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NEWS

Nearly three times as many people are now dying from flu and pneumonia than coronavirus in England and Wales

In the week ending July 10, 917 influenza and pneumonia deaths were registered. The number of Covid-19 deaths registered — which is always slightly higher than how many occurred — in the same time-frame was 366 – Mail

British cruise line collapses due to ‘seismic proportions’ of pandemic – Telegraph

MI5 to get more powers following Russia report – Times

Four million women born in the 1950s have been ‘disenfranchised’ by the ‘catastrophic’ changes to state pension age after it was raised from 60 to 66, Court of Appeal hears – Mail

Matt Hancock confirms plans to downgrade SAGE and have the secretive Joint Biosecurity Centre take over Britain’s coronavirus response – as he dismisses reforming Public Health England before winter – Mail

Britain close to abandoning hope of Brexit trade deal – Telegraph

COMMENT

China is our greatest threat, not Putin’s Russia – Iain Duncan Smith, Telegraph

A £1.6trillion EU splurge. Bitter squabbling. I was Remain… but what a relief we’re out! – Dominic Sandbrook, Mail

Of course Shamima Begum’s not afraid of the British justice system – there’s not much to fear – Allison Pearson, Telegraph

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