UK press point on Thursday morning: Portugal could face Green List ax
Meanwhile, Mr Johnson’s education catch-up czar resigned last night as he accused ministers of a ‘half-hearted’ approach to helping children whose learning has been disrupted by the pandemic.
Sir Kevan Collins said the funding allocated “does not come close to meeting the scale of the challenge”.
In a scathing statement, he added that the package announced yesterday “betrayed an underestimation of the importance of education”.
New tanks cannot be driven over 20 mph
A new fleet of tanks bought by the military for £ 3.47 billion cannot be driven safely above 20 mph, a leaked report has revealed. Military leaders have been warned that the new Ajax armored fighting vehicles, which are supposed to travel at speeds of up to 40 mph, pose safety risks to soldiers if driven more than half their way. Maximum speed. Vehicle testing had to be suspended for four months after troops were discovered to be suffering from swollen joints and tinnitus. A government report seen by The telegraph states that the safety restrictions include speed restrictions as well as restricting crews to one and a half hours indoors at a time.
English beginner faces storm over racist messages
England Test newbie Ollie Robinson said he was “ashamed” and “embarrassed” by a series of historical sexist, racist and Islamophobic Twitter posts that put him at risk of being banned from the international scene . The Sussex pitcher took two wickets yesterday on opening day against New Zealand at Lord’s, but his exploits were overshadowed by the discovery of offensive content on his Twitter account nine years ago.
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