Newspaper headlines: BA chaos, zoo death, election leaders and John Noakes tributes

John Noakes and shep
Image caption John Noakes with his faithful sidekick Shep

A British Airways passenger who endured the chaos at Heathrow tells the Guardian that the terminal was the angriest place he had ever been.

A picture in the Daily Mail hints at the legacy of all that disruption.

It shows a sea of luggage, under the headline: "Now find our bags."

Matt's cartoon in the Daily Telegraph captures a more rueful mood.

A man in the departure lounge hands his wife a coffee, saying: "Great news, the baby on our flight has grown up and stopped crying."

No-one doubts that BA has suffered what the Financial Times calls "brand damage".

The Times asks: "Why was there such a lamentable failure to tell anyone what was going on?"

The Mail thinks that was unforgivable.

The Times says the airline has been left in "blunderland", warning that there is little difference, these days, between BA and its low-cost competitors.

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The Sun describes the mauling to death of a keeper at Hamerton zoo, near Huntingdon, as a "bank holiday horror".

It reports that families fled in panic, as a blood-curdling scream was heard.

A visitor tells the Telegraph that the keepers were rushing about with buckets of meat as they tried to get the tigers under control.

The Mail suggests the dead keeper, Rosa King, had entered the enclosure to help a colleague.


In the absence of a head-to-head confrontation between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn before the election, Monday night's appearances by both on TV are picked over in detail.

The i thought they were bruised, but unharmed, by their encounters with a studio audience and Jeremy Paxman.

The paper thought Mrs May seemed competent and capable - while Mr Corbyn came across as confident, "at ease in his own skin".

The Sun delivers its verdict with the headline "May versus Mayhem".

But the Daily Mirror judged Mr Corbyn to have given "the best TV performance of his leadership", describing him at the end as like a man on his allotment "admiring his runner beans".


There is real affection for former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes, as the papers report his death with dementia.

"With his breezy persona and Beatles haircut," says the Times, "he was an instant hit with young viewers."

The Guardian says his "daredevil can-do attitude marked him out from his more sensible co-presenters".

The paper says he was the programme's "lord of misrule" during a golden age for Blue Peter and children's television.

The Daily Express thinks he left a generation "inspired and delighted".

Grace Dent in the i says she was "deeply smitten", captivated by his "upbeat and politely irreverent manner".

She says he was "not a grown-up, as such, but a large, brave, magical creature".


The sometimes-startling weather over the bank holiday has provided a fine crop of pictures.

A dramatic photo in the Express shows a bolt of lightning in the skies over Ramsgate.

Another, in the Sun, captures an electrical storm above Canary Wharf in London.

A more lyrical image in the Times depicts the Milky Way above Durdle Door in Dorset.

Mac's cartoon in the Mail is more down to earth.

A couple lie on loungers in their garden as the rain lashes down.

The wife says: "Do stop moaning! We could be stuck in the Bahamas with British Airways."