Saturday morning UK news briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph

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Welcome to your early-morning news briefing from The Telegraph - a round-up of the top stories we are covering on Saturday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. Boris Johnson will be forced to decide on child Covid vaccinations

Medical advisers will next month insist that Boris Johnson makes a political decision on whether to vaccinate children and will not offer a firm recommendation, The Telegraph understands.

In a break from previous practice, the joint committee on vaccination and immunisation (JCVI) is expected to set out "options and consequences" rather than taking a stance on the controversial issue. Read the full story.

2. Schools must act now to tackle spike in 'abhorrent' anti-Semitic incidents, Gavin Williamson says

Schools must act now to counter a spike in "abhorrent" anti-Semitic incidents which has emerged as the Israel-Palestine conflict flared up, the Education Secretary has warned.

In a letter to head teachers and school leaders, Gavin Williamson warned that in some schools an "atmosphere of intimidation or fear" was at risk of emerging. Read the full story.

3. PM unaware Tory donor paid part of flat refurbishment bill, report finds

Boris Johnson told an official inquiry that he was unaware who paid the bill for his Downing Street flat refurbishment.

A report by his ethics adviser found he acted "unwisely" by pursuing upgrades without knowing how they would be funded, but cleared him of breaking the ministerial code. Read the full story.

4. Exclusive: Britain’s X Files – Government’s UFO hunters may restart their search for alien life

The Government may relaunch a team of UFO hunters in the wake of a US report into alien visitors, a senior defence source has revealed.

Ever since the Ministry of Defence's dedicated UFO desk was disbanded in 2009, no agency has been responsible for monitoring the skies over Britain for unidentified flying objects. Read the full story.

5. Prince Harry learned of Prince Philip's death when police were sent to his California home

The Duke of Sussex was told his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, had died after police were called to his California home in the middle of the night, it has emerged.

Prince Philip, 99, died at Windsor Castle on the morning of April 9, prompting a series of urgent calls across the Atlantic shortly before 3am local time, 11am in the UK. Read the full story.

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