In the headlines
Boris Johnson has dumped the “amber watchlist” and tweaked the sensitivity of the NHS Covid app to reduce the number of people having to self-isolate. The chief of the Joint Biosecurity Centre, which advises on travel rules, has quit, adding to “days of chaos” at No 10, says The Guardian. The Afghan general in charge of defending Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, has warned that a victory for the Taliban will increase extremist attacks in Europe and the US. “This is a war between liberty and totalitarianism,” General Sami Sadat told the BBC. Britain has won two Olympic sailing golds in the 49er and Finn classes. “Britannia rules the waves,” cheers the Telegraph. A Buckinghamshire farmer is kitting out his cows with Fitbits to track their movements, the Daily Star reveals in a “moos flash”.