|‘It’s not a strategy’ / Food plan for England condemned by its own lead adviser|
|Henry Dimbleby says government’s response to his review of food system shows no vision and ‘is not a strategy’|
|At a glance / What we know on day 110 of the invasion|
|Fierce street fighting continues in Sievierodonetsk, where Russian forces destroyed a bridge cutting off possible evacuation route|
The super-rich / More than 15,000 millionaires expected to leave Russia in 2022
About 15% of Russians with more than $1m (£820,000) in ready assets are expected to have emigrated to other countries by the end of 2022, according to projects based on migration data by Henley & Partners, a London-based firm that acts as matchmaker between the super-rich and countries selling their citizenships.
|Northern Ireland / EU poised to take legal action against UK over protocol bill|
|Bloc says it will not renegotiate agreement and threatens to take ministers to court for ‘damaging’ unilateral action|
Food strategy / Fury as government waters down post-Brexit standards
|Rwanda / Asylum flight cancelled after 11th-hour ECHR intervention|
|First flight to Rwanda grounded after lawyers make successful emergency application|
Food / UK prices could rise 15% over summer – report
Meat, cereals, dairy, fruit and vegetables are likely to be the worst affected as the war in Ukraine combines with production lockdowns in China and export bans on key food stuffs such as palm oil from Indonesia and wheat from India, the grocery trade body IGD warns.
Products that rely on wheat, such as chicken, pork and bakery items, are likely to face the most rapid price rises as problems with exports and production from Ukraine, a big producer of grain, combine with sanctions on Russia, another key producer.
British Gymnastics / Child gymnasts abused and denied water, food and toilet breaks, damning report finds
‘Heartbroken’ / Family pays tribute to Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira
Global economy / Stock markets plunge again as flurry of interest rate hikes fuels recession fears
Capitol attack / Trump brought US ‘dangerously close to catastrophe’, panel says
The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol presented evidence on Thursday that Donald Trump was told his last-gasp attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election was unlawful but forged ahead anyway.
Trump then pressured his vice-president, Mike Pence, to reject a tally of state electors as part of a plot that brought the country “dangerously close to catastrophe”, the panel heard.
The hearing concluded ominously, with a warning from Luttig that the same forces continue to threaten American democracy.
Trump and his allies remain “clear and present danger to American democracy,” Luttig told the panel, not because of what happened on January 6 but because of their determination to “succeed in 2024 where they failed in 2020”.
|Ukraine / Russia has strategically lost war, declares UK admiral, as Lavrov says no shame in war crimes|
|‘Russia is not squeaky clean. Russia is what it is’ – Kremlin foreign minister’s response to UN report claiming atrocities in Ukraine|
|Kyiv visit / Scholz, Macron and Draghi vow support for Ukraine’s EU bid|
|Live / Russia-Ukraine war: heavy fighting continues in Donbas; Russia renews push south of Izium, UK says|
|Britain’s defence ministry says Russia’s goal is to penetrate deeper into the Donetsk region and envelope the pocket around Sievierodonetsk|
|Boris Johnson / Prime minister accused of ‘contempt’ for north by snubbing Doncaster for Kyiv|
|Tory MPs in north of England warn PM he cannot take seats won from Labour’s ‘red wall’ for granted|
Dom Phillips / Police confirm remains found in Brazilian Amazon belong to reporter
Forensic tests carried out on human remains found in the Brazilian Amazon have confirmed that they belonged to Dom Phillips, the British journalist who went missing with the Indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira.
|A wave of 1970s-style economic unrest is threatening to spread from the railways across the public services, as unions representing teachers and NHS workers warn of potential industrial action over pay.|
|Trade unions / New strike chaos as teachers and NHS staff warn of action over pay|
|Rail unions set to walk out on Tuesday, as clashes loom over public sector pay offers falling short of inflation
Rail transport / Network Rail in last-ditch bid to stop train strike causing chaos across UK
Russia’s war in Ukraine could take years, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “We must prepare for the fact that it could take years. We must not let up in supporting Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said. “Even if the costs are high, not only for military support, also because of rising energy and food prices,” he added.
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