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Rishi Sunak looks set to be crowned PM today, unless Penny Mordaunt can secure the support of 100 Tory MPs by 2pm. Sunak’s path to victory cleared last night when Boris Johnson decided not to enter the race. The former PM claimed he had enough backers to make the ballot, but said pulling out was the “right thing to do” because the party wasn’t united behind him. Royal Mail is urging people to use up “everyday” stamps within the next 100 days, after which they’ll become unusable. From 31 January, barcoded stamps, which allow customers to scan and track their letters via an app, will be required. The “white van man” stereotype is outdated, says the I newspaper. A study has found that 43% of van drivers are women, half of whom read a broadsheet newspaper and a third of whom practise yoga.