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10 million on NHS waiting lists within months

The government’s lockdown means that ten million people could be on NHS waiting lists for non-coronavirus diseases by the end of the year, lead clinicians have warned. A letter to the prime minister warns, ‘the lack of diagnosis and treatment of non-COVID patients is putting many thousands of lives at risk’ – Sunday Express

‘One metre plus’, the new rule that will reopen UK – Sunday Telegraph

Cecil Rhodes statue to make way for African‑American scholar – Sunday Times

Parents slam school after 13-year-old children were told to plan their own funeral as homework – including choosing flowers and a coffin – Mail on Sunday

Smugglers charge migrants in Calais camp £500 for a surfboard — and send them to their death – Sunday Times

Reading stabbings: three die in ‘terror attack’ – Sunday Times


I’ve seen hamsters more intimidating than this mob who shouted at me – but what is frightening is their intolerance of all other opinions – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

The UK’s jobs nightmare is only just beginning – Liam Halligan, Sunday Telegraph

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