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1. Get back to traditional Tory values, Cabinet warns Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has been told to pay more attention to "traditionally Tory" values by ministers after the shock Chesham and Amersham by-election defeat.
Cabinet colleagues are urging the Prime Minister to adopt a more "Tory-focused approach" and not take for granted the party’s traditional support base in the rural South, after losing a seat they held for almost half a century. Read the full story.
2. Andrew Lloyd Webber backs down over threat to reopen theatres at full capacity
Andrew Lloyd Webber has backed down over his threat to reopen his theatres without social distancing after being warned his entire staff and the audience could have been fined hundreds of pounds each.
In a broad swipe at the Government’s dithering over the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, Lord Lloyd Webber also said on Friday he was declining an offer made to him by Boris Johnson to take part in a pilot scheme that would have allowed opening at full capacity. Read the full story.
3. Football fans arrested as Tartan Army takes over London
More than a dozen people have been arrested as police dealt with football fans when England took on Scotland in a much-anticipated Euros match.
Crowds thronged into Leicester Square in central London after the scoreless draw at Wembley on Friday night. Red flares were set off as fans, many wearing kilts and draped in Scotland flags, sang and cheered in the popular tourist spot. Read the full story.
4. Brussels takes heat out of sausage trade war in Northern Ireland
Brussels has signalled it could back down and avert a trade war with the UK as on Friday it welcomed the Government’s request for a three-month extension for British sausages to be sold in Northern Ireland.
Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission vice president, told an audience in Bruges that he was "convinced there is still a window for productive political dialogue" before the ban on chilled meats comes into effect in July. Read the full story.
5. Wagatha Christie case: Coleen Rooney has ‘no proof’ Rebekah Vardy was behind leaks, court hears
Rebekah Vardy has accused Coleen Rooney of “putting two and two together and making seven” in the latest round of the Wagatha Christie legal battle.
Mrs Rooney, wife of England’s top scorer Wayne, accused fellow footballer’s wife Mrs Vardy of leaking stories to tabloid press about her after she turned detective using her own social media accounts. Read the full story.
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