Newspaper headlines: 'Labour - SNP deal'?

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Image caption Some papers report on a suggested plan for Labour if there is a hung parliament

The Times reports on a Labour plan for Jeremy Corbyn to take power in the event of a hung parliament, as polls suggest the prospect is growing more feasible.

The paper says Labour would try to form a minority government, if there was an inconclusive election result, and would rely on Scottish National Party votes to implement its policies.

The Times adds that the commitment, given by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, is designed to stymie Tory claims of a "coalition of chaos".

But it goes on to say the move would invite further questions about how Labour would behave without an outright majority.

The Guardian points out that Labour has ruled out pacts or coalitions.

But the Daily Mail raises the question of whether Mr Corbyn would seek support from Sinn Fein MPs in key votes.

The Sun calls Labour's plans for a minority government a "potty alliance".

The Daily Telegraph assesses the apparent Labour surge in popularity in the run-up to next week's election.

The paper claims the Labour vote is being boosted by fake social media accounts, pumping out positive messages about Mr Corbyn thousands of times a day.

Labour denies being behind the accounts and the paper says automated accounts also back other parties but to a far smaller degree.

However, the Telegraph carries a warning from Oxford University academics who say the situation is "worrying" because of the power that automated accounts have to "distort" and influence views.

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"Shame of the 10,000 bomb concert ticket leeches," declares the Daily Mirror.

It says there's fury at "unscrupulous" people who lied about being at the Ariana Grande gig on the night of the Manchester suicide bombing, so they could claim free tickets for Sunday's benefit concert.

The Mail reports that touts, who have managed to get tickets, are selling them on for as much as 10 times their face value.


As the fallout from the British Airways IT meltdown continues, the Times says it has learned that a "catastrophic blunder" by a person, rather than any equipment failure, was probably to blame.

The paper cites a BA source as saying there is a rumour that a contractor doing maintenance work inadvertently switched off the power supply although it goes on to say this has not been confirmed.

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The Financial Times says British Airways passengers, whose bank holiday travel was disrupted by the global computer crash, are facing more pain.

The paper says they are now being caught in the middle of a battle between BA and insurance companies over who will foot the bill for compensation claims.


Finally, if you want to beat jet lag - or even the negative effects of shift work - there could be a simple solution.

Both the Mirror and the Mail report on research that suggests changing the time you eat your meals could help.

The Mail says scientists have found that delaying mealtimes, or bringing them forward, tricks your body clock into changing the time zone more quickly.

Put simply, eat earlier if flying east and later if flying west, says the Times.