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1. Hancock faces sack if affair becomes ‘Barnard Castle moment’

Matt Hancock should face the sack as Health Secretary over breaching Covid rules to conduct an affair if public anger matches the backlash against Dominic Cummings’s trip to Barnard Castle, Cabinet ministers have warned.

Tory MPs urged Boris Johnson to "pull the plug" on Mr Hancock and expressed their frustration to party whips over the Health Secretary’s "hypocritical" behaviour. Read the full story.

2. Gina Coladangelo: the millionaire lobbyist quietly appointed to top government roles

At the top of her LinkedIn profile alongside the Government’s royal coat of arms, Gina Coladangelo boasts of being a non-executive director at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

Her part-time appointment in September last year made headlines because that listing was one of the few places where her role was made public. Read the full story.

3. Public urged not to turn new Diana memorial statue into a shrine

The Duke of Sussex arrived back in the UK on Friday, giving him time to view the statue of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, privately ahead of its unveiling next week.

Prince Harry, 36, will spend five days in self-isolation at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, but is thought likely to want to see the sculpture alone, enabling him a moment of personal reflection before facing the cameras. Read the full story.

4. Pentagon reveals all on UFOs but report finds no evidence of aliens visiting Earth

A highly-anticipated US intelligence report on UFO sightings concluded that the vast majority could not be explained.

It was unable to rule out the possibility that they were highly advanced aircraft operated by foreign adversaries, or that they were of extraterrestrial origin. Read the full story.

5. The word Caucasian is ‘racist’ and must be banned, say academics

The word Caucasian should be banned in scientific studies and papers because it is "associated with a racist classification of humans", according to a group of leading academics.

Caucasian, they say, is "outdated and scientifically incoherent" and scientists should "avoid usage where possible". Read the full story.

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