Newspaper headlines: Brexit warning, BBC reaction and Queen's gift voucher

The EU referendum debate is back on the front pages, and the government's plans for the future of the BBC also make the headlines.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said the risks of a vote to leave the European Union "could possibly include a technical recession".

The Financial Times calls it the Bank's most outspoken comments on the consequences of the referendum.

"Brexit campaigners were furious with Mr Carney's remarks and some called for his resignation," says the FT.

"George Osborne seized on Mr Carney's observations, saying that they implied the BoE would have to choose either to raise interest rates and hit the economy or allow inflation to eat away at household incomes."

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Image caption Bank of England governor Mark Carney commented on the possibility of Brexit

The Times says Mark Carney predicted living standards would tumble, house prices fall and jobs be lost as the pound slumped, inflation rose and growth collapsed.

The i says the governor delivered a "stark warning".

The Mail accuses Mr Carney of joining "Project Fear".

"In an explosive intervention that infuriated Eurosceptics, Mark Carney warned of economic catastrophe after Brexit," says the Mail.

The Express says Mr Carney triggered a political row, while the Sun says he issued the grimmest warning yet about Brexit.

The Mirror reports: "In an explosive intervention yesterday, he spelt out the possible dire effects of a Leave verdict in next month's referendum.

"His incendiary comments are the most dramatic yet by the governor."

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  • Gannet colony sees off £2bn wind farm: A £2bn wind farm nine miles off the coast of Fife is to be scrapped after losing a subsidy contract due to a legal challenge over its impact on birds Telegraph
  • Dandruff? Soon, you'll be reaching for the scalp yoghurt: The next time dandruff dots your shoulders, you might want to reach for yogurt not shampoo. A study has found that nurturing particular bacteria on the skin could keep the condition at bay Guardian
  • Emojis "need to be more female-friendly": Google says it wants to create a new set of emojis which better represent professional women, in a proposal to the Unicode Consortium which controls emojis i

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The decision to have Nigel Farage instead of Boris Johnson or Michael Gove appearing against David Cameron on an ITV referendum programme is widely covered.

"Mr Johnson vowed to debate with 'anybody' as he continued his tour of the country to promote Brexit," states the Mail.

"But the prime minister has steadfastly refused a TV encounter with either him or Michael Gove, the Justice Secretary - saying he does not want 'blue on blue' attacks on fellow Conservatives."

The Times says cracks have opened up at the top of the Leave campaign - with Mr Gove supportive of an attack on ITV and Mr Johnson unhappy about it.

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Image caption UKIP leader Nigel Farage will face David Cameron on a referendum television programme

The Telegraph says Mr Johnson was, as a result, "left furious".

The Guardian reports that Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said ITV should think again or face referral to Ofcom.

"Speaking as a Leave campaigner rather than in his cabinet role, Whittingdale said it would be 'fair' to refer the decision to the regulator," says the Guardian.

"His intervention came in a round of broadcast interviews after Boris Johnson, his fellow Leave campaigner, declined to get involved."

The i says ITV's move provoked a "furious row" between rival Brexit camps because Mr Farage is not part of the official Vote Leave campaign.

It continues: "It has threatened legal action over the move, but Mr Farage retorted that UKIP voices needed to be heard in the debate, and said he looked forward to debating with the prime minister."

Programmes under the hammer

The White Paper that sets out the government's proposals for the future of the BBC is reflected on.

It makes the lead for the i, which reports that long-running programmes could be axed.

The paper says Ofcom will have the power to fine the BBC if its programmes fail to meet a commitment to "distinctiveness" written into a new 11-year royal charter which will be reviewed halfway through.

The Telegraph names names - it claims shows such as Bargain Hunt, Homes Under the Hammer and Escape to the Country could all be under threat.

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Media captionDaily Mirror political editor Jason Beattie and Buzzfeed chief political correspondent Emily Ashton join the BBC News Channel to review Friday's front pages.

In a leading article, the Times says it is a chance missed.

It concludes: "The shadow culture secretary yesterday accused Mr Whittingdale of 'ideologically driven meddling', as if meddling with the BBC were heresy. The BBC is not a religion

"Fixing its flaws without fear or favour is Mr Whittingdale's job. So far he has approached it with disappointing timidity."

The Guardian believes the opportunity to define the BBC's place in a digital future has been missed.

"There is no strategic sense here of the scale of the challenge ahead," it says.

"In a world increasingly controlled by commercial giants such as Google and Facebook, where independent media organisations like the Guardian fight for their place in the digital environment, debate about the role and extent of a public service broadcaster should have been at its heart."

Every little helps

The papers have plenty of fun with news that the Queen has won a £50 Tesco voucher after her horse Barber's Shop won at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

"It may not quite be up there with the £800,000 or so on offer for owning the first past the post in the Derby," says the Times, "but a winner is a winner; and the Queen, in her dress-down look of quilted jacket and headscarf, looked quite delighted."

The Guardian describes how the Queen grinned as she clutched the voucher.

"Every little helps when your food shop rings up at an average £25,000 a week," it says. "So the Queen was understandably delighted when she won a £50 Tesco gift card at the races."

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Image caption The Queen with her Tesco voucher

The Mail says that with her royal residences needing £150m worth of repairs, anything that boosts the regal coffers will come in handy.

The Express says she "beamed with pleasure" after being presented with the gift card.

The Telegraph suggests some of the things the monarch could buy with her winnings - 120 400g cans of Winalot Classic dog food for the corgis, two 75cl bottles of Dubonnet and three 70cl bottles of Windsor Castle London dry gin in order to mix her favourite tipple or 50 700g bags of Tesco organic carrots to feed her horses as treats.

"For a woman with a personal fortune of £277m, a £50 Tesco gift voucher is hardly a life-changing windfall," it says. "Still, as the company's slogan says, Every Little Helps."