In the headlines
The Met police has been “engulfed in crisis”, says the I newspaper, after firearms officer David Carrick admitted to more than 80 sex offences, including 48 rapes, over two decades. Senior officers dismissed nine separate reports of predatory behaviour by Carrick, 48, who was known by colleagues as “Bastard Dave”. Westminster has blocked a controversial bill in Scotland that would have made it easier for young people to change their legal gender, in what Nicola Sturgeon called a “full-frontal attack” on Scottish democracy. The government says the legislation, which would have allowed people to transition without a medical diagnosis, conflicts with UK equality laws. A Cotswolds-made sauvignon blanc has been hailed the “best in the world” in the £20-£30 unoaked category at an international wine competition. Woodchester Valley’s 2021 vintage was described by judges at the Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters Awards as “very engaging… perfect for matching with asparagus or goat’s cheese”.