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

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Saturday morning UK news briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph
Saturday 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 on Saturday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. NHS made secret pandemic plan to deny care to elderly

The NHS drew up secret plans to withdraw hospital care from people in nursing homes in the event of a pandemic, The Telegraph can disclose.

Confidential Whitehall documents show that the NHS plans refused treatment to those in their 70s and that "support" would instead be offered to use so-called "end of life pathways". Read the full story.

2. Modellers warned of ‘1m cases a week’ even as third wave was subsiding

Government modellers predicted that cases could hit one million a week in a last-minute warning ahead of "Freedom Day".

Documents released by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies on Friday show that scientists forecast increasing numbers of cases and said they expected July 19 to bring "further waves of infections, hospitalisations and deaths". Read the full story.

3. Latin will be taught in state schools to end its ‘elitist’ status

Latin teaching is to be rolled out in state schools as the Department for Education launches a drive to ensure the subject is not "reserved for the privileged few".

A new £4 million Latin Excellence Programme will see thousands of state school pupils in deprived parts of the country offered lessons in the ancient language. Read the full story.

4. Stonehenge tunnel is unlawful, High Court rules

Stonehenge is “safe”, campaigners have said after the decision to approve £1.7 billion plans for a road tunnel on the Unesco site was ruled unlawful following a judicial review.

Campaigners have won a High Court battle against the plans to construct the “scandalous” tunnel for the A303, which runs past the ancient monument, and expand it into a dual carriageway. Read the full story.

5. Day 8 at Tokyo 2020

Follow the latest action from the Olympic Games and catch up on what you missed overnight. Read the full story.

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