Home Assistance not seeing Telegram commands

I have integrated Telegram. I was able to get it to work using Node-Red but not using just the Automations screen. As I am trying to understand how everything works, I have uninstalled Node-Red and trying to get things to work without it.

I am able to send notifications to Telegram but commands typed into telegram do not seem to be picked up by telegram.

My “Telegram Notification on missed call” automation works but the other two, which I took from https://www.home-assistant.io/integrations/telegram_bot#event-triggering don’t i.e. Home Assist doesn’t seem to be polling my Telegram group for commands.

- id: '1633916645329'
  alias: Telegram Notification on missed call
  description: ''
  trigger:
  - platform: state
    entity_id: switch.siren
    from: 'off'
    to: 'on'
  condition: []
  action:
  - service: telegram_bot.send_message
    data:
      message: Call missed
  mode: queued
  max: 10

- alias: 'Telegram bot that repeats text'
  trigger:
    platform: event
    event_type: telegram_text
  action:
    - service: telegram_bot.send_message
      data:
        title: "*Dumb automation*"
        target: "{{ trigger.event.data.user_id }}"
        message: "You said: {{ trigger.event.data.text }}"
        disable_notification: true
        inline_keyboard:
          - "Edit message:/edit_msg, Don't:/do_nothing"
          - "Remove this button:/remove_button"

- alias: 'Notifications about messages sent by Telegram bot'
  trigger:
    platform: event
    event_type: telegram_sent
    event_data:
      message_tag: "msg_start"
  action:
    - service: input_number.set_value
      data_template:
        entity_id: input_number.chat_id
        value: "{{ trigger.event.data.chat_id }}"
    - service: input_number.set_value
      data_template:
        entity_id: input_number.message_id
        value: "{{ trigger.event.data.message_id }}"

Telegram config:

telegram_bot:
  - platform: polling
    api_key: !secret telegram_api_key
    allowed_chat_ids:
      - !secret telegram_chat_id1

notify:
  - platform: telegram
    name: hcourt
    chat_id: !secret telegram_chat_id1

The values for the above secret variables I used when I was still using Node-Red and the Telegram commands were acted on. The reason I mention Node-Red is that I think it shows that my IDs and API key are correct.