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Since allegations first emerged that Dominic Cummings had flouted lockdown measures while ill with coronavirus symptoms, the prime minister and members of the cabinet have been floundering to defend the adviser from accusations that he broke government guidance he helped devise.
Cummings has admitted to, but not apologised for, travelling to his family’s home in Durham on two occasions between 27 March and 13 April, as well as making a separate trip to Barnard Castle, which he said was to test his eyesight:
In Australia, Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp has announced the end of more than 100 Australian print newspapers in a huge shift to digital.
News Corp Australia has confirmed that more than 100 local and regional newspapers will become digital only or disappear entirely, and there will be a significant number of job losses.