Newspaper headlines: The 'middle-class jihadi' and his 'secret texts'

  • 25 March 2017
Daily Mail front page
Image caption The Daily Mail describes the Westminster attacker, Khalid Masood, as someone who "turned his back" on his middle-class background after he became radicalised in prison.
The Times front page
Image caption The Times says that Masood is suspected of taking instructions from accomplices in the lead up to the Westminster attack.
Daily Mirror front page
Image caption The Daily Mirror has spoken to Masood's first wife, who describes the attacker as a "violent psychopath".
The Guardian front page
Image caption The Guardian also focuses on Masood and the police investigation into his past.
The Sun front page
Image caption The Sun reports that a former friend of the London attacker says Masood dreamed of killing.
The i front page
Image caption The i says that security officials believe the attacker was not a "lone wolf".
The Daily Telegraph front page
Image caption The Daily Telegraph says Google and Facebook could face prosecution if they fail to remove extremist videos.
The Financial Times front page
Image caption The Financial Times reports that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Donald Trump against encouraging other countries to copy Brexit.
Daily Express front page
Image caption The Daily Express says that a healthy diet and exercise "are key" to preventing dementia.

The aftermath of the terror attack in Westminster still dominates the newspaper front pages.

The Times says attacker Khalid Masood is suspected of taking instructions from accomplices in the moments before he struck.

It reports that he used the encrypted WhatsApp messaging service, which has led to a number of theories including that he was saying goodbye to associates or seeking religious authority before striking.

Many of the papers delve into Masood's background to try to explain his actions.

The Daily Mail reports that with his middle-class upbringing he was as far removed from the stereotype image of an "Islamic State soldier" as it's possible to imagine.

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'The homegrown terrorist' and UK's 'defiant' response

  • 24 March 2017
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Image caption The newspapers are split on what action should be taken following on from the attack

Friday's newspapers focus on details emerging about Khalid Masood, the man behind the Westminster attack.

The Sun places a picture of him on their front page. The newspaper leads with his final words to hotel staff in Brighton hours before he killed four people. "I'm off to London today... It isn't what it used to be."

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'Terror at the heart of power' - and brave MP hailed

  • 23 March 2017
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Thursday's newspapers are given over almost entirely to the terror attack in Westminster, with many journalists who work there giving first hand accounts of what they saw.

Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail writes of witnessing "a vile vista of violence" from his office under Big Ben. He describes in detail the attack on the officer who died, PC Keith Palmer, and of seeing the attacker fall instantly to the ground after "three crisp shots" from two plain-clothes officers. Their reaction, he says, was fast and they conducted themselves tidily, without melodrama.

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Newspaper headlines: Laptop bomb threat and 'the killer who turned to peace'

  • 22 March 2017
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The government's decision to ban large electronic devices from hand luggage on some flights to Britain is widely covered in many of Wednesday's papers.

The Daily Telegraph claims the move is a response to intelligence gathered by US Navy Seals in Yemen in January during a raid which targeted al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular.

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Newspaper headlines: FBI probes Trump-Russia links and Brexit trigger date set

  • 21 March 2017
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Image caption FBI director James Comey confirmed the agency is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Confirmation the FBI is investigating possible links between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Kremlin is reported on several of Tuesday's front pages.

President Trump is at war with his own spies, says the Guardian. It calls it a remarkable and unprecedented moment in US political history and says if lawmakers are confronted with evidence of wrong-doing, it would make Watergate look like a political prank.

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