The Times - How the BBC plotted to show Martin Bashir’s interview with Diana

The Times - How the BBC plotted to show Martin Bashir’s interview with Diana

The Times leads with the race to save June 21 lockdown lifting and the Bank Holiday sunshine! Online, the paper reports on Martin Bashir’s Princess Diana interview. 

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Second jabs for over 50s in race to save June 21 

The Times says Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi describes the attempt to save June 21 lockdown lifting as a “race between the vaccine and the virus”. The paper’s analysis is that the vaccine will win the race to 21 June – if the NHS maintains its current race of second doses, all over-50s should receive theirs by the previous week.

At 25C, the hottest day of the year helps soggy May end on a high 

The Times says today’s Bank Holiday is likely to be the hottest day of the year so far according to the Met Office. The paper says today’s temperatures are likely to hit 25C – hotter than expected in southern Spain. 

Wedding ‘is a triumph for Carrie against Cummings’ 

The paper says Boris Johnson and Carrie Symond’s secret wedding is a “triumph” over enemies who briefed against her, her friends have said. Friends said the wedding marked a victory against Dominic Cummings. 


Headlines from the Times Online

‘Pistol game’ theory in Belize police chief’s death

The Times says the police believe that the partner of Lord Ashcroft’s son had been drinking with a Belizean police superintendent and playing around with his gun when the officer was fatally shot.

How BBC plotted to show Martin Bashir’s interview with Diana

The Times says BBC bosses told Marmaduke Hussey, their chairman, about Martin Bashir’s interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, at the same time as they told the media, sabotaging any chance of him scrapping the programme, a long-lost documentary shows.

Influencers ‘lure teenage fans’ to gambling and surgery sites

The Times says Instagram influencers are encouraging their millions of fans to follow accounts that encourage gambling, unlicensed lip filler treatments and plastic surgery.

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