Tuesday 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 Tuesday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free.
1. Boris Johnson urges use of Covid vaccine passports

Covid passports are set to be introduced for the first time in England, as Boris Johnson warned that people must exercise "extreme caution" despite the scrapping of legal restrictions.

On Monday night, the Prime Minister revealed that nightclubs and other venues with large crowds would be urged to adopt Covid certification "as a matter of social responsibility". Read the full story.

2. England star accuses Priti Patel of ‘stoking fire’ of racism

An England footballer on Monday accused Priti Patel of "stoking the fire" of racism after Three Lions stars were hit with a torrent of social media abuse following their defeat in the Euro 2020 final.

In a tweet, Tyrone Mings dismissed the Home Secretary’s condemnation of "vile" racist messages aimed at England trio Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho after they missed crucial shoot-out penalties in the loss to Italy. Read the full story.

3. Jamaica seeking billions of pounds in reparations from Britain over historical slavery

Jamaica will seek billions of pounds in reparations from Britain over its slavery past, with the country, a former British colony, once the centre of the global slave trade.

The Spanish, then the British, forcibly transported Africans to work on plantations of sugar cane, bananas and other crops that created fortunes for many of their owners. Read the full story.

4. Boris Johnson to unveil new double lock on aid spending

Boris Johnson will on Tuesday set out a new “double lock” on the aid budget to head off a rebellion from Conservative MPs concerned that the Prime Minister will never restore spending to 0.7 per cent.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will oversee the lock and will decide when aid spending can increase from the current 0.5 per cent of gross national income, effectively taking the politics out of the decision. Read the full story.

5. Pupils to be told what questions will appear on next year’s GCSE exams

Students will be told in advance what questions will be on exam papers next summer to make up for the “considerable disruption” to their schooling, under official plans.

For almost all GCSE and A-level subjects – including mathematics, modern languages and sciences – pupils will be advised by their teachers which topics they will be examined on during the summer. Read the full story.

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