It took the TV world by storm. But after nearly two decades on our screens, Simon Cowell’s X-Factor is set to be, well, axed. He and ITV have confirmed there are “no current plans” for another series of the show, which gripped the nation in its heyday. Senior Tories are reaching for the big red eject button on China’s involvement in the UK’s electric car supply chain. Elsewhere, it’s full steam ahead as Boris Johnson moves to reopen Britain’s borders and a top Tory advisor has told voters to join other parties.
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