Newspaper headlines: 'Tories at war', and Charles aide honour claims

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Both the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday lead with reports that a former aide to the Prince of Wales has stepped down from his role as chief executive of The Prince's Foundation following claims that he helped secure an honour for a major donor.

Michael Fawcett has been accused of offering to help Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz with an honour, which he obtained in 2016.

The Saudi businessman has denied any wrongdoing and The Prince's Foundation is investigating the issue.

Opposition among senior Conservatives to a potential increase in national insurance is likened by the Sunday Telegraph to "open warfare".

One cabinet minister is said to have dismissed the scheme as "morally, economically and politically wrong".

The Sunday Express says Tory MPs have warned this and plans to end the "triple lock" on pension protection - the guarantee that the basic state pension will rise by a minimum of either 2.5%, the rate of inflation or average earnings growth, whichever is largest - could cost the party the next election.

Meanwhile the Observer says that Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is under pressure to find a way to tax the rich as an alternative means to fund social care.

The TUC is said to be backing an increase in capital gains tax.

The Sunday Times reports on its front page that Grenfell Tower is to be demolished because of safety fears.

Whitehall sources reveal that the decision to pull down the building's charred remains - more than four years after the fire that killed 72 people - is a "fait accompli".

The Sunday Mirror says there is fury among the group of survivors and bereaved families, We are Grenfell.

In a statement, the organisation says it is shocked that a decision would be made without full consultation.

But in the Sun on Sunday, a local resident welcomes the plans, saying the site is a "towering graveyard".

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According to the Independent, No 10 has been plotting how to stop Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stealing the limelight at the climate change conference in Glasgow.

Advisers are said to be recommending that Boris Johnson avoids sharing a platform with her, in case the summit becomes "an advert" for Scottish independence.

Sources close to the Scottish government say they are infuriated by the energy spent on promoting the union, rather than tackling global warming.

A British government spokesperson told the Independent that Cop 26 was a "massive undertaking by the whole of the UK".

And the Observer asks whether Ireland's "unluckiest" Gaelic football team can end its 70-year losing run.

Mayo has lost ten finals since legend has it that a priest "cast a hex" against the side after players passing a funeral failed to pay their respects.

The curse is meant to last as long as any player from that day is still live.

The only survivor - 94-year-old Paddy Prendergast - dismisses the tale.

But the championship's organiser insists everyone wants to be at next Saturday's final to see if Mayo can break what he called "this hoodoo."