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1. Boris Johnson declares war on swindled gas stations
Boris Johnson is declaring war on gas stations that fail to reduce the government’s fuel tax, and vows to name and embarrass those who refuse to lower their prices.
Three government sources said the prime minister had expressed anger that the 5 penny-per-liter fuel tax reduction announced in March was not materializing in many bombs. Read the whole story.
2. Liverpool fans with tear gas by Paris police
Liverpool have demanded a formal investigation after fans received tear gas from police and the Champions League final was delayed by 37 minutes with thousands of fans unable to enter the Stade de France.
The fans were trapped in bottlenecks even though they arrived at the stadium with overtime, with the organization around the arena described as “characteristic” as the chaotic situation made many fans they feared for their safety. Read the whole story.
3. Free and ounces back in time for the platinum jubilee
Boris Johnson will pave the way for the return of pounds and ounces to British stores this week, in a measure of “common sense” announced by Conservative MPs as taking advantage of the freedoms offered by Brexit.
On Friday, the government will publish proposals to repeal EU-derived law requiring metric units to be used for all trade, with limited exceptions. Read the whole story.
4. Young people forced to wait until next year to book the driving test
Young people in large parts of the country are unable to book a driving test until next year, as the scale of the crisis affecting the Drivers and Vehicles Standards Agency is exposed for the first time. (DVSA).
On Saturday night, at least five major cities, including London and Birmingham, appeared to have no space available until early November, the government-imposed booking window limit. Read the whole story.
5. The queen will change the tradition of Trooping the Color
The Queen is to receive a greeting from the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the first time in her 70th birthday at Trooping the Color, in a commitment that will allow her to comfortably fulfill her retirement duties.
The military ceremony, which will open the Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Thursday, will conclude with the march of the Home Division in front of the palace where the Queen will appear on the balcony. Read the whole story.
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