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. NHS 111 crippled by major cyber attack as staff resort to ‘pens and paper’

Security services are investigating a major cyber attack on the NHS 111 system that has left patients struggling to get urgent appointments and ambulance call-outs.

NHS 111 staff across the country have been forced to use pens and paper after a crucial system was shut down by hackers feared to be linked to a hostile state. Read the full story.

2. Liz Truss is Telegraph readers’ overwhelming choice for prime minister

Liz Truss has been backed by Telegraph readers as Britain’s next prime minister in the largest campaign poll to date.

Six in 10 readers surveyed said that the Foreign Secretary should replace Boris Johnson, in a fresh blow to Rishi Sunak’s campaign. Read the full story.

3. Objections to Alan Turing statue being erected at Cambridge University

Alan Turing’s statue is set to be erected in Cambridge despite Historic England warning it would “harm” the character of the area.

The mathematician’s alma mater of King’s College applied to erect a 12ft steel tribute to Turing designed by Sir Anthony Gormley. Read the full story.

4. Political historian Sir Anthony Seldon quit university in row over ‘serious financial mismanagement’

Sir Anthony Seldon stood down as vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham amid an investigation that uncovered serious financial mismanagement, The Telegraph has learnt.

The political historian and honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street left the university in 2020, months after the Charity Commission began looking into the university’s governance - including a risky deal to create a medical campus 120 miles away in Crewe, Cheshire. Read the full story.

5. Father of British girl killed by speedboat in Albania ‘brawled with man responsible’

The father of a British girl who was killed in a boat crash while on holiday with her family in Albania was pictured brawling with the off-duty police officer who was allegedly responsible for her death.

Local police confirmed that seven-year-old Jonada Avdia died instantly at the scene after being hit by the speedboat while swimming just 15ft from the shore on Potami Beach, Southern Albania. Read the full story.

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