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1. Steve Barclay: It will be a sprint to avoid an NHS winter crisis
It will be “a sprint” to avert an NHS winter emergency, the Health Secretary has warned.
In his first interview since taking office, Steve Barclay said hospitals “are facing very serious challenges that we’re going to face in the fall”. Read the full story.
2. “Crazy” no-hose rules mean people with new lawns can still water grass
Rules banning garden hoses were called “crazy” on Sunday when it emerged people with newly laid lawns could still use them to water the lawn.
Around 3.5 million people have been banned from using water hoses in their homes to wash cars or fill gardens in drought conditions. It comes as Britain braces for another heatwave, with highs of up to 35C expected this week. Read the full story.
3. Door-to-door tactics are making a return as charities benefit from working from home
Charities are increasingly taking advantage of controversial door-to-door fundraisers as they benefit from people working from home, The Telegraph can reveal.
The number of direct debit applications at the doorstep is on track to double from pre-Covid levels this year, figures from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising show. Read the full story.
4. The police cannot solve a single theft in more than eight out of ten districts
Police have failed to solve a single theft in more than eight out of 10 boroughs in England and Wales in the last three years, a Telegraph inquiry has found.
Of nearly 21,000 neighborhoods that have suffered at least one theft in the past three years, 84 percent of them have not been solved, with all cases being closed without a suspect being identified or charged. Read the full story.
5. Mordaunt: Truss comments on cost of living “handouts” were “misinterpreted”
Liz Truss’ comments about not using “handouts” to ease the cost-of-living crisis have been “misinterpreted”, Penny Mordaunt has claimed.
On Friday, the Foreign Secretary and Tory leadership’s front runner said the way to help families facing soaring fuel bills this winter would be through tax cuts and radical economic reforms. Read the full story.
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