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UK Tuesday morning press briefing: The Telegraph’s main headlines of the day

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Welcome to your morning Telegraph briefing – a roundup of the main stories we’re covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by e-mail, sign up for our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. Bank of England warns of ‘apocalyptic’ global food shortage

The Governor of the Bank of England has warned of an ‘apocalyptic’ rise in global food prices and said he is ‘helpless’ in the face of soaring inflation as the economy is battered by the war in Ukraine.

Andrew Bailey said he was “short of jumpers” counting the shocks facing Britain, with spiraling energy and food costs driven by global market forces beyond his control. Read the full story.

2. Boris Johnson’s plan to scrap Northern Ireland protocol must be enshrined in law, warns DUP

Boris Johnson has been warned by the DUP that plans to override the Northern Ireland Protocol – due to be announced on Tuesday – may not convince him to agree to power-sharing at Stormont.

The Prime Minister is expected to approve plans to create legislation allowing the UK to unilaterally suspend parts of the deal, which sets out post-Brexit trade rules in the province. Read the full story.

3. Covid lockdowns have prevented toddlers from talking or playing properly

Toddler speech and motor skills have dropped sharply as a result of the pandemic, according to official data.

Experts said repeated lockdowns have left young children without the chance to play and learn to communicate, stunting their development.

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) has raised fears that the gaps currently seen will widen in the years to come, with increasing numbers of children struggling in school because basic skills have not been never been acquired. Read the full story.

4. JK Rowling supports feminist activist who was ‘assaulted’ by balaclava-clad trans activists

A feminist activist has claimed police threatened to arrest her for a peaceful protest outside a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst, where she was allegedly attacked by balaclava-clad trans activists.

Aleks Kovacevic, 44, has been hailed by JK Rowling for his tough stand against the “bullying” of a group of masked counter-protesters who disrupted an event organized by gender-sensitive activists in Manchester on Sunday. Read the full story.

5. Injured Ukrainian defenders rescued from Mariupol steelworks to be exchanged for captive Russians

More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers locked up in the Azovstal steelworks for 82 days were evacuated on Monday evening to towns under Russian control pending an “exchange”, the Ukrainian government said.

The evacuation appeared to cede control of the strategic port city of Mariupol to Russia after months of bombardment, ending one of the bloodiest and most publicized battles of the war. Read the full story.

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