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Newspaper headlines: IS bride pleads for sympathy

Newspaper headlines: IS bride pleads for sympathy By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Telegraph leads on comments by Shamima Begum, who left the UK as a schoolgirl four years ago to join the Islamic State group in Syria, that she should be allowed to return after she gave birth to a boy over the weekend. She has named him Jarah, after one of her two previous babies who died. Image caption The controversy surrounding Ms Begum also features on the front of the Metro, which leads with the…

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Newspaper headlines: IS teen’s family make ‘plea for mercy’

Newspaper headlines: IS teen’s family make ‘plea for mercy’ By BBC News Staff Image caption The Times follows up on its interview with former London schoolgirl Shamima Begum, who ran away to join the Islamic State group in Syria. Her relatives have said she should be allowed to return to Britain, pointing to the fact that she was only 15 when she was persuaded to join IS. However, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has told the paper he “will not hesitate” to prevent the return of those who have supported terrorist…

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Newspaper headlines: IS schoolgirl and Labour MPs’ warning

Newspaper headlines: IS schoolgirl and Labour MPs’ warning By BBC News Staff Image caption The Times has traced a former London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, in a refugee camp. Shamima Begum, 19, who was one of three pupils from Bethnal Green to leave for Syria in 2015, has told the paper she now wants to return to the UK. Image caption The Guardian also has a report from Syria on its front page, describing how Islamic State families are fleeing the eastern town…

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Newspaper headlines: ‘Secret Brexit plot’ and Banks tributes

Newspaper headlines: ‘Secret Brexit plot’ and Banks tributes By BBC News Staff Image caption The Express leads on a “secret Brexit plot” to force MPs to choose between a revised divorce deal or a “long” delay to Brexit. The paper says the comments by the UK’s chief negotiator, Olly Robbins, which were overheard in a hotel bar, have prompted “fury” from Brexiteers as they appear to rule out a no-deal Brexit. Image caption The comments also feature on the Guardian’s front page, which describes the prime minister’s tactic as “my…

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Newspaper headlines: Online ‘crackdown’ and election prediction

Newspaper headlines: Online ‘crackdown’ and election prediction By BBC News Staff Image caption The i leads on calls for a “crackdown” on tech giants as part of the “battle against fake news”. A new regulator for online platforms to ensure they root out false reports is among the recommendations in a government review into the future of the UK news industry. Image caption The Telegraph’s front page also reports on calls for more regulation of social media companies. The paper says the NSPCC wants to see criminal sanctions and unlimited…

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Newspaper headlines: ‘Soft Brexit talks’ and a Bafta queen

Newspaper headlines: ‘Soft Brexit talks’ and a Bafta queen By BBC News Staff Image caption A photo of the Duchess of Cambridge on the red carpet in an elegant white gown marks the Bafta Awards on the Times’ front page. The paper’s main story reports that Theresa May risks a Brexit split in her cabinet by opening the door to talks on Jeremy Corbyn’s customs union plan. Image caption Metro takes the opposite view of the prime minister’s intentions. “I’m Jez saying no,” says the headline over a story reporting…

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Newspaper headlines: ‘Child victims of Tinder’, and more Brexit plots

Newspaper headlines: ‘Child victims of Tinder’, and more Brexit plots By BBC News Staff Image caption “Revealed: the child victims of dating apps” is the headline in the Sunday Times, which publishes an investigation into how modern technology is giving sexual predators “easy access” to children. The paper says it has uncovered more than 90 cases since 2015 where children have been abused after evading age checks on apps such as Tinder and Grindr. Image caption A story on the Observer front page also examines the plight of vulnerable young…

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Newspaper headlines: Sir Philip’s ‘humiliation’ and Bezos ‘blackmailed’

Newspaper headlines: Sir Philip’s ‘humiliation’ and Bezos ‘blackmailed’ By BBC News Staff Image caption It’s taken six months of legal battles, but today’s Daily Telegraph reveals the claims against Sir Philip Green that it was prevented from reporting by injunction last year. The paper reports that ex-employees received payouts of up to £1m to keep quiet after being bullied or harassed. The Topshop boss denies allegations that he behaved wrongly, with his lawyers saying he was a “passionate businessman” who “can at times be exuberant and hot-headed”. Image caption A…

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Newspaper headlines: Bestival manslaughter trial on front pages

Image caption The manslaughter trial of a man accused of filming his girlfriend as she lay dying after taking drugs leads some of Wednesday’s papers. As the Daily Star notes, Louella Fletcher-Michie, 24, who died at the Bestival music festival in September 2017, was the daughter of actor John Michie. Image caption A court heard that Ceon Broughton, who denies manslaughter, “failed to take the 24-year-old to a hospital tent just 400m away because he feared being jailed for supplying her with a cocktail of drugs”, the Metro reports. Image…

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Newspaper headlines: Cystic fibrosis drugs row and Nissan fallout

Newspaper headlines: Cystic fibrosis drugs row and Nissan fallout By BBC News Staff Image caption A life-extending drug for patients with cystic fibrosis has been priced by manufacturers at more than £100,000 per patient per year, the Guardian reports. Campaigners have asked the government to intervene over the drug, called Orkambi, after negotiations between the NHS and the manufacturer reached a stalemate. Image caption The i also leads on campaigners’ pleas for the government to intervene over Orkambi. They say children with cystic fibrosis are being denied the drug. Image…

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