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Tuesday morning UK news briefing: Fears booster Covid vaccines rollout 'going too slow'

Following the killing of Sir David, the Prime Minister led more than 30 MPs from across the Commons in paying tribute to the much-loved politician. 

Sir Bernard Jenkin, the Tory MP for Harwich and North Essex, told MPs it would be the greatest mark of respect to Sir David if MPs "engaged in the political battle" made "kindness our resolution from this day forward". 

Tim Stanley sketches how the session was the Commons at its best. 

Celia Walden reflects that, as an MP's daughter, she knows they put their devotion to the public above all else – even their safety.
 

The curious case of the Johnsons's Christmas bubble

Questions have been raised over the visit to Downing Street of one of Carrie Johnson's friends over Christmas, when London was under Tier 4 lockdown, as Number 10 insisted she was forming a childcare bubble and no rules had been broken. 

Nimco Ali, an independent government advisor on tackling violence against women and girls and a close friend of Mrs Johnson, tweeted that she had been subjected to two days of "racist and disgusting tweets" after it was reported that she had stayed in Downing Street over Christmas. 

Read how the controversy has unfolded for Ms Ali, who is the godmother of the Johnson's son Wilfred. 

The Prime Minister and his wife may be pleased to know the popularity of their son's name has increased, according to annual figures from the Office for National Statistics, although many traditionally popular names are heading for extinction. 

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£5,000 grant scheme | Only 90,000 households will get vouchers to help with the cost of removing their gas boilers, the Government will announce today, as the door is opened to putting additional green levies on gas bills. In one of a string of major climate change announcements set out today, Boris Johnson will commit to the "ambition" of ending the sale of gas boilers in the UK from 2035. The Government's net zero strategy is expected to provide the blueprint for how we will travel, heat our homes and run our economy in the future. Emma Gatten analyses the ways the Government plans to hit net zero by 2030.

Around the world: North Korea fires ballistic missile

North Korea has launched at least one ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said. Pyongyang's seventh known weapons test this year comes as the intelligence chiefs of South Korea, Japan and the US were reported to be meeting in Seoul for talks on the rogue nation state. Meanwhile, a senior official has warned that America cannot defend against hypersonic missiles after China allegedly tested new weaponry in an accelerating global arms race.

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Sport briefing: Arsenal snatch point against Palace

In the touchline battle of the former Arsenal captains, it was Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira who stood tallest, just as he used to do when he strode through Arsenal's midfield. For much of the game his side, rather than Mikel Arteta's team, controlled the ball, worked the angles and pulled their opponents out of position. Not for the first time this season, though, Palace did not leave with the points they deserved. Alexandre Lacazette's late equaliser was visibly gutting for Vieira, who fell to his haunches and put his head in his hands. Read the match report.

Business briefing: Soaring inflation deals £1,000 blow

Rocketing prices will deal a £1,000 blow to household finances next year as higher inflation also slashes an expected Budget windfall for the Chancellor. The surge in inflation will hit real incomes by 2pc by the end of 2022 compared to previous official forecasts, the Resolution Foundation revealed, as Rishi Sunak battles a cost of living crunch. This graph shows how inflation is forecast to change over the next two years.

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The Government's booster vaccines programme is moving too slowly to protect the most vulnerable, experts warned as figures show that fewer than half of those eligible have received the jab. 

Estimates seen by the Telegraph show that 22 million people will be ready for their third dose by mid-December, yet at current rates the programme to vaccinate those most at risk will not be completed until the end of January. 

This interactive graphic lets you see which local authorities have the highest case rates and deaths - and you can search for your own. 

It turns out half of British adults think there will be another Covid lockdown this year, according to a new poll. 

Chris Hopkins, of Savanta ComRes, who carried out the survey, said there is "still an underlying feeling – or perhaps fear – among the public that there are more restrictions, including lockdowns, to come". Read on for details. 

Meanwhile, a Covid vaccine which the Government cancelled a contract for last month may be better and more effective than the AstraZeneca jab, according to new data.

Amess suspect 'tricked MP's staff with false claims'

The man suspected of murdering Sir David Amess tricked the MP's constituency office into giving him an appointment by falsely claiming he wanted to discuss healthcare, it has been claimed. 

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, who is in police custody, allegedly lied to staff by also claiming he was moving to the area. 

See CCTV showing a man believed to be Ali Harbi Ali walking outside a convenience store hours before the attack. 

It comes as a major review is expected to recommend that suspected extremists should be put on three-year deradicalisation programmes instead of a single year. 

The government review, relaunched earlier this year under the leadership of historian William Shawcross, a former chairman of the Charity Commission, has been reinvigorated by the disclosure that Mr Ali was referred to the Prevent programme some six years ago. 

Harry de Quetteville asks a simple question: Is Prevent a waste of time?