The Papers: Data ‘U-turn’ and 999 by video

The Telegraph
Image caption Under new NHS plans, medics will be able to see video footage of patients before deciding whether to send an ambulance, says the Daily Telegraph. Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance have started using the technology which the paper says is aimed at easing pressure on the emergency services.
The Guardian
Image caption The Guardian leads on the news the government has suspended “controversial” arrangements allowing the Home Office to use NHS records to track illegal immigrants. The paper says the announcement comes after doctors’ groups and charities warned some patients were being scared away from seeking medical help.
The Sun
Image caption Dame Barbara Windsor’s battle with Alzheimer’s makes the front page of the Sun. The EastEnders star, 80, was diagnosed with the disease in 2014 but her condition has worsened in recent weeks, her husband Scott Mitchell tells the paper.
Daily Express
Image caption The Daily Express launches an attack on “Brexit wrecker lord” the Duke of Wellington. The paper says the peer receives “significant EU land subsidies” for his “vast country estate”. It describes the duke as “the ringleader defying the will of the people”. On Tuesday peers voted for the UK to remain in the EU’s single market after Brexit.
Daily Mail
Image caption The House of Lords also makes the front page of the Daily Mail which reports calls from Conservative MPs for “a complete and total overhaul” of the upper chamber. The paper says Tory MPs want the House of Lords to be “reined in to stop it thwarting Brexit”.
the Metro
Image caption The Metro leads on the guilty verdict handed down to William and Shelby Thurston. The couple were convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence after a bouncy castle blew away with a young girl still inside. Summer Grant, seven, died of her injuries.
the FT
Image caption The Financial Times reports on the departure of Simon Kirby, the chief operation officer at Rolls-Royce. The paper says Mr Kirby is the first “high-profile casualty” in the company’s restructuring.
The Daily Mirror
Image caption The Mirror leads on reports that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to have a baby within a year of getting married. The paper quotes a friend who says: “They’re desperate to have children as soon as possible, they’re hoping it won’t take long.”
The i
Image caption The news that three American men have been released from North Korea makes the i’s front page. It describes their release by North Korea as an “unprecedented goodwill gesture”.
The Times
Image caption The Times reports that Britain and its European allies are drawing up measures to counter US sanctions on companies doing business with Iran. It says Donald Trump warned European companies would be punished if they continued to trade with the country. The US president pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday.
Daily Star
Image caption The Daily Star leads on the story of a bodybuilder who was videoed doing a press-ups challenge despite trying to claim £150,000 for whiplash injuries. Curt Gorog was ordered to pay £35,000 after an insurance company’s surveillance operation undermined his claims that a back injury had left him disabled.

Brexit dominates the front pages of the Express and the Daily Mail, which quotes senior Conservatives who want to rein in the powers of the House of Lords to stop what it calls “out of control” peers wrecking the government’s EU Withdrawal Bill.

Following the latest in a string of 14 defeats for the legislation, the Express says it is a battle between “the will of the people” and the “highest ranking members of the British aristocracy” – some of whom, the paper says, receive farming subsidies from the EU for their country estates.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the NHS is planning to ask 999 callers to show live video footage of their injuries before they decide whether to send an ambulance.

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The Papers: Data ‘U-turn’ and 999 by video
The Papers: Data ‘U-turn’ and 999 by video

Under the scheme, the paper says callers will be told to turn their phone cameras towards the patient allowing medics to assess how urgently they need help, and in turn, ease the growing pressure on the emergency services.

Patients’ groups have raised concerns about the safety of the initiative – which is being trialled in areas of England – suggesting that people who don’t own smartphones could lose out.

The health service also provides the lead story for the Guardian, which says hospitals and doctor’s surgeries will no longer share patients’ details with the Home Office.

Ministers have agreed to suspend the controversial practice which was a key element of the government’s so-called “hostile environment” approach to illegal immigration.

The paper says the U-turn came after MPs and doctors’ groups warned that the checks were scaring some patients away from seeking medical treatment.

The Sun features an interview with the husband of Barbara Windsor, revealing that she’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Scott Mitchell tells the paper that the Carry On actress has kept the disease secret since they were first told in 2014 but her symptoms have grown worse in recent weeks.

He said he was speaking out to help other families dealing with Alzheimer’s, and to end speculation about his wife’s deteriorating health.

Soured ‘bromance’

In France, Le Figaro forecasts a “transatlantic cold snap” with a new chill in relations between the two countries since President Trump “turned his back” on his allies.

The New Statesman reflects on how quickly the “bromance” between Mr Trump and President Macron has soured.

The lesson for America’s European allies is clear: Even when you choose to play the diplomatic game on Trump’s own terms – like Mr Macron and Boris Johnson – “he is still liable to ignore you, no matter how high the stakes”.

For the New York Times it is a “familiar, humiliating” pattern. European leaders cajole, argue and beg – and the president chooses not to listen.

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The Washington Post argues that Mr Trump is becoming more and more confident in what it calls his “gut-driven” approach to international relations, believing he has blown away the old arguments for caution and consistency with both Iran and North Korea.

Britain’s response to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is the lead story in the Times.

Under the headline “Europe hits back”, the paper says the government is drawing up measures with France and Germany to protect companies which do business with Iran from the threat of US sanctions.

The Politico website says Europe is “punching back”, with officials in Brussels “scrambling” to pull together a response.

Germany’s Der Spiegel says the EU is facing an “almost unsolvable” diplomatic challenge – stuck between “a bomb and a hard place”.

The Independent says Labour is in the midst of a row over Brexit with five of its MPs demanding that Jeremy Corbyn supports their call for a new referendum on the final deal.

Writing exclusively for the paper, the MPs argue that leaving the single market will “devastate family living standards” in their north-east constituencies.

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Finally, the Guardian reports that White House diplomacy has sunk to a new low with the news that Donald Trump’s five-star golf resort on the Ayrshire coast has banned the sale of Irn-Bru.

The ban came to light after guests asked for the bright orange drink to be served at an event, but were told it wouldn’t be possible because it might stain the carpets.

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