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1. More money from energy bills for each household under Rishi Sunak’s rescue plan
All households in the country will receive extra money from their energy bills this fall under a new cost-of-living support package to be presented by Rishi Sunak on Thursday.
The chancellor will announce an increase in the £ 200 savings revealed earlier this year and will abandon plans to get people back the amount over the next few years. Read the whole story.
2. Boris Johnson denies covering up party when Sue Gray abandons investigation into Abba’s “themed” event
Sue Gray has admitted to abandoning her investigation into Downing Street’s “Abba party”, claiming it was not “appropriate or proportionate” as Boris Johnson was forced to deny a cover-up of the party.
The November 13, 2020 event was hosted by Carrie Johnson, the wife of the Prime Minister, to celebrate the departure of Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain. There were claims that Abba’s Winner Takes It All was heard coming out of the 11th floor. Read the whole story.
3. China must destroy Elon Musk satellites with a “hard kill” weapon, academics say
China needs a “hard kill” weapon to destroy Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites, a state university with close ties to the country’s communist regime has said.
Researchers at the Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications Technology called Starlink a threat to China’s national security because of its “enormous potential for military applications.” Read the whole story.
4. Prince Harry and Meghan will join the Queen for the platinum jubilee service at St. Paul’s Cathedral
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join the largest royal family reunion since their wedding next week as the Queen’s relatives gather to celebrate her reign at St Paul’s Cathedral.
All of the monarch’s cousins, children and grandchildren are expected to attend the Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service, which will be the largest royal outing of the festive weekend, although younger relatives will not attend. Read the whole story.
5. The sad reality of gun crimes in the United States: Guns kill more children than car accidents and cancer
Now guns kill more American children than car crashes and cancer combined, with gun sales in the country on a seemingly inexorable rise.
Gun-related deaths among American children increased nearly 30% between 2019 and 2020, twice the general population. Read the whole story.
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