Newspaper headlines: EU 'sanctions' and £4bn Tesco equal pay claim

The papers spell out how Britain could be punished by Brussels if it breaches an agreement on the Brexit transition period.

"Stick to our rules or we'll ground UK aircraft", is the headline in the Daily Mail - suggesting the European Union may prevent airlines from operating across the continent.

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According to the Daily Telegraph and the Times, the EU has also warned that Theresa May must make a legal commitment within weeks to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland or it will deliberately stall the Brexit talks.

'Will appeal'

The Guardian leads on the news Tesco is facing a demand of up to £4bn in back wages in what could become the UK's largest equal pay claim.

It reports a law firm has launched legal action on behalf of nearly 100 shop assistants who say they earn as much as £3 an hour less than male warehouse workers in similar roles.

The mother of a little boy suffering from a rare brain condition gives an interview to the Daily Mirror about the High Court battle with doctors to keep him alive.

Staff at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool say 20-month-old Alfie Evans has no chance of recovery and prolonging his life would be "unkind and inhumane".

Kate James, who wants to take the boy abroad for treatment, tells the paper Alfie's plight has left her feeling physical pain and if she loses the case she will appeal.

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The decision to bring charges against the man who alleged he was the victim of a VIP paedophile ring makes the front page of the Sun and the Daily Mail.

The man, who was given the pseudonym, Nick, is accused of offences relating to the possession of indecent images of children.

The Sun's front page also shows pictures of four of the high profile figures - including Sir Edward Heath and Leon Brittan - who were investigated as a result of Nick's allegations. No evidence was found to support his claims.

Elsewhere, the Daily Telegraph thinks some of those who lambasted Donald Trump for his criticism of the NHS may have been guilty of a knee-jerk reaction.

It says there was some truth in what the president said because the health service is going broke, or at least does not have enough money to function properly.

The Telegraph concludes the NHS would work much better if the UK was more prepared to adopt the best practices from around the world and even from within the health service itself.

Pardon unnecessary

The proposal to pardon the suffragettes is wrong according to James Forsyth of the Spectator.

And to make his point he uses the example of Christabel Pankhurst who spat at a policeman, refused to pay a fine and was sent to jail.

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He says she wanted to be arrested and it would not be right for the current government to, in effect, strike out this episode by pardoning her even if it made contemporary society feel better.

Caroline Criado-Perez writing in the New Statesman agrees.

The suffragettes were sending a very public message, she argues: "While you don't allow us a voice in making your laws, we won't respect them."

Game changer

A picture of the Falcon Heavy rocket, orange flames pouring from its engines, is on the front of the Times.

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Leah Crane, who was at Cape Canaveral for the New Scientist, describes how even three miles away it felt like the engines were squeezing her heart and making it beat off-kilter.

She believes the launch is "changing the game" when it comes to space exploration and SpaceX - the firm behind Falcon Heavy - is breaking into a market which has traditionally been dominated by governments.