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1. Prepare for disappointment, told A-level students

A-level students should be prepared for “disappointment” when results are published this week, the higher education watchdog has warned.

The Office for Students predicted a significant increase in applicants rejected from their preferred universities after exam boards were ordered to crack down on rising grade inflation. Read the full story.

2. Thunder and lightning to end the UK heat wave

The heatwave is expected to be broken on Monday by thunderstorms as the Met Office warned they could cause flooding and even spark new bushfires.

The storms, which have been forecast for the whole of Britain, come as the latest summer heatwave finally breaks. Read the full story.

3. Keir Starmer’s plan for freezing energy prices based on “illusion”

Sir Keir Starmer’s plan for a fully funded energy price freeze for UK households is based on an “illusion”, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned on Sunday evening.

The Labor leader will say on Monday that the cap on electricity and gas prices should be frozen at the current level of £1,971 for six months from October, to protect householders from the planned rise of up to £3,600 this autumn. Read the full story.

4. No room for a nanny when the Cambridges downsize

Most couples with young children dream of upsizing to give their growing brood more room to spread their wings.

But in the next two to three weeks, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will do the opposite, swapping their grand Kensington Palace home for a relatively modest four-bedroom cottage on the Windsor estate, a move that will see them navigate in life without living. -in a nanny for the first time in the children’s lives. Read the full story.

5. Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker had “contact with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards”

Hadi Matar, who is accused of repeatedly stabbing Sir Salman Rushdie on Friday, turned into a religious zealot after a month-long trip to Lebanon, his mother has revealed.

Silvana Fardos said her outgoing American-raised son became moody and withdrawn after a visit to see his father in 2018. Read the full story.

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