In the headlines
Ukraine is “alive and kicking”, President Volodymyr Zelensky told the US Congress yesterday, as he urged lawmakers to continue providing his country with military aid. Joe Biden said America would stick with Ukraine for “as long as it takes”. NHS staff are to be offered a “fast-tracked” pay deal in a bid to avert more strikes, says The Daily Telegraph. A source close to Health Secretary Steve Barclay said he wanted to put extra cash in pay packets “at the earliest opportunity”. Beth Mead has become the first women’s footballer to win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award. The 27-year-old was top scorer and player of the tournament at Euro 2022, where the Lionesses won England’s first major football trophy since 1966.