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

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

Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph - a round-up of the top stories we are covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. Boris Johnson: Don’t give up on green energy

Boris Johnson will this week say Britain must not give up on investing in green energy in favour of short-term fixes for the cost of living crisis.

In a farewell message to safeguard his legacy, the Prime Minister will say Britain is in a strong position to tackle the energy crises of the future and can pursue Net Zero at the same time as supporting those struggling with their heating costs. Read the full story.

2. Prince Harry and Meghan could miss seeing the Queen on UK visit over security issues

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to miss seeing the Queen during their upcoming visit to the UK unless a security dispute can be resolved.

The couple, who will be visiting the UK and Germany during the week beginning September 5, are not expected to travel to see the Queen at Balmoral. Read the full story.

3. Millions denied best rates as banks block customers who cannot go online

Banks are denying customers the best savings rates unless they open accounts online, The Telegraph can reveal.

More than three-quarters of the best savings accounts in the last year could not be opened in a branch, leading to accusations that some banks are discriminating against older people and potentially breaking the law. Read the full story.

4. NHS ‘could need Covid-style measures to cope with winter crisis’

An NHS boss has said some measures taken by hospitals at the height of the Covid pandemic could be needed again to deal with the winter crisis.

Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation lobbying group, called for an “honest conversation” with the public about the capacity of the health service this winter. Read the full story.

5. HMS Prince of Wales breaks down shortly after leaving Portsmouth

The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has broken down less than 24 hours after setting sail for a "landmark mission" to the United States.

The £3 billion warship remained anchored off the southeast of the Isle of Wight on Sunday night after it encountered an "emerging mechanical issue". Read the full story.

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