Tuesday evening news briefing: Private school pupils more likely to get into Cambridge if they move to state sixth form

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Private school pupils more likely to get into Cambridge if they move to state sixth form

Private school pupils who move to state sixth form are up to a third more likely to get accepted into Cambridge, The Telegraph can reveal.

Hayley Dixon reports that the data has led to warnings that an increasing number of parents will attempt to “game the system” by switching at 16 to get their children into elite universities amid a drive to increase diversity.

Nigel Farage says ‘Brexit has failed’ because of ‘useless’ Tory politicians

Nigel Farage has said “Brexit has failed” because “useless” Tory politicians have “mismanaged” the UK’s exit from the European Union. 

The former leader of the Brexit Party said the country had not “actually benefited from Brexit economically when we could have done”. You can find Downing Street’s reaction to Mr Farage’s criticism on our Politics live blog.

Evening Briefing: Today’s essential headlines

Prince Harry | Police officers cannot be bought as “private bodyguards for the wealthy”, the Duke of Sussex has been told. Government and police lawyers said on Tuesday that specialist protection officers “put themselves in harm’s way” and that this should only be done in the public interest. They are defending a judicial review action by the Duke against the Home Secretary for the decision to refuse his request for police protection.

Comment and analysis

World news: Rudy Giuliani ‘demanded oral sex while on phone to Trump’

Rudy Giuliani has been accused of making an employee perform oral sex on him while he was on the phone to Donald Trump. Noelle Dunphy, 43, claimed the former New York mayor subjected her to “wide-ranging sexual assault and harassment”. In a statement, a representative for Mr Giuliani, 78, said he “vehemently and completely denies the allegations”.

Interview of the day

Bryson DeChambeau interview: I was eating anything and everything – my diet was cutting short my life

Exclusive: In his first UK interview since abandoning his bulking regime, DeChambeau admits he had no idea where he was hitting the ball

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Business news: US debt default risks ‘worldwide panic’

The US Treasury Secretary has warned that “time is running out” to avert an economic catastrophe from failing to raise the US debt ceiling, as Joe Biden prepares to meet congressional leaders over the standoff. Our Business live blog has the latest reaction to Janet Yellen’s comments.

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Housing | Why Britain’s housebuilders are buying up trout farms to stave off a collapse

Travel | The Australian road trip that puts Route 66 to shame

Money | Nine (completely free) ways to save money on your energy bills

Sport news: Jofra Archer injury leaves England’s pace plans in tatters

Jofra Archer has been ruled out of this summer’s Ashes following a recurrence of the stress fracture in his right elbow. England confirmed the news while announcing their squad for the first Test of the summer – find out who has been dropped by reading our live blog.

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And finally… for this evening’s downtime

Worse than Venice: The surprising places overrun with tourists | Holidays may be heaven but hell is other people, and it’s getting increasingly difficult to swerve the crowds while abroad

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