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1. Gareth Southgate invokes the warrior spirit of past generations
Gareth Southgate will summon the “courage” of the wartime generation as he gives a rallying cry before the first final of a major England football tournament since 1966.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s historic Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley Stadium, the England manager said the nation had “so much to be proud of” and argued it was time to stop “looking at the negatives of our own country”. Read the full story.
2. Britain and Brussels clash over Â£ 40 billion Brexit divorce bill
Britain and Brussels are at loggerheads again as a new row emerges over the size of the Brexit divorce bill.
The European Union’s accounts put the new net financial settlement figure at Â£ 40.8bn, at least Â£ 1.8bn higher than the UK’s highest estimate for payments. Read the full story.
3. Travel policy in chaos as cheap Covid tests revealed to be bogus
The government’s travel test policy was in chaos last night after being forced to back down claims that holidaymakers could buy tests for as little as Â£ 1.99.
Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, boasted on national radio that the tests could be purchased for less than Â£ 2.50 on the Department of Health and Welfare (DHSC) list of approved test providers, because he claimed that the government was cutting costs for potential vacationers. Read the full story.
4. Met officer Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to murdering Sarah Everard amid “chain of police blunders”
Scotland Yard was under intense pressure on Friday after an officer on duty admitted to kidnapping, raping and murdering Sarah Everard, just days after colleagues missed the opportunity to arrest her.
Dame Cressida Dick has apologized to the victim’s family for their pain and suffering after Wayne Couzens – a member of the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command – admitted the offenses during a hearing at the Old Bailey. Read the full story.
5. Sebastian, Chris Eubank’s son, found dead at 29
Boxing legend Chris Eubank’s son died days before his 30th birthday.
Sebastian, who was a professional boxer like his father, the third eldest of Chis Eubank’s five children, died Friday morning in Dubai where he resided, representatives for his father said. Read the full story.
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