In the headlines
Angela Merkel has asked the EU to make every British visitor quarantine on arrival, as Germany does already. It’s a ploy to “kick us off sunbeds”, says The Sun – although the UK’s Covid case rate is 15 times higher than Germany’s and five times higher than France’s. A British warship sailing off the coast of Crimea has been confronted by Russian coastguard vessels and warplanes. Moscow claims its jets dropped bombs in HMS Defender’s path, but the BBC’s Jonathan Beale, who was on board the British ship, says it was only shadowed and warned to turn back. Britney Spears has called for the end of the “abusive” conservatorship that has given her father legal control over her for 13 years. “I just want my life back,” the singer told a court in Los Angeles.