Saturday 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. Holiday chaos as airlines axe more flights

Summer holiday plans are set to be thrown into chaos for tens of thousands passengers as airlines prepare to announce a new wave of cancellations next week.

The Telegraph can reveal that airlines using Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, are this weekend racing to rework their schedules. Read the full story.

2. Chris Pincher suspended from Conservative Party after groping allegations

The former deputy chief whip at the centre of groping allegations was suspended from the Conservative Party on Friday, after Downing Street admitted it was warned not to appoint him.

Chris Pincher had the whip removed following claims that he drunkenly groped two men at a private members’ club in London on Wednesday evening. Read the full story.

3. Jacob Rees-Mogg scraps ‘absurd’ Civil Service diversity training

Jacob Rees-Mogg is banning all “absurd” wellness and diversity courses run in Whitehall.

In an attack on “wokery” in the Civil Service, Mr Rees-Mogg said only “intelligent, sensible” courses would be offered to officials in future. Read the full story.

4. Prince Harry and Meghan missed Platinum Jubilee flypast as they rushed for exit door

It was one of the highlights of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations - the Red Arrows’ patriotic plumes of red, white and blue filling the skies over Buckingham Palace, to the delight of the Royal family on the balcony.

Yet The Telegraph has learned that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in such a rush to leave last month’s Trooping the Colour ceremony in honour of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne that they missed the flypast altogether. Read the full story.

5. BBC takes stock of Countryfile amid complaints about impartiality

The BBC is to scrutinise the impartiality of Countryfile as part of a review into editorial standards.

The BBC One show has been at the centre of impartiality rows over farming, fox hunting and environmental issues. Read the full story.

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