The number of top A-level grades has fallen sharply this year, as exam boards reverse two years of inflated marks based on teacher assessment during Covid. A and A* grades made up 27.2% of the total, according to results released this morning, compared to 36.4% last year and 44.8% in 2021. Michael Parkinson has died aged 88. Over a seven-decade TV career, he interviewed more than 2,000 celebrities, from Muhammad Ali to David and Victoria Beckham. “LionYESses!” says The Sun, after England beat their Australian hosts 3-1 yesterday in the Women’s World Cup semi-final. The final, against Spain, is at 11am on Sunday.