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1. Gene-edited crops to be sped up to ease Ukraine food crisis
The production of gene-edited crops is to be sped up to help guarantee British food supplies in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine.
2. Simon Case expected to bear ‘ultimate responsibility’ for partygate
The Cabinet Secretary is set to come under heavy pressure to resign this week as the Sue Gray report is expected to conclude that he bears “ultimate responsibility” for the Partygate scandal, The Telegraph understands.
Simon Case, the head of the civil service, is braced for the report to be “brutal” and contain “stinging criticism” of his leadership and conduct during his tenure in Downing Street. Read the full story.
3. NHS wait lists may be twice as long as reported
The number of people waiting for NHS treatment may be twice the figures being reported, with millions missing from official data, the Telegraph has learned.
Analysis seen by this paper shows that the current method of counting vastly underestimates the true scale of the problem, with some patients lost in the system or removed before treatment is complete. Read the full story.
4. Prince William to appear on £5 coin to mark his 40th birthday
The Duke of Cambridge’s 40th birthday will be celebrated with a £5 coin featuring his portrait, the Royal Mint has announced.
The UK’s official coin producer has unveiled the coin ahead of Prince William’s milestone birthday on June 21. Read the full story.
5. Rising immigration ‘undeniably undermines’ Brexit promises
Priti Patel has been warned over the “drastic increase” in net immigration, as Red Wall MPs say it “undeniably undermines” Brexit promises.
In a letter to the Home Secretary, over two dozen Conservative politicians have sounded the alarm over data suggesting net immigration for this year “could be higher than any in recent history”. Read the full story.