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Monday evening news briefing: The messy reality of the 10pm curfew

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Business and money briefing

Race for Asda | Asda is set to be sold to a UK-based private equity firm after Walmart made TDR Capital the preferred bidder for a majority stake in the supermarket chain. It had been thought Apollo Global Management, a $400bn (£315bn) Wall Street private equity firm, would win the battle for control of the UK's third-biggest supermarket after weeks of frenzied negotiations. Read on for the latest.

Sport briefing

Handball chaos | Does anybody think the current interpretation of the handball law is working? Premier League managers certainly don't. After the incidents this weekend involving Eric Dier and Joel War, managers are begging lawmakers to see sense. Even former referees are angry about it. So how do we fix things? Telegraph writers have their say.

Tonight's TV  

Honour, ITV, 9pm | This two-part drama tells the appalling true story of 20-year-old Banaz Mahmod (Buket Komur), victim of a so-called "honour killing" after deciding to leave her abusive, arranged marriage. Read on for more.

And finally... for this evening's downtime

Can Birmingham Rep bring us sunshine? | While no one in theatre has had a good time during the Covid crisis, spare a thought for Sean Foley. Barely had the new artistic director of the Birmingham Rep unveiled his inaugural autumn programme on March 9 before, a few days later, the sector got shut down. Since then he has had his work cut out trying to keep the Rep – the longest established building-based company in Britain, dating back to 1911 – in survival mode.

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Calls for review of pub curfew amid parties in streets

The 10pm curfew will remain in place despite chaotic scenes as pubs shut and warnings from some scientists advising the Government that it may be doing more harm than good. Over the weekend, large crowds gathered in city and town centres following the new closing time, which came into force in England on Thursday in an attempt to stem the spread of coronavirus infections. Long queues were seen outside off-licences as people rushed to buy more alcohol. Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham called for an "urgent review" while a Sage member said the new rules may even be counterproductive. Jack Rear describes the messy reality of the 10pm curfew after a disappointing Saturday night out in Soho. In the Commons today, Matt Hancock confirmed more measures for parts of the North East where the incidence rate has risen above 100 per 100,000, including banning mixing between households in any setting. He also said he is looking at "further ways" to involve MPs in emergency Covid decisions ahead of a potential rebellion over emergency coronavirus powers. Read on for the latest.

Meanwhile, students stuck in self-isolation at Manchester Metropolitan University will be given financial compensation of more than a week's rent, its vice-chancellor has said. Professor Malcolm Press's comments came after Glasgow University said it will refund all students in halls of residence one month's rent, along with a £50 payment for food, amid an outbreak of coronavirus cases there. Rosa Prince sets out why the current term needs to go fully remote while officials get a handle on this horror-show. Here is the Telegraph's view on the matter.

The ten key points from Donald Trump's tax returns

Donald Trump has fought hard to keep his tax affairs private since taking office, breaking with the tradition of his most recent predecessors in refusing to release his tax returns. But an analysis published by the New York Times, which says it has got hold of Mr Trump's tax information dating back two decades, appears to lift the lid on the US president's finances - and casts doubt over his claims of being a hugely successful businessman. Here are the ten biggest issues raised by the review of the documents, including the eye-watering sum for hair styling as he starred in The Apprentice. The revelation that he paid just $750 (£587) in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the US presidency, comes as Mr Trump prepares to take on his rival Joe Biden in the first televised election debate this week. Here are the details on that while Nick Allen analyses the ways the revelations may undermine trust in Mr Trump.

Man says tattoos cost him kindergarten teaching job

A schoolteacher whose body, face and tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black said he was prevented from teaching at a French kindergarten after a parent complained he scared their child. But the teacher, Sylvain Helaine, 35, still teaches children from the age of six up, and said that, after an initial shock when they see him for the first time, his pupils see past his appearance. He said last year he was teaching kindergarten at school in Palaiseau, a suburb of Paris, when the parents of a three-year-old child complained to educational authorities. Read on for details.

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Also in the news: Today's other headlines

Labour MP's harassment charge | Claudia Webbe, the Labour MP for Leicester East, has been charged with harassment, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced. Ms Webbe, who was elected in the 2019 election, is accused of carrying out the harassment between 1 September 2018 and 26 April this year. Read on for details.

Around the world: Xi speaks out on Uighur policies

Xi Jinping, the leader of China's Communist Party, said policies in the country's Xinjiang region were "completely correct" despite growing international backlash over the government's alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority in the province. The Chinese government has long struggled to quiet the tensions that have stewed in the region for decades, at times leading to deadly attacks authorities attributed to Uighur separatists.  in support of China's controversial policies in Xinjiang.

Monday interview

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Football news:

Hans-Dieter flick: I Hope Alaba will sign a contract with Bayern. Our club is one of the best in the world
Diego Maradona: Messi gave Barca everything, brought them to the top. He was not treated the way he deserved
Federico Chiesa: I hope to leave my mark in Juve. We will achieve great results
The Coach Of Benfica: I don't want us to look like the current Barcelona, it has nothing
Guardiola on returning to Barca: I'm happy at Manchester City. I hope to stay here
Fabinho will not play with West ham due to injury
Ronald Koeman: Maradona was the best in his time. Now the best Messi