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1. Michael Gove: Boris Johnson will not grant new Scottish referendum before next election

Boris Johnson will not grant a new Scottish independence referendum before the 2024 general election, Michael Gove has said.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, said the Prime Minister’s focus was on recovery from the Covid pandemic. Read the full story.

2. British citizens in EU are being denied work and healthcare after Brexit, Priti Patel warns

British citizens living in the EU after Brexit are being denied work and healthcare, Priti Patel has warned.

In an exclusive article for The Telegraph, the Home Secretary urges EU nations to treat UK citizens as fairly as Britain was treating their citizens. Read the full story.

3. Exclusive: Government accused of hypocrisy as football VIPs allowed to visit UK without quarantine

Boris Johnson was on Tuesday night accused of hypocrisy as it emerged that the Government has caved in to Uefa and will allow thousands of football VIPs to attend the Euro 2020 finals without quarantining.

Ministers are facing a backlash from senior Tory MPs over the decision to exempt Uefa officials, politicians and sponsors from having to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival in the UK. Read the full story.

4. Security guard goes on trial accused of being Brighton cat killer

A security guard accused of stabbing nine cats to death and injuring seven more was caught when he was spotted attacking a kitten on CCTV erected by the owner of one of his previous victims, a court has heard.

Steve Bouquet, 54, who is being tried in his absence at Chichester Crown Court, allegedly went on the cat killing spree in Brighton between October 2018 and June 2019. Read the full story.

5. England beat Czech Republic to top Group D thanks to Raheem Sterling goal

A goal from Raheem Sterling was enough to beat the Czech Republic 1-0 and send England into the Euro 2020 knockout stage top of their group.

Scotland, however, are out after losing 3-1 to Croatia. Read the full story.

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