Today’s Daily News | Cold snap hits UK, Spain knocked out World Cup & Trump Organization guilty of tax fraud
Britons are being advised on how to stay warm as a cold snap hits the UK and many are struggling with rising energy costs.
Elsewhere: Morocco knock Spain out of the World Cup on penalties, the Trump Organization found guilty and fears over mass disruption due to planned strikes dominate the news.
UK weather: Cold snap hits UK amid rising energy costs
Warnings are being issued as the UK is set for snow and ice, as a cold snap is about to hit the county. There are fears about how people will heat their homes as many Britons are struggling with rising costs. Experts have issued advice on staying warm as temperatures are set to drop this week.
US politics: Trump Organization GUILTY of tax crimes
In US news, the Trump Organization has been found guilty on all charges of tax crimes, in a New York trial. The company could face a fine of up to $1.6m and could face difficulty in securing loans and financing in the future. Former president Donald Trump said that the trial was a “political witch hunt” and has vowed to appeal the verdict.
Georgia senate runoff results – Democrats cement Senate control
In other US news, Raphael Warnock beat Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate race – a month after the midterm elections. The Democratic win cements the party’s control over the US Senate, now holding the upper chamber by 51-49.
Qatar World Cup 2022: Spain knocked out on penalties
In yet another massive World Cup upset, Spain were knocked out of the World Cup yesterday after failing to score a single penalty. Spain dominated possession, but Morocco were able to hold their defence well – with Spain only getting one shot on target during the 90 minutes and the 30 minutes of extra time. The match went to penalties – and all three penalties taken for Spain failed to be converted to goals (two saved by the keeper and a miss) meaning Morocco progressed to the quarter-finals.
What do the newspapers say?
The impacts of the upcoming strike by ambulance staff lead some of Wednesday’s papers as PM Rishi Sunak is told to get tough with unions.
Several papers report on Conservative peer Michelle Mone, who is fighting claims she cashed in on government contracts for PPW provided by the company Medpro during the pandemic.
An image of five-year-old Stella-Lily McCorkindale from Belfast, who died from strep A, is carried on several front pages.
Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary and their recent award in New York along with the latest from the World Cup – including looking ahead at England’s clash with France, finds space on some of this morning’s newspapers.