The Papers: London Bridge memorial and cancer ‘revolution’

Daily Telegraph
Image caption Like many other papers, the front page of the Daily Telegraph features a picture of people remembering the victims of the London Bridge terror attack exactly a year earlier. The paper’s lead story suggests Prime Minister Theresa May is to lift the “visa cap on foreign doctors” – the NHS has already warned of staff shortages and many believe Brexit will add to the problem if EU workers are forced to leave the country.
The Guardian
Image caption Police should be preparing for a “surge” in the number of convicted terrorists set to be released from prison, according to analysis reported on the Guardian’s front page. The paper says more than 40% of sentences for terrorism offences handed out over a 10-year period are due to finish this year. That amounts to around 80 individual cases. The front page also features a picture from Sunday’s London Bridge memorial.
Image caption The UK is to get a “major shift” in its approach to the “war on terror”, according to the Metro. Home Secretary Sajid Javid believes the change is necessary if the government is to win the technological battle with “fanatics”. This new approach, announced in the wake of the London Bridge attack memorial, will include MI5 sharing information with companies to help catch terrorists before they act, the paper says.
The Times
Image caption The Times focuses on Mr Javid’s comments about immigration on the Andrew Marr Show – which it says amount to public defiance of the prime minister and her immigration policy. The paper’s lead story says Mrs May and her “European partners” are also under pressure to back out of the nuclear deal with Iran after “secret files” given to them by Israel show Iran is, contrary to the current deal, determined to “build a bomb”.
Daily Express
Image caption The Daily Express leads on an “exclusive” that says Britain is facing a summer of “knife mayhem”. Statistics for 2018 show knife crime in the UK has been higher than usual, and the Express story features MPs calling for more powers for police to prevent that trend continuing through the summer.
Daily Mirror
Image caption “The breast cancer revolution” is the headline of the front page on the Daily Mirror. The paper’s story is based on research, led by the Albert Einstein Cancer Center in New York, which shows many women could avoid chemotherapy and instead be treated with a combination of hormones and surgery. The Mirror also says Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley is set to “cash in” on his success.
The i
Image caption The i also leads on the breast cancer research. The paper says 70% of women with the “most common type of early breast cancer” could benefit from the new findings. The test to see whether women could benefit from the new combination of treatment is already available on the NHS.
Daily Mail
Image caption The Daily Mail front page also mentions the cancer research, but it splashes on the chase for “Jeremy Thorpe’s hitman”. The Mail on Sunday claimed to have tracked down Andrew Newton – the man who was allegedly hired to kill the gay ex-lover of the former Liberal leader Thorpe. A day later, the Mail says the police then turned up at Mr Newton’s Surrey address on Sunday but found he had “vanished”.
The Sun
Image caption Jessie Wallace was an “Ender on a bender” at Saturday night’s British Soap Awards, according to the Sun. The paper says the actress, who plays Kat Slater in EastEnders, was sent home “drunk” from the awards ceremony before it started – but the paper says that the show’s bosses have declined to comment. Like the Mirror, the paper also mentions the Britain’s Got Talent winner – known to many as “Lost Voice Guy” – and his “gags to riches” story.
Financial Times
Image caption The potential merger between Italian bank UniCredit and France’s Societe Generale is described as a “bold move” by the Financial Times, which predicts the deal could pave the way for further banking mergers on the continent. One thing that could still scupper the plans, however, is Italy’s “volatile” political situation.
Daily Star
Image caption Two TV-themed stories feature on the front page of the Daily Star. The first is a preview of Love Island – the new season of which begins on Monday. The second is about Michelle Keegan, who plays Corporal Georgie Lane in the BBC military drama series Our Girl, attacking government funding of the military. Keegan made the comments on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

An analysis of prison sentences by the Guardian suggests that police and security services are facing a surge in the number of convicted terrorists being released from prison this year.

It says more than 40% of those sent to jail over a 10-year period will be due for release by the end of 2018 – prompting warnings about how to deal with them. It points out that the hate preacher Anjem Choudry is among those eligible for parole.

Several papers focus on the home secretary’s announcement of an updated counter-terrorism strategy.

The Papers: London Bridge memorial and cancer ‘revolution’
The Papers: London Bridge memorial and cancer ‘revolution’

The Metro’s headline describes it as a “major shift in the war on terror”. It says new measures will include encouraging companies to report suspicious purchases like chemicals – and renewed efforts to stop extremists communicating via social media.

The Daily Telegraph says MI5 will share intelligence with head teachers – in an effort to disrupt plots and turn people away from extremism.

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Image caption The London Bridge terror victims were remembered on Sunday

Nearly all of the papers carry pictures from the commemorations marking the first anniversary of the London Bridge terror attack.

The Daily Express shows Theresa May holding flowers and standing next to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The Telegraph shows a woman visibly upset, while the Times pictures a woman holding a placard which reads: “London more united than ever”.

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Several papers are predicting higher prices for thousands of rail passengers as part of what the Times calls “the biggest reform of fares in at least two decades”.

The Telegraph reports that cheap advance fares may be phased out, and the Guardian thinks railcards could be axed.

The i says passengers will be consulted on whether fares should be based on the quality of service – with the ultimate aim of creating a simpler pricing system.

The Daily Mail is scathing about police attempts to find the prime suspect in the plot to kill Jeremy Thorpe’s former lover 40 years ago.

It reports that, after years of insisting Andrew Newton was dead, officers admitted that he was still alive but then turned up at his home in Surrey to find that he had vanished.

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Image caption Andrew Newton, as he looked in 1978

It speculates that there could be a fresh prosecution in the case, which has just been dramatised by the BBC as A Very English Scandal. The Mail’s headline reads: “A very English farce”.

The Express features what it calls the “walking miracle” of two-year-old twin girls from Blackpool. One of them, Esme Lee, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and her parents were told she would never walk.

Now they credit her sister, Freya’s, love and encouragement in getting Esme to make “great strides” in a special walking frame.

There’s a series of pictures of the identically dressed girls, smiling and holding flowers.

The paper’s editorial calls the story “uplifting and heartwarming” and says the girls’ unique bond “has confounded the medical profession”.

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