Parliament suspension: Boris Johnson hits back in Queen row
He stands accused of misleading the monarch. But Boris Johnson today denied lying to the Queen in order to secure the suspension of Parliament. After Scotland’s highest civil court ruled the five-week prorogation was unlawful, the Prime Minister insisted such claims were “absolutely not” true. Read on for more on what he said about the legal battle. Asa Bennett has a simple guide to what it means to prorogue Parliament – and the likely impact on Brexit. Mr Johnson also revealed the cost of his plan to build a bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland. This is the amount he said it would “only” cost.
Meanwhile, some of the country’s biggest grocers are ramping up their preparations to deal with a disorderly Brexit. They are drawing up plans to import fruit and vegetables by plane if Britain’s ports and roads grind to a standstill. Retail correspondent Laura Onita has looked at the items that could run low in shops. It comes after Operation Yellowhammer documents were published by Downing Street. Whitehall Editor Owen Bennett has examined key points from the report outlining the “worst-case scenario” of no-deal.
Back to work: Duchess of Sussex launches fashion line
The Duchess of Sussex has returned to work from maternity leave by launching a fashion line. For every piece bought from the collection, one will be donated to help women back into the workplace through Smart Works – one of her patronages. As Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness reports, one piece has already sold out on the John Lewis website. Click through our gallery to see every item available in The Smart Set Collection – and where to buy them.
Mid-air drama: Coffee spill causes plane to divert over Atlantic
Forget spilt milk – it was a coffee spill that caused a mid-air commotion, with a passenger plane forced to be turned around midway across the Atlantic. Gareth Davies explains why such drastic action was taken on board the flight.
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Video: Inside Britain’s most extraordinary homes
House Proud is a series of videos created by The Telegraph showcasing some of Britain’s most idiosyncratic, unusual and unforgettable homes. A celebration of British eccentricity and imagination, in each film the owner gives us an intimate guided tour and tells us the story of their unique property. Click here to go inside Fawley Hill – Lady McAlpine’s magical menagerie.
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Business and money briefing
Draghi plays his hand | The euro is tumbling further on currency markets after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi delivered a slew of big downgrades for growth and inflation in the coming years. As Louis Ashworth reports, growth remains “tilted to the downside”.
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The Ashes, fifth Test | England got off to a steady start as they seek to tie the series against Australia. Follow rolling updates and analysis from all The Oval action in our liveblog with Alistair Tweedale and Ben Coles.
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