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1. Lord Geidt resigns as Chief Ethics Officer of Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser has resigned, a day after saying the prime minister could have breached the ministerial code by being fined for partygate.
Lord Geidt, who had only been in office for 14 months, announced the news in a brief statement on the government’s website, which gave no reason for his decision. Read the whole story.
2. Duchess of Cambridge tells Sajid Javid: Children’s mental health must be our priority
The Duchess of Cambridge will meet with Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Thursday as she calls for children’s mental health to be prioritized at her first political roundtable.
The event marks an important milestone in the Duchess’s long-term work in early childhood development. Read the whole story.
3. Railway strikes will cut off entire cities and towns as NHS cancels operations
Entire towns and cities will be cut off from the train network next week as the strike closes half of British rail lines.
Great Britain will be left without any rail services on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday when 40,000 RMT members come out in a dispute over wages and jobs. Network Rail confirmed on Wednesday that about 80 percent of services should be discarded. Read the whole story.
4. European judges could delay migrant flights to Rwanda for a year
Ministers have said flights to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda could be delayed by a year by the European Court of Human Rights.
High-level lawyers and government experts fear the court may use temporary precautionary measures, the tactics it deployed on Tuesday’s ground flight, to delay the operation of the policy aimed at deterring migrants from crossing the Canal. Read the whole story.
5. Human remains buried in Amazon while brothers “confess to killing British journalist Dom Phillips”
Human remains have been found buried in an Amazon site after two brothers confessed to killing a British journalist and his Brazilian guide.
Brazilian Justice Minister Anderson Torres said on Wednesday that police had reported finding human remains during the search for the missing couple, who disappeared more than a week ago. But the remains are yet to be identified. Read the whole story.
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