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1. Double jabs set to be needed to watch Premier League matches
Premier League football fans who have not been fully vaccinated could be barred from attending matches from October under plans expected to be signed off by ministers, The Telegraph can disclose.
The mandatory requirement is expected to extend to the autumn rugby internationals, major concerts, and spectator events of 20,000 or more as part of Boris Johnson’s efforts to turn Covid-19 into a “manageable menace”. Read the full story.
2. Number of Met Police officers off work reaches record level as pingdemic chaos escalates
The number of officers off work in Britain’s biggest police force has reached a record pandemic high due to the chaos of the ‘pingdemic’, as binmen are expected to be added to a list of works exempt from self-isolation.
Nearly one in five Met Police officers are currently absent from duty, at a time when there is increased pressure on police forces due to the lifting of all restrictions and the return of the nighttime economy. Read the full story.
3. Animal testing could end as Priti Patel launches review
Animal testing could be phased out, with scientists told to carry out experiments on lab-grown organs instead, The Telegraph can reveal.
Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, is launching a review that will task officials with finding ways to end the use of animals in the development of medicines. Read the full story.
4. Pensions triple lock could be suspended amid concern over fairness to young
Pensioners could lose the triple lock next year amid mounting concern in Government over the “unfairness” of hiking taxes on young people to pay for Boris Johnson’s £10 billion social care reforms.
Senior Government sources have revealed that discussions between the Treasury and No 10 have been held about suspending the guarantee on pension increases alongside raising national insurance contributions (NICS) by one per cent. Read the full story.
5. Day two from Tokyo 2020
Follow the latest action from the Olympic Games in Tokyo – and catch up on what you missed overnight. Read the full story.
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