UK Saturday morning news briefing: today’s top headlines from The Telegraph


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1. NHS 111 crippled by major cyber attack as staff use ‘pen and paper’

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

NHS 111 workers 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.

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2. Liz Truss is Telegraph Readers’ Overwhelming Choice for Premier

Liz Truss was endorsed by Telegraph readers as Britain’s next Prime Minister in the largest campaign poll to date.

Six in ten readers polled said the Secretary of State should replace Boris Johnson, another blow to Rishi Sunak’s campaign. Read the full story.

3. Objections to the erection of Alan Turing’s statue at Cambridge University

Alan Turing’s statue will be erected in Cambridge, despite Historic England’s warning that it would “damage” the character of the area.

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

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4. Political historian Sir Anthony Seldon quits university due to ‘serious financial mismanagement’

Sir Anthony Seldon resigned as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham amid an investigation revealing serious financial mismanagement, The Telegraph has learned.

The political historian and honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street left the university in 2020, months after the Charity Commission began investigating 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 ‘quarrel with responsible man’

The father of a British girl who was killed in a boating accident while on holiday with her family in Albania was pictured fighting the off-duty police officer believed to be responsible for her death.

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Local police confirmed that seven-year-old Jonada Avdia was killed instantly after being hit by the speedboat while swimming just 5 meters from shore on Potami Beach, southern Albania. Read the full story.

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