Tuesday evening news briefing: Hunter Biden bought revolver while ‘addicted to crack cocaine’

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Good evening. Joe Biden’s son has been found guilty in a federal gun trial. Elsewhere, Rishi Sunak has put tax cuts at the centre of his re-election campaign.

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Hunter Biden guilty on all counts in gun trial

The US President’s son was convicted by a jury in Delaware on all three of the counts relating to buying a revolver in 2018, which the prosecution said he did while addicted to crack cocaine. Follow the live blog here.

Sunak promises £17bn in tax cuts

Mr Sunak has put tax cuts at the centre of his re-election campaign in a bid to draw a dividing line between him and Sir Keir Starmer. Speaking at a press conference, Rachel Reeves called the Tory manifesto “a desperate wish list of unfunded promises”, claiming it will raise family mortgages by £4,800.

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Craig Mackinlay | ‘I wish I could take on Nigel Farage again’

Conservatives | ‘Reform voters could leave us on just 57 seats’

Discover | What the Tory manifesto National Insurance tax cut means for self-employed people

Greek police deny having crucial Michael Mosley CCTV four days before he was found

The doctor was missing for five days on the Greek island of Symi after going for a hike alone without his phone. A Greek news website claimed that days before his body was discovered, the Hellenic Police force had footage placing Dr Mosley in the same location.

Evening Briefing: Today’s essential headlines

Israel-Hamas War | Hamas leader is stalling ceasefire talks and using Palestinian fatalities to his advantage, leaked messages show.

Ukraine | Local official shot dead near front line

Royals | Prince William celebrates Welsh seaweed industry

Watch | Biden appears to freeze at White House concert

ASDA | Supermarket workers attacked with syringes

Crime | Gary Glitter ordered to pay half a million pounds compensation to abuse victim

Feature of the day

The science behind why husbands who work from home don’t do the housework

After the pandemic, women have been recalled to the office more – but that doesn’t mean men are doing their fair share of chores.

Comment and analysis

Tom Harris | Labour should be afraid of this manifesto

Janet Daley | Rishi Sunak has surprised everyone, and proved there’s life in the Tory party yet

Jake Wallis Simons | The West would rather stand with terrorists than Israel

Celia Walden | Unlike Greg Wise, I don’t need constant therapy to keep my marriage alive

Isaac Schorr | No, Hamas-loving liberal media. Israel’s hostage rescue was not an unjustified bloodbath

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Culture | More laughter than tears as celebrities remember literary giant Martin Amis

Watch: Vegan activists vandalise King’s official portrait

The protesters placing Wallace and Gromit stickers on the portrait CREDIT: X / @AnimalRising

A statement from the activist group said they had chosen to redecorate the portrait of the King on Pall Mall in Philip Mould gallery to bring attention to animal cruelty.


Sport briefing: Today’s essential headlines

Watch | Tyson Fury escorted out of bar before collapsing

Manchester United | Erik ten Hag frustrated over review delay

Simon Heffer | Australia have opportunity to start redeeming themselves for Ashes moral failure

Bruce Craig interview | ‘I don’t know how many millions I have put into Bath, but it’s worth it’

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