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Pharmacies in England will be allowed to prescribe antibiotics and antivirals for sore throats, earache and other common illnesses, as part of a plan to free up nearly 30,000 GP appointments a day. Patients will also be able to book physiotherapy sessions without having to see their family doctor first. Vladimir Putin has said the world is at a “decisive turning point” in remarks at a Victory Day parade in Moscow this morning. The event, commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany, came after Russia launched its biggest drone attack yet on Ukraine, on Sunday night. The official Coronation portraits have been released by Buckingham Palace (below). Zoom in on the Queen’s dress, says Valentine Low in The Times, and you’ll see embroidered golden dogs near the hem – “a tribute to her rescue Jack Russells, Beth and Bluebell”.