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Ministers have resurrected plans to send illegal migrants to Britain’s overseas territories if the Rwanda scheme falters. Ascension Island, a volcanic rock in the south Atlantic, is being considered in the hope that its remote location would put people off crossing the Channel. Barbie has become the first film directed by a woman to generate more than $1bn at the box office. Greta Gerwig’s feature is the fastest-ever Warner Bros movie to hit the milestone. The Royal Mint is making jewellery out of silver extracted from old x-rays. Metal will be taken from the hundreds of tonnes of images currently in NHS storage, and fashioned into pendants and bracelets celebrating sustainable design.