Good evening. Michael Gove has been accused of pitting neighbour against neighbour after announcing a housing shakeup.
Elsewhere, a former Labour MP who is seeking re-election with Sir Keir Starmer’s party claimed that Britons who volunteer to fight for the Israeli Defence Forces should be “locked up”.
Michael Gove’s home extension shake-up risks middle-class ‘civil war’
Surveyors and property lawyers have said a raft of rule changes drawn up by the Levelling Up Secretary could spark “civil war” in middle-class suburbia and a sharp uptick in disputes between neighbours. A consultation on permitted development rights, published on Tuesday, proposes to let homeowners build wider and taller extensions without planning permission.
Labour candidate said Britons who fight for ‘f------ Israel’ should be ‘locked up’
Graham Jones, who represented Hyndburn until 2019 and is now the party’s candidate there for the next election, was also recorded referring to “f------” in audio leaked to the Guido Fawkes website. Mr Jones was reportedly speaking at the same meeting in Lancashire as Azhar Ali, the Rochdale by-election candidate now disowned by Labour after an anti-Semitism row.
Harry and Meghan’s new website revives Royal coat of arms – but family doesn’t get a look in
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched a rebrand, reviving their royal coat of arms on a new website. Other than stating Prince Harry ‘‘lives in California with his wife Meghan, and their two children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet’’, the site does not make reference to his family. Meanwhile, Camilla Tominey writes that Meghan cannot let go of the Royal family.
Evening Briefing: Today’s essential headlines
Economy | Pay is rising too fast for the Bank of England to cut interest rates, economists have warned, after wages rose by 6.2pc in the year to December.
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Comment and analysis
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World news: US Senate passes Ukraine aid package plagued by delays
The US Senate has passed a $95 billion aid package, which includes $61 billion for Ukraine, setting up a showdown with the House of Representatives. The foreign aid bill, which also provides assistance for Israel and Taiwan, was approved in a 70-29 vote, exceeding the chamber’s 60-vote threshold for passage, and sent on to the House.
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Business news: The Body Shop collapses into administration
The Body Shop’s UK business has collapsed into administration, raising the prospect of mass store closures and thousands of job losses at one of Britain’s best-known beauty retailers.
Live markets news: Stubborn US inflation dashes hopes of rate cuts in blow to Biden
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Sport briefing: Today’s essential headlines
Exclusive | Bath lead race to sign Newcastle flanker
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