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Monday June 29 2020

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Good morning. As Boris Johnson steps up plans to reform Whitehall, Danny Boyle has your latest essential briefing from The Telegraph.

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PM wants Brexiteer to head the Civil Service

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Downing Street wants a root-and-branch reform of the Civil Service. Credit: Blower

Number 10 is seeking a partner in the reform of Whitehall. Boris Johnson today begins the search for a Brexiteer to run the Civil Service, after its current head was ousted ahead of a wholesale overhaul of Whitehall. Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill will stand down in September after losing a power struggle with Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson's chief adviser. The Civil Service union accused Downing Street of spending months undermining Sir Mark with "corrosive and cowardly" anonymous briefings. Mr Johnson intends to reform Whitehall by recruiting more Brexiteers and relocating government departments to the regions. He made it clear to Sir Mark that he was not the man to drive the revolution. Read Sir Mark's diplomatic response.


£1.5bn for schools to bounce back from Covid


Boris Johnson will today announce a £1.5billion school building blitz as he pledges to put children "front and centre" of Britain's post-Covid economic revival. The new money for schools will form part of a recovery programme modelled on the New Deal of Thirties America that will be detailed in a major speech tomorrow promising tens of billions of pounds for new projects. After more than three months of lockdown, Mr Johnson - who has been criticised in recent weeks for a lack of public appearances - wants to shift the focus to the future. Political Editor Gordon Rayner explains what we know about a series of upbeat announcements expected this week that will set out how the UK will recover from the deepest recession in generations.

Meanwhile, head teachers have threatened to undermine the Government's plan to reopen schools in September by refusing to punish parents who keep their children at home. As Bill Gardner reports, teaching unions have said many will use a loophole in the law to avoid levying fines on parents who fail to send their children to classes. Read our guide to how and when schools are set to reopen.


Sun, sea and... streets free of cars this summer


Known for its sun, surfing and winding streets, St Ives has long been a popular destination for tourists. But it is those streets - in what many consider one of Britain's most beautiful seaside towns - that would have made social distancing impossible, with visitors pressed up against passing cars. So as hotspots in Cornwall and beyond prepare for an influx of tourists from July 4, visitors can expect a different feel from before lockdown. Callum Adams explains plans to remove all but the "most essential vehicles from the busiest streets" between 11am and 4pm.


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Trans row | JK Rowling accused a shadow minister of treating female trauma as "white noise" for suggesting she exploited her experience of sexual assault. Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle claimed the author had been "using" her history to discriminate against the trans community. Rowling said he had aligned himself "squarely with men's rights activists" by demanding that women "give up our hard won sex-based rights".


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Around the world: India's health system on the brink

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Business and money briefing

Customs IT chaos | The head of the Government's own expert customs panel, Peter MacSwiney, has warned of looming chaos at ports after the "amateurish" handling of a major new IT system. Industry groups said they were only notified about the system in the past fortnight.


Sport briefing

Newcastle 0 Manchester City 2 | Pep Guardiola's men overcame the disappointment of surrendering the Premier League title to Liverpool by seeing off Newcastle United with a clinical victory in yesterday's FA Cup quarter-final at St James' Park, which kept alive the dream of a trophy treble. Read our match report by Luke Edwards.



'An estimated 160,000 households are in temporary accommodation in Britain today'


Tonight's dinner

Whole roasted aubergine baba ganoush | For the perfect charred skin and soft, smoky flesh, let the barbecue do most of the work. View the recipe by John Gregory-Smith. I can also recommend our Cookbook newsletter.


And finally... for this morning's downtime


Action Park | A new book tells the story of a venue that gave its punters freedom - and plenty of them came to serious grief. Tim Robey has the crazy tale of the USA's most dangerous theme park.


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