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1. Lord Geidt resigns as Boris Johnson’s chief ethics officer
Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser has resigned a day after he said the Prime Minister may have broken the Ministers Code by being fined over Partygate.
Lord Geidt, who has only been in office for 14 months, announced the news in a brief statement on the government website that did not explain his decision. Read the full story.
2. Duchess of Cambridge to say to Sajid Javid: Children’s mental health must be our priority
The Duchess of Cambridge is set to meet Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, on Thursday when she calls for children’s mental health to be a priority in their first policy roundtable discussion.
The event marks a significant milestone in the Duchess’ longstanding work on early childhood development. Read the full story.
3. Train strikes will shut down entire towns and cities as the NHS shuts down
Whole cities and towns will be cut off from the train network next week as strikes close half of Britain’s railway lines.
Large parts of Britain will be without rail service on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as 40,000 RMT members go into a dispute over pay and jobs. Network Rail confirmed on Wednesday that about 80 percent of services would have to be suspended. Read the full story.
4. European judges could delay migrant flights to Rwanda by a year
Ministers have been told that flights to Rwanda to deport asylum seekers could be postponed by a year by the European Court of Human Rights.
Senior lawyers and government insiders fear the court could use injunctions, the tactic it used to stop Tuesday’s flight, to delay implementation of policies aimed at stopping migrants from crossing the English Channel . Read the full story.
5. Human remains found in Amazon as brothers ‘confess to killing British journalist Dom Phillips’
Human remains were found buried at a site in the Amazon after two brothers reportedly confessed to shooting dead a British journalist and his Brazilian leader.
Brazil’s Justice Minister Anderson Torres said on Wednesday that police had reported finding human remains while searching for the missing couple, who disappeared more than a week ago. But the remains have yet to be identified. Read the full story.
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