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Right-wing Tories are waging a “battle” to beat Rishi Sunak, says The Times, with “increasingly bitter” attacks on his planned tax hikes. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is the latest big name to join the leadership contest, which has so far been marked by claims about Sunak’s alleged secret alliance with Dominic Cummings and Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi’s shady past business dealings. Adding salt to meals can take years off your life, according to American scientists. A 500,000-person study found that always adding the seasoning to cooked food appears to reduce life expectancy by two years for men and 18 months for women. In a bid to eradicate the grey squirrel in the UK, the government has developed an oral contraceptive that renders the species infertile. Under the plan, the bothersome rodents will be lured into feeding boxes with pots of spiked hazelnut spread.