Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
There’s a variety of stories on Monday’s front pages including reactions to former PM Liz Truss’s return to politics, the death of a college headteacher and her husband and young daughter and the continued search for missing dog walker Nicola Bulley.
The NHS strikes – the biggest walkout in NHS history, also make the front pages.
The Guardian reports on a statement it has seen from chief nurses at 10 leading English hospitals, which warns that deadlock over pay is pitting patients’ lives at risk. They say “pay and reward” is central to the dispute – blaming years of below-inflation pay rises for a shortage in England of 47,000 nurses. The Daily Mail also reports on the NHS, the paper says the NHS spent the equivalent of £400,000 a day last year on private ambulances and taxis for patients.
Missing Nicola Bulley – search continues
The Daily Mirror and the Daily Express report on the continued search for Nicola Bulley. Both papers carry images taken on the day of her disappearance- she is seen on a doorbell camera loading her car. The Express reports police are attempting to access the Fitbit she was wearing to see if it can offer up any clues as to where she is. The paper says the watch hasn’t been synced with her phone in days but ‘tech experts’ are looking to hack into it remotely. Many of the papers report on the doubts Nicola’s family and friends have about the police theory – that Nicola slipped into the river. A friend tells the Times Nicola was a strong swimmer.
Liz Truss returns to politics
The Daily Telegraph reports former prime minister Liz Truss is to give a speech in Japan later this month calling for a tougher approach to China – reigning a campaign row with Rishi Sunak. The paper claims it’s the first of a series of interventions being planned by Truss, marking her return to politics. The PM’s allies tell the Times that Liz Truss is delusional – and her comments will cost Tories votes. The Metro also leads on the former PM saying “She Still Doesn’t Get It.”