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. Cut taxes or Brexit will fail, says Lord Frost

Britain cannot carry on as it was before Brexit and must cut taxes and reduce regulation, Lord Frost said on Monday as he called for "free debate" over government policy.

In a speech at a conference attended by Boris Johnson, the Brexit minister urged the UK not to import the "European social model" or it would risk the failure of its split from the EU. Read the full story.

2. Britain must be weened off antidepressants, doctors told

Doctors will be told not to offer antidepressants to those with mild illness and instead suggest options such as meditation, mindfulness and talking therapies.

The new NHS guidance comes after the number of pills prescribed for depression doubled over the last decade, with the condition soaring since the pandemic. Read the full story.

3. Meghan sends lawyer to defend her against ‘difficult boss’ claims on BBC documentary

The Duchess of Sussex has dispatched her lawyer to appear on a BBC documentary to deny claims she had been a "difficult or demanding" boss and drove staff to leave.

The Duchess authorised Jenny Afia, of Schillings, to appear on camera in the Princes and the Press, a two-part documentary exploring the relationship between Prince William, Prince Harry and the media. Read the full story.

4. I’ve had enough death threats to paper my home, says JK Rowling, after trans activists reveal her address

JK Rowling has said that she has received “enough death threats to paper my house” after trans activists staged a protest outside her home and revealed her address online.

The Harry Potter author, who has regularly spoken out about her concerns that making it easier to legally change gender would pose a risk to the safety of biological women, accused three actors of trying to intimidate her and deliberately staging pictures outside her property, which showed her Edinburgh address. Read the full story.

5. EU rules forcing drivers to leave vehicles for checks threaten ‘continual’ Dover chaos

New EU rules monitoring entry to the bloc’s passport-free Schengen Area would force lorry drivers and tourists to leave their vehicles for ID checks, leading to huge queues and traffic chaos, Port of Dover authorities warned on Monday.

The system requires biometric checks and the use of electronic gates rather than the current simpler passport checks that can be carried out on people in their cars or lorries. Read the full story.

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