The Times - lockdown lifting ‘delayed by 2 weeks’

The Times - lockdown lifting ‘delayed by 2 weeks’

The Times leads with reports the lockdown lifting in England is set to be delayed by at least a fortnight. Online the paper leads with Boris Johnson pressures G7 to sign the climate Marshall plan. 

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Lockdown lifting set to be delayed by 2 weeks

The Times reports the lockdown lifting set for 21 June in England could be delayed for a fortnight. The paper says Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance gave a briefing to ministers that was described as “fairly grim” by one source. The source says they expect a delay of between two weeks and a month but as long as the reopening happens before the summer holidays then the political fall out will be limited. 

Hope for Alzheimer’s as first drug approved in two decades

The Times’ front splash reports the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years cleared a big hurdle yesterday, the paper adds the news offers fresh hope for patients in Britain and millions worldwide.

PM speaks up for cricketer banned for racist tweet 

Sharing the front page is the news the prime minister called on the ECB to rethink their decision on suspending cricketer Ollie Robinson. The paper notes the tweets are over a decade old and were written by a teenager. 


Headlines from the Times online

Boris Johnson presses G7 to sign climate ‘Marshall plan’

The Times says Boris Johnson is to push G7 leaders to back a new climate change plan to help developing countries to decarbonise their economies and limit global warming.

Fishmongers’ Hall inquest: Terrorist’s suicide belt was made of Xbox parts and clingfilm

The Times says the suicide belt worn by the Fishmongers’ Hall terrorist was “an elaborate hoax” which looked like a realistic device capable of mass destruction and death, an expert has told his inquest.

Home Office fails to deport 1,500 migrants despite ‘inadmissibility’ rules

The Times says more than 1,500 migrants who arrived in the UK illegally this year have been served with “notices of intent” to deport them, but none have yet been removed.

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