Sunday morning UK news briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph
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1. Cabinet ministers launch unprecedented attack on Bank of England over inflation crisis
Cabinet ministers have turned on the Bank of England over rising inflation, with one warning that the Bank had been failing to "get things right" and another suggesting that it had failed a "big test".
In a highly unusual attack, one of the senior ministers warned: "It has one job to do – to keep inflation at around two per cent – and it's hard to remember the last time it achieved its target." Read the full story.
2. Michael Gove: We’ll end property market’s ‘racket of illicit money’ from Russian oligarchs
Michael Gove has pledged to shut down the "racket of illicit money" from Russian oligarchs who use remaining loopholes to buy and sell vast homes under a cloak of anonymity.
Draft legislation produced by the housing ministry sets out new powers that would require any company, trust or other entity involved in a property transaction to provide the Land Registry with details of its true beneficial owner in order to complete a purchase or sale. Read the full story.
3. UK's Sam Ryder wuz robbed, but you would be hardhearted to object to Ukrainian win
In the end, it was political. Indeed, blatantly and unapologetically political, as it is so often accused of being. A huge sympathetic response from the public vote carried Ukraine from a respectable mid-table positing into the winning spot for Eurovision.
You would be hardhearted to object, if it wasn’t for the fact that their silly faux folk-pop froth pushed Britain’s deserved champion Sam Ryder into second place. Read the full story.
4. Protocol ‘means Northern Ireland will miss out on extra Covid support’
Ministers are braced for a fresh backlash from unionists over the Northern Ireland Protocol after Government sources warned that Northern Ireland will lose out from a proposed Covid support scheme extension.
The Government is understood to be considering an extension of the Recovery Loan Scheme – under which firms with a turnover of less than £45 million per year can each borrow up to £2 million – which is currently due to expire at the end of June. Read the full story.
5. Demand grows for home installation of -150C cryotherapy chambers after pandemic ‘wake-up call’
The rich and famous are installing luxury cryotherapy chambers and infrared saunas into their homes after the pandemic gave them a “wake-up call” to start taking better care of their health.
Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston have sworn by the “detoxifying” and “relaxing” benefits of using infrared saunas for years – but it seems the spotlight put on health throughout Covid has helped the public catch on too. Read the full story.