Newspaper headlines: Fears for footballer and Brexit 'panic'

  • 23 January 2019
Image caption Fears over the fate of footballer Emiliano Sala, whose plane disappeared over the Channel Islands, lead the front page of Metro. The paper says the player, who was leaving FC Nantes for Cardiff City, texted a photo to former teammates with the words, "The last goodbye".
Image caption Rescuers fear Sala is dead after finding plane wreckage, says the Times on its front page. The paper's lead story reports that a nationwide IT breakdown in the court system could lead to "thousands" of disrupted cases and criminals going free.
Image caption An EU warning that a no-deal Brexit could threaten the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland is the main story in the i. The paper says that ministers hope Brexiteer MPs will come around to backing the prime minister's deal.
Image caption Meanwhile, companies are pressing the Brexit "panic button", says the Guardian. It reports that several major businesses such as Dyson and Sony are moving headquarters out of the UK and activating other contingency plans.
Image caption The Financial Times also leads on the news that Dyson is moving its HQ to Singapore. James Dyson, the company founder who is an "outspoken Brexit backer", has been accused of hypocrisy, the paper says.
Image caption The parents of James Bulger, the child whose murderers are the subject of an Oscar-nominated film, express their "fury" in the Daily Mirror. Mother Denise Fergus says she is "disgusted" at being forced to relive the traumatic experience.
Image caption "Instagram helped to kill my daughter," says the Daily Mail, reporting on the case of a schoolgirl who killed herself. Ian Russell, father of 14-year-old Molly, says images "glorifying self-harm and suicide" on the social network contributed to her death.
Image caption An image of Victoria Pendleton dominates the front page of the Daily Telegraph, accompanying an interview where the cycling star discusses her severe depression. The paper's main story reports on the risk that a daily dose of aspirin to prevent heart disease could lead to dangerous bleeding.
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Image caption The Daily Express calls for a change in the law to help terminally ill people. It says that 10 people die from their illnesses every day while waiting for benefits claims to be processed.
Image caption "Stress made me bald," reports the Daily Star, as Coronation Street's Jack P Shepherd reveals he has had a hair transplant. The paper says the actor, who plays David Platt on the soap, has done "a Rooney".
Image caption Wayne Rooney also features on the front of the Sun, which says a police report on his arrest for public intoxication described him as "talking in broken English". "Roo what?" says the paper. The footballer blamed taking a mix of sleeping pills and alcohol during a flight.

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Newspaper headlines: 'Groundhog May' and resignation threats

  • 22 January 2019
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There's an air of disappointment about Theresa May's Commons statement setting out what had been billed as a Plan B for Brexit.

"Is that it?" the Mirror asks. The i reports there was incredulity as MPs heard Plan B become Plan A again. In the words of the Financial Times, there was a sense of deja vu.

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Newspaper headlines: 'May blames Corbyn as cross-party talks fail'

  • 21 January 2019
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The Financial Times says Theresa May has refused to shift her position to secure a Brexit deal - and will not lay out a substantive "plan B" in her Commons statement on Monday.

The Times says the prime minister has halted the cross-party approach to Brexit.

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Newspaper headlines: 'May in meltdown' and 'Bercow may stay as speaker'

  • 20 January 2019
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A day before Theresa May is due to outline to MPs how she will move on from her Brexit deal defeat, the Sunday Times says the prime minister's plan B will be to offer a bi-lateral treaty to the Irish Republic that would remove the controversial "backstop" from the withdrawal treaty.

The paper says Mrs May's best hope is that the DUP can be brought back on board by an accommodation with the Irish government and the EU on the issue - and the group of hard-line Brexiteers, the ERG, can then also be persuaded to back the revised deal.

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Newspaper headlines: Prince Philip gets a new car - but will he drive it?

  • 19 January 2019
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Is it "Time to Call it a Day?" asks the Daily Mail, as the paper reports Buckingham Palace is under pressure to stop the Duke of Edinburgh from driving.

The Daily Star says now is as good a time as any to revisit the rules for older drivers - but the paper says it's too complicated to issue a blanket ban. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents tells the Daily Mirror that older drivers are, in fact, safer than younger ones.

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Newspaper headlines: Duke of Edinburgh's 'miracle escape'

  • 18 January 2019
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Image caption Debris at the scene where Prince Philip was involved in a traffic accident

A picture of the overturned Land Rover belonging to the Duke of Edinburgh, who was involved in an accident on Thursday, appears in most of the papers.

"How did he walk away?" asks the Daily Mail, concluding Prince Philip had a "miracle escape" - while The Daily Mirror talks of him cheating death. The Daily Telegraph says witnesses described him as "quite distraught". And the Sun claims the Duke of Edinburgh was in agony and yelling "my legs!" as he was pulled from the wreckage.

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Newspaper headlines: Corbyn's 'snub' amid Brexit deadlock

  • 17 January 2019
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Inevitably there's plenty of analysis of the turmoil in Westminster over Brexit.

The Telegraph says it has heard a recording of a phone call, in which the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, told business leaders that the threat of a no-deal Brexit could be taken "off the table" within days.

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Newspaper headlines: Theresa May's 'historic' Brexit vote defeat

  • 16 January 2019
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Wednesday's papers leave readers in no doubt about the scale of Theresa May's defeat in the crucial vote on her Brexit plan.

The Daily Telegraph's front page headline describes it as "a complete humiliation" for the prime minister. For the Sun, it was a "rout".

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Newspaper headlines: Brexit 'D-Day' provokes strong stances

  • 15 January 2019

On the morning of the "momentous" Brexit vote, most papers are not discussing the likely outcome so much as the scale of defeat Theresa May faces in the Commons.

Both the Times and the Daily Telegraph suggest the number could top the 166 recorded against the first Labour government of 1924; the worst defeat in any comparable vote.

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Newspaper headlines: PM's last-ditch Brexit plea to MPs

  • 14 January 2019

"Twenty-Four Hours To Save Brexit" is the main headline for the Sun and the Daily Express, the latter describing how Prime Minister Theresa May will spend the day "racing against the clock" to rescue her EU divorce deal.

For the Guardian, it is the most important week of Mrs May's premiership, but the paper says there are few signs of the shift in opinion she had hoped for before Christmas, when she postponed the vote on her Brexit deal.

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