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UK

Daily Covid-19 testing of pupils ‘just as effective as mass isolation’

A study suggests that daily coronavirus testing in schools rather than 10-day isolation policy can reduce absences

UK

Witnesses describe aftermath of crash that killed British businessman

The wealthy IT consultant was killed by a car as he left a restaurant in Ukraine after celebrating his first wedding anniversary

UK

No 10 fails to deny National Insurance hike to pay for social care

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said plans would be set out before the end of the year

UK

£13m Lotto jackpot claimed by ticket holder

National Lottery operator Camelot said it had received a claim for the ‘Must Be Won’ prize draw on July 7 for £13,137,760

UK

Speaker urges MPs to wear face coverings amid worries over isolating

Most MPs in the sparsely attended chamber were wearing masks at the start of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government questions

UK

UK businessman ‘murdered’ in Ukraine by internet bride, inquest hears

Barry Pring suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by a vehicle after spending the evening celebrating his first wedding anniversary with his wife

London

Keep on wearing face masks on Tube and buses, Sadiq tells commuters

The London Mayor encouraged people to act sensibly when travelling around the capital, as Covid cases are on the rise

UK

England has new Covid hotspot after cases nearly double in a week

The national rate for cases now stands at 223.2 per 100,000 people – the highest since the start of February

UK

PM to restore freedoms and tell public to ‘learn to live’ with Covid

He will lead a Downing Street press conference updating his plans for ‘freedom day’ on July 19

UK

Queen awards George Cross to ‘courageous and dedicated’ NHS

The award comes on the 73rd anniversary of the NHS’s foundation

UK

Trains halted and rain seeps into new shopping centre amid Edinburgh flooding

Images on social media showed multiple streets of the Scottish capital awash with rain – and the new St James Quarter which opened last month.
Politics

Labour wins Batley and Spen by-election in boost for Starmer

New MP Kim Leadbeater, the sister of murdered Jo Cox, said constituents have ‘rejected division and voted for hope’