Sky News says DOWNING STREET has confirmed it was in conversation with The Times around the time the newspaper dropped a report claiming Boris Johnson tried to appoint his now wife to a government role when he was foreign secretary.
The Times says members of the film crew on RUST are reported to have been using Alec Baldwin’s gun involved for live target practice.
The Times says the government made “big mistakes” in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the first official report into Britain’s response has found. It urges swift changes.
The Times says booster vaccines are expected to get the go-ahead early next week after data showed that they give a “several-fold increase” in vital antibodies.
The Times says Pen Farthing who evacuated animals from Afghanistan has dismissed claims that the MoD helped him get to the airport.
The Times says The Queen has “let it be known” that she wants Prince Andrew to remain as colonel of the Grenadier Guards, despite little prospect of him returning to public duties.
The Sunday Times leads with comments from former PM Tony Blair who ‘attacked’ the “imbecilic” retreat of US, UK and Nato troops.
The Times says the British embassy security guard suspected of selling information to Moscow is a former RAF airman who had two Russian flags and hoards of Soviet Union memorabilia in his flat.
The Times says the father of Britney Spears has agreed to step down from managing her affairs after the pop star’s lawyer filed a petition demanding his removal from the role.
The Times says the Taliban rejected a power-sharing deal from the Afghan government as they advanced to within 90 miles of Kabul, saying they would accept peace only in exchange for a new Islamic emirate.
The Times says Manchester City are set to step up their pursuit of Harry Kane next week after they play Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Times says six people died in a mass shooting in Plymouth last night with armed police sent to lock down an area of the town where a gunman had been on the loose.
A serious firearms incident in Plymouth leads many of Friday’s front pages – released before police confirmed six people had died. The Times says there have been multiple fatalities.
The Times says high achievers have been turned away from leading Scottish universities due to huge demand for places after a second year of rampant grade inflation.
The Times says students of medicine will be offered £10,000 to move medical schools after more university applicants than expected met the terms of their offers.
The Times says Germany will try to revitalise its immunisation campaign by forcing unvaccinated people to pay for the rapid test results they need to visit hospitals, care homes, bars, restaurants and cinemas.
The Times says the snow on the Pyrenees where Esther Dingley disappeared had long melted but for months there was no trace of the missing British hiker.
The Times says David Cameron’s employer secured a £123 million genetic-sequencing contract after the former prime minister lobbied Matt Hancock to attend a genomics conference.
Soaring A-level grade inflation could see Gavin Williamson replaced as education secretary by Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch, the Times reports.
The Times says “It’s done now,” Alun Wyn Jones said when asked to reflect on his fourth British & Irish Lions tour.
The Times says Apple has said that it would “steadfastly refuse” to comply with any government demands to use the software it has developed to detect child abuse on iPhones for any other type of image.
The Times says a fund created to compensate victims of Jeffrey Epstein using money from his estate has awarded a total of $121 million to 150 accusers.
The Times says the woman who accuses Andrew Cuomo of groping her breast has spoken publicly for the first time, calling for the New York governor to resign and saying she hopes to see him prosecuted.
The Times says Boris Johnson is said to be furious after details leaked of a private meeting with aides in which he suggested that Rishi Sunak could be demoted.
The Times says 49% of A-level results will be A* or A on Tuesday morning. The paper says it has learnt almost half of all results will be the two highest grades – higher than last year.
The Times says middle-class parents should open their minds to apprenticeships when their children receive their A-level results tomorrow, Gavin Williamson has said.
The Times says Afghanistan slid towards collapse yesterday as the Taliban stormed three more cities and pilots deserted the air force after a colleague was murdered.
The Times says England will raise the possibility of postponing this winter’s Ashes series unless guarantees about quarantine exemptions for players’ families can be given.
The Times says a new UN report will set out a stark message on the state of the climate crisis, raising pressure on governments ahead of the Cop26 summit in Glasgow this autumn.
The Times says employment jumped to its highest level so far this year in July after the lifting of lockdown restrictions boosted the hospitality industry.
The Times says there is a plan for a “big push” to get civil servants back in the office. One government department is likely to order staff to work from the office at least three days a week.
The Times says British holidaymakers have told of the moment they discovered they would have to scramble to get home from Mexico almost immediately after touching down.
The Times says Holly Bradshaw won Britain’s first Olympic pole vault medal with a bronze in Tokyo, but if the Games handed out medals for persistence the 29-year-old might have won gold.
The Times says energy bills for 15 million households will rise by at least 12 per cent from October as the price cap is increased because of record-high gas costs.
The Times says almost 1,000 migrants have crossed the Channel in the last two days as new figures suggested this year’s surge in numbers has driven a rise in claims of modern slavery.