The Guardian - Economy in recession, says Bank as Kwarteng unveils mini-budget 

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The Guardian - Economy in recession, says Bank as Kwarteng unveils mini-budget 
The Guardian

The Guardian – Economy in recession, says Bank as Kwarteng unveils mini-budget 

The Guardian leads with the Bank of England’s warning that the UK is in a recession and interest rates may need to go higher. The paper reports the Bank of England (BoE) has warned Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng the country is already in recession, after the economy shrank for the second quarter in a row. The paper also notes the BoE hiked interest rates by half a percent on Thursday, continuing its efforts to reduce inflation.

Metro - Back from death row 
The Metro

Metro – Back from death row 

“Back from death row” is the headline in the Metro, reporting on the release of five British people who faced execution in Ukraine after being capture by Russia. The paper says the men were freed after Saudi Arabia helped negotiate a prisoner swap with between Moscow and Kyiv.

I - Millions face mortgage hike as UK heads into recession 
The I

I – Millions face mortgage hike as UK heads into recession 

The i leads with the Bank of England’s decision to hike interest rates. The increase in interest rates to 2.25% means millions are facing a significant rise in their mortgage payments, the paper reports. The paper says Prime Minister Liz Truss and Mr Kwarteng are under pressure to prevent a “deep recession” with their “mini-budget” on Friday.

Daily Mirror - One more child lost to knife epidemic
The Daily Mirror

Daily Mirror – One more child lost to knife epidemic

The paper leads with the killing of a 15-year-old boy in Huddersfield, who was stabbed to death outside his school. The paper says Khayri McLean was attacked as “horrified fellow pupils looked on” and died despite “desperate efforts” by a teacher to save him.

Daily Express - Go for growth! Big tax cuts to herald a new era 
The Daily Express

Daily Express – Go for growth! Big tax cuts to herald a new era

Under the headline “Go for growth!”, the paper reports on what it calls the “biggest tax cuts in decades”. The paper says “not since Margaret Thatcher” will taxes have been slashed this much and notes Mr Kwarteng will “herald a new era for Britain” when announcing them in the House of Commons.

The Sun - Red Rom gets Brits POWs out 
The Sun

The Sun – Red Rom gets Brits POWs out

The paper carries an exclusive claiming former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich “played a key role” in negotiating the release. The paper says the Russian billionaire welcomed the five men onto a plane taking them from Russia to Saudi Arabia, giving them phones so they could contact their families.

The i  - Warning over Truss gamble on tax cuts 
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The i  – Warning over Truss gamble on tax cuts 

The i leads with a warning over Liz Truss’s tax cuts gamble.

Economists have warned that Ms Truss’s “gamble on tax cuts” risks damaging the value of the pound. The paper says the Institute for Fiscal Studies have also said plans to reverse national insurance and corporation tax increases could lead to government debt “spiralling out of control”.

The Guardian - Biden condemns Putin’s imperial aims as Moscow raises the stakes
The Guardian

The Guardian – Biden condemns Putin’s imperial aims as Moscow raises the stakes

The Guardian has world reaction to Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons.
US President Joe Biden has condemned Mr Putin’s “imperial ambitions” and threats to deploy Russia’s nuclear arsenal, the Guardian reports.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Mr Biden sought to unite the international community and described the invasion as being about “extinguishing Ukraine’s right to exist”, the paper says.

Daily Express - Your doctor must see you in two weeks
The Daily Express

Daily Express – Your doctor must see you in two weeks

The Daily Express leads with the health secretary’s push to improve access to GP services. Everyone must be given a GP appointment within two weeks and urgent cases seen on the same day, according to the Daily Express.

The paper says Health Secretary Therese Coffey has “promised to direct laser-like focus” on patient needs, noting she is due to set out plans to ease upcoming winter pressure on the NHS on Friday.

Metro - Russians see red at Vlad 
The Metro

Metro – Russians see red at Vlad

More than 1,300 Russians have been arrested in anti-war protests after Vladimir Putin announced reservists would be sent to fight in Ukraine.

Under the headline “Russians see red at Vlad”, the Metro reports on the outbreak of protest in Russia following Mr Putin’s announcement. The paper says more than 1,300 people have been arrested in at least 38 cities, with some heard to shout “no war” and “send Putin to the trenches”.

Daily Mirror - Murder probe reward for Olivia
The Daily Mirror

Daily Mirror – Murder probe reward for Olivia

The Daily Mirror leads with a record reward of £200,000 being offered for finding the killer of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel.

The front page also leads with their campaign to ensure all children can access free school meals.

The Sun - Good News and Vlad News
The Sun

The Sun – Good News and Vlad News

The Sun says there is good news and “Vlad news” from the war in Ukraine, with British prisoners of war being released but Putin threatening to use nuclear weapons.

Under the headline “good news, Vlad news”, the Sun reports that among the five were Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, who had been “sentenced to death by a Kremlin-backed kangaroo court” in occupied areas of eastern Ukraine. The paper says the group, which also includes a captured aid worker, landed safely in Saudi Arabia after the “surprise deal”.

The Guardian - Biden rejects PM’s embrace of Reaganite tax policies 
The Guardian

The Guardian – Biden rejects PM’s embrace of Reaganite tax policies

The Guardian leads with international scepticism of Liz Truss’s plan to cut taxes in the current economic climate. The paper reports on the stark differences between Liz Truss and US president Joe Biden’s views over economic policy. Ms Truss is set to “urge world leaders to join Britain” in introducing wide-ranging tax cuts, with the paper reporting her embrace of a low-tax agenda “put her on a collision course” with Mr Biden at their first bilateral talks on Wednesday.

The i - Mortgage rate shock as Truss cuts UK tax 
The I

The i – Mortgage rate shock as Truss cuts UK tax

Many people with mortgages are facing a “shock” of rising interest rates over the next four months, according to the i. The paper says the Bank of England are predicated to raise rates by two percentage points to 3.75%, which could cost an average of £200 a month more on tracker mortgages that are tied to the Bank’s base interest rates.

Metro - Return to Balmoral 
The Metro

Metro – Return to Balmoral

Metro leads with the King’s return to Balmoral, following the state funeral of his mother, the Queen earlier this week. He has travelled to the Scottish estate where his mother died 12 days ago with his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, for a week of royal mourning where all official engagements have been cancelled, the paper says.

Daily Mirror - Thoroughly modern monarchy 
The Daily Mirror

Daily Mirror – Thoroughly modern monarchy

The Daily Mirror reports that the King’s coronation will be shorter, smaller, and less expensive than his mother’s. The paper reports the King is planning a “slimmed down” coronation as part of a drive to “modernise the monarchy”. The paper says he is “mindful” of the cost of the ceremony, given so many are struggling with the cost of living crisis, adding it will be “inclusive and reflect the whole country and commonwealth”.

Daily Express - Public backs king over slimmed down monarchy
The Daily Express

Daily Express – Public backs king over slimmed down monarchy

The Daily Express says its own poll shows public support for King Charles’s idea of a slimmed-down monarchy. The paper reports more than two-thirds of the public believe he will make a good monarch, while a similar number of people “back his idea of cutting the number of working royals”.

The Sun - Queue jump Holly fights to keep job 
The Sun

The Sun – Queue jump Holly fights to keep job

The Sun reports that Holly Willoughby is fighting to keep her TV job after claims she skipped the Queen’s lying-in-state queue. “Queue jump Holly” is how the paper describes the ITV This Morning presenter. The paper says the petition is “gaining momentum despite an on-air apology” on Tuesday, with sources close to the embattled presenter telling the paper she is “utterly devastated” over the row.

The Independent - The final farewell
The Independent

The Independent – The final farewell 

The front page uses a full-length image of the Queen’s coffin being carried into Westminster Abbey for her state funeral. King Charles III and Camilla are seen walking behind the coffin. The front page says “a family and a nation lay the Queen to rest,” noting the final service – the burial – took place at 7:00 pm away from the cameras and was attended only by close family and friends.

vThe Guardian - The final farewell
The Guardian

The Guardian –  The final farewell

“Unsurpassed pomp and public spectacle” gave way to “intimacy” as the Queen was laid to rest, The Guardian says, noting that the Queen’s “final farewell” belonged only to her family.

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch was laid to rest in a private ceremony, away from the cameras and surrounded by only her loved ones, the paper reports.

Metro - The Queen’s state funeral
The Metro

Metro – The Queen’s state funeral

The Metro’s wrap features two images, with front showing the King and Prince William walking behind the Queen’s flower-strewn hearse. The second shows the procession as it enters Windsor Castle, with hundreds gathered on both sides of the town’s Long Walk to watch her “journey’s end”.

Daily Mirror - Queen Elizabeth II - Until we meet again
The Daily Mirror

Daily Mirror – Queen Elizabeth II – Until we meet again

“Until we meet again…” – that is the Daily Mirror’s tribute to the Queen following her funeral. The front page shows the late monarch’s coffin being carried by pall bearers, adorned with flowers, the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre.

The Sun - We sent her victorious
The Sun

The Sun – We sent her victorious

The Sun also opts for a full wrap, with the front page photo dedicated to the procession carrying the Queen to her final resting place in Windsor. Under the headline “We sent her victorious,” the paper describes the funeral as “the biggest farewell in history, while its black back cover merely says “God bless the Queen” and “God save the King”.

Daily Express - God rest our Queen
The Daily Express

Daily Express – God rest our Queen 

God rest our Queen – that’s the headline on the front of the Daily Express, while its back writes “God save the King” next to a picture of the new monarch, his eyes visibly red from what the Times describes as a “day of history marked with tears”.

The Sun - God Bless
The Sun

The Sun – God Bless 

The Sun is among many newspapers using a previously unseen photo of the Queen, released on Sunday night, ahead of her state funeral.

Metro - Thankyou Ma'am 
The Metro

Metro – Thankyou Ma’am 

The Metro has a simple but striking front page, depicting the Queen in her younger years alongside the words: “Thank you Ma’am”.

Sunday Mirror - Granny’s guard of honour 
Sunday Mirror

Sunday Mirror – Granny’s guard of honour 

The Sunday Mirror fills its front page with a photograph of the Queen’s grandchildren, who held a vigil around their grandmother’s coffin in Westminster Hall.

Sunday People - William and Harry: Vigil of love
Sunday papers

Sunday People – Vigil of love

Princes William and Harry were “united” as they honoured the Queen with a vigil in Westminster Hall, the Sunday People says.