week overruling the Northern Ireland Protocol as he tries to overcome a Tory mutiny over his leadership.
The PM plans to release legislation the European Union has warned would risk a trade war. Read the full story.
3. The NHS funds private healthcare for staff while patients face record waiting lists
NHS trusts are using taxpayers’ money to fund private medical tests and treatment for staff while patients languish on waiting lists, The Telegraph can reveal.
Hospitals and ambulance trusts pay for staff to undergo private care ranging from MRI scans to physiotherapy and psychiatric care in London’s Harley Street. Read the full story.
4. Wind farm and nuclear power could be exempted from the windfall tax
Electricity produced by wind farms and nuclear power plants could be exempt from a proposed windfall tax on energy companies after a backlash over the plans, The Telegraph can reveal.
Rishi Sunak has been quietly polling business leaders on proposals to extend the windfall tax imposed on oil and gas producers in the North Sea to cover profits from fossil fuel electricity only. Read the full story.
5. Animal rights activist dragged off track at Epsom Derby
Animal rights activists wanting to ‘rewild’ royal land have had to be pulled off the track at Epsom after trying to disrupt the derby.
Six women wearing sashes and the words ‘animal justice’ burst onto the square and lay down in front of the stands facing the Royal Box. Read the full story.
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