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1. NHS 111 paralyzed by major cyberattack as staff resort to ‘pen and paper’

Security services are investigating a major cyberattack on the NHS 111 system that has left patients struggling to get urgent appointments and emergency calls.

NHS 111 workers across the country have been forced to use pens and paper after a key system was shut down by hackers feared would be linked to a hostile state. Read the full story.

2. Liz Truss is the Telegraph readers’ overwhelming choice for Prime Minister

Liz Truss has been endorsed by Telegraph readers as Britain’s next prime minister in the biggest campaign poll yet.

Six out of 10 readers polled said the Foreign Secretary should replace Boris Johnson, dealing a new blow to Rishi Sunak’s campaign. Read the full story.

3. Objections to the erection of a statue of Alan Turing at Cambridge University

Alan Turing’s statue is to be erected in Cambridge, although Historic England has warned it would ‘damage’ the character of the area.

The King’s College mathematician’s alma mater applied to have a 12-foot steel tribute to Turing designed by Sir Anthony Gormley. Read the full story.

4. Political historian Sir Anthony Seldon left the university amid dispute over ‘serious financial mismanagement’

Sir Anthony Seldon resigned as vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham amid an inquiry that revealed serious financial mismanagement, The Telegraph has learned.

The political historian and 10 Downing Street honorary historical adviser left the university in 2020, months after the Charity Commission began looking into the university’s governance – including a risky deal to create a medical campus in Crewe, Cheshire, 120 miles away . Read the full story.

5. Father of British girl killed by speedboat in Albania ‘argued with who was responsible’

The father of a British girl who died in a boating accident while on holiday with her family in Albania has been pictured fighting the off-duty police officer allegedly responsible for her death.

Local police confirmed that seven-year-old Jonada Avdia died immediately at the scene after being hit by the speedboat while swimming just 15 feet from shore at Potami Beach in southern Albania. Read the full story.

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