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Boris Johnson is preparing to meet Joe Biden in the White House for the first time. The Prime Minister will push the US President to change Covid travel rules and let Britons fly to America.
He will make an "impassioned" case for why Mr Biden should lift his travel ban by allowing fully vaccinated people in the UK to travel directly into the US.
Mr Biden's failure to ease restrictions despite both leaders pledging to take action when they met at the G7 summit in June has frustrated Whitehall.
There will also be a push for Mr Biden to promise billions of dollars more in climate financing for developing nations to help Mr Johnson hit a flagship Cop26 UN climate conference target.
In this analysis, Political Editor Ben Riley-Smith says this could be the moment the special relationship is rekindled.
It follows a boost to relations as the UK and US signed a new defence pact with Australia, known as Aukus, including the deployment of defence-powered submarines in the Indo-Pacific.
The move infuriated France, which saw its deal with Australia ditched. Last night, France cancelled a ministerial defence meeting with Britain amid the escalating row.
Million families face higher energy bills in gas crisis
Ministers are preparing emergency support measures to tackle the mounting gas crisis as up to a million families face a bill price hike. Energy firms are asking for a financial crisis-style government bailout, as four UK suppliers teeter on the brink of collapse following a surge in the wholesale price of natural gas across Europe. Last night, Boris Johnson did not rule out the current gas shortage lasting for months. The problem has been blamed on the demand boost from global economies coming out of lockdowns. Experts warned that some companies could "easily see a three-day working week" return this winter.
Obituary: Jimmy Greaves, England's greatest scorer
Jimmy Greaves, the former England and Tottenham striker, who has died aged 81, was the greatest exponent of the art of finishing yet seen in English football. Read The Telegraph's obituary to the sport's greatest goalscorer. Chief Sports Writer Jeremy Wilson says his treatment shows we should honour heroes in life as well as death. Yesterday also saw the death of John Challis at 79, the actor who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses - a snob, a spiv and a braggart, but loved by audiences.
Today's political cartoon
View Blower's latest cartoon on the submarine deal (with apologies to The Beatles). Matt is away.
Also in the news: Today's other headlines
Youth crisis | The number of children who go to A&E with serious mental health issues has risen by more than 50 per cent since the pandemic began, after youngsters were pushed to crisis point. Experts say children have struggled with schools closed and without face-to-face interaction with their peers. Read our full investigation.
Home-working | One in three rejects full-time office work
Spina bifida | Folic acid to be added to flour to prevent condition
'Range anxiety' | Power fears make electric vehicles safer
Around the world: Haitian migrant crisis
The US has dispatched 1,000 law enforcement officials to deal with high numbers of Haitian migrants who have crossed the border from Mexico and increased deportation flights in a bid to tackle the crisis. Jamie Johnson reports from Del Rio, Texas, where 16,000 people have arrived illegally in the past week. View a gallery of more striking world pictures.
Comment and analysis
Nick Timothy | With Aukus, 'Global Britain' is taking shape
Alan Cochrane | SNP is in the grip of a serious problem
Reader letters | GPs have no right to demand extra funds
Patrick O'Flynn | Little Europe is where the real crisis lies
Jane Shilling | Why laundry habits may have to change
Oxford jab | How did AstraZeneca lose the vaccine race?
Marina Fogle | 'We gave up soap - and never felt or smelt better'
Money Makeover | 'I only have £350k saved, can I retire at 56?'
Sport briefing: Moyes defends penalty gamble
David Moyes defended his decision to bring on Mark Noble to take West Ham's injury-time missed penalty in their dramatic late Premier League 2-1 loss to Manchester United. Chief Football Correspondent Jason Burt has our match report from the London Stadium. In cricket, a decision on whether England will tour Pakistan next month is expected today.
Business briefing: Shared TV streaming app
British broadcasters are racing to sign off a single free streaming app as they mount a co-ordinated fightback against US tech giants. The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are close to reaching an agreement on a new system that will combine their catch-up programming in one place.
Your daily travel inspiration
Hidden gems | There are corners of Greece that the Greeks do not want you to know about. Heidi Fuller-Love takes a (vine) leaf out of the Hellenic manual and explains how to learn to holiday like the locals.
And finally... for this morning's downtime
Confronting Dad's murder in verse | Gail McConnell's father was gunned down by the IRA when she was three. The Northern Ireland writer says her new collection allows her to reconnect with him.