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1. Pressure on Boris Johnson to publish full Sue Gray report on ‘partygate’
Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to publish the Sue Gray report in accusations of “partygate” in its entirety after metropolitan police paved the way for its publication.
Ms Gray is said to have found evidence that the eight meetings may have violated locking rules and perhaps the law, with Whitehall preparing to release his findings as early as Wednesday. Read the full story.
2. Britain will send troops to defend Europe if Russia invades Ukraine, says Boris Johnson
Britain will deploy troops to protect its allies in Europe if Russia invades Ukraine, Boris Johnson said when he announced that Vladimir Putin’s army would face “angry resistance” from Ukrainian freedom fighters.
Johnson said: “The British Army is leading a NATO battle group in Estonia, and if Russia invades Ukraine, we will try to contribute to any new NATO deployment to protect our allies in Europe.” Read the full story.
3. Disney on thin ice when Peter Dinklage criticizes ‘Dwarves’ remake of Snow White
Disney is on thin ice with its remake of Snow White, and Peter Dinklage has criticized the upcoming film as “a story back about seven dwarves living in a cave.”
Plans for a live fairytale version were commended for choosing Rachel Zegler for the first Latino Snow White. Read the full story.
4. Doug Beattie: Unionist leader Ulster will remain despite “horrible and horrific” tweets
Doug Beattie, leader of the unionist Ulster party, was under strong pressure to resign after facing accusations of misogyny and racism over the content of “horrible” tweets posted before he entered political life.
However, Mr Beattie said on Tuesday night that he had received the unanimous support of his MLA parties and party officials to continue in office. Read the full story.
5. Traditional phrases sent to the backyard, as most people under the age of 50 no longer use them
People who spice up their speech with traditional phrases may find that they throw pearls in front of pigs after new research shows that dozens of sayings are in danger of extinction.
According to a survey of 2,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 50, phrases like “nail your colors to the mast” and “get to know your onion” were among those barely used by modern speakers. Read the full story.