The Independent – Collapsed system leaves 140,000 awaiting asylum

The Indepenent - Collapsed system leaves 140,000 awaiting asylum

The Indepenent – Collapsed system leaves 140,000 awaiting asylum Summary of the front page The Independent leads with what Labour calls the ‘collapsed system.’ The paper says more than 140,000 people are awaiting asylum amid mounting pressure on hotels and processing centres.  Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous Next

The Guardian – MPs urge investigation into PPE contracts after Mone revelation 

The Guardian - MPs urge investigation into PPE contracts afetr Mone revelation

The Guardian – MPs urge investigation into PPE contracts afetr Mone revelation Summary of the front page MPs have demanded an inquiry into wider concerns over COVID profiteering amid the growing controversy over a PPE company linked to Conservative peer Michelle Mone, according to The Guardian. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment […]

Metro – World sup 

Metro - World sup

Metro – World sup Summary of the front page England fans will sink 30 million pints and give the economy a £300m boost as they watch their team face the USA in the World Cup, according to the Metro.  Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous Next

Daily Express – Suella vows to cut net migrant record of 504,000 

Daily Express - Suella vows to cut net migrant record of 504,000

Daily Express – Suella vows to cut net migrant record of 504,000 Summary of the front page The Daily Express says Home Secretary Suella Braverman has vowed to cut the number of people coming to the UK as net migration hit a post-war high of 504,000. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment […]

Daily Mirror – First class disgrace 

Daily Mirror - First class disgrace

Daily Mirror – First class disgrace Summary of the front page Royal Mail has paid £1.9bn to shareholders since it was privatised, but is refusing staff a decent pay rise, according to the Daily Mirror. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous Next

The Sun – Walliams quits BGT 

The Sun - Walliams quits BGT

The Sun – Walliams quits BGT Summary of the front page The Sun reports that David Walliams will step down from judging Britain’s Got Talent after he was forced to apologise for foul-mouthed comments about contestants. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous Next

Today’s news summary – Paper Talk 

Today’s news summary - Paper Talk 

Today’s news summary – Paper Talk  Friday’s front pages feature a variety of stories.  Strike action: Bosses get bonuses whilst staff struggle  The Daily Telegraph leads with the upcoming nurse’s strikes, saying an NHS source has told them that thousands of elderly patients could be stuck in hospitals for Christmas due to the strikes. The […]

Nurses to strike for two days before Christmas

Nurses to strike for two days before Christmas

Nurses to strike for two days before Christmas Nurses will strike in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for two days next month – its set to be the biggest NHS walkout in history.  The RCN announced strikes on 15 and 20 December in its ongoing dispute with the government over pay.  Nurses will still provide […]

Ukraine struggles to restore power after Russian strikes

Ukraine struggles to restore power after Russian strikes

Ukraine struggles to restore power after Russian strikes As much as 50% of Ukraine’s electricity needs are not being met following Russian missile strikes this week.  The Ukrenergo power operator said the priority was to fix key infrastructure but repairs were now taking more time. President Zelensky said “the most difficult situation” with power as […]

The Independent – Coastguard failings in Channel migrant death 

The Independent - Coastguard failings in Channel migrant death

The Independent – Coastguard failings in Channel migrant death Summary of the front page The Independent says an overworked coastguard team worked up to 20 hours a day ahead of a tragedy that killed 27 people. A source tells the paper that the team “made mistakes” during the mass drowning of migrants.   The paper’s front […]

Metro – Referendum indy bin 

Metro - Referendum indy bin

Metro – Referendum indy bin Summary of the front page The Metro says Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon cannot hold a new independence referendum without the government’s permission, the Supreme Court has ruled.  The paper says the decision was made on the grounds that Scots are not an “oppressed people”, but quotes SNP leader Nicola […]

Daily Express – New dementia drug could be ready next year

Daily Express - New dementia drug could be ready next year

Daily Express – New dementia drug could be ready next year Summary of the front page The Express reports that the first drug proven to slow Alzheimer’s disease could be available in the UK next year.  The front page reports on Matt Hancock’s stint in the I’m A Celebrity jungle suggesting viewers are now defending Matt […]

The Sun – Place in the Sun axed me after I got cancer

The Sun - Place in the Sun axed me after I got cancer

The Sun – Place in the Sun axed me after I got cancer Summary of the front page The Sun says TV presenter Jonnie Irwin has accused the bosses of A Place In The Sun of dumping him after he told them he was dying of cancer. The 49-year-old says he was paid off mid-series […]

Daily Mirror – 70,000 Brits scammed 

Daily Mirror - 70,000 Brits scammed

Daily Mirror – 70,000 Brits scammed Summary of the front page The Daily Mirror reports around 70,000 people may have fallen victim to the biggest-ever phone fraud. Some 120 people have been arrested in what police call the “biggest fraud operation ever run in this country”, after as many as 70,000 people had funds totalling […]

Scottish schools shut as teachers strike over pay

Scottish schools shut as teachers strike over pay

Scottish schools shut as teachers strike over pay Scotland will have its first national schools strike since the 1980s with a one-day walkout by teaching staff.  The walkout will affect primary and secondary schools and many council nurseries. The industrial action is over pay.  On Tuesday, a revised pay offer was rejected and called “insulting” […]

Police to text 70,000 victims in UK’s biggest anti-fraud operation

Police to text 70,000 victims in UK's biggest anti-fraud operation

Police to text 70,000 victims in UK’s biggest anti-fraud operation More than 70,000 people will receive a text from police to warn them they have been victims of a banking scam in the UK’s biggest anti-fraud operation.  The Met Police have arrested an east London man accused of running an international service enabling fake phone […]

French rescuers failed to help sinking boat

French rescuers failed to help sinking boat

French rescuers failed to help sinking boat French rescue services apparently failed to respond properly to a migrant boat that sank in the Channel last November, evidence is beginning to show. There were at least 33 people on board and only two survived the disaster.  The BBC has seen transcripts of emergency calls made to […]

China records highest number of Covid-19 cases as virus surges

China records record number of Covid-19 cases as virus surges

China records highest number of Covid-19 cases as virus surges China has recorded its highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.  The news comes despite the strict measures in place designed to eliminate the virus.  Major cities across China have suffered outbreaks – including the capital Beijing and the southern […]

Ukraine war: Zelensky denounces Russian ‘terror’ in UN address

Ukraine war: Zelensky denounces Russian 'terror' in UN address

Ukraine war: Zelensky denounces Russian ‘terror’ in UN address Ukraine’s president Zelenksy has accused Russia of “crimes against humanity.” He said that the Russian “formula of terror” had forced “millions of people to stay without energy supplies, without heating, without water” in sub-zero cold. The strikes have killed at least seven people, and nuclear power […]

US Walmart shooting: Manager kills 6 at supermarket

US Walmart shooting: Manager kills 6 at supermarket

US Walmart shooting: Manager kills 6 at supermarket A longtime manager at a Walmart store in Virginia has shot dead six people and injured six others.  The gunman opened fire on colleagues in a staff room. He then turned the gun on himself and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said. At present, there […]

The Independent – On the breadline 

The Independent - On the breadline

The Independent – On the breadline Summary of the front page The Independent leads with its Christmas appeal to raise money to help people tackle the cost of living crisis. The paper says Comic Relief has given the paper £1m to kick start their appeal.  The front page features a picture from the Argentine vs Saudi […]

Metro – It’s Mick Grinch 

Metro - It’s Mick Grinch

Metro – It’s Mick Grinch Summary of the front page It’s Mick Grinch – that’s the Metro’s take on the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union’s announcement of more strikes for rail passengers in the run-up to Christmas. The front page carries a picture of union boss Mick Lynch and says the impact on the […]

Daily Express – Unions inflict Christmas strike misery 

Daily Express - Unions inflict Christmas strike misery

Daily Express – Unions inflict Christmas strike misery Summary of the front page Britain faces a nightmare before Christmas, the Daily Express writes in its lead story about strikes due to take place across a range of industries in the festive period. The paper says the RMT’s announcement has “piled further misery” on top of […]

Daily Mirror – Country that bans love 

Daily Mirror - Country that bans love

Daily Mirror – Country that bans love Summary of the front page The Daily Mirror’s lead story takes a look at how the ‘storm’ over gay rights has intensified at the World Cup in Qatar. World Cup host Qatar is accused of waging a “war on equality.” The paper reports that Fifa subjected the England team […]