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Israel says it will deny UN officials visas to “teach them a lesson” after the organisation’s secretary general called for an immediate ceasefire to end the “epic suffering” in Gaza. António Guterres said the Hamas attack on 7 October “did not happen in a vacuum”, and that Israel’s response had included “clear violations of international humanitarian law”. Britons are eating less meat than at any point since records began in the 1970s, according to new government data. The average person ate 854g at home in the year to March 2022, 14% less than a decade earlier. Astronaut Tim Peake is set to come out of retirement to lead the first all-British space mission. The 51-year-old told the Today programme that while there are still “several hurdles to overcome”, it is “fantastic that we have started the ball rolling”.