News Daily: May offers deal to keep EU citizens in UK

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Theresa May has promised to give "as much certainty as possible" to the 3.2 million European Union citizens living in the UK that they won't have to leave after Brexit.

The prime minister unveiled an offer at a Brussels summit, which would grant a new "UK settled status" to EU migrants who have lived in the UK for five years, allowing access to health, education and other benefits.

"No one will face a cliff edge," Mrs May said.

But any deal would depend on EU states offering the estimated 1.2 million UK citizens living there the same rights.

The full details of the plan will be announced next Monday, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel called what's been revealed so far "a good start". Labour is calling for a "full and unilateral" offer to EU citizens living in the UK that they can stay after Brexit.

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Tower blocks 'fail fire-risk tests'

Eleven high-rise buildings in eight local authority areas have been found to be covered in combustible cladding. Cladding is thought to have contributed to the spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower, west London, in which at least 79 people are believed to have died. Following the disaster, tests are taking place on 600 buildings across England. Meanwhile, the BBC has learned that the Premier Inn hotel chain is "extremely concerned" about cladding on three of its premises.

Hinkley nuclear project 'risky and expensive'

It's expected to create 25,000 jobs and is being financed by the French and Chinese governments, but UK public auditors are warning that the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, in Somerset, is "a risky and expensive project". The UK government gave the £18bn scheme the go-ahead last year, but the National Audit Office said consumers could be "locked in" to years of paying for it. The business department responded that Hinkley Point C would be part of a "diverse" UK energy mix and be "good value for money" for customers, compared with other choices.

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By Gabriel Gatehouse, in Raqqa, Syria

A woman in camouflage fatigues lies face-down on the ground and loads a heavy-calibre sniper rifle, loosing off rounds in the direction of the IS fire. Among the Kurds, men and women fight alongside one another. The sniper's name is Delilah. She is 22 years old, and was studying to become a nurse. But it is here, on the front lines, that she seems to have found her true calling.

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What the papers say

The search for high-rise buildings with combustible cladding dominates the front pages of the Daily Mirror, Sun, Guardian and i. The Sun says up to 600 buildings could be "fire traps", while the Guardian says experts are in a "frantic race" to test panels. Meanwhile, the Financial Times calls Theresa May's offer to allow EU citizens to stay in the UK an attempt to gain an "early Brexit talks victory".

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