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The government has announced “the biggest ever expansion in workforce training in the NHS’s history”, says The Times. The £2.4bn plan includes doubling the number of medical school places, training 170,000 new nurses, and possibly reducing the time it takes to qualify as a doctor from five years to four. More than 650 people have been arrested in France after a third night of riots following the fatal shooting of a teenager by police. President Macron is under pressure to declare a “state of emergency” later today, allowing him to impose a curfew and ban gatherings in major cities. Dolly Parton won’t be following in Abba’s footsteps and coming back as an AI hologram after she stops performing. “I think I’ve left a great body of work behind,” she told a London press conference, “I’ll still be around.” Besides, she says, “everything” about her is artificial already.