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Teachers were looking for an “excuse” not to work during the pandemic, Gavin Williamson told Matt Hancock in WhatsApp messages released by The Daily Telegraph. In late 2020, as the then education secretary was fighting to keep classrooms open, he wrote that teaching unions “really really do just hate work”, while Hancock called them “absolute arses”. NHS patients are to be offered free classes in art, music or gardening, to help them come off prescription drugs. The new programme is a bid to reduce the millions of people taking potentially addictive medications – including antidepressants, sleeping pills and powerful painkillers like codeine – and stave off a US-style opioid crisis. The King is evicting Prince Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage, their five-bedroom home in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The couple have confirmed they have until just after the Coronation to get “Frogxit” done, says The Sun, after which Prince Andrew will be offered the keys.