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Anger over the role of the PM’s former top adviser, Dominic Cummings, in the award of a lucrative coronavirus contract leads the Guardian. The paper reports High Court documents as claiming Mr Cummings was “instrumental” in the process of awarding a contract for opinion polling to a firm run by his “friends”. Mr Cummings denies bringing in the company because it was run by people he knew. “I would never do such a thing,” he says in a witness statement.