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Labour has secured a comfortable victory in the Chester by-election, in Rishi Sunak’s first electoral test as prime minister. Samantha Dixon tripled the party’s lead over the Tories, securing more than 61% of the vote. It’s a “declaration of war”, says the Daily Mail, after Harry and Meghan timed the release of a “bombshell” trailer for their new Netflix series to coincide with Kate and William’s long-planned trip to the US. It’s ironic, adds the Daily Star, that such a “publicity-shy couple” are sharing their “most intimate secrets with eight billion people”. Elton John’s final UK performance will be headlining Glastonbury next year. The 75-year-old Rocket Man singer, who has never previously appeared at Worthy Farm, says “there is no more fitting way to say goodbye to my British fans”.