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1. Michael Gove and Sarah Vine split raises Covid distancing questions
Michael Gove on Friday night became the second senior Cabinet minister in a week to split with his wife as Downing Street refused to say whether any social distancing rules had been broken.
The Cabinet Office minister is one of four people who have been making unprecedented decisions about people’s private lives during the pandemic, sparking questions about their own domestic arrangements. Read the full story.
2. Archbishop of York backs Telegraph campaign to end school bubbles
The Archbishop of York has called for the end of school bubbles and said children must be the priority in the next phase of the pandemic.
The Most Rev Stephen Cottrell, the second most senior Anglican in the country, said the pandemic had been "particularly traumatic" for children and urged the Government to put them at the heart of the UK’s recovery. Read the full story.
3. Ten European countries bow to pressure and accept Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine at borders
Ten European countries have bowed to pressure and unilaterally said they will accept the Indian-made version of the AstraZeneca jab at their borders amid mounting anger from Britons who unknowingly received the vaccine.
It comes after The Telegraph revealed that up to five million AstraZeneca shots administered in the UK fell foul of the EU’s new vaccine passport scheme and could result in holidaying Britons being turned back at Europe’s borders. Read the full story.
4. Desperate dig to free teenager trapped in a hole on beach
A teenager had to be rescued from a Cornwall beach after becoming trapped in a 6ft hole he and his friends had dug.
Members of the public helped police, coast guards and firefighters free the 18-year-old after he became buried up to his mouth when a wall of the hole collapsed on Fistral Beach, in Newquay. Read the full story.
5. Secret weapon of teenage tennis star Emma Raducanu: non-pushy parents
In a sport plagued down the years by pushy parents, Britain’s overnight teenage tennis sensation has a secret weapon: her mother and father are more interested in her exam results.
Emma Raducanu, the 18-year-old who continues her extraordinary Wimbledon adventure in the third round on Saturday, owes much of her success to their "measured" approach, her coach and teachers believe. Read the full story.
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