UK News What the papers say – May 11

10:06  11 may  2018
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What the papers say – May 2

  What the papers say – May 2 The papers also report on the ‘death of the sickie’.The Times leads with an inquest into the death of a former Gurkha who was killed when he swerved his car and struck a tree. The coroner’s court reportedly heard that BMW failed to recall thousands of cars which had a potential problem which meant the vehicles could stall.

Meanwhile, German papers have published a report about the participation of hundreds of mercenaries from the U.S. in the Ukrainian conflict; p 8 (452 pass like weekdays" says that due to the Ukrainian developments, the last week was more eventful than it is common for May holidays; p 11 (452 words).

Today's papers report that plans by Brussels to force Britain to take in tens of thousands of refugees pulled from the Mediterranean have saddled David Cameron with the first battle of his new premiership.

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Controversial plans to pump £50 million into creating more places at grammar schools feature prominently on the front pages on Friday, as well as reaction to the news of Dame Barbara Windsor’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

The Daily Mail describes the school expansion fund as a “new dawn for grammar schools”, reporting that the Tories had fulfilled their pledge to increase choice for parents.

The paper also says that selective schools bidding for the money must be able to prove they are taking steps to increase admissions of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

What the papers say – May 3

  What the papers say – May 3 The Brexit latest also features on a number of front pages.The Times leads with the NHS IT “blunder” which meant hundreds of thousands of women were not called for screening.

11 . Yury Barsukov article headlined "Russia introduces new order in WTO" says that Russia has challenged the EU's Third Energy Package in the World Trade Organization. The move is unprecedented, but Russia's chances of winning are small, although the case may end in a

3. Igor Naumov article headlined " Paper electronic government" says Russian regions are winding up work on electronic government services as there is no 11 . Viktor Litovkin report "Radar Voronezh to cover all" says that Russia is setting up a single radar shield along its borders; p 10 (1,000 words).

Ministers claim the move will mean more children will go to a good school, says the i. But the news was met with an “outcry” from state sector teachers struggling with budget cuts, it adds.

The cash is the first slice of a £200 million fund which could result in 16,000 extra grammar places being created over the next four years, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The Daily Mirror brands the move a “scandal”, saying that union leaders had blasted the move, insisting the money should go to headteachers struggling with a lack of funds.

The paper also features an interview with one of Dame Barbara’s closest friends, Christopher Biggins, who says she is beginning to forget why the public love her.

The Sun carries the second part of its interview with Dame Barbara’s husband Scott Mitchell, who admits the star struggles to remember they are married.

“Carry on Babs”, urges the Daily Star, as it reports that an “army” of fans and friends have rallied around her following her diagnosis.

Meanwhile, the Guardian leads on Theresa May’s “unprecedented” apology for Britain’s role in the “appalling” treatment of a Libyan dissident and his wife who were the victims of a rendition operation mounted with the help of MI6.

And both the The Times and the Metro report on the court case of a mother and her two daughters accused of plotting terror attacks at the British Museum and Palace of Westminster.

Elsewhere, the Daily Express leads on claims by cardiologists that a tax on sugary food could wipe out diabetes in three years, while the Financial Times reports on BT slashing 13,000 jobs in its “most significant overhaul in a decade”.

What the papers say – May 21 .
Harry and Meghan’s wedding remains the key talking point on Monday.Meghan intends to take the royal family in a new direction, the Daily Mail reports, declaring she is “proud to be a woman and a feminist” in a biography published on the Queen’s official website.

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