Monday morning UK news briefing: Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

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1. Britain faces ‘wave of terror attacks plotted by bedroom radicals’

Britain’s intelligence agencies have warned ministers of a potential new wave of terrorist attacks carried out by “bedroom radicals” bred during lockdown.

Officials believe the country is facing a new threat from “lone wolf” terrorists who were radicalised online while spending months at home, The Telegraph understands. Read the full story.

2. Royal College of Paediatrics head calls for an end to Covid testing in schools

Covid testing in schools should be brought to an end for the sake of children’s education, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has urged.

The current regime in secondary schools – where pupils are told to take two lateral flow tests each week – is causing “unnecessary chaos”, according to Dr Camilla Kingdon, president of the RCPCH. Read the full story.

3. Exclusive: Government to fund new nuclear power station as part of Net Zero drive

Funding for a new nuclear power plant will be announced before the 2024 election, the Government will vow this week as it reveals plans to lower carbon emissions.

The Telegraph understands a promise to agree financing for the new plant during the current parliament will be included in the Government’s long-awaited Net Zero strategy. Read the full story.

4. Sir David Amess murder suspect had considered killing other MPs, The Telegraph understands

The man arrested on suspicion of murdering David Amess had considered killing other MPs, The Telegraph understands.

The investigation into the tragic death of Amess suggests he was not specifically targeted, but picked at random as part of a plot to kill any national politician. Read the full story.

5. Bus services in crisis as drivers lured away to fill lorry vacancies

Bus services have been left in chaos because drivers are being lured away to take the wheel of HGVs, transport leaders have said.

More than 4,000 bus drivers have quit the industry, with many opting instead for the lucrative salaries on offer by lorry operators. Read the full story.

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