In the headlines
Labour MPs have accused Suella Braverman of undermining respect for the police by attacking the Met’s handling of pro-Palestinian protests. The Home Secretary wrote an article in The Times accusing the force of double standards in its handling of the demonstrators, whom she branded “hate marchers”. Hollywood’s actors’ union has agreed a tentative deal with studios after a 118-day strike. The walkout brought the industry to a standstill, pushing back the release of projects including Dune: Part Two, the next Mission Impossible movie, and the new series of The White Lotus. A cheeky Venus flytrap is the unlikely star of this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert. The two-minute heart-warmer tells the story of a young boy who inadvertently grows and then befriends the carnivorous plant, named Snapper, set to a track sung by opera legend Andrea Bocelli. Watch it here.