Newspaper headlines: 'Welfare shambles' and '£4bn more for NHS'

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Image caption Robbie Williams helped kick off the World Cup in Moscow

The Guardian and the i lead on the National Audit Office report, which is heavily critical of the government's new universal credit welfare system.

"Welfare shambles," says the i. Meanwhile the Guardian's leader points out that since the first trials of the project in 2015, "it has been clear that there were flaws in the system's design".

It argues that ministers can no longer dismiss criticisms of the scheme as political - concluding that the government "has to get a grip".

The Sun and the Express both report on an incident which they believe marred the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Russia.

They have pictures of Robbie Williams, making a crude, one-fingered gesture at the camera, after performing his hit "Let Me Entertain You".

The Sun's headline is "yobbie Williams", while the Express suggests that the singer might face arrest, over what it describes as a "one-finger salute".

But the Mirror has a more up-beat assessment of what happened. Under the headline "we was Robbied", it says that "Robbie Williams showed the world how to party like a Russian".

The Sun also has an editorial piece by Boris Johnson, where the foreign secretary explains why England didn't boycott the World Cup - despite the Salisbury nerve gas attack, which he has blamed on Russia.

He said the UK "has no quarrel with Russia or the Russian people," adding "our dispute is solely with the current administration of the Kremlin".

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A move to lift the cap on skilled workers, coming from outside the EU to Britain, angers the Daily Mail.

It acknowledges the difficulties ministers face, as they try to manage the shortage of doctors and nurses in the NHS, but it has "profound concerns" about the decision.

"The greatest danger of all," says the paper, "is that this policy becomes the thin end of the wedge, and every other sector of the economy starts demanding more migrants, to quench their insatiable thirst for cheap foreign labour".

Loo roll appeal

"School begs for loo rolls" is the front page headline in the Daily Mirror.

It explains that a primary school in prime minister Theresa May's Maidenhead constituency, is so short of cash that it's asked parents to provide toilet paper.

Saint Edmund Campion Catholic Primary is reported to have sent out an email requesting other items, including pens and pencils. A spokeswoman for the school says it's committed to providing an outstanding education, "but there's only so much you can do".

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Image caption The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex appeared to have a good time during a visit to Chester

Many of the papers have photographs of the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex, laughing together during a series of official engagements in Cheshire on Thursday.

"How did Meghan make one so amused?" asks the Daily Mail.

The Times believes the outing was a roaring success. "They cheered, they waved, they jostled for the chance to hand over their bouquets," it says of the people who met the pair.

'Spotted Richard'

Finally, the Daily Telegraph is bemused by claims that a House of Commons restaurant has re-named the pudding, spotted dick, to spare people's blushes.

It says that in the Strangers' Room, where MPs can entertain guests, the dish is now referred to as "spotted Richard".

A Commons spokesman is quoted denying the change - but saying "we are not always able to control how staff may refer to dishes".

The Telegraph's leader concludes that "those in the Commons should grow up. Otherwise, what on earth are they going to call Coq Au Vin?"

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