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The government is preparing for the potential collapse of Thames Water amid concerns about its mounting debts. Measures could include the temporary nationalisation of Britain’s biggest water company, whose chief executive resigned yesterday over endemic leaks and sewage spills. Ukraine’s modest gains in its summer counter-offensive – about 300 sq km so far – are merely a “preview”, the country’s defence minister tells the FT. Oleksii Reznikov says that the “main event” is still to come, and “when it happens, you will all see it”. A 13-year-old skateboarder has become the first female athlete to land a 720, a trick which involves making two full rotations in the air. Arisa Trew is hoping to represent Australia at next year’s Paris Olympics.