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

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1. Carrie Johnson pictured breaking Covid rules hugging friend at West End club

Carrie Johnson, the Prime Minister's wife, was photographed breaking Covid-19 social distancing rules days after the public was warned that it was "critical" to follow the guidance, The Telegraph can disclose.

Despite Boris Johnson's warning that "you should keep your distance from anyone you don't live with", Mrs Johnson, 33, was pictured embracing a close friend while the pair celebrated the friend's engagement at a private members' club in London's West End. Read the full story.

2. Prince Harry claims it is not safe to return to Britain

The Duke of Sussex has said he does not feel safe in the UK, as he challenges a Home Office decision not to allow him to personally pay for police protection for him and his family.

The Duke wants to bring his son Archie and baby daughter Lilibet to visit from the US, but he and his family are "unable to return to his home" because it is too dangerous, a legal representative said. Read the full story.

3. Prince Andrew claims Virginia Giuffre 'may suffer from false memories'

The Duke of York has suggested that Virginia Roberts Giuffre is suffering from “false memories” in her claims that he sexually abused her and wants to question her psychologist as a witnesses, court documents have revealed.

His lawyers have asked to interview Dr Judith Lightfoot about Ms Giuffre’s claims to have suffered “severe emotional distress and psychological harm” as a result of the Duke’s alleged conduct. Read the full story.

4. Tory MPs back legal challenge against masks in the classroom

The Government is facing a legal fight over face masks in the classroom as more than a dozen Tory MPs and peers backed a court challenge against the measure.

Boris Johnson has been warned that there is “insufficient evidence” to support the policy and that it must be withdrawn with “immediate effect”. Read the full story.

5. Texas synagogue: Man with English accent holds congregation hostage

A man with an English accent claiming to be the brother of a known terrorist was on Saturday night holding a rabbi and his congregation hostage at an American synagogue.

Police in Colleyville, Texas, surrounded Congregation Beth Israel and evacuated nearby residents. Officers told people to avoid the area. Read the full story.

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