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1. Exclusive: Royal Navy withdraws from migrant patrols in the English Channel
The Royal Navy plans to end its role dealing with Channel migrants, The Telegraph has learned.
The Ministry of Defense has told ministers it plans to relinquish responsibility for handling migrants crossing the UK illegally on January 31. Read the full story.
2. Affluent A-level students are the least likely to get university place offers
Teenagers from the most affluent backgrounds are the least likely of any group to have received a first-time university offer, according to The Telegraph.
A-level students in areas classified as ‘most advantaged’ by universities are the least likely to have an offer ahead of Thursday’s results day. Read the full story.
3. UK weather warning: Pack your valuables as soon as the 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 began on Monday afternoon as thunderstorms brought hail and nearly three inches of rain to some places, with the weather service warning of the danger to life from flash flooding. Read the full story.
4. Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street
Only the wallpaper seems to remain. Movers spent Monday loading two lorries 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 having their apartment stripped bare by staying out of the country on holiday in Greece. Read the full story.
5. The Omicron booster vaccine will be used in the UK rollout
Britain’s autumn Covid vaccination campaign will default to a new omicron-specific vaccine after the country became the first in the world to authorize a vaccine variant.
The next stage of the rollout will see 26 million people invited to receive a new dose, starting in September, with those over 50, healthcare workers and vulnerable people all eligible. Read the full story.
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