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Ministers are removing basic housing protections from asylum seekers to cut the “asylum hotels bill”, the Guardian reports. The shake-up, “designed to move tens of thousands out of hotels and into the private rented sector”, would exempt landlords from meeting minimum safety regulations in accommodation, such as electrical safety and minimum room sizes. MPs could vote “as soon as Wednesday” on the plans, put forward by Home Secretary Suella Braverman. The newspaper has also interviewed Eurovision winner Loreen on “fear, fame and fighting for human rights” after she secured her second win in the song contest over the weekend.

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