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

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

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

1. Covid pill to be rolled out before Christmas

The first at-home treatment for Covid is to be offered to patients by Christmas as ministers roll out the antiviral pill to help protect the most vulnerable from the omicron variant.

Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, is preparing to announce the start of a national pilot of Lagevrio, also known as Molnupiravir – the "game-changing" pill that Britain became the first country to license last month. Read the full story.

2. Prince William says ‘nothing better’ than listening to AC/DC’s heavy rock music

With his sensible suits, carefully planned public appearances and status as a future king, he does not bear any obvious hallmarks of a rocker.

But behind closed doors, the Duke of Cambridge likes nothing more than headbanging to AC/DC on a Monday morning. Read the full story.

3. Hospitals urged to boost counter-terror security after Liverpool blast

Hospitals must improve counter-terrorism security following the failed Liverpool attack because terrorists consider them "soft targets", a report has warned.

Insurance analysts specialising in assessing the terror threat to the UK have concluded that Emad al-Swealmeen was intending to detonate his device in the Liverpool Women's Hospital. Read the full story.

4. Teachers ‘risk prosecution’ for discussing gender with pupils

Boris Johnson is facing a Conservative revolt over a "rushed" legal change that senior Tories fear will lead to the prosecution of parents and teachers for helping children who say they are transgender.

MPs and ministers are concerned about proposals to outlaw conversations about the "gender identity" of children, under pressure from Stonewall, the equality charity. Read the full story.

5. Rural retirees ‘can end up in unsuitable, unsafe homes’

Elderly people can end up in oversized or unsafe homes if they retire to the countryside, a think tank report has said.

The Social Market Foundation warned that the older age profiles of some areas were creating growing pressures on services and local economies. Read the full story.

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