Today’s news summary – Paper Talk

Wednesday’s front pages report on a variety of stories.

Today’s news summary – Paper Talk

Wednesday’s front pages report on a variety of stories. 

For the Guardian, the paper leads with news that British DJ Tim Westwood has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. The allegations, which Westwood has strenuously denied, emerged as part of a joint investigation with BBC News. Three women have accused Westwood of “opportunistic and predatory sexual behaviour”, the Guardian reports, while four others have alleged that he groped them at events. He strenuously denies the allegations.

The Metro leads with the cost of living. The headline reads: “Crunch time UK”. The paper reports a Which? survey found 59% of people have made lifestyle changes in the last month to adjust for the rising cost of living.

Mail on Sunday rejects Sir Lindsay Hoyle's invite over Angela Rayner story
Mail on Sunday rejects Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s invite over Angela Rayner story

The i’s front page headline reads: “Annual MOTs facing axe in new cost of living plan.” The paper reports on some of the other ideas to help tackle the cost of living at the meeting. They include rule changes that would reduce the frequency with which motorists are required to get an MOT from every year to every two years and an increase in the maximum number of children a childminder is allowed to look after. 

Several papers lead on the Angela Rayner article fallout. The sister paper to the Mail on Sunday – the Daily Mail – says the paper has declined to meet with Commons Speaker Sr Lindsay Hoyle over a controversial article that claimed Labour’s Angela Rayner tries to distract the PM by crossing and uncrossing her legs. 

The Telegraph says Rishi Sunak came under pressure during Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting to cut tax and tackle the cost of living crisis. Kit Malthouse reportedly received support in the meeting when he argued the move would be the “quickest way of actually regenerating the economy”.

Another tax story is featured on the front page of the Express. The paper’s headline reads: “You’re paying record 718 billion pounds in tax – but for what?” as it looks at the performance of public services. 

And finally, the Daily Mirror leads with a happier story as it reports on a lottery winner who it says is “addicted to giving.” The paper reports that Euromillions winner Frances Connolly, 55, has said she had already given away more than half of the £115m jackpot she and her husband won in 2019.