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1. Five-year-olds ‘having panic attacks over socialising with their friends’
Five-year-olds are suffering panic attacks about meeting their friends, NHS leaders have said, amid warnings 1.5 million children will need mental health treatment in the wake of repeated lockdowns.
Experts said young children had become increasingly anxious, with some fearful of leaving their homes, amid an explosion in “locked-in trauma” across the country. Read the full story.
2. Lord Chief Justice calls for smaller juries to clear courts backlog
The Lord Chief Justice has said the pandemic has led to “deeply damaging” delays in the justice system, and suggested juries should be made smaller to clear the backlog.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Lord Burnett of Maldon expressed his frustration that certain offences “do seem to take a long time to investigate now”. Read the full story.
3. Sussexes confirm they bought ‘Lilibet Diana’ domain before Queen’s approval
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed that they did buy the “Lilibet Diana” and “Lili Diana” internet domain names before their daughter’s name was approved by the Queen.
The revelation will raise further questions about whether the couple sought permission from Her Majesty to use the highly personal pet name or rather “told” her when the baby had been born. Read the full story.
4. The Crown and Poldark could be scythed from European TV screens as EU targets ‘post-Brexit imperialism’
Britain has hit back at an EU plan to slash the “disproportionate” number of British TV and films shown in Europe.
The European Commission has been asked to carry out an impact study on the risk of British cultural imperialism, in possible first step towards tough rules banning UK shows from screens. Read the full story.
5. Summer travel will be filled with ‘hassle and delays’, warns Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has warned summer travel will be filled with “hassle and delays” as he played down the prospect of freedoms for the vaccinated.
The Prime Minister said Britons faced a “difficult year for travel” regardless of whether he pressed ahead with plans to scrap travel quarantine rules for double-jabbed Britons. Read the full story.
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