Today the leaders were photographed together on the beach in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, before Mr Johnson kicked off the summit saying there is potential to “build back more equal and in a more gender neutral and feminine way” after the pandemic.
Fully vaccinated people behind only 5pc of Delta cases
Cases of the Indian variant of Covid-19, now renamed Delta, are doubling every 4.5 days in parts of England, new data suggest. Public Health England (PHE) said that confirmed cases of the variant in the UK have risen by 30,000 in a week. Meanwhile, England’s estimated “R” number has risen from 1.0-1.2 last week to between 1.2 and 1.4. However, the PHE briefing also showed that the disease is predominantly affecting people who have yet to receive the vaccine. Science Editor Sarah Knapton has delved into the data, which show just five per cent of Delta infections are in people who have been fully vaccinated. It will be announced on Monday whether England will unlock on June 21. Here is what we know.
Euro 2020 is here – and Scotland will take the knee
The wait is over. Euro 2020 begins a year later than planned tonight as Turkey take on Italy at 8pm. You can follow updates here but the tournament is being overshadowed by the debate over England taking the knee. Scotland have had a partial rethink, with players set to take the knee in solidarity with their England counterparts when they play at Wembley next Friday. Wales kick off the tournament for the Home Nations tomorrow against Switzerland. Sam Dean analyses whether Gareth Bale can rise to the occasion for one last time. Ahead of England’s opener on Sunday, Ally McCoist examines the genius of Harry Kane in his first Telegraph column and reveals why he is the complete striker. Yet Jamie Carragher reckons England need a reality check.
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Assisted dying campaigner dies | Noel Conway, an advocate for the right-to-die who had motor neurone disease, has died aged 71 after making the decision to remove his ventilator. Conway died at his home in Shropshire and had become dependent on the ventilator in order to breathe. Read more on how the retired college lecturer had brought a High Court challenge against the law on assisted dying in 2017.
Around the world: Fury over NZ mosque massacre film
An “inspirational” film about Jacinda Ardern’s reaction to the massacre at Christchurch mosque has been criticised as insensitive and the filmmakers accused of overlooking the Muslim victims. The film takes its name “They Are Us” from a line from a speech given by Ms Ardern, the New Zealand prime minister, and is to star Australian actress Rose Byrne. Read how Ms Ardern has distanced herself from the project.
GB News launch: meet the presenters of the new TV channel
Ahead of its launch on Sunday, meet the hosts of the GB News channel, from the veteran political journalist to the controversial gossip columnist and former Labour MP
Glass of red? | With most of the UK now finally basking in warm sunshine, it is no surprise that boozy picnics, barbecues and drinks after work are back on the agenda. Yet while we are all familiar with the negative effect alcohol has on our liver, Lauren Libbert reveals what drinking can do to your midlife gut health.