‘Give third world extra jabs’

It comes amid growing concern that the increasing number of cases of the Indian variant will derail plans to lift all remaining lockdown restrictions from June 21 in England.

Asked if businesses should prepare for a delay, Environment Secretary George Eustice said ministers “can’t rule anything out”.

Almost 75 per cent of British adults have received their first dose of the vaccine and just over 48 per cent have both doses.

Although currently only those over 30 are eligible to be jabbed, yesterday over-18s were invited to come forward at a mass walk-in vaccination centre at Twickenham rugby stadium.

Ministers plan a wave of “booster” shots for the autumn, with the hope that vaccines can be updated to protect against new variants. View vaccine rates by postcode.

Charity chiefs who earn more than Prime Minister

Some 278 charities are paying their bosses more than the Prime Minister, with the highest earner on £4.7 million a year, an investigation by The Telegraph has found. In the most comprehensive analysis of charity pay ever made public, it is revealed that the list of charities employ more than 2,500 staff on salaries in excess of £100,000 a year. They range from organisations with income of a few hundred thousand pounds a year to international groups where the chief executive is managing a billion-pounds budget. Special Correspondent Hayley Dixon analysed data from thousands of registered charities to list the sector’s top earnersHelen Stephenson, the chief executive of the Charity Commission, says in this article that organisations need to justify their pay to the public.

High of 27C set for first day of meteorological summer

The UK is set for record temperatures for the second day in a row after the mercury hit 25C for the warmest day of the year so far on bank holiday Monday. View a gallery of the best pictures as sunseekers flocked to parks and beaches to enjoy the weather. But the 2021 record is unlikely to last long, with highs of 27C predicted for the first day of meteorological summer on Tuesday. Read the latest Met Office forecast.

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Also in the news: Today’s other headlines

Death charge | The partner of Lord Ashcroft’s son has been charged with manslaughter by negligence following the death of a police officer in Belize. Jasmine Hartin, 38, the girlfriend of Andrew Ashcroft, whose father was deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, was detained after Superintendent Henry Jemmott was shot in the head on a pier on the island of Ambergris Caye. Reports claimed that Ms Hartin may have been giving Mr Jemmott a massage when his gun accidentally went off.  

Around the world: Netanyahu is branded ‘unhinged’

Benjamin Netanyahu rivals branded him “dangerous and unhinged” as opposition leader Yair Lapid vowed to remove the Israeli prime minister from power and swear in a new government within a week. Middle East Correspondent James Rothwell says, if the coalition is sworn in, it could spell the end of Netanyahu’s dynastySee a gallery of world images.

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