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1. Oxford ‘owes explanation to Jewish students’ for taking Mosley cash, says Nadhim Zahawi
Oxford University should explain to Jewish students why it took money from the Mosley family, the Education Secretary has said – as he warned that anti-Semitism is not “simply a historic debate”.
Intervening for the first time in the row over “fascist” cash, Nadhim Zahawi said the university’s leadership must attempt to repair its relationship with Jewish students by “making sure they consult and explain the decision-making process” to them. Read the full story.
2. We should not feel guilty about using aircraft, says Grant Shapps
Flying is not the “ultimate evil”, the Transport Secretary has said, as Boris Johnson is set to return to Glasgow for crunch climate change talks.
Speaking about plans to reach net zero emissions and unveiling progress on proposals for greener transport, Grant Shapps said travel should be “guilt-free”. Read the full story.
3. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala marries in Birmingham
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever winner of a Nobel Prize, has surprised her millions of followers by announcing she had got married.
In the latest instalment of her already extraordinary life, Malala, 24, posted photographs on social media of her wedding to Asser Malik, a cricket coach with the Pakistan national team. On Twitter, Malala spoke of her joy “for the journey ahead”. Read the full story.
4. New evidence ‘undermines Duchess of Sussex’s claims that letter to father was private’
A former senior aide to the Duchess of Sussex has provided new evidence that shows the letter she wrote to her estranged father was “written with public consumption in mind as a possibility”, the Court of Appeal has heard.
The Mail on Sunday, which is appealing a High Court decision that it unlawfully published details from the letter, said Jason Knauf, the Duchess’s former Communications Secretary, had provided a witness statement it would “rely on” in its arguments. Read the full story.
5. EU red tape chokes plan to plant English oaks in Northern Ireland for Platinum Jubilee
No English Oak trees can be imported from Britain to be planted in Northern Ireland to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee because of protocol rules.
The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative urges UK citizens to “plant a tree for the Jubilee” to celebrate her 70 years of service but many British trees are banned from crossing the Irish Sea border to Northern Ireland. Read the full story.