As ever at Downing Street press conferences, Boris Johnson's scientific advisers deployed their graphs skillfully to back up the warnings of potential catastrophe.
But take a closer look and the choice of graphs is arguably disingenuous: the slides are most revealing for what they failed to include.
Henry Bodkin and Alex Clark reveal what the doom-laden government graphs did not show us.
The head of the NHS has said just one per cent of hospital beds are occupied by Covid patients, compared with a third at the peak of the pandemic.
Yet fears are building among Tory backbenchers that the July 19 "terminus" date will slip.
In 2017, 22-year-old Salman Abedi detonated a homemade bomb as people left an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Twenty-two people were killed, many of them young children. Izzy Lyons and Robert Mendick detail the litany of errors that allowed it to happen
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Of course, the delay to "freedom day" is a blow to businesses and those fed up with restrictions - and Telegraph readers have had their say.
Yet nothing can justify the scenes at an anti-lockdown protest outside Westminster when a BBC journalist was chased and abused.
Videos posted on social media show Nicholas Watt, the political editor of BBC Newsnight, being followed by a large group of protesters chanting "traitor" and "scum".
He was forced to flee to nearby police. Boris Johnson has condemned the incident. You can watch it here.
Met's 'institutional corruption' over unsolved murder
Dame Cressida Dick is facing calls to resign after a damning report into the unsolved 1987 murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan accused the force of "institutional corruption". Daniel's brother Alistair, who has fought a 30-year campaign for justice, accused the Met Commissioner of delaying the independent panel's work. Scotland Yard was accused of failing to tackle widespread corruption and cover-ups and of putting the protection of its own reputation before solving a brutal murder. Baroness Nuala O'Loan, the chairman of the independent panel behind the report, said that corruption was still present within the force. Read the findings.
England's greatest rivalries - where do Scotland rank?
It has been a difficult day for England with goalkeeper Dean Henderson pulling out of the squad through injury and Jack Grealish training away from the main group. Yet Raheem Sterling has said the match against Scotland on Friday is just "going to be another game". So where do Scotland rank in England's top ten rivalries? Thom Gibbs has the answer (spoiler: not first). Nicola Sturgeon posted on her Instagram pictures of herself staring grimly at the TV as Scotland lost to Croatia. Jim White outlines why there is nothing worse than a politician pretending they care about football. And watch why Cristiano Ronaldo has been praised by anti-obesity campaigners after an incident involving Coke bottles.
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Ex-BBC bosses grilled | A former BBC director-general has apologised to the Royal family for the hurt cause by Martin Bashir's Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. Lord Tony Hall also said he thought Bashir was "out of his depth" but "contrite" after an internal BBC investigation into the interview in 1996 as he gave evidence to a committee of MPs. Read the testimony of more former BBC chiefs.
Around the world: Belarus 'pressured Ryanair captain'
The captain and crew of the Ryanair passenger jet "hijacked" by the Belarus regime were pressured to confess on camera that they voluntarily diverted to Minsk, the airline’s boss Michael O'Leary has revealed. Mr O'Leary said a number of unidentified people boarded the aircraft carrying video cameras after the plane was intercepted and forced to land in the Belarus capital under the pretext of a fictitious bomb threat. Read what he told MPs on the transport committee.
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