US News What the papers say – April 17

09:55  17 april  2018
09:55  17 april  2018 Source:   Press Association

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TV presenter Ant McPartlin dominates the headlines on Tuesday after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Pictures of the ashen-faced star arriving at court grace the front pages of most of the papers, after he was slapped with an £86,000 fine.

The Sun runs with the headline: “Sorry I Let You Down”, after McPartlin said he was “ashamed and mortified” by the incident.

His apology also features on the front of the Daily Express, while the Daily Star reports that the fine was a record for any drink-driver.

The Daily Mirror also features McPartlin on the front, but leads on a series of stories it describes as “shameful” and a “national disgrace”, including Theresa May’s decision to launch air strikes in Syria without an MPs’ vote and an “exodus” of nurses it blames on Tory cuts.

An admission by Amber Rudd about members of the “Windrush generation” also features prominently on several front pages.

The Daily Mail brands it the “fiasco that shames Britain” as the Home Secretary admitted Caribbean migrants who came to the UK in good faith after the Second World War may have been kicked out of the country by mistake.

The Guardian describes it as an “unprecedented apology”, reporting that Ms Rudd had announced the creation of a new Home Office team to ensure Commonwealth-born long-term UK citizens no longer find themselves classed as illegal immigrants.

The i describes it as the “Windrush scandal”, while the Daily Telegraph reports the growing crisis over the issue threatened to overshadow the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

The Prime Minister’s grilling in Parliament over the Syrian air strikes also makes the front pages, with the Metro reporting that Mrs May denied attacking Syria at the whim of Donald Trump.

The Times reports that Britain and the US have issued an unprecedented warning that Russia has hacked into millions of computers to lay the foundations for an attack on infrastructure.

Elsewhere, the Financial Times leads on the US and UK blocking one of China’s biggest telecoms equipment makers, ZTE Corp, on national security grounds.

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