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Metro – Unis told: Get out of migration business Summary of the front page Home Office minister Robert Jenrick attacking universities and accusing them of being in the ‘immigration business’ the same day data showed the highest ever net rise in people moving to the UK, tops the Metro. The paper reports that almost 40% of non-EU nationals who arrived in the UK last year were students. Speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday, Mr Jenrick said it “isn’t right that universities in some cases are in the immigration business rather than the teaching and education one”. The front…

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Daily Star – Invasion of the monster jellyfish Summary of the front page Swarms of giant jellyfish are heading to UK seas due to warming waters, according to the Daily Star. The paper says “swarms of giant jellyfish are heading our way” because of rising ocean temperatures, adding that the news comes “just in time to ruin the half-term hols”. The front page reports on Manchester United securing their spot in Champions League football next season. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous image Next image

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Daily Express – Rishi: I get it! You want migration down Summary of the front page The Daily Express leads with an exclusive from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who has told the paper “we must and will cut the number of people moving to the UK”. The front page reports on a man being arrested after intentionally crashing his car outside the gates of No 10. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous image Next image

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Daily Mirror – No control, no compassion Summary of the front page Ministers stand accused of losing control over immigration to the UK after figures hit a record high last year, says the Daily Mirror. The paper describes the situation as “immigration chaos” and says that MPs have accused the government of creating a “climate of intolerance amid utter incompetence”. The paper continues its tribute to Tina Turner. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous image Next image

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Exact date UK is set to swelter through hottest day of the year so far The Independent says The UK could see the hottest day of the year so far this bank holiday weekend, with temperatures expected to reach as high as 24C by Sunday. The Met Office has indicated a predominantly dry and sunny outlook for the UK in its latest forecast, with warm temperatures expected across the country for the bank holiday weekend, which also coincides with the beginning of half-term school holidays. This comes after widespread dry weather with ample sunshine on Thursday, contributing to some of…

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Two teenage boys hand themselves in to police over Sydney fire Two 13-year-old boys have turned themselves into police after a devastating fire engulfed a seven-storey heritage building in central Sydney. More than 100 firefighters tackled the fire, which was started on Tuesday afternoon, and law enforcement believes other teenagers were involved. Fifteen people were sleeping rough in the building at the time of the fire and 13 of them have been accounted for. The fire has displaced around 70 residents from surrounding buildings, with an exclusion zone expected to stay in place for seven days. The teenagers who handed…

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Man arrested after deadly shooting and stabbing attack in Japan A man, identified as Masanori Aoki,  has been arrested after a deadly shooting and stabbing attack in Nagano prefecture, Japan, which has left four people dead.  The attacker stabbed a woman and shot two policemen with a hunting rifle. Another death was later confirmed, while the circumstances of the fourth death remain unclear. The incident unfolded after a call was received about a man chasing and stabbing a woman, with eyewitnesses reporting the suspect used a 30cm-long bade for the initial attack. Gun violence is extremely uncommon in Japan and…

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Man arrested for opening plane door during South Korea flight A man in his 30s has been arrested for opening the emergency door of an Asianan Airlines flight during its landing at Daegu International Airport in South Korea. All 194 passengers on board survived, despite the door remaining open upon landing. Around six passengers experienced breathing difficulties and were taken to the hospital for treatment, according to local media. The exact sequence of events leading up to the door being opened is still unclear, but reports suggest it happened around 12:45 local time, towards the end of the flight. A…

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Today’s news summary – Paper Talk Several of Friday’s front pages lead on the new figures showing that net migration to the UK stood at 606,000 and hit a record high in 2022. Migration figures “No control, no compassion,” that’s the Daily Mirror’s take on the government’s approach to immigration. The paper quotes one opposition MP who says ministers have created a “climate of intolerance amid utter incompetence.” The i says the new figures mean Britain is set to overtake France to become Europe’s second-most populace country for the first time. The paper quotes an economist saying issues like housing…

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The Guardian – Clamour for PM to scrap Johnson’s honours list Summary of the front page The Guardian says the prime minister is facing calls to delay or cancel Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list after the former PM was referred to police over fresh allegations of lockdown-breaking events during the pandemic. The paper says the list is “nearing approval and could be published within weeks” but that Labour, the Liberal Democrats, and even some Conservatives think the prime minister should step in and stop the honours from going ahead. Catch up on all the front pages here Today’s top stories…

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Metro – Prem stars stalked by ‘devil baby’ Summary of the front page A model is facing jail after a phone stalking campaign against three Chelsea players, Metro says. The online influencer has pleaded guilty to waging a “terrifying stalking campaign” against England footballer Mason Mount. The paper says that model Orla Sloan, 22, changed her phone number 21 times so she could keep calling Mount after he asked her to stop texting him and blocked her number. Sloan also pleaded guilty to stalking Billy Gilmour and harassing Ben Chilwell, both teammates of Mounts at Chelsea. Catch up on all…

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Financial Times -Gilt yields soar near mini budget levels as inflation data disappoints Summary of the front page The Financial Times leads with gilt yields hitting levels not seen since last year’s mini-budget, in response to disappointing inflation data. The yield on gilts is the interest paid by the UK government on its debt, so a rise in the yield can be read as a fall in investor confidence in the country’s economy. The paper quotes one analyst describing the market reaction to the figures as “an amber flag, if not a red flag” and predicting rates will have to…

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Daily Star – Simply the best Summary of the front page The Daily Star also covers the death of Tina Turner, saying the world of music is in mourning. The headline reads: “Simply the best”, a reference to arguably her most famous lyrics. Catch up on all the front pages here Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous image Next image

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The Sun – You were simply the best Summary of the front page The Sun leads with the death of Tina Turner at the age of 83 after a long illness. The entire front page is dedicated to the US music legend. Catch up on all the front pages here Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous image Next image

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Daily Mirror – Simply the best Summary of the front page The Daily Mirror marks the death of “rock icon” Tina Turner. The paper’s headline also focuses on the lyrics and says Turner sold 100 million records after rising to fame in the 1960s and quotes Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger calling her an “enormously talented performer”. Catch up on all the front pages here Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous image Next image

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Net migration in UK reaches new record of more than 600,000 The Metro says Net migration to the UK has climbed to a record level, official statistics released today have revealed. Around 606,000 more people are estimated to have moved to the UK than left in the 12 months up to December last year, according to data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The increase is up from 504,000 in the 12 months up to June last year. Higher levels of immigration over the past 18 months are due to people travelling from non-EU countries to find work and…

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UK net migration hits record high of 606,000 The Independent says Net migration has hit a new record high of 606,000 with around 1.2 million people arriving to live in the UK in 2022. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday have fuelled accusations that the government has “lost control” of migration just a few years after it was aiming to bring net figures below 100,000. Rishi Sunak said the immigration figure was “too high”, while Labour’s shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the numbers were “extraordinary”. The prime minister said: “We’ve got to be sensitive…

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UK net migration hits record high despite Tory promises to cut arrivals The Guardian says Net migration has increased to a record level of more than 600,000 despite promises from ministers over four years to bring the total below 245,000. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show overall migration for 2022 was 606,000, which represents a 20% increase on the previous high of 504,000 last year. Total long-term immigration was estimated at around 1.2 million in 2022, and emigration was 557,000, the statistical body said. The rise had been largely fuelled by people from outside the European Union entering…

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Government has no grip on immigration – Cooper BBC says Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has just spoken in the Commons about the migration figures, calling them “extraordinary”. Cooper said the government’s doubling of work visas since the pandemic “shows the Conservatives have no plan and no grip on immigration”. She questioned why the asylum backlog was at a record high and how net migration could be “more than twice the level that ministers were aiming for”. Cooper then took aim at Home Secretary Suella Braverman, asking where she was today and if she had gone to ground: “What is…

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Grounded ship successfully refloated in Suez Canal A ship that had been grounded in the Suez Canal has been successfully refloated, according to shipping agent Leth Agencies. Tugboats were brought in to help assist in refloating the ship, named Xin Hai Tong 23. “The Suez Canal Authority has successfully refloated M/V XIN HAI TONG 23 at 0740hrs,” Leth said in a tweet. https://twitter.com/AgenciesLeth/status/1661599319403933696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1661599319403933696%7Ctwgr%5Eee4b7033b214a9ce74561c11a14d6ee083344933%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fbusiness-65705317 The ship sails under the Hong Kong flag had been “not under command” near the southern end of the canal, positioned at an angle next to the canal’s eastern side, according to the Marine Traffic ship tracker.…

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Today’s news summary – Paper Talk Many of Thursday’s front pages have tributes to rock legend Tina Turner, who died at 83. Turner is the lead for several of the tabloids, whilst the latest inflation figures, the public Covid inquiry and former PM Boris Johnson also lead a number of papers.  ‘Simply the best’ Tina Turner is pictured on most of the front pages. Several papers use lyrics from the hit-maker as their headlines. “Simply the best” says the Daily Star, the Daily Mirror and The Sun. The Mirror hails her “unique voice”, “breathtaking” stage presence and “sublime” music, but…

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The Guardian – Johnson referred to police over new claims of Covid rule breach Summary of the front page The Guardian covers Boris Johnson being referred to the police over allegations of breaking lockdown rules. The alleged visits to Chequers were found in Mr Johnson’s diary by government-funded lawyers who were working on his defence for the public inquiry into the pandemic, according to the Guardian. The paper says the lawyers raised the entries with the Cabinet Office, which was then obliged under the civil service code to refer the matter to the police. The front page also leads with…

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Metro – Vile Rolf secret funeral Summary of the front page The Metro leads with the death of disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris who had already been secretly cremated after he died two weeks ago. The paper quotes a statement from Harris’s family that says he “died peacefully surrounded by family and friends and has now been laid to rest”. Lily-Rose Depp – who had attended the Cannes Film Festival, makes the front page. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous image Next image

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Daily Mirror – Cops probe Boris again Summary of the front page The Daily Mirror leads with Rolf Harris’s secret funeral, updates on the Madeleine McCann search, and an investigation into Boris Johnson reportedly breaking more lockdown rules. The paper calls the alleged visits “another lockdown scandal” and quotes a campaigner on behalf of families left bereaved by the pandemic saying Mr Johnson’s “legacy is one of lying”. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a comment UK National newspapers Previous image Next image

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Daily Express – It’s a stitch up! Boris faces new police probe into rule-breaking Summary of the front page The Daily Express features Boris Johnson’s alleged COVID rule-breaking as his supporters defend him vehemently. The police referral is described as a “complete stitch-up” on the front of the Daily Express. The paper says allies of Mr Johnson have claimed there is a “vendetta” being waged against him, with one source telling it that “these were work meetings, not family or friends or so-called parties”. Rolf Harris’s death also makes the front page. Today’s top stories Like this article? Leave a…

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