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Sadiq Khan, Scottish Parliament Election

Sunday morning UK news briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph

5/9/2021 7:08:00 AM

Your 5am headlines from The Telegraph's news team

The Prime Minister wrote to the Scottish First Minister, as well as Mark Drakeford, the Welsh First Minister, saying they need to show "spirit of unity and cooperation" and concentrate on repairing the economy. Read the full story.2. Sadiq Khan wins second term as mayor of London but Labour support in capital wanes Sadiq Khan won a second term as Mayor of London on Saturday night but saw his victory margin reduced, as Tories declared London was no longer a Labour stronghold.

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Mr Khan brought in almost 1.21 million votes when first and second preferences were included, giving him 55.2 per cent of the vote, compared to Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey’s 44.8 per cent, with 977,601 votes. Read the full story.3. Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection 'justified white male superiority' Charles Darwin is among "highly celebrated scientific figures" who "held racist views" because he used his theory of natural selection to justify white male superiority, according to a new university’s handbook for teaching and research.

The renowned naturalist is on a list of 11 feted scientists whose views "influenced the type of research they carried out and how they interpreted their data", according to Sheffield University’s guide drawn up to decolonise the biology curriculum. Read the full story. headtopics.com

4. Use 'common sense' when hugging loved ones is allowed next week, says Boris Johnson Hugging friends and relatives will be allowed from next week, as long as people use their common sense, Boris Johnson will say on Sunday.The Prime Minister is due to set out the next stage of lifting restrictions from May 17 at a Downing Street press conference. Read the full story.

5. Exclusive: Animals to have their feelings protected by law in Queen's Speech Animals with a backbone will have a legal right to feel happiness and suffering in a Government drive to raise welfare standards in Tuesday's Queen’s Speech.An Animal Sentience Bill will enshrine in law that animals are aware of their feelings and emotions, and can experience joy and pleasure, as well as pain and suffering. Read the full story.

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COVID-19: Less optimistic Boris Johnson hints he will delay 21 June unlocking due to impact of Delta variant

Boris Johnson has admitted he is less optimistic about the easing of lockdown restrictions than he was last month and offered a strong hint he will delay the 21 June reopening.

Johnny Vegas snaps at Sunday Brunch interruption ‘Why don’t you gaslight me?’JOHNNY VEGAS caused some drama on Sunday Brunch this weekend when he objected to hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer interrupting his anecdote.

Eoghan Harris sacked by Sunday Independent over fake Twitter accountEoghan Harris has has long written about Northern Ireland in his columns, often critical of Sinn Fêin.

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UK Covid-related cybercrime fuels 15-fold rise in scam takedownsVaccine rollout used as a lure via email and text to harvest people’s personal information for fraud Everyone I know virtual has had the HMRC scam text.. That's great, but what about the other scams that are going about? They have more than tripled!! Every other day get a text from 'royal mail' and 'DHL' about a parcel.

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