Prince Harry and Meghan ‘plan trip back to the UK’

Prince Harry and Meghan plan trip back to UK

Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex may return back to the UK in the next couple of weeks for Harry’s birthday and Lilibet’s christening, according to an unnamed source. The source said Harry has been making ‘a lot of phone calls to London’ to arrange the trip.

Today’s news summary – Paper Talk 

UK to crack down on dognappers with new pet abduction offence

Friday’s papers cover the discussion around the UK’s vaccine rollout, as regulators move closer to approving vaccines for young teens in the UK. 

Making the lead on several papers is the government plans to increase taxes to pay for social care.

The ongoing Afghanistan crisis also makes the lead on several papers, suggesting that Britain and its allies have “no coherent plan” to deal with the Afghan refugee crisis. 

Another popular story in Friday’s papers is the new criminal offence for pet abduction, with dognappers facing jail time of seven years as part of the crackdown. 

IOF kills 26-year-old Palestinian on Gaza border

IOF kills 26-year-old Palestinian on Gazan border

A Palestinian was killed and at least 15 others were wounded by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF)’ gunfire on the Gaza border overnight, according to the Ministry of Health. “A citizen (26 years) was martyred as a result of being shot in the abdomen in the northern Gaza Strip,” the ministry said in a brief […]

UK food and drink exports to EU plummet – Brexit

Overall UK food and drink exports to EU slid £2bn in the first half of this year, primarily the result of a more than a quarter contraction of sales to the EU compared to the first six months of 2019

Food and drink exports from the UK have plummeted due to a sharp drop in trade with the EU after Brexit, according to fresh research published today. Data from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) shows overall UK exports of food and drink slid £2bn in the first half of this year.