Newspaper headlines: May and Corbyn unveil anti-terror strategies

With the election campaign resuming on Friday, how political parties would tackle the fight against terrorism dominates the papers.

The Guardian and the Mail highlight Theresa May's call to G7 leaders in Sicily during Friday's summit to get social media firms to do more to suppress extremist content online.

Her demand is linked to an anxiety that the online war against extremism is being lost, says the Guardian.

The internet is where the battle for hearts and minds is often shaped, where calls for violence are posted, where videos of how to make bombs are spread and the atrocities committed are too often celebrated, the paper adds.

Details of Jeremy Corbyn's speech which will link UK military actions abroad with terror attacks in Britain are published in the Telegraph.

The paper devotes its leader column to rejecting Labour's argument - saying it's a crass misdirection away from the only person responsible for the actions of Salman Abedi - Abedi himself.

But the Mirror believes many will agree with his judgement that the war on terror - particularly the interventions in Iraq and Libya - has failed to make the world a safer place.

The Times reports that a YouGov opinion poll for the paper suggests the Conservatives' lead over Labour has fallen to five points - the smallest margin since Theresa May became prime minister last July.

It says the shift comes after a hostile reception to the Tory social care pledge about elderly people who need care at home paying from their estate - despite Mrs May changing the policy on Monday and announcing a cap.

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More details about Abedi have been revealed including pictures of the inside of what the Sun reports is his "bomb factory". The paper shows the kitchen-diner in the modern, one-bedroom flat in Manchester's city centre where the suicide bomber built his device. It says the apartment cost £75-a-night to rent.

The Daily Star has a photograph of Abedi putting the bins out at his family home in Fallowfield, dressed in a long hooded robe and sandals. It says it was captured on a neighbour's security camera some months ago. "Trash takes out the trash", is the headline.

He is believed to have planned the attack for at least a year, reports the Times. The paper says Abedi bought nails and screws for the bomb in two separate DIY shops in the Manchester area. He opened a bank account about 12 months ago, and the Times understands that it lay dormant until he used it to buy the shrapnel.

Meanwhile papers are keen to keep the victims in mind as pictures of 21 of the 22 killed by Abedi are printed on both the Sun and the Guardian's front pages.

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The Queen's visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to meet some of the injured is widely covered - and makes the lead for the Express. It says her description of the bombing as "very wicked" echoes how we all feel.

She didn't mince her words, the Mail says, and for the Telegraph, in a few simple words, she encapsulated the horror of an attack that has left the nation reeling.

Photos of armed police patrolling the aisles of trains appear on the front of the Times and the Telegraph. The Times and the Metro say it's the first time they have been placed on rail services outside London.


Finally, the bank holiday's high temperatures have been a long time coming, says the Times. Tesco's barbecue meat buyer, Suzanne Eldridge, told the paper: "Not only is this the longest wait in living memory for the British barbecue season to start, but the arrival of great weather also coincides with a bank holiday - a rarity in itself."

But the Telegraph carries the RAC's warning that the weather and the bank holiday will bring the worst traffic gridlock in four years as 16 million people take to the roads.