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Patients face long delays for ‘routine’ surgery in wake of coronavirus lockdown

Doctors’ leaders have warned that patients are likely to have to wait for up to a year for routine hip and knee replacements, and other such operations, due to the government’s lockdown measures. Despite huge, and ever-growing backlogs, hospitals are currently running at only about half their usual capacity – Mail

Sir Mark Sedwill quits as UK’s top civil servant amid Dominic Cummings’ war with Whitehall – Times

Weddings off until September, as councils are yet to make venues ‘Covid secure’ – Telegraph

Leicester could be first place in England to face local lockdown – Guardian

Boris warned UK must review relationship with Beijing ‘without delay’ – Express


Justin Welby is rewriting the principles that hold our societies together – Nick Timothy, Telegraph

The deadly hippy crack craze: The oh-so-trendy – but sometimes FATAL – drug of choice for the post-lockdown revellers who are turning Britain into a giant dustbin – Harry Wallop, Mail

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