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Prince Andrew has demanded a “trial by jury” to fight the sex abuse claims levelled against him in the US by Virginia Roberts. It puts him on a collision course with the rest of the Royal Family, who are keen to “avoid the spectacle” of a full-blown trial, says Rebecca English in the Mail. Leaked government emails appear to confirm that Boris Johnson personally authorised the evacuation of more than 160 stray cats and dogs from Afghanistan last August, despite the PM labelling the claim “complete nonsense” at the time. The operation was a “selfish charade” that distracted from saving human lives, according to a government source. Free bacon sandwiches, coffee and audiobooks are being offered to commuters to tempt them back on trains. Sign up to the scheme here.