Newspaper headlines: Labour manifesto in the spotlight

Jeremy Corbyn speaking to media Image copyright AFP

Labour's draft manifesto is widely discussed, with the Daily Mail summing it up as "Corbyn's fantasy land".

The Mail claims the party is planning a £93bn-a-year spending spree which would cost families an average of £4,000 each.

The i talks of a £50bn wish list.

The Daily Telegraph considers the document to be a giant wish list of goodies that could be provided, were there a bottomless pit of money.

The Telegraph and the Times report that Mr Corbyn is facing a revolt by Labour candidates keen to distance themselves from the hard-left manifesto.

The Financial Times believes there are elements of the leaked document that deserve debate, such as public sector spending.

But it argues that the "radical prospectus" would undermine confidence in the UK.

The Guardian thinks Labour should be congratulated for offering a bold agenda.

It says the party is prepared to borrow more for much-needed investment, and fund higher spending with higher taxes.

The Daily Mirror claims Labour's ideas have "energised" the electorate.

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The Daily Express leads on research by the Alzheimer's Society that suggests dementia sufferers and their families have to find as much as £100,000 to cover the spiralling costs of care.

The Express says that means someone would have to save £800 a year for 125 years to meet the typical costs.

It reports that tens of thousands of families are left bankrupt and have to sell their homes just to foot essential bills.

The Sun says one family spent more than half-a-million pounds in 10 years on dementia care after being ruled ineligible for state help.


Whether it is sniffing out bones, bombs or even cancer, dogs have long been believed to possess a far more powerful sense of smell than humans.

But, says the Telegraph, research reveals that is simply a big myth.

US scientists think the human sense of smell is "excellent" - only in different ways to animals.

So while dogs may excel at discriminating between the many types of urine on a given fire hydrant, humans can determine the geographical provenance of wine varieties on the basis of smell alone.


The Sun says Theresa May spoke "movingly" of how her faith in God helped her to cope with never having children.

The Express and the Mirror describe her LBC radio interview, which also discussed the death of her parents, as "candid".

The Telegraph says the interview also revealed that the prime minister was a keen cook and would make slow roasted lamb if Donald Trump were coming round for dinner.


"Do the odd jog?" asks the Telegraph.

"Don't bother," it answers.

Scientists in the US have found that high levels of physical activity dramatically slow the ageing process by protecting against cell damage and can add almost a decade to a person's life.

But the odd bit of exercise is not enough apparently - women have to do a 30-minute jog five days a week and men a 40-minute one to get the benefit.