This morning, Camilla Turner revealed how children from the most deprived areas are hit hardest by school self-isolation. 

Today in the Commons, the first signs of progress to tackle this emerged.

The Education Secretary said school bubbles could be lifted from the new "freedom day" on July 19, in time for summer camps but not before the end of the current term. 

Conservative backbenchers including Robert Halfon, chairman of the Commons’ education committee, and Mark Harper, the former chief whip, put pressure on Gavin Williamson to lift restrictions immediately. 

Read how the Education Secretary responded.

Meanwhile, a spike in cases in the Balearic Islands could threaten a resumption of overseas holidays in one of the most popular destinations on the Government’s newly updated green list. 

The Spanish islands, which include Majorca and Ibiza, have seen its rolling average case rate double in 10 days. 

The destinations are among 14 countries added to the green watchlist. 

There is good news for double-jabbed Scots, though, who could enjoy quarantine-free foreign summer holidays by August.

Meet Europe’s ‘mini-Trump’ taking over EU presidency

A grace period extension in the sausage wars has been agreed between the UK and the European Union. The deal will allow chilled meats including sausages to be sent from Great Britain to Northern Ireland until September 30. It comes as Slovenia’s prime minister, a nationalist dubbed "mini-Trump", takes charge of the EU’s rotating presidency on Thursday amid fears he will pour petrol on the flames of the bloc’s culture war over LGBT rights. Read how Janez Jansa, a communist turned Right-wing populist after the collapse of Yugoslavia, could exacerbate divides between members in the east and more liberal west.

England supporters warned against travelling to Rome

Italian authorities have delivered a reality check to England fans still reveling in the nation’s victory against Germany in the Euros, warning supporters not to travel to Italy for England’s quarter-final game against Ukraine in Rome. Here is why. Many fans have soldiered on at work with sore heads today. Thom Gibbs and Luke Edwards describe how it feels to be an England fan right now. England are only the second team in Euros history not to concede a goal in their opening four matches. Daniel Zeqiri examines the formula behind the tournament-leading defence. Jamie Carragher sets out why Gareth Southgate is not an FA ‘blazer’ and here are our experts’ predictions for who will win Euro 2020.

At a glance: Coronavirus evening briefing

  • Coronavirus liveblog | Stop daily cases updates, says JCVI scientist
  • Cases surge | Infections rise after Tartan Army’s London invasion
  • North Korea | Kim Jong-un admits to first ‘major crisis’ in Covid battle
  • Furloughed staff | Scheme to wind down from July – key information
  • Working from home | Apple clashes with staff over flexible working

Also in the news: Today’s other headlines

Police shooting | A man accused of murdering Metropolitan Police officer, Sergeant Matt Ratana, has appeared in court from his hospital bed. Louis de Zoysa, 23, is accused of shooting the custody officer, 54, dead during a search at Croydon Custody Centre. Read on for details.

  • GB News | Channel battles to counter slide in viewers
  • ‘Mock attacks’ | Russian jets accused of ‘harassing’ on Dutch navy ship
  • Analysis | Can the Chinese Communist Party last another 100 years?
  • The Blue Boy | Gainsborough painting to return to UK after 100 years
  • Black Widow, review | Has the flaw in Marvel movies been exposed?

Around the world: ‘Flying car’ completes first test

It was once the stuff of science fiction novels, but the concept of a flying car is now a reality after a new prototype completed a 35-minute flight between two airports in Slovakia. The AirCar is capable of flying around 600 miles at a height of up to 8,000ft. It runs on normal petrol-pump fuel and is powered by an engine made by BMW, with a cruising speed of 120mph. See the vehicle in action in the skies and on the roads.

Wednesday big feature

‘Hong Kong Silenced’ – New podcast on Beijing’s crackdown

Hong Kong Silenced podcast

Told by Hong Kongers, this four-part series by Sophia Yan and Nicola Smith looks at how the National Security Law has fundamentally changed life in the city

Listen to the podcast

Comment and analysis

  • Jeremy Warner | Javid can turn the page on bungling Government
  • Russell Viner | Society must repay its debt to the young
  • Judith Woods | We must stop romanticising drunken artistic genius
  • Ben Wright | Forgive the dressing-down but we lose suits at our peril
  • Neil McCormick | Why Courtney Love’s ‘stealing’ charges are rubbish

Editor’s choice

  • Ferrari Portofino M review | This isn’t the best grand tourer – but it is affordable
  • Maths of healthy middle-age | A 6pm finish, three cups of coffee a day and one cold shower
  • From ‘the new Marilyn Monroe’ to Skid Row | The Hollywood shaming of Barbara Payton
  • Business and money briefing

    Price pressure | Eurozone tensions over pandemic support threaten to re-emerge this summer as economists predict reopening bottlenecks will drive a price surge despite a temporary retreat for inflation.

    • Bus routes | Burnham warned plan may lead to overseas operators
    • Property | Would anyone buy a penthouse in Canary Wharf now?
    • On top of markets | Live stocks and shares updates 24 hours a day

    Sport briefing

    Wimbledon 2021 | No 1 seed and five-times champion Novak Djokovic produced a clinical display to defeat South African trebuchet Kevin Anderson in a re-run of the 2018 final. Elsewhere, Alize Cornet shocked fifth seed Bianca Andreescu in straight sets and Cameron Norrie impressed in his first round match. Follow the latest action here.

    • Rafael Benitez | Why have Everton risked fans’ fury with new boss
    • Tottenham | Spurs on verge of appointing Nuno Espirito Santo
    • Tour de France | Pogacar blows field away to win stage five

    Three things for tonight

    • Watch | Sophie: A Murder in West Cork, Netflix
    • Plan | The best pubs and places to watch Wimbledon 2021
    • Play | Telegraph Puzzles featuring today’s Crossword and Sudoku

    And finally… for this evening’s downtime

    Jill Biden in Vogue | After a four-year hiatus, a US First Lady is back on the cover of American Vogue. As Jill Biden takes centre stage, Emily Cronin charts the history of First Ladies in the magazine.

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