NI paper review: Border patrols and festival fund concerns
Border patrols, Ian Paisley's response to flight claims and criticism over festival funding make the headlines on Thursday.
Sinn Féin councillors recommended that 2019 Féile an Phobail receives increased financial support.
It comes as a "new cultural strategy" is to be adopted from April.
Alliance councillor Sian O'Neill told the paper: "There has to be an open call for submissions, there has to be an application process and criteria."
DUP MP Ian Paisley has defended the price of a "last minute" flight to the US in February 2018, which cost a charity thousands of pounds.
He told the paper: "My engagements at either side in London and my constituency, the shortness of time in New York city explain the costs of a business class flight."
In a statement, the DUP said Mr Paisley, "attended this event in a personal capacity and registered the associated costs paid by Cooperation Ireland as required".
'Border patrol if crash-out'
The paper reports that its estimated about 600 officers will be required at the 300 border crossings.
It adds that gardaí will work alongside 400 new Irish customs staff.
The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March.
Earlier this month, the killer was told he must serve a further five-and-a-half years in prison before he can be considered for release.
Stone, 63, was freed under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement in 2000, but was returned to jail six years later for trying to kill Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness at Stormont in 2006.
He claims that six years he spent out on licence should be counted towards his minimum term of imprisonment.
'Increase in demand'
A charity claims the removal of funding will leave about 2,000 children vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse, according to the Daily Mirror.
Breakthru, which works across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and Down, has been in action for the last 23 years and has 14 staff members.
It says its future is now in jeopardy due to a change of the Public Health Agency's (PHA) fund commissioning rules.
Bernadette McHugh, manager at the charity, says the demand for their service has increased.
"A lot of young people are so vulnerable and in many ways traumatised through their experiences," she added.
"The board have said we need to find between £25,000 and £30,000 a year to keep running, which is really not a lot of money.
"When the PHA money stopped that's when the whole thing turned."
A funeral has been told about the "cruel and untimely" death of a father-of-two who was shot dead on Friday.
Wayne Boyle, 37, was shot dead in a flat on the Lower Dromore Road at about 19:30 GMT by two masked men.
Twenty-one year-old Alice Louise Burns was also injured.
Cannon John Kearney condemned the attackers who, "interrupted God's perfect timing to inflict frozen grief", reports the Belfast Telegraph.