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Defiant Dominic Cummings ‘does not regret’ lockdown trip to Durham amid public and Tory anger

In an unprecedented press conference, the prime minister’s chief aide last night doubled down on his defence over travelling 260 miles from his home, despite the lockdown guidelines he had both supported and helped to create, and refused to apologise. A number of questions remain unanswered after this conference, including why Mr. Cummings didn’t explore other childcare options before travelling to Durham – Independent

MPs parrot party line with identical tweets about Dominic Cummings – Times

BBQs and garden socialising with friends and family bubbles will get the green light next month as UK eases lockdown further after Boris announces shops will reopen within days – Mail

Attempted suicides by elderly may be increasing six-fold, says royal college – Telegraph

Poorer areas miss out as £100m of emergency cash diverted to richer Tory councils with lower infection rates – Independent

UK volunteering soars during coronavirus crisis – Guardian


If Boris Johnson can’t do without Dominic Cummings then truly there is a void at the heart of this Government – Dominic Sandbrook, Mail

Antibody testing will expose the folly of lockdown – Angus Dalgleish, Telegraph

Should Sunak bail out major employers like foreign-owned Jaguar Land Rover? – Ruth Sunderland, Mail

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