Today's news summary - Paper Talk

Today's news summary - Paper Talk

Today’s news summary – Paper Talk

A picture of the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan, boarding a plane, is on several of Wednesday’s front splashes. A number of papers also feature an image of the Taliban at Kabul airport after the US departed, and the militant group now taking control of the airport. 

Several of the tabloids front pages discuss the ‘miracle vaccine to stop heart attacks and strokes’ and a picture of Geronimo the alpaca features heavily.

The Front Pages

The Metro – ‘Death to the West: Taliban hold mock funerals for the West’

The i – ‘UK attempts Dunkirk by Whatsapp’ as govt tries to rescue more

The Guardian – ‘Why did they come if they wanted to leave us like this’

The Sun – ‘Geroni…NO! 26 day standoff ends in misery’

Daily Express – ‘Revolutionary jab to stop heart attacks’

Daily Mirror – ‘Miracle jab to stop heart attacks and Strokes’

Taliban in Kabul airport

The Telegraph shows a Taliban fighter posing at the controls of an abandoned Afghan army aircraft; the main picture for the i is a group of armed militants standing guard at the airport.

The Times’ correspondent in Kabul writes that the abandoned war machines of a defeated superpower were fit only for the scrap heap as the Taliban swarmed into the airport.

The Guardian reports how a young Afghan woman marked the first day of full Taliban control over her country by burning any clothes they would be likely to disapprove of.

Cholesterol-reducing inclisiran jab

Plans by the NHS in England and Wales to roll out a new drug that lowers cholesterol is reported on in the papers – and makes the lead for the Express and the Mirror.

According to the Telegraph, the treatment has been found to halve levels of “bad cholesterol” in as little as two weeks, meaning those with heart disease would no longer have to take daily statins.

Geronimo the alpaca

The killing of Geronimo the alpaca gets extensive coverage and is the Sun’s main story

The Telegraph reports that there were ugly scenes as Geronimo’s supporters grappled with police. The Times says about 20 officers helped a team of vets catch the animal.

In the Mail’s words, the operation was a “shambles that shamed the men from the ministry”.

The i - ‘UK attempts Dunkirk by Whatsapp’ as govt tries to rescue more Afghans
The i – ‘UK attempts Dunkirk by Whatsapp’ as govt tries to rescue more Afghans
The Guardian - ‘Why did they come if they wanted to leave us like this’
The Guardian – ‘Why did they come if they wanted to leave us like this’
The Metro - ‘Death to the West: Taliban hold mock funerals for the West’
The Metro – ‘Death to the West: Taliban hold mock funerals for the West’
Daily Mirror - ‘Miracle jab to stop heart attacks’
Daily Mirror – ‘Miracle jab to stop heart attacks’
Geronimo alpaca standoff
Geronimo alpaca standoff
Daily Express - ‘Revolutionary jab to stop heart attacks’
Daily Express – ‘Revolutionary jab to stop heart attacks’

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