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1. Tory leadership vote delayed after GCHQ hacking alert
Voting for the next prime minister has been delayed after GCHQ warned that cyber hackers could change people’s ballots, The Telegraph can reveal.
The Conservative Party has been forced to abandon plans to allow members to change their vote for the next leader later in the contest because of the concerns. Read the full story.
2. Nancy Pelosi’s high stakes trip to Taiwan risks a flare-up in US-China relations
As Nancy Pelosi stepped off the official United States of America plane and onto Taipei’s air strip just before midnight on Tuesday – her crisp pink trouser suit visible even through the nighttime darkness – the world held its breath.
Just hours before, as the US house speaker had boarded her flight in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Chinese military had held live-fire exercises, an eleventh-hour move to pressure her to cancel her unofficial trip to Taiwan, an island with a democratically-elected government that Beijing claims as its own. Read the full story.
3. Further hosepipe bans to be announced this week
New hosepipe bans are expected to be announced as soon as Wednesday, with the public are told to report their neighbours if they are wasting water in hard-hit areas.
The south-east of England has been worst hit by dry conditions and is expected to miss the rain that will arrive in the country in the coming days. Read the full story.
4. Gary Lineker: I will not be bullied into self-censorship after ‘ludicrous’ furore over Chloe Kelly tweet
Gary Lineker says he will not be “bullied” into censoring himself on Twitter after mocking the “ludicrous” furore sparked by a pun he made about Chloe Kelly’s celebration of the goal that secured European Championship glory for England Women.
Lineker vowed to continue to post “funny” comments on the social media site in defiance of the response to what feminist campaigners branded a “misogynist” remark in relation to Kelly removing her shirt and exposing her sports bra after scoring the winner in Sunday’s Euro 2022 final. Read the full story.
5. Shark attacks swimmer off British coast for first time in 175 years
A snorkeler was rescued by coast guards after being bitten by a shark in Cornwall in what would be the most serious attack of its kind in British waters since 1847.
The woman’s leg was bitten by the shark during a snorkelling trip run by a local tour firm, but despite her injuries she was able to walk off the boat to receive further treatment. Read the full story.
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