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1. Holidays to France thrown into chaos as fully vaccinated Britons will need to quarantine

French summer holidays have been thrown into chaos as ministers announced they would reimpose rules requiring fully vaccinated Britons to quarantine.

All tourists arriving back from the country from Monday will have to isolate at home for up to 10 days, reversing plans for an exemption for those who have had two shots. Read the full story.

2. ‘Pingdemic’ could lead to food shortages as millions face self-isolation

The chaos caused by the NHS Test and Trace app could cause food shortages, the leader of one of the UK’s biggest ports companies has warned.

There is mounting alarm at the economic impact of the disruption caused by more than 500,000 people being forced to stay at home for up to 10 days after receiving an alert telling them they have been near someone who tested positive for Covid-19, as it was predicted that the numbers could rise to up to five million.  Read the full story.

3. Germany faced with biblical flooding scenes and more than 100 dead

Hundreds of people are unaccounted for after the devastating floods that swept through Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, with 126 declared dead by Friday night. 

Twelve people drowned after being trapped in a disabled care facility as the waters rose in the German town of Sinzig. Read the full story.

4. GB News programming chief resigns a month after launch

The director of programming at GB News is understood to have resigned little more than a month after its launch.

John McAndrew, an industry veteran who has worked at Sky News, the BBC and Euronews, was regarded as the second-in-command of the new network. Read the full story.

5. Green alternatives to gas boilers to cost £12bn more than Government planned

Green alternatives to gas boilers will cost £11.8 billion more than the Government has budgeted for over the next four years because ministers have vastly underestimated the scale of home retrofits, The Telegraph can reveal.

Homeowners and landlords also face paying £17.8 billion in the next four years to go green, according to analysis from leading energy groups and think tanks. Read the full story.

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