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1. Exclusive: Royal Navy withdraws from migrant patrols in the Channel
The Royal Navy plans to end its role in tackling Channel migrants, The Telegraph has learned.
The Ministry of Defense has informed ministers that it plans to waive responsibility for dealing with migrants crossing illegally into the UK on 31 January. Read the full story.
2. Wealthy A-pupils are least likely to receive offers for a university place
Of all groups, teens from the most affluent backgrounds are the least likely to have received an offer from a university for the first time, The Telegraph found.
Top-level students from areas rated “most advantaged” by universities are the least likely to get an offer prior to Thursday’s results day. Read the full story.
3. UK Weather Alert: Pack Your Valuables Now When Floods Start
Households should pack their valuables and prepare for flooding, the Met Office said, with three million homes at risk of flooding.
In Devon and Cornwall, flooding started on Monday afternoon when thunderstorms brought hail and in some places nearly two inches of rain, with the weather service warning of life-threatening flash flooding. Read the full story.
4. Boris Johnson moves from Downing Street
Only the wallpaper seems to remain. Movers spent Monday loading two trucks with the contents of the flat above number 11 Downing Street, which has been the home of Boris and Carrie Johnson for just over three years.
The Johnsons avoided the trauma of seeing their flat robbed by staying out of the country on holiday in Greece. Read the full story.
5. Omicron booster vaccine to be used in UK rollout
Britain’s fall vaccination campaign against Covid will default to a new ommicron-specific injection after the country becomes the first in the world to approve a vaccine variant.
In the next phase of the rollout, 26 million people will be invited to a new dose from September, with the over 50s, health professionals and the vulnerable all eligible. Read the full story.
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