Boris Johnson’s jibe at Rishi Sunak

Mr Johnson told business leaders in Birmingham he would hand over the baton seamlessly in the “next leg of the great political relay race” once his successor is chosen.

However, the incumbent prime minister couldn’t help but slam Mr Sunak for his high-profile U-turn on tax cuts this week. You can watch her thinly veiled dig here.

Nadine Dorries has accused Mr Sunak of helping lead a ‘ruthless coup’ against Mr Johnson to force the Prime Minister out of Downing Street.

The Culture Secretary’s comments came as she was forced to cut a TV interview short after a heckler threatened to call the police on the cameraman.

Tavistock Transgender Clinic closed by NHS

The Tavistock Transgender Clinic is to be closed by the NHS after a review found it is ‘unsafe’ for children. NHS England will move young people who think they are trans to regional centers which will take a more “holistic” approach to treatment and consider other mental health or medical issues they may have. The decision is a response to Cass’ interim review, which warned that doctors at Tavistock had felt “pressured to take a hard-line affirmative approach” to gender identity rather than going through the normal process of clinical evaluation with young people. The review was commissioned amid concerns about “inconclusive evidence to support clinical decision-making” which has seen children as young as 10 receive puberty blockers.

Comedian actor Bernard Cribbins dies aged 93

Bernard Cribbins, the children’s TV star who died at the age of 93, made good friends for life when he played the kindly station doorman, Mr Perks, in Lionel’s The Railway Children Jeffries (1970). One such friend was Jenny Agutter, then 17, in one of her earliest film roles. She described her devastation at the news of his death. Cribbins was one of Britain’s most accomplished post-war practitioners of whimsical light comedy and farce, a surprisingly adept exponent of silly songs that shot up the pop charts, and a lifelong mainstay of British cinema. of the 1960s and 1970s. Read his Telegraph obituary and take a look at this interview with him from 2020, when the Doctor Who star credited his working-class upbringing for his longevity in life and work.

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World news: Half of Russian forces dead or wounded in war

More than 75,000 Russians have been killed or injured in the war in Ukraine so far, according to classified Biden administration estimates. The briefing was offered to members of the House of Representatives. If correct, that would mean that around half the number of Russian soldiers committed to the war effort have been killed or injured in the conflict so far. Russian forces today struck a military base north of the capital Kyiv, Ukraine said in a rare admission of a successful attack on its military infrastructure by Moscow. Meanwhile, the US could release a convicted Russian arms dealer, better known as the ‘Dealer of Death’, as part of a prisoner swap to free an American basketball star and an ex-US Marine from Russian captivity.

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“We need more TV comedy – for the health of the country”

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