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1. Demoting Rishi Sunak would be Boris Johnson’s political ‘death warrant’, allies warn
Boris Johnson would be signing his political “death warrant” if he demoted Rishi Sunak, a close ally of the Chancellor has warned in an escalation of tensions.
The Prime Minister was reported to have made a barbed joke about moving Mr Sunak to the role of Health Secretary in a meeting last week – claims Number 10 did not deny on Sunday. Read the full story.
2. ‘Too many’ teenagers going to university, warns education charity chief
Too many young people are going to university, one of Britain’s leading education philanthropists has warned, amid a major push by the Government for even the brightest students to take up degree apprenticeships instead.
Sir Peter Lampl, the founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust and an influential figure in the field of social mobility, said the number of school-leavers seeking university places is now a “massive” problem for the country’s finances. Read the full story.
3. Duke of Cambridge congratulates gold-medal winning boxer with troubled past
The Duke of Cambridge led praise for a gold medallist boxer after they met before the Games to discuss how she overcame hardship.
Lauren Price became Team GB’s final champion in Tokyo on Sunday after starting out in elite boxing while still working as a taxi driver. After receiving her medal, she immediately looked skywards in remembrance of one of the grandparents who had taken her in at the age of three. Read the full story.
4. Army on standby to restock Britain’s shelves amid truck driver shortage
The Army is on standby to restock Britain’s shelves as military HGV drivers are prepped to deliver food and essentials to supermarkets amid the truck driver shortage.
No formal request has yet been received by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), but military drivers could be first in line to help Britain’s beleaguered supply lines as the “pingdemic” continues to hit logistic firms. Read the full story.
5. The Ivy’s ‘Geisha girl and Fu Manchu’ video provokes furious online backlash
The Ivy has apologised for releasing a “garish, dehumanising and orientalising” advert featuring “a horrible mish-mash of cultural archetypes” to promote their new Chinese restaurant.
The high-end chain opened its newest branch The Ivy Asia on July 30, claiming to offer “a unique blend of flavours and ingredients taking inspiration from a number of Asian cuisines”. Read the full story.
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