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Vladimir Putin’s top aides are lying to him about how badly the invasion of Ukraine is going, according to GCHQ boss Jeremy Fleming. Britain’s top eavesdropper says the Russian president’s advisers are “afraid to tell him the truth”. Childbirth is not safe for women in England, says the leader of an investigation into failures at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust. Senior midwife Donna Ockenden found that “systemic” problems led to the unnecessary deaths of 201 babies and nine mothers. An Indian man has hacked into an airline’s website to recover his lost luggage. Stonewalled by customer services, Nandan Kumar wormed his way into IndiGo’s system and found the contact details of the passenger who’d accidentally taken his bag.