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1. Return of holidays abroad for people who are fully vaccinated

Summer holidays abroad will be opened up for vaccinated Britons under plans being considered by the Government, The Telegraph understands.

Officials are drawing up proposals that could allow people who have had both Covid jabs to avoid having to quarantine on their return from amber list countries although they will still have to be tested. Read the full story.

2. Leo Varadkar accused of stoking tensions with ‘united Ireland’ comments

Britain criticised Leo Varadkar on Wednesday after the Irish deputy prime minister said that a united Ireland could be achieved in his lifetime. 

The former prime minister urged his Fine Gael party to work with a growing middle ground of voters in Northern Ireland to reunify the island, which was divided a century ago this year.  Read the full story.

3. Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin summit: How their first meeting unfolded and what was discussed 

Joe Biden gave Vladimir Putin a list of 16 sites in the United State not to target with cyber attacks and told the Russian president there would be major consequences if he did.

At their face-to-face summit in Geneva the US president also told the Russian leader that if the imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies it would be "devastating" for Russia. Read the full story.

4. Covid modelling that pushed back June 21 was based on out-of-date data

On Monday, just hours before Boris Johnson pushed back Freedom Day by four weeks, the Government published new modelling, warning that a deadly third wave was on the horizon.

Under the most pessimistic scenario, Imperial College estimated Britain could experience a further 203,824 deaths by next June, while even modest estimates from other groups suggested more than 50,000 would die. Read the full story.

5. Pathway of privilege: Cambridge college takes 22 pupils from single elite school

A single University of Cambridge college has taken 22 students from just one London private school, analysis by The Telegraph reveals.

The number of offers made by Trinity College to Westminster School pupils is by the far the highest number that any Oxbridge college has made to one school over the past three years, according to data obtained under freedom of information laws. Read the full story.

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