In the headlines
Empty supermarket shelves are prompting fears that panic buying will return as the “pingdemic” strikes supply lines. It’s “shelf isolation”, says Metro. A close ally of Dominic Cummings has called his claim that he and a “few dozen” colleagues plotted to oust Boris Johnson days after the 2019 election “total bollocks”. The insider tells Henry Zeffman in The Times that “his friends have been telling him for weeks to stop”. The director of the opening ceremony for the Olympics has been sacked for anti-semitism a day before the Tokyo Games begin. Today is Prince George’s eighth birthday – he’s “officially old enough to stop wearing shorts”, says Marie Claire.