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1. Gareth Southgate summons the warrior spirit of generations past
Gareth Southgate will invoke the "courage" of the wartime generation as he issues a rallying cry ahead of England’s first major football tournament final since 1966.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s historic Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley Stadium, the England manager said the nation had "so much to be proud of" and argued that it was time to stop "looking at the negatives of our own country". Read the full story.
2. Britain and Brussels clash over £40bn Brexit divorce bill
Britain and Brussels are back at loggerheads as a fresh row emerges over the size of the Brexit divorce bill.
European Union accounts put the new net figure for the financial settlement as £40.8 billion, at least £1.8bn more than the highest UK estimate for the payments. Read the full story.
3. Travel policy in chaos as cheap Covid tests exposed as bogus
The Government’s travel testing policy was in chaos last night after it was forced to backtrack on claims that holidaymakers could purchase tests for as little as £1.99.
Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, boasted on national radio that tests could be bought for under £2.50 from the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) list of approved test providers, as he claimed the Government was driving down costs for prospective holidaymakers. Read the full story.
4. Met officer Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to Sarah Everard murder amid ‘string of police blunders’
Scotland Yard was under intense pressure on Friday after a serving officer admitted abducting, raping and murdering Sarah Everard, just days after colleagues missed an opportunity to arrest him.
Dame Cressida Dick apologised to the victim’s family for their pain and suffering after Wayne Couzens – a member of the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command – admitted the offences during a hearing at the Old Bailey. Read the full story.
5. Chris Eubank’s son Sebastian found dead at 29
The son of boxing legend Chris Eubank has died days before his 30th birthday.
Sebastian, who was a professional boxer like his father, the third oldest of Chis Eubank’s five children died on Friday morning in Dubai where he lived, representatives of his father said. Read the full story.
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