UK Friday morning press briefing: The Telegraph’s main headlines of the day


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1. Sue Gray demands partygate ringleaders be named

Sue Gray is demanding that the key players in the partygate scandal be named in her report, after the Metropolitan Police closed their investigation without revealing who had been fined.

Ms Gray, the senior official tasked with investigating allegations of lockdown-breaking gatherings in Downing Street, is due to release her full report next week. Read the full story.

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2. US missiles could end Putin’s food blockade

The United States plans to send advanced anti-ship missiles to Ukraine to sink Russian warships in the Black Sea and end the Kremlin’s naval food blockade.

US officials said harpoons and naval strike missiles skimmed the sea [NSMs] could be shipped, either directly or by European allies who were equipped with them. Read the full story.

3. Police investigating murders and house rapes

Police detectives are investigating home rapes and murders, including in areas with some of the country’s worst crime rates, The Telegraph has learned.

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Several forces now have official “hybrid working” policies that allow officers to conduct investigations without leaving their homes. Read the full story.

4. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the premiere of Top Gun

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the charity premiere of Tom Cruise’s new film, Top Gun: Maverick.

The royal couple were greeted by huge crowds in Leicester Square, where hundreds of people had gathered hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple and the stars of the film. Read the full story.

5. Ex-Labour MP who groped staff member told to pay nearly £450,000 in damages

A former Labor MP who sexually assaulted a female worker in his Westminster office has been ordered to pay nearly £450,000 in damages.

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Mike Hill, who resigned as MP for Hartlepool in March last year, was tried in court for attacking, harassing and victimizing the woman over a 16-month period. Read the full story.

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