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Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

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1. Boris Johnson relaxes rules for foreign lorry drivers

Boris Johnson is set to relax immigration rules for European lorry drivers as queues began to form at petrol stations following warnings of fuel rationing.

Up to 5,000 temporary visas for HGV drivers are expected to be granted under the plans, The Telegraph understands. Read the full story.

2. Chemotherapy rationed amid shortage of NHS staff to deliver it

NHS can-cer patients in some areas have had their chemotherapy stopped because there are not enough staff to deliver it.

People with advanced forms of the disease are being denied the treatment so scarce resources can be directed towards those with a chance of survival, it has emerged. Read the full story.

3. UK on brink of joining EU Covid vaccine passport scheme

Britain is on the verge of joining the EU Covid vaccine passport scheme, sources in Brussels and Westminster have confirmed.

The EU Digital Covid Certificate should make travelling in Europe easier and cheaper for British tourists. More controversially, joining it would also enable the Government to quickly launch a domestic vaccine passport system should it be needed to help control Covid this winter. Read the full story.

4. Protect your children, take their phones away, say parents of teenager mur-dered in Snapchat plot

The parents of an autistic boy mur-dered in a plot hatched on Snapchat have called for tighter restrictions on social media.

Stuart and Amanda Stephens said they remain “broken” after the dea-th of their “generous, caring and loving” son Olly in January. Read the full story.

5. My little cloney: Scientists use DNA of Olympic champion horse to create identical foal

It was the legendary Olympic showjumping horse that helped bring Nick Skelton out of retirement after the double gold medallist broke his neck in a riding accident in 2000.

But after Arko III died in January, it was feared that its medal-winning genes would be lost forever. Read the full story.

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