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Ministers are considering a new pay offer to health workers to end the “NHS chaos”, says the Daily Mail. A one-off payment to reflect the cost-of-living crisis – previously dismissed by the government – is now on the table, with Health Secretary Steve Barclay to hold fresh talks with union leaders before the nurses’ strike next week. Some Boris Johnson aides are believed to have had sex in No 10 during the lockdown party on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral, according to a new ITV podcast. Two couples were seen “becoming intimate” at the gathering, before retreating to dark rooms away from the crowd. Jeff Beck has died aged 78. The “genius” guitarist was “one of a legendary triumvirate” of British players along with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, says Neil McCormick in The Daily Telegraph. His hands were once insured for £7m.