Sunday Papers – Travel tests scrapped, jabs at school ‘in two weeks’, Emma Raducanu wins US Open
The Sunday papers report on the mass vaccination programme for kids aged 12-15 is set to start in schools in two weeks. Also leading the front pages is the news the PM is set to scrap Covid travel rules, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks is widely covered, and the ongoing Prince Charles scandal.
The incredible US Open win from British teenager Emma Raducanu features as the main picture on most front pages.
‘Covid jabs for 12-15 year-olds to start within 2 weeks’
The Observer says a mass vaccination programme for kids aged 12-15 is set to start in schools in two weeks’ time. The paper says the government is also due to set out the booster shots programme but suggests it may be backing away from plans to introduce Covid passports in confined settings.
Read the full story on the Guardian
‘End of PCR travel tests’
The Mail on Sunday reports Boris Johnson is set to scrap “costly and unpopular” PCR tests for double jabbed travellers returning to the UK.
The paper also features an image of Emma Raducanu along with the headline “nation grinds to halt as millions cheer on Emma” during her historic win at the US Open.
Read the full story on the Daily Mail
‘PM to ease virus laws’
The Sunday Express reports the government intends to end many Covid-19 regulations, with jabs as the UK’s “main defence” against the virus this winter.
The paper also features an image of Emma Raducanu – with the headlines “absolutely Emm-ense” win, after the British teenager won the US Open.
Read the full story on the Daily Express
‘Priti breaks rules again’
“Priti breaks the rules again” is the headline on the Sunday Mirror, as the paper alleges the Home Secretary broke the ministerial code by arranging a meeting between a billionaire Tory donor and British Airways, without any official from the Home Office present. A spokesman for Ms Patel said details of her meetings will be published as usual in accordance with the code, although it is understood she considered this a private meeting, which was declared to her private office.
Read the full story on the Daily Mirror
‘Poll tax 2.0 will harm families, admits treasury’
The Sunday Telegraph’s main story says the governments’ own analysis of its plan to increase National Insurance acknowledges it could cause the breakdown of families and deter companies from hiring staff or increasing wages.
An image of Raducanu dominates the front page, with the headlines: “She did it.”
Read the full story on the Daily Telegraph
‘Charles offered to meet murky Russian donor’
The Sunday Times continues its coverage on the Prince Charles scandal – claiming Charles offered to meet a Russian businessman who donated a six-figure sum to the charity. The paper quotes a royal source who says the invitation was “routine” and Clarence House says the prince supports an investigation now under way at the foundation.
Read the full story on the Times
Emma Raducanu makes history
“Absolutely Emm-Ense”; “Totally Rad” and the “Queen of New York” – the paper’s headlines shower praise on Emma Raducanu.
It was one of “sport’s great triumphs,” says the Sunday Telegraph, before listing her achievements.
“First qualifier to win a major title, the first to win on their second main draw appearance, the first British women’s champion for 44 years and the youngest for more than 60,” the paper says.
The Brit triumphed despite suffering a nasty cut to her leg, leading the Sunday Express to describe the victory as one of “blood, sweat and cheers”.
The Guardian says she ended the US Open where she started it, fearlessly dominating from inside the baseline.
The New York Times is similarly impressed. She handled the final like every other match she played in the city, it says, demonstrating “a rare mix of power and precision”.
The Sunday Times says the school leaver, who described herself as the quiet one who didn’t really raise her hand in the classroom, now has the world at her feet.
The Sun on Sunday draws a contrast with her life during lockdown, when she was forced to play tennis in the street with her dad. Now, it says, she’s “one of the most marketable athletes in sport”.
9/11: 20 year anniversary
The Observer pictures a masked Joe Biden – alongside Barack Obama and Bill Clinton – as they marked the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The paper says New York fell silent in “bright sunshine eerily reminiscent” of 2001.
According to the New York Times, some who paid their respects at the memorial were too young to remember the atrocity – describing them as a generation born in its shadow.
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