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1. Exclusive: Royal Navy pulls out of Channel migrant patrols
The Royal Navy plans to end its role in charge of boarding Channel migrants, The Telegraph has learned.
The Ministry of Defense has told ministers that it plans to relinquish responsibility for dealing with migrants who cross into the UK illegally on January 31. Read the full story.
2. Well-off A-level students are less likely to receive offers of university places
Teens from the wealthiest backgrounds are the least likely of any group to have received a college offer for the first time on record, The Telegraph found.
A-level students from areas rated “most favored” by universities are the least likely to have an offer before results day on Thursday. Read the full story.
3. UK weather warning: pack up your valuables now that the flooding begins
Households should pack up valuables and prepare for flooding, the Met Office said, with three million households at risk of flooding.
In Devon and Cornwall, flooding began on Monday afternoon when thunderstorms brought hail and nearly three inches of rain in places, with the weather service warning of life-threatening flash flooding. Read the full story.
4. Boris Johnson moves out of Downing Street
Only the wallpaper seems to stay. Moving workers spent Monday loading two trucks with the contents of the apartment above 11 Downing Street that has been home to Boris and Carrie Johnson for just over three years.
The Johnsons avoided the trauma of seeing their apartment stripped by staying out of the country on vacation in Greece. Read the full story.
5. The Omicron booster vaccine will be used in the UK launch
Britain’s autumn covid vaccination campaign will use a new omicron-specific jab as its default after the country became the first in the world to license a variant vaccine.
The next stage of the rollout will invite 26 million people to receive a new dose, starting in September, with those over 50, healthcare workers and the vulnerable all eligible. Read the full story.
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