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Rishi Sunak has defended his plans to phase out smoking as the “biggest single intervention in public health in a generation”. The PM said Tory MPs would be given a free vote on the policy, and his predecessor Liz Truss has already signalled that she will vote against it. Laurence Fox was arrested yesterday for encouraging people to vandalise Ulez cameras. The actor-turned-activist, who was sacked by GB News while in custody over misogynistic comments he made last week, said he was a victim of Britain’s “Stasi police force”. Fluorescent animals are much more common than previously thought. Researchers who studied 125 mammal species, including cats, bats, polar bears and wombats (pictured), found that all of them showed some form of fluorescence, and that 86% had fur which actually glowed under UV light.